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GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« on: April 06, 2015, 05:13:23 PM »
It seems that there are a lot of members there are of the opinion the mods/admins are a bit arrogant. A mini mutiny is happening. Seems to me the mods are fueling the fire by being a bit arrogant instead of just spelling out what is expected of members and what will not be accepted. Seems simple enough but it appears the mods are gods there and answer to no one. I've never seen it like this in over 4 years. WTH???? Is it that the buggy market /sport is going in the dumper?
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 06:57:42 PM »
Summertime?!? 
But does seem next to impossible to get a straight answer to a real question.  I missed the one drama post got deleted first. Facebook of buggy world.
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 07:51:27 PM »
Well,the mods/admins have certainly gotten thin skin. LOL!!!! Honestly,there were a few posters there that were ruining the place. If you haven't noticed,there are several regulars MIA. SO far,I've avoided getting a "vacation" dealing with a couple of the mods. I was told though that the BS posters that were there just to start shit are being dealt with. Hopefully,that will continue.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 04:58:38 PM »
Obviously,the owner of GD finally got the message his site was about as friendly as a rabid cactus!!!! The changes being made should be all for the good. He sounds a bit pissed at himself as much as the a holes that were dragging it down. Glad to see it.

If interested,read the post from sndsmplr in GD's General Chat.Priceless.
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 07:55:38 PM »
have not been on there in a while.  decided I was done with the drama and would try to be more productive.  SandSampler has always had a hands off approach. 

Sometimes things just go too far and other folks jump to be dicks. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 08:00:00 PM »
His post pointed the finger squarely at himself. So far as I'm concerned some of the mods need to be retired as well. The crappy attitude of stugots is welllllllllllll disgusting. A few others are just as bad. Mod gods in their own world.
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 08:02:23 PM »
I'll need to qualify my comments on stugots though. IF he was only acting as sndsamplr wanted mods to act then ,OK.   I don't get the feeling that is totally true though.
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Re: GD.com Is Having a FREAKING Meltdown.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 08:06:41 PM »
Eh, it is what it is.  When was the last time the GDF made an appearance?  Site has lost some good peeps.

I was out over the ASA deal.  Bunch of ingrates.  Still donate time etc to ASA but when I saw the level of hostility towards them - screw it. 

Funny part is the car won't even go to CA this year until SSSS cause NOBODY in Ca wants to be bothered working events, etc.  The group leaves it all to Arizona.  Four main guys, one who just died.  Three main guys.  Two really. 

Bad deal.  Sand sports is soon dead in a few years is my guess?   Too many new, old guard runs em off instead of welcoming them.  Bad habits, bad players.  Will get shut down soon enough.   
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 08:11:06 PM »
Gotta agree. Too bad for some in the business BUT,I like deserted dunes personally so long as they are not closed down. Perhaps the lessened numbers using the areas will help keep them open. Ya,the BS anti ASA @ GD was/is disgusting.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 08:28:53 PM »
Pretty funny on the ASA.  We do about three / four weekends each year.  Doing a Lucus National Race.  Me,  Doug and Shana.  For us it is 90 miles, two nights hotel stay, meals, etc. 

Dip shits over their just want to bitch that their $25.00 membership is too much and some of the dunes got closed. (Lots more got opened)  Then want to brag about bad mouthing Bob, Randy or Doug as they go to Glamis from Phoenix to spend their weekend selling tickets.   

Whatever. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 08:58:33 PM »
A lot of asses/idiots on many things there.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 09:35:16 PM »
I read SandSamplr's post.  He walked away years ago.  The Big Had posts as a mod were way out there.  They just let it slide.  Saying it will be different is not going to undo the damage done.  GD lost their "market" with the economy and did not change with the times.   

I saw folks getting nastier their when the economy dumped.  The recovery never made it to our level, so folks are still grumpy.  I see it daily at work.  People are angry all over and lashing out wherever / whenever they can. 

On the sand side, but for SxS's it would be totally dead.  Even then real wages are down, yada yada, = fewer dune trips, (Most folks are out on costs) more pressure for each trip to be "epic" instead of just enjoy.   Any deviation from the "epic" is grounds to get pissed.  The "crowd" and the game has changed.  Stakes are too high for the remaining players. 

Some on GD just take that frustration out on them that are left.   

Hard to imagine that it will be around much longer.  The folks that want to shut it all down are more unified and better funded.



 
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 09:37:52 PM »
BTW, we had sponsored the "dunner of the month / DOTY" and pulled that sponsorship a while back.  Gave away cash for the winners plus the ad costs. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 10:01:43 PM »
Are you saying sndsmplr has not been active on his own site for years??? WOW,no wonder the mods were so helter skelter and assholes.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2015, 05:28:31 AM »
I think many forum owners/admin got into it when they had an interest in said forum.  Doesn't have to be buggies, anything.  Things change/life happens and your interest passes to something else. 
About 25% of the threads are worthy post and most of them get completely sidetracked or bashed.  Many of the threads are started just to start more drama, only to pick, poke, throat punch at something.  I use the site mainly for entertainment!

BTW I think Yumm is one of the "missed" members.
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