It's about to get real busy, OCN has died

Discussion in 'Forum Help & Feedback' started by Maelthras, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Khahhblaab

    Khahhblaab Limp Gawd

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    Oh. So thats what happened. Didnt make the connection but still visit from time to time. Kinda irked that "twit" no longer has podcasts of wilkinson, but dont see why he didnt just start his own.
     
  2. YARDofSTUF

    YARDofSTUF [H]ard|Gawd

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    Can confirm, had no clue till I read this post. Good work sir :)
     
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  3. Vincent Vega

    Vincent Vega Limp Gawd

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    VerticalScope has been trying to purchase our forums for years. I absolutely wouldn't do that to our community. The issue is that many forum owners have no idea how to monetize the platform effectively.
     
  4. Vincent Vega

    Vincent Vega Limp Gawd

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  5. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    I have seen no compelling reasons to do so. You have any?
     
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  6. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Good God.....that is awful.
    I used to go over there once and again for information, that's sad to see.
     
  7. Kylzer

    Kylzer n00bie

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    Truly a passing of a once decent site

    *logging into a 9 year old account intensifies"
     
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  8. Gideon

    Gideon [H]ard|Gawd

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    My favorite Mopar site Allpar sold to Autoguide and it's not nearly as good anymore, which is a shame. Heck they even got some inside info from me a few times on that site when I still worked for Chrysler.
     
  9. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    The same company that bought OCN came back to me today to buy HardForum...for the second time.
     
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  10. Aenra

    Aenra Limp Gawd

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    It's for your own good am sure.

    On a serious note, i know you can't say, but i honestly wonder what they're paying.. they have 'consolidated'(?) so many websites, it's.. yeah.. for our own good, lol, am sure.
     
  11. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Gawd

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    Do you want to burn in hell for eternity Kyle? 'Cuz selling out to VerticalScope will make you burn in hell for eternity Kyle.
     
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  12. German Muscle

    German Muscle [H]ardness Supreme

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    Verticalscope bought up alot of the local car forums around here that had traffic. Now there might be 3 posts a month. They buy up forums with lots of traffic and just inject the fuck out of it with ads and make money. The immediate local car forums members tried to revolt but they got brickwalled. You dont talk to the same admin if you do get their attention and they are interested in doing nothing but sit back and collect ads. Few have contacted them to buy it and they put the price at 50K when at best its worth 500 and a shitload of work to get traffic back. I have considered throwing up a spare xenforo license on my webserver for them but im not really interested nor do i have the time to manage users/being social/setting up local meets/etc. Im more of a systems/backend guy.

    Tell them you will sell them the site for the price of the controlling stake in verticalscope.
     
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  13. mouacyk

    mouacyk n00bie

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    Please sell H for OCN.
     
  14. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Not even sure what that means.
     
  15. bman212121

    bman212121 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Welcome everyone from OCN!

    Here is something you might be interested in!


    https://hardforum.com/threads/h-orde-reward-program-v2.1206488/
     
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  16. Aenra

    Aenra Limp Gawd

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    ..who told him..

    Anyway, thank you i guess. Can i be classified as an official refugee now? And can i now have more rights than the average tax paying Joe?

    In all seriousness, it wasn't the change of ownership for me, or the issues that popped up, or the ads; got ublock origin for those. It was the shift in mentality. If y'all start promoting stupid disco lights builds with pwnage lighting and ub3r hard tubing i'm leaving this place too :)
     
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