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02-08-2008 12:16 AM  10 years agoPost 81
Yug

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Jeff polisena - hadn't realised you worked with cranet. Some fine work was done there and it's a great shame the master plan didn't come to fruition as it promised to deliver a tremendous heli portfolio for the benefit of all. respec

Vegetable rights and Peace

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02-08-2008 12:32 AM  10 years agoPost 82
Jeff polisena

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Yes I built,setup and flew and my partner helped build, funded and took care of the political side . We had lots of fun and learned huge amounts of info and took a beating along the way. We had lots of fun flying all kinds of helis

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02-08-2008 12:34 AM  10 years agoPost 83
mintaka007

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reality check
If you were to walk into walmart, take off your pants and tell the other customers costco is better so f-off, what do you think would happen. This is a business. It might have started out as a small lil discussion group, but now it is the largest wealth of information about rc heli's in the world. I am a total noob, and the members of this site have helped me immensly. While it is true that the members of this site make the site successful, the fact of the matter is rr is the biggest and it attracts these users because it is the easiest to navigate, and you have more options in sharing info than the other sites. Just the fact that this topic exists shows the fairness and democracy rr puts forth. Sure it would be nice to watch the finless videos on rr, and rr has taken flack and less traffic for booting him, but that is a decision mark made and has to deal with. Imagine what it would be like if every third post was some garbage spam from walkera or some of the other krap products out there. It would be hard to distinguish between true info and b-s. If you want to advertise, pay then man, and if you have a product that is garbage, let us know. I have seen many posts bashing products that are sponsors of rr, and mark doesn't yank em.
By the way, I don't know mark at all, and if he bans me I reserve the right to join the whiners.

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02-08-2008 12:52 AM  10 years agoPost 84
bagobitz

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I thought the "boot" was due to the constant "for sale" postings in the main forum, and as fast as Mark closed one, Cranet gaily opened another!

but, what the hell do I know, I'm just another Forum user.

I've not KNOCKED advertisers here, but Ihave openly said that IMO X-sim had less to offer than Y or Z ,so you should not really consider X

NO CENSURE!..because, I was even-handed and pointed out that X was well established.....yadda yadda.....but had been overtaken by y & z

had i said it was a POS and a total waste of money, things may have been different.
Same goes for magazine reviews....learn to read between the lines....not what you WANT to think, but what's actually SAID...yes, EVERY business has some commercial pressures and there's a balancing-act to be done.

Many people are astonished to learn that the PRODUCTION cost of a magazine,is more than the COVER PRICE....Advertisers make up the shortfall and profit-margin.

The Internet isn't that much different a model, except, here it's FREE to read and write...advertisers fund Mark, the server(s) and all bandwidth costs,hosting etc....therefore, they deserve a modicum of respect. It's important to be objective rather than subjective (subjective is where bashing starts!)

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02-08-2008 01:08 AM  10 years agoPost 85
Jeff polisena

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This is not true I post" for sale " daily check my feedback and my postings and I sell a lot of my stuff and never been kicked off I might get boot now . I think some things happened that we are not aware of I can only speak for my self

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02-08-2008 01:51 AM  10 years agoPost 86
Mark RyderAdministrator - Ann Arbor, Michigan - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This Rant is about defying policy.

Site success is based partly on a policy that is consistently and equally applied without malice or bias.

Using the free speech argument to trump policy is not applicable for a private business that has many competitors. Policy was developed and must be enforced to maintain appeal. There are many alternatives to RR's structured environment on the Internet.

Mark Ryder

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02-08-2008 02:31 AM  10 years agoPost 87
tchavei

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.It seems to be more commercial now then when I first started using RR if you have a problem with futaba or jr you can bash away (JR sucks,Futabs sucks) but if you use a manufacturer's name that pays for advertisement here on rr and bash you get kicked
I'm sorry but as far as I know, avant is a rr sponsor and if you do just a little search, I don't think anybody has been trashed and rambled on like augusto and his company on this site and on their sub forum. If all of this were true, we would see at least 500 users getting kicked, me included.

