I second the notion. Long-time and/or High-Posting/Frequent Visiting Members should get the chance to be a lower-level or partial admin to help police this stuff up. This spam crap is ridiculous.I would like to see this place grow into something similar to the kawasakininja300.com forum i frequented when i was looking to get the Ninja before the R3 launched. I think in time it will get a lot bigger as more and more R3's hit the streets and we get a few more years of growth under our belt. I want to be a part of helping this place grow into something bigger and even better than it is now.
However for that to happen we need to clean up our own back yard. That means an anti spam filter and giving some of the bigger and trusted users admin rights.
The guns and ammo shooting forum i have been a member of for over 10 years took this approach. All admins are volunteers and normal members that have been there for a while. It runs smoothly and professionally and if spam or BS threads do make it to the board they usually last less than 5 minutes before the posts are removed and the user is banned.
I strongly encourage the admins here to look into this format as it just plain works and you have people that have a passion for the site and what we represent policing the place.
No new members are going to want to join a site when they look around and see spam everywhere, they will look elsewhere for a forum to call home. More members means more clicks on ads, more vendors, more members to buy from those vendors and more money for the site. I am a member of a lot of forums and unless you have a huge site like AR15.com where admins are assigned to certain forums because the place is so big, then this is the format that works the best. There is no reason that 6 or 7 senior members here could not keep this place under control if they were given admin rights.
I agree. This forum has been an amazing platform for the reasons you mentioned. The fact that admins have been able to do nothing about it and don't bother replying to members who are ready to volunteer to be moderators makes it even worse. Clearly their interest lies elsewhere.Apparently, this horsesh!t has been going on for months. I joined and for a while, I really enjoyed getting to know everyone and learned a few things along the way but with the admins not giving one single fvck, I don't know how much more I'll be hanging around.
The forum and the members are great... it just needs moderation.
@YamahaR3Admin Please get this nonsense fixed already!
Our main concern is that we have been reaching out for months and nothing has been done. At first, they told us to report the spam posts and they would remove them. Problem is, you can only report one thread per 60 seconds and I'm not going to spend 3 hours reporting spam, especially when I know that nobody is reading my complaints anyway.I don't believe for one second that the admins want the spam-bots here. It's obviously a problem for everyone and I do believe it will be solved, whether it's through a passive filter or pro-active policing by the community. There's more than one way to skin a cat, but it's all about finding the most efficient and effective way of doing so.
Standing byI just got a message. They are working on something, stand by
I'm new here but still find it odd that the admins and mods are nowhere to be found. Seems to point to these guys not being R3 enthusiasts or even riders probably. They just have the forum for ads. I understand the need for revenue but this is disappointing.Standing by
I'll say this though... I've lost all respect for the parties in charge of this place and it's going to take more than a quick clean up to earn it back.
Hopefully, (A) they put an end to this nonsense once and for all and (B) become a heck of a lot more responsive when we need their assistance in the future.
Oh goodness no, they are here for ad revenue. They claim URLs at the mere hint of a new model. Many of these bike forums are all owned by the same ad entity. Many once independent forums sold out to offers from the same ad entity.Seems to point to these guys not being R3 enthusiasts or even riders probably. They just have the forum for ads. I understand the need for revenue but this is disappointing.