- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
Okay guys. I don't want to fall into the position of speaking on behalf of Bullshido. I'm a fan of both sites. I think both serve a legit function within the MA community. I post here WAY more often than I post there, but that doesn't in any way mean I enjoy bullshido any less.Bullshido? Isn't that the site that put Ashida Kim out of business?
What's that, you say? He's still operating? Oh no!
I will suggest that, rather than speculating on why they do anything, to focus on what they've done for the community. Or in other words, focus more on action than intent, because there's no possible way you can know why Phrost does anything, much as he can't know why you do anything. If that makes sense.
What I'm also suggesting is that we (if I can at all speak for MT) act in a way that is consistent. Veiled slights toward the behavior on Bullshido is petty and unnecessary, and has no relevance to what they do.
As for whether they put someone out of business or not, that's the entire point. It's exceedingly difficult to put someone out of business or to pursue any legal recourse. If legal recourse is the only acceptable outcome of an investigation, there would be no public record of most fraudulant school owners. What the investigations on Bullshido accomplish is to create a significant internet presence for the investigation. What I mean is, it would be impossible to avoid finding the Ashida Kim or Coda Scott investigations using any search engine. By recording these investigations online, including a cogent, well written summary, the facts are there for anyone to see. Ultimately, if someone wants to avoid the facts, they can't be helped, but the facts remain in public, easily referenced.
And if their efforts result in legal action, they seem to consider that a well earned victory, but by no means the only positive outcome.
Look guys, I feel like I'm stuck between two good friends here. From where I sit (and type) it appears to me that both sides tend to take a somewhat elitist attitude of the other. I'm going to try and back out of this thread by reiterating that I'm glad that MT is taking the actions it is, and can only suggest that if you're really making a sincere effort to get along, that thinly veiled references to teen angst and sloppy investigation be stricken. While, as you said on BS, that reference doesn't necessarily refer to bullshido, it's pretty hard to take it otherwise.