My side of the story....
I've been a member on here for almost 7 years and never had to deal with advertisements because of my lifetime membership status. Up until recently when management decided to change the SkyRoadster forum format to what it is now. My user lifetime membership account was not placed back onto my user status causing lots of forcible advertisements to take over my computer every time I log onto this site.
Now time to read message and what come up, some guy selling plastics with a 3" signature and a 1/8th of an inch post "Hi", "Nice Car" or "Welcome". But under all that short text came their ad which I believe was intended to force their ads down our throats. This confusing signature of theirs not only almost hid their own post but was on top almost camouflage the post that was next.
I know your thinking I'm over reacting but when you come to a place you love and things are thrown at you' you look for a way to make things better and in my gut feeling removing large signatures was a way to confront this situation.
You know, I don't know...that's a good question.
Yes, yes you do.
Click on User CP (upper right corner area) and then click on Edit Options under the Options and Settings menu located in the left hand menu area of the User CP page.
Scroll down that page and under Thread Display Options you have the ability to check or un check the Show Signatures box.
Of course this means it will hide ALL signatures in ALL threads, not just from one individual user.
Look at that Marvic, a way you don't have to see their "annoying" signature. Problem solved. Use that feature.
My lifetime membership was reinstalled a little over a week ago and these bombardment of advertisements are not their anymore but the damage from my griping or whining is still there..
Also, I also don't like when an establishment, company or anyone making false online advertisements taking advantage of Veteran holidays then claiming they are also veterans. We all know what's happening with the "Wounded Warrior foundation", Vets taking from Vets!!!
I would like to know why you are suggesting ("claiming they are also veterans") that the owners are not also veterans? How do you think a veteran would feel about his or her service being called into question? You don't think that's insulting? Just because they made a sale open to everyone on Veteran's Day doesn't put them into the same category as the Wounded Warrior foundation...assuming the claims against them are true and I'm not commenting on that one way or the other.
My post were disappearing (DELETED) just because I was placing a 10% off on the header of each post.
This one particular person decided to judge my posts as a selling adventure and deleted my comments as to the advertisement situation leaving me with no words to encounter the attack on me by a plastic scratcher salesperson...
How about you tell the whole truth Marvic as I wrote to you in a PM. An example of your title:
The SkyRoadster Department Store get 7.5% off today only!
Now, the "SkyRoadster Department Store" sure sounds like a selling adventure to me or maybe you have a different definition for "store" than I do.
For anyone that didn't understand what point you were trying to make with that, they'd probably think you had a store. Thus, I have to take that title to mean you're advertising for the "SkyRoadster Department Store" without being a supporting vendor...which is against forum rules since that post looks exactly like that's what you are doing.
Now, if you're not selling, then that thread title is meant to be directed at the vender you are having issues with which is directly meant to harass them...which is ALSO against forum rules.
The body of said post with said above title:
That is not a post "speaking out in defense" of anything.
Your threads were deleted because your posts titles couldn't be removed without deleting the post, the thread title appeared to be advertising without you being a paying vendor which is not allowed and the appearance of allowing that to happen cannot be allowed, and/or (take your pick) you are harassing another member, a paying vendor no less. Regardless, had you started harassing any member like this, the same thing would have happened. You had not been banned and this could have been handled in private. You choose to bring it here.
As for the assertion that we deleted your posts leaving you no way to defend yourself, there was only one post where the vender decided to address your behavior. Immediately after that post you wrote this "defending" yourself:
That post was not edited or removed. You were given free voice to defend yourself even though I was asked to remove that post (as well as others from the other party as well). I left it up just for this reason, so you couldn't say we didn't let you post a rebuttal to their accusations. Your claim on that fact is without merit.
I'm sure this post will get DELETED as to my comments don't merit or are as worthy as the other guy that just types in "Hi" or "Welcome" every time he logs-on-here just to shove their stuff down our throats..
A short Comment: I think ROBOtech should take a few weeks off from this website, he has not been in a not such a good mood since banning MarlboroMike who did a number on ROBO by not coming back..
I warned you Marvic...more than once...that if you continued bringing this up I would ban you. I wanted to keep this private. You chose to make this post. It is the last we'll be hearing from you for a while since you cannot follow the forum rules and acquiesce to my warnings.
Well, I still love you Vic. Please stay and bitch about everything and everyone. It keeps my day entertained.
(And don't take the above to mean you don't have useful and helpful posts, 'cos you do!)
Until this post TS Marvic wasn't needing to be freed. Now he will return in about a month as this is his second offense. I cannot tell you how much I did not want it to come to this. Marvic 1 has always been someone who has been a huge help to this forum, but that does not justify his behavior these last few weeks. I hope he continues to help other members of this forum (since I suspect, if I were to ever ask for his help I'd not receive it at this point) and that, once his ban is over, he can come back, turn off signatures, and enjoy the forum without the ads that bother him. If not, that is his choice.
To the forum populous as a whole, I cannot stress this enough. If you wish to harass another member on this site, regardless of who they are or who you are, it will no longer be tolerated. I understand in the past this kind of behavior was overlooked but that is no longer the case. This forum has seen a rise in participation and new membership since these policies once again have been enforced and that trend will not allowed to be stagnated by these kinds of immature actions. I am more than fair, I am more than reasonable, but I mean what I say.