Intro and Threatening Email From Moderator

dodmead

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Hi My name is Jim. I have been riding motorcycles for 55 years. I currently have two Gold Wings, one with a sidecar (my wife's rig). I am exchanging a KLR650 for a Super Tenere and thought it would be good to join the forum.
Then I get a threatening letter from a moderator. Reads like a hacker email. If you don't do this within 24 hours you will be blocked.

I have been on a lot of forums, but never threatened by a moderator.

I certainly hope that this is not a regular occurrence.
 

Matt51F1

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I think they do this to weed out the bots.
I guess the threatening part of it is how it’s received… can’t say I’m familiar with taking threats seriously
Hello from Australia
 

bimota

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sorry you felt that way, but every new member gets sent this email below and sorry you thought it was threatning

in an effort to help us control internet SPAMMERS, scammers and other pests, we ask that you please take a few minutes to fill out a 2-3 sentence post on the New Members page. This will also help everyone learn a little bit about you.

Completing this task greatly improves our ability to control the pests

Failure to respond to this request within 24 hours may subject your forum name to being banned and your IP blocked. This forum does not charge and is ad free. All we ask is 5 minutes of your time to help us manage internet pests and security

Regards
bimota

Link for Member introduction

https://yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?forums/member-intros.6
 

RCinNC

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There are never-ending attempts by scammers to join these motorcycle forums. Once they get in, they have access to the “for sale” and “wanted to buy” sub forums, which is what they want. The only defense against this is the constant vigilance and vetting of the moderators, because the owners of this and a thousand other sites (VerticalScope) don’t give a crap about it.

If the Mods seem a little brusque to you in carrying out these efforts, it may be because they are expending a lot of unpaid time and effort to try and weed out these constant attempts by vultures to get in here and steal from members. It’s probably inevitable collateral damage that someone’s feelings are hurt in the process. Frankly, I’d rather that be the case, than for the mods to relax their vigilance and the site get overrun by scammers who do actual harm to the people on the forum.

Personally, I’m glad that these efforts by the mods are a regular occurrence. This is one of those occasions where no harm is intended by them, and in order to be offended, you have to choose to be offended.
 

teecher123

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Thank you moderators for making this site possible!

55 now, just bought a used 2012 S10 with 100k on it (well-maintained, highway miles, looks new, flashed to tone down low gear throttle onset though I'd never know it).

My first bike- a 1978 cb750f ss-- was my main and often only vehicle, year round-- in my late teens, early 20s. rode it for 35k, aggressively over highway 17, on tour to Canada, whenever, wherever. Loved how comfortable it was for all-riding, loved its power, appreciated its handling, but hankered for better luggage system and off-road capacity..... Did a ride mid winter across Gemany mid-february on a friends adventure bike, loved it, got the brain gears turning..... for decades..... still dream of doing Alaska to Argentina.....

Now I'm older but not too old, have been a good boy since the missus made me sell the first bike when I was 27. I wanted another UJM. tried a vstrom 1000 but it felt too cramped. found this site https://cycle-ergo.com/-- compared my old honda to various adventure bikes, and the s10 was super close! (as was the BMW, but both the price and reliability scared me).

Now I'm in love again! Great handling, comfort, everything I wanted, though that aggressive throttle and engine breaking will take some time and/or money........

anyways, thanks for this community! Have already learned a lot!!!!!
Mark
 

cyclemike4

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Hi My name is Jim. I have been riding motorcycles for 55 years. I currently have two Gold Wings, one with a sidecar (my wife's rig). I am exchanging a KLR650 for a Super Tenere and thought it would be good to join the forum.
Then I get a threatening letter from a moderator. Reads like a hacker email. If you don't do this within 24 hours you will be blocked.

I have been on a lot of forums, but never threatened by a moderator.

I certainly hope that this is not a regular occurrence.
Hello Jim. I guess i joined this forum before that application form was started. I am not a big contributor to the forum but i find people here very respectful and it is stocked with great information and conversation. I know you will find it the same way. Enjoy your bike and im sure the ruffeled feathers will settle and you will enjoy the forum as well.
 

Checkswrecks

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Hi My name is Jim. I have been riding motorcycles for 55 years. I currently have two Gold Wings, one with a sidecar (my wife's rig). I am exchanging a KLR650 for a Super Tenere and thought it would be good to join the forum.
Then I get a threatening letter from a moderator. Reads like a hacker email. If you don't do this within 24 hours you will be blocked.

I have been on a lot of forums, but never threatened by a moderator.

I certainly hope that this is not a regular occurrence.
I've been a mod here for a looong-ass time and we can get over 60 attempts per DAY from potential "new members" who turn out to be bots and spammers. How much free time do you personally have? For each one we previously needed to look into their IP address to see if it was used by other previous IP addresses which spammers hit us from, plus take other steps to filter real members. We don't get paid and it took so much time that yes, we finally had to take a more challenging - not threatening - approach. It's clearly a form letter that everybody has been getting for a while and it is not personal against any individual. Once in, people generally become family fast around here and a lot of us have made close friendships. Plus all the knowledge available.

Now that you are here, let it go and welcome to the group.

Hello Jim. I guess i joined this forum before that application form was started. I am not a big contributor to the forum but i find people here very respectful and it is stocked with great information and conversation. I know you will find it the same way. Enjoy your bike and im sure the ruffeled feathers will settle and you will enjoy the forum as well.
Thanks

Thank you moderators for making this site possible!

55 now, just bought a used 2012 S10 with 100k on it (well-maintained, highway miles, looks new, flashed to tone down low gear throttle onset though I'd never know it).

My first bike- a 1978 cb750f ss-- was my main and often only vehicle, year round-- in my late teens, early 20s. rode it for 35k, aggressively over highway 17, on tour to Canada, whenever, wherever. Loved how comfortable it was for all-riding, loved its power, appreciated its handling, but hankered for better luggage system and off-road capacity..... Did a ride mid winter across Gemany mid-february on a friends adventure bike, loved it, got the brain gears turning..... for decades..... still dream of doing Alaska to Argentina.....

Now I'm older but not too old, have been a good boy since the missus made me sell the first bike when I was 27. I wanted another UJM. tried a vstrom 1000 but it felt too cramped. found this site https://cycle-ergo.com/-- compared my old honda to various adventure bikes, and the s10 was super close! (as was the BMW, but both the price and reliability scared me).

Now I'm in love again! Great handling, comfort, everything I wanted, though that aggressive throttle and engine breaking will take some time and/or money........

anyways, thanks for this community! Have already learned a lot!!!!!
Mark
Thanks teech
 

WJBertrand

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Don’t take the message personally, it is boiler plate text essentially, and welcome from the socked in SoCal Coast!
 
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