Radarspotters Moderator Biased?   August 25th, 2011

Radarspotters is a forum supporting virtual radar and their moderator recently bombarded the ASA with complaints about advertising claims made by Waters & Stanton on behalf of AirNav Systems USA, the manufacturers of RadarBox. Now if the complaints had related to the product’s performance or its operating system, that might make sense. But no, the complaints related to whether or not the list of international companies using RadarBox was indeed correct. Why would the moderator want to do that? Was he acting on behalf of the membership? The only reason we can think of is that he was acting on behalf of a competitor! Hardly a suitable person, you might think, to mediate over a forum that one would expect to have no commercial bias. Whether or not he chooses to explain himself, time will tell. In the meantime there has to be a question mark over the mediator’s ability to moderate!

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September 1st, 2011 at 9:32 am
harley Says:

Hi.
Yes radarspotters have barred me from their site and many others for asking that same question, Anmer there moderator was a tester for the Kinetic SBS-1, Anmer was giving a free Kinetic SBS-1 as prize for a competition witch he ran on radarspotters, and if you read his posts Anmer seems to take AirNav down at all times makes you wonder.

September 1st, 2011 at 5:39 pm
David Hobbs Says:

You only have to look on Facebook to see that the person making the complaints to the ASA was maybe acting on behalf of a competitor (Kinetic). He lists one friend as Chris Taylor, the Sales Manager for Kinetic.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1408263091&sk=friends&v=friends

September 22nd, 2011 at 10:35 am
Peter Waters Says:

Today, the ASA rejected almost half of the complaints made by RadarSpotters and upheld RadarBox defence. RadarBox marches on!

September 22nd, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Dave Says:

Does “almost half” mean that more than half were accepted ? Would not say less than half being rejected is anything to be proud of !

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