In our quest of being a “true fan site” we have been seeing several road blocks by another so called “fan site” in the community. Where here we welcome everyone with open arms, its seeming to not go both ways. We are committed to bringing news and updates as they come into play… No matter WHERE from, yet when someone else mentions our site in this other site… we are blocked, deleted or modded completely out. In our views, the community is that, a community. We started here for similar reasons of being censored, “trolled”, told to give up on our beloved Blackberry devices and even (as it has been called jokingly) “rick rolled” over and over again.
We have even welcomed mods and other higher ups into our forums for discussions without question. Yes, there have been a few times we have had to “edit” due to our stand on keeping away from the negativity and staying positive about our beloved platform but that is it. We have even allowed direct links to other sites for the credit where it is due if we or a posted have used them for a source. That again is what this is all about is it not?? The community helping the community? At least that is what we believe and what they TELL us and others what they believe also… it is becoming apparent though that this is not the case. Today case in point, a couple threads in another site had reference to UTB in a forum thread and quickly the whole thread becomes deleted, yet other sites still get to have their sites mentioned and even links. Also, no it was not one of ‘us” posting to gain anything, it was common users between our site and theirs.
Sorry for the little rant, but it is becoming quite old, the childish games that is. As many who read this know me, I am a peace keeper and try to diffuse situations as they become apparent but this is one I for one cannot sit on the sidelines and ignore. I am reaching out to the community as a whole with this for some support. Not looking for an uprising, just looking for fairness and equality amongst our own peers. If you agree with me, and I think I may speak for most of the staff here at UTB also, have a voice with us. Don’t stand for all the negative news with one little blip of something positive to make it all seem alright to post all the negative. We as a community need to stand strong for support of the Blackberry platform, whether it be BB10 or legacy devices, it is all the same battle in our opinion. Keep the positive outlook and try and show all the nay sayers how they are wrong, Blackberry is NOT dead, we do NOT need to switch platforms, handhelds are STILL coming, and our community as a WHOLE is just that, a community and family. Look at how our community has gotten together in the Thunderclap that has been set up for instance. That is what it is all about everyone. Lets treat each other as such, brothers, sisters and friends all in the same battle. No need to step on each other to gain another foot ahead to sell your deal of the day Blackberry accessories.
keep calm and BB10 on my friends