I wish I didn't have to post this reminder to everyone, but it seems as though it is necessarily. When you decide you want advice and elect to send a private message, PLEASE do not copy and paste your message and PM it to every user with X,XXX bananas. If you want advice from a broad audience, post it on the forum so that everyone can benefit from the responses. By sending the same PM to ten different users, you are not only using up ten people's valuable time, but you're likely to simply get the same response 10x over. The truth is that the frequent contributors to this forum talk to each other and we know that this sort of activity is happening often.
If you are dead set on getting catered advice from a select set of users, I suggest you post your question in the appropriate section and then send a PM to the individual asking them to comment -- and be sure to include a link to your post. This way everybody wins.