Pet Peeves, Other Sites and Jack Wagons
by, 01-17-2013 at 04:58 PM (1103 Views)
So, today I was once again reminded why I don't bother with forums on many other websites, a site that I Used to Love- for the "friendly members" and educational atmosphere has become like the rest, full of bitter, bitchy people who would rather retort with a snarky sarcastic comment than offer any real advice or answers.
I used to purchase a whey protein powder several years ago (and actually had bought several of them while they were on sale) and when I started weight-lifting and working out again I wanted to start taking it. When I went back to the original site that I purchased it from, I realized that it had been completely removed, as though it had never existed. I made the mistake of asking on the sites forums about the product and was immediately Blasted from multiple people about how I was a shill working to for the company and trying to make them (the company selling the product) look good, etc.
Come to find out, that particular company literally sued members of the forum for defamation against their product. I was floored for 2 reasons, first, just couldn't believe that a company would go after members of a forum for voicing their own Personal Opinions on a Product- I mean this is AMERICA, Right???? and then Secondly, for having multiple people jump all over me like fleas on an unwashed dog.
WTH?! You can't ask a simple question without being accused of something anymore? I don't know why it made me so seriously angry, I guess once you spend the majority of your time in a site like this one where people are warm and receptive and then go elsewhere, it's like a rude slap in the face. It seems common decency and courtesy aren't so common any longer . . .