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Old 02-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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It's funny no Mod let y'all know about the open door policy here yet..

I would love to see it only hotrods as well as the next guy,,, But I guess it's Ok if it's asking about car's,,,,
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 PM
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You people kill me.....Last year, we were the biggest bunch of p r i c k s on earth for applying rules and now were are just a bunch of lazy duffusses for not doing it. Make up your friggin minds

Know what......I have just about had it with this place too......the members that is.
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Whoa Poncho. I for one appreciate the job you guys do. I know it isn't easy sometimes when you're dealing with so many people with so many different attitudes and opinions. In a forum with the numbers Hotrodders has, you're always going to get the guys that aren't satisfied with the way things are. They are usually the ones that complain about everything. My thinking is, if they were paying to belong, then they would have the right to object to the way things are run, but as it's free to be on here, they should zip it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:03 PM
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You people kill me.....Last year, we were the biggest bunch of p r i c k s on earth for applying rules and now were are just a bunch of lazy duffusses for not doing it. Make up your friggin minds

Know what......I have just about had it with this place too......the members that is.
I'm not complainning Poncho.. I gave up complainning for New Years..
YOUR doing a fine Job !!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:27 PM
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Honestly? I think the HAMB with their rules is over doing it big time. EVERYTHING has to be traditional hot rods..... God forbid you have an LS(X) in your hot rod (since thats not traditional now is it?). The amount of deleted threads due to a (very) slightly off-topic nature is idiotic.

However there is a big space between THAT, and posting bone stock Harley Davidson's in the classifieds, or asking questions about Japanese pick up trucks. Of ALL the forums I'm on, I come here since Im wanting to help or be helped by the greater *HOT ROD* community. Thats kind of hard to do when you see fairly commonplace questions about Civic's, sportbikes and Lada's.

For the year and a half I've been on here, there is so little moderation on here its crazy. Im serious about posting questions about household plumbing & heating in whatever section I feel like posting it in, since I highly doubt even THAT would be deleted.

Every time Im on here, its to help out fellow hot rodders. I dont log in to help fix a stove or an erratic microwave, or fix a radio issue with a '92 Pathfinder. No..... Im here to help hotrodders build their rods. Why is that such a difficult issue? seriously?

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Jeeze, please go back to not posting. You're riling up the knitting circle

Seriously though, we're a community here. If someone that's here fairly often asks a late model question, it'll likely get answered. We're helping fellow rodders out. I don't know about you, but I don't drive a chopped model A to work and back. I drive a late model pick-up that I happen to be a little fond of. Big deal, no one but you seems to mind.

On the other hand, when someone comes on here that isn't here often and asks a question like that, they're likely to get overlooked from most of the membership and might not receive the best advice. So what if the moderators allow a little bit of homegrown Darwinism do some of the moderation? I'd rather have mods like Poncho or Crosley in the thick of the discussion instead of doling out punishments and bans for things that you yourself could ignore, like you probably do in every day life. No ones here to spoon-feed you the content you want.

Every time a moderator has stepped in, it's only been for the best of the forum. That's the way it should be. I happen to like the format here, and it seems about 124,000 other people might agree.

Why don't you just make your own forum the way you think it should be? It's not like you have any ties to the content or membership here. Who knows? You could be the catalyst to the next big thing.

I can see it now:

"Grumpy Pre-79 Hot Rods: Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!"
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:18 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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Honestly? I think the HAMB with their rules is over doing it big time. EVERYTHING has to be traditional hot rods..... God forbid you have an LS(X) in your hot rod (since thats not traditional now is it?). The amount of deleted threads due to a (very) slightly off-topic nature is idiotic.

However there is a big space between THAT, and posting bone stock Harley Davidson's in the classifieds, or asking questions about Japanese pick up trucks. Of ALL the forums I'm on, I come here since Im wanting to help or be helped by the greater *HOT ROD* community. Thats kind of hard to do when you see fairly commonplace questions about Civic's, sportbikes and Lada's.

For the year and a half I've been on here, there is so little moderation on here its crazy. Im serious about posting questions about household plumbing & heating in whatever section I feel like posting it in, since I highly doubt even THAT would be deleted.

Every time Im on here, its to help out fellow hot rodders. I dont log in to help fix a stove or an erratic microwave, or fix a radio issue with a '92 Pathfinder. No..... Im here to help hotrodders build their rods. Why is that such a difficult issue? seriously?
Since you want to give lessons to people who don't know how to spell, you might just want to go back and add an ' where it is needed.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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All I see here is whining. I fail to see what compels people to click on threads that they're not interested in. I just counted up all the threads on the first page of the basic and engine forums. 2% were not on classic cars. Yes, I understand there's more of it in the modern engines forum. Don't like it, don't go in there.

