Originally Posted by XNL0
Haven't you been given the one?
That has yet to be seen.
It's unfortunate, but it is definately the way it goes in this industry. When you provide a testimonial, you have to be prepared to back it up with proof.
We're not trying to be harsh here, but there is more than a few hosts that jump into a board, and liter the forums with testimonials of their own companies, to make themselves look good.
As staff, it is our job to help keep the board clean, by weeding these out. In every case it's nothing personal against the thread starter, it's just the job of the staff to seperate fact from fiction when it comes to testimonials.
There are benefits to the entire community:
1. If the thread started provides sufficient proof, then they increase their own credibility, the credibility of the testimonial, and the credibility of the host.
2. A community member or guest reads the proven testimonial and knows that the host has a genuine happy customer.
3. If the thread start cannot provide proof (which should not be the case in legitimate claims), then the testimonial leans torwards self-promo, meaning that the host has spammed the board, and may or may not be credible.