Agreed. If only positive votes are allowed because negative would be an ego blow to the forum owner, what's the point?! Just do away with it entirely, or have forums that allow votes to always be positive *and* negative inclusive.
Plenty here seem to think the "bashing" crowd has some personal vendetta against the man simply because of the way he presents himself. Not so. There are various factors here that involve more than just him and call into question an obvious bias with which the site is moderated, each post supporting him getting an "R" and valid doubts about the method along with people for whom it's failed, getting bashed or worse yet removed. There is some definite power abuse going on and as far as ML's attempt to hijack the site- it's definitely succeeded, thanks to moderator(s) help. All that aside, giving all the benefit of the doubt possible here, put aside his perceived rudeness and belligerance and hypothetically let's just say that every word of his 'teachings' is true. Even if that's the case, he needs to refrain from ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCOURAGE DISCUSSION ABOUT ANY OTHER METHOD THAN HIS OWN because to be successful in doing so equals censorship. E.g. I myself and several others have used the BSM drink and enjoyed decent improvement but not solid gains (hopinso and some others have had an adverse reaction). OTOH it has worked very well for others. Changing my approach to an anti-fungal regimen has produced far better results than the BSM drink and diet improvement ever did, and his response was repeated bashing and accusing me of selling products. CZ's atmosphere needs to be one of different approaches and encouraging people regardless of what avenue they're pursuing. Sadly, he doesn't share this view. Worse still, one of the mods is utterly brainwashed and is still moderating.
Is it wise for CZ to allow itself to basically be taken over by a self-admitted crazy person who claims his ideas come from God himself (his words, not mine)?