I have to say that I really hate negative posts about vendors. This isn't because I want this forum to be clean and only positive. It's because this opens up a whole slew of potential problems that I really don't want to deal with.
I don't want GU to be an outlet for dissatisfied customers. I really don't want to see people with a few posts coming here just to bitch about a bad transaction and experience with a vendor. They made the BOI for that at fauna classifieds. I do understand the frustration when Someone is taken for a ride and the need to vent. I just don't want it here. I don't have the time to worry about potential legal issues that may arise from this, nor do I really want to deal with it. Remember negative feedback has much greater impact then you may think. Potentially thousands of people get to see your posts and this will have a negative financial impact on the seller. Most of the time the truth is somewhere in the middle and when the seller sees the negative posts will be very pissed. If in fact the truth is somewhere in the middle, then of course they will demand that I remove the offending posts. Then I'm placed in a situation where I have to 'edit' posts, which I absolutely despise doing.
As a side note, to be honest, it's very dumb on the part of any seller to allow negative feedback 'out there' (or even a slightly dissatisfied customers to roam the net) and it's much better to loose money on a single sale in order to spare yourself being dragged through the mud.
Since we don't want to play detectives here and this isn't Judge Judy's forum I won't allow negative posts here.
The only negative I will allow is in our classifieds. If you purchase something from a classified and you're not happy, go through the motions first (PM, E-mail, etc), if you don't resolve the situation feel free to leave negative feedback. That will only relate to a sale that happened at GU. Same goes for positive feedback.
I'm closing this thread and removing the posts. I know that this will piss off some of you and I apologize for that, but it's better that we not get into the whole negative feedback on GU. Forums have been shut down because of feedback issues and I don't really want to be placed in a situation like that.
I agree with Marty 100% on this. Policing these types of posts is a huge drain on our mod resources. And the negativity it creates is a huge drag on the positive community spirit that we have. This stuff is best left to the Board of Inquiry (BOI). It can be found at Board Of Inquiry Forums - Powered by vBulletin