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★☆☆☆☆

“Too quiet”

Written on: 25/06/2013

Doesn't seem to have any decent members with dog experience/qualifications? Posts often ignored with no replies. Ended up joining a more specific forum… Read Full Review

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“"Interesting"”

Written on: 03/12/2012 by HelenVF (1 review written)

The good points - it's very active, friendly members, interesting topics. Bad points - messages aren't private, they can, and are read by the Admin team, threads are locked/deleted when members don't agree with the Admin's views. Even go as far as members being banned for disagreeing. Toys are seriously thrown out of the pram. Personal details aren't allowed to be given to each other, although that is recent as I know of Dogsey walks being organised which would be impossible if details… Read Full Review

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Pleboo's Response to HelenVF's Review

Written on: 19/12/2012

I joined that place around 4 years ago - I made only 2 posts suggesting an owner with immense dog problems were caused by using to many food treats - My posts were blocked immediatly with scores of immature, non-intellectual, dangerous in general to dogs, posts.

I just never went back. So now the dregs of that cannine illiterate place winging about their own behaviour on that Dogsey forum. UK dog forums are dying anyway, too many dogs dameged beyond repair by advice from them, thelast few posts look like the wingers from Dogsey are now winging about their own years of active participation on the Dogsey place, typical.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Over 100 people can't all be wrong”

Written on: 30/11/2012 by sillyputty (1 review written)

I have been a member of this forum for many years and have previously been happy to be part of the friendly and helpful community that it used to consist of. Unfortunately recently that all changed and I and many others decided that we no longer wanted to be a member of a forum which, amongst other things, discouraged any contact between members outside the forum. It also transpired that if photos or articles were posted they can be used by the owner as he wishes. If you do decide to join this… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wonderful website”

Written on: 26/11/2012

I recently joined Dogsey and was a little bit put off the the reviews on here but I have been made to feel so welcome and would recommend Dogsey to my doggie friends if they are looking for somewhere to chat. … Read Full Review

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Busgirl's Comment

Written on: 26/11/2012

You will learn, in time, just what the negative reviews are written for.

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Helenvf's Comment

Written on: 03/12/2012

Funny how you don't show your name....if you really stand behind your review, you wouldn't hide your identity....

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Benmcfuzzylugs's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2012

Have you noticed how many of the reviews have been removed? It is an example of how we are gagged from saying anything negaative about the site

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Justjoolz's Comment

Written on: 26/11/2012

They need all the new members they can get, disagree with the admin or say something they dont agree with and you'll see why there are so many bad reviews. Go on, I dare you!

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★☆☆☆☆

“Banned for having an opinion”

Written on: 21/11/2012

No doubt I will be dubbed a troll by the forum admin for daring to leave a negative review, but I will let others make their own mind up. Supposedly a troublemaker, my apparent crime seems to be having my own opinion and a Facebook account. Banned for the forum and the only reasons I can think of is because I didn't think the idea of farmers driving around with water cannons or having to get licensed for tranquiliser guns (something that, spending 2 minutes on Google, becomes an obviously… Read Full Review

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“Avoid! ”

Written on: 20/11/2012

Was originally given the details of this forum by a friend but have to say am unimpressed. Appears to be run by a ten year old suffering from delusions of grandeur and not the slightest understanding of dogs… Read Full Review

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“I remained a member on this forum for a while. You...”

Written on: 04/11/2012

I remained a member on this forum for a while. You expect to take the good with the bad, and there are some wonderful members, as well as some not so pleasant ones. However, it was the behaviour of the owner towards the members, who make this site, which eventually led me to leave. I have been shocked that anyone wishing to challenge in public is very quickly removed from the view of any other members. The great sadness is the friendships that can be made, but taken no further due to rules… Read Full Review

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“On the surface, the forum looks like a great place,...”

Written on: 25/10/2012

On the surface, the forum looks like a great place, lots of members, lots of topics. As a newbie, however, you are oblivious to the truth. As time goes on and you are involved in more discussions, it becomes obvious. The admim is running a dictatorship, not a forum. Have a look at the member list - notice how many members are banned? You would assume they did something wrong. They didn't. The admin has a very particular certain set of views. Nothing wrong with that, the intelligent among… Read Full Review

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18Botsfield's Comment

Written on: 01/12/2012

Forums are clubs, all clubs have rules and if you don't like the rules you leave.
If the site was so dreadful why did you stay around if as you say most members belonged to other forums anyway.

