Originally Posted by Jono
So you think it’s OK to spread rumours that cast aspersions on a businesses ethics do you? Would you be happy if I started spreading “nasty” rumours that your business has a habit of sharp practices?
If you read past the first seven words of that post I think I make my views clear and answer your question in advance:
"Isn't that the point of internet fora? To air one's views and share gossip?
So long as no one gets called names or damaging statement are spread with malice, Codders made it pretty clear that it was hear say he was passing on."
One of the reasons I make the nature of my business known on this forum is that I am happy for people to comment on the level of service they get, I would like to think that people would contact me in private before making any accusations and I also trust John's judgement when it comes to people ranting and raving with ill intent.
Obviously no, I would not be happy if you started spreading wild rumours about my business. But then if I had just declared myself bankrupt I would expect there to be a few frenzied opinions thrown around the place, especially if I employed people.
You may also like to note that my post was a question: "Isn't that the point of internet fora....?"
I take it that your think not, in which case a no followed by your reasons would be the polite thing to do.
The state of the economy and the marine industry in particular has everyone on edge at the moment, so why don't we all try to take things at face value. If someone has heard a bit of news/rumour/gossip that might help us prepare for what is to come then great, so long as no one gets abused or insulted in the process
it would be good to get the heads up and share some of the theories.