I have noticed that at least one trade member takes every single opportunity on many 'what bike should I buy?' threads to very overtly - and rather unsubtlely - push their wares onto the thread. Now, sometimes the suggestion is valid and the bike might suit the task in question, other times the suggestions have really stretched the margins of what the OP really needs or wants. Other trade members do chip in from time to time, but only it seems, when their bike closely matches the needs/wants of the OP. My question is how much leeway is given to trade members to act like this? I realise that I don't pay for this forum and they do, but I do find it rather intrusive and sometimes unhelpful that this member takes every chance to bluntly push their wares. Maybe it is simply something I have to put up with and I will, but other posters seem to mock their suggestions on occasions, perhaps echoing my feelings?