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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 16-06-2010, 17:37 Thread Starter
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I have no opinion either way on this company. I am concerned though that if this site is to have any credibility at all it has to allow both sides of the argument. I hope the other party has not been banned and is allowed to answer the allegations made against them.

Unless we see both sides we cannot make an informed opinion the owner of Timberland does sound sincere but that is very easy if others are being censored.

Can the mods confirm that Northernlad has been given the opportunity to reply? Obviously if he has and does not do so that speaks for itself.

I have absolutely no connection to either party but am increasingly wondering if this site is simply a propaganda tool for some companies to make themselves sound good.
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jettdt, I disagree. Northernlad10 had plenty to say in anonymity yesterday and we have just seen a reply from Kevin, identifying himself, to even things up. I don't like anonymous accusations.

For me that is sufficient. We do not want a war of words developing between two business on here, Alan.
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The posts by the member in question were the subject of several reports, and being possibly defamatory, were removed by the mods.

We have no problems if he / she wishes to come on and submit posts that are not open to being interpreted as defamatory, and of course declare his / her interest in the matter.


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Thats what I was asking, is he free to post or has he been banned, if he is free to post then fine.

if he has been banned then we are only getting a one sided argument which then discredits it.

The post yesterday was closed pretty quickly therefore he did not necessarily have time to state his position, if he still can but chooses not to then there is no weight to what he was saying.
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Thats what I was asking, is he free to post or has he been banned, if he is free to post then fine.

if he has been banned then we are only getting a one sided argument which then discredits it.

The post yesterday was closed pretty quickly therefore he did not necessarily have time to state his position, if he still can but chooses not to then there is no weight to what he was saying.

Quite.
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I dont think he/she should be allowed to post unless he discloses who he/she is first and why the posting was made.
Also if he is genuine, has he approached the new company to ask what they intend to do about his/her problem, before going onto this forum to say what he/she has said.

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Thats what I was asking, is he free to post or has he been banned, if he is free to post then fine.

if he has been banned then we are only getting a one sided argument which then discredits it.

The post yesterday was closed pretty quickly therefore he did not necessarily have time to state his position, if he still can but chooses not to then there is no weight to what he was saying.

Quite.
Sorry I am not sure if that is a yes or no answer to my question.
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Seems perfectly clear to me.

BognorMike said "We have no problems if he / she wishes to come on and submit posts that are not open to being interpreted as defamatory, and of course declare his / her interest in the matter".

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But this is what a forum is for.. his initial post was a fact the company had gone into administration, any person about to buy a motorhome had a right to know that, when I was looking to buy I used this forum and hoped I was getting genuine impartial advice.

When planet generators went down no one had to post on their behalf they put the posting up themselves, that is someone I can respect. Timberaland only responded when someone else called them out am I really the only one that finds that fishy!!

Yes I agree that Northernlad may have an agenda but there just seems to be a lot of naivety about the impact people going into administration has on others... Or perhaps others have agendas too.
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Had northerlad not posted and Timberland responded we would have been non the wiser.
Timberland would have carried on with no undeserved publicity.
Customers would have been happy and confidence would have remained.
lets not forget the quality product that has been saved.
Its not gone to China or India like so many manufacturing jobs.
Small suppliers may not have been paid Sadly that is a risk in business. It happened to me 20 years ago with a large manufacturer.
I carried on business with the new owners, remember BL but on a pay for last months order before we deliver this months.

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