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of course you disagree, your a fool. others that would agree with your are doing so because theyre too afraid of getting banned for standing up. you banned matt, and tried to lie to everybody and say he quit. we all know the truth, hell you even had beard lieing to people about it.

if you want to make it better, hand it back over to christian and quit being a punk

now we cant edit posts that are 30 days old? i dont call that a plus. and with all your so called "improvements" there have been threads against them, thus using more bandwidth. if you hadnt changed anything wed still have some good members and much less drama
give me a break. im not afraid of getting banned, but i see absolutely NOTHING negative about any changes that have been made here.

What did Christian do that was so great? neither you nor I was here when he was an active member of the site, so I dont see how or why you mis him so much.

why would you want to edit a post thats 30 days old?
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why would you want to edit a post thats 30 days old?
meet thread? old classified with many things for sale? a how to?
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So are you going to be posting regularly or just stopping by every once in a while?
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It is something I can look into. But this is a standard format being used.

when you posted a thread when the format changed, you said it wasn't a generic or standard format.

now it is? which one is it?
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chill out man... it takes money to host a forum. I think its great that the people that put all this time in to maintain the site get a little revenue from it. How does that negatively affect your experience here? adds on the top of the page? get real, that is NOT a big deal! lol, especially when its from great companies like ORW... Im really happy they are here supporting the Ranger community. Did you miss the SWEET deal they gave us on Fox Shocks?

Get over yourself... seriously
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of course you disagree, your a fool. others that would agree with your are doing so because theyre too afraid of getting banned for standing up. you banned matt, and tried to lie to everybody and say he quit. we all know the truth, hell you even had beard lieing to people about it.
*sigh* You know, its one thing to have an opinion and you want to resolve a matter, clearly talking trash to put me down doesn't work in you favor.

Matt posted commentary in the mod section and asked to me removed from the staff. Zach and I both read it, I removed Matt as per his wishes.

Regardless of what is being said at this stage, I am ok with people believing whatever they want as it doesn't change the fact that he is no longer here.

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if you want to make it better, hand it back over to christian and quit being a punk
Smakes, Christian sold the site, it wasn't taken from him.
Name calling again, works towards an account fail

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now we cant edit posts that are 30 days old? i dont call that a plus. and with all your so called "improvements" there have been threads against them, thus using more bandwidth. if you hadnt changed anything wed still have some good members and much less drama
Whos to say, perhaps you are right. Live and learn.

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Christian does not want the site... reason why he sold and hasnt come back
He was busy when I chatted with him back when. He has since dropped in a few times.

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give me a break. im not afraid of getting banned, but i see absolutely NOTHING negative about any changes that have been made here.

What did Christian do that was so great? neither you nor I was here when he was an active member of the site, so I dont see how or why you mis him so much.

why would you want to edit a post thats 30 days old?
No one has been banned for commenting on the change and no one will be. I am fully aware that not everyone likes change.

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So are you going to be posting regularly or just stopping by every once in a while?
I am thinking I will start participating more maybe hit The War Zone

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when you posted a thread when the format changed, you said it wasn't a generic or standard format.

now it is? which one is it?
Standard ad blocks. The theme is unique.
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The companies have to adhere to rules too, there isnt free reign.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...eling-kit.html

Im pretty sure I have clicked the 'report' button on this thread twice. Both times I have left a nice discription as to why it should be removed (which shouldnt have been needed, its pretty obvious). The only point of the post is to sell a product, there is no tech info in the post.

You know the reason why it hasnt been deleted? Because they paid you money and you are afraid that if you delete it they will get upset and stop sending you the cash. It starts small and it grows.
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Smakes, Christian sold the site, it wasn't taken from him.
Name calling again, works towards an account fail
so now that im standing up to your your threatening me with a ban? oooo im scurred


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thats why marcus and fx2 are no longer here right?
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Moved to their section. If its a sale pitch it belongs there.

