I'm a member of the Repeat Offenders network in COx. One of the "cardinal rules" is that there is no farming, nor talk of farming. But, what IS farming?
But, it's ok to advertise to do X task/strike force repeatedly, in order to get a "good" recipe. It's ok that all you do is one TF over and over and over again. If you log on 4 or 5 times a week (on one of your level 50s), and you do the Imperious Task Force each time you log on, maybe 2 or 3 times, and you go to the Auction House/Black Market afterwards, and that's all you do when you log on - that's not farming.
But, if I have a level 25 toon that is leveling by killing Banished Pantheon mobs in Dark Astoria - THAT is farming. Even though I'm simply choosing to level in a way that is beneficial (magic salvage); but, I'm actually leveling vs running a task force repeatedly on a level 50 toon in order to get good recipe drops.
One is considered farming by RO; but, the other is not...
So, what is farming?
I can steal from the grocery store in order to feed starving people, living on the street. I can do that every day and justify it because I'm helping people to survive. That does not make me any less a thief. Even IF, in my mind, I'm not a thief.