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    • Dirty forum politics - Why are the MBWorld Mercedes forums covering up Dime Racing horror stories?

      Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of BenzBoost.com.


      Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced:


      Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site.

      Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted.

      MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is.

      From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through
      advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating.

      https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-...d-removed.html

      Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build.

      MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting."



      It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that?

      Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts:


      There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree?

      BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dirty forum politics - Why are the MBWorld Mercedes forums covering up Dime Racing horror stories? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Well, MBWorld started feeling the pressure and restored the thread.

        Only to then lock it and delete posts... way to prove my point guys.

        They had an opportunity here to stand up and do the right thing and did the exact opposite. Is it really worth the money when Dime is falling apart right before your eyes? Horrible to blatantly put members in harm's way like that for a few bucks.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        I would give them some time even it's so obvious...Remember how I was treated when I didn't give Tony enough time for his response lol
      1. LessIsMore's Avatar
        LessIsMore -
        Sticky, appreciate your integrity on topics like this. Even when $#@! hits the fan, you're doing what you think is fair and right for the readers of the forums. Props.

        However - I don't think it's cool to be posting up the name/phone/email of an administrator on the MBWorld. I don't like the thread deletions or cover-up for DR any more than you do, but also don't think persecuting individuals over forum posts is warranted.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LessIsMore Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, appreciate your integrity on topics like this. Even when $#@! hits the fan, you're doing what you think is fair and right for the readers of the forums. Props.

        However - I don't think it's cool to be posting up the name/phone/email of an administrator on the MBWorld. I don't like the thread deletions or cover-up for DR any more than you do, but also don't think persecuting individuals over forum posts is warranted.
        It's not an admin and it is his public contact info anyone can google...
      1. ///M3THOD's Avatar
        ///M3THOD -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        It's not an admin and it is his public contact info anyone can google...
        ..even so, I might still just cut that stuff out of the post.

        Most people aren't going to google and all it takes is one $#@! to source it from here and start harassing. It effectively may tarnish the good dead your attempting to do by pressuring MBWorld to not interfere with the spread of the truth behind Dime's operation.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ///M3THOD Click here to enlarge
        ..even so, I might still just cut that stuff out of the post.
        This same moderator deletes posts and bans anyone who disagrees with him and once posted pictures of my girlfriend (she was hot not what you're thinking but he violated her privacy to try to get at me) in a thread on MBworld. He's a piece of garbage and he can go F himself.
      1. Rock's Avatar
        Rock -
        I just wanted to add that Phil is a handsome man.

        Also, the thread was not deleted. It was closed briefly until this first time poster's claims could be verified. No one is protecting vendors on MBworld.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Rock Click here to enlarge
        I just wanted to add that Phil is a handsome man.

        Also, the thread was not deleted. It was closed briefly until this first time poster's claims could be verified. No one is protecting vendors on MBworld.
        Phil is a fat man child and posts have been deleted from the thread.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Rock Click here to enlarge
        I just wanted to add that Phil is a handsome man.

        Also, the thread was not deleted. It was closed briefly until this first time poster's claims could be verified. No one is protecting vendors on MBworld.
        Phil looks like a Filipino tranny and the thread was removed only to be restored with posts deleted and then closed. So, yes, typical mbworld garbage.
      1. ///M3THOD's Avatar
        ///M3THOD -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Rock Click here to enlarge
        I just wanted to add that Phil is a handsome man.

        Also, the thread was not deleted. It was closed briefly until this first time poster's claims could be verified. No one is protecting vendors on MBworld.
        I think its pretty blatantly obvious thats exactly whats happening there, regardless of the reasoning he's providing in this specific case because of the overwhelming backlash.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This same moderator deletes posts and bans anyone who disagrees with him and once posted pictures of my girlfriend (she was hot not what you're thinking but he violated her privacy to try to get at me) in a thread on MBworld. He's a piece of garbage and he can go F himself.
        Phil did that?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Phil did that?
        Yep and then deleted posts and pm's calling him out so he just started banning accounts. Not really that hard to believe he's in bed with Dime and protects their multiple troll accounts and deletes posts.

        Guy is a corrupt douchebag who abuses a mod position on a Mercedes forum. Sad!