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My thread removed by Bikeradar

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Danny, 13 Jul 2007.

  1. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    I had been taking the complaints about censorship on bikeradar with a pinch of salt.

    Now I find that a thread I initiated has been removed on the grounds that it was SPAM.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14535357#14535357

    Admittedly the title "This site is pants" was a little on the provocative side, but it did attract a lot of supportive comments

    I have pointed out to bikeradar that removing critical posts is no way to win hearts and minds.
     
  2. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I've posted something there that might elicit a response. :?:
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    if pants gets flagged by the swearword filter, no wonder most of us as over here :?:
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I have to say, this:

    "And the last thing you can say is we ignore/avoid or cant take criticism"

    ...doesn't fit with some of the stuff I've heard here over the last week...

    I'm sure they must be annoyed that we haven't all rolled over in delight and let them tickle our tummies with the new forum, but maybe they should have done a bit more pre-merge consulation?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    It was actually deemed to be "non constructive" by their moderator.

    All I can say is my comments were a lot more constructive than some of those posted on bikeradar.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    had the whole thing been properly managed, users consulted etc and so forth then the technical issues would have been a mere sideshow with a bit of gentle urine extraction going on. we are the forum, just as the fans are the football club. unlike football fans though, when the club treats them shoddily they can't go elsewhere, we could and did.
     
  7. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Looks to me like you have to bend over backwards being nice to them in your criticisms before they fail to snap back at you (as I think my own thread in their office section shows).
     
  8. habibi

    habibi New Member

    Location:
    Inverkeithing
    BikeRadar is a disaster.

    You have to laugh at Future overlords such as Gavin Weeks coming out with "A topic name like that doesn't gain a lot of credibility". The way they have implemented their new revenue making forum has zero credibility.

    Their oversensitivity belies a barely concealed contempt directed at the understandably critical forum users.

    It's basically saying.. "After all we've done for you, you ungrateful minions..."

    What a joke
     
  9. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Hmm.........I think that underneath it is a lot of worry that the new forum will not generate the activity and the advertising revenue that they are looking forward to. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but in retrospect it was a bit like trying to merge Liverpool and Manchester United on the assumption that you'd keep the merged fan base. I must admit that I hadn't realised quite how many of the MTBers are thick and aggressive.
     
  10. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    They aren't ALL bad of course. But enough of them seem to be to make the place less appealing.
     
  11. You never looked at one of them, Patrick ?

    (prejudiced - moi ?)
     
  12. habibi

    habibi New Member

    Location:
    Inverkeithing
    Indeed that's true. And with this worry, their patience with criticism has been thin and oversensitive into the bargain.. and i think this gives way to contempt. We've not seen anything yet.
     
  13. And

    And Too gobby by half

    I'd just like to point out I am thick and agressive when I ride my road bike too. So there. :?: