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Old 20 March 2013, 15:38   #21
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It's called "Drawing a line under it"

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It's called "Drawing a line under it"

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Channel FIBs appear not to be trading.
Will do
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You'll have to excuse me for not joining in with the Martin Smith love-in.

He's a liar and a thief, end of story. Obviously I never got a penny of the 450 he took off me, it no doubt went on setting up his new shop.

There's a lot more victims of CR on here than is publicly known about, there's several more over on the YBW forums and who knows how many others.

Mart was an Internet Walter, always making out he's something he's not, RYA instructor, maritime security expert etc etc, all bullish t.
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I'm surprised that copinsay wishes him well after being ripped of. Your using a credit card to protect you does not make him a decent chap!
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Old 20 March 2013, 16:29   #25
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It's called "Drawing a line under it"

You should try it some time
Yes, the boys upstairs would rather we didn't talk about how the RIBnet trade members have been ripping off the forum supporters, bad for the company image...
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Yes, the boys upstairs would rather we didn't talk about how the RIBnet trade members have been ripping off the forum supporters, bad for the company image...
Really? I must have missed a memo. Has someone tried to nobble you? Who are these shady and unscrupulous Trade Members? AFAIK this is the second thread on which you have been allowed to vent your full and unrestrained condemnation of "Channel Ribs". It strikes me as a little unsporting to suggest otherwise.
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martini i hope you mean some ribnet trade members not all as your post implies
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Old 20 March 2013, 16:52   #28
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I'm surprised that copinsay wishes him well after being ripped of. Your using a credit card to protect you does not make him a decent chap!
For sure, but be it age or life experience, nobody died and I guess what I saved in cash will compensate for problems this time, so happy to keep it in perspective.

I can think of a large prominent online store that's caused me more hassle.

Each to their own. I'm not saying it / he was right... I'm just not going to use any more energy on it... pay pal here I come!

All told, my experience as a newbie (as of 18 months ago) with people on here has been brilliant (all present included too), and that's what I'll remember most.

And the clocks change soon :o)

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Really? I must have missed a memo. Has someone tried to nobble you? Who are these shady and unscrupulous Trade Members? AFAIK this is the second thread on which you have been allowed to vent your full and unrestrained condemnation of "Channel Ribs". It strikes me as a little unsporting to suggest otherwise.
Can't I stick an s on the the end of something just for a little dramatic effect? Just paid my subs boss

I thought I was extremely restrained in the previous thread, in the futile hope that I might get my money back, are you confusing me with Dougie?
And this thread is just a warm up

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martini i hope you mean some ribnet trade members not all as your post implies
Paul, I think it's clear to anyone that I don't mean all trade members but for the avoidance of doubt, no, I do not mean all trade members.

And to reiterate the point that Willk makes, I am only referring to one (no longer a) trade member.

I know there's been the odd grumble about others over the years but I personally have had only great advice and service from all the trade or non trade members during my time here. Apart from one of course
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Yes, the boys upstairs would rather we didn't talk about how the RIBnet trade members have been ripping off the forum supporters, bad for the company image...
Well he hasn't been a trade member for a while if I remember correctly (certainly is no more). You didn't send him money because he was a ribnet trade member - you did it because you had met him and built a relationship with him over several transactions and trips - in fact if I remember rightly you jumped to his defence the last time he got in a problem.

Trade membership offers no guarantees that the person is legit, but it does mean they've got 100 to spare on "advertising" which scammers don't and those with terminal cash flow issues struggle with (although that 100 lasts a year and thats a long time in a small business). I don't recall the Admin team ever protecting a trade member from flack either before or after I was on the inside.

However if I was looking to see if someone was a credible trader I might look to see who was on 'his' friends list in the RIBnet membership database.
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However if I was looking to see if someone was a credible trader I might look to see who was on 'his' friends list in the RIBnet membership database.
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In fairness to Martini, Martin "friended" everyone on RIBnet. I got one too. It seemed a little petty to "unfriend" him when he was down. I was going to wait a few months and then do the dirty...
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Old 20 March 2013, 17:49   #33
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Awww... I don't have ANY friends when I look. Not even Channel Ribs

Was trying to be so fair too.... sniff

(Good job that knife I ordered from him hasn't been delivered then...)
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Awww... I don't have ANY friends when I look. Not even Channel Ribs

Was trying to be so fair too.... sniff

(Good job that knife I ordered from him hasn't been delivered then...)
Was it the floating one?
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Was it the floating one?
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You didn't send him money because he was a ribnet trade member - you did it because you had met him and built a relationship with him over several transactions and trips
Does that not make it even more despicable that Martini got ripped off? it does to me anyway.....

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Does that not make it even more despicable that Martini got ripped off? it does to me anyway.....
I think you've missed the thrust of Poly's point here A-H. The post that we were addressing was the one where Martini as much as said that RIBnet Admin are protecting Trade Members from adverse comment on the forum and giving them license to "rip off members".

My reply was a rebuttal of this - I've seen no evidence of any such thing. I put a LOT of work in here to help the forum run smoothly. Protecting the users and the forum itself is my foremost concern and I make every effort to be fair to all parties involved.

I'm a bit p1ssed off, TBH
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Don't take it too seriously, it was just a bit of gentle ribbing, the winter type

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My reply was a rebuttal of this - I've seen no evidence of any such thing. I put a LOT of work in here to help the forum run smoothly. Protecting the users and the forum itself is my foremost concern and I make every effort to be fair to all parties involved.

I'm a bit p1ssed off, TBH
Cheer up willk you know we all ...well most of us love yis on ere so here's some to cheer you up Actually all the admin on here do a very good job. so heres some for you too.

As for CR's looking back at older posts he has eventually paid back money owed to some members on here albeit in dribs and drabs so martini hang on in there mate and keep that Glock in yer holster for now
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