There are rules and some decisions might not look correct but I also believe we might not be seeing the big picture nor seeing the entire story behind things.

Yes, it was a shame loosing finless videos and posts but go look at his videos. They are sponsored, he got most of the stuff for free and he has big company quotes at the beginning. So if those videos are to be shown here, shouldn't Mark be entitled to recieve a sponsor fee? I believe some companies started to see finless videos as a way to avoid paying RR advertising and still reaching thousands of users in a exchange for a couple of gyros, a trex here, a evo there... you get the point...

my two euro cents (current exchange rate is 1.45)

Tony


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02-08-2008 09:20 AM  10 years agoPost 88
wildomatic2 = stuartn

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So you have to change my username to give away my e-mail address. I think that under the data protection act and internet useage of a website providing any information that's personal without permission is breaking the law. So you have 1/2 day to remove it.

Plus your stat's are bull.

Have a look at alexa stats to see what you used to use and obviously since it doesn't report you

If the code below doesn't work this link does.

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/t...ls/runryder.com

RcHeliaddict and Rotorview

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02-08-2008 09:35 AM  10 years agoPost 89
Nick Jones

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I gotta say that I'm in agreement with Nigels article in BMFA. I feel Mark Ryder has recently acted rather inappropriately with some highly reputable and respected pilots such as BobJ. Just hope this trend is revoked
I wasn't to happy about the booting of Jason Chow either.
He did nothing and surely meant no harm.

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02-08-2008 10:15 AM  10 years agoPost 90
bagobitz

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WAKEY WAKEY Wildomatic!

details you enter on RR are public domain.

RR is an American company, UK law does NOT apply.

Pick a fight if you want, but give yourself some credibility.

If you don't like a model-club you don't join it.
If you don't like the BMFA, you have a difficult choice,as they have a stranglehold on insurance and flying -fields. (same situation as AMA in the "States".....However, It's NOT a monopoly , as many on here will testify.

Some of us don't like the perceived inaction from these bodies,or disagree with their policies/agendas....so we make our own arrangements.

(in my case, a friend's farm ,not ideal but better than the local club that the local authority just seems to give 2 fingers to

RR is no different, I'm sure Mark welcomes feedback ,but hostile personal invective isn't at all helpful. It's a free marketplacethere are loads of other sites out there.

If you are not happy with the choices, there's absolutely NOTHING to stop you setting up your own model heli forum,as others have done. I'm sure you know where all the present ones are going wrong, so how about it...you could set up the best forum on the net.......or just pass this particular "freebie"over and leave it to those who accept it for what it is.

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02-08-2008 10:32 AM  10 years agoPost 91
contact303

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Guys
I dont know Mark but I do know the story with the vids and all ..BTW thats ages ago
Nevertheless when i read things like they think Mark is nuts and a bit unstable ...then I will immediately think this is my Guy unstable , pale and nuts GREAT I like him ..never met him but like him already
because honestly many heli dudes are idiots so if Mark has Problems with them then i can only add I would love to meet him ..
Honestly Iam in helis a many years now and i never met so many muppets in a hobby .
Like it or not but its the truth . Just the nature of the hobby and the money it costs attracts by default many littel spoiled brats because mummy and daddy are gonna pay for the expensive toy , then we have the excecutive branch with their high flying jobs and stinking armpits ...smwimming in money and so much up their own asses ..its sick
.. pathetically childish spoilded brats ...thats the majority in our hobby like it or lump it .
but as I am terribly addicted to helis i have no choice .. and to be fair some guys are ace and really really friendly & helpfull folks but most are Selffish selfcentered arrogant, spoiled inconsiderat tw#$%
Of course the once i speak about wont even see it because they live their sheltered life in cottonwoll and cant even see its them ..So dont expect them to see or know what a bunch of idots they are ..They are to far removed from normal life....

All these armchair bullies on the forums... and when u see them you cant even slap em of fear you might give them a heartattack . With their fat beer bellies, white tennissocks and flipfops ..LOL

SO Mark ... go on take no BS !

