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Bad Defective Emperor O Tanto Thread Deleted?(Cold Steel Censoring Negative Post)

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by insta9ves, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2020
  2. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    @knarfeng wondering if you got any idea about this? I never seen a thread get deleted in this forums no matter how bad it gets. Usually just locked.
  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    The supers won't remove a non-spam thread in a manufacturer forum.
  4. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    So it was removed by the manufacturer forum mod(Cold Steel)?
    Does bladeforums have any policy for these kind of censorship?
  5. Geko21


    Sep 25, 2008
    Yes, it was deleted by an admin or a moderator without warning. Just before it disappeared the thread status was "Removed from public view." Cold Steel is truly pathetic.
  6. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Did you keep a copy of the thread?
  7. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
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  8. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) Manufacturers maintain their forums to help promote and sell products .

    I'm not surprised they deleted one like that .

    I hope CS will continue a presence here on BF , and not just pull out with all the recent bashing . :(

    Still my favorite "go to " for value / performance and maybe deserves a little more appreciation here . :cool::thumbsup:
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  9. Geko21


    Sep 25, 2008
    In a way... Since I was subscribed I have e-mails with the content of all posts to the thread. But it actually didn't occur to me that these people will get as low as deleting the thread. This is absolutely amazing.
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  10. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Yes to the first.
    No to the second.
    Feel free to start another thread here.
  11. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Was a bit surprised myself to see it deleted rather than simply locked, but need to keep a couple things in mind:

    1. The forum is not meant to be a place to resolve customer service issues.
    2. Like DocJD said, they are here to promote their products, and obviously aren't going to like things detrimental to that effort. But pretty sure this is the first time I've seen them delete a thread, so they normally give us a lot of leeway.
    3. While I understand posting here to give us a heads up, a better place would have been the GBU, as Boru13 just posted while I was writing this.
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  12. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Can the original be restored & moved to the GBU?
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  13. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    The lawsuit :poop: related parts belong in W&C , if anywhere . :rolleyes:
  14. jdk1

    jdk1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Shouldn't be that way. It should be a forum for all things Cold Steel, whether good or bad. Reminds me of the old Tora Khukuri forum. As QC issues developed, Simon took it to a invite only FB page. If CS doesn't like the thread, they need to fix the problem or explain why it doesn't need to be fixed.
  15. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    There is nothing stopping you from reposting your original thread here and also in the GB&U sub-forum.
  16. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
  17. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    The problem is some of the uglyness happen on the thread itself and the details are gone if OP simply create a new post again.
  18. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Yes this will be ideal.

    @Geko21 did you keep a copy of CS’ latest response explaining the relationship between them and coldsteel.de as well as their implication of you character for being litigious?

    It’s good to raise awareness elsewhere.
  19. dug24


    Jan 21, 2014
    Cold Steel, deleting the thread is not cool! While I didn't agree with the legal stuff, I definitely believe Geko21 deserves a full refund at minimum. Really seems like QC is a thing of the past? I was going to buy three sk5 Recon Tantos for Christmas presents but I'm not going to take the chance. Rather spend the money elsewhere.
  20. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Yes that's possible but I'm hesitant to do that for a variety of reasons. I'll have to think about it but I would much prefer a new thread be started in GBU... I'm going to go ahead and move this thread to GBU so there are no further issues.
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