• Report: #792932
Complaint Review:

The Chronicle of the Horse - Forums

  • Submitted: Thu, October 27, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, November 24, 2012

  • Reported By: ChronicleRIPOFF — Atlanta Georgia United States of America
The Chronicle of the Horse - Forums
MIddleburg, Virginia United States of America
  • Phone: 540-687-6341
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  • Category: Internet

The Chronicle of the Horse - Forums The Chronicle of the Horse Forums The Chronicle of the Horse Forums - A disgusting melting pot of lies. malicious gossip, and unproven facts. MIddleburg, Virginia

*Consumer Comment: So what?

*Consumer Comment: donkeyman pseudonymn

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Where do I begin? This website is so vile and disgusting that it literally makes me sick to my stomach. If you thought the horse industry was bad, take a look at this drama-package website! It's all the filth, gossip, lies, and dishonesty of the horse business, ALL IN ONE DISGUSTING MELTING POT OF MALICIOUS GOSSIP. The Chronicle Of The Horse Forums, while originally meant to help its users, by allowing different horse-folk to converse about trainers, haulers, training questions, tack shops, etc., Somehow, over the last few years, the website has veered from its original intent, and become a veritable melting pot of lies and back-stabbing. This is the clever part.. When you join the "C.O.T.H. Forums, you must agree to abide the the "rules," which are included below:

Rule 1: "This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading itdetails of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators do their best to maintain an overall productive and enjoyable atmosphere in the forums, though policing each post is impossible.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators."

Unless you have documented proof of fraud committed by an individual, it is not appropriate to accuse them of such in our public forum. Especially in the outright inflammatory manner you used.

THIS IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE!! THE MODERATORS DON'T FOLLOW THIER OWN RULES! I know 12 people who have had their entire careers DISTROYED by this website, because it allowed unproven lies to be posted about innocent people.  Even after BEGGING the so-called "Moderators"  to remove harmful and untruthful posts, the plees for help were ignored, and they are left to face the wolves alone. We will discuss this in greater detail as we go.  The Chronicle Forums, allows ANYONE to post ANYTHING they want, about any person, farm, business, stable, etc., that they wish, with no need for any form of fact verification. False information can be posted with NO PROOF of accusations, then left to mercy of the Chronicle Forums Moderator,  who decides whether or not the posting can stay live.  The problem with this, is that the forums Moderator is often a worst gossip lover than some of the posters. The more hits a thread gets, the better for the website, so The Moderator is in no hurry to help you, no matter how devastating the matter may be. I have been researching this website and its victims for several years, and I am currently in the process of writing a book to expose the depravity of a website that allows innocent people to be harmed for no reason. Imagine this: your greatest competition/and/or arch-nemeses in life, able post ANY LIE that they wish about you on the Chronicle Of The Horse Forums, and it will NOT be removed, or verified. 

Even if everything said is a total lie, with no proven facts to back it up, the lies will be posted for everyone in the horse-world to see, with NO way of protecting yourself.  Can you imagine giving your worst enemy in the world that type of power over you and your business? Neither can I, but it's happening FULL-THROTTLE each day on the Forums of the Chronicle of the horse website.  BUT WAIT! We aren't done yet!! It gets even BETTER!!  Now, imagine ALL the false information, lies, slander, etc., that was posted by your worst enemy, being  broadcast as an OPEN CONVERSATIONAL TOPIC  for EVERYONE on the internet to view, andcomment on.  We all know the type of people who get no greater happiness in the world, than from commenting on things they know nothing about.  Horse-folks love a good scandal, especially the ones who have no
life, and have nothing to do but sit on their computers and give their opinions. Most of these "comment makers," aren't true horse people at all. They are bitter little no-bodies, who can only be heard via internet forums.  They are true-blue liars, and drama starters, whose very essence is threatened by any form of peace and truth.  Now that the mood has been set, imagine the snow-ball effect of what will happened to one's reputation, when all of these perpetual liars start commenting on the false, and unproven facts, that have been posted about someone they do not even know.  The results are disastrous! The thread quickly turns into a lying free-for-all, which leaves the innocent victim's reputation totally destroyed. The Bible says, that a good reputation is worth more than all the gold on earth. Now, imagine that your reputation is left to the mercy of your enemies, and total strangers, who get off on the destruction of innocent people's lives.  In my research of the abuse that takes place on the Chronicle Of The Horse Forums, I posted  pretend "thread" about
my dealings with a fictitious person of my own conjuring. I wanted to see, what would happen, if a thread was started about an imaginary person.  If my guess was correct, the devastatingsnow-ball effect would happen, even to a make-believe person. Sure enough, after just a few moments of posting my pretend "thread" to the forums, people started commenting about their personal experiences  with someone who did not even exist.  In just a few days, there were literally pages of lies that had been written about someone who was not even real. I added fuel to the fire by pretending to be the victim of the posts, and then by trying to defend myself. This did nothing but "spur-on" the
depraved reputation destroyers in their aggressive destruction of an imaginary person. I could not believe my eyes! There were literally hundreds of comments posted from different people, claiming to have done business with a person who
was not even real.  I think this study says quite a lot about the intent of users of this website. Even a non-existent
person can become a victim on the C.O.T.H.-Forums. In continuing with my investigation, I called The Chronicle of the Horse, at their headquarters in Middleboro, VA many times, pretending to be the victim of harmful threads.

