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Old 29 September 2008, 09:21   #1
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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!
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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!
You looking for a lighting design contract for some water sidesheds etc
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Old 29 September 2008, 10:12   #3
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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him.
that is absolutely in the spirit of RibNet. JK runs it as a benevolent dictatorship.
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He gets enough free publicity (search JBT and you will I am sure find numerous threads) that it will be worth his while.
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Old 29 September 2008, 11:07   #4
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I notice you are just a member and not a Ribnet Supporter.


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Old 29 September 2008, 11:28   #5
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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him.
Why should he not have to pay for trade membership he is always talking up his business and his boats on here.

I totally agree with closing the thread. If it were me I would have removed it.
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Old 29 September 2008, 11:36   #6
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Johns work - his call completley !- RIVA did not help himself through the course of the thread. If had been clearly titled it along the lines of - 'All ribnet members are welcome to have alook round the old VT site out of interest' , without putting a link to the JBT site in the post maybe it would all have been differant ..............................

The phrase you pay your money, you take your choice is true . Its not you dont pay your money, you take your choice. More than just the one post thought also doesn't help.
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Its not you dont pay your money, you take your choice.
fuk mee dats a bitt ricch cummin fromm a investmint bankir

yew bastuds av bin shawt sellin shairs inn mi lownsharkin biznis. i av ad too putt de intrest uppto 3000pirsent per aynum an mi custimers arr runnin owt ov neecapps. mi weelchare bizniss iz doin orlrite tho.

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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!
now thats takin the p***. if someone shouts on my doorstep, i shut the door. i don,t blame j for shutting him out.
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I totally agree with john, even rivas last post had a link to the website, perhaps if he had removed that things may have been different, I spoke to them when i was looking for a rib for a specific budget and got told........
"if you keep me on the phone for more than 20 minutes then the consultancy fee will be greater than your budget"

well that rubbed me right up the wrong way

i found them arrogant and that a quality i wont tolerate in anybody.
as for the comment about not getting business off ribnet thats bull,
ive bought loads of stuff off ribnet trade members and found them all particularly good and really keen to give free advice(thanks Paul Tilley particularly) unlike our friend.
Others may have different experience to me but i have found Ribnet an invaluable source of help. information, advice and banter, and i am more than happy to pay up as a supporter, perhaps some of the more regular posters who arent supporters should consider it

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IS it really in the spirit of Ribnet if John closes a thread when somebody disagrees with him. I dont blame Riva for not paying. John stuff your site!

How would you feel if I came along with an extension lead and ran my house from your power supply? It's the same thing.

As for proof of the benefits, my boat is currently in for repair with a business that has a trade membership-and the decision to use them was influenced by the fact that they supported the site. A good attitude goes a long way in atracting customers to a business.

Riva could learn a lot from that.
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