Banned from Fish-4-UPosted:
February 21 2017 at 3:59pm
We have discussed this in the past, and I am certain you will not understand or wish to listen, but your attitude and clear lack of respect for others is the reason you are banned.
There are two main points to your claim; one is that you are essentially harassing clients of said LFS, and the other being your WMAS support.
LFS: This store, from your story, has every right to tell you to not loiter around and advise their customers of better deals, Utah live rock, DIY projects, etc. Based on your posts, I do not doubt that you were pitching your services, or trying to sell your own stuff, in what may be a competitors parking lot.
WMAS: I also happen to run into several people who know of the WMAS, however, have left. I am 99.9% certain that this club has not made the hobby stronger, however, has possible deterred people from this hobby. I have been told a number of times that your attitude has turned many people away. This club is necessary and people love it, but there are a lot of people who simply checkout and ignore it, because of such posts. The people who make this club stronger are the ones in charge now.
I think in order to make the club grow, and to make others feel welcome, you need to calm the hell down with your know-it-all and belittling approach. It is all not you, but since you posted this, I will blame you for a decent amount of it.
Others will find my words harsh, however, I am also addicted in this hobby and because of it, have heard the feedback from dozens and dozens of people. The hobby is growing and the stores in SLC should not be a gauge of it. There are many online vendors who are growing year over year, which implies that people simply want to purchase online for the most part.
But I digress, let this be a club again and stop screwing with people. We all get it, you have a fish tank and can keep corals alive.