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Im pretty sure I have clicked the 'report' button on this thread twice. Both times I have left a nice discription as to why it should be removed (which shouldnt have been needed, its pretty obvious). The only point of the post is to sell a product, there is no tech info in the post.
100% agreed and I just moved it.

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You know the reason why it hasnt been deleted? Because they paid you money and you are afraid that if you delete it they will get upset and stop sending you the cash. It starts small and it grows.
I don't think it matters what I say now. Their thread has been moved.


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so now that im standing up to your your threatening me with a ban? oooo im scurred
You have such a crappy attitude, I mean you chime in to almost every thread I post in to give me flak. I don't need it and neither does anyone else.
I didn't ban you for commenting, I banned you for being a dink.

Don't be scurred, be happy.

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thats why marcus and fx2 are no longer here right?
Not sure who marcus is and I didn't ban fx2.
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The one thing that I miss that's changed recently is the blow-off valve forum. It really helped this place feel more like a community and less like another Ranger internet site. But, I'm told that there were some members that were taking it to the extreme and bashing other members, so it got taken away.

Which brings me to my next point - members: we are our own worst enemies. The mods would much rather just hang out and shoot the breeze with the rest of us, but we make them clean up after us because we're too stupid to act like adults. There are some things I don't like about the new site, like the bright colors and big ads before I get a chance to log in, but those can be changed (or blocked by my firewall ). What I do like is that this is BY FAR the most community-oriented forum I've ever been on, there is a ton of info on the site, tons of members willing to help, and it is NEVER down. If you don't like it... leave. But I've seen the other Ranger sites, and they aren't R-F. That's why we have people continually coming back after their bans expire.

In the 5 months I've been coming here, I've never seen the site down. It may have been at one time or another, but I lurk more than I post, and I'm in here relatively frequently. This site is darn stable. And that takes $$. So, it makes sense that Rick may need to sell ads to pay to run the site.

I could go further into the hypocrisy of folks who for the most part advocate on a political basis the concept of the right for businesses to make a reasonable profit; yet expect that a site that they get tremendous value out of be run completely revenue neutral, but I won't be that guy.

Rick, Zach, Shane, Jacob, Scott, Jason, and all the other staff and mods that I missed - thanks for the work you do. Running a site is a lot of work, and it seems that you guys do a good job striking the right balance between good cop and bad cop most of the time.

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you guys sure to ***** a lot about a site that is free.

and yes, that is coming from a contributor, who doesnt even have a ranger anymore. i ABSOLUTELY earned my 15 dollars with with everything that i learned from this site...

change happens. i think this guy knows his business.

smakes, why are you taking this so personally? newsflash! ir's the internet... why do you care if a few of your fake friends get banned? are you really going to mock the person who you claim is responsible for that? that just shows how immature you really are.

sure, ads are annoying, but everything happens for a reason. shoot, i barely even notice the ads anymore, but they keep this website running!

does it really change your day that much to have to push the scroll bar down an extra inch?
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you guys sure to ***** a lot about a site that is free.

and yes, that is coming from a contributor, who doesnt even have a ranger anymore. i ABSOLUTELY earned my 15 dollars with with everything that i learned from this site...

change happens. i think this guy knows his business.

smakes, why are you taking this so personally? newsflash! ir's the internet... why do you care if a few of your fake friends get banned? are you really going to mock the person who you claim is responsible for that? that just shows how immature you really are.

sure, ads are annoying, but everything happens for a reason. shoot, i barely even notice the ads anymore, but they keep this website running!

does it really change your day that much to have to push the scroll bar down an extra inch?
Agreed 100%
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The one thing that I miss that's changed recently is the blow-off valve forum. It really helped this place feel more like a community and less like another Ranger internet site. But, I'm told that there were some members that were taking it to the extreme and bashing other members, so it got taken away.

Which brings me to my next point - members: we are our own worst enemies. The mods would much rather just hang out and shoot the breeze with the rest of us, but we make them clean up after us because we're too stupid to act like adults. There are some things I don't like about the new site, like the bright colors and big ads before I get a chance to log in, but those can be changed (or blocked by my firewall ). What I do like is that this is BY FAR the most community-oriented forum I've ever been on, there is a ton of info on the site, tons of members willing to help, and it is NEVER down. If you don't like it... leave. But I've seen the other Ranger sites, and they aren't R-F. That's why we have people continually coming back after their bans expire.

