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Old 01-19-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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wow... wtf happened

wtf happened to this place? i used to like coming here and now its dead. oh well, shit happens i guess.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:57 AM   #2
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wtf happened to this place? i used to like coming here and now its dead. oh well, shit happens i guess.

I feel the same way!
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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I thought this place was livening up for a little while there, then Wham, its been totally dead for a month now.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:18 AM   #4
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Too much drama and the owner of the forums was never around.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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Too much drama and the owner of the forums was never around.
Actually, if you only had a clue...


Drama is one of the things that keeps a forum active. Drama only happens when people interact with one another. Of course, to have drama, personal interaction and open dialog, you can't have a forum that's controlled by the self appointed, politically correct thought police.

Certain people who fit that description, and who just happen to be moderators on this forum, will tell you that certain other members are the cause of the death of this forum. Their list will start with my name. In their mind they could never be to blame. But the fact of the matter is that this forum went down the drain after I became essentially inactive. But the fact that I pretty much gave up on the place and left is only a tiny part of the lack of participation.

No, the problem began with the weak minded yet power hungry people who were selected to be moderators. Then the problem expanded when those moderators took it upon themselves to quash the open communication that makes an online forum thrive. And you know who they are, you only have to honest with yourself. The really sad thing is that I predicted this would happen during the selection process, when I was still a mod. And because I was not willing to have my integrity diminished by being connected to them as a moderator, I took the necessary steps to relinquish my moderator status. But that's another topic for another day.

No, unfortunately at this point in time this forum is probably beyond saving. The owner doesn't give a damn about it, the moderators are generally AWOL and when they are here they're generally incompetent. And even the long time members, the guys who kept this place alive for years, have been run off. You, dvd, corbett and glagon included. Which is really a shame because this was and could still be the best car forum on the internet.

Put a fork in it... It's done.


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Old 01-21-2010, 10:35 PM   #6
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But the fact of the matter is that this forum went down the drain after I became essentially inactive.

I believe it was a major part.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #7
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...And even the long time members, the guys who kept this place alive for years, have been run off. You, dvd, corbett and glagon included. Which is really a shame because this was and could still be the best car forum on the internet...
I'm still about....
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #8
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No, the problem began with the weak minded yet power hungry people who were selected to be moderators. Then the problem expanded when those moderators took it upon themselves to quash the open communication that makes an online forum thrive. And you know who they are, you only have to honest with yourself. The really sad thing is that I predicted this would happen during the selection process, when I was still a mod. And because I was not willing to have my integrity diminished by being connected to them as a moderator, I took the necessary steps to relinquish my moderator status. But that's another topic for another day.

So like I was saying, too much drama.....


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But here’s a thought. There are lots, thousands maybe, of “members” who never post. Just about anytime you visit you’ll see several of them logged in. What are they doing? I think they’re using the member benefit known as private messaging for some nefarious purposes. My guess drug dealing, child pornography and terrorist plots among others.

Oh... I've been found.... *inactive*
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