We want people to participate and learn freely on The Mineral Rights Forum without being badgered about “helping you” by some who are actually more interested in “sourcing you” as a business client without being upfront about doing so. We observe these efforts not infrequently.
Often they tip their hand by quickly attempting to woo you to use the site’s Personal Message system (be advised, the onboard messaging feature is NOT PRIVATE) in order to remove the dialogue from the public eye where everyone can learn and benefit. All written text on this site, both publicly facing, and through the Personal Messaging system is subject to both human and programmatic observation by the site’s management. So, heads up to all who attempt to do this, we keep an eye out for this.
An important point to make here is simply this - this site is meant to be a place of learning and education. For those seeking to learn, construct your posts/questions in such a way as to provide enough specific information for others to truly help you (while avoiding putting private information you would not want to be made public).