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Andrea J.
09-21-2009, 07:04 PM
There has been a situation where 2 or maybe 3 or our community members have been on an "attack mode" to discredit some of the Aruban vendors...wedding planners, photographers, etc....vendors.

After checking isp's and realizing that 2 of these folks and maybe the 3rd are all one in the same.

Lisa and i concurred that enough was enough.

We banned all 3 usernames (quite possibly all the same person).

Please understand that we take NO joy in this.
You, the members of the community have been deceived by ridiculous postings.

Please understand that we want to give everyone a fair shot and be kind and understanding. We all love to hear the good, the bad and the ugly. We do NOT take any pleasure in having a member (using multiple ids) torpedo threads, businesses etc...

Please everyone take the time to read the rules and and read about impersonation and trolling. We used those rules as our guidelines when dealing with this situation.

I hate having to ban delete and be the heavy, but i will do as will lisa and liz, do what we HAVE to do to keep this community fair, equitable and informative.
andrea

cindyo
09-21-2009, 07:10 PM
Nicely put Andrea....thanks for all you do !!!!!!!!!!!!

rob o
09-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Thank you Andrea, et al.

Honest reviews are welcome on this site, be they good or bad. There is no place, however, for viscious attacks.

Andrea J.
09-21-2009, 07:14 PM
no thanks
but your are welcome

3 posters were deleted and banned

i am disgusted and may sign off in a littlw while for the rest of the night as my patience are about shot.

DANNYO
09-21-2009, 07:18 PM
Thanks for all you all do.As always great job.

Andrea J.
09-21-2009, 07:23 PM
guys.....thanks are not necessary

we do what we have to do

we the moderators appreciate your kind words

I am really really angry about this I cannot speak for Lisa or Liz but I bet our combined anger could blast us to the moon.
andrea

Arubalisa
09-21-2009, 07:31 PM
I concur with Andrea that it has been an unhappy afternoon :( and rightfully so. :mad:

People's businesses are at stake and to voice an opinion is one thing, but to make a vendetta out of it is entirely different.

Especially in that we know both sides of the story and though not judge and jury, are following guidelines set forth by the Aruba Tourism Authority in THEIR rules (http://www.aruba.com/forum/misc.php?do=cfrules).

As Andrea stated, forum members have been deceived and for that I apologize.

I should have "put together two and two" sooner. :o

Andrea J.
09-21-2009, 07:39 PM
re: the putting two plus two together
come on.
let's not kick ourselves

we hadn't a clue
we like to believe the best about people

andrea


I concur with Andrea that it has been an unhappy afternoon :( and rightfully so. :mad:

People's businesses are at stake and to voice an opinion is one thing, but to make a vendetta out of it is entirely different.

Especially in that we know both sides of the story and though not judge and jury, are following guidelines set forth by the Aruba Tourism Authority in THEIR rules (http://www.aruba.com/forum/misc.php?do=cfrules).

As Andrea stated, forum members have been deceived and for that I apologize.

I should have "put together two and two" sooner. :o

rob o
09-21-2009, 07:50 PM
let's not kick ourselves



Absolutely....you manage the site, you don't control it....just as it should be.

Now....get back to enjoying it!

Andrea J.
09-21-2009, 07:57 PM
:-)

thanks
now time to move forward and forget the nonsense!!

Chadd
09-22-2009, 01:05 AM
As my father used to tell me; No good deed goes unpunished.

There is always someone out there trying to "game" the system to their own advantage, No matter how good or fair you are.

I know where you guys are coming from when you speak of frustration. I've had people threaten to come to my home or my old place of work after suspending or banning them from my site. Those are the days that no amount of compensation is worth the hassle and aggravation.

cindyo
09-22-2009, 03:36 PM
I am a firm believer in "what comes around goes around"...
Andrea and Lisa thanks for nipping this little fiasco in the bud !
Bellaaruba and Lissy deserved our support.

arubamark
09-22-2009, 09:57 PM
Hooray! I was able to log in. It wasn't me this time!!:D:D