I've read this thread with some interest. Certainly one of the most lively I've seen on tMP in recent times.
All I'm going to offer is this:
In fairness to teachers and lecturers that they are much maligned. I whole-heartedly accept that there are educators who are in the profession...
Just for the record, I use AVG on my laptop at home, and get a warning message whenever I open up tMP. I've never received an email from Brassvibe asking me to sign up (although I have).
I think it's a little wide of the mark to be linking tMP and Brassvibe. Equally, opening tMP at work...
ROFL - not sure which is better. A Liverpool thread being hijacked by United, or the same worn out statements from Citeh fans which never cease to make me smile.
Ah, it's brightened my day.
(Back to work whistling "My Old Man said....")