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Old 08-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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WBCCIs Airstream forums

A form mass email went out today........from Charlie Burke

The current situation regarding the member private forum has been a subject of much discussion among the admin/moderators.

It has become a forum of complaints and arguments with little or no resolution which the leadership hasn't been able to find the time to read, and only occasionally respond to.

The frustration of posting members continues to grow to a level that isn't healthy for anyone. Certainly not the positive asset the club might have benefited from.

We are working to resolve the situation and expect to have the private forum reopened in the near future.

We appreciate you understanding at this time.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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I ran a whois lookup on wbcci.org.

Registrant Name:Wally Byam Caravan Club International
Registrant Organization:Wally Byam Caravan Club International
Registrant Street1:ATTN insert domain name here
Registrant Street2:care of Network Solutions
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City Drums
Registrant State/Province:PA
Registrant Postal Code:18222
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5707088780

Who the heck is in Drum Pa?

tel
Area code 570 is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania telephone area
code which serves the northeast corner of the state including the
cities of Williamsport

Who has ownership and control over this clubs asset????????
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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The current situation regarding the member private forum has been a subject of much discussion among the admin/moderators.
If the admin/mod can't figure it out let me help you figure this out.

1. Who owns the forum vint air? Have it turned over to the club now.
2. Why is the forum sponsored by a used rv dealer, this flys in the face of the bylaws where a member is not to get any monetary benefit.
3. they claim WBCCI is a trademark.....hello is not!
4.When accessing the forum on a dial up it takes for ever to down load all the used rv pics.
5. the site is degrading to a not for profit club with a bunch of banners and links to rv's for sale
6. The TOS was written by the Gestapo
7. The forum is hosted on shared server under the control not of the club but the admin
8. The admin pulled the plug on his units web site before, if he does it again with the forum the club will loose it's asset.
9. Non member mods
10. meta tags that seek used airstream buyers

fix that for starters, this can be done by Monday



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It has become a forum of complaints and arguments with little or no resolution which the leadership hasn't been able to find the time to read, and only occasionally respond to.
Fault of the admin

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The frustration of posting members continues to grow to a level that isn't healthy for anyone. Certainly not the positive asset the club might have benefited from.
Recognizing it is good please fix it.

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We are working to resolve the situation and expect to have the private forum reopened in the near future.
Near future is Monday
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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posting about some OTHER forum here is tasteless.

posting about some OTHER forum here is pointless.

asking QUESTIONS or using QUOTES of a mod/owners from some OTHER site here...

is taking the cheapest of cheap shots.

posting about some OTHER forum here reflects POORLY...

on the poster.

all of which fits U 2 A T.

the sole purpose is to INFLAME...clearly, historically, REpeatedly and intentionally...

which has replaced TRYING 2 solicit money or recruiting to the crying game.

a quick scan of virtually every wb' thread started by the OP HERE is a clue, going back 3 years.

ne1 with a stomach for it can scan the titles only and see this.
_________

i am NOT a fan of the wb' leadership and don't use their forum,

but THAT forum owner can run that site however...

_________

NONE of the tactics and NONE of the outcomes generated by the...

save, defend, cry and crysomemore group,

has produced a SINGLE positive or even remotely useful result...

NONE, and that's going back 4 years to the inception of the 'saversturnedintoCRYers'...
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as for how "dissenters" are treated?

the record is that the savecrydefend folks try to SHOUT DOWN every single member HERE who objects.

it used to seem that that the cryin' corner was equal (or no better than) to the wb' bobbleheads...

but clearly NOW they have advanced to first position and actually generate SYMPATHY for the wb'...

and/or growing apathy for the entire opera.

my guess is that this stuff is a huge turnOFF here for the MAJORITY of airforums members.

and takes LOT of time to moderate,

since wiping the noses of crybabies gets old and takes a lotta tissue.

