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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-04-2016, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am wondering what is happening to the site. I usually check the "Recent Discussions" box on the right to see what's going on but recently it's been full of spam of two sorts:

1. Postings by bots that promote some totally unrelated Youtube videos
2. Ads by "moto"

Out of the 10 threads that it lists in this box, a whopping 2 (TWO) were real content right now as seen in the screenshot attached.

The signal to noise ratio is remarkebly low. While moto is also advertising on "the other scrambler forum", the spam seems much less over there. Maybe I should just switch to that one? Seems like it has more activity anyways.

Admins: look at your Alexa rank and realize that the site is going downhill Ducatiscramblerforum.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa
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I am wondering what is happening to the site. I usually check the "Recent Discussions" box on the right to see what's going on but recently it's been full of spam of two sorts:

1. Postings by bots that promote some totally unrelated Youtube videos
2. Ads by "moto"

Out of the 10 threads that it lists in this box, a whopping 2 (TWO) were real content right now as seen in the screenshot attached.

The signal to noise ratio is remarkebly low. While moto is also advertising on "the other scrambler forum", the spam seems much less over there. Maybe I should just switch to that one? Seems like it has more activity anyways.

Admins: look at your Alexa rank and realize that the site is going downhill Ducatiscramblerforum.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa
I sent off an email to Admin along the same lines first thing today. Not a good look or encouraging me even to have a look until it is fixed. My main go to is the other Scrambler Forum.
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It is out of control here. I am ready to just delete my shortcut to this site.
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I am wondering what is happening to the site. I usually check the "Recent Discussions" box on the right to see what's going on but recently it's been full of spam of two sorts:

1. Postings by bots that promote some totally unrelated Youtube videos
2. Ads by "moto"

Out of the 10 threads that it lists in this box, a whopping 2 (TWO) were real content right now as seen in the screenshot attached.

The signal to noise ratio is remarkebly low. While moto is also advertising on "the other scrambler forum", the spam seems much less over there. Maybe I should just switch to that one? Seems like it has more activity anyways.

Admins: look at your Alexa rank and realize that the site is going downhill Ducatiscramblerforum.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa
I sent a PM to the Admin - no reply yet
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I was wondering the same thing, I don't know what sort of powers the Moderators have been given but if there was even one of them here who had any powers to remove threads then they've been doing a pretty poor job of it.
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I'm out

Yeah, this forum has become a bit of a pain. I imagine some of that has nothing to do with whoever is administrating it because they're not the ones that designed the template that seems prone to spam and hacks, but no matter I've given up.

Not that I expect anyone else to care, but I'm out.
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Well, if we're all jumping ship, what is the best forum to use?

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Have a look at this http://www.scramblerforum.com/
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I have tried (numerous times) to register on that site, but unfortunately I never get the email, so I cannot log in.

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I have tried (numerous times) to register on that site, but unfortunately I never get the email, so I cannot log in.
Same here ... (and the french forum being "owned" by a few regulars) I guess I'll only use my YT channel to share about the Scrambler.

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