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.