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #5
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I haven't seen the private forum in ages. If they are pretty strict about yanking posts then how could the forum get out of control by their standards? Anyone active other there could clue us into what just happened to get the entire private forum closed down at once. Perhaps it's just the periodic cleansing and purge to create pleasantville appearances.

As long as we are on the subject of expression and communication here are some interesting tips on eliminating toxic agruments that I read recently. It's one thing to argue and get riled up but there is a better way to channel energies rather than to totally disallow or deny them, or make them disappear. Perhaps moderation of the WBCCI could keep this in mind to facilitate healthy lines of communication.

We need to understand the difference between complaining, criticism and contempt.

Complaining is when you address an issue or an action clearly and precisely without being personal.
Example: 'You said you would do "this or that" and you haven't.'

Criticism is personal and often has a global statement such as 'always' or 'never'.
Example: 'You said you would do "this or that." You never keep your word.'

Contempt adds an insult.
Example: 'You said you would do "this or that." You really are a low life.'

We need to be able to complain; there are obviously issues that need to be sorted out and we need to be able to address them. No one wants to get landed with the short end or unfair treatment all the time or not be able to have their say. However there's no place in a successful relationship for criticism or contempt. They need to be avoided. No ifs, buts or maybes, pay attention, be disciplined and just don't do it. Be disciplined when you complain, don't slip in a criticism or a contemptuous remark. This is often not easy in the heat of battle but if you pay attention to your words you'll save yourself and others a lot of grief. Make a note to improve and you will get immediate results. The horror of the punch and counter punch is eliminated.

Another point to catch yourself on is when you try to justify your contemptuous statement. For example, if you have called me stupid and I pull you up on it; don't spend the next five minutes explaining that I actually was thick. If I'm dumb on a regular basis however, there are nicer ways to get me back to the land of the intelligent.
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Please remember while posting at THIS forum, we expect our community rules to be followed. While we encourage discussion on a variety of topics, posts that take pot shots at others are not acceptable.

Here is a refresher http://www.airforums.com/forums/misc...ork&page=rules

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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I had some questioning what is this miserable software that blocked users on the Wbcci forums was all about. A picture let alone a video is worth a thousand words
YouTube - Video1.mov
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
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The poll needs one additional choice which is (None of the above). I have never had anything happen with my postings or use on the WBCCI forum.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:46 PM   #10
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The poll needs one additional choice which is (None of the above). I have never had anything happen with my postings or use on the WBCCI forum.
I agree there should be a none of the above.

However you did not have much chance to run afoul of the moderators with only 6 posts, and none in the last year. In the beginning it wasn't to bad.

Generally only those who touched on controversial subjects or disagreed with a moderator had problems.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:47 PM   #11
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Generally only those who touched on controversial subjects or disagreed with a moderator had problems.
I first thought there should be an "all of the above" choice... but then I realized that I was able to check every one.

As Rick says... they are pleased as punch to have you participate until you raise a question that they deem to be "controversial"

My first foray into controversy was when I corrected someones fuzzy math by doing a full and accurate breakdown of the Caravan costs. The OP was low-balling the costs significantly.

Oh well, been a long time since I made my way over there... I did get to meet Rick over there though. We had a nice in-person chat at the Birthday Bash... making lemonade out of a lemon.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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I joined the other forums to check it out months ago, but found traffic very slow, and did have a post removed when posting about some of the money issues. I have simply found airforums a much better place to be so have asked to have the wbcci account removed ( I just don't use it!!). Having a direct connection to club leadership was the only thing I personally found valuable about their forums, with that gone they simply appear to be a very seldom viewed inferior copy of this great community. Keep up the good work airforums people, we love it here!
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For the first time I clicked on the DefendWally website (contained in the OP) to learn that it is basically a form of advertising begging for donations to file a lawsuit.

This surely is a violation of the rules of Air Forums, and should not be allowed.
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Mike, begging wasn't required, many supporters use a similar link for about last five or six months.

Permission was given in advance.
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