Let’s Think – The Real Reason for Internet Brands v. xenForo

I would like to believe that I am by far one of the most vocal people out there that has ranted, and raved about Internet Brand’s continued mismanagement of vBulletin Solutions, and vBulletin. My phone started vibrating like with extreme madness as I picked up a rash of alerts from colleagues and twitter notices on the morning of the filing. With my travelings these last few months auditing various companies, I’ve been regrettably away from this site and unable to comment or refresh content as frequently as I’d like to.

Now that my latest rounds of audits have been complete, I am able to properly sit down and analyze the highly publicized notice on vBulletin.com. Interesting enough, I have not been able to locate the complaint in any UK Legal Information System or any filings in the UK Court System.

First of all, let me say I am appalled at this lawsuit. While I am not surprised, I am appalled. I find this lawsuit childish at best, and it reminds me of a temper tantrum of a 5 year demanding sweets from his mother and father in the sweet shop. But moreover, I find it an attempt by Internet Brands’s management to save face, an attempt to put blame and point the source of their current problems on Kier, Mike and Ashley. Instead of stepping up to shareholders, and stakeholders and admitting that they were at fault, Internet Brands’s management have continued to wash their hands, screaming at the top of their lungs saying “it’s not my fault, it’s not my fault” and “it’s not my problem, it’s not my problem”, followed by a few “we were given these problems” and “there are no problems”. Sum it up, they do not want to take responsibility for their own actions, decisions, as well as the outcomes of their actions and decisions.

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