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38ac

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Re: My God! Can't old posts go away!
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2018, 08:10:22 PM »
Hi 38ac, I`m in danger of sounding crass here but isn`t one of the purposes of any forum to allow free speech and thought?

Bob

I agree, lets drop the subject and move on. A little less talk about stupid posts and a bit more talk about home generation systems, diesel or otherwise.

Bob

I usually dont indulge in such off topic banter but since you have called me out by name for reasons I do not understand maybe you would like to summarize taking both sides of an issue that YOU brought up? Are you for censoring posts or not? or just others posts and not yours?

I simply replied to the O.Ps original  post.
 Why cant things he posted disappear?  answer is they can.

And one of his replies.
Maybe he should not post when inebriated ?  Answer- read it and think before posting.

All others post what ever you want and be proud of it. (like you need my permission eh?) , I dont have a say in it, dont own the site, dont moderate it and usually dont even read when posts go the way this one has,, and this is the reason why. I'm outa here :D


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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
Okaaaaaayyyy, this has turned into quite the wierdest thread I've ever seen here! And that takes some doing....

Stevem: As far as I can see, you've made a grand total of 4 posts, one of which is at the head of this thread, one which appeared to be a genuine question, and now two more on this thread...

Presumably, you have an old user ID of which I am not aware (I'm a bit thick, I generally can't work out who used to have what old user ID, especially when I have nothing to go on), feel free to let me know (either via PM or in public, as you prefer).

i also have no desire to delete any posts, even the weird ones, because it takes many a mickle to make a muckle - or people to make an online community, and the more that post the better. Except spammers of course, but they're just scum. One got through the net last week but I managed to squash him pretty damn quick.

But anyway, I digress. To what old posts are you referring? I may be quite happy to delete any old posts that you feel are now worthless - but only if I agree, I'm afraid. Absolute power, and all that jazz...
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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2018, 09:44:35 PM »
OK Girls!

I was the first to stick the dagger into Stevem, looks like there there have only been two cockups.

The first was Stevem posting in a distraught state, the second was me, and the rest of the folks that posted on the thread jumping down his neck.

Whilst I'd still jump the same way, given similar provocation, it don't stop me being an unfeeling and thoughtless twat.

Given that Stevem admits to having written the email whilst under the influence and the rest of us leaped  to the defense of the forum it's no wonder the second occurred.

After an hour of vintage Fleetwood Mac ( courtesy of YouTube), a decent barbecue of leftovers and more than my share of 2 bottles of red wine, I feel it's time to let it go, this is a nice place, with nice people, we all fuck up once in while, I'm not into censorship so if Stevem can forgive me for casting the first stone we can all get back to the everyday problems and worries of the diesel addicted....

Night all

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Re: My God! Can't old posts go away!
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2018, 11:11:22 PM »
Has anyone been into a garage or repair workshop? Some choice language used there but I'm on a VAG forum that auto deletes "bad" language in case children see it. In my experience children and most women find forums dull boring and slightly sad and the users even more so, I know my missus does!

As reluctant as I am to chime in here....

On the topic of bad language which I have little regard for in curbing myself when appropriate both on and off line, Forget about workshops, have you ever been to a School yard?

Makes me laugh my arse off when people go on about children seeing bad language online.  I swear like a trooper but most kids in Primary and certainly High school could leave me for dead. The idea they are never exposed to bad language and it would corrupt them to see it on line makes me question peoples ability to be parents in the first place if they are that stupidly ignorant.

In my repeated observations, the kids in the " good/wealthy" areas are WORSE  than those in the not so privileged ones..... not that any of them are the saints the PC washed idiot parents seem to think.
It's just life these days and like so many other things, If you are going to let your kids out into the world they ARE going to be exposed to bad lanuage wether you like it or not.
If that's all they ever got exposed to, they would be living in an ideal world because thee are much worse things out there than that.

A friend of Mines Daughter whom I have known since before school, Started University this year and has had a very hard time of it. She is a very quiet, reserved, HIGHLY intelligent girl that is also an incredibly Drop dead gorgeous stunner..... with a heart of pure Gold.
She has had a lot of problems fitting in because she is not interested in and politely declines the endless offer's of group sex, drug taking, excessive drinking and other such things and has been largely ostracized from social groups because of it.

When a Good kid gets flack for wanting to have some decency and morals and not lower herself to god knows what, it's sad, bloody sad.
She is not a prude or stuck up, she will sit with me and talk and swear quite well.  She just has been brought up and instilled with decency and respect for others as well as herself. She went to uni to learn, not to have orgys and get off her face every weekend.  Amazingly, seems to be a big attraction to others. If that's what they want to do Fine, just let others who don't be in peace. You never know what friends they have whom aren't wired right and don't give a Fk that would pound you into the ground for giving people they look at like their own kids a hard time for no reason.



As far as moderation here goes, Don't get me angry with that!
This is the most lenient, hands off, fair and well moderated site I have ever seen! This is no moderation because it's not needed and when it is, it's well warranted.
Any complaint of that I would back as cause for a shunt out the door because It does not get any better nor could get any better than here. Even on the sister site there is a power tripping ego maniac that uses his influence to push his own agendas and acts like an arsehole moderating for the sake of making themselves look important which is why I won't have anything to do with the place now he's decided to infect it again.

Never had an issue here at all and anyone that thinks there is a problem needs to appreciate just how good we have it here.
If anyone has any complaints about moderation here I strongly suggest they have a good hard look in the mirror before having a whinge about it because the problem is 99% likley to be REAL close to home.

