1. My thread was stickied well before OV started his tuning business and can easily be taken down by any other mod so while it may get attention you can't be mad about it really.Now I could be wrong but the way I see it is of course you will get an extra special attention to your tune for a couple reasons.
1. your tune thread is stickied, it's the first thing they see.
2. You're a moderator, you have the ability to enforce punishment.
"As for the truth of it all, that will reveal itself soon and I have no further comment on it."
As a forum moderator is it not your "job" to conduct an investigation as to the allegations instead of just sitting on it? Look, we posted proof that Joe himself admits via PM, I have spoken to other moderators on the subject, and shared even further proof.
But the fact nothing is being done means this forum and its staff is an absolute laughing stock. It's hilarious that the moderators sit with their hands tied behind their backs and continually let this company, actually sole individual have his way with people. The forum has multiple unsatisfied customers, and customers who were directly lied to and cheated.
I can't comment specifically on other forums rules, but I assure that any forum with any form of integrity would have such a company dispelled.
understand OUR point on view on this subject, we don't want to idly sit by and let this HUGE issue get swept under the rug.
2. I know I'm a mod, but I'm also a very "laissez-faire" in my approach. I don't need to stick my nose in every thread since thats a waste of my time. If something is important enough to, I will, which brings me to my second point. If I was to investigate these threads/claims as you say I should, I'd then be called out for being biased. Damned if I do, damned if I don't, right? There are several other mods that have the ability to do so as well as any forum individual so feel free to call them out as well.
As for the staff, their actions, and the integrity of the forum, feel free to move on if you don't enjoy it. No one is forcing you to be here. All of the mods volunteer their own time for their services so don't be mad when they aren't up to your standards that you judge a company on. This isn't the first time a company has been called into question either over bad parts/service, so I still don't quite understand the witch hunt going on vs other instances of bad products.
No one is sweeping this under the rug either. If that were the case, any negative posts would have been deleted by now and clearly they haven't.
Edit: Since you edited your post to include the snark about being a forum sponsor after I started typing mine, I'll address it as well. Us mods have no control over who becomes a sponsor and who doesn't. That is the forum owner to my knowledge and we as mods enforce the rules they provide. I have no stake in the forum living or dying so how they decide whether someone stays or goes isn't my business. I do however have a choice who to give my business to.