I had intended to leave this topic in the dust, as I felt there was nothing more of value to say on the subject nor any need to keep attention focused on it anymore. However, I was linked last night to a post made by Rob1977 Moonites, one of the co-owners of the MENStuff group regarding statements made by the MHOII owner that bloggers were being *paid* to badmouth the MHOII hunts.
Let me be crystal clear on this topic: THIS BLOG NEVER HAS BEEN PAID BY ANY HUNT COORDINATOR, STORE OWNER, DESIGNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN SL TO RENDER AN OPINION ABOUT A HUNT, TO POST ABOUT A HUNT, OR IN ANY WAY ENDORSE, SLANDER OR OTHERWISE COMMENT ABOUT ANY HUNT.
I resent the hell out of the implication that my blog is in essence for sale in that manner, and any other legitimate blogger out there who blogs like we do, simply for the pleasure in sharing our interests and passions with others, should be equally insulted. The fact that the owner of MHOII, who himself has stolen the MHO name and is attempting to ride on the coattails of the original MHO group's success, is the one starting these baseless rumors is very telling, I think, of how his own mind works. I think that owner's true colors are showing more and more, and to a broader base of people as time goes by, and hopefully there is sufficient information for people out there to make up their own minds about what kind of person he truly is and whether or not they wish to be associated with him and his business ventures in Second Life.
Furthermore, in response to the completely erroneous post made by Vic ZuZu on his own blog:
1) Rob1977 Moonites did not pay me to write anything - I doubt he knows me as more than a blogger and vendor in MENStuff. He is not on my friends list, and I don't think I have ever had a conversation with him.
2) The same applies to the accusation of being friends with the coordinator of the Seasons hunts - I have not even participated in those hunts as a vendor, let alone be a personal friend of the coordinators.
3) As for his claim that I was ejected last December from MHO5, these are from my logs in SL:
When I joined the group just before the hunt:
[2011/07/18 18:48] MAKE HIM OVER INVITER: Click the link from Chat History (Ctrl+H) and then click on JOIN button! secondlife:///app/group/cc0db273-c972-6bce-c74f-03a32a81d146/about
[2011/07/18 18:49] Teleport completed from http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dragovar%20Dynasty%20Estates/94/65/31
When I was thrown off the MHO2 sim the day of the hunt's beginning:
[2011/07/20 20:06] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Vic Zuzu (19m)
[2011/07/20 20:08] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: Vic Zuzu (19m)
[2011/07/20 20:09] You are no longer allowed here and have 15 seconds to leave.
[2011/07/20 20:09] You are no longer allowed here and have been ejected.
[2011/07/20 20:10] You have been teleported home by the object 'SWA Security Orb v6' on the parcel 'Everything Always'.
[2011/07/20 20:10] Teleport completed from http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dragovar%20Dynasty%20Estates/1/130/21
And when I was ejected from the group:
[2011/07/20 20:11] Vic Zuzu: You have been ejected from 'MAKE HIM OVER II' by Vic Zuzu.
Additionally, I was on the MHO2 sim with a hunt partner when this all happened. There is a witness to my being kicked, and the resultant WTF conversations in IM with my hunt partner at the time it happened.
Vic, you are nothing but a baldfaced liar.
There comes a point when personal ethics need to override the desire to promote one's business, and as far as I am concerned, that point has been crossed several times over.
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