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RedFlagDeals Has Been Acquired by VerticalScope

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Sr. Member
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Jun 13, 2011
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I'm worried, these are the guys that bought Overclock.net and that community has completely died since the takeover.
Jr. Member
Jul 11, 2018
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Hopefully vertical gets rid of most the mods here, if not all.
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Apr 13, 2005
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Definitely doesn't look too promising for RFD's future based on everything I'm reading online about what they do to properties they purchase.
Deal Addict
Nov 29, 2007
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Considering 95% of regular users bookmark and go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. FORUM HOT DEALS) AND they block ads in the way I do, there is only one way to try and make money from the recent investment and I'm confident it isn't positive for the members.....
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AllDayLove wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2018 7:48 pm
Hopefully vertical gets rid of most the mods here, if not all.
Certainly in my experience, the site has been moderated very well. The odd time it has been with jerk reaction intention: A mass of posts being obliterated both good and bad.
Time and effort being a huge factor of course.
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AllDayLove wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2018 7:48 pm
Hopefully vertical gets rid of most the mods here, if not all.
Careful what you wish for. The grass is always greener on the other side. There's many other forums out there that don't allow half of what is allowed here, and in fact, many other forums would have banned you for this comment alone. That's not how we operate though. We respect others opinions, even if we disagree.
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Nov 29, 2007
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^ I agree. It's a thin line. I admin and moderate a few forums. Low end but same principles apply.
I have found you are screwed if you do and screwed if you don't. Someone will find a way to try and spit hairs no matter what course of action is taken when moderation is required due to forum rules.

Meh to them.

Onward and upward.
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Jun 10, 2011
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might be a good idea to have the time changed to Eastern Time (ET) and remove yellow page from the bottom of the page ;-)

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Jun 11, 2005
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MrDisco wrote:
Aug 21st, 2018 5:38 pm
I for one welcome our new Overlords.
You should you get to keep your mod gig.
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Aug 4, 2007
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Mississauga
Congrats!

I believe that VS also owns a liberal rag Toronto Star and a great website TTAC.
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Jan 12, 2017
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RIP hot deal forums! no more hoarding video games! those were the days
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Jan 6, 2008
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Just an FYI, we're moving this thread into Site Comments & Suggestions now that most people have had a chance to see it!
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Sep 19, 2013
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Jokes aside, I think mods on this forum do a fairly good job given the high level of subjectivity that is involved in moderation in general.
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Dec 26, 2015
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Shaner wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2018 10:32 pm
Careful what you wish for. The grass is always greener on the other side. There's many other forums out there that don't allow half of what is allowed here, and in fact, many other forums would have banned you for this comment alone. That's not how we operate though. We respect others opinions, even if we disagree.
I am sure if things change enough people will band together and make another website and then another. So I am not too worried as long there aren't any budget cuts.

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