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Laura & Charles

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Someone said you could mention other sites, someone else said you couldn't.

I posted the rule I saw that was most likely relevant.

I made no comment about it at all. Yet everyone thinks I did!! 😂

I don't think many mentions/links get removed unless they are to earn money for the person posting. Certainly not by me.
As it should be, IMO
 

Ray-IN

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I figure if I'm paying to belong to a website I should have some latitude. Free sites however, I play by their rules or stay home.
As to mentioning other websites, I frequently refer to specific threads on irv2.com without reprimand.
Luckily-IMO, we seem to avoid bleed-over from rv.net
 

jackiemac

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Irv-2 is owned and operated by RV Life, as are we.

And I just left here to go look ar rvnet!! It's a Goodsam by the look of the logo...
 

Dan_Frisbie

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Mentioning that any website, business, group, etc., is having problems is certainly not “directing people to a competing forum”.

Also, if this or any forum is worried about competition, that forum needs to up its game and do what it needs to keep people, not attempt to keep knowledge from it’s members.
 

Martian

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WOW! Just wanted to lament the loss of a site and state how the folks from there just may find their way here to enrich this site. Sorry for the positive attitude that sparked so much negative attitude.
 

Onyrlef

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Irv-2 is owned and operated by RV Life, as are we.

And I just left here to go look ar rvnet!! It's a Goodsam by the look of the logo...
Yes, it's sponsor is Goodsam, which they're upfront about. Other sites which are specific to mfg'ers and which claim no affiliation are laughingly most certainly affiliated with the brand. They are run by gatekeepers whose job it is to gaslight negative posting about the brand. If it's pointed out for example the brand has been and still is using an upholstery fabric which they were well aware rapidly deteriorates, the gatekkeper's job is to point out other brands use it as well, as if that makes it okay.
 

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OK, so, RV Life (RV LIFE Pro - We make RVing simple) is the sponsoring organization for this forum site. RV Life also sponsors several other forums, including the Montana Forum, Keystone Forum, IRV2 Forum, this one... Rvforum... schoolie forum, Jayco, and a bunch more that are specific branded or specific type of camping forums. But all are sponsored by RV Life (pro) and often on this and these other forum sites, and even on the RV Life web site, they have a page listing them all.

In my posts, on this and these other RV Life forums, I often reference, and even sometimes link posts relevant to the topic under discussion when one of the other forums has provided (what I think) is a good and relevant point. So ... is this practice acceptable or not?

Now, I originally was a member of an RV forum that has long since disappeared completely. But that led me to another popular RV forum site and after years of using it, it turned sour, mean spirited, critical, condescending, and when private messages started getting very abrasive, I parted ways and come over to (originally) the Keystone RV forum, which eventually led me to the Montana forum, to the IRV2 forum, and this one. So, I totally understand bashing or berating forum sites outside THIS network.

But references to the forum sites in "this" network? I've never had anything negative to say about any of them. They are all great in my opinion. I consider all them "RV Life" sponsored, as one gigantic forum with several sub-divisions.

What your take on this Jackie?
 

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OK, this forum post made me go back and check out that "second" forum site I reference above. Um ... it's gone! I'm not surprised though. It's been dying bad for a couple years now!
 

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I should have read ALL the posts before putting mine out (above). I got my answer. And oh (since it WAS addressed above) ... RV net! (Good Sam).... yes. I've been wondering for the last 2 years when they'd finally shut down or change. That site has been dying for some time now. I am not surprised. At one time they were an excellent forum site. But, times change, or time changes people!

RV Life Pro forums are much, much more friendly . I love them all.
 

Kirk

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Just wanted to lament the loss of a site and state how the folks from there just may find their way here to enrich this site.
It would seem that the younger crowd of RV folks prefer other forms of social media. Going back 15 - 20 years I was active on 7 different forums and of those, 2 no longer exist. I don't believe that any of the RV forums are as popular today as they were 10 years ago.
 

Lou Schneider

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So, I'm not allowed to link to TulecreepersTrailerTalk.net? :cool:
You can put a link in your signature, but links to sites like that in a message itself is discouraged. Along with posts primarily designed to drive traffic to YouTube videos and Amazon affiliate links.
 

Jayflight

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There are a lot of Tesla ads. But not sure if Amazon is affiliated with them yet.;):unsure::D
 

John From Detroit

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Regarding the site that went from ashes to the sewer...
Not sure it is the same one but I used to belong to 3 RV forum groups. then 2 due to excessive moderation and now one because they made major format changes and it was totaly hosed far as Iu am concerned. In both the other cases I was shown as a major contributor and in the first one (The one with heavy moderation) was granted premium member status not because I paid for it but because I tend to answer a lot of questions and do my best to have the correct answer.

But the moderators drove me off with over moderation.
I'm still here (Guess that says nice things about the moderators).
 

Jayflight

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I guess with the off season among us, dissecting forum demises gives folks something to do. Who cares. If one site goes down, there is always another on any subject around to kill time on, and in this case when not doing what we all love on rving here.

Each and every minute spent typing online on one is a minute wasted. It will not change one thing of national importance. But it does keep mainly old men occupied from looking at other pron sites. [need to mispeel that to keep the site rated G ] :cool:
 
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DonTom

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Messages which attempt to disrupt operation of the RV Forum by directing users to competing forums, groups or web sites.
The way I read that is to mean to direct people to other forums is fine as long as it is not an "attempt to disrupt operation" of this one.

-Don- Mission, TX
 

LMHS

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I think the rv.net should be used as an example of what NOT to do.

I also just recently went to a forum that I frequent but rarely post on. I "opted out" of over 100 tracking "advertisers". I had never seen that particular thing popup but it may be something that my vpn spat out.

The tracking is getting worse. I'm also beginning to become less interested in forums. I wonder how long before I completely drop them. I have found that I am doing great ignoring Facebook. Their fault for putting me in FB jail one too many times.
 

johnhicks

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I first got into rv.net when I got my first rv, back in 2009. Folks there gave me lots of good advice and dissuaded me from my own idiocy. A great group. So now, 14 years later, after its slow death in the past year or so, it's been refurbished and somehow it doesn't recognize that I've ever been a member. I'll miss what it was, but forums change because of or in spite of intertube headwinds, and this and a couple of other forums carry the torch. I'm glad they exist.
 

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.... I "opted out" of over 100 tracking "advertisers". I had never seen that particular thing popup but it may be something that my vpn spat out.

The tracking is getting worse. ....
If you down load "Brave" and use it as your primary web browser and then down load Duck-Duck-go as your primary search engine on Brave, you get no pop-ups, no tracking, and cookies are deleted every time you leave a web site or at least, every time you close the browser or shut your computer off. I never have adds, or pop-ups, until I open up Edge, and then, THIS forum and all the RV Life Pro forums are swamped with ads and stuff. Firefox use to be that way, it's it's pretty much obsolete now. Download "Brave".... By the way, Microsoft works hard to screw over Brave because it doesn't track anything. Sometimes, a Microsoft web site will not respond with Brave (very seldom though), and then I'll have to open up Edge. So, just be aware if something that would normally have ties with Microsoft products (Facebook, G-mail, stuff like that) have hick-ups. That's when you "temporarily" go back to Edge or Google or Bing and use it. It's then you REALLY realize how horrible the ads are!
 
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