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KaptCrunch July 25, 2009 03:21 PM

XS caught in shill scheme or is it Plagiarize DIY's
XS has band any member associated with RRT over the T3 review

the action speaks volumes of paid PR work for PrimoChill

Arinoth July 25, 2009 03:24 PM

Yeah, CB was saying in IRC he himself got banned from there, but i dunno if its related to this

DaleF July 25, 2009 03:29 PM

For those of us who don't know what the story is, what's the story?

Liu Kang July 25, 2009 03:58 PM

Shilling, mostly.... XS has also banned all members of R3... they even banned R3 members who donated to XS in the past. To top it all off, they have also banned Vincent from Bitspower for advertising on the R3 board and refusing the $700USD/month advertising package from XS.

The XS forum now filters BP and Bitspower, so you can't even type them into messages... that's how far they are willing to go in order to make a few bucks. Anyone who has seen Vincent on other boards, knows just how helpful he is, and how good of a company Bitspower is as well... what they are doing is disgusting.

werty316 July 25, 2009 04:00 PM

Ouch! :shok:

KaptCrunch July 25, 2009 04:00 PM

read the story XS


Originally Posted by wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill
In online discussion media, satisfied consumers or "innocent" parties may express specific opinions in order to further the interests of an organization in which they have an interest, such as a commercial vendor or special-interest group. Websites may also be set up for the same purpose. For example, an employee of a company that produces a specific product may praise the product anonymously in a discussion forum or group in order to generate interest in that product, service or group. In addition, some shills use sock puppetry where they sign on as one user soliciting recommendations for a specific product or service. They then sign on as a different user pretending to be a satisfied customer of a specific company.

for the people who talked against the review are gone or any 1 connected to RRT

gingerbee July 25, 2009 04:02 PM

wow that's not cool at all.

Liu Kang July 25, 2009 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 230505)
wow that's not cool at all.

They've been doing it for years over at XS, it's just never been so blatant, nor at the expense of so many good people...

Arinoth July 25, 2009 04:06 PM

Yeah, just from this little copy paste i can kinda see that. Why would someone who is situated in Brazil want to know where to buy something in the states:

Xtreme Member

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 150

Great review!

Where can i get these in the US ?
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...er_offline.gif http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...tons/quote.gif

rapmaster July 25, 2009 04:16 PM

I'm glad HC ain't like this :ph34r:

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