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GSR Retraction

It appears that my last post about the Grand Sierra Resort was based on information that I didn’t fully verify. I made a serious rookie mistake and want to extend my apologies to both the Grand Sierra Resort and to my readers as well.

So here’s what happened.

Over the weekend I received two comments posted to both of the threads related to the Grand Sierra Resort. Those comments were sent from someone using the email address of mike@grandsierraresort.com. I let the comments stand and replied back to that address for some additional clarification. When that email bounced it should have clued me in that something was wrong.

I forwarded the bounced email to Michael Carsch telling him I received a comment from the mike@ address. In his response Michael did not let me know that that email was not a valid address or that any comment using that was not an authorized representative of GSR. But then I also did not send Michael a copy of the original comment for him to provide comment on, just my questions about it. I should have known better.

When I did not get a denial from Michael I assumed the original comment stood and any clarifications he provided was a response to that original comment. It wasn’t.

I have since pulled the two comments, the new post and and all subsequent comments stemming from the fraudulent info. I was duped, and again would like to extend my apologies to all.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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