This sounds like a spiteful character assassination by someone who was caught breaking the rules.

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Goneelsewhere's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2012

I dont read it that way at all.

If this forum had a facility called Private Messages and some of the members feel that these pivate messages were read, if Admin have never denied this and have now changed the facilities name to Messages then I think it is important that future members have the opportunity to be made aware, this way they can make an informed choice on whether to join or not. It is called seeing the whole picture.

If you are happy with this developement then stay in 'your club'.

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Busgirl's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2012

All forums, with just this one exception, have been run fairly and justly.

If you enjoy being dictated to by a complete megalomaniac, then knock yourself out.

Know this, though, "he" will stab you in the back in an instant......

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Benmcfuzzylugs's Comment

Written on: 06/12/2012

Ah but if the rules are changed after the fact?

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★★★★★

“Ignore the haters - Dogsey's great”

Written on: 15/10/2012

I find it hilarious how we're supposed to take all the negative commenters here at their word, yet anyone posting a positive comment is immediately accused of being the site owner - when actually it's just as likely that the negative commenters here are ex-Dogsey members who were banned and flounced off looking for somewhere to vent their spleen (or even owners of competitor websites trying to gain an advantage). I'm NOT the site owner (for what that's worth, since I know I can't prove it!)… Read Full Review

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Pangolin's Comment

Written on: 21/11/2012

I don't think any of the "haters" are denying that they've been banned or flounced off and are venting their spleens. What IS relevant is why.
I, too, have used Dogsey for years and found it a great resource. I met several members in real life, maintained regular contact with a few of them and so on. But this reflects *on the members*. The reason I "flounced" off was nothing to do with them but the fact that the admin will blatently break his own rules (that we, as members, would get our posts moderated for) Several members decided to still give him another chance, out of loyalty for the site and the friendships they had made - yet many ended up on moderation (unable to post without a mod/admin approving it) or having their genuine questions about the situation removed or hidden away out of public view.

If the admin sees it as some sort of competition requiring tactics, that's up to him. Funnily enough, most people seem to be completely capable of being on more than one forum at once, and even, *gasp* able to be on Facebook as well. The admin has cut his nose off to spite his face because he is the one who has pushed these members away.

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Lassie's Comment

Written on: 27/11/2012

What is making me laugh is how all the "flouncers" are now creeping back! hahaha

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Mishflynn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2012

no they are not creepy back lassie, infact hes losing more & more

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Sillyputty's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2012

This comment says a lot about the writer and a lot more about the way people are viewed on this so called friendly forum.

It's very sad that this has happened but, as I said before, 145 people can't all be 'flouncers'.

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Psg-'s Comment

Written on: 28/11/2012

Really? Like who?
I haven't logged on at all since I left a week or two ago.

Aren't people allowed to visit more than 1 dog website?
doesn't seem to think so!

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Helenvf's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2012

We are all adults..I think? People can post where they like. We are not in the schoolground any more...or maybe you are?

Helen

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Benmcfuzzylugs's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2012

Plenty people were more than happy to be members of both sites and had no intention of leaving Dogsey, they hoped that things would blow over as they have done in the past and things could carry on as usual, but issues with things like the morning post, the calander and the private messages not being private have put people off

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Busgirl's Comment

Written on: 29/11/2012

You really are being very silly.......

I don't care if you are the owner or one of his lackies.

The truth is 150 active members left, and the owner is now desperately trying to save Dogsey. He's never been so active ever, he must be getting hardly any sleep.

Personally, I think it's karma for him - he reaped "nasty" and got his reward.

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Justjoolz's Comment

Written on: 29/11/2012

I find it hilarious how we're supposed to take all the positive commenters here at their word, yet anyone posting a negative comment is immediately accused of being a banned member or of having "flounced off" or being a "hater", "stirring up trouble", "having a chip on their shoulder" lots of labels in there, just a small example of the mentality of such a friendly forum and what you can expect when you have a different opinion. A prime example of the bullying tactics used on the site. Very sad.

