Motorhome Facts thread
I recently mentioned this site on the popular motorhome forum "MotorhomeFacts"
The admin of the site have since suspended my account after accusations from the site admin - so much for a right to reply
This was the text posted
My response to each part..
Firstly I understand the site admins desire to protect his own database and not have alternatives being posted. - I mentioned this point in my second post to Zebedee in why I had not subscribed to the site - that post has since been removed along with others that said they actually liked this site.
But I feel there are double standards being applied here.
Before this, I had already written to France Passion asking for their view on this subject, citing examples of other sites including 'Motorhomefacts', 'Campingcar infos', 'All the Aires' that are already displaying the coordinates of France passion sites
To date I have had no response from France Passion (over 3 months)
How does the MHF admin then explain the sites listed by the 'member' autosites?
Searching on MHF reveals this is exactly what he is doing, scouring datasets and addding sites without them being submitted by a MHF member
These listings are usually accompanied by the 'exact' wording used on the relative clubs site, with no reviews. Where did these listings come from?
ACSI, Camping cheque do not own any campsites, they are mearly payment partners and the data sets are freely available directly from their website listing coords and site names.
What they dont supply is the accompanying data that makes these sites usefull such as facilities, reviews, images etc. these all have to be sourced elsewhere. I get the data from the campsites own webpage
So the scenario is... MHF (or anyone else for that matter) add a new site to their database. Do they then own that co ordinate and no one else has a right to list it? The same site appears in searchforsites, did I copy it from their data? or did I visit it? did I get the info from a book? did I download it from POI factory or the many POI databases out there? or did I just find it with the power of google?
I would love to hear the conversation he has with the likes of France Passion
Have you seen this website listing your sites? -but please dont look at my site listing your sites
Or the conversation to ACSI, "here is someone freely promoting your business with links directly to your site", "don't look a my site showing the same and not linking to your site."
I believe the only people who have a right to complain are the campsite owners themselves which let us not forget are all buisnesses