Seawall... I for one appreciate your comments. I don't think I've seen a post where Cruise Addicts was maligned, or John attacked personally.
I think whatever the events were to lead up the "following out" may have been led to people wondering out loud.
I've personally been involved in a similar situation to Pamda.... I used to "volunteer" as a cruise chat host at another cruise web site. Did so, and devoted MANY hours to trying to make it a friendly fun site, and help it build.
When I informed them I would be "working" ( hard to call it work <G>) at CruiseMates my access to the site was shut down immediately, and my screenname was deleted! ALL without even a thank you for my 4 years of helping the site grow.
Not a nice thing to do.. and not really a fine showing of family or community spirit.
As I said in my post on Cruise Addicts on this topic. There is lots of room on the Net for cruise related web sites. We cruisers are an insatiable bunch.. for any cruise talk that'll get us through to our next cruise.
People post all the time recommending different web sites they've come across. Nothing sinister about that, as long as the posters sole purpose isn't to advertise, rather than share in a discussion and info.
We at CruiseMates obviously believe it's the best site because we offer such a wide variety of areas.. from feature articles, to live discussions, to message boards.
However I fully understand people surf the web... still looking for even more. I do it myself. And then I happily return HOME to share what I may have learned. Think that's kind of the way it's supposed to work
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