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Old 03-03-2012, 06:27 AM
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one of the higher ups from RCU to "Man-Up" and post an explanation about all the site issues.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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Unfortunately, only the new owners know what the problem is. We are in the dark as much as you are.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:16 AM
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Then who are the new owners? How do we express our concerns directly to them? Obviously posting our concerns here is useless.
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A company called Internet Brands (their logo is at the bottom of the page)
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:23 AM
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"higher-ups" ie: the owners.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:31 AM
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ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

A company called Internet Brands (their logo is at the bottom of the page)
that's what I thought,, but they've been the new owners for a long time,, why are we still calling them the new owners??

http://www.trademarkia.com/rc-universe-77143552.html

time for an email campaign I guess

http://www.internetbrands.com/contact-us/


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Old 03-03-2012, 09:34 AM
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We keep referring to them as the "New" owners not to confuse them with the original owner, who worked his butt off to make this site great.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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I just sent a message to their Public Relations department:

You have a major problem with the operating software for the largest radio control website on the planet, RC Universe. Have a look:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10984373/tm.htm

You are losing members in droves. Someone responsible at your company needs to fix this ASAP. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

-Tom Keliher
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Me too!
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I say bring back Marc V. and Mike K., they made this site rock!!

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ORIGINAL: Kmot

You are losing members in droves.
What data do you have to support this statement?

Maybe it is true but I still see the same names in the forums I read.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:14 PM
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Now where are you going to go?  To that pay out the wahzoo auction web site?  Maybe over to RCG?  This is the only game in town and we all know it.  Maybe RCU is having trouble buying a decent server so they'll rationalize the need to start charging for listings in order to support all the data the runs through their lines?  Be ready to start paying listing fees.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Wonder what is going on? Honestly, once in awhile accessing a particular thread requires a second click but other than that no problems at all. I check RCU twice a day, every day.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:20 PM
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I visit and enjoy RCG as well as RCU. However, RCU is the standard by which the others are mesured. Recently I have read more and more favorable comments about RCG and how it has become better than RCU. That should be alarming to the powers that be at RCU. If there are plans at RCU for our "new and improved" future here at RCU, somebody had best be sharing those plans with the members before they are lost. Once our loyalty is given to someone else, it will be difficult for RCU to reclaim it.
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I am one of those who spends much more time on RCG, than here. Used to only occasionally go to RCG, but it has been receiving a strong following as of late.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:32 PM
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I have been frustrated by the non-loading pages and the error messages but that only amounts to maybe 3% of the time I'm using the site and usually on the weekends. It is definitely a pain. I suspect that when a bunch of the nearly 500,000 registered members all try and get on at the same time, the site just gets overloaded.

Just goes to show you the difference between a business that is a labor of love instead of one that's just to make a buck. One gets tended to a bit more carefully.

Too bad we don't see threads that are about how great it was to sell my $5,000.00 airplane to the guy all the way across the country or how I finally got my dream HPI 5SC through this cool web site...



There's my nickel's worth...

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The new owners' aren't spending any money on IT, of course, there is no income from us., or has someone in there who doesn't know what they are doing.
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All I can say is: Put up with it for a few more months. It will either get better, or someone who knows what they are doing will buy it and fix it.
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ORIGINAL: carrellh


ORIGINAL: Kmot

You are losing members in droves.
What data do you have to support this statement?

Maybe it is true but I still see the same names in the forums I read.
Look at the other sites and their daily number of new posts. Theirs have been going up vs RCU which has declined significantly.

This was once the premier go-to site but the flakey performance and often nonfunctional forums have made many go elsewhere. The quality of posts have degraded due to this drain. I no long post anything about my builds as typically I cannot complete these due to systems failures.

RCU is no longer my primary RC home on the web.

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BTW - I had to retry 4 times to get this done
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:46 AM
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Gee, I cliked on the link you provided and went right in???
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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If all of you are really that concerned about the quality of this site. Stop sending your complaint's to the owner's. Send your concern's to the one's who pay for advertisement. If the owner's start getting call's of concern from the one's who sign their paycheck they will take notice.
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Just curious - How do the owners of RCU make money off this site? I would guess they charge a monthly fee for companies to post advertisements. I've never paid them a dime.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:22 AM
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Click on the following to see a list of paying sponsors of this site-http://www.rcuniverse.com/allsponsors.cfm
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Maby Tower will buy it and get rid og all the good stuff and keep all the quick selling sorry stuff,
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