In fact, we have on more than one occassion been forced to do so with Steagall's past postings. Unfortunately Scott had demonstrated immature or poor judgement at times which we have been told repeatedly by leon is a constant source of frustration for him.
However, as far as we know he is a dealer of blinder and so I wouldn't regard Steagall as a "shill" in the sense of someone acting independent when in fact they are not.
A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer.
Steagall is very clearly and openly pro-Blinder
and is very clearly trying to sell Blinder products, even though he repeatedly shoots himself in the foot with his impulsive ways (he's his own worst enemy) and he doesn't even realize it, either.
We have on more than one occasion tried to encourage Scott to "grow-up" for his own benefit (and others), but now believe that's going to take a long time. But, at the same time, he doesn't or hasn't, to my knowledge, actually posted in manner to thoroughly discredit any other manufacturer's product(s), so I don't regard him as being in the same vain as say the "goons" who obviously have (and may continue) to do such things in their participation in forums or on other websites and this is something that I regard as totally unacceptable and grounds for immediate banning.
I am a bit surprised to see that you have allowed this silly rabbit to get the better of you and respectfully request you reconsider your leaving our community as your past contributions have been valued certainly more than any one interested in only shameless self-promotion.