bedlam wrote:Its an interesting history though. Banned for complaining about Isofrane admitting to breaching data privacy the first time, and now banned again following a complaint that Doxa might have done the same.
I'm sure there is a lesson here.
A lesson indeed. Definition of the word "forum":
From Merriam-Webster:a :the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public business
b :a public meeting place for open discussion The club provides a forum for people interested in local history.
c :a medium (such as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas
When money rules the roost, there is no open discussion; where there is finance going on, finance rules. If one needs to constantly watch one's words, in order not to give the slightest offence, particularly where profits are concerned, then it is not a "forum." It's a marketplace, not of ideas, but of commodities, and that's pretty much what WUS is, a marketplace for watches and places to shill watches (and overpriced rubber straps.)
The only places where free speech seems to exist on WUS is, from my narrow POV, the Orient subforum, mainly because nobody seems to bother with it except a few enthusiasts. Otherwise, it pays off to keep your mouth shut, lay low, and when you want to unload an SKX007 or an Oris Sixty-Five, well, go to it, homeboy.
You want to write your opinions freely, well, there's here, and that's maybe about it, apart from BDWF and a few others that I don't know about. To try to pretend that WUS is some sort of forum is silly. Anything that smacks of controversy will be quashed, by one of the jack-booted thugs that Verticalscope employs over there for pennies and swag.
It's all about the Benjamins, baby.