Not saying you should lie, never said that.
In my humble opinion it is on the rude side to send someone away from the forum that is being provided for us free of charge and has tons of free resources. The 5 day course is available to our new members without any or much experiance to assist them in the beginning of their adventure. By supporting our sponsors they stick around and we continue to have this great forum to learn and share. I have seen several sponsors leave due to the support not being reciprocated by the members.
Part of the user agreement we all agree to as members is not to link outside links to other web sites, expecially other BBQ sites. Ones that are ok to link is Food Safety related links from credible site like the FDA and USDA.
We are all here to help one another. There are tons of threads within this site that are very through and helpful. I personally try to find other threads to assist with questions if I am not able to answer the question myself.