It's a somewhat slippery slope. Short answer.
Almost all vendors on here are class-acts. Most make great products, are established businesses, and are really involved with customers and community...
but what criteria should be used to determine a bad seller?
With an individual sale, it's easy......one product, one buyer, one experience, etc. It was good or it was bad. Not much gray area.
Lot harder when you have an overall good vendor....helpful, legitimate, quality products most of the time....that gets drug through the mud because of some excessively long wait times on parts, or because of a newly hired powder-coater that did a bad job.
Then what happens? It becomes a whole hell of a lot of HE SAID/ SHE SAID with the truth usually ending up somewhere in the middle. I'm not sure of the necessity or overall validity of starting a section like that.
Most good vendors are going to get the dispute resolved. JKO provides an abundance of non-biased reviews and feedback. I understand a "Repeated violators" concept......but honestly, I would like to think that the dirty laundry section is enough to get an idea of who to avoid.
I guess I just don't like the idea of a company or seller developing a bad reputation for something that might already be resolved, or (as we've seen before) for someone that is experiencing growing-pains/ restructuring.
Maybe there is a "benchmark" that can be established.
Not sure, but I'm open to continue the discussion.