Danny Sullivan Called Out by Doug (IHelpYou)

Mar 11, 2005 • 1:37 pm | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News

We try our best to keep forum politics and nastiness away from this site. But in some cases, I think our readers would be interested in seeing some high profile backlashing going on.

Recently, Doug Heil, owner of IHelpYou Forums, a forum we cover every now and then, was placed in pre-moderation status over at Search Engine Watch Forums. Pre-moderation, for those that do not know, means that all posts submitted need to be approved by a moderator before they are posted.

It is known that Doug was never happy with certain aspects of Search Engine Watch Forums. Doug is a well known white hat with a mission to remove "black hat" methods from the forums and from the industry. Search Engine Watch's perspective on this topic is that they want to allow both views, white hat and black hat, to be discussed openly in the forum. That is why there are different forums, different people like different styles.

Apparently, Danny Sullivan and Doug Heil have been in communication via private messaging about the pre-moderation. I have been watching a thread at IHelpYou forums, and Danny has made a strong reply. It is hard to imagine, Danny has basically, single-handed, built this industry up.

Anyway, I will not share my opinion on this topic, view the thread if your into the politics and if your into the industry. All I have to say, it is not easy running a forum.

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03/11/2005 06:51 pm

Gotta love the drama. :D I dont think they like eachother much!

Guy P

03/11/2005 07:37 pm

Come on now! I would like to read the thread but I refuse to give IHY forums any money! Why do post links to subsciber threads?

Barry Schwartz

03/11/2005 07:45 pm

It must have been removed. I am sorry. I would repost it but that is not for me to do.


03/11/2005 07:47 pm

Yeah, it says "You do not have permission to access this page"..

Barry Schwartz

03/11/2005 07:48 pm

it was in this thread http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17616 But the posts have been removed, which I think is a good thing.

Anthony Cea

03/12/2005 04:59 pm

Those guys over at Ihelpyou seem to be a bunch of uppity jerks that have little understanding of anything, they get most of their attention by bashing others and that type of attitude will destroy them.

Barry Schwartz

03/13/2005 12:35 am

I have no comment on this.

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