We're not going down any road - we just fail to see why these places cant stump up ten baht a day (less than the price of a small beer each week) to have their own thread, but have to rely on their customers clandestinely plugging them here. As said above - most mention the forum to these bar/rest/bistro owners but 99% of them ignore us - it is very frustrating, if the owner of "Bobby's" or whatever wants to be professional, he shouldn't get others to post info for him on this board or spam people with emails - we don't go into his place asking for free beer or meals.
As said in the OP - we look after those that look after us and have little tolerance for freeloaders, its as simple as that.
I beg your pardon Lev, particularly as a moderator I am truly disgusted with your comments.
The owner of Bobbys had no idea, that I made my post. and I did so in the spirit of wanting to share my experience with fellow board members, not wanting to boost the profits of Bobbys bar. Bobby's certainly did not ask me to clandestinely plug for them. To imply that.... well what an insult.
I flouted a new
protocol regulation that I had never seen until I was pulled up about it, and I openly apologised for it.
So, to be using terms like clandestinely plugging, be professional, getting others to post for him, spamming emails, and freeloading is a disgrace. Bobby, is a decent chap who would help anyone if he could, he is cetainly not a user and a freeloader, and I am sure others will agree. I am horrified that from me sharing a snippet of information that someone could come out with that!
If you want a whipping boy then it is me not Bobby.
I have supported board sponsors and advertisers with my business and custom, and I have equally acted upon hints and tips that the general public have shared with us all as well.
It is not everyday that I can give something back to this forum. A forum that has helped me a lot in the past, with a host of questions , issues and problems. I was feeling quite pleased that I something genuine could contribute, but following this, I will certainly think twice before I post anything again, and then if I do I had better mind my P & Q's hadn't I?
DM has made point regarding protocols, and I think he made them well. Good for him, to not be afraid to challenge and keep the board on its toes!
For these threads to decend to this is inappropriate and disappointing, after all the opening statement on HHAD home page is that HHAD is Hua Hin's definitive information portal
. Or is that just now just for sponsors and advertisers?