When I first began writing here, I kept getting post from them telling me how great their site was and how I should check it out. The first one was fine, but when I started to get more saying basically the same thing and always a link for me to check them out, I decided it was spam and started deleting them. It got so bad that I had to put the function in where I must approve all ads before I let them get posted now.
I do give them credit for their honesty and that they have stopped encouraging their employees and users from doing so. here is what I received:
Dear Financial Baby Steps,
A friend sent me your post where you expressed being upset at Little Grad for spamming your site with overly zealous/inappropriate endorsements.
I'm sorry this happened. Just to briefly explain why it did; when the company was new, we encouraged new employees and some of our more enthusiastic users to spread the words. (I myself posted once, as I think your site is delightful.)
We've since asked employees and friends to curtail this practice. I wish you continued good fortune on your blogging and other endeavors.
While it doesn't justify the spamming in the first place, it's nice that they admitted their wrongdoing and apologized...