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Belgian1979vette
06-07-2008, 08:37 PM
:amazed::bump: over at CF they were asking why the number of threads were falling... some remarked that a lot went away because of the strict policy and promptly the thread got closed ....well, well

Twin_Turbo
06-07-2008, 09:38 PM
CF and their thread detergent :D strong stuff!

MYBAD79
06-08-2008, 12:56 AM
As soon as you disagree with one of the MOD-protected individuals the thread gets locked or you get banned.... as long as you agree with everything and never critique anything (maybe post a few grouphugs) you're good.... it used to be a great forum, it went down the drain in 2006

redvetracr
06-08-2008, 02:13 AM
As soon as you disagree with one of the MOD-protected individuals the thread gets locked or you get banned.... as long as you agree with everything and never critique anything (maybe post a few grouphugs) you're good.... it used to be a great forum, it went down the drain in 2006


there are a few interesting sayings over there the mods/adms like to use: "It is NOT against the rules to post bad advise or mis-information", "over posting (ie:being a post whore) is NOT against the rules" and finally my favorite!! "check the source and your facts before using any information posted here". I believe the major source of the problem to be that basic Corvette/automotive knowledge is NOT a prerequisite to be a mod at CF....FORTUNATELY for all of us VM is a NO BULLSHIT zone.......
redvetracr

MYBAD79
06-08-2008, 02:21 AM
Doesn't matter, bullshit or not... as long as it keeps the traffic up and the (paying) sponsors happy..... post whatever you want, as much as you want.... doesn't matter if the information is correct or not.... if somebody publicly says your info is wrong we'll just ban that member...... :lol::suicide:

Twin_Turbo
06-08-2008, 10:56 AM
I believe the major source of the problem to be that basic Corvette/automotive knowledge is NOT a prerequisite to be a mod at CF....FORTUNATELY for all of us VM is a NO BULLSHIT zone.......
redvetracr

Can we have an AMEN !!!! That is EXACTLY what the problem is.

All you need to be is a post whore, racking up 100s of thousands of posts by posting smilies, hugs and what not.

I pointed out their own FAQ entry:
Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

They are violating that left and right. All those mods, except for George Daina don't know squat about these cars.

Hell, they should make durango boy a moderator!

big2bird
06-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Hell, they should make durango boy a moderator!

And the difference would be........................?

Bullshark
06-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

Damn, Here on Vettemod, I thought being a mod was punishment. :clobbered:

:banned:
Bullshark

big2bird
06-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

Damn, Here on Vettemod, I thought being a mod was punishment. :clobbered:

:banned:
Bullshark

Only when we are asked to translate Geneotype to English.:yahoo:

MYBAD79
06-08-2008, 11:53 AM
All those mods, except for George Daina don't know squat about these cars.




was about time somebody excluded George, he did a great job in the C3 section.

Twin_Turbo
06-08-2008, 11:56 AM
Well, not exactly...he has butter on his head also.

When all the shiat went down and old time C3ers were counting on him he was awol, supposedly a 3 month computer issue, kinda weird for a computer/network technician.

Belgian1979vette
06-08-2008, 12:00 PM
What's up with this durango guy. Seen him a couple of times post, but that is it.

MYBAD79
06-08-2008, 12:01 PM
He disappeared for a long time during the "transition" ... I heard rumors that he had medical issues but then I read his post about being back after computer issues..... that was a little fishy as I would think he could have accessed the forum from a different computer.

Bullshark
06-08-2008, 01:43 PM
I know, Bill, (aka Irishmac), and he truly a is good guy, at least in person. Yes, he is not a C3 person, but I didn't hold that against him. I think he was a pawn of the higher mfwics. The three things that have soured me on CF are:

1) Their treatment of small time guys that dabble in the business of Corvette parts and repair. The way they treated GTR1999 and others who would go out of their way to help us, whether or not they made a buck was :bullshit:

2) Adding some advertising for supporting vendors is ok as long as they don't get in the way of the primary purpose of "our" forum. They have taken it to far.

3) And finally, I thought they were way out of line, treating such nice, tactful, friendly forum members like TT, turtle, DEP, etc. like they were azzhats...:shocking:..:lol:


Bullshark


P.S.

