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Checked out the new forum. Created because of the hatred of advertising on this forum. Wow much to my suprise there was ads from motorcycle superstore and jc whitney to name a couple. Shame Shame Shame. Or should that be Shameless???????

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Really???? Is this necessary????



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Really???? Is this necessary????
Yes when people get on a soap box and make a big todo over something so small then turn around and do the same thing. Don't piss on my leg and tell me its raining.

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Who really gives a c***. This is a great site and if you don't like the ads just use firefox.
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Firefox and a free app from ad blocker plus worked for me

I like this forum just the way it is thankyou
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Who really gives a c***. This is a great site and if you don't like the ads just use firefox.

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... oh, I thought this thread was about a NEW site, but ONLY for those with NEW Versys....

(Which would mean those with ZERO miles...!)

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Never said there would be no adverts. Also, there are reasons other than the adverts as to why it was created. Lack of admin participation would be one...Anyway, as usual, weljo stirring up....well, we all know what he does. There is plenty of room for 2 forums, just giving a non-corporate alternative ran by a versys owner. Use this forum, the new forum or both, it's all good.

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..Anyway, as usual, weljo stirring up....well, we all know what he does.
If that makes you feel better. Just don't try to feed me a caca sandwich and tell me its ham. I've checked out your forum nice set up. just be honest a few of you blasted this forum and are leaching off it and your starting to do the same thing you protested so heavy about.What i like about this forum is that the members keep things in check and things can get a little liberal and heated at times. You have seen a chance as well as played a part in making the chance to make a big deal out of nothing to create something which you can gain from.No big deal its the american way. Just when someone calls you on it don't act so suprised. Good Luck To You.

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There wasn't a whole lot of complaining about the run-of-the mill banner and Google ads; such things are nearly essential to run a non-corporate site. What the splinter founder found chafing were the popup ad, PM spam (of which there has admittedly been only one of each so far), and other user abuses like the cell phone spam that the admins have done little to correct. So when you find that stuff popping up on KLE650, your orignal post will have some merit. And no, I'm not a member of the new forum as of yet, so don't anybody accuse me of partisanship. I personally find the founding of a new site something of an overreaction and definitely a bit hasty. That said, this forum may be largely populated with pretty good people, but that doesn't make the site itself or the people who run it worthy of special consideration (not really the right phrasing, but I couldn't find a better). So if you're going to take shots at somebody else's high horse, you'd better get off your own. Until then, enjoy what we have here and don't worry about some malcontents off somewhere else doing their own thing.

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There wasn't a whole lot of complaining about the run-of-the mill banner and Google ads; such things are nearly essential to run a non-corporate site. What the splinter founder found chafing were the popup ad, PM spam (of which there has admittedly been only one of each so far), and other user abuses like the cell phone spam that the admins have done little to correct. So when you find that stuff popping up on KLE650, your orignal post will have some merit. And no, I'm not a member of the new forum as of yet, so don't anybody accuse me of partisanship. I personally find the founding of a new site something of an overreaction and definitely a bit hasty. That said, this forum may be largely populated with pretty good people, but that doesn't make the site itself or the people who run it worthy of special consideration (not really the right phrasing, but I couldn't find a better). So if you're going to take shots at somebody else's high horse, you'd better get off your own. Until then, enjoy what we have here and don't worry about some malcontents off somewhere else doing their own thing.


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As I sit here reading all of this conversation about the great dislikes of pop-ups and ad's, I am thinking what are they talking about. I use Firefox and have never seen these ad's. People need to understand the Ad's are what pays for most of these sites. We should be thankful they are able to support the site with them and not charge annual membership fees. If you don't like the ad's there are add-ons to remove them from your browser. Just ask people will help.
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Having run a couple forum sites in my time, the bandwidth and management gets to be a bigger and bigger thing. The ads help support the site as it grows. The alternative is paid memberships. Am I right?

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I've been around here for a long time and I guess I'm just get older and more stupid. However, what the heck "new forum" are you talking about?

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I don't mind the ads on either site. I do mind being spammed by some corporate cube dweller that probably doesn't even know what a Versys is. They bought the name in order to make money not promote riding.

Whatever change they made when they added the pop up makes in almost impossible to get on here from work. It takes at least a minute for each page to load now. Being that I have no control over my work computer that made the choice pretty easy.

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Well if you dont want ads, send in the donations. It is expensive to run a web-site!!!

I am fine with the ads, and Thank You for keeping the site up


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Well if you dont want ads, send in the donations. It is expensive to run a web-site!!!

I am fine with the ads, and Thank You for keeping the site up


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Actually, please DON'T send donations. Since the new owners took over, that doesn't seem to be an option any more.



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At the end of the day, I think the largest draw the other site has is it is maintained by Versys owners, and heck, you can put forth a question or idea and the Admin actually responds, and even puts effort towards equipping said idea or answering the inquiry.

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