Comments and Forum Discussion Problems

Discussion of problems or suggestions about comment and forum issues, such as guidelines.

One such problem is that guests and members often will sidetrack comments under articles. There sometimes is confusion on when to begin discussions in forums and when to place it in comment areas.

This site needs some new rules

I believe that there is now such a hiigh percentage of franchisee whining as to make  BMM a less useful resource than we all hoped it might become.

I doubt there will ever be serious franchisor input offered to what is turning out to be just an extension of the Alvin And The Chipmunks Club.

Since I really hope that BMM can become a superior resource for the industry, I ask Monsiieur BMM His Own Self to please impose some protocols that will compartmentalize the whiners' remarks where they are not part of the reular discussion topics posting  list..

I think it would be helpful to have a franchisees' laments discussion list to which folks can go if that's what they want to observe, and that what belongs there stays off the home page discussion lists.

I know that these folks could have availed themselves of competent due diligence assistance were they not so cheap and arrogant, so I really don't care to see the constant whinning. The AAFD has a`place for whining. This is supposed to be a serious place.--

Richard Solomon, FranchiseRemedies.com,  has over 45 years experience with franchise litigation and crisis management. He is a graduate of The Citadel and The University of Michigan Law School

Posted by RichardSolomon on April 4th, 2008

I agree

I find myself sending more private messages rather than doing it publicly, because everything gets off topic.  It's easier for me to get an answer that way than having someone scroll through 10 posts by 'Do' or 'Carman' that have nothing to do with the topic. 

on April 4th, 2008

Directing Readers To Forums

We actually do have a place for people who want to share franchisor horror stories. It is in our forums. But there seems to be a preference to post comments under blogs and news stories rather than the forums. I think it is because:

1. Comments under a news article are relevent to the days news and so people tend to comment on the issue they are passionate about - time after time

2. The structure of the site is based around news stories and expert advice columns (blogs) so people naturally want to comment around the news. While forums, although also listed on the front page, are long-standing discussions in a seperate section that aren't rooted in today's news.

One easy solution to drive these postings about franchisors to forum discussions is to bring the forum tab in the discussion block as the first visible comment, rather than comments. What do you think?

That reorganization of content should help readers write in the forums. Comments under the news stories will go down considerably, but it should help focus postings that are mainly relevent to the news story.

What do you think? Should I bring the forum tab in front of the comment tab on the front page's right-hand discussion block? Such a change in the site's structure will help direct traffic to forums, and away from comments under blogs and news stories.

But it also means that forum discussion postings will be front and center (OK, front and right-column) on the front page of the news.

Mr. Blue MauMau

on April 4th, 2008

Comment Control

Richard, I have asked Don repeatedly to allow individuals to filter out those comments that add nothing to the thread.

Personally, I would be nuking 95% of guest posts, all of DD and Carmens posts. 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 4th, 2008

Solomon, Webster and JD are all right...

BMM needs rules and order for it to be a place where franchising can be discussed logically.

No franchisor in his right mind mind would put up with the likes of Carman the Item 20 Ranter and others like him. It is just not worth the brain damage. 

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 4th, 2008

Forums

1. I would move the RSS feeds from the bottom to the top of each column - with a dedicated link to explaining the use of feeds.  You could link to my earlier post.  Now that newsgator's products are free there is no reason no to use a rss feed program to catch everything of interest.

2.  The forums are not well attended, and people fail to distinguish between a blog and forum.  I think that is the reality of the user experience.

3.  I would get read of the comment/forum distinction wrt to new comments and just put everything in the comment col.  Who knows to switch back and forth?  I would also put an rss feed button there. 

But again, I urge you to give individuals a way of pre-filtering out certain posters.  I don't care to hear anymore about item 20, for example. 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 4th, 2008

Forums ---Michael Webster ---and Politics?

I liked your comment about Item 20 as kind of a "magic box" that potential buyers of franchises should look into, Michael Webster.

Robert Purvin of the AAFD with whom you volunteer also went on record about the "dishonesty" of Item 20.

