Part of enjoying the outdoors here in Alaska involves ensuring that somebody gets a good deal on anything from choosing a reputable guide, to choosing a reputable flying service. This "not allowing negative comments" BS is getting old. The rules need to be re-written. I'm getting tired of this authoritarian style of moderation where you guys relentlessly adhere to flawed rules......then a one-way communication style ensues after the action is taken. People have a right to be warned about a flawed product, getting screwed by a guide, flying service, or other type of business transaction relative to the outdoors. The forum actually isn't responsible for individual comments or opinions......you guys just make it that way, not to mention your selective enforcement of this ridiculous rule anyways.
It's pretty easy......set up a new "agreement to terms". In that agreement to terms, the forum member agrees that the forum itself isn't liable or responsible for an individual's comment, or report about a product or business.
By creating such a flawed rule......people who attempt to spend their hard earned dollars can't be warned about bad business and could suffer a ruined outdoor trip, or significant financial loss.
Every moderator here knows I "tell it how it is" and that involves honesty.......and honestly.......you're hurting the transparency of fair business by allowing only the good comments and not the bad. This isn't Russia or Egypt Mike and Brian......this is America......