The End of Thai Visa/Nation

It looks like Thai Visa/Nation are reaching the end. Apart from a bunch of Mods ruining it who think they control life the universe and everything. TVF are now begging for money. That's right, begging for money. They are crying out that it costs money to run the site...
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#1449139

Unfortunately the forum is their life and universe. These people had no real life previously and old age and a pension have given them some semblance of power, at least in their minds.

They still have not and never have had any relevance in the real world. I feel sorry for the poor old deluded fools who never achieved anything in their lives.

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#1139695 Review #1139695 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Media Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality

Their trolling policy is a joke considering Thaivisa violates it.

My comment was removed on Thaivisa for specious reasons and it was done rudely. The moderator Metisdead (that name is fine?) is the culprit, but Scott supported his decision. There was no justification for it. I was trying to elevate the discussion by stating that the "driver" (the perpetrator) could have acted out of revenge for an illegal action that the victim could have done. I was told that I was blaming the victim. That I was making allegations, which is funny because most stories on Thaivisa are allegations that have not been proven in a court of law. Anyway,... Consider the trolling policy: "You will not post inflammatory messages on the forum[,] or attempt to disrupt discussions to upset its participants, or troll[ing]. Trolling can be defined as the act of purposefully antagonizing other people on the internet by posting controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion." As a degree holder in linguistics, I could talk about poor grammar/punctuation [see bracket], which is indicative of the type of people we are dealing with, but let's go to the issue of incoherence. Incidentally, most websites and forums have these policies that are designed to show who is the boss, essentially. Core of the issue Thaivisa's newsfeed is full of stories that inflame or upset people. These stories antagonizes people. Thaivisa publishes controversial and inflammatory stories all of the time and have been for decades. These are stories that provoke people into an emotional response, often having readers posting death threats, which are accepted by moderators and Thaivisa! These stories (like in most places) are designed to attract people and to sell ads. No one on Thaivisa is going to be able to influence the outcome of these stories. Posters must not go against the general consensus because that would be deemed "controversial" or could "provoke an emotional response"! Here are just a few examples. I could have chosen thousands, probably tens of thousands of those stories. 1) https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/101****-pattaya-murder-suspect-arrested-in-korat-after-being-in-hiding-for-more-than-13-years/ 2) https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/101****-three-students-killed-48-people-injured-in-school-bus-crash/ 3) https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/101****-witness-confirms-dr-yorn-%E2%80%9Cdrank%E2%80%9D-before-hit-and-run-incident/
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#1396443

I agree 100% - dont go there much anymore. Full of bitter angry Expat whingers who get fired up daily by all the negative stories and criticism of Thais and Thailand.

You know the type - bar stool losers who troll girlie bars whenever they get some money - the rest of the time they suck *** at home while trolling Thai Visa.

If they were still living back home in the west, they would be on the streets or on Government welfare in subsidised housing - losers. Best to do the same as you would do in the west if you saw them - look and walk away and do not ever 'engage' in any way.

#1396766
@PissedConsumer1396443

Well, I don't know about all that, bit over the top and frankly, your comments sound like those whingers you are referring to.

But yes, ThaiVisa is a bloody sad and terrible place these days.

I spend less time there now compared to just a year ago. It was a process of breaking a bad habit. Bit like smoking, or drinking? Weaning myself off the daily dose of negativity.

Scott. Metisdead. Jingthing. It's all poison, you don't need it, so quit.

I encourage everyone to physically log out from the Forum.

If your browser/cookies keep you logged in automatically when you click on the Forum, then log out. You will still show as a Member but at least won't add to their logged in/viewing members stats. That's about the best you can do. Then stop going to the website altogether.

Don't add to their advertising views and clicks.

If it is part of your daily routine, it's hard at first but in time, you'll find other things to do. Chok dee.

