Well, what'd I tell ya? Not a word of "Well, sorry..." or anything. Just a big "Go **** yourself" to the crowd.
I don't mind Philip, never have and he and I have always been cordial with each other, but the way he runs that forum is like a site I used to visit for a video game... It was run by kids, and kids would always run their mouths at the members of the forum, and never showed a sign of appreciation.
The whole thing is a mess though... They have no business sending Spam... Nobody needs it to operate except Spammers. If TRU is giving you the choice of spamming your members or not using their service then call me nutty but I'd not use their service. That seems just like you're backdooring them by handing out their private information like that.
And for guys like Rob, that's just downright sleezy activity. No business doing something like that, especially when it can mean a reprimand by the person's employer. No excuse for that, whatsoever.
And the banned people getting the mail is just proof that they don't have this whole situation as well thought-out as they claim. If you're banned, it should be your right to NEVER be contacted by the site. It's almost borderline harassment by the site administration at that point.
Matt, you nailed it on the "boy who cried obsession" too... Never seen someone so needy for attention as that.