That member that was banned on Itchmo was me!
A user named tomp
registered less than two weeks ago and the only posts this person did was on the NV thread about the recall. The first post was an accusation that if true should have been reported to the FDA and USDA. So I asked this person if they could back up their claims and if this was true did they report NV? They tried to back down and say y'all misunderstood. So when I went back and quoted this person to say "this is what you said - is it true or not? or did you choose the wrong set of words" - after all it was a SERIOUS allegation.
That is when my post disappeared not long after. I thought that maybe my post just didn't post properly even though I saw it there on page 5 of the thread. So I tried to post it again. And again it disappeared. YET, the accusers SERIOUS allegations were still there.
So - I ended up posting in a general section asking what had happened to my posts when I questioned tomp about his allegations against NV. I received an email message saying my posts had been "moved" not deleted. My question was deleted. And NO private message from the moderator that moved/deleted my message was sent to me. Nor did a moderator PM me about removing my general question.
So - I reposted if anyone else was having issues with their posts disappearing - and BAM - got banned!
Here is the post on my blog about the event and yes I have captured the information from my temporary internet files (i.e. cache) from Google Chrome and have sent to NV.http://jealousofangeles.blogspot.com/2010/02/itchmoforumscom-bans-daddy-for-asking.html
We migrated over to raw starting this last December and used Natures Variety. We actually started introducing more raw in the fall, but made an effort to just go raw during a "30-Day trial". Our dogs were exposed to a lot of NV raw during this period. No problems.
By using NV we learned we could go raw and it made me dig even deeper into the whole raw meaty bones vs. barf opinions. We do mostly raw meaty bones now with barf type diets (NV pre-made) as treats and occasional meals now. I like the "variety" that our dogs get and they are doing very well health wise.
NV did a really good job at getting the word out. Even our holistic store in Plymouth MN was aware right after word came out so the communication to retailers has dramatically improved.
GreyGhost - our dogs love the rabbit the best I think! ;-)