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    Announcement: Roadbikereview has a new owner!

    I am pleased to announce that Mtbr and Roadbikereview have been acquired by Verticalscope Inc. from Invenda Corp. They are a media company expert in enthusiast websites and forum management with many revered brands such as Autoguide and The Truth About Cars.

    Myself, Francis Cebedo and most members of the editorial and content team will continue on and run Mtbr and Roadbikereview. The transition should be fairly seamless as we slowly make improvements as they make sense.

    This move opens up a whole new array of experience and technologies to the sites to allow them to thrive. We will now have access to resources to improve our product and grow our audience in the ever-changing media landscape.

    Our challenging issues such as spam, mobile experience and ease of use will be better tackled now with the help of a parent company with a depth of experience in these areas. And we'll be able to deliver cool features and user experiences once again.

    We look forward to your continued support.

    Francis Cebedo and Roadbikereview.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    I am pleased to announce that Mtbr and Roadbikereview have been acquired by Verticalscope Inc. from Invenda Corp. They are a media company expert in enthusiast websites and forum management with many revered brands such as Autoguide and The Truth About Cars.

    Myself, Francis Cebedo and most members of the editorial and content team will continue on and run Mtbr and Roadbikereview. The transition should be fairly seamless as we slowly make improvements as they make sense.

    This move opens up a whole new array of experience and technologies to the sites to allow them to thrive. We will now have access to resources to improve our product and grow our audience in the ever-changing media landscape.

    Our challenging issues such as spam, mobile experience and ease of use will be better tackled now with the help of a parent company with a depth of experience in these areas. And we'll be able to deliver cool features and user experiences once again.

    We look forward to your continued support.

    Francis Cebedo and Roadbikereview.com
    Thanks for letting us know. I hope this helps regain the level of activity and vibrancy the board once had

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    congratz again Francois. You've made this such a success, esp MTBR. I've been a user on here for 20 years now. thanks
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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Philip, I am a community manager for Verticalscope, I work with a small team that will continue to manage the webmaster duties for RoadBikeReview.com.

    We are here to help primarily with the technical end of things and help make the jobs of the current Mods/Admins easier. I posted a real basic run down to answer common questions below. If you have more questions or concerns please feel free to post them in response.

    What are our intentions?

    We bring reliability, support and the infrastructure needed to ensure that the community will continue to be around for years to come. Itís our goal to work with the mod/admin team to help provide the resources and required work to give this community a broader reach, to attract new members, and to better the overall knowledge shared in the community.

    Will leadership change?

    Continuity is the focus here, YOU as the membership work very hard to keep building this community while your mod/admin team keep the walls and the roof up in this place; we are primarily here to make sure the lights stay on. Every community is unique and should always be respected in that regard. You all have established your own unique rules and regulations and a strong reputation that is carried by all of this. For us itís paramount to maintain this level of integrity and enthusiasm.

    What am I here for?

    Our primary role is to be the technical contact; you all contributed to building the strong foundation the site was built on. Moving forward we will all work together to keep the momentum and the community growing. We will be on the forum checking in daily to make sure regular maintenance is taken care of and keeping things running smoothly from behind the scenes. We will also be setting up a help desk on the site for when you have questions or issues with the site or your account and need assistance.

    Looking forward to working with you all.

    Thanks,

    Philip

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    Just 1 question: Will the new owners allow bitcoin mining scripts to run like the current owners do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Just 1 question: Will the new owners allow bitcoin mining scripts to run like the current owners do?
    I don't personally know enough about crypto-currencies to comment on this.
    -Philip

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    congratz again Francois. You've made this such a success, esp MTBR. I've been a user on here for 20 years now. thanks

    Thank you. Maybe now I can upgrade to discs!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Just 1 question: Will the new owners allow bitcoin mining scripts to run like the current owners do?

    Hey now. Our third-party ad broker got infiltrated and we went on an all-out attack until we found those bugs. Hasn't happened in a long time as far as I know.

    The new parent company has an army of security experts to prevent this from happening and/or detect asap.

    fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Hey now. Our third-party ad broker got infiltrated and we went on an all-out attack until we found those bugs. Hasn't happened in a long time as far as I know.

    The new parent company has an army of security experts to prevent this from happening and/or detect asap.

    fc
    This happened across the internet. Even CNN was attacked by the same problem.
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    Any relation to the non-black francois?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Our challenging issues such as spam, mobile experience and ease of use will be better tackled now with the help of a parent company with a depth of experience in these areas. And we'll be able to deliver cool features and user experiences once again.
    We are evidently being invaded by casino-bots

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