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Moderators are idiots

The moderators of DSL reports are a bunch of idiots. DBMaven is the king of idiot moderation. Justin the site owner is the laziest *** on the planet. His forum software is over 20 years old and he does nothing to fix problems. dslreports is no longer a helpful place. It is a constant place to cry about Upload speed, buffer bloat, rate increases, area going all digital crying about speedtests crying about modems and routers. Justin should just give it up. He clearly has no intention of improving anything. He never shows up on the forum to address anything. He is a coward. His moderators are stupid *** that must not hold real jobs in life. bye
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#1217404 Review #1217404 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Dslreports Moderator
Reason of review
Poor customer service

DSLReports died with DSL technology

I was banned for supporting Donald Trump (fartness/Hockeyfun1) on DSLReports. I repeatedly asked for clarification from Justin and fourboxers before I was banned since most posts were deleted, and never received a response. Justin told me to go to Reddit and that he was cleaning up accounts that caused problems. DSLReports died when DSL no longer was a leading technology. The site failed to evolve with the proliferation of mobile devices. So many better forums out there. Any time I had some technical problem, it could not be solved because it was beyond the complexity of the users (such as computer hardware related, computer software related, Android issues, Microsoft issues, etc), but if I posted on other websites that had forums specifically for those topics, then it would be solved. I pretty much used DSLReports site for the political talk forums and home improvement questions. Not sure why I ever went back in 2003 after I dollarcided as Hockeyfun1 because of their useless DC club corruption.
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#923718 Review #923718 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rochester, New York
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
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Bias

Don't ever say anything on DSLReports that doesn't toe their line. The very least you can expect is deletion of your posts and possible banning from the site. Of course, that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, based on the lack of anything worth reading there. Their bias against anything positive about AT&T is evident in ecerything they do there. In their worlf if Karl Bode didn't say it then it can't be true. The whining and moaning from these pissants is some of the worst on the net. Almost as bad as a bunch of fanboys spouting *** about their favorite wet-dreams.
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#496930 Review #496930 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Springfield, Missouri

Bias in reporting

The "reporting" by Karl Bode is consistantly biased against AT&T. Mr. Bode is known for his vituperative attacks on anything AT&T does. And when his comments are later proven to be totally out in left field he still weasels around and attempts to show it as AT&T's fault. It makes one wonder if perhaps Mr. Bode was turned down by AT&T for some financial remuneration and he is now bent on making trouble for them. It is probably a good thing that Mr. Bode is nothing more than a very small whisper in the totality of the internet voice.
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#823242

Once again Bode strikes out at AT&T. And once again, no one else really cares about the subject of his latest diatribe but him. Perhaps Karl needs to make an appointment for some sort of psych intervention.

#814683

Happily, no one really gives Bode any credibility. This is most likely because of his simple-minded focus on putting down anything AT&T does. One wonders just what the company did to Bode along the way to make him so bitter.

#810876

Bode has a curious personality. Most intelligent people would examine their actions and the responses to those actions from others with an eye towards improving.

Bode, on the other hand, simply redoubles his vicious activities towards AT&T, apparently in the belief that talking loud makes up for a lack of veracity. His sycophants, such as the trekkie wannabe DataRiker and the other trolls, only add to the incredibly idiotic tenor of his rants.

Whatever the motivation, financial or otherwise, Bode has no credibility.

#808362

Well Bode is at it again. Only now he is "manufacturing news" inorder to push his anti-AT&T bias.

Still wondering about the real reason for his discontent. Somewhere in there is a monetary element, no doubt.

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#483695 Review #483695 is a subjective opinion of poster.

DSL Reports - Tanted Forums!

DSLReport.com and broadbandreports.com and affiliated websites are nothing more than a Group of Crooked Black Hat Marketer for the Corporations they are Representing. They are Paid by the Corporations to Monitor, Post Deceptive Lies and the DELETING of any post which may state any harmful Facts about the corporations services offered to consumers! DSLReport and BroadbandReports and affiliates only exist to DECEIVE the Public and nothing MORE! They are performing a disservice to the internet community and should be TERMINATED. There are legit posters, but if you Speak the Truth you will be Punished by your post being deleted....Its a FACT! Do not support DSLReport.com and BroadbandReports.com .......... Find a forum online which Believe and Respects the Rights of the Free Speech of HARD FACTS! BEWARE ….. DSLReport and BroadbandReports are nothing more than a Land field of Human Waste……
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#342153 Review #342153 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Caledonia, Michigan

DSLReports and BroadbandReports

DSLReport.com and broadbandreports.com and affiliated websites are nothing more than a Group of Crooked Black Hat Marketer for the Corporations they are Representing. They are Paid by the Corporations to Monitor, Post Deceptive Lies and the DELETING of any post which may state any harmful Facts about the corporations services offered to consumers! DSLReport and BroadbandReports and affiliates only exist to DECEIVE the Public and nothing MORE! They are performing a disservice to the internet community and should be TERMINATED. There are legit posters, but if you Speak the Truth you will be Punished by your post being deleted....Its a FACT! Do not support DSLReport.com and BroadbandReports.com .......... Find a forum online which Believe and Respects the Rights of the Free Speech of HARD FACTS! BEWARE ….. DSLReport and BroadbandReports are nothing more than a Land field of Human Waste……
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#1216927

I was banned for supporting Donald Trump (fartness/Hockeyfun1) on DSLReports. I repeatedly asked for clarification before I was banned since most posts were deleted, and never received a response.

DSLReports died when DSL no longer was a leading technology.

The site failed to evolve with the proliferation of mobile devices. So many better forums out there.

#828680

dslreports has been an extremely helpful and informative site in the 14+ years I've been a member.

