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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Lets see if I can get this one deleted.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Maybe if you over-anaesthetize it, it will die on its own. Just don't tell anyone about it!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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What happened to all the Rocco thread posts???
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Censored. Rocco always gets special treatment here.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:40 AM
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OK, I've been away for a few hours.... what post got deleted??? I still see the Where's Rocco one but Rocco's post is the last one on it ..... what did I miss???

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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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This time they were fast - it all happened in 70-80 minutes.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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Wow...that's pretty messed up. Seems like that's pretty valuable information for people looking for a TA to be able to access. Regardless of how, when or why the circumstances got to the point they did, the lack of communication is pretty inexcusable in my book. We put A LOT of faith in these people and trust them with A LOT of $$$ to book these trips for us, and to just be ignored for weeks on end???...hmmmm

I'm just glad I saw all of that mess before it was deleted. Will tuck that away in the memory files, for sure.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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OK, I'm going to burst with curiosity, can anyone give me just a cynopsis of what was in the post? I don't need specifics, I just want to know what they don't want me to read?????!!!!! Was it a completely new post???

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Imelda, from what I can gather, quite a few of the posts in the "Where's Rocco" thread have been deleted. Some of them probably were leaning toward the flame-bait side of things, to be completely honest, but....

There may be more to the "deletion" topic, but that's the part of it that I noticed.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Thanks going2africa, I see it now!!! Even one of my posts on the thread is gone... wow, didn't think it was controversial!!! ... Guess I can consider myself 'hand slapped'.

Was there any other post after Roccos that got zapped or did everyone just stop posting??
Wonder why they just ppicked out posts and didn't zap the whole thread???

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Wow, one of mine got deleted too, and all I did was post a link to the Rocco thread!

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:40 PM
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Not quite, Moira - you defend you right to express your PERSONAL opinion.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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There were two separate posts, Nyama...the personal opinion one and one which was just a link to the thread. I can understand deleting the personal opinion one since they deleted Rocco's accusation of libel, but why delete the one with the link?

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:48 PM
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Rocco's post implying he didn't even know the people complaining about his ervice was left up, the subsequent post where he did in fact acknowledge they were his clients was deleted. So when that thread is read, you have the distinct impression that Marc, Debbie etal are lying and all part of some vast conspiracy.
On the other thread, he claimed that all agents paid the deposit with the final payment, when challenged by other TA's he backed away from it, again deleted to protect....who exactly? As far as I can see, it protects Rocco. Imagine if you have paid a deposit, and he is holding it rather than paying the lodge, what happens when he has personal problems and goes awol. Oh, sorry, he didn't do that, it was just a conspiracy.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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All posts where a third person made a statement regarding not using the service of a certain party have been removed.

Your posts with the link were combined with such statements.

Maybe thit_cho can help? My knowledge of the English language is not good enough to explain it better...
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:52 PM
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My last post was a reply to Moira, sorry napamatt.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Nyama

Good clarification, thanks.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I've posted the link back to that thread...just a link. Let's see what happens.

I agree with Napamatt...the pattern is disturbing...

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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I dont think anyone here will be booking with Rocco going forward... and will hopefully think twice about dealing with a home based agent.

To be honest, he probably doesnt care... as long as he can use his sham of a web site to be able to travel at agent prices, than he is probably happy. Hopefully the companies in Africa soon follow suit like most other destinations in the rest of the world, and only allow certified full time agents the ability to 1. market their products and services and 2. travel at an agent reduced price.

I would not send money to Rocco, Julian, or anyone else on here who markets their services from their home.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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And no, im not the drunken fool from South Africa...
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