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    Default People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    I have no issue with forum members complaining about bad service from businesses. In fact I feel it is a good indication for us as members of where to take our business. I do however find recent events troubling. There are some members that join specifically to come and attack businesses publicly here on this forum. They have no other posts, no other shared (proven) interests. Their first post is direct attack on the business, some even threatening them with burning their business down. And then you get the popcorn troop, the reality TV bunch, poking the fire... Nee sies man
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Complaining on social media has become part of life for some people. I quite dislike it as it is often a warped one sided complaint from a moan-gat that did not get their way. (This is in no way directed at any thread in particular on here).

    Have even sued people about this type of thing. Simple example, you have a dispute with a supplier of services but instead of following the available channels to resolve the dispute you not only resort to Social media immediately and defame the supplier but you sugar coat your version with lies and hyperbole it to such an extent that the original cause of complaint is no longer identifiable... ...often the hate isn't even directed at the correct person.

    But I suppose it does have its purpose in giving people cheap "relief". It is abused though... Just look at Hello Peter. You will often find ridiculous complaints on there and the supplier cannot answer until they have paid Hello Peter...
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    I suggest doing a bit more research.

    I was threatened by the owner for only pasting a link to some very dubious dealings by him.

    I told him to go and jump in the sea.
    This happened right here on this forum.

    Make what you will of it.
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Im with you on this one Hedgehog.

    That member in question have thus far only commented on two threads. On both he is complaining and demanding his money back.

    This is not Hello Peter.
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Quote Originally Posted by Amogelang View Post
    Rain Data I requested a refund from you since I didnít get service I expected even now Iím still waiting for my money
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    I just want my money back. By fire or by force I will get my money.
    This guy ^ wants money back from everyone apparently..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    This guy ^ wants money back from everyone apparently..
    This guy should be removed IMHO. Rain has got nothing to do with 4x4 at all, and this is a 4x4 Community.
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Quote Originally Posted by Spliffcat View Post
    I suggest doing a bit more research.
    I am not taking the companies side... In fact I have no issue if established members have an issue with a company and come and complain. But guys joining the forum, just to get a platform to come and shout, should not be allowed, and could cause an influx of the wrong type of posts
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    There are two sides to every coin, IMO.

    If businesses are starting to move over to niche platforms to do targeted advertising, and that becomes a major contact point for them, it should not be surprising to anyone that grumbles follow to those platforms as well. If you are super active on the forum and promote your commercial products here regularly, it seems logical that a client would think they could reach out to you here.

    On the other side, lot's of Karens around these days too, or maybe now that they have their rants on a public forum we just get to see more of them in the wild. Anyone who has ever had a job in the retail sector will be able to regale us with stories of just how entitled people can be.
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    Agreed. Remove that lighty.

    All I think about when I see complaint threads like those are what would the person do in real life? I bet 100% it would be a very different conversation, with lots of please, and thank yous. But its easy via email or forums to be a meneer.
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    Hmmm tough one, if I am spending money on something I like to hear good and bad.

    As an example I bought a canopy based very much on the positive comments on the forum. When I experienced numerous issues with it and posted these a whole lot of people popped up and said they had the same experience. Had I known that to begin with I would never have bought that brand and could have saved myself a whack of money

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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    He does seem to have very bad luck when it comes to dealing with suppliers.
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    There are platforms specifically designed to voice your dissatisfaction with service delivery or products (like HelloPeter). I certainly don't come here to read about Rain data issues.

    I don't mind reports of good and bad 4x4/overlanding products / service from contributing members but I'm not fan of folks just joining to slam someone, never to be seen again

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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Any supporters of free speech, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    He does seem to have very bad luck when it comes to dealing with suppliers.
    and probably under the rock he comes from, has not heard about Covid yet.

    I am in manufacturing and there are a lot of back order issues and companies working half day etc. We need to work around this and understand that.

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    Buying online is like gambling, you may win or lose. I agree with Hedgehog. If the company has informed of the refund challenge, then be patient. Covid has disrupted many a process.
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    Default Re: People joining the forum to come and complain about comercial members

    Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

    Remove a person who joins to complain about a member - Face accusations of protecting the seller.
    Do not remove the person, face a different accusation.

    No win.

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    The specific outfit we are talking about is like the Wood Fetcher for those who remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

    Remove a person who joins to complain about a member - Face accusations of protecting the seller.
    Do not remove the person, face a different accusation.

    No win.
    That is why you are the judge and we the jury
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