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02-08-2008 12:34 PM  10 years agoPost 92
wildomatic2 = stuartn

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Bollocks.

Mark knows full well he's breaking privacy laws. in the UK and US by posting personal details without prior permission. Not to mention he is clearly breaking his own privacy policy.
Member Registration Forms
Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (name, email). All information gathered from the registration form is used by RunRyder for internal purposes only.

We will never divulge any personally identifying information to any 3rd party organization. Your Email Address will remain secure and hidden from all users of this website and forum. It cannot be used for spam.
I've copied everything now and will take the required legal action should he not do what he's knows he should have done by now.

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02-08-2008 01:29 PM  10 years agoPost 93
GimbalFan (RIP)

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"Spanning the Web to bring you a constant variety of Views!"

"The thrill of Victoria's Secret! The agony of The Feet!"

"The human drama of Forumsic Competition!"

"This -- is RR's Wide! World! Of Helis!"

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02-08-2008 01:34 PM  10 years agoPost 94
Heliguychris

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// USER-EDITABLE VARIABLES
// enter up to 3 domains, separated by a space
var sites = ['runryder.com'];
var opts = {
width: 380, // width in pixels (max 400)
height: 300, // height in pixels (max 300)
type: 'r', // "r" Reach, "n" Rank, "p" Page Views
range: '6m', // "7d", "1m", "3m", "6m", "1y", "3y", "5y", "max"
bgcolor: 'e6f3fc' // hex value without "#" char (usually "e6f3fc"
};
This site usage is still double the other. Usage looks pretty even too. 0.0081914916154365% of the worlds internet users,,, is still a whole p!55pot full! I would never thought it would be that many people. Only 25% of rr users are US users though. Pretty global audience too.
Looks gold on the alexa site,,,,but dunno about having a scam front dead center on the site ya talking about ,ie usafis.org??
Cheers for the cool link. CHRIS.

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02-08-2008 01:38 PM  10 years agoPost 95
Mutt

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wildomatic get over yourself you are not that important. There isnt anyone here who could a thing about your email addy. like ive said before here dont like the place dont agree with the place leave pretty simple wont be no sweat off my brow. Gimble notice we get rid of one that starts with a W and now we got another one that starts with a W makes you wonder if they are related.

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02-08-2008 01:40 PM  10 years agoPost 96
DougsRC

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RunRyder is the Best forum I have ever used Full of Great guys with Great helpful tips. But sometimes a Hateful TROLL comes trolling thru--- No Help -- Just spite--More negative than Positive .

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02-08-2008 01:44 PM  10 years agoPost 97
Mutt

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As the run ryder turns lololol. Dougsrc your so right and wildomatic is sure doing a lot of fishing lol wonder if he is using downriggers for his trolling

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02-08-2008 01:49 PM  10 years agoPost 98
wildomatic2 = stuartn

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I don't know who you are comparing to I'm not comparing it with anyone's, just stating facts that his stats are generally like his site fudged.

Rank over 6mths started at just over 30,000 and now is over 100k.
Page views was @ .0004 now lucky if its .0001
Reach @ .002 and again luck if its .001

Alexa was Marks benchmark before and now he's moved away no-doubt due to showing unfavourable stats. If your site lives or die by revenue from advertising then you have to honest with your advertisers and not blind with crap and if the site is getting a bad rep because of how its run then he'd be better off to stand back and let a more sensible family member run it with some common sense.

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02-08-2008 01:52 PM  10 years agoPost 99
DougsRC

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99 percent of us here don't care about stats !!! We get the help we need regarding RC Helis Why be such a Hater--- What good does it do anyone ?????

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02-08-2008 01:56 PM  10 years agoPost 100
wildomatic2 = stuartn

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I'm not fussed what the hell he does with his site...I've been banned more times than I had weekends. I was reading the thread and quoted his statement as rubbish. He's the one who breaks the law. I've asked him to nicely to remove my add from the username and he's not listening so I wonder if he'll listen to his hosting company.

Its amazing how many people try to protect him. For a person who's not welcome in half the world he's getting a worse rep than the tabliban.

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