My BTD forum account was permanently banned last night

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sparkletiger:  I read that whole thing between you & Less.

I understood him being upset because the AG really is his “baby” in a sense, but you as a consumer were not in the wrong to voice opinions.

In the end the forum is run by a business, so while I can see why you are annoyed, I’m not sure it should come as a shock from a business man that felt threatened on his own forum.

Post # 5
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3200 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Marking to post later when I’m not tired and buzzed off of my wine.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sparkletiger:  Well, I think for the most part Less does (well, did..) let people play the fence & voice genuine opinions, but I think the AG is honestly the culmination of all of his career endeavours, so he is more unwilling than ever to allow readers to hear what he deems a voice of dissension.

I’m not sticking up for him, because I think you had every right to throw around your ideas & opinions, it’s just that I think Less believes that the AG could revolutionize the gem industry, & he doesn’t want ANYTHING to get in the way of that; even if that means his forum is reduced to just cheerleaders instead of real people with differing opinions.

 

Post # 7
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4395 posts
Honey bee

It’s concerning that the owner of BTD isn’t willing to let people discuss his product especially since it’s a new invention according to him. I would be really excited if the AG met all the things Less promised in its promotion, but this kind of behavior makes it seem shady and makes the supporters on the board seem like shills. 

Post # 8
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5445 posts
Bee Keeper

@SoupyCat:  I agree. I didn’t think anything bad was said, but rather some really excited people were discussing something they’ve been waiting months to see. I think sometimes people take questions and concerns to mean negativity when in reality it’s just good discussion. 

Post # 10
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3200 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@sparkletiger:  You will not get banned here.  Trust me, we have members that should be banned and they are still here.

Reading more of your post I think that you have been banned because he may have suspected that you were a company spa/mole for CC or you just really pissed him off.  Either way I know your opinions were genuine and followed the flow of the thread.  

You did stir the pot but you are a woman after my own heart.  When I cross the pond I hope I get to grab a cup of tea with you.  Either way I hope the situation is resolved and you get access to your account again.

BTW, how do you know you are permanently banned anyway?

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@sparkletiger:  just read the other forum. I can hardly believe you got banned for that! It seems you just reposted a picture that was already posted before on the forum. I agree, they look similar. The AG looks slightly better, more depth and a little bit whiter. The pic that Less posted after yours, you can really see a difference. I am encouraged, however, that so far the pics of the AG don’t show the black hole effect. 

Post # 15
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sparkletiger:  🙁 I’m disappointed to hear that he wasn’t willing to deal with a legitimate converation about the new AG.  I’m curious to know the differences as well, but from a non-partisan point of view, not just what the company feels like telling the public.  Sigh.

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