I see a "Quote" in three different posts above from a member called Katnapinn. In the quote they talk about installing a 3.5MM plug to hardwire your bikes audio but I do not see their post anywhere in this thread. When I try to search for post by that user name I get "Sorry no Match" but their names comes up in the search window automatically as I type it. I want to know how to do this to my bike as the Bluetooth sound is horrible at best. Why can't I fine any post about this from Katnapinn?
The long-term member/moderator, Katnapinn, has apparently been banned from this site. As an Administrator of this site, you would think that I would have received a notification of this action, along with a justification for the banishment; I have not, for this user or the others recently banned.
The Overlords do not operate this way. Before the site ownership changed, we had standard operating procedures in place, which detailed the rules/guidelines we as admins and moderators followed to determine if an "infraction" by a member met the standard of banishment; those no longer exist, or, I no longer have access to them.
In any event, based on my digging and investigation of the system functionality changes made by the Overlords, it was simply the act of sending a PM to member(s) with the mention of the new site by name.
They, the Overlords, have setup automatic word replacement of certain key words; as evidenced by the test post I posted above, and the follow up screen shot of the original post.
They, the Overlords, also receive a PM or Notification when any user's post or PM contain any of the "key words".
They, the Overlords, then unilaterally make arbitrary decisions based on the key word violation; resulting in banishment, with no regard to the user’s years of membership/moderation/administration or their contributions to this site.
In my not so humble opinion, the very real fact that the overlords take it upon themselves to arbitrarily edit or delete post and Private Messages of the membership is repugnant. The fact that they feel that this is appropriate behavior, or an appropriate and proportional response to the simple mention of another web site, competitor or not, speaks volumes about their fundamental lack of understand and appreciation of this community of members.
They purchased the site strictly because of the number of active members, the enormous number of posts, and the value these two factors play in monetizing the site. No consideration for the quality of content, the dedication of the membership to the community or the long and deep technical knowledge base present in this site; all of which they are systematically deconstructing.
P.S. I'm amazed they have allowed the thread to continue.