This is my final post about this topic because I’ve said my peace after this.? If you didn’t read yesterday’s post you can find it here.? The outcome of this is that Adam (DNForum owner) refused to ban the scamming member from DNForum.? His reasoning is that since the scam did not occur on DNForum that DNForum will not take any action because it is not DNForum’s responsibility.?? Nice logic Adam, nice way to protect the community.? By this logic, it means that if you are a scammer on any other site you are still welcome on DNForum…?? Not exactly the message I would want to send.? Everyone who posted in the thread advised Adam that action should be taken (at least 15 different people were of this opinion), but Adam (aka Dot Com God on DNForum) appearantly knows better then the community and refused to ban the scammer.? The word Hubris comes to mind.
Adam also commented about my “rant” on my blog yesterday.? I’m not sure why he would care what I “rant” about on my blog, because my “rant” did not occur on DNForum so he should turn a blind eye to it… right?? Right?? Right???? I think the issue is that I am not a full time domainer.? I do it as a hobby.? As a result, I have the luxury that a full time domainer might not have where I can speak my mind and stand up for what I believe is right without having to worry that someone might be offended that I dare speak out against them.? I don’t think Adam is used to anyone standing up to him and I don’t think he liked it.? Even though his forum’s community asked for the same outcome, he couldn’t see past himself to go against his initial ruling.
I was only trying to help fellow domainers avoid a scammer so I did my part.? There were two other members who posted in the DNForum thread saying that they previously had a bad business experience with the scammer.? If they came forward back then maybe I wouldn’t have had to go through this experience now, but I think both of them see this now and agree it is good to speak up. But even if they spoke up, if the scammer is allowed to remain then it wouldn’t have mattered.? You need everyone to speak up and step up, and that includes you Adam.? Don’t be shortsighted and only concerned with what happens on your site.? You are doing your community a dis-service by being this way.
True to my word I requested my DNForum account to be closed.? If I don’t believe in something then I don’t want to be a part of it and I no longer want to be a part of DNForum.