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Just now, Chip Strokes said:

some guy was claiming that KT tape came out with the newest and greatest pain relieving cure.

i told him it was snake oil and if he believed it worked then i had a bridge to sell him. 

i thought i did it respectfully, and even posted studies, but apparently they didn’t agree. 

Wow,  seems a bit of overkill.😱

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9 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

some guy was claiming that KT tape came out with the newest and greatest pain relieving cure.

i told him it was snake oil and if he believed it worked then i had a bridge to sell him. 

i thought i did it respectfully, and even posted studies, but apparently they didn’t agree. 

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i went on to tell him that the FDA also approved quaaludes and flame retardant in soft drinks. maybe that was it. 🤷🏻‍♂️

HMMM The KT Company must be a sponsor---- But if they give me a time out over such BS as they did you I will never be back---- My buds over there know where to find me and a lot of them are members here too-- 

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3 hours ago, BIG STU said:

HMMM The KT Company must be a sponsor---- But if they give me a time out over such BS as they did you I will never be back---- My buds over there know where to find me and a lot of them are members here too-- 

i thought the same thing, but couldn’t find a list of sponsors. oh well. 

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4 hours ago, BIG STU said:

HMMM The KT Company must be a sponsor---- But if they give me a time out over such BS as they did you I will never be back---- My buds over there know where to find me and a lot of them are members here too-- 

i decided to contact golf wrx by email to see if i could get some answers, but got stonewalled there too. just a big, juicy, medium rare nothing burger. 

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I'm really late to this posting party, not sure why I didn't notice it before, but golfwrx is how I found out about MGS.  And really glad I did.  

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47 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

i decided to contact golf wrx by email to see if i could get some answers, but got stonewalled there too. just a big, juicy, medium rare nothing burger. 

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Not disagreeing that you have a legit complaint and should get more an explanation for their actions but what does posting this here accomplish?

Most members here would have a range of emotions if someone posted on another forum trashing the mods, the website, other staff or the members of MGS on another forum. So what does airing the gripe with that site accomplish here?

The thing I find funny is many that post in this thread about how bad the membership or mods are at wrx also post on that site looking for help on some aspects of equipment including balls, or in the lessons thread. Some will post one thing here and then post somewhat opposite take on the subject over there ir vice versa.

I read/post on wrx as well as Facebook groups so not faulting anyone for participating in multiple forums.

On a side note other than they are a competitor I’m not even sure why this thread is still open. 

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55 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Not disagreeing that you have a legit complaint and should get more an explanation for their actions but what does posting this here accomplish?

Most members here would have a range of emotions if someone posted on another forum trashing the mods, the website, other staff or the members of MGS on another forum. So what does airing the gripe with that site accomplish here?

posting my experiences about being suspended (which a few others have done anecdotally) seems relevant in a thread that's been discussing the heavy handedness of the moderators and admins over at WRX.  was i a bit of a di*k?  sure, ill allow that.  but that's what happens when a few attempts to get answers respectfully go ignored.

the mods here are amazing, but more than that they are part of the community and the daily discussion on this board.  the moderators over there never post - they just drop the suspension or ban hammer from up on high, seemingly at their discretion for completely nebulous reasons.  IF our mods were like that, yeah i think you'd see quite a few honest reviews of them popping up on other boards where members here spend some of their time.  luckily that isn't the case.
 

 

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5 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

posting my experiences about being suspended (which a few others have done anecdotally) seems relevant in a thread that's been discussing the heavy handedness of the moderators and admins over at WRX.  was i a bit of a di*k?  sure, ill allow that.  but that's what happens when a few attempts to get answers respectfully go ignored.

the mods here are amazing, but more than that they are part of the community and the daily discussion on this board.  the moderators over there never post - they just drop the suspension or ban hammer from up on high, seemingly at their discretion for completely nebulous reasons.  IF our mods were like that, yeah i think you'd see quite a few honest reviews of them popping up on other boards where members here spend some of their time.  luckily that isn't the case.
 

 

I have been on here since 2010 or so--- I can only recall one person being outright banned on here--- There were a couple of guys I would say could be a little abrasive but mostly folks here ignored them and they faded away. 

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I guess they wouldn't appreciate me over there! Makes me proud to say I am loyal to MGS. Well at least for as long as they will allow me to be a part of the community. You know, I call it as I see it! 

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I though that Golf Review was fun.

No moderation at all so nobody worried about getting blocked.

Everybody just shot from the hip.

That could also be the reason why it was largely abandoned, however.

