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I am going to re-open the I Voted thread. But I am going to delete the other threads that sprung up around it. Deal?


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Overriding TEG? Is there a power struggle going on? I don't care either way... it is a dead issue.

[From TEG: No "struggle"... If Tony wants to change anything I do, he is free to do that, and I will gladly accept the changes. Sorry Tony (and all) if you felt that topic should have stayed open. ]

[This message has been edited by TEG (edited November 07, 2000).]
 

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if OT topics are such a headache that the heads of this forum (TEG, Tony) don't want to put up with, then maybe someone should open a sister site or forum where owners of this forum can go and shoot the breeze, since this has become such a community, I can see why the members do not want to go to some offbeat bb or newsgroups, we've all become acquainted and "know" each other by the handles and personalities on this board. members of this forum can sign up using the same SN as they have here and then there will be a place for members here to go shoot the wind and bs, and maybe Tony can put a link to it, nothing big, just so we can go back and forth as effortlessly as we do between the owners, general, mods, suspension etc forums...just a suggestion.

GEOFF, if you favor lax moderation and since you are responsible for a chunk of the OT posts, maybe you should try setting up something like this, show TEG, Tony and some members that you are good for more than I had muffins for breakfast posts?

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there IS an owner's forum, but nobody uses it. why?

COMMUNITY

[From TEG: Owners do use the owners forum. In a short while there are more postings in the IS300 owners forum than have ever showed up in the IS200 owners forum.]


[This message has been edited by TEG (edited November 07, 2000).]
 

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Look, I don't want this kind of thing to happen. Let me again state a few things:

I delete sh*t because it's sh*t. Not because geoff posted it. Not because AgentSmith posted it. Not because anyone in particular posted it. I delete when it's sh*t, because it's sh*t.

I have said before that there is nothing inherently wrong with off-topic posting. There's just a fine line between a worthwhile O/T discussion and some of the rant and raving bull**** that goes on here.

You know what, come to think of it. I think I will make an O/T forum. Check out Miataforum, they use a set of very specific forums, but also have a Banter forum...


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[From TEG: And you could make Geoff, Brad & Doug moderators of the "Banter" forum and see how that goes...]


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you look,

this forum has VERY little OT content, thanks in large part to your deleting threads that you find to be sh1t. if you've ever moderated a UBB before, you know that the creation of another individual forum leads to segregation, as most posters prefer a one-stop shop. i have no problem with you removing some of my more inane posts -- i admit it -- but just LOCK them and be done with it. your definition of sh1t is a bit more extreme than, say, ANYone else in here.
 

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whoa there...never said you deleted posts just because it was made by a certain member...i agree theres a lot of bullsh*t around and they are deleted, which is good, but sometimes I get the impression that OT topics aren't too welcomed, I really like this forum and the members, I have been here for a pretty long time and have seen good as well as bad posts, good as well as bad posters, I will not tell you how to run it because you have been doing a damn good job because I'm here every day, I just made that suggestion because it would might help, you know, like going to a coffee shop after the movies, or a big restaurant parking lot where everyone goes after the races are closed down...just a suggestion, not meant to question the way you run your site, not meant as an attack on anyone, if you have read my posts, i think i have like 2 posts that are just attacks or mean, but i kno i have a few retarded questions, offtopic and stupid posts in there too, they cant all be gems.
 

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I kinda agree
OTs are probably good for the COMMUNITY of this forum to a certain point. Holy Sh*t did I just quote geoff???

Anyways delete the trolling and sh*t and we should be cool.
 

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Originally posted by geoff:
there IS an owner's forum, but nobody uses it. why?
COMMUNITY
Not true. Simply not-as-many people use it. Those that do enjoy it.

Don, I wasn't addressing you specifically. I was addressing Geoff, because he feels he is being personally attacked everytime I delete a thread.

