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post #1 of 50 Old 09-28-2014, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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WTH is happening to this forum ...?

While I am not a regular contributor over the past 18 or so months, I still visit regularly. I found this place when it was called 5thGen.org Back then, it was a small group, and while I am pleased to see that it has grown, I have to call out the ownership group. WTF are you guys doing? Is your mission in life to drive membership down to zero? With a new computer, I accessed the MC Lounge page and this is what I see:

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Take a look at the first forum ...

I realized that I had not logged on with the new computer, so when I did, that particular thread was gone. But say I was visiting, looking for information on the new Camaros and stumbled upon the MC Lounge. Would I join a Camaro forum that advertises and attempts t give away a Mustang?

Do the new owners have any idea? Or is this simple greed ...


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post #2 of 50 Old 09-28-2014, 09:49 PM
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Ever since Tim sold out i have been saying that. The new owners are here to make themselves money. I love this site and will never leave but i don't contribute as much as i use to since the take over...

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The owners of the forum is a company called Vertical Scope. They've been known to turn community orientated forums into money making opportunities. It happened with another forum I'm on. The forum is called Trailvoy.com - The Chevy Trailblazer and GMC Envoy Enthusiast Site. A bunch of the members there got sick with all of the ads and crap that was being posted, they started a new forum called GMTNation.com.

Another truck forum I'm on, 355nation.com was also sold to vertical scope but the previous owner is still an admin on the site, and in the sales contract, clearly told vertical scope that they cannot post up all of their ads for registered members and for him to remain in control of what happens.

So yeah, once the large company took up ownership, its been all about the $$ and not the community.


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I couldn't agree with Bama anymore.... He nailed it on the head!! I've said it many times, voiced my opinion countless times that this site sucks!! I rarely contribute because, unfortunately, there is no information on here, sponsors leave, and nothing new gets posted. But yet, you have members here that will argue, "This is the Best and Only Camaro site!!"..... Please. This site has gone down so much that it's hard just to find and nominate a "Member of the Month" because no one sticks around. The last couple of months it's been like pulling teeth to get people nominated and voting.

Speed Kills- You nailed it on the head...... Sad, but true.
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It just makes me sad.
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Been here since the beginning and know what ya mean. I don't mind adds related to GM cars or something that might be somehow related, but some of these adds just.....


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post #7 of 50 Old 09-29-2014, 06:20 PM
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I have also been disappointed as of late, but that other forum just gripes the [email protected] outta me so much that I do not enjoy going there at all ... I pretty much ignore all the ads but do look at (and buy when I see something I like) all of the sponsor posts ... I don't know when the ownership changed here, but I suspect it was near or before when I joined ... I'll still be checking in here every night hoping some more people stick around ... the thing that worries me this the most now about MoM is someone comes long enough to be awarded and then they immediately (or very soon after) disappear, seems he have had a few of those.

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Not going to say much.. I put my 2 cents in daily
We can see that....Mister I have 10,980 posts...lol

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