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A littlebit of criticizing...

Discussion in 'General Forex Talk' started by Hisser, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Hisser

    Hisser Recruit

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    Hi to all and I may sound a bit rude about this site and forum, so please be patient to read this post and afterwards give opinions or thoughts on this thread.
    Let me say that many of the members and non members who struggle to get informations about particular interest, few of those may be valid because I noticed that several broker reviews have no sense to be valid and I will not mention them here (privately I will) because I guess this is not the right place for it.
    Giving reviews on the broker section is too conservative by the means that all the opinions are processed only through the administrator which rises potential suspects about cooperation or collaboration.
    None of those informative systems, who keep places clean and open to the individuals, are receiving money from the commercial banners.
    Taking side is not an option as I noticed here on this forum.
    To all admins and moderators, let me be your opposition as a factor to change things and not as a some fool who tries to argue and not change things.
    I am individual who likes to learn allot of FOREX, constantly learning it for around 4 years and soon will go into the real world. I consider this site as a prime source of fair informational system and PLEASE DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME!
     
  2. WaveRider

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    I'm not inclined to fix what isn't broken

    If the members here smelled collusion, they would be gone. I would be.

    I can see the point about a potential conflict of interest in money being received to the mods. I would encourage you to probe them on your specific instances where you think there was an invalid broker review and see what they say. It would be tough to even adress that issue with out specific instances.

    I have not seen anything that would make me think the reviews were being pushed in any way. Without banners, there would be no web site, so we have to live with that conflict of interest.

    One odd situtation that I though was handled well was involving Henry Liu. I'm a nobody here and I don't know what happened but... I think Henry put FPA in a tough spot, and they did the honorable thing by letting him bow out quietly. He volunteered free news trading training and they were grateful. Then he decided to run an EA racket. Don't know why he felt the need to do that. When he started getting into trouble here at FPA, the mods allowed him to get the same scrutiny as the other vendors. Soon after, he left with no explanation, despite his very popular thread. I really liked his thread. His situation is still being hashed out in a scam alert thread. No investigation was opened but he stinks so bad at this point, not many would need a guilty verdict to see what happened. Overall I think this difficult situation was handled very well.

    Thumbs up to the mods. It's working in my view.
     
  3. Hisser

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    Henry has reputation on his thoughts because I was checking the history of his signals and it is worth to try them, but everyone may do a mistake. With releasing the EA about $1000000 overnight win (not literally) he became overconfident and this is only my opinion.
    I also can notice that here would be deliberating to speak about some of the brokers investigations. I will post a link to all to see what I discovered.

    Forums - SCAM ALERT: www.ForexOma.com

    I am showing there myself as babbapussy and you will see what I mean.

    I will say this in a cost to be banned maybe, but FOREXOMA is a potential scam, which reviews do not show it as it is. Possible infiltration from the same person as multiply account or by few who are in support to his idea of scamming in an odd way by 'shooting within the opposite direction as you shoot' and rising a mental 'incrimination' to yourselves. That means when you say something you feel that it isn't right, he always finds kind of logical answer to your question or thought to give you manifestation of his reality and not the objectiveness. It will be clear to you if you read about everything that says on his site to protect yourselves from scammers. The scammer attacks the scammers. You get the idea?
     
  4. AsstModerator

    AsstModerator FPA Forums and Reviews Admin

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    If you have information about something being a scam, please post it in the Scam Alerts Folder and provide some backup to your claim.

    Saying a company is a "potential scam" isn't much different than saying a company is involved in the finance industry. Any company you buy something from and any broker you trust your money to could potentially scam you.


    There are also a lot of companies that say they want to advertise here, if the reviews and forums can be "fixed". Advertising sends them to me and I explain that fixing the reviews and forums is not an option. I tell them to contact the clients and fix the issues. The FPA cancelled one advertising contract when a company wouldn't cooperate with a scam investigation. That hurt my paycheck, but I supported the decision 100%.

    If I or my moderators took bribes, some money could be gathered in a short amount of time. Then people would stop coming to the FPA website and everyone at the FPA would be unemployed. By not taking bribes, the FPA just keeps growing.

    Some companies have complained that the FPA does almost all communication in writing. That's because these companies that desperately want to chat on the phone have already hinted at "compensation" and "profitable business arrangements" if they could just get a phone call. Most of them don't want to write down a bribe offer.

    So far, the largest direct bribe attempt was $250,000 offered to fix one review page. That page still isn't fixed. I'd rather keep my job protecting forex traders. I don't want to ruin my personal ethics and disgrace the name of the best forex review site on the web. I don't want any tainted money from some scammers wanting to hide their bad deeds.


    As for reviews being processed, please read this thread and then come back and tell me how much better it would be if all reviews were automatically approved without moderation...

    http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/forex-forum/basic-training/2228-worst-forex-reviews.html

    The FPA moderates reviews for a reason. Companies leave reviews for themselves while pretending to be customers. Former clients with axes to grind try to leave a dozen or more reviews claiming to be different people. Approving everything will turn the ratings into a contest of who can spam fastest.

    A lot of people leave things like "has anyone tried this broker" for brokers with a hundred or more reviews. Do you want to see dozens of items like that posted as reviews for each broker? Do you want to see all the advertisements by forex program affiliates posted as reviews? Do you want to see all the spam for things that have nothing to do with forex posted as reviews?

    The FPA's reviews are the best because I and my team work very hard to keep them honest and on topic.
     

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