last UPDATED on:Apr 26, 2015 @ 23:17hr UTC
PLUGMIND’S response to the recent slew of CB Radio Chat Bans. Unfortunately his response was short, sweet & vague.
Hello, all information about banning can be found here: http://www.cbradiochat.net/tc/
Best Regards / Pozdrawiamy
Users across the app are reporting,
in what appears to be, an unusual high volume of bansin the last few days. These bannings are not exclusive to one sole channel as users from both EN & US over multiple channels are reporting bans.
- Various randoms are coming up to EN ch1 & reporting numbers as high as 50-100 wiped out. **unverified
- Various randoms are coming up to EN ch1 & reporting entire crew was wiped out.
- Speculations consist of the trend/possible reason for bannings are centered on users involved in abusive racial comments.
- EN CH1’s DING DONG reports 3 devices banned. DING DONGS main comment on the matter was “F***ing SAMBOES man, F***ing SAMBOES”.
- EN CH1’s Pigeon reported banned. 🙁
- Leumm reported secondary device banned
- According to a comment left below, solo OK, silverbell , og b1tch from hell , og bad @ss outlaw 1 reported to be banned.
- PLUGMIND has been contacted for a comment. Nothing yet at the time of writing.
Although its difficult to properly gauge any realized decrease in user volume (related to sporadic weekend volume), at the time of writing EN is at 80 & US is at 70. It could be safe to say overall volume has been decreased when these Language channels usually sit just over 100.
There are also a report that a recorded message is being broadcasted, giving warning to users to follow the terms and conditions of the app. The public consensus regarding this recording can only be assumed that it is via Plugmind as it overrides any voice message being played. The recorded messages is said to be a female computer generated voice, spoken in English.
Is this trend in bans here to stay? It would only be proper to mention that back in the version 1.9.6 & beyond days, bans were occurring frequently. It was almost like it was expected to happen. After some, time these bans seem to completely stop.
In my humble opinion, the developer is really trying hard to “clean up” and refine the app to improve the apps Play store ratings. Unfortunately, when I say clean up and refine, what I mean is the clean up on community. This is a foolish and rash thing to do as the community is fairly resilient & embedded into this app. Not to mention, this EN community actually is the composition of the app. Where do I pull this theory from? Well, as any app developer would desire. Plugmind desires to increase his over all user-base opposed to a select group of die hard internet junkies, that thirst for a raw WWW connection to information & alt humor and the ability to launch some healthy banter.
Another issue we have is the search ranking of CBRC. (PLUGMIND should pay me to handle his search rankings but this is another story. jajaja) Long story short, its clear for a number of reasons that he would desire to “rank” for the search term Voice Chat. If you go to the play store and type in “Voice chat app”, CBRC will not show up on the top. You have to traverse quite far to find it. More people are likely to search “voice chat app” versus “CB Chat…”.
Another point to reinforce my theory is that I am sure a typical scenario for first time downloaders plays out in this manner. They will finally muster up the courage to key up for their first time asking “Is this thing working, is this real”, only to be told to F*** off and literally they F** right off. A few months back I noticed that the name of the app “CB Radio Chat ” on the Google Play store. Was changed to CB Radio Chat For Friends. This is an attempt to reshape the branding and face of the app, although what lies under this layer (inside the app) is a different story. ………………………………..**INCOMPLETE**
MISTER CORES response on the matter can be found in the comment below or HERE.
LINKS OF INTEREST.
CB Radio Chat Journey Into the Queue- Youtube
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