I see exactly what you mean.
Yes - of course it’s bad.
I also see historical threads here commenting on the same thing, with people complaining that in order to protect the spammers, promoters and trolls, the mods delete the posts of ordinary members who are complaining about them.
As they did yesterday/today.
Ultimately it’s their forum, and if they’re going to censor their members like that, we just have to decide whether to go or stay.
Judging by the traffic and levels of posting, and what people are saying about this forum, many people decided to go.
There’s only value in staying and complaining about it, however, if they can be persuaded to change their behaviour.
And I see no sign of that, Bob, in spite of repeated attempt by former members to encourage them to do so?
Looks like it’s been clear here for years that they want to protect the stealth vendors/spammers, though. You only need eyes to see that people have been complaining about this exact same thing here for years.
(It’s weird, really - the one thing they’re persistent and reliable at, is shooting their own business in the foot!).