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post #1 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Sponsored posts WTF?

So the site owners have sunk to a new money grabbing low by inserting sponsored spam posts into individual forums, The worst part is that these posts can't even be marked as read and are in forums that in some cases bare no relevance what so every to the products being advertised.
Is this the shape of things to come and is this forum soon to become unreadable due to sponsored spam?


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Your trucks are not sold in Australia and NZ. If you are being charged for insertion in that section of the forum don't pay the bill.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:07 PM
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The days of this forum being privately owned by a person that actually cares is OVER!!!!!

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post #3 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:38 PM
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The perfect way to alienate your primary customer base..... try to sell us non relevant products and watch us vacate the forum.

Then watch your advertisers walk because they are not getting response from their paid for marketing base.

No customer base- means no forum- means no sales- means no income- means goodbye Stromtrooper and Vertical Scope.

Gotta love marketing gurus with university degrees but no experience or brains.

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post #4 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:50 PM
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I just went to report it as a Spam post.

No report link available, and also doesn't show how many views it has had.

I can see it is only a matter of time before I pull up stumps and leave this forum, or I will be banned for commenting on this sort of irrelevant crap (is this a way for VS to get around the fact that Premium Members don't get spammed with advertising )

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post #5 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:55 PM
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I am all for the forum trying to make money to cover operating costs but that sponsored post was a bit much.

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post #6 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:04 PM
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where is that post?
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post #7 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:14 PM
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same question with #6
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post #8 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:35 PM
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There was a GMC post on here for the pick up trucks. It had a few pictures and a video attached....looked professional....perhaps professional grade???:biggrinjester:

It's now in the V-Strom Forums under Stromtroopers.

"Comfort, Connectivity & Quiet: New Truck Interior Features Advertisement"

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post #9 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 PM
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where is that post?
Behind the Wheel: 5 Innovative Truck Interior Features

It didn't show up in the new posts list. I wouldn't have found it without this thread. It has no date and can't be replied to.

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post #10 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:50 PM
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its also under the canada regional forum and i suspect all of the other regional forums. While it's not the end of the world, it is a bit annoying. But it's the way of the world, money rules.

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