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Your a retard.
Funny thing is I spend way more time lurking on here than I should (but clearly not as much as some of you), and I have yet to see or encounter all this spam you speak of. What was it about?
I applaud 247 for not implementing a pay wall for posting on tRCMB. While the easiest solution, it would be detrimental to the make up of the board.
It has been mentioned that 247 is a recruiting website first and foremost. Although I respect the hard work the job entails, I have no interest in recruiting. I am here for the message board. Even a modest $5 fee would cause me to stop posting. Call me cheap, but that is my stance.
Hopefully they get this thing fixed.
Can't even PM. Was blacklisted from PMing.
And you are ........
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
Going to have a call with them tomorrow. In the short term the way to go may be to make a couple of the boards (not the RCMB) VIP only.
To play devil's advocate here, won't that just make them resort to spamming the free boardinstead..aka tRCMB?
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
Spam is large reason why we are upset, but I believe, and I could be in the minority, that it is how we are treated as paying members to the site. We want a quality product put forth by a website that we pay over $100 a year for to at least treat our wants and needs with respect. I am willing to take the lack of quality, and let's be honest the quality is below were we were 3 years ago on vBulletin, if we were at least treated well. We're not. Deleting our threads to silence the complaints is disgusting.
Can you PM me with a timeline on my ban? I thought it usually let me know, but my PM's have been disabled as well. Banned from all boards as a paying VIP member and been on tRCMB since around 2005.
Of course you applaud them. You aren't VIP so you are getting a free service.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
And so it begins...
The beginning of the end has been a couple of years in the making.
Then tRCMB will become VIP only.
Rocket science. Learn it.
Dude... oh crap I was confused with rule #1, but we're not suppose to talk about it.
That's why there is no solution.
You pay for a college recruiting website, not tRCMB.
If tRCMB were to move to VIP only, then I would have to re-evaluate. However, there would have to be vast improvements on the message board front. I don't really complain about the lack of message board functionality. Like you said, it is a free service. It is always pretty humorous when VIP subscribers complain about the message board. As if your dollars are concentrated towards it.
I am really confused now. Am I being banned because of bad software or am I still being banned by mods who just don't like me? I haven't even posted anything controversial or ban worthy is a very very long time yet I come to check the board tonight and out of nowhere I am banned. They can't make new users pay a fee if they are going to be handing out random bans because of bad software. I don't get how difficult it would be to implemented a 5 post limit to starting threads. I purposely try not to ruffle and feathers but still I find myself getting banned at random moments. I get that The higher ups here like Trevor don't like me for my antics years ago on the old board but man to carry a grudge that long when I changed my posting is a little odd. I don't even want an explanation from anyone I would just like to come here and not see that I have been banned for no reason.
I would venture to guess you are being banned because you are Ross.
There have been VIP threads on all the boards, and I don't appreciate when I have to wade through lines of spam threads to see what topics are being discussed.
I probably should just drop my VIP status and save the money.
I can see your point. But I firmly believe we are voting with our dollars. My membership is in support of future board improvements, 24/7 seems to feel that my dollars are supporting the status quo. They're not. They are designed to provide them with enough cheddar to implement the needed updates. I couldn't care less about the recruiting functionality outside of our Duffy and Breslin boards. I pay my membership dues, I should have a voice and my voice shouldn't be spoken for me by 24/7's actions in limiting board functionality and recruiting improvements.
What is the point of banning though? All I'm going to do is cancel my VIP and they lose revenue. Meanwhile, I can make as many usernames as I want and still post on this board and read it. The banning does nothing.
Yeah that's really against the rules.
Pertaining to tRCMB there are very few VIP threads. The only VIP threads are started by staff members linking to recruiting information and pre/post game write-ups. Obviously these articles are a benefit of VIP subscription.
Making schticks to circumvent a ban kind of is......
VIP threads occur daily, I would not say there are "few". My main issue regarding the boards though is with the spam on the recruiting boards. I view this as part of what I'm paying for, reading the VIP threads on those boards.
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