[quote name='Rani' date='29 December 2009 - 08:02 PM' timestamp='1262142174' post='442406']
[quote name='Scoop' date='29 December 2009 - 06:54 PM' timestamp='1262141678' post='442403']
[quote name='Rani' date='29 December 2009 - 04:12 PM' timestamp='1262131955' post='442376']
Anyone owning a business should have a website. If it's anything with a learning curve - hobby, educational, fine arts, whatever - it would logically include a forum. I would never under any circumstances blame a business owner for having a website and forum to grow their business - that's what business owners are supposed to be doing. Part of that is using information given to you including your email listing to promote that growth.
John, you did nothing wrong that I can see. NOB gave at least the appearance of acting shady in his actions of taking information directly off this forum after leaving in an unhappy mood. That doesn't mean that this forum couldn't be the example to follow, but he should have spoken to you about his intentions and asked permission from Mush and the other admins before taking the route he did. It is what it is, everybody makes mistakes, and I assume he's learned from this one. It certainly doesn't effect my view of you as one of my primary vendors of choice.
I don't approve of his actions and it's my nature to distance myself from people who constantly shoot themselves in the foot because I choose not to be around for the ricochets. Having said that, I don't think the continued bashing of his character has any valid purpose or justification. People aren't perfect and everybody screws up now and then.
[b]And being a woman I'm also going say all you testosterone poisoned smoke jockeys get on my nerves now and then. I just keep it to myself until the urge to write flaming epithets dies down. Sitting around claiming you hated him all along just shows you have worse manners than he ever did.[/b]
way to add your own spin. no one ever said they hated him. far from that.
how is it fair to say you can have an opinion of the guy, but only if it was good.
i found him annoying, i guess i was wrong for formulating my own opinion on the matter.
Discretion should be the better part of common sense. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, but nobody needs to go around shouting it from the rooftops. Did your mother never tell you that if you can't say something good about someone then just hush up?
Maybe that is why at least a few of us never stirred the pot when he was around despite his song and dance... Looks like a new high horse just showed up.