They have no affiliations with nor represent any corporations so I don't know what the OP is going on about and as far as termite being banned perhaps he attacked another member or had been posting spam on site, I haven't ever heard of anyone ever being banned arbitrarily for stating their opinion.

#670733

I agree with the statement above you have legit posters like me that was a perminun member for 12yrs, that had no issues with the site they delete your posts if you say anything about your Internet provider that's negative in nature,but yet they should be unbiased same this with posting about different topics its one sided in native, you can have a post on any subject if the mod doesn't agree with it thy delete this,

They banned my account for this reason... And others I don't recommend this site for any information.how someone can ban a account after 12 yrs is be on me...

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#342072 Review #342072 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Caledonia, Michigan
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Dslreports - Canadian Chat forum

One of the moderators of this forum deletes people's postsjust for the fun of it, whenever they feel like it. It's a farce.Imagine having a forum, with one retard moderator decidinghow everyone on that forum thinks, and what they say?That's Canchat, the Canadian forum at dslreports.com I think the moderator who is doing this is 'fourboxers' but I can't findout because when they delete threads and posts at Canchat, you'renot allowed to question them. How retarded is that? what a completelyuseless forum - a total waste of time. Canchat. at dslreports.com http://www.dslreports.com/forum/canchat
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#535253

DSL Reports is a SCAM stay away..... The owner is WHITE TRAILER TRASH!

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#334149 Review #334149 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Penticton, British Columbia
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DSLReports: something fishy going on over there.

Update by user Feb 06, 2012

they [dslreports.com / Silver Matrix LLC] banned me (by IP address) from the site after I filed a complaint with the FCC regarding cyber-bullying. prior to that, the site removed my CL based user reviews.

Update by user Jan 30, 2012

I\'m not dealing with this (dslreports.com / broadbandreports.com / Silver Matrix, LLC) company/website anymore. I filed a consumer complaint with the FTC regarding consumer fraud and with the FCC about the cyberbullying in the forums.

Original review posted by user Jan 12, 2012
ramapant sexism, censorship of ideas, abusive, partronizing comments, harassment, moderators don't follow the rules of the forum, criticize & discourage any post regarding legal action against any of the carriers. many anonymous users targeting other members with harassment & bullying and claim they don't work in the industry yet there is no way of verifying this since they're anonymous. moderators of forums say to keep on topic or go to the Rants & Raves Forum which is also censored heavily. who provides their operating revenue? membership only costs $10.00 over a lifetime? there is some extremely suspicious activity on this website.
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#535251

The Owner of DSL Report is a Crook ....... He is what people throw in the Garbage.

#418691

Kellarin,

Give it up. There's no sense is worrying about that site. It's a total sham.

It may have been decent years ago as a resource to obtain unbiased information, and tips to resolve issues. But those days are LONG GONE.

That site is nothing more than a lacky to service providers because they receive money from the service providers. Look for yourself. Ads everywhere. Also, they say they have techs monitoring that site to provide assistance. Why aren't these techs providing that support via their company's website? Answer: it helps a company hide it's true ticket count / number of customer issues.

broadbandreports.com receives money from these service providers under the guise of advertising ads, and having an 'official list of vendors 'going even further with reaching out to the customer to ensure customer satisfaction'. It's a cop out and a joke. Notice when you READ the disclaimer on the list of approved user IDs for any vendor: there is a disclaimer that this is not an official means of communication to convey a problem... that calling in and opening a ticket is the service provider preferred method.

People seek help online AFTER EXHAUSTING THEIR ATTEMPTS TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITH THE SAME SERVICE PROVIDERS. They run into this broadbandreports.com site, and are duped into thinking they will get help there. If it's a network related issue on thr provider side, FORGET IT! You are getting the run around.

As far as posting issues about things like this, and other issues with a provider, forget that as well. broadbandreports isn't going to shoot themselves in the foot with postings like this. And the vendors will ensure this with pressure: keep stuff that's negative (albeit completelt true) off of your website, or we won't advertise with you anymore.

#418091

unbelievable! DSLReports.com deleted my review(s)of CenturyLink (all of them-I had 3).

should have got a screenshot of the one I posted today! If that's not fishy behavior I don't know what is.

#417889

hmmm, just received a letter back from the FCC & go to dslreports.com to login for the tests I ran. funny my login has been banned from the site...

#416450

what's the story with broadbandreports.com? why did they change it to dslreports.com?

#416221

DSLReports/Silver Matrix=deceptive business practices?

#416203

@It's a scam at broadbandreport I'd like to hear more of what you have to say!

#416198

for some reason this website isn't allowing to post my message so I used an alternative profile & it worked. odd.

Here! Here!

#416197

@It's a scam at broadbandreportI am in total agreement with you!they (Silver Matrix/dslreports.com say to contact Customer Support before making a complaint here. yeah right!I e-mailed the owner, I posted in feedback about the problems in the forums with NO RESPONSE what so ever! then I filed a complaint with the FCC (re: cyberbullying & discrimination).my other complaint that I sent to Silver Matrix (the parent company/legal team):CENSORSHIP, CYBERBULLYING & INFO DELETEDsilver matrix pissedconsumer.com censorship-cyberbullying-info-deleted 201201****9007

#414283

They are making money off of the providers via advertising. So, it behooves them to take a stance that is in the provider's best interests. I posted some information that clearly showed fraud from a provider. It just gets deleted.

Doesn't it make anyone wonder why there are 'techs' from vendors in that forum providing 'fixes' for people you don't know... but you can never seem to get your issues resolved with the same vendor?

It's a false front for shoddy services providers.

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#288506 Review #288506 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Spokane, Washington

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