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Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Thu Nov 22 07:14:35 EST 2001

Someone should tell all the advertisers at GardenWeb and the Virtual Mirror
how Spike Hernandez (a.k.a. Robert Stewart, etc.) abuses well meaning
contributors to his forums and how thousands of people have been unjustly
banned by the petty little despot. Anyone who is knowledgeable is soon
banned by him. The autocratic little dictator should be put out of business
once and for all.

The misinformation being spread on his various forums is rampant. All that
remains is beginners trying to answer questions for other beginners. It
would be comical if it wasn't so pitiful.

Phaius <mycmax at attglobal.net> wrote in message
news:Ph5L7.170528$ez.22173574 at news1.rdc1.nj.home.com...
> Oh I do. Most of the people who have any information to offer have left GW
> orchids forum. Its amazing how many questions go unanswered over there or
> are answered with more misinformation than with anything useful. Its just
> pretty short sited from a business point of view, his only draw is the
> content on his site (why else would anyone go there) and that's what
> the advertisers to pay for adds there. Throw out the people who provide
> content and you don't have a product anymore. I don't see how he stays
> alive.
> Wonder if his advertisers know what a twit he is?
> "Dave Amorde" <Dave.Amorde at home.com> wrote in message
> news:3BFC85AE.F930456A at home.com...
> > Phaius wrote:
> > >
> > > I had the gall to ask [Moderator Spike Hernandez] on the forum why he
> claimed copywrite to the
> > > photos that contributors posted to GW. He pulled that post and when I
> asked
> > > again and also asked what his policy was on selling member's email
> addresses
> > > to focused web advertising agencies he not only pulled the post and
> banned
> > > me but banned my whole server from posting to GW.
> > >
> >
> > Spike is famous for this crap. His exploits on the rose forum are
> > legendary. I was "disneyed" for sending him a private email in defense
> > of a vendor who was himself disneyed. He has banned many internationally
> > noted experts in all of the horticultural disciplines. Consider yourself
> > to be in good company.  :-)
> >
> > Dave

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