The answer was all the same. "We can do nothing for you. We suggest contacting the forums Moderator."  If you ask for the phone number of the "Moderator," you will not get one. He/She is ONLY accessible by email, and they NEVER return your emails, even if you beg them to. The C.O.T.H Forums Moderator is a sick and twisted human, who gets great pleasure
out of having the power to help or destroy a person. After emailing the "Moderator" an additional 6 more times regarding my situation with no response, I decided to call the headquarters back.  I told the young lady who had answered my call about my desperate situation, and what was happening to my business, and reputation on the COFH Forums.  She smugly replied: We stand behind our moderator's decision 100%, and there is nothing we can do.

Sorry. " I stood there speechless, and not believing what I was hearing, but it was true. The Chronicle of the Horse Forums will allow any false information to be posted about ANY innocent person, and will do NOTHING to help stop the lies and slander, and promote truth.  It truly is a sick website where insecure "nobodies" can ruin a hard working American's career at the click of a mouse. I'm not suggesting that everything "thread" posted is a lie, but a VERY large number are just
simply not true. I decided to contact some of the victims of the "thread reputation assaults," and see how they had been affected by the posts on the Chronicle Of The Horse- FORUMS. I contacted 12 victims of "chronicle attack," to see if they had been affected by the threads posted about them and their businesses. The victims were VERY easy to find, being that the attackers always give the victim's phone numbers, addresses, email address, and more , in order to try to give
their lies some sort of appearance of validation.  Some of these victims included: Horse haulers, Trainers, Groomers, lesson
farms, Tack-Shop Owners, Stable Owners, etc.  After speaking with them, they all essentially said the same thing; that an enemy had posted a lie about them on the Chronicle Forums, and then the lie started snow-balling.  In one incident, a man who owned a lessonbarn, became a COTH victim when he unknowingly angered a fowl-tempered parent for scolding her child who was whipping her horse excessively.  The angered mother immediately went home, goton the C.OT.H. Forums, and accused the trainer of molesting her daughter.Of course, this was false, because if it would have been true, he would have been arrested. Needless to say, his business and reputation were quickly ruined, and it wasnt long before the farm that he had worked for over 15 years to build was for sale. All accusations were false, and an innocent trainer lost his
livelihood because of a LIE on the C.O.T.H.-Forums.  Another professional hauler was accused of causing brain damage, to a horse, because the person who was having the horse shipped, did not want to pay the shipping bill. 

There are MANY more ridiculous stories that will be exposed when my book is published.  Most people harmed by
the threads on the COTH-Forums, initially tried to seek legal action against the website, but found it difficult because the website hides behind the "Freedom of speech Act." How messed-up is that??!! So, the website is not liable for anything posted. Therefore, they do NOT search out the truth, or even care what is happening to innocent people.  Most people,
who were attacked on the forums, eventually had to close their businesses due to bad publicity. This is exactly the outcome that the trouble makers wanted!

How can it be, that there is a website, where the evil lairs thrive, and the innocent suffer? Well, believe it. Its all true. The Chronicle Of The Horse - Forums is a breeding ground of lies, and goes unchecked. Innocent people are being ruined financially, emotionally, and respectfully and NO ONE is doing anything to stop it.  Hopefully, the release of my book will do something to help expose this disgusting website, and all of its depravity.  It is my goal in life to expose the evil people who are harming the innocent, and to shutdown a website that condones lying, unproven facts, and malicious gossip. 

Unfortunately, by the time my book is published, it will be too late for many people who have been harmed by this vicious website. Do yourself a favor, and if you read something nasty about someone on the Forums of The Chronicle Of The
Horse website, contact that person directly before making a decision not to do business with them. Chances are, they arent a bad person. Just someone who was too much competition for someone else.  Lies are a terrible thing, and
those who harm the innocent people will one day get what they gave back 7X stronger. That's just how karma works.  I'm sure this write-up will be met with MANY angry comments, but it is time that the TRUTH be known.  Let's keep it honest everyone! Rather than trying to destroy your competition, just create a better product.  I leave you with this last quote regarding gossip. "The tongue is a double-edged sword, be careful of how you waggle it, for one day, it may cut off your head. "

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#1 Consumer Comment

So what?

AUTHOR: JustsaynitasIseeit - (United States of America)

I saw this on "Ripoff Report". I don't see what is wrong here. Even if it was true so what? I guess since this is all I have seen I just don't get it. So someone spends time on COTH, so what? It sounds like much ado about nothing. Is there more? Even if you were writing informational articles on COTH to promote your business, as long as they were true and informative who cares? People have been submitting articles for publication for as long as there have been publications. It provides a service to the publication and gets your word out. If it keeps someone from harm or introduces them to you (who can help them) all the better. The author needs to get a life.

The author needs to get out in the world. Read a few papers and magazines, look at the articles and who writes them. Folks have ALWAYS submitted stuff to be published. I have volumes of every sales guru out there in my office. One of the first things they recommend. Get published!

Yes BTW, jealous and dishonest people post things all the time. Honest people also post things in order to keep others from harm or perhaps after they have been caused great expense or great personal and financial harm that is the only recourse that they have. It DOES seem that the horse world is full of more than it's share of jealous, vicious, dishonest people all grubbing for the same dollar. Many of them team up and form alliances where many "friends" (birds of a feather) can pad the sale of a horse, in more elaborate schemes than I know about. All these same people are doing the same thing all over the internet. It isn't just COTH. Try Facebook. You will find it there too.
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AUTHOR: doglover - (United States of America)

Why is The Chronicle Forums allegedly protecting Bonnie Navin's pseudonymn after she has disclosed the alias "donkeyman" to a Federal Judge and others? It has been changed from "donkeyman" to "beenthere" at Ms. Navin's request and once notified The Chronicle Forums changed it back to "donkeyman" and then changed it once again to "Beenthere"? And now it seems COTH is playing games with it's search process so search the keyword donkeyman instead of the username donkeyman. 
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