Thursday, 10 May 2012
UKCS Web site...time to call it a day
After recieving regular bans, and my posts are either edited/deleted/locked/moved, I suppose I might as well admit defeat and give up posting on the blummin UKCS camping forum
What initially years ago was a source of decent campsite reviews, searches and useful information now appears to be run totally at the mercy of revenue and a few rather sad mods who get the power kick from manically forcing people off the threads by locking ip addresses, users etc - leaving only newcomers with little or often incorrect recommendations and advice (I don't claim to be an expert but I'm not going to tell people to run out and buy Halfords special camping packages for £30, recommending them for base camp on Everest)
Threads are often moved into vague chatter sections, any detrimental comments about products, campsites and tents all seem to be removed or changed to give a positive light on everything to ensure they get their 'cut' - This results in what seems to be shining but unfortunately bigotted reviews for both the products and the sites.
Without warning, people are banned or locked from posting for varying time periods - contacting the site usually results in either no response or the standard 'We haven't done anything to your account, it should be working?' Which it does if you find another ip, another user name and pretend you are a different person
Sadly lately anyone who posts a few pics of their recent camp now have their topics locked until they put in a review?! Resorting to blackmail is a bit low!! And pretty futile because one negative comment and it wont get published anyway
This blog address was locked from day 1, I know you get an autoban for just posting a link on there - nothing offensive was said about the site before, so I have no idea why any link to camping related items is such a threat to them. There are several websites that will just lead to you being 'autobanned' - facebook used to be, but obviously now they advertise on there it seems to be acceptable
Daily you see new camping forums popping up where all the UKCS outcasts are now congregating, it's like a leisure mutiny. (I can usually be found on this forum here and anyone is welcome to join!)
I would also like to point out that I never won a prize in any of their bloody competitions
So Ratarse and chums all the best for the future, and what a shame you ruined something that was once an enjoyable site
I'm sure I won't be missed on there, but unfortunately my departure goes hand in hand with 'The Cabanots', so 'farewell, adieu' from Jimmy and Sally as well!
Written by Homer the dog, he is under 16 and non sueable. These thoughts/comments are in no way endorsed by me
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