Word of warning to anyone who joins that site......you will be flamed, trolled, belittled and made to feel unwelcome!
I've been posting on lots of different forums trying to get my name out there and they've all been so welcoming and friendly except for the Den of Smelly Feet at footsniffing.com. What a bunch of horrible, obnoxious human beings! The administrator "ergleburgle" Is the the most trumped up admin I've ever come across. The first response I got from him wasn't a 'did you read the rules, if not read them and follow them please' as you would expect any admin to suggest. No, that would be too nice. Instead I was called lazy a liar and disrespectful towards their community. For Christ sake I neglected to read the rules before posting something and they reacted like I slagged them off and spat on their face. I know I should have read the rules and I appologised for that and said I was now familiar with them, but he still found the need to stick another boot in for no good reason apart from pure enjoyment.
He thinks all new girls are there to bash/attack and berate. Seems he has 'women issues' that's what I was feeling and seeing on the forum but he has a go at any unsuspecting user he targets. I did some digging. It's not only sellers but general buyers and fetish enthusiasts that are pulled apart for one wrong comment or not knowing exactly what they want or the correct fetish terminology.
At this point I was raging about his disrespect towards the very members that keep the community growing. So my response then sharply changed from 'I pander down to the admin' to 'if you're going to be like this then screw YOU and your community'. I don't want to be part of a nasty hate fest thank you.
As an example one post was made by a 19 year old guy who just wanted to make friends in the foot fetish community. The way he was spoken to is abhorrent to me. Ergleburgle's sob story about the end of the DOSF in the past goes on about how as a 13 year old child his foot fetish was frowned upon and he found this wonderful community where he knew he was normal, now he's running the joint and wrecking it. Wonder if the 13 year old ergleburgle would have been so impressed if he was treated the same way, I doubt it. There's simply no need for the way they ripped him and flamed his comments which were quite genuine and welcoming. What gives one person the right to make people feel like this. A community forum should be exactly that. A place where people with the same interests can come together and feel safe and secure......but NO, not with the Den of Smelly Feet, well with eargleburgle at the helm at least. If he hates the people in the community that much then don't admin it, simple!
After doing a bit of research on this community I've discovered other interesting connections to less than acceptable activities but this could be another user they've attacked trying to get revenge, so I can't comment, but you do your own research and make up your own mind. They also refuse to delete accounts simply because their site can't handle it and it kills there SQL database so don't sign up if you want to get out of there any time soon. One user asked nicely 'Hi everyone! I am wondering can I delete my account? Thank you!' and to quote ergleburgle verbatim in his response 'Go f**k yourself, ignorant cockbag.' Here's a screenshot in case you thought I was ranting.
If you're a new seller looking to advertise.......then give this one a miss.......unless you actually want to feel like crap and have the admins pick on you for no reason and respond the way they do. Go on give it a try and find out for yourself but you have been warned!!
(Gets off soapbox) :)