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Old 05-06-16, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisx View Post
If you do not donate he will delete you.
you can read the journals
if you post you must donate
many a person told elobrate storys, just to get deleted.
do not take a chance on posting there, it could be a waste of time, unless you pay.
spend hours telling a story than pay for the space, or get deleted, simple as that
he sells advertiseing, is that not enough?
Turns out you can't count on contributing to keep you from being kicked off that site. While I still cared about it, at least three contributors (people who had sent in money!) were either asked to leave, or hounded until they left because they disagreed with the site's owner.

Whether you call it a community service to bicycle tourists or a vanity site, cgoab is a one-man show. The proprietor does not like people disagreeing with him. Do that, and you risk triggering an emotional response that's expected from a four year old, but not from someone more than 40 years old. One sign of maturity is that, as people get older, they can take a deep breath and decide how to respond to something they don't like. Cg's owner apparently thinks that deep breath is a mark of insincerity, rather than maturity.

It's a shame that cg has been developed to have the best platform for posting a ride journal, but the forum seems to be run for stroking the admin's ego instead of promoting vigorous discussions. I'm glad there are cycling forums that are run like professional sites, even if they also include ads.
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