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Admin is now spamming the members???

Did you guys get a PM from KAWIMAN offering product for sale?

WTF?????

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Did you guys get a PM from KAWIMAN offering product for sale?

WTF?????
YES!! I received a P.O.S. message via our PM system. I thought the purpose of the PM function was to avoid being spammed with CRAP!
Talk about an abuse of privacy. I will "NEVER" buy anything from KAWIMAN or any company he is affiliated with due to this violation! He can stick it in his EAR, or another one of his orifices!
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Yep, got it. Not sure if Kawiman has permission to do that. Sounded like a good buy, but I don't need any more gloves.

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Good value/product, related to my interest.
Don't mind supporting the site in some manner, if I so choose.
I need to try gloves on before I buy though.
Comfort is #1, for me.
Attempted to subscribe but seems it didn't go through.
Oh well.

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The site for the spam (DriverDeals.com) is owned by the same company that operates this forum (VerticalScope).

I get a popup ad for them pretty much every time I come to the forum now if I clear out the privacy stuff (cache, cookies, etc) from my browser, which I have set to clear automatically when I close the browser.

It's annoying as hell. I can live with the pop-up, although it will make me look at installing ad-blocking software. I won't be spammed, though, unless I can set up a rule to automatically trash it.

I don't see why DriverDeals.com doesn't just have a spot in the Platinum Vendor area of the forum. That's what it's for.

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post #6 of 94 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 07:39 PM
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Yeah that needs to stop right now.

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post #7 of 94 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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Stuff like this can kill a forum. I am now getting the pop ups, and really don't like them. As for PM's... If deals are being offered, they should be posted in the forum, not PMed to members. At the least, there should be an opt out feature.

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post #8 of 94 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 07:42 PM
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This forum is free to us. They have to pay the bills someway so for me no big deal and besides they might have a good deal on something i want.

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Pop-ups and spam = lame, free site or no.
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Yep, it's from the site admin. Yep it's authorized. Happy about it? Not really.



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Also, I learned about sites like Twisted Throttle, New Enough and Happy Trails through legit avenues: people relating their positive experiences based on great customer service. THAT, my friends, is doing it right. I will never patronize a company that spams me. Never. I hope the powers that be are taking this to heart.
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Yeah it stinks, but much worse could happen like our PM info being sold to the spammers and then we'd be getting dozens of daily unsolicited PMs sent to us pertaining to male enhancing meds to insurance info crap. Hey admin, don't you dare get any ideas. Remember, the internet is the Wild Wild West... giddyup!

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Yep, it's from the site admin. Yep it's authorized. Happy about it? Not really.
That being the case kindly inform him that if it continues I'll find somewhere else to go and I doubt I'll be alone.

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Maybe they should advertise some "Man-gina Products" some of you guys seem to need them.

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I'm not going to vote with my feet just yet. Too much good information and people on the forum.

That said
  • some people will be ticked off and probably leave or reduce their participation.
  • the pop-up will impact the usefulness of the other ads on the site...if I install ad-blocking software to get rid of the large pop-up, it'll kill those ads as well. Is that really what you want?
  • I suspect Vendors have to pay $$$ to appear in the Vendor area. Given that this new site gets preferential treatment, will any others want to apply? Will current ones stay? (I would assume so as long as they see a correlation between postings and sales).
  • If another vendor started sending pm's to everyone, would it be tolerated? Why not? DriverDeals has set an interesting precedent here. I know I didn't notice immediately that it was sent by a site admin...I just assumed a spammer had weaseled their way into the PM system.
Is this really a good idea? There should be a method of achieving your goal without annoying your potential customer base.

My $0.02...
  • Set up an area in the Vendor section, and post deals there as a thread. People will see them...I know I see the specials from Vendors when I click on "New Posts" if they post something.
  • Get rid of that pop up.
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I got the message and I get the pop-up ad everytime I log in now too. Annoying, but not enough to make me leave the forum just yet. It has however, GUARANTEED that I will NEVER buy anything from DriverDeals.
I have purchased from Riders Discount (platinum vendor), a company I knew only through this forum. Someone at the top of this food chain needs to pay attention to what is and what isn't effective advertising.

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OH, and if you guys wouldn't mind, please stop hitting the 'report spam' button. My inbox is flooded with them for this one......



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All the information,ideals and the endless farkle items i've found on this site as well as some of the friendships i've made and the people i've met from here. a few annoying ads pop-ups and such won't run me off. this is a gret forum and i appreciate it and will support it anyway i can...

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I have an issue with PMing spam as well. It's bad enough that this page alone has 7 different ads, 3 of which aren't even motorcycle related. It's a bit overkill, particularly for registered members. I can see putting this many ads to annoy lurkers enough to register, but give people a reason to register...lose some ads.

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not a problem to me. I dont like I just delete it, not a big deal and the choice to buy is still mine. This pop up should in no way affect this site as most of us are matured enough and old enough to tolerate some nonsense.

Nothing is free so somewhere, somehow someone need to fund this site....IMHO.

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