OPT wrote:I do have have my own private forum hosted at my expense yet never censor any post ever. I have people post information about product A,B or C but they better be able to stand behind their statements because we discuss openly and in depth.
I even will post something that I have seen that I think maybe worthwhile even when in direct competition with my own business. I believe in informing the public and let them decide what is best. If someone comes on posting about herbalife god help them because we will pull their products apart. - guess that's why we don't have the same problem you have here especially with MLM companies - they don't stand a chance - we don't censor them because we want the public to become aware of their scams - which we both know they are.
As I said before, it's your board, your website, your business. You are free to run your business as you see fit. However it does not give you the right to violate the rules on other people sites/businesses or tell others how to run their sites..
As far as you disparaging other gyms/trainers/equipment/locations or their hair colour, I could care less. Information about training or anything of the like is welcome here. You can even name names as far as I am concerned as long as it's factual and you have first hand knowledge of same. (so long as you don't slander or libel them). You just cannot promote yours in the meantime between the lines. If your's is any good, other will promote your company for you. That's called recommendations and not self promotion/solicitation/advertising.