DON'T READ THIS! - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

View Poll Results: READ THE POST FIRST, then vote. Are the Staff of this site doing a good job? Do you feel our actio
Yes 39 73.58%
No 1 1.89%
Most of the time 12 22.64%
No opinion 1 1.89%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2004, 03:50 PM   #21
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

You can argue topics, but in a mature manner. Flaming is an extreme arguement that often ends up with many hostile members. Arguements can occur, as long as its civil.
Sol is offline  
Old 04-01-2004, 03:57 PM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sol
Flaming is an extreme arguement that often ends up with many hostile members.
I disagree. Flaming IMO is baseless attacks against someone personally. Talking about somebodys mother for instance when you dont know them, or attacking someones ethnicity or religous beliefs, things along those lines. Heated arguments can, will, and should happen for the sake of the community. Nobody wants false information disseminated on the forum. It'* when those arguments turn away from the facts at hand and into baseless mudslinging that it becomes a problem.
Rogue is offline  
Old 04-01-2004, 10:44 PM   #23
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

EXACTLY Todd. What people need to understand is that nobody listens to arguments, no matter how well based in fact they are, if the attitude of the 'arguer' is sour. Arguments on these types of topics must be based in fact. If you can't bring facts to the table, then what you're doing is basically raising the BS flag.....which in effect causes the other party to get defensive......and then it goes wild.

Arguing with respect and maturity is the way to be heard and understood.
willwren is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 12:56 AM   #24
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
crzydmnd72 is on a distinguished road
Default

I havent seen anything that you guys are referring to, and its probably irrelavant to bring me up to speed. I have found this to be a fair and very respectful place, our members are first class people and , and, and...its just a great place!
crzydmnd72 is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #25
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Something else we tend to do.

Deal with the issues that try to bring us down behind the scenes so that we maintain the storefront image that the owner has requested.

Since its not encouraged why bother advertising it.

And thats the way it is.
Jim W is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 01:44 AM   #26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Teuobk is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree with the overwhelming majority of the users here: the administrative staff is doing an excellent job. I am no longer very involved with the day-to-day administration of the site, but that doesn't worry me. Why? I implicitly trust the administrators to do the right thing, to do their best, and to maintain the pleasant feel of the forums.

Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the forum would grow to its current size. When the forum was new, I would read every single post. Of course, it was easier back then because there were only a couple of posts per day. Nowadays it is impractical for me to read and manage everything, which makes me glad that we have such a stellar administration team.

Day in and day out, the admins and mods devote countless hours to the maintenance of the forums. They do it not for money -- BC has no income let alone a payroll. They do it not for the glory. No, they do it out of common interest. The do it to teach others. They do it out of a desire to help the Bonneville community.

The Gearheads are awesome too.

For sticking with it in good times and bad, despite all of the petty bickering, flaming, ignorance, name calling, threats, and everything else, the staff deserves my utmost respect and appreciation.


Jeff
Teuobk is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 01:49 AM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well Jeff all i have to say is I am personally very glad you made this site, it has been truly the Book-O-knowlege for me, not a day goes by that i dont appricate BC, especially all the quick responses!
SSEimatt93 is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 01:51 AM   #28
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

The guy has 8 stars and walks around like he owns the place...

Please don't ban me!

The staff would have nothing to do, if they weren't told how to run the place, by a good set of rules
BonneMeMN is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 01:53 AM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jr's3800
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSEimatt93
Well Jeff all i have to say is I am personally very glad you made this site, it has been truly the Book-O-knowlege for me, not a day goes by that i dont appricate BC, especially all the quick responses!
Just wanted to say this is what we are here for....
Well, also its a fun place to hang out!
SSEimatt93 is offline  
Old 04-02-2004, 06:05 AM   #30
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,253
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tamara is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Teuobk
Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the forum would grow to its current size. When the forum was new, I would read every single post. Of course, it was easier back then because there were only a couple of posts per day. Nowadays it is impractical for me to read and manage everything, which makes me glad that we have such a stellar administration team.
Jeff
Hey, I remember those days! Makes you feel kind of old...

I voted that the staff do well the majority of the time. There have been a few times when I really need to question sanity levels and some calls being made (you know exactly what i am talking about bill ). However i've been here pretty much since the site opened, so I've watched it go from zilch to this. Heh, i've been here longer than ALL the mods, and seen just about everything, and just about everybody'* own way of dealing with it.
This site isn't like some *others* - for the most part its a good group that is supportive, but there'* the occassional sell out which throws things off balance. You can't do anything about those people. I find sometimes it'* a 'holier than thou' attitude i'm getting from the mods (not all) because they try so hard to keep things clean but intentions are good.
The only advice I would give is to listen to your members more. (Namely, me! :P lol jk) this post is a good start. BUT...if someone does have an issue do you think they will post it? Not everyone is so outspoken and honest, especially wanting to be careful not to cross that "over the line" line....something to think about.
uh, yea, well, it'* 4:56AM at work and if i can recall what i wrote tomorrow i'll be surprised
Tamara is offline  
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DON'T READ THIS! NO! DON'T CLICK HERE! willwren Lounge 19 09-19-2006 04:29 PM
Don't read this! willwren Lounge 0 10-03-2003 01:30 AM
Don't read this post! willwren Lounge 38 09-11-2003 01:03 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.