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  1. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

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    What happened to the thread in GFD about people touching cars?? Seems like several threads have dissapeared, or am I missing something?
     
  2. Forza1

    Forza1 Formula Junior

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    Haha, I was just reading it, then clicked on page 2, and "Cannot be found". It's seemingly a conspiracy.



    -DC
     
  3. snj5

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    In the past, if a moderator thought a thread was offensive, had no redeeming value or just adolescently stupid (not uncommon), it was locked down or deleted.
     
  4. tifosi69

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    I agree, where's Oliver Stone when you need him?
     
  5. Dave

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    I imagine it went bye bye because of either...

    A: I wrote the word ass in my response, Or
    B: The moderator was tired of this Trolls posts.
     
  6. ryalex

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    The worst is spending 10-15mins writing a response to something in a thread that gets deleted. Like that one. I've had this happen in other forums.

    Doesn't seem right when you have a) no flaming and b) plenty of people sharing informative/condoling stories about their cars and experiences. Maybe lock the thread, but deleting it was kind of silly - unless it got taken over by someone.

    So threads about Janet Jackson's 'choco-taco' are ok, but not people telling stories about people standing their children on Ferraris, or throwing wrappers into the car?
     
  7. jimpo1

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    And one of the moderators had posted in the thread! What did I miss? Is the religious right taking over our board? :D
     
  8. El Wayne

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    That thread and several others were started by a banned user who was using an alias (G.G.). I took out all of the threads that he started under that alias. A bit harsh, to be sure, but I'm personally sick of this guy reappearing over and over.
     
  9. jimpo1

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    In that case, BRAVO Wayne!
     
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  11. El Wayne

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    Ryan, my apologies but I felt it had to be done.
     
  12. El Wayne

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    Now, now, Jim, let's not give him more attention than he deserves.
     
  13. chaa

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    I had asked this question in another thread on the main forum.
     
  14. GrigioGuy

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    I preferred Rob's old policy of locking the threads and moving them. Kinda hard to trust the archives when threads go away. Just my freeloading $.02
     
  15. Tyler

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    Agreed!

    Wayne, LOL, I began to suspect G.G. when I read a couple of the other threads he started. I'm a little bummed though, as there was good dialog going in the "touching cars" thread.

    Would also be a nice feature to have email notice of "why" when a thread is deleted by a moderator, or maybe just lock it down, eliminate the posts but leave the thread title and a reason why the info is no longer there.
     
  16. benedict

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    Reminds me of a joke I just heard. Cop walks up to a guy humping a sheep.
    "Sir, he says, I sincerely hope you are shearing that sheep". Guy says, I'm not shearing anything!

    Another one- true story for the best comeback line EVER-, One night a cop walks up to a guy in a field apparently screwing a pumpkin, he says, "Sir are you screwing a pumpkin? Guy, without missing a beat says, "Oh my God is it past midnight already?" (True story!)
     
  17. tifosi69

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    Yeah but he'll just start another..and another..and another so what's the point?
     
  18. BWS550

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    WAYNE

    U DA MAN!!!!!!!

    HEY JIMBO............
     
  19. El Wayne

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    Then I'll take him out again and again until he loses interest.
     
  20. El Wayne

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    Actually, we can leave a reason why a thread was deleted. I'll will be sure to do so in the future.
     
  21. Tyler

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    Thanks Wayne. :)
     
  22. ryalex

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    No worries. Yikes, now I feel sheepish for having been baited to post on a troll thread.
     

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