The problem is when brand new accounts with random usernames and randomly generated emails (10 Minute Mail?) post seemingly random tools to the Privacy Tools section. It looks like the posts exist solely to market tools of questionable value and provide backlinks to their websites from a somewhat-authority on privacy (at least perhaps from a search engine’s perspective). And it creates a lot of work moderation-wise so we’ll just remove them typically. It looks like spam.
Whether or not they are, I don’t know, but here’s my stance on the issue:
Discussion posts in the Privacy Tools or Providers categories should not be formatted the way the posts by @Mikaela or @burunghantu are. Especially if the tool isn’t already discussed on GitHub or elsewhere on the forum.
Tools that haven’t been discussed before can be posted to the forum to share new things. But they shouldn’t be posted/formatted in a way that looks somewhat official. They should have some commentary, this is a discussion forum, share your opinion!
AFAIK we do leave up posts from the seemingly-random (although I assume one person?) accounts because they did add original content. If we have removed posts like that let me know.
Also just FYI, the forum has a built-in method to generate anonymous accounts: