Individual administrators are free to apply this requirement as they see fit.
Accounts where this requirement MUST be observed are -
- admin (forum and website admin)
Phil Bradshaw (club admin)
Chairman (club admin)
Secretary (club admin)
Treasurer (club finances)
Membership Secretary (membership applications, records)
Librarian (Reference Library, Public Library)
Parts (club Parts Department); see under 'CAUTION' in PARTS ENQUIRIES for specific exemption from the requirement.
Subscribing Members who wish to contact a club administrator about a specific issue can find the role description and responsibilities of each here.
The reason for all this is that PM and email traffic to admin accounts is becoming unmanageable because of the sheer volume of inappropriate messages being sent.
If you are unsure where to post a message, or cannot find a suitable place, then contact admin to ask where is best: part of the role is to help members get the best from the forum.