Rick, Zach, Shane, Jacob, Scott, Jason, and all the other staff and mods that I missed - thanks for the work you do. Running a site is a lot of work, and it seems that you guys do a good job striking the right balance between good cop and bad cop most of the time.

-James

Thanks James....You put it straight how I feel. Completely agree with that paragraph I quoted... As I've said in the past, think before you post. It's a free private site, it's a privilage to be here, not a right. You don't like it, there's the door.

Thanks again James.
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thanks for clearing up my questions rick.
i'm not a fan of the advertising, but i can live with a certain amount. especially if it's based towards a ranger owner and not just some dumb random $h!t like weightloss or puppies and kitties.
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this place used to feel like a community...now it feels like someone is trying to make bank.
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I understand that some are upset over the recent changes in the site, but why make it worse by causing unnecessary trouble? There is nothing good that will come out of it. It is one thing to offer constructive criticism, but it's another to just be flat out cynical. Nothing is ever perfect, why worry about an internet forum that goes away when you close your internet browser?
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this place used to feel like a community...now it feels like someone is trying to make bank.
Explain why you think it feels like that.
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I have no problem with the way R-F is run.

The only thing I'm partly sketchy on is the real story about Matt (FireRanger). You claim he asked to be removed and he says he was booted. Now possibly he created that story to rile up people here on R-F. Whatever the case, I just wish everyone could tell the truth like adults.

Rick and Zach, keep up the good work. I've been happy with the sites progress recently. I value the information on here and I know it helps out a lot of the Ranger community whether it's a contributor, a normal member, or someone else.

Other mods and admin, thank you. I've been a member here since I got my truck back in May 2005. It's been an extremely helpful site for mods and general information.
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For the people with positive feedback, thanks. Again, great to read and I think all the staff appreciate it.

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thanks for clearing up my questions rick.
i'm not a fan of the advertising, but i can live with a certain amount. especially if it's based towards a ranger owner and not just some dumb random $h!t like weightloss or puppies and kitties.
haha. fully understand.

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this place used to feel like a community...now it feels like someone is trying to make bank.
Why do you feel that way? Because there are ads. I am not denying the site needs to recoup money, the site cost money. The design, functionality additions do cost money. Not pretend money, real cash. I would like the site to break even one day.

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I have no problem with the way R-F is run.

The only thing I'm partly sketchy on is the real story about Matt (FireRanger). You claim he asked to be removed and he says he was booted. Now possibly he created that story to rile up people here on R-F. Whatever the case, I just wish everyone could tell the truth like adults.

Rick and Zach, keep up the good work. I've been happy with the sites progress recently. I value the information on here and I know it helps out a lot of the Ranger community whether it's a contributor, a normal member, or someone else.

Other mods and admin, thank you. I've been a member here since I got my truck back in May 2005. It's been an extremely helpful site for mods and general information.
0RangerEdge2, the problem with the majority of what I say is a very few people counter that im not being honest. Matt asked to be removed, Zach himself read it on his own machine. But it doesnt matter. Matt says we are now both lying and trying to hide it from the masses. Why do people think I would hide it? I have already said to people in chat and here, think what you want, end result is the same and it won't change. It is just becoming old, well, already old last week :p I will leave it at believe what you want and i'm ok with that :p

Thanks for the positive feedback
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You did ban Chuck for agreeing with Matt. And why would Matt go off and start some "rumor" about you demoting him and banning him against his will if he requested it?

that ORW kits bs, $732 bucks for USELESS torsion keys and shocks?? You can achieve the same lift by cranking the t-bars FOR FREE (even if you buy the keys from somewhere else they're no where near that expensive), and guess what, you don't need longer shocks to do that. That kit is a complete scam, and yet its still there. Not to mention a stock ranger, especially with keys/cranked t-bars, won't notice much of a difference, the might as well spend $100 on bilstiens.


