To pay or not to pay, that is the question! The price they are asking is outrageous. $9.95 a month and what do you get?
There is no consistencey and I see a lot of grumbling about how long it takes for posts to get posted. Being located in CA they are propbably out riding on the weekends.
They propbably need people top run the boards tht are non riders, but I don't know if they have the paying membership base to afford that. Certainly if they had a fairly large customer base at $5.95 a month they could afford it.
I think it is remarkable that they do as well as they are doing. I would imagine that most of the members are non-paying ones, and, more sign on everyday. Everyone (paying and non-paying) have the capacity to post freely to the message board and forums. So to make a comparison if you have 10,000 mouths to feed but a paycheck that will only support 1000 I think there doing quite well in their ability to feed the masses. However, for those of us that are paying members it can be quite flustrating.
I do believe that they probably bit off more than they can chew and are overwhelmed. There are so many people posting in both the forums and on the message board now that it must take awhile to sensor all of them (along with all of our e-mails.) Hey did you all know that they do that? Censor our emails? Cracks me up. They will remove the urls and links that we put in our
e-mails that we send, but someone can slip me a shot of them in the buff.... that slides right by them. Hmmmmmm..... bk what's the deal????
Lol...Their reply to me was, It will be better at a later date" ?????? LOL! What in the world does that mean?
I am convinced now that the site is run by amatuers, but i am giving them the benefit of a doubt. Look how fast this forum has grown I'll continue to be patient...for now.
Nodey, You must be a verrrrry patient Lady. I am surprised you held back this long.... lol. Well if enough of us complain then perhaps things will improve. It appears to be hit and miss with bk. Just when I think they are doing so good, dang if the wheels don't fall off. Then three days go by with the same messages. Ho-Hum! Same old story, same old tune.
Wow.... I can hardly believe these forums were so dead a couple of months ago. So many members have jumped in to post and new forums are popping up all of the time. I used to breeze through the forums in about 15 minutes. Now it takes a good hour to go through them. BK is slightly better at updating (until the weekend rolls around.) Anyway the forums are no longer dead.... they have been great and it is awesome to share our views. This is ONE of the good things bk has going for it!
Chesshirecat, I guess that probably means that they are taking longer posting ours because ours require more scruitany? Dang us and our foul mouths anyway..... lol.
Consider it punishment??????
Ok bk, what's the real deal here?
I noticed that they are also lagging on the message board. Took 3 days for the last ones to post. But enough complaints have gone in. Hopefully they are on top of things now?????? The forums have definitely picked up. So many good topics and posts lately. I am getting lost in the maze...... lol. Safe riding all!
BK needs to get on the ball when it comes to these forums. They do not post the messages on a daily basis like they do the message board. :-( I have sent in a suggestion asking them to speed the process. The forums are a great idea, like I said, BK needs to improve the process.