Why have you and the AAFD surrendered to the ugly status quo. Do you believe that franchising cannot survive if the true failure rate of first owners is revealed to the public?

Where is the case law that proves that the Acknowledgement clauses can be overcome? I would like to read it. I have looked for case law where there have been "wins" for franchisees and haven't been too successful. Why is this?

on April 4th, 2008

Go Carman! You are doing God's work here...

You have inserted the false Item 20 statistics issue into every post you make. Keep up the good work all us failed franchisees like up you to you. You are our hero!

on April 4th, 2008

Turnover stats

Now, now. Be nice... there is a legitimate point buried in the bombast.

The answer is that it is difficult to come up with an objective measurement tool. Plus, there are privacy issues.

I'm open to suggestions. 

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

Seeing Only Those Who You Want to See

The function of selecting who you want to see (as opposed to filtering out who you do not want to see) is coming in the final phase to our site.

Blue MauMau's shoe-string budget sometimes slows us down for such things.

Mr. Blue MauMauModerator

on April 10th, 2008

BMM filtering

Few things irk me more than having to agree with TiF.

I'm really irked right now. 

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

Paul...

Don't be irked! I have always liked you and enjoyed your reasonable and rational POV.  

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 10th, 2008

Bringing Order to a Shared News Site

I have been on the road on an investigative assignment. While away with limited time and access to the Internet, we had a number of postings that were off-color or just way off the topic.

Public forums and comments have all sorts of dynamics. One of them is the infamous "troll". Trolling aims to elicit an emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply key in order to side-track the discussion.

Blue MauMau's articles have hard hitting topics that take a lot of investigative reporting effort to uncover. In this world there are individuals who may not want the subject discussed. Hence, trolls. And unfortunately, some of our posters are easy troll bait.

At Blue MauMau we believe in open discussion. Boy, do we believe in it. But there is a place and order for everything. Our forum areas are pretty wide-open. Those are perfect places to debate. But comments under articles will be more strongly moderated to keep on target. 

This community has been a learning process for me as a moderator. I am now of the opinion that this is the pecking order  - from strongest moderation to least:

  1. Franchise encyclopedia entry
  2. Front page News story
  3. Front page Blog
  4. News story (placed in the appropriate section - e.g. food, hotel, services)
  5. Blog (placed in the appropriate section - e.g. food, hotel, services)
  6. Comments under stories and blogs
  7. Shared franchise web links
  8. Forum discussions

I think we can have this order of moderation and still preserve everyone's free speech. Not everyone's post is a front page news story. And not everyone's comment will be placed under those news stories.

When writers have submitted stories about serious franchise news and issues, they deserve better than a conversation about the laundry or the same topic over and over again.

What that means is that under news stories and advice columns (blog entries), if someone has a hair-trigger in replying to a troll, they should not be surprised if their post is moved or unpublished.

Post in our forums for maximum freedom of expression. (Posting guidelines still apply.)

Maybe a troll forum should be created there.

Any thoughts?

--

Suggested reading:

on April 10th, 2008

Get that Forum goin'!

Mr. MauMau writes: Maybe a troll forum should be created.

A masochist walks up to a sadist and says "Hurt me, hurt me."

The sadist responds: "No."

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

Biasing the sample

Don,

I think everything is going along perfectly well with no need for any change.

It is my experience that BMM accurately reflects the behind-the-scenes look of franchising and that every pearl starts from an irritant.

Let BMM and the internet attract and repel who it will. The meanness, revulsion and other assorted mask slips are what indicated an authentic experience.

Anyone that suggests you start biasing the sample by excluding people shows their true colours. If they feel so strongly, vote with your freakin' feet, big boys. I seem to be quite able to filter several thousand advertising messages sent my way per week without running to my daddy for protection.

Censorship is only promoted by Tier 2 near-human beings.

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 10th, 2008

To everything a season

Les, it is not an issue of censorship. It is an issue of civility.

When someone goes to the trouble of writing an article discussing Vicarious Liability or Retail Lease Clauses, they don't want to have the subsequent discussion monopolized by discussion of Item 20 or whatever pops into the commenter's brain.

