The internet has opened up a lot of things to a lot of people.
A really great thing has been its ability to bring together kindred spirits who can exchange ideas and information about the shared interests. From the earliest days of e-mail groups all sorts of fantastic information has been shared and people's hobbies greatly enhanced. The flip side has been the rise of egotists who have taken to the authority which can be none too pleasant to see. It can also lead to things like this, which a forum administrator, who's an employee of Warner's Group (who publish British Railway Modelling) overseeing the day to day running and development of RMweb, thought it perfectly acceptable to post on his employer's website.
And this is a shame as it taints the whole forum and all its members. However many very established members have now moved on, which is a real shame.