And the stickers, years ago when i Joined you got stickers included in the membership price, since then the price has gone up and now you're are charging more for the stickers? I could care less about them, but still.

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this place used to feel like a community...now it feels like someone is trying to make bank.
Thank you! Someone elses sees it the way I do.

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Explain why you think it feels like that.
Read any of my posts in this thread,

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Why do you feel that way? Because there are ads. I am not denying the site needs to recoup money, the site cost money. The design, functionality additions do cost money. Not pretend money, real cash. I would like the site to break even one day.
How did this site survive for the first 5 years it was around without ads? Oh yeah all the people that paid to be contributors, which are still paying to be contributors. We didnt need ads for the first 5 years why do we need them now?
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How did this site survive for the first 5 years it was around without ads? Oh yeah all the people that paid to be contributors, which are still paying to be contributors. We didnt need ads for the first 5 years why do we need them now?
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How did this site survive for the first 5 years it was around without ads? Oh yeah all the people that paid to be contributors, which are still paying to be contributors. We didnt need ads for the first 5 years why do we need them now?
Contributors only see authorized vendors, which is 2.

5 years ago this site didn't get 30 new members a day and tons of traffic. We could toss the site on a hostgator box for $1.99 a year, drop all the ads, even stop taking contributor funds and this site will never, ever function again properly.

This site requires some server jam to work well. It costs.

That all aside, as I have said about 4 times in this thread, taking the site off the previous owners hands did cost money. There was an initial investment of funds. I would like those funds recouped

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please.. help me understand as well.
Taking the site off the previous owners hands did cost money. There was an initial investment of funds. I would like those funds recouped.

Supporters like you and malydeen only see the 2 authorized vendors which is 1 banner location in the top right.
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0RangerEdge2, the problem with the majority of what I say is a very few people counter that im not being honest. Matt asked to be removed, Zach himself read it on his own machine. But it doesnt matter. Matt says we are now both lying and trying to hide it from the masses. Why do people think I would hide it? I have already said to people in chat and here, think what you want, end result is the same and it won't change. It is just becoming old, well, already old last week :p I will leave it at believe what you want and i'm ok with that :p

Thanks for the positive feedback
Works for me. I know I'll catch flack for saying this, but I never cared much for FireRanger anyhow. He was never professional as I thought a moderator should be and he often added fuel to pointless arguments and disagreements.

Also, I wasn't trying to say anyone was at fault or trying to hide anything. I'm just stating the two stories I had heard. I believe more that he asked to be removed, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. :)
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Contributors only see authorized vendors, which is 2.

5 years ago this site didn't get 30 new members a day and tons of traffic. We could toss the site on a hostgator box for $1.99 a year, drop all the ads, even stop taking contributor funds and this site will never, ever function again properly.

This site requires some server jam to work well. It costs.

That all aside, as I have said about 4 times in this thread, taking the site off the previous owners hands did cost money. There was an initial investment of funds. I would like those funds recouped

Taking the site off the previous owners hands did cost money. There was an initial investment of funds. I would like those funds recouped.

Supporters like you and malydeen only see the 2 authorized vendors which is 1 banner location in the top right.
i was gonna say this. this site didn't move this quick last year or when i joined. i remember the site down once a week or every other week for repairs. now it moves much quicker. we all can see that. if i have to scroll past a few ads, so be it.
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Works for me. I know I'll catch flack for saying this, but I never cared much for FireRanger anyhow. He was never professional as I thought a moderator should be and he often added fuel to pointless arguments and disagreements.
The few posts I read of his when he was a Moderator did not seem fitting for his title. I completely agree with you on that.

As for the rest of you arguing with Rick, i'm noticing a trend. It seems to be the people that always "stick" together and have that FTP attitude. Seriously guys, what gives?

If you don't like the change thats taken place, don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha.

Rick, I don't know who in the hell you are or who this Christian fellow is but keep up the good work, no complaints here.
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