4) Being able to post pics of saudi's wife ain't bad either.:D

BBShark
06-08-2008, 02:07 PM
I have addition to your list.

In the fall and winter of 2006, CF started a "supporting member" campaign with a sticky on each gen forum that asked for donations to help pay for new servers. This money was needed in order to keep the forum free for everybody and because of the increase in membership.

At the same time the sale of CF was basically done, all content was transferred to IB servers in the winter of 2006, no need for more servers. Where do you think those donations went? I think I know.

If that's the ethics of the people that run it, then you really can't expect much.

turtlevette
06-08-2008, 02:14 PM
3) And finally, I thought they were way out of line, treating such nice, tactful, friendly forum members like TT, turtle, DEP, etc. like they were azzhats...:shocking:..:lol:


I get treated like an asshat here too.

nice, tactful and friendly? Must be another turtle.

redvetracr
06-08-2008, 02:15 PM
I have addition to your list.

In the fall and winter of 2006, CF started a "supporting member" campaign with a sticky on each gen forum that asked for donations to help pay for new servers. This money was needed in order to keep the forum free for everybody and because of the increase in membership.

At the same time the sale of CF was basically done, all content was transferred to IB servers in the winter of 2006, no need for more servers. Where do you think those donations went? I think I know.

If that's the ethics of the people that run it, then you really can't expect much.

CF stimulus checks for everyone?

73 Mike
06-08-2008, 02:40 PM
2) Adding some advertising for supporting vendors is ok as long as they don't get in the way of the primary purpose of "our" forum. They have taken it to far.



I think you've hit the issue right on the head but i think you have it backwards. They became a commercial venture when all the crap went down and at that point, being a commercial venture became their primary purpose. Their policies reflect that. Guys like TT, Norval and Gary do not drive business. Gary, in particular is a commercial "worst case." His methods contradict the way most commercial houses do their rebuilds and if you don't have the werawithall to do it yourself under his direction, you pretty much have to send it to him or Mike for rebuilds. DB probably drove more purchases with his posts on serpentine belts than TT did with all the posts on his car.

Simply put, CFs primary objective came into conflict with the primary objective of many that are now here.

The fact that they are now asking "where did everyone go?" is probably much less an issue of retrospective questioning their previous actions than it is declining sales for supporting vendors.



3) And finally, I thought they were way out of line, treating such nice, tactful, friendly forum members like TT, turtle, DEP, etc. like they were azzhats...:shocking:..:lol:



WIth all due respect to the "tactful" one, I vaguely remember him calling someone a liar. At that point the fact that it was true probably became irrelevant.

I

P.S.

4) Being able to post pics of saudi's wife ain't bad either.:D

That shouldn't be optional. Perhaps another section here? :search:

V-Twin
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
who called who a liar?

73 Mike
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
who called who a liar?

Your brother!

I didn't keep the link. Sorry. As I recall, it was about plagiarism and TT called him on it.

Kid Vette
06-08-2008, 04:37 PM
Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

Damn, Here on Vettemod, I thought being a mod was punishment. :clobbered:

:banned:
Bullshark

Only when we are asked to translate Geneotype to English.:yahoo:

:lol::lol::lol:

V-Twin
06-08-2008, 04:43 PM
That quote came from CF I think

73 Mike
06-08-2008, 05:00 PM
That quote came from CF I think

Quite right.

big2bird
06-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Personnally, I am glad for the whole chain of events. It has directly resulted,(perhaps), in the creation of VetteMod.:drink::drink::drink:

SmokinBBC
06-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Personnally, I am glad for the whole chain of events. It has directly resulted,(perhaps), in the creation of VetteMod.:drink::drink::drink:

:drink::drink::drink::beer::beer::1st::1st::thumbs ::thumbs::D

73 Mike
06-08-2008, 06:58 PM
Personnally, I am glad for the whole chain of events. It has directly resulted,(perhaps), in the creation of VetteMod.:drink::drink::drink:

Quite right too!

mrvette
06-08-2008, 07:26 PM
Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.

Damn, Here on Vettemod, I thought being a mod was punishment. :clobbered:

:banned:
Bullshark

Only when we are asked to translate Geneotype to English.:yahoo:


EY, U wish U2 could speak find type englush like me.....

