Autobloggreen Bans Reader for Linking to TTAC

autobloggreen bans reader for linking to ttac

Apparently Autobloggreen doesn't want their readers contaminated by our Tesla Deathwatch series. Chris writes "you owe me a forum for comments because just mentioning your 'Tesla deathwatch' in the comment section of Autoblog Green earned me an IP block for life! I guess nobody likes the truth….But you will have found that one out yourself by now I guess. Mine is the first comment. Note that I had included a link to your Tesla death watch but they edited it out…." Here's the link to the article on ABG . And Chris, here's your forum. Thanks for helping spread The Truth About Cars!

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  • Dutchchris Dutchchris on Aug 26, 2008

    Hi, I'm Chris and I am the guy that was kicked from ABG. Fact is that Tesla and ABG are thick as thieves. ABG is really part of Tesla's hype machine, but I realised that a bit too late. I am quessing they were called up by the Tesla guys and summoned to remove my comment but other commentators had already responded to it. So all they could do was to edit out my link to TTAC's "Tesla deathwatch" and ban me from making any more comments on ABG ever again. In their defense: there are precious little EV builders out there for them to write about so I quess it is understandable that they are rather not reminded of the more hype than substance character of Tesla. Truth is I want Tesla to succeed and to become the poster boy of the EV revolution, because I really feel the mass introduction of EV's is important for the environment and oil independency. But if the truth is that Tesla has problems to deliver on the hype they should be honest about it rather than invent vague stories about car crashes in order to prevent cars from falling into the hands of people who might be critical of Tesla.

  • Gaycorvette Gaycorvette on Aug 26, 2008

    Sounds as though ABG needs a lot more people linking to TTAC in their comments. Just a thought.

  • Johnster Johnster on Aug 26, 2008

    Well, I just went on ABG and posted a comment in support of Chris. It doesn't seem to show up, although I've received a confirmation email from ABG. My comment will probably never go up and I'll probably get banned from ABG too. Maybe a few other brave TTAC readers will post a comment in support of Chris on ABG too. We could start a movement!

  • Nudave Nudave on Aug 27, 2008

    It's hard to take AutoBlogGreen seriously when their website contains a prominent ad (at least on my computer) for the Chevy Silverado. Sorta' like the PETA website containing an ad for Sizzler Steakhouse.