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I am sure that this is old news, but I tried to put the name of this site in a post on AVSForum and it was "bleeped" with ***********. Guess this is some type of feud??
 

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As far as I know there is no feud going on. Maybe they think there is. :huh:

I PM'd Alan at AVS to find out what is going on, out of curiosity, but we will keep chugging right along whether we are bleeped or not at AVS. :T
 

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Looks like the whole site. I just tried and it does block out the name of this site!!

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If this is intentional, my opinion of AVS just dropped off the cliff. I have been a member for several years and have bought gear from them.
 

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I decided to email AVS and inquire as to the blocking. Here is their reply.

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Subject: [ #AHV-96901-400]: Site Feedback
To: [email protected]
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 3:26 PM

The site is filtered due to issues in the past.
Thanks
 

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Typical.


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Oh well, As far as I am concerned it is their loss and this site is the best,IMHO.
 

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I agree, that this site is better but it seems very unprofessional to block another forum.

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while i have choosen to make this site and forum my home. AND even with the blocking on this site from the AVS site. I see no reason to hold a grudge agenst anyone espeically for some poast misunderstandings.

I sure whatever the cause is on their side and whatever this site might have caused as a result is a misunderstanding. and intime perhaps differences can be fixed.

thank you for reading my post.
 

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Internet providers and pretty much anywhere you go will filter or censor something. Places will do such things based on web traffic.
 

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I am not familiar with any issues (past or present) other than supposedly someone posting spam links here recently, of which we have not been able to find. However, I suppose they may have deleted the spam links.

I have spoken with Alan Grouger and he has referred me to David Bott, who I have PM'd. I have asked that they furnish us with the names of those who were doing the spamming so that we can address it from our end. We have never encouraged spamming any site for link backs. If someone is spamming links at their site, it is not on our behalf and we are certainly unaware of it.
 

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Perhaps it would be helpful to understand what AVS considers to be spamming so that we don't violate their policies unawares.

When I discovered this I was attempting to direct a fella who wanted information on relative densities of various fiberglass for DIY traps. I told him that there is a wealth of info over here on DIY and tried to post a link. When I saw that replaced by *s, I spelled out hometheatershack, which was also bleeped. Surely considering such to be spam is nonsense. I finally got it to accept home theater shack and a link to bobgolds.com.
 

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I have inquired and received no response. I have been getting tired of AVS and their poor moderation and inconsistent enforcement of their rules. Long before getting involved here I tried to get them to start a service and support forum like we did here, offered to do it for them, and to organize it like I do here. They rejected it. Now, not only do they not have anything like it in terms of organization nor the detail for some specific information, they block links to it. One other tech there had a link to the convergence thread in his sig he thought it was so useful. Now they have it blocked.

The constant tolerance for trolls and a few troublemakers, while censoring others selectively is really hurting their operation IMO. I am just about ready to stop posting there after many years of contributing. The future is definitely bright for us here, however, as I keep getting compliments on what we do and the way we moderate so effectively.
 

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We have officially handled the situation from our end. It was actually very minor, but their moderator made a big deal out of it. :huh:
 

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So now will they accept links to hometheatershack.com, or will they still be blocked?
 
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