Re: Selfish Individuals
Allow me to set the record straight. I know Vince Brunasso very well. It was never his intention to cheat Off-Road.com in any way or to divide the Pilot/Odyssey community; only to keep them from falling apart due to the new boards requirements. Frankly, all the flack this has caused upsets him. He is not in it for the money and you will not see any ads on his page. In fact, he has turned down paid advertising. You will see links or ads that he does as a free service to the off road community. And yes, he also has bills to pay.
He is also too much of a gentleman to argue with types that use phases like “to your simpleton, selfish desire”. It takes REAL arrogance and a lack of breeding to use those kinds of words. That is why you have not seen any posts from him other than his URL to the board he set up – a board that he did not want to set up by the way. A URL that goes directly to his board and not a home page loaded with advertising.
Only after many posts and many “votes” did he reluctantly set up the new board. Read them in order on the old board at Off-Road and you will see that to be true. Something like a BBS takes time and effort to implement not to mention the time it takes to monitor and maintain it.
And what was his reward for his generosity? Off-Road .com throws him and his web site off accusing him and his partner of using Off-Road to launch their web site – no discussion, no dialog, only the boot.
Mr. Chicas needs to be reminded that Off-Road pursued them and asked them to put their site at Off-Road. Glamis On Line existed long before the staff at Off-Road approached them. No agreement was ever made that Off-Road would have exclusive right to their web content. No agreement was ever made that Off-Road could control the content of any other site owned by Vince and Keith. Vince and his partner Keith never did one thing in violation of the agreement they had with Off-Road.com. Yet, somehow, they are being made out to be the bad guys for providing a free service.
What a great business Off-Road has: get everybody else to create web sites and keep all the advertising revenue for himself. The only thing the web builders get in return is free web space – 5mb to be exact. That’s worth at most $5 a month – you get 10mb free at AOL.
I can see your point, Mr. Chicas. But you need to see theirs too. If you are even half the man you seem to think you are, you won’t censor or delete this post. You will be able to handle the truth. But, just in case, I’ll put this up over at Brunasso’s board as well.