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Old 11-07-2001, 06:11 PM   #4
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Default I'm dissapointed in some of you!

ezclan, thank you for the compaint.

The rest of you need to carefully read Item 5 of our posting guide at:

http://www.geekvillage.com/posting_guide_for_bb.htm

This exstract:

"...If you are not a party to the issue, but wish to add positive comments to the thread to help both parties, please do so. If you are not a party to the issue (you did not start the specific Complaint topic), and wish to post your own negative comments, YOU MUST START A NEW THREAD AND FOLLOW ALL OF THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED ABOVE. "

The complete procedure for your reading pleasure:

Member Post: xxx merchant program NO PAY
Member Post: xxx merchant program a s-c- a-m-
Member Post: xxx merchant program terminate me for no reason
Member Topic Headline: xxx merchant program CHEAT ME
Member Topic Headline: xxx are a bunch of CROOKS
Merchant Member Response Post: You are a cheater
Merchant Member Response Post: We don't pay cheaters
Merchant Member Response Post: We sent you email but it bounced. This means you ***
The thread continues with each side venting, exposing, and using our BB as a platform for their disputes and personal agendas.

geek/talk Response: Our mission is to place merchant/vendor Members and Webmaster Members side by side, so they can help each other with meaningful dialog delivered in the appropriate manner. You are unlikely to find our volume and quality of posts in our Making Money Forum anywhere else on the Web. Don't believe me? Go look. We know with absolute certainty that many abusive posts by Webmaster Members are made by "cheaters", "abusers", and or competitors masquerading as a Webmaster. Merchant/vendor Members must have an opportunity to respond to a legitimate issue. They are also Members and have the same rights, duties and obligations as any other Member. Our procedure for these types of issues is very easy to understand and any Member with a legitimate complaint will be happy to comply. Please do not post until you have made reasonable efforts to contact the merchant/vendor and resolve the issue privately, including giving the company a reasonable time to respond. Normally 3 to 5 business days between multiple contact efforts. If we determine that you have not given the merchant a reasonable time to respond and or have not tried to contact the merchant more than once via phone, email, and fax, you will be immediately banned for abusing this complaint procedure. You must include in your post the exact nature and timing of those efforts. If you don't want to comply, tolerate these procedures, or think they have no value for the majority of members of our Community, please immediately leave geek/talk.

Please Follow These Exact Procedures


If any of this data is NOT in the first post and is not 100% complete we will immediately lock the thread and move it off the Public BB. The concerned members are immediately banned and we will invoke the rest of our abuse procedures. Please copy and paste this data into your initial post and complete each item accurately and completely. Please double check your data BEFORE you click Submit.

Webmaster member procedure for your FIRST post:

1) The New Topic Subject field must say: "Complaint: xxx Company Name"
2) Your complete and full real name
3) The exact URL of your site where this issue occurred
Note: Adult links or gateways to same are not permitted. Contact the vendor privately. If your site is down your post is deleted and you are banned. Your site MUST resolve via a browser.
4) Your email address of record with the vendor in question
5) The exact nature and timing of your contact efforts via email and or phone.
6) The exact nature of your complaint. Devoid of profanity, efforts to defeat our filter, with your own facts and not here say. Please be civil, very specific, and adhere to our Posting Guidelines and our Rules.



Merchant/vendor member procedure for your FIRST post:

1) Your complete and full real name
2) Your position and title and company name with the company in question
3) The exact URL of your site
4) Your email address or company email address for resolution
5) Your response. Devoid of profanity, efforts to humiliate, abuse, attack etc. Details of your contact efforts. If YOU know from first hand knowledge that the member is a "cheater" or violated your rules then simply state this once if you are so inclined. Or tell them to contact you privately.

This is THE END of the dialog. A single response from both sides. After that it's taken up in private via private email. Additional comments by either side are never appropriate. Please remember that all of this data must be in your FIRST post. Data in your profile, the back seat of your car, your signature, your computers hard disk, or your best friends desk is never appropriate and does not eliminate the requirements. If a vendor responds with no record or similar verbiage the Webmaster Member is banned.

If you are not a party to the issue, but wish to add positive comments to the thread to help both parties, please do so. If you are not a party to the issue (you did not start the specific Complaint topic), and wish to post your own negative comments, YOU MUST START A NEW THREAD AND FOLLOW ALL OF THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED ABOVE.


Thank you.
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