Wow I am actually surprised at how many people understand my issue.
M_D I have nothing against you cuz I know you're just doing what you're told. But what you're told to do is extremely unethical and greedy on so many levels. The internet is supposed to be a community. I guarantee this site alone makes WELL over $5000 a month in ad revenue alone...not to mention the plethora of other forums owned by this greedy company. It's literally exactly how the UFC is...no one else exists but this site.
I think this is an issue that needs to be openly discussed because we all know you moderators are just doing your job, but there is no denying how ridiculous this rule is. I would also like to point out that this rule is not actually listed anywhere on the site.