Update 3: SU has erased all discussion on the matter from their web site. If that isn’t trying to cover something up, then I really can’t tell what it is trying to achieve.
Update 2: SU has begun banning any member that questions or disputes the information that they are stating, be advised. SU has now said that we “fabricated” the page posted in the last update, so we are now compelled to post even more evidence. Here is an AOL Instant Messenger chat log, detailing several SU moderators and Bonfire members request to maintant these forums a secret to one of the sources that contributed to this article. It is very long at ~380 KB, and is not censored for crude language. Just search for bonfire if you want the important parts.
SU advertisers are considering pulling their advertising because of this incident, and its repeated denials.
We could continue to post more evidence, but at this point it would not seem possible to fabricate all this evidence, and the two removed forums on SU (as members of this site saw before they were removed). If you don’t believe it after this update, we doubt there is anything more that we can contribute to pursuade you.
Update: Because of denials by SprintUsers, we are compelled to post this picture. It is a printout, scanned to confirm the thread URL. The thread has been removed (or moved), along with the enclosed forum.
This site has repeatedly made alligations that SprintUsers.com is corrupt, and now we have some compelling evidence to report. Hit the Read More link below to view it…
I don’t like doing things like this, but it is ongoing, and people are continuing to be victms of this.
Ever since I was banned from SU, I have been curious as to how some of the events that led up to that time occurred the way they did. Rather than editorializing further, I will now present to you the case against SprintUser’s title “created by the users, for the users”
Item: SprintUsers has several hidden forums that are used for various malicious purposes, one of which is referred to as the BONFIRE group.
Item: Members that are neither part of the moderation of SprintUsers nor the administration of SprintUsers have been granted access to these forums, without the knowledge of the greater community.
Item: Not all registered members have the same access privileges to SprintUsers, and there is no way for users differentiate between members that have access to hidden forums and ones that don’t.
Item: Hidden forums on SprintUsers have been used to attack people, and arrange better ways to set them up in public forums (both on SprintUsers, and on other sites, including this one).
Item: The administration of SprintUsers has posted directives to attack Sprint PCS Info and hatoncat in these hidden forums, as well as has targeted members of HoFo and even other SprintUsers members. This is ongoing even today.
All of this information has been confirmed by multiple members of Sprint PCS Info. This site has received pictures of these forums, as well as a member list. However at this time we will not post them, as we feel that is just being petty against individual people.
Comparing this to Verizon’s new ads, are you “in” on the conspiracy?
If SprintUsers.com wants to maintain any bit of credibility it may have left, it should immediately lock, and then open the 10 (yes, 10) hidden forums listed below that are being hidden from the public, so that all can view them. Any attempt to sanitize these forums will prove pointless, as there are members of this community that have viewed these forums, and will be able to verify their content. Anything less is proof of the continued corruption at SprintUsers.com.
http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=44 (Forum removed or moved)
http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=51 (Forum removed or moved)
http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=60 (Forum removed or moved)
http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=62 (Forum removed or moved)
You can also search SprintUsers.com forum for the word bonfire. It will say “searching the forum, please wait” but then return no matches. vBulletin (SU’s forum system) only generates a “searching the forum, please wait” page if the word exists in the forum database, however since users don’t have access to the forum, it then responds saying that there are no matches. This no longer works due to the topic now being discussed in public forums.