IMO due to the increasing popularity of the forum we are reaching another stage, the stage of low life touts and pimps thinking its worth their while to drum up business on here.
Punters really need to be vigilant and ever watchful for these people in my view. Admin do a great job but they also need our help in pointing out touters and pimps.
My advice after 5 years of seeing touts and pimps on punting forums is look out for first time posters who are raving about a particular SP, sure they may be perfectly genuine but being cautious and suspicious initially is a good way of viewing them in my opinion. After a poster has contributed to various threads and various topics over time my trust may be earned.
A tout/pimp HAS to tout, its their reason for being on here, they have no interest in being part of the forum apart from to tout, so sooner or later these people will have to tout, so please look out for them, and dont just blindly take things on face value.
As i know from auto-censored some dodgy SPs will attempt to undermine this forum as they did that, i believe admin on here wont allow that , but with have to be ever vigilant to these low lifes. The more posters on here the more the low lifes will think its worth their while to drum up business.