I've hardly ever seen anybody beg for more rules before. There are over 100,000 members on this forum, and its the most active site in hotrodding. Yes, that does mean we won't personally wipe everybody's butt for them. Most of our rules have to do with being a decent member and keeping advertising off the forum. I fail to see any major problem with content, and I've been on this forum for 10 years, moderating for 7.

And yes, I posted a question about my daily car in the OFF TOPIC section of this forum because its the community of guys that I trust. I know who's who here. There are the best body guys here anywhere, and they've seen it all. I don't want some dork off of a civic forum answering my question who's seen exactly one repair in his life. Lord help me if I didn't see some cranky response from one guy and another stream of whining here about it. Good grief.
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I like it the way it is. I like the variety of topics, even some that do not "apply".
Somebody posted a question about a late model Nissan pickup? So what?! that sounds like a good vehicle to move an engine, or other car parts around around to get work done on them.

Can't post about house wiring? What if I have a question about wiring a compressor, or a welder? The plug on the wall does not know if it is connected to a welder, or a compressor, or a kitchen oven in the garage, being used for power coating.

I have seen forums for Jeeps where they literally argue about the type and color of the bolts that hold the inspection plate on the floor for the master brake cylinder, and if the bolt has a slotted head, the correct orientation of the slot.

We all have different hobbies besides hot rodding. I waterski, a lot. I am on a show ski team, and last year we got to do shows at a Drag boat race on Dexter Lake in Oregon. Ever see a boat cover a quarter mile in less than 8 seconds? Is that not hot rodding in some form?

What if somebody wants to deviate from a '32 Ford Coupe with a small block Chevy engine? What if they want to put a late model OBD2 engine in it, because the turn key starting is really nice.

Paint is paint. It does not matter what it is on. So the the rust repair under the paint. Ever see the show American Restoration on the History channel? They restore all sorts of odd stuff, using same techniques as you do, to do the metal work, and to prime and paint a car. Even hand painting pinstriping, and hand lettering signs. And unlike some car shows on TV, they do not have constant ads for motor oil with purple dye in it.

The moderators do a great job here. I am sure they could be doing other things besides babysitting this forum. Maybe even work on their own Hot Rod.

But change this forum? No. I like it the way it is.
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re the health of the site

I think ther is to many posts re non hotrod isues,i dont mind questions on newer specialty cars,but politics and guns Do not belong.Over the last year i do not visit very often as to many non car posts.Also same questions over and over.Reminds me of the state of tv,nothing but re runs and adds. cliff
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I kinda compare browsing the forum to channel surfing with the television. If you happen to stop on a TV program that you realize has no interest to you, do you ignore it, and continue skipping thru the channels? Or do you watch it anyway, and then complain to the network because that TV program is being aired? Personally, I enjoy the variety of topics that pop up on this forum. Even if they are OT. I like this forum just the way it is. The whole purpose here is information sharing with folks who generally have similar interests. And a few OT threads just adds a bit of variety to the mix.
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Mods & Members i do like all the info & help here but this is a Hot Rod site and i feel to many post are to fix or find info on new stuff. I think 1979 Q&A's should be the cut off point. What do you all think!! To many Q & A's about too much newer stuff is happen lately. Maybe a new tab or link for the new stuff would be best. My 2 cents!!
In the most active forum- Engines- the percentage of late model questions vs. other questions look to me to be in the area of roughly 4%. That's one thread out of a page of 25 threads (that's how my browser displays). Now I don't know what you consider to be "too many", but IMHO most guys will say it would take a higher percentage than that to be considered too much.

The majority of late model questions will be found in the
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As far as a cut-off year for questions, there are quite a few questions on late model vehicles being hotrodded- engine swaps, custom induction/exhaust, transmission problems/mods, drivetrain, etc. Just because the vehicle is new does not mean it's not being hotrodded!

The same thing you consider to be a distraction is entertainment for others. The titles almost always give a clue to the content of a thread so if you read it's about a Nissan p-u and you're not interested in that, pass on it.

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This is the second time I've read something like this in recent weeks. IMO, anyone- mod or member- who feels this way for whatever reason should take a break or do whatever they need to, to get a fresh perspective. Your "job" is a privilege.
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Todays car parts with their issues and problems will be tomorrow's hot rods. It's been this way forever.

This being the case, what's the problem with newer car questions?
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You know what fellows? In the scheme of things, the only thing that really matters is," is there any more ice cream left in the frig?" Don't sweat the small stuff. Live is too darn short.

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