Geoff, I don't want seventeen different forums. I don't want to check or mod them all. If you admit that a post is inane, than why do you think I should waste my server space and bandwidth to leave it there? Do you get some thrill out of having your words published in a public forum? If it's garbage I'm going to delete it because I don't want it there. Clutter, garbage, crap, those are the things I don't want. Call me obsessive-compulsive, I don't care. But I don't censor individuals, I delete crap. There was some thread earlier today that got into to some serious name calling and personal attacks and various racial nonsense. There is no way I'm going to leave that there. What purpose of posterity could it ever possibly possess (ooh, illiteration) except to those who felt they'd been censored?



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I'm sad I got lumped in with that CL S Type driving bastard Geoff...you guys think I post $hit...well then I am going to pick up my toys and go to the Porno Chat rooms...
 

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What I can't seem to understand is why some people are bending over backwards to kiss these NON-IS300 OWNERS *(^%*
Are they dictating what goes on here now?

Tony if they don't like how you're running the Forum let them HIT THE DOOR!!!!

Gezzzzzz.......


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Originally posted by Agent Smith:
I'm sad I got lumped in with that CL S Type driving bastard Geoff...you guys think I post $hit...well then I am going to pick up my toys and go to the Porno Chat rooms...
I didn't say you posted sh*t specifically, AS. But I may have mistakenly described you as someone who takes major offense when one of your posts is deleted. If I misrepresented you I'm sorry. I'm just tired of the people who feel they are being oppressed...




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I think that some people take a sort of "ownership" in this forum (owners and non-owners alike).

That is wrong to do. I can't understand why people have no respect for Tony or TEG. We are here because Tony has created this and allowed us to be here. Let me say that again. . . He CREATED this and ALLOWS us to 'play' here.

Would you enter a church and complain to the preacher that his rules are too strict? Would you voluntarily join the military and then complain to the officers that you don't like the rules?

Why can't people have respect for each other? Some OT topics go along fine until a couple of bozo's (non-owners AND owners) start the childish name-calling thing. Then it's locked. Are we not mature enough to stay above this?

Then you have the OT topics that are just rediculous . . . almost like a stab at Tony or TEG to lock it.

We are here because they allow it. Simple. It's thier time and efforts that allow us to rant and rave about our cars.

If you don't like the rules, don't play the game. Don't cry because they won't let you break the rules.

Have some F****** respect.
 

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Excuse me fellas, can I make a suggestion here? OK...I know that Tony don't want 17 different forums but is adding just 1 more (OT Discussion)too much of a burden? I mean c'mon, I've seen other forum where just the General Discussion alone is branched out to five or six different forums. Just look at how many OT topics have been posted here. If OT Discussion is created, it might even surpass the Owner's forum. Sorry if this was mentioned before, I didn't have time to read all the posts on this thread.
 

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You are right on track AlmostThere! People sure get pissy when their post get deleted. What a laugh this farce has been! Maybe this will cause some of the more unstable dunderheads to go away. Kwitchabitchinalready(KBA)...

P.S. Smith - let me know which porn room you go to - I just might have to join you.
 

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Originally posted by isdisisdat:
Excuse me fellas, can I make a suggestion here? OK...I know that Tony don't want 17 different forums but is adding just 1 more (OT Discussion)too much of a burden? I mean c'mon, I've seen other forum where just the General Discussion alone is branched out to five or six different forums. Just look at how many OT topics have been posted here. If OT Discussion is created, it might even surpass the Owner's forum. Sorry if this was mentioned before, I didn't have time to read all the posts on this thread.
Honda-Acura.net's OT forum got SO HUGE it had to break off into another site. It might just be the kind of irreverant banter you guys are looking for. Everyone is welcome, even Camaro drivers!


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Originally posted by isdisisdat:
Excuse me fellas, can I make a suggestion here? OK...I know that Tony don't want 17 different forums but is adding just 1 more (OT Discussion)too much of a burden? I mean c'mon, I've seen other forum where just the General Discussion alone is branched out to five or six different forums. Just look at how many OT topics have been posted here. If OT Discussion is created, it might even surpass the Owner's forum. Sorry if this was mentioned before, I didn't have time to read all the posts on this thread.
OOPS! I didn't mean to sound like mods aren't doing a great job here cuz they are. I just really think that the problem can be solved by adding an OT Discussion. That's all.
 
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