6 posts • joined 2 Nov 2009
Bob Brisco, a new low
Well here is a good one, it appears that team vb.com has stooped to a new low. Brandon Sheley whom runs a site that is built around vbulletin, received a dmca complaint today for sharing Bob Brisco’s public blog “vision for vbulletin” on his site. I am having trouble believing how unprofessional this entire thing is getting. Sending out a DMCA complaint because someone posted what you said word for word, is bullcrap. Brandon has done allot to help with the growth of the vbulletin community, and is now threatened by the company he faithfully seemed to believe in. Is it really legal to even file a DMCA complaint for coping and pasting something that is public on the internet?
Brisco's Recent Blog
I have read the blog and i feel it was a little late at this point. The unhappy customers have been banned and have no way to communicate with Brisco. Steve Machol, probably under Ray Morgans guidance, banned anyone that was unhappy and objecting to what was going on. After doing so, Mr. Brisco can stop by, post a blog and everyone that comments to the blog, is happy and content. 100% of the comments to Mr. Brisco's blog, are all happy kiss ass statements. Not one comment is available asking real questions of Mr. Brisco and his current staff's actions. It is hard to believe that with all of the knowledge and skill Mr. Brisco has, he has been fooled by a licensed eye examiner.
Mr. Brisco, if you ever come across this post, please please take a few minutes and look and see how many customers steve machol has banned. I think you will be shocked if you see his heavy handed tactics. He infracts people whom object and you cannot contact him after he infracts you because he keeps his pm system shut off. If you try to ask him in public, he gives you another infraction. Then he turns around and goes on a banning frenzy. These types of tactics shouldn't be allowed to happen when you truly have unhappy loyal customers trying to ask questions, only to be shutdown my Steve Machol. Maybe give him a 30 day vacation to cool off and let him rethink how he is acting.
vbulletin is lying
I was banned for voicing my concerns. I did so in a licensed customer feedback section and i was banned for life by Steve Machol. No one from vbulletin.com would answer our questions about why they are doing what they are doing, and if you would ask, you were banned. I wish vbulletin.com managers, such as ray morgan, would come here and tell us we weren't banned. Just stating that we violated forum rules isn't an answer, what rule did we violate other then trying to get you guys to tell the truth.
To the register, here is the information that was leaked prior to any official announcements: http://www.brent-wilson.com/archives/46/
You can see here that they new well in advance what the pricing structure was going to be: http://www.brent-wilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/picture8hpp.png
You can see here that Ray morgan and internet brands was prepared for the unhappy customers: http://www.brent-wilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/picture14cwy.png and ray is stating this word for word.
Vbulletin has pulled of one of the biggest scams in internet history and should be held accountable for such actions.
I wish current and potential stock holders of internet brands would read this article and the comments. Internet brands is very unfriendly and very unprofessional. All of the write ups i have come across recently, make internet brands sound like they are making money hand over fist and that they are hitting record sales. I would disagree with that statement, and i would figure they are actually loosing money hand over fist. I for one have been a loyal customer and will no longer purchase vbulletin software. I know i am only one person, but i hope the loss of my money helps internet brands stock price, tumble.
IB and Vbulletin lie
I am a paid customer who was banned for voicing my opinion. I have used this software for over 5 years, paid my renewal fee, then found out about vbulletins plans to take excessive amounts of money from people. I posted my thoughts in their licensed customers forums and during the postings, i was harassed and intimidated by Steve Machol and Wayne Luke. Any legitimate management team would fire employees for this type of treatment of a customer.
Vbulletin is playing a scam on people and trying to force people to purchase software they don't need. I paid for and own a license for vbulletin forum software and the blogs software. After team vbulletin decided to take more money out of our pockets, they took my blog license, added it to my vbulletin forum license and then tells me if i want to continue receiving blog updates, i need to purchase a suite, which includes software i don't need nor do i want. Parts of the software in the suite are failed software types that vbulletin had lost money on. So instead of accepting the losses, they are forcing people to take the software anyways and forcing them to pay for such crappy software. For my part in voicing my concerns, steve machol not only banned me from vbulletin, took my renewal fee, he suspended my license after doing so. I hope vbulletin and it's current owner file bankruptcy. Hopefully people will wake up and realize that what vbulletin is doing is blackmail and extortion.