OK, I would have heard the advice of some of my close friends and let this one day on its own (although I forcefully belive the contrary ) but the latest developpements force me to do something.
Because my efforts to expose this abuse, bulling and extorsion, have in the past met the swift cover up of our MOD core, I will try to submit my case to all without infringing in the protection scheme that we seem to have here for bullies and extorsion abusers.
Hear my case out and then answer me, what are we to do, as a comunity against this? Should we just let it slide and pretend like it is not happening? Should we protect the guilty and leave the innocent to defend themselves?
Here are the facts:
There is an SP (independent) in the Quebec City area. There is a guy behind this girl (I can only assume poor and misguided girl, if not, as guilty as he is) . They have taken it upon themselves to bully the independents and the agencies in Quebec City as well as threaten and abuse the hobbists.
- If you have the sligthest sucess in the hobby in Quebec City (as an SP) you are a target (indepnedent or agency). The members of this board that are either independent SPs or agencies from Quebec City can atest to my allegations. The extorsion has gotten to the point of threatening with bodily harm if these people are not provided with a cut of the earnings of the said providers! a compensation and security fee!!!!!
Because of a decision from our all migthy - all wise MODs, we can not denounce nor can we warn anyone of the dangers of dealing with these characters, the ban on reviews of the said SP and a ban on freedom of expression impossed on all that want to bring these abuses to the table makes it that the agencies, independent SPs and customers that are being abuse by these viruses are left to fend for themsleves and live in fear.
- If you are or have been a customer of this particular service provider, and have in the fact complain or comment negatively about her, you have been threaten or worst abused phisically at some point in time by these parasites. Again, the hobbists from Quebec City that have in fact gone through this can atest to my claim. They have gone as far as to threaten certain customers (whom phone number has fallen in their hands) with cohersion and extorsion directly to their families and loved ones!!!!!
Now they have gone as far as threaten people with acts of physical abuse by claiming that a recent attack on an agency by robbers using peper spray is of their doing and that anyone that does not pay the piper will in fact be next!!!!!!
Yet we afford them the protection of this board by keeping the necessary information on their identities and the actions they are doing away form the hands of unsuspected futur clients, uninformed agencies and innocent SPs that will in one way or another end up paying for our lack of action.
The Mods (particularly those that live, from time to time, in Quebec City land) know whom I'm refering to, but again will chose to ban the thread, send me PMs telling me how the better strategy is to ignore them and wish they will just go away.
Now, I know I'm going to pass for the American Crusader of the week, getting my nouse into what I shoudl not, stearing crap with my claims of freedom of expression and obligation of this community to react to injustice and abuse no matter what it is and where it appears....... but
I ask of you, is this board more than just a board? Is this board in fact, a reflection of a community? (maybe a really sick one that needs some psychological help ) but yet a community, how can we allow any abuse, extorsion, intimidation to go on without any reaction how!!????
And for those of you who will argue that the customers can just stay home and not being inconvinience, I submit to you that the girls that allow us all to enjoy this so called hobby, deserve an enviroment that is as safe as possible, deserve not to be taxed or threaten by gorilas and if there is anything that we can do, even just denounce it and we do not do it we are as gulity of the abuse as the abusers themselves.
I will finally ask on this thread the Mods, to reconsider their position, to ask the agencies, SPs and hobbists that are beiong threaten, if the lets hide our head on the sand and hope they live us along strategy is working.
I will wait a week and if there is no reaction from the all migthy Mods, reveal the informaiton that the old gard in Quebec City know already but no one is allowed to share with the newbies in the hope that as a community we can send a message to this parasite, if he wants to make money out of this, he should be out there getting his behind on the line ....