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  1. navman

    navman Read Only Funster

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    Hi all.

    Not too sure if it is just me but I get a load of ************* when I type in www.motorhomefactsdotcom in a PM. Had to replace the final . before the com even to post this.


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  2. olley

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    Hi Bob, theirs a filter built in to the site which automatically does that on some links you try to post.

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  3. navman

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    Really disappointed in that kind of censorship....
     
  4. Jim

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    Hi Navman,

    There is no censorship. You can mention The Dark Side here to your hearts content, (you cannot mention motorhomefun on motorhomefacts though or you will meet the censor:BigGrin:)

    However you cannot put the facts full URL in a post. A full link to motorhomefacts from motorhomefun will enhance their position in the search rankings to the detriment of ourselves, something I do not want to do. Unfortunately the modification is system wide so it affects PMs as well. I know its a pain, but they started it:Wink:
     
  5. navman

    navman Read Only Funster

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    thanks for the explanation...

    It is a shame that we all ( both sides) cannot act like grown ups ( not that I would ever want to be refered to as a grown up :BigGrin:)
     
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    What you have to remember is you pay for the privilege of having your posts censored on motorhomefacts, this was something the the site owner started doing even before charging a subscription & was one of the reasons I wasn't willing to pay for this privilege.:Angry:
     
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    When the owner of motorhomefacts censors the term motorhomefun on his site he is just protecting his business. He has thousands of members that do not know that motorhomefun exists and sensibly would rather not let them know that a similar site is available for free. That's just good business sense, there is nothing childish about it.

    When we censor their URL it, it amounts to much the same thing, but of course we are not too worried about members leaving to pay for something they already have.:BigGrin:

    Motorhomefacts is a great site, let's not use this thread as an excuse to have a moan about them, thanks :Smile:
     
  8. navman

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    Here hear Jim

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  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    OK.

    So if our glorious leader Prudence Brown blocked all media coverage of the Tories and Liberals you would be quite happy with that, would you.

    Censorship is censorship and comes high recommended by Mr A Hitler, J Stalin, V Lenin and many others you might not like as neighbours.

    Best not to go there.


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    You seem to forget who owns the site, who pays for it and works darn hard to provide an interesting place for us to hang out. why should Jim have to excuse himself to you or anyone else. The INTERNET is full of sites I do not agree with but respect their right to do so however they wish otherwise the world would be a boring place. I for one love this site and respect editorial comment. It does not happen very often. If you really want something different then nothing to stop you starting your own site. No one is compelled to be a member, and some of us consider it to be a privilege. Happy New Year to all readers.
     
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    well said Roger...

    I'm with you...

    Happy New Year to everyone... even the misguided ones who don't agree with me...
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Well said. He does not.

    But censorship is an evil thing once you start down that path you end up like the government.

    The nice thing about this place is that there isn't a herd of moderators deciding what we can and cannot say.

    Now someone like you objecting to what I say is healthy and excellent, just the opposite to censorship, Free Speech, long may it continue.

    I don't see the logic in blocking links to MHF, anything a link can connect to is open and free to the public and can be searched via Google. It seems to me that linking content on MHF from here benefits users in here with no financial benefit to MHF but of course I may be missing the obvious reason.

    Brian.
     
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    HEAR, HEAR Wildman
     

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