I find this behavior outrageous and completely unacceptable. The purpose of forum is to speak openly about subject matter pertaining to our hobby, and in some cases our professions. When products and service cannot be openly scrutinized to educate the users who ultimately pay for them, the site deserves to be kicked to the curb by every registered member. Management had a choice to drop the sponsor for poor performance, and they chose to line their pockets with money spent by it's online community instead. Not much difference between that and reading the "government owned newspaper" for your daily news. You don't need to lie down in front of a bus.... just vote with your dollar! Anyone with knowledge of which forum pulled such a thread is welcome to PM me with that info.