This place is the best therapy I have. Can come here, talk about anything and it's the one escape I have from my miserable existence.
Every day I appreciate what I learn, the people I can talk to and am grateful for this site. That might sound like a lot of soft Crock but I think those that know my disposition would realise I don't suck up to anyone.... even when I should. :0)
I just believe in stepping back, realising and appreciating the good things you do come across in life instead of taking them for granted.

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Re: My God! Can't old posts go away!
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2018, 11:20:51 PM »
Hi 38ac, sorry for dragging you into what has turned out to be a totally pointless thread. I`d much rather you devoted your valuable time and expertise to showing us lesser mortals how stuff works.

My position on this subject is that members should be able to post whatever they like. I am not in favour of censorship. Any member taking offence at a post has the right to either reply or ignore it. AdeV does a fine job as moderator and I`m sure he would step in to prevent anyone from posting anything illegal, pornographic or extremist.

Now can we please all get back to the good stuff. ::)

Bob

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« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2018, 11:26:39 PM »
Remember the mad promises you made as a young man usually made to a young woman in the back of a Hillman Avenger or a Mk3 Cortina? Luckily none of those things were written down
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2018, 11:52:37 PM »
Hey Johndoh, sadly I do remember those times, can`t remember what I did yesterday or where I left my glasses but forty years ago is clear as a bell. One that stands out was a night spent with a young lady in the back of an MGB GT (very cramped).
Woke up the following morning to find that the local traders had put up the market around us.

Happy days  :laugh:

Bob

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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2018, 12:51:51 AM »
Hey Johndoh, sadly I do remember those times, can`t remember what I did yesterday or where I left my glasses but forty years ago is clear as a bell. One that stands out was a night spent with a young lady in the back of an MGB GT (very cramped).
Woke up the following morning to find that the local traders had put up the market around us.

Happy days  :laugh:

Bob

Happy days indeed! The Mk3 Cortina was a 2000E tan vinyl over BRG full leather interior. I remember  more about the car than the young lady (in all honesty you really didn't want a lady)!
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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2018, 02:25:36 AM »

Isn't it wonderful the way topics morph . . .

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 09:14:26 AM »
Sadly nowadays, it takes us all night to do what we used to do all night. I`ll stick to diesel engines they don`t nag, get pregnant or F off with the next door neighbour.

I remember the cars well, had a mate with a 2.8 injected Capri, went like hell in a straight line, just no good when it came to a corner. Also knew a guy with a Jensen Interceptor. He picked it up cheap cos it had a blown motor. He managed to shoehorn a 7.7 litre Chevy engine into it. It did about 8MPG and I think he was quite relieved when he wrote it off.

Bob

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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2018, 10:05:45 AM »
That Jensen would be sweet to have today. Those old Fords handled like a wardrobe on corners but they looked great if you washed and waxed them and they did need much more maintenance than a modern car. You needed a set of wind deflectors, "GL" rims with chrome bands and an ashtray on a sucker on the drivers window. If you were really trying to impress you had a Sharp radio cassette the one with APSS that would fast forward to the end of a song you didn't like. At least 4 magic trees were obligatory and a small selection of parts and tools in the boot. I always liked that BRG paint not many modern cars have it
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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
Hi Johndoh, Had a lot of fun with cars when I was in the RAF. They had a motor club with all the tools you could imagine. Ran all sorts of vehicles including a jaguar XJS. We regularly got to play with very sophisticated military stuff, most of it still covered by the official sectrets act. Research and development for the military is probably the best job in the world, there is a slight chance of getting killed, but any fool can do that crossing the road.

One of my best memories was dropping a brand new Scorpion armoured vehicle out of the back of a Hercules aircraft at 1,200 feet. Parachutes failed to deploy, we got to watch several million pounds worth of hardware make a hell of hole in Salisbury plain. The ground recovery crew didn`t bother digging it up, they just filled in the hole.

I guess it`s no wonder taxes are so high when you realise that some idiot put a moron like me in charge of expensive stuff like that.

Bob

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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2018, 05:50:22 PM »
... prevent anyone from posting anything ... pornographic ...

Hmm, well, prevent sounds a bit extreme. Maybe delete after the fact.... y'know. After a backup is taken for "research" purposes, obviously  :laugh:
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2018, 11:01:22 PM »
That sort of research can cause blindness, only risk one eye.

Bob

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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2018, 11:26:46 PM »
Hi Johndoh, Had a lot of fun with cars when I was in the RAF. They had a motor club with all the tools you could imagine. Ran all sorts of vehicles including a jaguar XJS. We regularly got to play with very sophisticated military stuff, most of it still covered by the official sectrets act. Research and development for the military is probably the best job in the world, there is a slight chance of getting killed, but any fool can do that crossing the road.

One of my best memories was dropping a brand new Scorpion armoured vehicle out of the back of a Hercules aircraft at 1,200 feet. Parachutes failed to deploy, we got to watch several million pounds worth of hardware make a hell of hole in Salisbury plain. The ground recovery crew didn`t bother digging it up, they just filled in the hole.

I guess it`s no wonder taxes are so high when you realise that some idiot put a moron like me in charge of expensive stuff like that.

Bob

Thats very cool Bob. I applied to join the RAF at 16 they turned me down because I have poor eyesight they said, but I think me saying I wanted to bomb people was the real reason!
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