Private Message means exactly that - private. PMs have no business being re-posted onto the public forum.

FWIW, there's a long, ugly history on this board of people "recruiting." if you will, on the back channels, attempting to create an us vs. them dynamic. Sometimes a "recruit" will forward along that kind of PM, not having thought much of it. Can't say I've ever held a high opinion of the folks who do it.

Though I think a lot of the frustration we're hearing has to do with their relative lack of success in taking that agenda to the public forums. In fact, I think it's a testament to how well the system is working that such things have stayed confined largely to PMs.