What would be the point of providing the PR username to a vendor? Wouldn't we be providing name and other details for shipping, what would a vendor with PR username information? Sounds strange.
Any lonstanding/legitimate vendors usually have their own ways to validate a customer before allowing them to place any significant order. (Except for one of our Senior Site vendors, who require quite a bit of upfront info to be registered, but that's not this issue....)
I, personally, would *never* give my PR username to a vendor up front - it seems hinky - is the vendor (or a surrogate) hanging around here, and monitoring members' comments?? They shouldn't be. It's also against Forum rules, for all extents and purposes.
And yeah, you eventually give a vendor your info for ordering purposes when you order from them, so what other reason would they need, to check your posting history? Either you're a good customer, or you're not, and they will find that out for themselves. Whatever you post on PR has nothing to do with that, and any vendor who wants to screen you based on your comments here, can go fuck themselves all the way off to fuckistan....
This "show me your username/posting history BS" comes in large part from the pay-to-play DBG Forum where they play these "how good a member are you?" games, and they have a nasty history of their own (pay to play, and vendors who pay to get boosted), and we don't
need their crap over here at PR.
[Edit - yeah, I know there are PR members who also belong to/pay for membership at DBG and/or other fora. More power to them, and I hope they get what they pay for. But that is not
how PR works. So you can join other groups besides this one, but that does not mean that another place is better than PR!)