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Bubba101st
12-18-2006, 05:45 PM
What is up with all the Gay spam and why is it left on here? I cant let my 13 year old even go to this "Archery" site any more. I dont know what he is going to see. I know that Admin can get rid of these posts, why are they not. Maybe the money I spend on Martin bows isn't going to the right company if They arnty going to keep there site Family friendly. This is BS. Lets get it cleaned up. I am M4L but if I cant go to this site for info and to learn more about the equipmant with out being bombed by this stuff I dont know what I am going to do. FIX IT!!!!!!!

2NThru
12-19-2006, 12:38 AM
agreed.:mad:

selil
12-19-2006, 01:42 AM
All vBulletin type web forums get hit like this. I'll talk to the admins and see what can be done to clean it up. First thing though is if you see SPAM of any type hit the Exclamation mark in the triangle on the top right corner of the post and put SPAM in the subject. That sends an email to the admins and mods.

Jack NZ
12-19-2006, 02:25 AM
I don't think any body like admin' or moderators actualy take much notice of this site anyway.
Reasonable questions go unanswered for weeks an now we have to put up with this porn rubbish.
It's been here at lest the last four days an nothings been done about it,,,,I don't think they really care.:mad:

Bubba101st
12-19-2006, 04:09 AM
I don't think any body like admin' or moderators actualy take much notice of this site anyway.
Reasonable questions go unanswered for weeks an now we have to put up with this porn rubbish.
It's been here at lest the last four days an nothings been done about it,,,,I don't think they really care.:mad:

I tend to agree. It is sad. When I first got into archery and had a few questions they always got answered with in a day or to mostly be JoelC. That is one reason I went with Martin, that and it's in Washington and I am always looking to support my states companies. Where did the service go? What the heck is the suits at Martin thinking? Or are they. Don't you think that Martin has enough to deal with when it comes to Mathews and Hoyt? Dont let this site give other companies sales.

By the way Selil. I will remember to hit that button when I see that stuff. I still think that Admin needs to take keep a closer eye on this stuff.

selil
12-19-2006, 04:13 AM
I don't think any body like admin' or moderators actualy take much notice of this site anyway.
Reasonable questions go unanswered for weeks an now we have to put up with this porn rubbish.
It's been here at lest the last four days an nothings been done about it,,,,I don't think they really care.:mad:

This is the fourth round of it. The previous ones were removed. It does definitely suck. Most of the people answering questions are the pro-staff and some of the more enthusiast archers at Martin (not even necessarily tech support). It is stated all over the forum that the phone is the number one way to get an answer. There are several of us though who pushed Martin to open this site for the pro-staff and the more extreme Martin archers like myself. Doesn't mean I know much more than anybody else, I just have a family of 8 who shoot Martin bows.

Bubba101st
12-19-2006, 04:20 AM
This is the fourth round of it. The previous ones were removed. It does definitely suck. Most of the people answering questions are the pro-staff and some of the more enthusiast archers at Martin (not even necessarily tech support). It is stated all over the forum that the phone is the number one way to get an answer. There are several of us though who pushed Martin to open this site for the pro-staff and the more extreme Martin archers like myself. Doesn't mean I know much more than anybody else, I just have a family of 8 who shoot Martin bows.

And your answers are welcomed and many thanks to you for them. Dont get me wrong. I will shoot Martins for as long as I can draw a bow.My biggest issue is that this type of spam stays on here so long. I flagged one the other day and it was finally removed yesterday.

smarpo
12-19-2006, 05:13 AM
I don't think any body like admin' or moderators actualy take much notice of this site anyway.
Reasonable questions go unanswered for weeks an now we have to put up with this porn rubbish.
It's been here at lest the last four days an nothings been done about it,,,,I don't think they really care.:mad:
If I'm not wrong doesn't it say at the begining that the questions on this site are not answered by the Martin staff? if that is the case seems to me that all of the questions answered by Joel and Pug are unofficial and done on their own time. I think they do a great job and if you have a problem with this site leave nobody says you have to be here. As far as the spam being here for four days, It was different titles every day so somebody was doing what they could. IN my experience with the internet that crap is everywhere and the only way to avoid it is to stay off the internet altogether.

Myk
12-19-2006, 01:55 PM
You're worried your kid is going to click on obvious gay porn links and you're mad at Martin about it???

If your kid is too young and you can't trust them you should not be allowing them on the internet at all. You could spend that extra time teaching them better so you could trust them.

Bubba101st
12-19-2006, 03:37 PM
You're worried your kid is going to click on obvious gay porn links and you're mad at Martin about it???

If your kid is too young and you can't trust them you should not be allowing them on the internet at all. You could spend that extra time teaching them better so you could trust them.
I DO spend the time teaching them better. And, Yes I do trust him not to go to those sites. The question here is not my parenting skills or the amount of time I spend with my kids teaching them right from wrong. My point is this, none of us should have to see crap like this on here. I understand that it is something that is going to pop up on here from time to time. But I would expect Admin to get rid of it in a timely manner.

As far as the questions not being answered by martin staff I dont have a problem with that. I feel that the majority of the questions get an answer or at least they get turned in the right direction.

mtshooter
12-20-2006, 10:39 AM
I agree that the gay porn has no place here and as a parent I too would be worried about my children coming to a site about archery and finding it here. When the first round was posted I sent a IM to one of the Moderators and it was not answered. So I jumped over to AT and IM'd JoelC. He took care of it right away. Second round I IM'd JoelC again and he took it off. The third time I just didn't come back until this morning.

Bubba101st
12-21-2006, 04:55 AM
I posted this for 2 reasons. One, so the moderators know that there are kids that look at this site, 2, to bring more attention to this issue. I dont want to see it anymore than I want him to. It has nothing to do with me being a good/bad father, or anything else. I find it way out of place. I mean if people want to look at that fine, dont bring it here. Granted I am fairly new to the internet and this kind of thing, but I just dont understand it.

selil
12-21-2006, 04:49 PM
I posted this for 2 reasons. One, so the moderators know that there are kids that look at this site, 2, to bring more attention to this issue. I dont want to see it anymore than I want him to. It has nothing to do with me being a good/bad father, or anything else. I find it way out of place. I mean if people want to look at that fine, dont bring it here. Granted I am fairly new to the internet and this kind of thing, but I just dont understand it.

Go ahead and post up and report any SPAM you see. We all want this to be a FRIENDLY place for everybody.

magg
12-24-2006, 10:35 AM
I tend to agree. It is sad. When I first got into archery and had a few questions they always got answered with in a day or to mostly be JoelC. That is one reason I went with Martin, that and it's in Washington and I am always looking to support my states companies. Where did the service go? What the heck is the suits at Martin thinking? Or are they. Don't you think that Martin has enough to deal with when it comes to Mathews and Hoyt? Dont let this site give other companies sales.

By the way Selil. I will remember to hit that button when I see that stuff. I still think that Admin needs to take keep a closer eye on this stuff.

maybe the forum have to become bigger and more helpful