 

Civility was almost against the rules, or would have been if rules actually existed.

They keep the sight up for some reason, but there are never recent posts on it.

It's almost like some sort of archive.  I completely forgot my password years ago.

Deserters went to WRX and Hackers Paradise and ShotTalk  and the Sand Trap and places like that,

but were usually shoed away for bringing their Golf Review habits with them.

 

Did MGS get any sort of migration from Golf Review' maybe five or six years ago?

I don't see any poster who remotely looks like a Golf Review denizen here now.

 

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I started on 4GEA, then was there and WRX.  While on WRX I went into the putter business.  I started with Sizemore and LUX helping them with personalization and customization of some of their putters.   I was suspended soooo many times when people would ask questions about my putters or post about them and then when I answered I would get suspended often.   Their email was "You are not allowed to comment or peddle your putters on WRX unless you are a sponsor."  I explained that a member had asked a question that only I or my partner would be able to answer about our putters, and that by his reasoning I should never reply in any threads about our company.  He reply was you are correct you cannot start a thread or reply to a thread about your putters on WRX unless you are a sponsor.

We were a small company making custom putters for guys that didn't want to pay the big name prices, I never made a dime from SSB, but they wanted us to fork out 1500 a month to become a sponsor.  Well when you are basically doing something to help the golfing public as a side gig and pricing so that people can afford them, you can't also make a pile of money.  We offered to make a custom putter every month and allow them to do a give away, or even two putters per month.  They wanted no part of anything that didn't line their pockets.

Now this was 2006ish through 2011.  I was also a member here, and no I never started any threads but I never got gobsmacked or suspended for replying to a question.   This was about the time that Ashley Mayo did an article on custom putters for Golf Digest and someone had asked a question about it, yes she interviewed us and we were mentioned.   The fact that MGS had no issue with me answering a question, but WRX and THP both wanted sponsorships for me to even think about responding to a question about our putters is why I still end up here a lot.  

There are some really knowledgeable club fitters on WRX is the main reason I stay and the club building and repair section is where I spend most of my time picking up tidbits from a couple of knowledgeable members.

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On 9/12/2021 at 8:04 PM, BIG STU said:

Glad ( again) you are here. As you brouse you will recognize some folks from the old WRX days on here. Actually I was a member here before I was on WRX---

I got banned on 4GEA in the early 2000's through the MB Golf Talk forum.  There was a thread about Ocean Harbor and Marsh Harbor, well my family has been big in that Ocean Isle area for 30+ years and I know all about the Williamsons.  I posted a few things I knew about what was going on, how OIB island came to be owned by one person, and why Ed bought Sunset, and quite a bit about The Pearl, Angels Trace, both Harbors, OIB Golf Course, the Big Cats and some others.  I got a ban thrown up on me and a few other things.

It was pretty laughable.  Shoot I believe I still own the course record at Ocean Harbor, I set it right before my knee surgery in college, and a few years later it shut down and Davaun park now has homes covering about three of the holes out there since they let their land lease lapse from lack of upkeep.

I vacationed and still do in the OIB area, it's been going on 35 years now.  I lived there for 6 years as well.  I still wish Marsh Harbor would open back up, and I wish Ocean would re route for the few holes lost and open up as well.

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On 9/25/2019 at 8:03 AM, Springbok said:

 

I go allllllll the way back to GolfOpinions.com. It was the second influential golf forum, and the one that spawned BombSquadGolf, and GolfWRX.

You just made my day.   I miss GO terribly.  I co-founded GolfOpinions.com with eight other individuals and we happily ran it for years.    As the site grew and more and more time was required from each of us, we decided to sell it.   GO was a labor of love, not a living for any of the partners.   GO sold at least one more time after our sale which eventually lead it to being a part of GolfWRX.   So, the "redesign" you're referring to was not us (the original owners), but the group that bought GO from us.   I'm still in touch with several of my old GO partners and even made a trip to Pinehurst with Snowdale (if by chance you remember the GO name) back in June.   

Thanks again for making my day!  

 

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On 9/25/2019 at 9:03 AM, Springbok said:

This is not meant to be a bashing thread. It is actually a serious question. It goes to show the influence of redesigning your site.

1) I go allllllll the way back to GolfOpinions.com. It was the second influential golf forum, and the one that spawned BombSquadGolf, and GolfWRX. After GO redesigned it's site... it was never the same, and eventually disappeared into oblivion. I have noticed a substantial decrease in active viewing on WRX since their redesign. I have also noticed a "Old format coming back" sign that just keeps changing months. It was supposed to have returned 6 months ago.

