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Old 09-27-2004, 12:14 PM
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ya doin' a fine job jon!


how bout no topic is open for 3 days a week, and word association thread for the other 3 days. that leaves one day when both are closed






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Old 09-27-2004, 12:16 PM
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paperairplane -- yes, you're right, a single "no topic" thread doesn't threaten the very fabric of space and time. But too many threads like that dilute our goal, and bring us down a notch.

Beenaway2long -- I see what you're saying about the Dump. When we first had the Dump, it was an open discussion forum, just like the Lounge, but with lower standards. Then, we decided to make it read-only (no new posting). Then, we made it so that only members with 10+ posts could see the Dump (no attracting new members based on our "Dump" content). We knew all along that as we sanctioned the Dump, the Lounge would decline in quality. Now we are at a crossroads. I believe the solution is not in loosening the Dump (a step backward), but in tightening the Lounge -- a step forward.


Thanks Nightfire. How about no junkers for one week, then some occasional "no topic" type threads now and then for fun?
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:19 PM
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Jon...I have a question. This is COMPLETELY out of the blue and will be in NO way used against you at any time....(jeebus, this feels like a interogation)

How old are you?

Remember....This will in NO way come back to haunt you later.
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:26 PM
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27, born 02/27/1977. My age should be visible under my avatar though, can you not see it?
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:29 PM
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*hits forhead* omg.....I AM TIRED!.....I am such an idiot today...

I wonder sometimes if I was supposed to be blonde....
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:58 PM
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Is it just me?

I agree with the lounge impovement. As far as topics go... However is it just me or does this color scheme hurt your eyes? I dont like it very much at all.
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:59 PM
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That was random...but....you can change the color scheme. It's in your profile under preferences.
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*hits forhead* omg.....I AM TIRED!.....I am such an idiot today...

I wonder sometimes if I was supposed to be blonde....
i sometimes wonder that myself...........................



aww i'm just kidding honey, lol

whats your name again?
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:06 PM
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You cannot POSSIBLY be serious.
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That was random...but....you can change the color scheme. It's in your profile under preferences.
Der... I knew that. Thanks.

Just was confusing because everything else was at default except the lounge.
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:00 PM
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BB72,

I can't find a "Preferences" to change the colors. What am I missing?
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:05 PM
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my profile ---> Options ---> Style select ---> Choose one --->Submit modifications ---> New style.
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:42 PM
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I know as a young guy on here that a lot of times my posts are looked at as flaring up in defiance of authority. Sometimes they are and sometimes they are not. Please do not take this as ranting or angry in any way.

My thing is this: In real life I have a select group of people that I like to be around, they mostly being car and truck people themselves. When Im around them I dont always talk about rodding stuff, we talk about all aspects of life. We talk about what we did last weekend and even "how many times we picked our noses in the last while" (j/k). The same goes for here. I like to talk to fellow hot rodders about all things. When I view this site I have to scroll down to get to the lounge. I pass the tech forums before I get to the lounge. When I feel like talking tech or have a question I will go to the appropriate tech forum and when I want to talk simple life with some friends I have made over the internet I go to the lounge. Granted I agree with most of you about not liking to see all the drama on here, It is funny to me but it can get old. I do however like to casually talk with these folks about mine and their lives as I would with my friends in real life. I am a big poster in "No Topic" I will admit because it is like a common forum for most of the lounge crew to "shoot the breeze". This site is usually a big relaxation to my very stressful days. I understand an owner's point of view because this site reflects on you Jon as a person. It's just nice to have a fairly loose place to go and "lounge" around.
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:44 PM
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You cannot POSSIBLY be serious.
Lind...........ahhhh..........Linda? lol

i'm just kidding "Lindsey".... love you
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:54 PM
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I pretty much agree with you chevelle_502. A place to hang out and relax is a part of a healthy, complete online community. It's mostly an issue of balance for me, and that perfect balance is so hard to find.

Those "no topic" threads are fine, and so is posting in them. We just can't let them be our meat-and-potatoes. If we could convince our younger members to start interesting, helpful, and meaningful threads, we could let the "no topic" stuff slide a bit, and nobody would mind.

Members can easily click on our custom-made "Hot Rod News" link at the bottom of this page, and find some good fodder for discussion. Or grab some stuff from a decent automotive history page -- I know there's a ton of Ford stuff online, and I'm sure there's plenty of interesting auto history in other online sources. Then, when younger members got attacked for only posting "fluff", they could say: "Hey! I also posted that cool topic about automotive history, and that article about new developments in the hotrodding world, etc.".
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