Originally Posted by ImACoolguy
That's the one rule on here I'm kinda on the fence about.
There should be a section where users can rate their experience with stores. I had a horrifying experience at one store here in SC but it had great reviews. I don't want people making they same mistake or at least be prepared to see that things I did.
On the other hand I can see how we don't want to drive people out of business. Then again, we are all about proper fish care here. Shouldn't we be allowed to let the stores have the constructive criticism they deserve?
You fail to understand the why's and wherefores.
You as an individual can say whatever you want about a business/person and not run that big of a risk legally.
Aquarium Advice is a public forum and as such could theoretically be held legally liable for publishing remarks that are technically libel and could open up the forum owner to litigation.
Libel vs. Slander: Different Types of Defamation | Nolo.com
Much easier to just not allow it or delete posts.
I know it is unlikely, but if I was the site owner I wouldn't risk my livelihood so someone can complain about a store.
If you want to complain about a store, that is what Yelp! is for.