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Old 01-22-2004, 03:04 PM   #51
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It has come to my attention that the members who are most integral to BC'* 'high level of functioning'...i.e., those who've been around a while and know their B-ville stuff...are NOT the ones in support of Kill Stories. BC is a one-of-a-kind site...whereas other 'kill forums' are a dime a dozen. The stakes are high here, people...do we really want to have this blemish on BC? Even if it is a small and manageable blemish, it is still a blemish nonetheless.

I'm ready to vote on the issue. I've already made up my mind.

Although I am in support of a general 'campfire stories' area, having to do with cars, posts that describe street racing and how great and cool and fun it is shouldn't be allowed on BC, period. Not only is in encouraging a problem, but it doesn't present the other side of street racing; the fact that it is dangerous to you and others, the fact that it'* illegal, it damages your car, and you could destroy yours or someone else'* property.
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:52 PM   #52
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It has come to my attention that the members who are most integral to BC'* 'high level of functioning'...i.e., those who've been around a while and know their B-ville stuff...are NOT the ones in support of Kill Stories. BC is a one-of-a-kind site...whereas other 'kill forums' are a dime a dozen. The stakes are high here, people...do we really want to have this blemish on BC? Even if it is a small and manageable blemish, it is still a blemish nonetheless.

I'm ready to vote on the issue. I've already made up my mind.

Although I am in support of a general 'campfire stories' area, having to do with cars, posts that describe street racing and how great and cool and fun it is shouldn't be allowed on BC, period. Not only is in encouraging a problem, but it doesn't present the other side of street racing; the fact that it is dangerous to you and others, the fact that it'* illegal, it damages your car, and you could destroy yours or someone else'* property.
Very well said. This club has a huge reputation for being a great source of information with friendly people. We don't wanna ruin it.
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I'm willing to give "On the Road" a test run...

We have to try something...if it works it works, if it doesn't then we lose a forum, but it will take co-operation amongst the members to ensure the revised forum doesn't degrade again.
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i think we should all hold hands and sing kumbiya.
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Old 01-28-2004, 03:19 PM   #55
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Well, On the Road is up, so I guess we can.
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sorta its locked, and the first post.....says no street racing posts, yet the first post by the same person that said no street racing posts, has a little street racing in it
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Really?

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I made a recent trip to CA (last week) due to a death in the family. On the way South, I usually like to hook up with another car. 4 eyes are better than one, and it'* good to have bait sometimes, too.

I overtook a Caddy CTS just south of Eugene (about 40 minutes into the trip). I noticed him checking my interior for Radar, and noticed he had it too. We nodded, and linked up for the trip to, and over, the Siskiyou summit. That'* an impressive car.

Sadly, I developed an intermittent miss on one cylinder, and didn't want to stop to diagnose. I wanted to get there at a reasonable hour, and didn't even leave here 'til 3:30pm. The CTS stuck with me until I stopped for gas in Redding, CA. He pulled in too.

He was quite impressed, and quickly asked what the hell was up. Seems he used to own a 92 SE, and it 'didn't have that kind of pull'. I showed him the difference, then explained that I was running on probably 5.5 cylinders the whole trip. He was most impressed.

There'* nothing like good boost for hill-climbing, especially at those altitudes. That CTS would have cleaned my clock on the flats, but not in the passes, even with an intermittent miss.

I diagnosed my miss the next morning as a #3 wire shorting out on my dipstick tube. Good Taylor wire gone south. You don't want to see the redneck fix that got me back home
Please, look, here if you want to discuss event behind the wheel go ahead, consider it evolution of the Kill Stories

The above is a Road Story

This is a Kill Story : Oh I whipped a CTS'* ***, which is what KS'* had degraded to, unfortunately

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so.......does that mean its like a kill story, with more emphasis on "story" and little on kill (or killed)? and more proper?
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I read the post in question and that was definetly "on the road" and I for one did not see one once of street racing. He just did what any SMART driver would do and stay with another car so you can both look out for cops and also as bait. I do the same thing as much as possible. Actually I think I feel a post coming on for that section.
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sorta its locked, and the first post.....says no street racing posts, yet the first post by the same person that said no street racing posts, has a little street racing in it
I was not street racing, nor did I say I 'raced' at all. We were cruising together. I didn't 'kill' anyone. This is an example of the type of posting that will be tolerated. That was my whole reason for posting it (besides the fact that it actually happened). Note that I didn't post the Trans Am I killed on my LAST trip over that pass. That was plain racing over the summit.

This story placed emphasis on 'partnering' with another car for mutual safety. Driving in this manner also has the added benefit of keeping you alert, and not dozing off on long trips.
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