:beer::beer::evil::shocking:

stinger12
06-08-2008, 07:30 PM
CF is a business now - they don't care what type of info is posted, as long as it keeps the vendors happy.

mrvette
06-08-2008, 07:34 PM
CF is a business now - they don't care what type of info is posted, as long as it keeps the vendors happy.



TOYOTA......


:shocking::evil::tomato:

Belgian1979vette
06-08-2008, 08:53 PM
I think the threads on the forum are of such low quality and that many know that a lot of bs is being told. This is probably the main reason for the drop. The will put themselves out of business.

Twin_Turbo
06-08-2008, 09:40 PM
c5 & 6 is where the bucks are, they could care less about c1,2,3,4

Twin_Turbo
06-08-2008, 09:42 PM
who called who a liar?

Your brother!

I didn't keep the link. Sorry. As I recall, it was about plagiarism and TT called him on it.


Is this about the lifter paper he bought on ebay and then distributed to half the CF C3 section for free, purposefully robbing the author (it was copyrighted!, I have a copy..it clearly states the copyright on the pages) out of money?

mrvette
06-09-2008, 12:58 AM
who called who a liar?

Your brother!

I didn't keep the link. Sorry. As I recall, it was about plagiarism and TT called him on it.


Is this about the lifter paper he bought on ebay and then distributed to half the CF C3 section for free, purposefully robbing the author (it was copyrighted!, I have a copy..it clearly states the copyright on the pages) out of money?

LIFTER paper?? eh?? engineering notes on lifter design??

:huh:

JPhil
06-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Never thought I'd be quoting the Bible in a Corvette post!!!!:devil:


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

From The Holy Bible (King James Version)
Attributed to King Solomon


To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

BRUTAL64
06-09-2008, 07:06 PM
3) And finally, I thought they were way out of line, treating such nice, tactful, friendly forum members like TT, turtle, DEP, etc. like they were azzhats...:shocking:..:lol:


I get treated like an asshat here too.

nice, tactful and friendly? Must be another turtle.

Do you have a picture of a "asshat"?

Cherry
06-09-2008, 07:11 PM
As long as Gene is here ""WE ARE SAFE FROM THE WORLD"", right?

kwplot34
06-09-2008, 10:38 PM
As long as Gene is here ""WE ARE SAFE FROM THE WORLD"", right?

But who is going to save us from Gene :twitch::eek:

mrvette
06-09-2008, 11:41 PM
As long as Gene is here ""WE ARE SAFE FROM THE WORLD"", right?

But who is going to save us from Gene :twitch::eek:


NO ONE....

Phantom .......

SmokeyVette
06-09-2008, 11:46 PM
Never thought I'd be quoting the Bible in a Corvette post!!!!:devil:


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

From The Holy Bible (King James Version)
Attributed to King Solomon


To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

Bible????

That's The Byrds.

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

MYBAD79
06-10-2008, 12:18 AM
Never thought I'd be quoting the Bible in a Corvette post!!!!:devil:



Me neither:


And in the greatness of your excellence you have overthrown those who rose against you.

Exodus 15-7

BRUTAL64
06-10-2008, 06:40 PM
Never thought I'd be quoting the Bible in a Corvette post!!!!:devil:


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

From The Holy Bible (King James Version)
Attributed to King Solomon


To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

Bible????

That's The Byrds.

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

I thought every one knew that.:amused:

kwplot34
06-10-2008, 11:36 PM
As long as Gene is here ""WE ARE SAFE FROM THE WORLD"", right?

But who is going to save us from Gene :twitch::eek:


NO ONE....

Phantom .......

Were doomed i tell you, Doomed :surrender:

:lol:

mrvette
06-11-2008, 01:31 AM
As long as Gene is here ""WE ARE SAFE FROM THE WORLD"", right?

But who is going to save us from Gene :twitch::eek:


NO ONE....

Phantom .......

Were doomed i tell you, Doomed :surrender:

:lol:

Nince talking to you and Jeff (B2B) this evening....Tim and I had some laughs and we trash talked you guys but good....

:toothbrush::clobbered::devil:

kwplot34
06-11-2008, 03:53 AM
Has Tim been talking smack again? thats it he's going down when he gets back in town.:banghead:

It was good talking to you also Gene :drink::phone: