Well yes someone should...
"Cereoid*" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:L_5L7.1956$Iq6.221579425 at newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> Someone should tell all the advertisers at GardenWeb and the Virtual
> how Spike Hernandez (a.k.a. Robert Stewart, etc.) abuses well meaning
> contributors to his forums and how thousands of people have been unjustly
> banned by the petty little despot. Anyone who is knowledgeable is soon
> banned by him. The autocratic little dictator should be put out of
> once and for all.
>> The misinformation being spread on his various forums is rampant. All that
> remains is beginners trying to answer questions for other beginners. It
> would be comical if it wasn't so pitiful.
>> Phaius <mycmax at attglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:Ph5L7.170528$ez.22173574 at news1.rdc1.nj.home.com...> > Oh I do. Most of the people who have any information to offer have left
> > orchids forum. Its amazing how many questions go unanswered over there
> > are answered with more misinformation than with anything useful. Its
> > 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
> > claimed copywrite to the
> > > > photos that contributors posted to GW. He pulled that post and when
> > 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
> > > noted experts in all of the horticultural disciplines. Consider
> > > to be in good company. :-)
> > >
> > > Dave