2) But besides the forums... you don't see any mention of the site in publications or news anymore. You see a lot of MGS mentions.

3) They don't do any informative articles. Everything published is literally advertising for new releases.

4) Nobody there seems to "care" anymore. There just seems to be no effort put in. No drive from those that run it.

They really have lost their edge. I am not privy to internet traffic numbers but I would think that MGS has closed the gap on WRX. I am going to compare this to Shiels vs Crossfield, where Crossfield had 200K youtube subscribers and Shiels had 50K. Sheils now has almost 700K and Crossfield hasn't reached 300K. It was for the same reason. Crossfield changed format... and appeared to "give up", while Shiels pushed and expanded.

 

Thoughts?

I just am more addressing your last part. Shiels went up on users because he pursues all the click bait videos and wanted to be a YouTube personality and pursued that. Crossfield still is committed to teaching and still teaches on the regular. Shields stopped because he is doing the YouTube thing. Nothing wrong with that but not the same comparison. 

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Just suspended for 7 days for innocently listing an uncut shaft after years of nothing but good business.  It should've been pretty obvious I wasn't flipping knockoff shafts or anything after hundreds of positive BST transactions (my own personal equipment).  Does anyone know why that rule exists in the first place?

 

Told "GwrxMod" what I thought of his rash suspension and asked for my $10 pinned ad fee back, and was banned moments later.  Not just the BST, but all forums entirely!  Pretty lame I have to submit a PayPal claim to get that back after contributing there for so long.

 

Hoping this community will be a better experience.  Heard good things!

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9 minutes ago, Naodular said:

Just suspended for 7 days for innocently listing an uncut shaft after years of nothing but good business.  It should've been pretty obvious I wasn't flipping knockoff shafts or anything after hundreds of positive BST transactions (my own personal equipment).  Does anyone know why that rule exists in the first place?

 

Told "GwrxMod" what I thought of his rash suspension and asked for my $10 pinned ad fee back, and was banned moments later.  Pretty lame I have to submit a PayPal claim to get that back after contributing there for so long.

 

Hoping this community will be a better experience.  Heard good things!

Hope you enjoy the forum. Do not have much experience with any other golf forums besides this one so I do not have the best intel. All I know is for me anyway this forum is great, look forward to seeing you around.

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On 9/15/2021 at 2:52 PM, Golferplus1 said:

I got banned on 4GEA in the early 2000's through the MB Golf Talk forum.  There was a thread about Ocean Harbor and Marsh Harbor, well my family has been big in that Ocean Isle area for 30+ years and I know all about the Williamsons.  I posted a few things I knew about what was going on, how OIB island came to be owned by one person, and why Ed bought Sunset, and quite a bit about The Pearl, Angels Trace, both Harbors, OIB Golf Course, the Big Cats and some others.  I got a ban thrown up on me and a few other things.

Wow, Angels Trace is a throwback. I played 3 or 4 rounds there during a spring break tournament in college.  That property was phenomenal for the area.  Something about some idiots getting drunk and killing a gator and then the property’s eventual sale. I loved it, sad that it was razed. 

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On 10/12/2021 at 3:19 PM, bens197 said:

Wow, Angels Trace is a throwback. I played 3 or 4 rounds there during a spring break tournament in college.  That property was phenomenal for the area.  Something about some idiots getting drunk and killing a gator and then the property’s eventual sale. I loved it, sad that it was razed. 

Angels Trace was held for Odel Williamson's Grandchildren.   When the property values started going through the roof for land in that area in the early-mid 2000's they decided to sell the entire property to get the money.  They sold it to the gentleman that bought Ocean Ridge from Ed.  He also bought the old Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course, and quite a bit of other land in the area.  He had to let a lot of the other land go, but held on to the old Angel's Trace land and is slowly doing improvements.

I give him a lot of credit, other people declared bankruptcy and ditched homeowners who bought land in their properties, but he has held on and is making good on his stuff in Ocean Ridge(which Angel's Trace became part of)Jaguar's Lair as it will be called.  The first nine holes were sculpted, and the greens prepped for grass when everything was just crap.  I got to ride that nine with the guy who was going to be the superintendent, and it was going to be amazing.  They were taking existing hole corridors of the 36 and making it into 18 great holes and a development.  Unfortunately banks weren't lending anymore and people weren't buying as much property and that nine holes was let to go wild.

Based on that nine holes it probably would have been the most striking golf course on the strand(Pawleys to Leland) not on the ocean/intracoastal/river and not named True Blue or Cape Fear National.  

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