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Old 12-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #11
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Lynn Pitts = CFHQ lacky? Seems that way. I didn't realize until this whole blowup that CF is actually very closed minded. Before I thought they wanted to improve human performance (in a somewhat limited domain), but now I don't. They probably never were interested, given their obvious disdain for anything 'non-functional'... and specialists...
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #12
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Darryl,

They're watching you specifically I guess.

For everyone with a blue name like Brandon Oto that doesn't have affiliate under their name their posts going into moderation view and are only posted when approved. If you're too inflammatory you get plopped into that category.

Actually, I think that's the category they put George Mounce in as the first person, but they didn't know the moderated group had access to the mod boards. So he basically took screenshots and then he got banned permanently.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #13
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BTW I have no problem with CFHQ hiring Barry Sears to be the Nutrition Guru, but I do think they need to make a public announcement and publicly offer money back w/o any questions to those who do not want to pay to see Sears. That would be the honest and fair thing to do. It is the pretending nothing happen last weekend by CFHQ that troubles many of us in this community. It is the firing of Robb Wolf with no justification that troubles many of us in this community. It is the reported unprofessional behavior of Dave Castro that troubles many of us in this community. If CFHQ would make a public statement with the offer of refunds w/o question that would help many understand CFHQ cares about this community and not just about profits.
Those were my last freely spoken words at CF forum. I guess I was too honest for CFHQ.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:03 AM   #14
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Darryl

On your CF Thread Questions for Barry Sears

I submitted the question:

Is the modern diet with zoning better than the paleo diet w/o zoning?

It will be interesting to see whether they allow it to be seen, because that is the thread I tried to start and they blocked it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #15
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I apologize if I got your Sears nutrition guru thread closed. I had just finished reading another Barry Cooper experiment in attention-whoring narcissism on Robb Wolf's blog and didn't have anything sharp to stab into my eyes, so I had to vent a very, very little bit. I didn't say anything bad at all but the thread was closed a few minutes later.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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I apologize if I got your Sears nutrition guru thread closed. I had just finished reading another Barry Cooper experiment in attention-whoring narcissism on Robb Wolf's blog and didn't have anything sharp to stab into my eyes, so I had to vent a very, very little bit. I didn't say anything bad at all but the thread was closed a few minutes later.
Nothing to be sorry about you didn't do anything wrong. None of us violated any of the posted rules and the conversation was always civil.

CFHQ is just not honest group and are hoping this will blow over so they can get back making a ton of money. As money making machine I think they will survive for a long time, but as place for developing best fitness program they are dead.
They are no better LA fitness at this point.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:00 AM   #17
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God forbid I get called an apologist again, but you need to give the mods a bit of a break. I've met a number of the mods, including Lynne, and they're solid people with good intentions.

Are they trigger happy right now because of recent events? Probably. Should you blame them? No.

OP, as legit as your post/question may have been...on the surface it could be seen as a yet another attempt at discussing what they've already said can't be discussed on the boards. Even if that wasn't your intent, other board members would have turned it into that.

Do I think they should have jumped as quickly as they did to stop the Castro/Robb Wolf thread? No...I think civil conversation/discussion was possible (as evidenced by the GreySkull thread and the Ripp leaving threads), but that was their judgment call to make.

They recently tried to fix that "mistake" by letting a thread through that only superficially referred to the fallout (check "request" in the Community Forum). As suspected, it only lasted four pages before somebody did something stupid. They gave us a shot and the igx troll blew it.

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #18
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God forbid I get called an apologist again, but you need to give the mods a bit of a break. I've met a number of the mods, including Lynne, and they're solid people with good intentions.

Are they trigger happy right now because of recent events? Probably. Should you blame them? No.

OP, as legit as your post/question may have been...on the surface it could be seen as a yet another attempt at discussing what they've already said can't be discussed on the boards. Even if that wasn't your intent, other board members would have turned it into that.

Do I think they should have jumped as quickly as they did to stop the Castro/Robb Wolf thread? No...I think civil conversation/discussion was possible (as evidenced by the GreySkull thread and the Ripp leaving threads), but that was their judgment call to make.

They recently tried to fix that "mistake" by letting a thread through that only superficially referred to the fallout (check "request" in the Community Forum). As suspected, it only lasted four pages before somebody did something stupid. They gave us a shot and the igx troll blew it.

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Actually I do blame them blame for being trigger happy. None of the rules were violated in any of the posts I saw that were closed, but you saw one. Well I read the thread I didn't see one troll posting. Not one rules violation. No uncivil behavoir and not one.

I not did violate any of the rules and some of my words are now being banned. If criticism CFHQ is reason to ban someone then put it the rules. Then at least they are being honest about not being an open forum for improvement of the CrossFit methodology.

CFHQ is proving they care more about profits than being an open forum for developing the best fitness program. That is the truth and CFHQ actions are proving that truth.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:51 AM   #19
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It SEEMED like they were going to let a discussion go on until it got "uncivil," but that's not the issue at all.
It wasn't a violation that got that thread closed, it was "@fit" and "couch." If he hadn't done that, it probably would have gone on longer. The overtly fellating OP was being just as much of an instigator as anyone else, he just happened to have an opinion they want to hear right now.
Basically they censored him for being an IGX'er, since he was dumb enough to tip his hand. Amateurish trolling.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #20
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What is an IGX'er?
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