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Old April 4th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Default Accidently went to another web-site!

I was "searching" and found myself on a web-site that was WAY more than uncomplimentary to the people who run this site. Maybe I'm just naive, but why on earth do you try to defend yourselves on that site??? It seems you could post
'til your fingers fall off and it wouldn't change anyone's mind. It seems to me that if they hate Cruisemates so much they should just go somewhere else. There are plenty of other cruise web-sites. I, for one, wouldn't miss them!
(BTW, if you are getting free cruises, where do I sign up??? I can defend any cruise line on earth for a free cruise!)

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Old April 5th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Some folks just like to complain! I'm like you - if you don't like this board - stay off it. If you complain about it on another board, you're just generating more interest in checking it out!
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! I think I know where you went and it is a newsgroup and not a website and it is of course completely unmoderated and there are many very nasty people on there that try to do whatever they can to harm others and porovide bad information. This is ont of the reasons that I very, very seldom go there anymore but still once in awhile I do and try to answer an honest questions that the poster really wants an honest answer to so I provide it instead of the attacks that these sick people give to them. They don't believe anything we say and cannot understand that we do this because we actually want to help others without anything in it for ourselves. A concept that they cannot understand. I have tried to tell them if I got free cruises then I sure as heck wouldn't be sitting at home on my computer, I'd be on a ship. <G> Fern, we know we are the best source of information on the Internet and people are jealous of us. We are certainly not the only place and all information you can gather is helpful, but at least here you can ask and have it answered in a friendly and honest way as we are very much like a big wonderful family who all seems to love cruising be it on CCL, RCI, Celebrity, Princess, HAL, Disney, Seabourn, river cruises, etc. All are welcome here.

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Old April 5th, 2005, 07:23 PM
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I cant figure out what site you visited?

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Old April 5th, 2005, 07:46 PM
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I look in there about once a month just to see if anything has changed - the really amazing thing about it os how much it hasn't changed in the last 5 years - still the same travel agents trying to recruit new business and still the same people with no real life trying ti poke other posters in the eye just to get a little attention for the day.

I jus' don' get it.

When we were starting out it seemed important to us to try an get some respect in there, but after a few feeble attempts at being reasonable we realized people were not there for reasonableness, they were there take their aggression out on strangers.

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shame, shame, shame on you Fern! - just kidding!!
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I have looked in on the newsgroup a few times in the last year and as Paul said nothing has really changed. I stopped reading it because it became a waste of my time. It is a classic example of what can happen when a few posters are allowed to bully a forum and agents basically use it as a means to harvest business.

The sad part is that there were actually a number of contributors who really knew a lot about cruising and provided insightful and meaningful input. In most cases they were shouted down or buried by others who had no idea what they were talking about or could not make a differing opinion without calling the other poster a mindless $%$$$ and setting off a flood of comments and losing the meaning of the thread.

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"still the same travel agents trying to recruit new business " You are so right Paul! You never know who is sharing an experience or who is just pushing keys for a buck. That's why I like this site, there's none (hold on - just won another Plasma TV) of that sales pitch stuff!

< I just had to throw that in> Just kidding! I really do love this site!

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Old April 6th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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Hi LisaK,

I said it was an accident! I won't do it again, I promise! I'm not even sure how I got there as I was searching for a cruise. Must have been a "senior" moment. Or maybe the cat was crossing my keyboard. You'd be surprised at what sites he can find!

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HappyCruiser383,

Hysterical how you threw that in (plasma TV), Im still laughing!

Its been a long day so the weekend is now off to a great start.

Thanks again for the giggle!

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