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    whats the deal?

    So I looked on some other forums and they have open discussion on sources and even source sponsors. What's up with that? Not sure if I can trust that so I'm asking here since this forum seems to be the best and most legit.
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    I dont like forums that PUSH sponsors, but some sites do have some quality sponsors with track records, I have tried 3 sources and my bloods prove I am getting what I am ordering. Ive kinda stuck with a single one because del times are good and I like the way they interact in threads with maybe comlpaints or questions aimed at them. I am a member on 2 other forums that I like, this and ology are by far the best ones for support, info and constructive help from members.

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    Are you asking why other boards allow source discussion, or are you asking for a source? We're not a source board so that's why we don't allow source discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Are you asking why other boards allow source discussion, or are you asking for a source? We're not a source board so that's why we don't allow source discussion.
    I think he's asking how he can trust sources and sponsors like ar-r that are discussed on forums.

    To answer your question, the reason this happens is because alot of people struggle to get a hold of gear and such, so they go search online. Scammers see the potenitial for easy money and convince desperate people to hand over their money. Even sponsors on forums pays them to talk about their brand so they can get some easy money. Dont get me wrong, there is alot of good honest sources online, but its also easy money for scammers. The reason this forum dont allow discussion of sources is to avoid this problem.

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    I'm not asking for a source. I know the rules. Was just curious as to why other forums would do it, that's all. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenada View Post
    I'm not asking for a source. I know the rules. Was just curious as to why other forums would do it, that's all. Thanks for the feedback.
    Money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenada View Post
    I'm not asking for a source. I know the rules. Was just curious as to why other forums would do it, that's all. Thanks for the feedback.
    Got ya. Sponsors pay to be placed where they are, they generate revenue. Many forums get out of control with sponsors. The board owners then loose their grip and handle on sponsors, so they end up flooding the boards with nonsense. Moderators end up spread too thin to catch the abuse. It's a bad idea.
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    I didn't know how other sites worked tbh. The attitude is definitely different.

    I had lost contact with my source because they changed email and are private so I contacted a mod who advertised to order thorough him, this member or that member.

    Omg. I contacted the mod and he was really really rude. Exceptionally abrasive. I get it, new member and not one single post but he was responded no way, no ****ing way and **** off. Lol. He apologized after I provided proof of last order.

    Source boards have a Very different feel. Kinda dog eat dog. Roof roof.

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    Source boards are crap I'm glad the market is flooded with bunk gear. All there doing is killing local industry and giving people bad product. The same thing like ebay and those other shopping websites do with electronic stores etc etc

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    That's why I'm here and not there. There you will get the best advice the meets the agenda of the sponsor or sponsors at the time, not what is best for you or your health and of course not even focused on what is real or not. It's all about the forum owner getting kickbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    That's why I'm here and not there. There you will get the best advice the meets the agenda of the sponsor or sponsors at the time, not what is best for you or your health and of course not even focused on what is real or not. It's all about the forum owner getting kickbacks.
    X2(on why I'm here) plus this site has everyone's best interest/health at hand first)...

    Other forums are definitely a different & crap way of doing things... No wonder do many bad sources out there... That's why I don't bother with any other site than this... Nor would I ever want to leave this forum...
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    Source boards imo are just selling you the idea that you are gonna get what you pay for because loads of screen names say it's legit.. It's all about the money with a majority of these places, trust me

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenada View Post
    So I looked on some other forums and they have open discussion on sources and even source sponsors. What's up with that? Not sure if I can trust that so I'm asking here since this forum seems to be the best and most legit.
    Exactly why most of us are here and not there.

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