I have read the TUG rules and although I do not fully agree with all of them (see below), some are unenforceable. I am sure that Wyndham pays folks to promote their brand when they see a negative but truthful owner. They don't want that owner to hurt Wyndham sales. TUG does a lot of good but these Wyndies hiding in the shadows do not. They disrupt topics and attack viciously and without remorse those who have problems.
TUG RULE- If you are a broker or salesperson
, or work in an allied field, we welcome your participation on the board. We value your industry perspective and valuable insights. We do not appreciate, however, attempts to use our bbs for direct commercial purposes. We do not, for instance, welcome your adding tag lines promoting your business, such as "Call me for more information." Use the board as a way to be helpful and build your reputation, not as a direct sales tool, please. Due to flagrant commercial violations by some abusers in the past, we have found it necessary to be very strict about this.
That being said, I believe the future will prove that those resorts not being managed by Wyndham will have an adverse impact on Wyndham owners who purchased Wyndham/Fairfield/Cendant at these resorts. Wyndham loses a great deal of money when they are not the manager of one of their older resorts. These resorts have chosen to get rid of Wyndham for a reason. Wyndham appears to dislike not only legacy resorts but owners who are too old to buy more Wyndham high priced points.
I have shared what happened in our case. Any Wyndham negative truth is like honey, it sure does attract many stinging Wyndie bees. Just watch how many stinging comments come when we TUG folks complain about unfair Wyndham policies. This is a leading indicator that the truth hurts.
Why use the ignore function when you can take the heat? If used, you will miss who is and who isn't posting for reasons other than to help other TUG folks. And if you let these Wyndies take over you will hurt more than help TUG folks who are seeking the truth about timeshares.
I would encourage you to leverage the Ignore function to filter out content that you don't want to expose yourself to, and to utilize the Report function if/when you feel that there are forum posts that violate the forum rules (per my previous post with regard to this topic). We here at TUG want to encourage people like you to share your thoughts and opinions openly, with the core understanding that there will always be those who disagree and may post their disagreement openly as well. That's the nature of all public forums. Public forums, IMHO, are largely representative of sociological patterns - so it's not at all surprising to me to see more disagreement on public forums like TUG given we're living in times when there is a lot of public disagreement on a broad variety of topics regardless of where we go - unless we go only to forums where the membership is tribal and IME forums like that are largely echo chambers that don't produce anything useful. Of course thats IMHO.