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Xpajun
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Who Are These People... Reply with quote

Just been in the classifieds - people advertising that have never contributed to the forum, at least one that last made 2 posts 8 years ago Shocked and at least one blatant spam scam.

If it were me I'd close it and have a classified board on the forum readable by all but postable only by those with xx number of post on the forum...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most have a 50 post minimum
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got chucked out of a lowrider forum for putting my merc up for sale/swap without posting enough! their loss I thought; new member gone, and car sold on ebay rather than to someone in their 'club'.

I do get that we don't want people abusing the forum, but have to bring up the controversial argument;

have the free classifieds brought anyone here who's stayed?
does anyone value the classifieds as a source of parts regardless of who's selling them?
do you trust someone who has typed a lot to sell something over someone who's read lots?

I had a look at the classifieds and reminded me of our mate discodan91 Laughing Laughing he contributed something to the forum.

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Xpajun
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:

do you trust someone who has typed a lot to sell something over someone who's read lots?




It's not trust

What makes me rant is these people are quite happy to use the classifieds but not have anything to say in the forum...
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xpajun wrote:
mike328 wrote:

do you trust someone who has typed a lot to sell something over someone who's read lots?





It's not trust

What makes me rant is these people are quite happy to use the classifieds but not have anything to say in the forum...


its called just using he forum as a free advertising platform rather than pay fee`s else were .
ive seen it before on a forum i mod , i just delete them if no other posts follow in a day or two . or at the very least a into in the new members section .

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guilty as charged, not been a huge poster on the site but always browsing. Put my items on here not because its free but because may be of use to a fellow Differ and less messers on here than on ebay and when on ebay they will be priced higher to put off the messers. Classifieds used to be very busy as did the whole site.
I would gladly pay either a fee or a percentage to sell on here, this site over the years has been a huge help to me, but these days its very quiet and as I read in a post recently most questions have been answered so only a few die hards left on the site. Sadly I think it became a victim of its own sucess.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were one of the ones I did recognise bazza so don't feel too guilty Laughing

I don't think all the questions have been asked or answered neither do I think forums are dead

Has Difflock become a victim of it's own success? Not sure on that one
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think more that expectations of social interaction have changed. Most people expect the immediacy of farcebook etc.

There is still a place for a forum, I use several for different types of specialist knowledge/events.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with both your comments, it seems to me that the older ones of us who are comfy with using a pc prefer this type of site to facebook etc where there are a thousand experts who have never done anything. Hopefully this place will have the buzz it once did, but it will always be thanks to a few good people a font of knowledge for those prepared to listen to advice.
You know its quiet when the Suzuki section does not have new posts on a daily basis. But there is always Feliks and his horsepower meter to provide reading material.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And even Feliks is taking nearly two months to make a new post Shocked Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xpajun wrote:
And even Feliks is taking nearly two months to make a new post Shocked Laughing Laughing


Yes, but they are something to savour and ponder over for at least two months, more if you want to check the maths.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN that case we need Dennis back as well...
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about getting Donald Trump on as well?

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo wrote:
How about getting Donald Trump on as well?

J


Aren't they one and the same??
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ wot he said ^^^
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xpajun wrote:
jojo wrote:
How about getting Donald Trump on as well?

J


Aren't they one and the same??


Probably, but just think how much it would liven up the forum.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bring back denis Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that The Donald and entourage are looking in on the forum maybe Trump International will look at a buy out of the forum with the intention of asset stripping it, and maybe expelling some of the more dubious members.
There seems to be quite a few more 'users' each time i look in than there was a few weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scrunt44 wrote:
Now that The Donald and entourage are looking in on the forum maybe Trump International will look at a buy out of the forum with the intention of asset stripping it, and maybe expelling some of the more dubious members.
There seems to be quite a few more 'users' each time i look in than there was a few weeks ago.



Thought all the assets had already been stripped George Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty of space for 18 holes here.

Have a Fantasy Golf section.
Treat this site like one of Special Scientific Interest & build on it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to say nothing of the relics.....
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I used to log-on several times a day, but gradually faded away as less and less related to my interest ... Series 1 and 2 Land Rovers (with leaf springs).

I still return from time to time, usually with a technical question, and if I see anybody that I can help ......

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

** GED ** wrote:
to say nothing of the relics.....



who are you calling a relic Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Nightbar"
There is still a place for a forum, I use several for different types of specialist knowledge/events.[/quote]

soooo many comments spring to mind but I am too much of a gent to post them Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not......
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