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    Great first impression

    I won a set of skewers, wrote an honest review and got my op edited, my intent criticized (shilly spammich), and accused of being a forum spammer. I remember now why I gave up foruming several years ago. Bunch of self righteous ********.
    Last edited by Zephyr11; 02-16-13 at 11:49 AM. Reason: Please don't evade the censor.

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    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
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    Usually, a posting about a product from a brand new member will be perceived as someone thinking they are being subtle with building some word of mouth on their own product or web site. It's usually pretty transparent.

    Spam posts are a problem with all forums and what you experienced is a natural reaction of forum members to a real problem. Internal policing by the community, if you would like to think of it that way. It isn't just this forum. If you were posting an honest review, you simply got caught up in fitting the usual profile of a spammer. If you were a member who had already been on BF for a time and had a fair amount of other posts, nobody would have questioned it.

    The solution used on a photography forum I am on is that every post has a "report as spam" button. One person clicking it will only message the site council to have a look at the suspect post, but if a certain number of members report it as spam in a short time, it gets automatically removed from the forum until the site management can review it.

    Welcome aboard, and sorry you had a bad first experience.
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

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    Welcome to Bike Forums from a Texas road rider.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    Guilt trips bring me down dude. Go ride your bike and post pics of the ride. Welcome to Bike Forums, its a hhoooooot!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
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    Hey man, sorry we thought your review was spam...but discussing mod actions in pubic is not okay. We get a LOT of spam here, and do what we can to keep this place running smoothly. If you have a problem, you need to contact us directly.

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    forum spam seems to be a pretty big business, and if we didn't have active control over it the place would be overrun. it's a pain since a lot of people only register to post a link because they are excited about something. Their numbers are few relative to the huge number of spammers, so it's easy to make mistakes.

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