Why so much negativity?
Quixtar business model has gone bad and bound to generate negativity. It is like a vaccum cleaner. It sucks and blows at the same time. It is not Quixtar hating zealots and internet rumormongers. It is Quixtar, Q-u-i-x-t-a-r who is responsible for all this negativity.
An IBO can't advertise, sell in shops or eBay. What choices he is left with? Harass friends and family. And random people he bumps into. Some will be pissed. Some will be vocal. Some will post it on the web. More communication is over the web now reaching wider audience.
What will happen then? People will run hearing the word Quixtar. What would IBOs do? Hide that word and use sneaky tactics. I remember being taught that. Given the public reaction to word 'Quixtar', doing so is not just a choice.
To fight negativity, Quixtar would rather sue and google bomb, instead of stopping IBOs doing things that generate negativity at the first place. But can Quixtar work if IBOs stop doing those things? Hell no. "But...what would happen to the business?" As Ken McDonald, ex GM said. So Quixtar would rather do sleazy nasty things. We are talking about scratch-and-sniff armpit of the MLM industry here!
These things will not improve the image will they? They knew the problem damn well, but didn't have the balls to fix it. Still don't.
Who pays the price? IBOs. Selling is hard by the rules. Recruiting becomes harder every day because of the image problem. Motivation and other cult mind control tactics keep IBOs loyal for longer time, but that makes their losses greater and leave them much bitter. This contributes towards more negativity and lawsuits.
Look what is happening now. Bloggers are taking shot after shot after shot at Quixtar. Honest IBOs are finding it harder to work with such a company. Kingpins are spending more on lawsuits. To date, less than 50 diamonds.
How this can be fixed?