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★☆☆☆☆

“LaLa Land”

Written on: 01/05/2012 by PHanlon (1 review written)

LOL, that place makes LaLa land look posh! But hey guys, to be on the fair side, before the net those guys must have lived at at a very low ebb in life, at least the net gives them a place of safety where they can release their inner screams so at least it gives them a sort of outlet for their troubles, I mean they think they're real on their, harm no one cause no would listen, so lets not grudge them that little bit of life, to them that place is more then just something, it's everything to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I gave up eventually”

Written on: 29/03/2012

Too many hoops to go through to log in & sign up etc. I gave up eventually. It's probably easier to break into Fort Knox… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“had look at 'it'”

Written on: 21/03/2012

I had to have a look at it. It reminds me of the old idiom 'Ramblings of The Insane', should be renamed as 'Utter Chaos', heavens help the dogs on the recieving end of such degenerated mental states. Worth a look in on a bad day, makes one realize how well off the average person is in comparison. … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Interesting Source of Pet News”

Written on: 16/03/2012

I found Dogsey to be an interesting source for pet related news. But too often when I try to access the site, it seems to be unavailable due to "site maintenance." So I think some technical improvements may be needed? … Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not a happy time at Dogsey”

Written on: 28/12/2011

I really wish I had found and read these reviews before signing up to Dogsey. It is such a great idea for a website of like-minded dog-loving people but I resented being labelled as a Dogsey Junior even though I have had dogs all my life. I innocently posted a new thread and was inundated by off-topic replies by Dogsey veterans. Why do they think they know everything? Then I posted a blog and the moderators said I had posted a link to my main blogsite. I hadn't. I had referenced a published… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dogsey Forums! A Dogs Worst Nightmare”

Written on: 02/11/2011

I have never seen any subject changed so destroyed, distorted & devoid of intelligent comment. Those regular people don't really amount to many in numbers but it's as if they are in emotional mayhem, they spit pointless & useless venom at new non regulars to block anything anyone new has to say. Those guys have been there years posting repetive, pointless, & in the case of dog advice, very dangerous posts from first thing in the morning till late into the evening or early next morning… Read Full Review

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“Terrible place avoid at all costs”

Written on: 09/10/2011 by Dave1710 (1 review written)

Very negative place. They don't read the original post properly. Then will post critism. They don't read all posts on a thread. So you are getting negativity repeated by different people. Then having to repeat yourself. They do not make you feel welcome. They shoot you down. Any chance they get. They assume your stupid. They assume you would buy a dog without knowing how to look after a dog. What to look for in that breed. Then they assume you know nothing of the breed. Including the breeds… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Helped me a great deal”

Written on: 28/09/2011

After visiting quite a few forums with a problem I was having I found Dogsey members gave me the best advice. Plenty of knowledgeable people who were happy to help… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Run by a ten year old child with ADHD”

Written on: 30/08/2011 by johnsamson (1 review written)

I think the title says it all dont you? what more need be said. anybody who buys into his jargon needs their head testing… Read Full Review

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“Dogsey!-A site for none dog aware meglomaniacs :D”

Written on: 17/07/2011 by Dogseyhater (1 review written)

If you want to visit a site where you will be slated if you disagree with the majority, harassed by keyboard warriors and receive advice and information from close minded none dog aware people,this is the site for you! Admin is as someone else said,"a kid in his bedroom"who has owned a dog for three years yet proceeds to give advice to knowledgeable dog people, criticise without knowing the facts and believe they represent dog lovers. 1 in 5 members are pleasant any other members will agree… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Dogseyhater's Review

Written on: 03/08/2011

I must admit I was suckered in a bit by Dogsey, seemed friendly and sociable, a few outspoken members yes but otherwise amicable.

I had a conversation where I mentioned in my view praise was a better motivator than food, I prefer to fuss not feed.....well, it turned very nasty very quickly. Aparently I know nothing. Were you aware that scienctific methods prove food is the best motivator? It's all about science based methods now you know, never mind what I think works with my dogs. Then the ranks closed and I was made to feel stupid and entirely unwelcome. So much for adult discussion.

All in all, poor. Very poor. A bunch of 'experts' on a club board, a club for the ignorant and abusive. Please, you can do better, this is a poisonous little site, where were the mods? Joining in as others have mentioned and being totally ineffective, probably made matters worse. It's different, I'll give it that :)

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“I have to say that I had great hopes for this site,...”

Written on: 08/03/2011

I have to say that I had great hopes for this site, when I joined, as it has a lot of different threads, and it looked like it could be very informative and chatty, but Guest on 18th February has described my thoughts about it EXACTLY.

I think if the site was moderated in a proper manner, and the guidelines adhered to (the rules are there, just not followed) - no harassment, rudeness, etc. allowed - then this site actually would have a lot of potential. But, unfortunately, I don't think this… Read Full Review

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