Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:10 AM
For this post, I am probably going to have to forfeit my membership to CoasterBuzz, but it needs to be said;
I think I have created a site that is every bit as good as CoasterBuzz and Jeff is doing everything he can to bury it.
I contribute occasionally major news items that are far more interesting than some which appear on the site, and they dont even appear in the other news section.
My posts to the forum are attacked and edited and if you call my last post spam then what do you call all the other plugs that appear in your forums that advertise nothing interesting. I do not need to plug my site, its already sucessful among non-enthusiasts, but I wanted to share the 750 pages of info on Coaster Force with more enthusiasts.
Oh and I'm English, I live in Wales - That's probably another reason why I am so unwelcome here.
This is an informal complaint, and I wont be visiting CoasterBuzz in the future.
In exactly the same style as you have shown me before, you will take the cheap way out and edit this post, and tell me that I was right and say something like thank God we dont have to listen to you anymore.
Editor - CoasterForce http://www.coasterforce.com
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:36 AM
We do have an FAQ in place for a purpose. In this case, point number 5 of the FAQ is applicable here:
Spamming is forbidden in the Coasterbuzz forums. Spamming is defined by Merriam-Webster as “unsolicited usually commercial E-mail sent to a large number of addresses.” In the forums, spamming can take on another form as the promotion of a personal Website that contradicts the terms of service of Coasterbuzz. Promotion of your personal coaster Website can be done by contributing it to the Coasterbuzz database and posting news items whenever there are updates. Please note that including the URL to your site in your signature is acceptable, provided it is not surrounded by promotional language.
For all intents and purposes, we all have to follow the rules around here. Why should you be an exception?
And what does being British have to do with it?
*** This post was edited by Neil on 5/29/2001. ***
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 8:00 AM
I personally don't know Jeff but I have a respect for the ways he runs this site. It is very consistent and impartial. He is trying to create a true portal. If he feels that the content of a site would be interesting to the members, he adds it this site. No sites receive special attention, though some sites receive more attention in the boards then others. But this is only because these are exceptional sites that the members of this site have grown to trust and count on.
I checked out your site and it appears to be a great site - lots of great content that is kept current, designed in manner that is easy to navigate and understand.
Of course I am not aware of the whole situation between you and Jeff but you may have misread his actions. By posting a message like this, you are certain to gain some attention for you site but only in a negative manner. Many of these people are very loyal to this site and will take this as a personal insult which may result in them boycotting your site.
I wish you the best with your site. We can never have too many great coaster sites.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 8:35 AM
Several of my better friends are Brits (dual citizenship, actually), and I'm a member of the European Coaster Club. It's one thing to disagree with me, quite another to accuse me of any kind of bigotry or discrimination. It's insulting.
Your site was added to the database in February. The news items you've contributed I didn't feel were newsworthy, and that's the discretion I have to make. In fact, at the time of your last submission, I couldn't even get to your site. Shall I take responsibility for your ISP?
I grow very tired of discussions like these. That's why I generally just delete them and get on with my life.
I can appreciate that you want to promote your site. Been there, done that. However, there are protocols and conventions you must follow. I spent thousands of dollars promoting this site last year, and that's the reason it is where it is. Hard work and money make a site successful, not picking fights with other site owners.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:19 AM
Coasterforce seems like a nice site, but geez, immature comments and accusations just serve to make you and your site look bad, not coasterbuzz.
I think Coasterbuzz is amazing thanks to the hard work of Jeff and the careful moderation and control over content. I grew tired of most other forums and usenet discussions simply because I didn't want to use my time to weed through all the crap to find useful posts and good discussions.
Your site's every bit as good as Coasterbuzz?
I'm not going there. You're welcome to your opinion.
Coasterbuzz trying to destroy your site?
Geez, Coasterbuzz has given sites amazing traffic and visitors. If you have original pictures, original news, or original content than it's super easy to get your site out in the forefront here. Look at Badnitrus, Coastergallery.com, and a host of others. They adhere to the rules and have enjoyed a lot of publicity thanks to Jeff and Coasterbuzz. I know when I click
on a site in the news it's not going to be "Jon Doe's coaster page" with a few copied pictures and a few links and that's it. It's nice to know that the site will be of quality.
Sorry you had a bad time here at Coasterbuzz, but I don't think it's THAT hard to get along here. A few really easy rules to follow, and you're in the best place with the least noise around.
Kudos to Coasterbuzz, and thanks to those who work hard to make it such a great place.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:33 PM
I'm pure British and i've got no complaint for this site, only praise!! I think you are only looking at your position from your point of view, think how hard Jeff works to make all people happy! And to be honest, one person out of 3770 people moaning, Round of applause for Jeff!!!
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:49 PM
There are times that Jeff or the other moderators may seem unfair and sometimes maybe in actuality, they are. What people fail to understand is that this is not a democracy. You join a club, you go by their rules. I think post like this need to be directed to Jeff in an email, rather than make a public scene with it and trying to get attention
You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:52 PM
That is just plain idiotic Dan Farrell. If and when your site gets to be as big as CoasterBuzz(Don't hold your breath) than you will realize what Jeff(God Bless) and our other mods have to put up with. This forum is a waste of bandwith, and a pitiful attempt for people to feel sorry for you. I don't buy it. If I was a mod I would shut this down.
*Comes back to normal, happy self*
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