Some people are One Note Nellies who try to carry their obsession wherever they go. It is not only rude to the original author of the article, it is rude to the rest of us who have to wade thru mounds of off-topic garbage to get to the relevant debate.

Add to that the fact that some of our recently-joined BMMers seem to think that this is a place to indulge in childish taunting and bizarre name-calling, and you can see that from across the BMM spectrum there has been a lot of pressure on Mr. MauMau to restore a semblance of professionalism to this site.

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

Censorship versus Organization

Les, I agree with Paul.

I don't want anyone censored by anyone but myself and only for my own viewing.

Anyone can post:  but I should have the ability to filter out posts that for whatever reason I deem irrelevant to the conversation that I am interested in.

Be nice if people got the message when they learned that the majority of readers were taking the time to tune them out.

Irritants are fine things - but the constant repetition or sloganeering is boring and counter-productive. 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 10th, 2008

Propaganda

Michael,

I agree with you that it is much more efficient to only hear from those with whom you share the kool-aid (milieu control).

Much more professional; clinical, efficient. 

That's why the MDs did the selections at the death camps.  

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 10th, 2008

Propaganda

Les, I think you know better.  I will listen to all sorts of crazy ideas.  And you are correct about the limitations of "killer due diligence", which I have acknowledged everytime you bring it up.

But just as spam filters on my email do a job, so does the ability to filter out ranters.  

Could I be wrong in my choices? Sure - which is why I will read all the comments in my rss feed program, but respond to only threads that I think are interesting. 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 10th, 2008

A Man for All Seasons

Paul,

Sorry. We agree to disagree that knowledge can be decoupled from intent.

I would rather listen to

  • 1,000 recitations of a one-note but honest rant than
  • 1 post by a professional that knows or should reasonably be expected to know that what they are saying will misrepresent the situation.

I think we both find fundamentalism distasteful.

But I fail to see how the Killer DD--causes--Success (or reversed in hindsight) mantra is rhetorically any different than the "offensive" rants. As a matter of fact, they are identically structured.

BTW: Had anyone thought that the process of being screwed over might actually interfere with a person's abilities to communicate?  

Pretty quick to shut the railroad car, boys. 

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 10th, 2008

Moore from Les

Les writes:Had anyone thought that the process of being screwed over might actually interfere with a person's abilities to communicate?

That is very true. However, it is not a reason we need to listen to the endless feedback loop of bitching.

Les writes: But I fail to see how the Killer DD--causes--Success (or reversed in hindsight) mantra is rhetorically any different than the "offensive" rants.

Also some truth, but not quite the same since a strong proportion (if not a majority) of BMM zee-side situations are ones where inadequate due diligence (or none) was performed.

Where I agree with Les on the DD focus is that it does get every bit as tiresome as the ranting franchising-is-evil focus. But Les... many of my recent irritation has been directed at off-topic posts on items such as the McDonald's EEOC issue. There is no reason to discuss either DD or Item 20 in such a thread.

Due Diligence is important. But it is not the be-all-end-all of franchising, nor of BMM. 

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

In Praise of Folly

Paul,

1. You and I agree 100%: People who got into trouble probably did shitty DD.

2 . However, I know people who:

  1. did shitty DD and are very successful or
  2. did great DD and lost their shirt.

Therefore, (and I'll type this very slowly)

  • DD and success are not causally linked or dependent variables.

I believe anyone who does not state this truth clearly, is seriously misleading people.

And I should know: I've followed a few messiahs in my time.

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 10th, 2008

From Publishing to Due Diligence in Two Posts

In the forums, these threads can meander off as far as the participants want it to go. There is very little moderating here.

But this thread on the pecking order between moderated blog comments and free forums is now off to a jumping start into due-diligence. I suspect a discussion on the need for government regulation will follow in the next post.

A forum on due-diligence already exists. Might I suggest that out of thoughtfulness to others reading and participating in this forum that we bring back this thread to the business at hand - moderating comments?

on April 10th, 2008

One Note Nellies

You can't claim one-note Nellies are off tune!