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#1133291 Review #1133291 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Forum
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Thai-Visa is now a load of crap

After being suspended several times by the Dictator Mods that run the news forums, I finally had enough and wrote to their 'head office. The response I got to my questions about why they are allowing Trolls and bitter Expats to abuse and criticise Thailand and Thais...
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I want to work with Zomato going to open restaurant in Ziarkpur Chandigarh please contact 805912****

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#1130816 Review #1130816 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Muang Pattaya, Chang Wat Chon Buri
Service
Thai Visa Media Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Moderation is So Poor

Moderators such as Scott and Metisdead are out of control and are killing the site, it's dropped in the Alexa rankings from position 1,200 to 2,034 and is now only number 343 in Thailand. It's no wonder the site is dying with such heavy-handed moderators who make up...
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#1426506

Can't disagree with any of the above.

TV Was once a good interesting place to go, full of good information and even a good fun place to kill a few hours before beer o'clock, trolling the Thaier-than-thou types, the Thai haters or the Digital pikey set.

Sadly, now it is controlled by left-wing Homosexuals and their chums, criminals of various guises, and {{Redacted}} posing as 'respectable' citizens. As with all good things in Thailand, the people behind them get greedy and screw them up beyond all recovery, such has happened at TVF, especially when they let opinion and truth die to give credence to the scams and rip offs of their pals and sponsors like Mac Walen and Drew Noyes....

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#1128931 Review #1128931 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Extreme left wing circle-***

This forum has gone downhill faster than Bob Geldofs career. The main issue is that any posts using logic or reason are removed, and only xtreme anti Trump posts are permitted. Users exist in a tiny bubble where they have convinced themselves that Trump is {{REDACTED}}. I posted a Trump twitter entry which was removed for "trolling" and an unallowed source issue. Seriously the POTUS is an unverified source. Stick your forum up yer backside you bent barsteward Scott. This used to be a vibrant forum going back a decade ago. How on earth The Nation can allow one triggered snowflake to ruin the whole forum is a mystery?
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#1421313

Predictions of ThaiVisa's demise is starting to sound like the End Times and global warming.

#1410227

The moderators banned a significant portion of the membership. They were hyper vigilant, scared of the Junta blocking the website, while George was trying to sell THAIVISA>COM.

#1401806

What's even worse than Thai Visa mods are the disgruntled losers who are banned and move into another forum and moderate exactly the same as the likes of Scott and Metishead. And then post complaints here about Thai Visa mods.

Hypocrits / racist rightwing unhappy ones at that.

A ceretain saffa trolls this complaints board all the time. What will he do when Thai Visa closes down as his life will not be worth living

#1398659

I first joined TVF to ask some questions about visas.

For a few months I enjoyed some of the other threads but noticed a trend of Anti Trump posts. On any given day, some 75%+ of new threads in the General section are started by Scott, Metisdead or Jinthing and are all anti Trump.

These three are using this forum as a political message and deleting/banning anyone who dares take an opposing view.

I was banned for questioning whether or not there was a conflict of interests with Scott starting threads and then moderating them.

No criticism of moderators will be tolerated......end result....banned.

Oh well, I see that it has reached financial crunch time for them so not long before it shuts down

#1399066
@PissedConsumer1398659

Where are you getting your info regarding ThaiVisa in financial trouble, on the *** of shutting down? There was another thread here saying tie up between TV and The Nation was coming to an end.

Do you have insider access enabling this insight?

#1399077
@PissedConsumer1399066

How strange. The site bleeped the word "v.e.r.g.e". As in "on the v.e.r.g.e of...."

#1400809
@PissedConsumer1399066

Do some research.

The number of advertisers has dropped, therefore the income is down.

The number of genuine posters has dropped and false members have been made up.

First sign of trouble.

They are now blasting anyone who has an ad blocker with "Brooks's" music and a begging letter for subscription money. Final sign of trouble as reduced revenue means no tea money to pay off their protectors/

#1421312
@PissedConsumer1400809

Well, the ads and the begging are all over the internet now, so that's not a good indication of "the end".

#1402778
@PissedConsumer1398659

The 3 you mention are all just thread killers. Have you ever noticed how many posts have a message from Scott that says something like post reported and removed ?

Then there are no more comments! What a way to run a forum. Or better yet the Jingaling has some post and if you are currently reading the next few posts and someone says something about his post that he doesn't like the next comment is Scott saying reported and removed! How many f ing times a day/ week does Jingles report people?

