When we asked for clarification, we were told by Lisa Bauer, SVP of RCCL that she has decided to "broaden the definition of what a card mill is" and considers Joystar and our Enterprise members to be one. She also uttered the words "Multi-level" although I'm not sure why.Well, I guess we now know why. Looks like Lisa Bauer was spot on. What is more bizarre is that Joystar is apparently attempting to utilize mafia-esque tactics to silence the people who dare to have a different opinion. It has been discussed before on different forums:*
I was completely satisified with Joystar until I was booted out by the CEO over censorship issues in the Joystar Community bulletin board. I still don't know what I did wrong.And some forums have even succumbed to the advertising pressure and removed any posts that did not sit well with the CEO of Joystar. Check it out here, here, and here. And dare we forget the oh so professional letter where he referred to the President of another host agency as a "wart on the ass of the travel industry". Class outfit. It should be noted that Joystar actually paid to have this letter broadcast to 100,000+ travel agents by eMarketing Solutions Group, who did apologize for the broadcast, but the damage was done. But now it seems there are some strongarm tactics being employed by Joystar. Apparently, one of the ICs for one of their Enterprise Agencies voiced an opinion. How dare he! And the immediate response from his host, A1 Travel-Vacation.com dba Home-Based Travel Agents, of Central Islip, NY was as follows:
You MUST retract your statement in XXXXXX that Joystar is an MLM. Failure on your part to do this will result in Joystar refusing to provide you with a FREE travel website and I will cancel your host membership with us quote from: Paul Davis, President www.HomeBased-TravelAgents.comWonder where Paul Davis got the message? Is anyone surprised? So, the next time you think about talking about Joystar, consider yourself warned--you may get whacked!