I realize you people want to ignore the constructive fraud of the package of a government disclosure and an adhesory contract agreement that protects franchisors and allows them to sell franchises at any degree of risk to the public. You don't think it is bad practice for the SBA to be guaranteeing loans on franchises with very high failure rates. You don't think that it was wrong for FranData to be selling Risk Profiles for $29.00 in which the failure rate of first-generation franchisees in franchise networks are disguised and obscured.

You want to concentrate on relationship issues and ignore the real problem that causes all of the fraud we are seeing today. It must be that you have given up on effecting any real change in the ineffective regulation of franchising, and are concentrating on losing the war and winning a battle ----for whom?

What is the point of having a good relationship with a franchisor who has tricked you into buying a franchise that may fail for the first owner 40% to 50% of the time, more or less? ---And, who can do this with immunity and impunity under federal regulatory policy and practice.

You know, as attorneys, that all of those who try to address the courts are there because they are angry that they were tricked into buying a franchise with a high failure rate and they are among the failures. Is it all just a big play and the actors all know their parts?

You know that the courts are closed, in practice, to any complaints about fraudulent inducement to contract by hiding the risk unless the A&R clauses can be overcome, You know that the franchisor side of the fence is where all of the big money is for attorneys and that they just throw bones out to the franchisee side of the BAR now and then ---to keep them barking.

I see I am the only one who has posted on EEOC and Medina ---who must have been pulling Janet Sparks leg when she said she looked at the contracts to see if the franchisor had any liability. This must be why Janet Sparks wrote this article ----very hard to pull her leg!

on April 10th, 2008

A Vote Yes on Moderating Blog Comments

Translation: I think One Note Nelly's long score above is singing in favor of moderating blog comments.

I second that motion.

on April 10th, 2008

Clive Davis, franchise salesman

Guest wrote: You know that the courts are closed, in practice, to any complaints about fraudulent inducement to contract by hiding the risk unless the A&R clauses can be overcome,

I've heard of Merger & Integration clauses having to be overcome. But I think the only time you have to speak with your A&R guy about your contract is when you win American Idol.

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

Janet Sparks, burlesque reporter

Nellie continued: This must be why Janet Sparks wrote this article ----very hard to pull her leg!

I didn't even know that Ms. Sparks showed a little leg. Maybe Heather Rose got some competition at the next IFA shindig.

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 10th, 2008

One Note Nellie or Item 20 Ranter...

Thank God folks are finally fed up with the disruptive posting.

What the One Note Nellies are doing is terrorism not debate.

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 10th, 2008

I believe in getting all sides

of the story. There are plenty of lawyers, zors to hear what they have to say. There isn't enough of zees telling their stories. Variety is what makes things interesting. Especially in a public forum.

If I could write more of what's going on with my story I would. Trust me I cannot. I do not believe my post have been repetitive as of late.

I do believe I have no intention of name calling. You have to be in denial to not see what's going on, that I have some goading me to reply. So I couldn't get rid of him so I've been giving him what he has been giving me.

I heard on the radio that when someone continually bashes you it means you are speaking the truth. If what I write is irritating I simply do not understand. How do we learn except to ask guestions and write our thoughts. It isn't rude. You may think so because you disagree.

If you want a one sided forum for lawyers and zors than tell us. But I have to warn regular people you have to be thick skinned to survive these tough guys.

The good zors have nothing to worry about. My target is not the zors or lawyers as an audience. My goal is to warn people of the bad zors.

Although I would like correction from the lawyers, Fuwa and Les.

on April 10th, 2008

Loading the language

Do Diligence,

The term is "loading the language" and is used by many cults.

It is a crude way of stopping debate by attempting to intimidate a target. By using thought-terminating cliches (such as killer dd, FranWads) and blaming the victim, the bully is able to silence opposition not based on the quality of their reasoning but their experience in treating people as subhumans or intellectually inferior.

It is important to know that business thrives in fascist or totalitarian regimes. Bayer and Siemens (as well as IBM, I am told) did very well during WWII. 