It's so obvious. What a complete tattle tale. I'm *** and he is over the top hysterical about Trump and *** issues. Makes gross *** comments ALL the time and gets away with it.

A complete old I'm sure ugly fat pig that attracts no one sexually so lives on this forum all day. But his immature sadistic posts are always okay with Scott. I don't know how he can keep spewing such crap. Even if you block her you still see quoted sentences.

I would read TVF more if just 2 or 3 posters and Scott were on some holiday. It's just so obvious that a few of them ruin it.

#1395400

Agreed. ThaiVisa used to be ok and useful for certain things, info, etc.

Scott and Metisdead have really gone off the deep end. I don't visit the site as often and find it increasingly easy to just give it a miss altogether.

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#1108710 Review #1108710 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality

REAL Thaivisa Membership has Plummeted

I went to do some advertising for my business in Thailand. The Thaivisa dot com rates were pretty good and they assured me they had a large number of members. I recall viewing it years ago and seeing 50-100 members viewing the General forum at any given time and fairly...
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#1410222

After George sold the website, activity dropped like a rock. Somebody may have been playing games prior to the sale.

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#1108314 Review #1108314 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Forum
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Not as described/ advertised

Thaivisa Forum and their pro-NAMBLA stance

Right now there is a topic on Thaivisa world news that discusses the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). One of the long term posters, Jingthing, is supportive of that organization. A little research shows that the SPLC once listed presidential candidate Ben Carson as a hate group and that they have never listed the organization of pedophiles known as the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). In fact, it was Carson's anti-NAMBLA view that helped get him listed as a hater on SPLC. So is Ben Carson worse than NAMBLA? Yes, according to the SPLC. Why does Jingthing feel that the SPLC and NAMBLA are great organizations? Why doesnt his comrade-in-little-boy-love Scott the moderator ban him for his support of them? We know why.
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#1371184

The elderly, poverty-stricken Jingthing has been in a state of depression ever since Trump won the election last November. He is now looking to move back to the United States, but can't afford it.

He has started a thread to find an affordable place to live. Good riddance to him and hopefully he will take his butt buddy Scott with him.

#1376734
@PissedConsumer1371184

I'm not sure back in the States that access to young boys is quite so ready, clergymen excepted. No, that creature will never leave the Pattaya boys and buffett paradise.

#1385958
@PissedConsumer1371184

He just ruins many good and interesting threads. Why can't some people have more self control?

#1363363

555555

"listed presidential candidate Ben Carson as a hate group"

How does one person become a "group"?

Boy, given your personal crusade, you must have been banned.

Seems like a good idea.

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#1091108 Review #1091108 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Jingthing Profile
Reason of review
Bad quality

The Nation and Thai Visa - Denial of Free Speech

The Nation is a liberal online publication. The Nations problems started when they acquired an online forum called Thaivisa. Thaivisa contains a moderated chat board forum. In general the moderators operate to keep discussions on topic, modify post formatting to make...
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#1431694

Truly a nonsense comment. The nation is considered a conservative media outlet closely tied to the support of the military junta.

The issue of Trump is a minor one item out of dozens on any given day. The world does not revolve around Trump.

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#1087309 Review #1087309 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Moderator
Cons
  • Denial of freedom of speech
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer

Pathetic

Poor journalism. Non-functional "upgraded" website. No way to delete account. Mods who ban for no substantial reason. Abusive languange. Racism.
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#1085807 Review #1085807 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Chalong, Curacao
Product
Thai Visa Account
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy

Thaivisa Scott and JT

Currently on Thaivisa world news section there is a topic about an American p*e*d*o who has been sentenced. Many posters are understandably denouncing the criminal and applauding the authorities who brought him to justice. Many posters, except for two profilic posters....
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#1372441

It's not only Scott and Jingthing.

Ubon Joe and Sheryl are two moderators that both enjoy good reputations within their areas of expertise, Ubon Joe for visas and Sheryl for medicine.Members thank them quite often for their helpful advice.

However, when it comes to censorship based on political views, that’s a different story.

