So, does this board NOT get p*ssy about mentioning other boards?
The problem is that almost every one of these internet message boards are advertising supported. That is, the advertising we and others sell allows the site to remain free for all users.
To be able to maintain that free useage, the site must protect the value of the advertising it sells.
If everyone were allowed to post to links to any site they feel like talking about that diminishes the advertising value. And when these posts touting sites are allowed to remain on the boards, you immediately notice a rash of posts promoting visitors to visit those other sites. Those posts are advertising on this site for nothing... which again dimiminsihes the value of the advertising we can sell.... which supports the expenses of the site, and allows visitors to gain solid cruise information and opinions at no cost.
So, it's not about attitude of the boards, it's about economic survival.
Now there are some boards that may monitor negative comments regarding cruise lines. Here we do not monitor the boards for that purpose AT ALL. EVERYONE is welcome to post their opinions, good and bad, and discuss them.... as long as the discussion is done with a degree of respect for all opinions, and people don't make their comments personal attacks.