Dr. Lifton has studied nazi doctors, Japanese military and Chinese "brainwashing" methods.

To understand the transparent tactics used by too many on this site, check out Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism.

It is important not to take these attacks personally as that would imply the attacker considers you a human being.

In some minds, you are human garbage once your fillings are dealt with.

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 10th, 2008

Demonization by comparison is a technique as well...

Les - who exactly are you comparing to war criminals, war profiteers and torturers?

It seems you have chosen some vile examples of inhumanity for your comparison purposes...and yet you preach from such a lofty perch! 

If I didn't know better I'd confuse you with a Holy Man.

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 10th, 2008

To look past the abyss

TIF,

There are many forms of poverty. Money often costs too much.

I won the lottery with my marriage, kids, relatives and friends but my capacity for misdeeds is probably higher than most people.

If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Given the right circumstances, each of us will commit atrocities. I study evil in order to see beyond it.

For me...Maybe, for others.

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 11th, 2008

Indictment and Innuendo...

It is supremely insulting to say the least of your self-serving comparisons of evil doing and franchising with particular aspersion to franchisors. 

You seem to have a dual goal in your posting habits:

1. Prove your intellectual superiority

2. Characterize franchising as a whole as a devious ponzi scheme developed to defraud the uninitiated  and unwashed masses

Les you are not much different than the Item 20 Ranter albiet a more entertaining curiosity, but with no less of a bankrupt ideology.

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 11th, 2008

Sorry Les, cant resist...

Les writes: Given the right circumstances, each of us will commit atrocities

Would pompous blogging qualify? ;)

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 11th, 2008

If you are implying

that all zors are ethical than who is living in the real world?. I do not understand because you have encouraged due diligence with many of your comments. Or are they just simply comments after a zee gets messed over.

If you want a forum strictly to encourage people to buy a franchise therefore I understand.

Owning you own business in the world of franchising is not true. Yet many zors glamorize this concept to it's fullest. Almost like the airlines did with airline stewardess. And all you are is a waitress in an airplane. Being a zee is not being an owner of your business. You are paying for EVERYTHING AND TAKING ALL THE RISK. AND MANY TIMES ARE WORKING FOR NADA.

To analyse why a zee is successful you have to infesticate. From investicating some true stories of successful zees I can see why many are successful. Many had a head start. Their parents paid for the build out. They did a totally different marketing system from our zor. Every situation is different. Even if it is in the same zor.

on April 11th, 2008

Now DoDil please tell me how one should Infesticate

Do I need the help of a professional?

Which is better Orkin or Terminix? I am partial to the Orkin Man.

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 11th, 2008

Your are the zor

you know all the tricks. Would love to hear what you have to say. Tell us so everyone will know how bad zors do it. (Not implying you are a bad zor.) But I'm sure you know more than the average person,

on April 11th, 2008

Bankrupt Ideology

As many people know, Les and I have worked together.

But I don't think TIF is right is declaring Les having a "bankrupt ideology".

I disagree with Les about the scope of corruption in the franchise world, but I could be wrong too.

When Les annoys, we might do well to reflect on why we are annoyed.  Unlike the other posters, Les does have the weight of authority behind many of his posts.  

Could franchising be so corrupt as a whole, enabled by totally one sided agreements which are routinely upheld by the courts, that we don't see it because of group think?

I don't think so -but, it wouldn't surprise me if the method of organizing a firm known as franchising is considerably more dysfunctional than it appears.

Be nice to have a little bit more data and a trusted model. 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 11th, 2008

Michael, what you say about Les may be true...

However given that most of us have not worked with Les all we can do is take his erudite poseur posts at face value. 

P.S. I am happy to infesticate this topic further after mastication.

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 11th, 2008

TIF

TIF, you are a very bad man! 

Michael Webster PhD LLBFranchise News

Posted by michael webster on April 11th, 2008

Michael, I have finished masticating...

However I still have an infestication dllemma to resolve. 

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 11th, 2008

Re: TIF

A bad man Michael? How so? 