Get to know Ubon Joe and Sheryl a little better and you find out they support the left-wing, fascist, thug politics of the other mods. They will ban people, or have them banned, based on the left wing fascist criteria of the Thaivisa management. By participating, perhaps against their own will, they are just as bad as those with whom they associate.

A crowd which, by the way, includes one murderer, albeit a former mod, but one who is now in prison for murdering his Thai girlfriend. You can Google this if you wish.

Sheryl and Ubon Joe, I urge you to RENOUNCE Thaivisa and leave that group of murderers and thugs. Perhaps you could go to other websites where you would be free to give helpful advice without the incredible negative stigma of Thaivisa.

Right now it’s a stain on both your lives.

Get rid of that stain.Remember, you are judged by the company you keep.

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#1077440 Review #1077440 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Moderator

Appalling Thai Visa and their Goons for Moderators

There was a review done last year stating that Metishead was "a sad cretenous ***". 1 year has passed since a previous posting regarding this issue and this poor sole, but Metisdead continuse his self righteous curtailment of free speech, suspending members who differ in opinion from him or outright banning them. This poor fellow is mentally very sad indeed, maybe he requires a course of anti-depressants, maybe he is ***, many Mods on Thai visa tend to be for some reason, perhaps because they can hide behind anonymity, they try to screw others. Not that I have anything at all against Gays, many of my best friends are. Who knows what his problem is. Prior to the sell out to the Nation Group, Thai Visa .com was quite a useful with good forums and had good classifieds and the like to help Expats in Thailand. Since that sell out however the quality has slipped to a level of that of The Nation newspaper so perhaps it is a sign of the times that open and helpful opinion for Expats is being discouraged. Certainly opinionated moderators such as Metisdead and Scott are working towards that end - sad fellows indeed.
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#1076743 Review #1076743 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Thai Visa Moderator

Thaivisa forum run by Scott and Jingting

Slowly over the last year, moderator Scott has taken over as Reichsfeuer on the forum. he has gone completely mad and has suspended/banned dozens of FMs as well as deleting posts wholesale simply because he does not like the FM or disagrees with the FMs political...
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#1596787

Yes they are mad but Scott is Jingthing, it is his posting name. Libtards who will stop at nothing to protect their libtard views. Complete idiots.

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#1074828 Review #1074828 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chalong, Curacao
Service
Thai Visa Media Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality

Thai Visa Forum Moderators with own agenda

TVF is well known for it's bad moderation but now there is a disturbing trend appearing. There are many threads/posts that relate to Islamic extremism but what is disturbing is the number of FMs who are in support of extreme Islamic countries and punishments handed...
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#1348869

ThaiVisa has become a safe space for snow flakes to virtue signal and reinforce each other with thumbs up and Likes. They also hurl nasty, race baiting insults.

It's their natural language, which makes them just as bad, or worse, than those they laughably claim to oppose.

They act tough, but they aren't. They are just well scripted because they do this for hours a day, for years, operating in their fake safe spaces protected by fake cops who'll put you in fake internet jail for violating fake rules.

By all means, give them a fake smack across their fake mouths, but whatever you do, don't come on here afterward and bloody whine about it.

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#1069920 Review #1069920 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Thai Visa Moderator
Pros
  • Other members who want to have honest discussions and debate
Cons
  • Attitude of the moderators and administration
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Thaivisa moderators are SNOWFLAKES, a word you cannot use.

Thaivisa suspended me for using the word snowflake. I meant it to mean someone who did not want Trump to win the election and now that he is president, that person will not get over it. Here's the deal, Trump won the presidency fair and square. If people want to be...
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#1353432

Almost all Trump supporters have been banned. its a Dems only forum now, how dumb.

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#1067016 Review #1067016 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Some of the members
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  • Snowflake moderators

Metisdead & Moderation

I've been a member of Thaivisa forum since 2005 and one thing has remained consistent during that time, Metisdead as forum moderator is working to his own personal agenda rather than for the good of the forum or its members. Other moderators, many of whom I know...
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#1359642

Retired oil and gas or ex cop, who knows and who cares. But by becoming a TV Moderator he's been promoted way above his competency level, if he had any decency he'd resign for the sake of the forum and its membership.

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Thai Visa Moderator