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If Forum Posts Cause Offence to Others Would You..

Poll closed Dec 23, 2008.
  1. Discipline those causing offence

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  2. Apologise to the offended party and explain action taken

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Close the thread anyway

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Leave thread open and discipline offending members

    6 vote(s)
    75.0%
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Maintaining our Independence

Discussion in 'Egypt property' started by Peter Mitry, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Peter Mitry

    Peter Mitry <B>Egypt Forum Founder Member</B>

    In the difficult times we now find ourselves in forums such as Property Community are an invaluable tool allowing like minded individuals to share experiences and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls from ill prepared projects and doubtful developers.

    It is therefore very concerning when some members use the forum to air their personal grievances with others rather than directing them to the Developer concerned. In most cases direct contact with the Developer is the best way to get the answer to any areas of concern and does not alarm others who may be totally happy.

    It is even more concerning when the Developers concerned take exception to the comments aired in public and ask for a thread to be removed.

    This devalues the forum and will most certainly lose us members as it can no longer be an impartial forum.

    Surely the answer to the problem is to use the warning system to stop defamatory or ill informed posts and to maintain the forums independence by offering a public apology to the aggrieved party and ensure the situation does not occur again.

    I would appreciate comments on the principles involved here as it seems to me this could cause untold damage to the forum which I am sure that no members want to see. Please take a few minutes to air your views using the Poll below.
     
  2. queenie40something

    queenie40something Senior Member

    Yes I will start issuing warnings as Im getting fed up with it and Im sure admin is as well. If members cant adhere to the rules then Im afraid they will be asked to leave.
    I also agree that they should contact the developers and not use this forum for a rant and rave in public. I had issues with mine and sent an email to the developers and directors to work together to get things solved and to make Sierra a success. They responded well and took on board my comments. All I had to do was post that I had sent an email and if anyone wants to see the contents I will forward it onto them.

    I also get alot of backlash for deleting posts Peter.

    I try to be on the fence and fair but members are really pushing the limits now and will be warned so be warned.
     
  3. Peter Mitry

    Peter Mitry <B>Egypt Forum Founder Member</B>

    Thankyou!

    Thank you Alison for your support on this. Bob is in a very difficult position, I do understand that, but I also believe that if we discipline our own members then we can avoid confrontation with Developers.
     
  4. lizzy2u

    lizzy2u New Member

    i think its fair comment to say that people do get a bit out of hand at times but i read all the oasis threads and saw nothing that was i would have called a legal problem.just questions and facts between members but its gone? where is it why is it not back on here?.is the forum being dictated by the advertisers and developers. Yes abuse should not be tolerated but critisim of developers and agents that are not helping the client has the right to ask questions on a forum and hopfully get them resolved. Its the members that make this a commercial success for the owners of this forum so members whithin the rules should be allowed to say what they think
     
  5. anokayperson

    anokayperson Banned

    I too was surprised about certain posts being removed. There were many questions asked and debated - some heated. Many facts have been stated here on this forum about certain developments. But what is the point of a forum? Is it just to merely discuss the positive side of developments and glorify agents? As Lizzy2u stated, abuse must not be allowed but criticism should always be allowed. This forum has always managed to inject an unbiased stance, but regretably now, for whatever reason it has started to become like many other forums, whereby only the positive aspect of things are allowed to be quoted. Disappointed.
     
  6. CMChris

    CMChris New Member

    The problem lies with Developers not answering or providing solutions to problems and 'vanishing' agents and when this happens the only recourse people (the buyers) have is to air their grievances on forums like this. If agents didn't swop from 1 developer to another without notifying their 'ex' clients of this and Developers keeping their clients updated with the current state of affairs then non of this would happen.
     
  7. dave2u

    dave2u New Member

    thats right with over 500 units on oasis marina to sell as we told by peter then we can not upset people and tell the truth about any one that spends money on advertising can we .
     
  8. wanderlust

    wanderlust New Member

    Response

    Hi Peter
    I have responded to your post in Red below, I do support most of what you say and would just like to add that I believe all developers are missing how integral TP can be to there business if utilised as a communications tool. Prospective buyers do read this Forum (I was one ) I wasnt too concerned over problems highlighted by members I was more concerned with how these were addressed by the developer.

     
  9. Organics1

    Organics1 New Member

    It's been like this for a while now :(

    As long as the post sings the praises of the development and or the Red Sea in general then all's well. However don't say anything negative as it will be removed or as we've seen the whole thread deleted.

    Completely defeats the point of this or any other forum in my opinion :rolleyes:
     
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