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

TIF

Posted by Truth in Franchising on April 11th, 2008

Does not living

in the front lines of franchising give you any weight? It is like saying a soldier on the front lines in battle deserves no opinion. Only the people at the top like the senators and congressman's opinion matters. Michael if my name had an PHD LLB than you'd consider my opinion?. Didn't you say your father did more with his life and probably more than you ever will.

on April 11th, 2008

Group think

Webster writes: Could franchising be so corrupt as a whole, enabled by totally one sided agreements which are routinely upheld by the courts, that we don't see it because of group think?

I stopped going to the ABA FoF meetings a while back because of the group think; much as leadership such as Mr. Dunham did commendably reach out for diverse views, even the zee-side was more like the Loyal Opposition than a true discourse.

We wrote about the ossification of franchise jurisprudence, and although it is still out there, that is changing. I believe that the broadening demographic of zees (particularly those coming from mid-management) is changing the dynamic, along with Internet sites such as BMM. Several folks who went to the last ABA FoF told me that there was a significant presence by newcomers who were not part of the club and whose views ranged across the spectrum.

Paul SteinbergFranchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

on April 11th, 2008

Group Think ----The ABA ---The Congress

Only when we get some "group thinking" from The Congress of the United tates will there be any real changes in franchising and franchise law that would protect the franchisees, who, under the law as it stands, are merely resources for the franchisors to grow chain units rapidly while avoiding risk.

The ossification of franchise jurisprudence is a direct result of government regulatory policy, and only The Congress can change this when there is majority "will" to do this.

Are you indicating that the new targets of the franchisors might change the dynamic, pushed by the "free speech" available on sites like Blue Mau Mau?

on April 12th, 2008

Whatever turns your crank

TIF,

Funny you should mention, I had viewed myself as a type of novelty act or rodeo clown, of sorts.

Don't do the tactical stuff anymore; waiting on some A/Rs to resolve.

I tend not to take myself too seriously especially after working briefly with some individuals such as the awe-inspiring Gillian K. Hadfield. 

Professor Hadfield was once kind enough to instruct me on the difference between a professional graduate degree (even on from the Harvard B School of the North) and an academic degree.

Ouchy mama...

Les Stewart MBA Understanding Franchising

Posted by Les Stewart on April 11th, 2008

I speak Les

Les says, "Loading the language"Translation: Les votes that out of place comments should be moderated by Mr. Blue MauMau.

Les says, "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism"Translation:  Les thanks all of you for your well thought-out postings and reminds everyone to keep on topic, totally.

Les says, "Bayer and Siemens (as well as IBM, I am told) did very well during WWII."Translation: After reading these long and unrelated threads on your IBM laptop, you probably need a Bayer asparin and to watch an entertaining WWII movie to escape.

"You are human garbage once your fillings are dealt with"Translation: Garbage posts should be moderated out. Oh...Your dentist just called to tell you that you need fillings and that Canadian dentists saw a big boom after WWII.

on April 11th, 2008

Paul you are way up there intellectually!

Paul will you be able to relate to commoners?  People way below your level of intellect.  I too like you as a person but you have to admit not all people are intellectually gifted. 

on August 31st, 2010

Don if something is a sucess why mess with it?

The thing that makes BMM special is regular people like me can write their beliefs.  Will I be considered a troll?  You will have a section where intellectuals discuss issues and people like me will be considered an outsider.  I believe you are a success because you have all sorts of people discussing the issues in franchising. 

Isn't Blue Mau Mau a fish that swims in schools to protect them from sharks?  Decide what you want?  You are already considered a success.  (It scares the siht out of the rogue zors.)

on August 31st, 2010

HELP, PLEASE MR EDITOR MAN

When I reply to something, it comes out elsewhere than following the post I was trying to reply to. It makes me look even stupider than I am.--

Richard Solomon, FranchiseRemedies.com,  has over 45 years experience with franchise litigation and crisis management. He is a graduate of The Citadel and The University of Michigan Law School

Posted by RichardSolomon on April 27th, 2008