Why don't you have a break from AO, time to reflect, and then come back to us...
I have read stacks of old posts the last week or so, and AD, you do talk allot about your car and that is only natural of someone who dedicates their life to a car, and for want of a better word... as sad as that is, it really is each to their own. I mean, up until most recently, I spent MOST if not all of my spare time/money totally dedicated to running this very web site. Someone else will spend all their £££ on their garden or their motorbike or their loft extension. !!!! happens, that's how the cookie crumbles whatever floats your boat mate.
My point though...
And I am being critical here, I don't know you and you don't know me, yet you don't know how the AO business works, the site control panels, the bugs, the emails, the invoices, the VAT man, the TAX man, the Accountant, the lost passwords, and maintenance is ongoing and very repetitive.... So when I read your posts in the AO Shop orders thread (They are now hidden from public view BTW) how was I supposed to feel.
What do I get out of doing what I do? Did you see me react to your unsympathetic words? Do you care? Obviously not... never the less, I had the ability to react by hitting reply because I am human too. I could have reacted and bad mouthed you, said a few choice words, PM'd you etc.... But I didn't. For **** sake I can just delete you and your posts, threads, all your pics and ban you or your whole IP string! But no I didn't.
The answer to your problem is self control...
Because if I let loose everytime some one slagged this site off or me, I would be a Jelly head in two months. I was upset, sure, but I would have let my self down, I will not let you grind me down and to get to me.
If you leave this site today, that is entirely your choice, but as I said, to be polite to you only, I would welcome you back, it's this can do attitude I have, even though you tried to attack my work. I rise above it all, I am a big lad nowadays.
However, you must take time out and think about why you are being targeted, deep down you seem a nice enough fella, you seem to wear your heart on your sleeve. I am a realist and I like the company of real people... By all means talk about this fantastic machine you have built, but not every day, its annoying, similar to:
Meeting the same train spotter on the way to work every morning, who then precedes to talk about his usual how many bolts there are to a 1989 342 tonne, 32 wheeled, quad turbo locomotive and did you know that the first blue print design was made in a 1942 old spitfire factory on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, just next to the little chef but adjacent to the park bench with the broken base that faces NE. All means nothing to most of us, (OK I did exaggerate a little in the interest of humour) and we tell you this for months gently, but you continually bombard us till we get bored and frustrated and then rude. I am not in this thread tonight to add to any character assassination of AD, I merely am making a VERY OBVIOUS POINT!
I hope you understand that I am trying to help here and maybe welcome you back in your own time. However, if in a week you still cannot resist in going on about your fantastically moddid super euro car, then I think it would be time to say goodbye.
In any case, Keep it peeled Bro and full respect to you moving back with your mother, Like I said, "Your Heart On Your Sleeve" You do seem like a generally Good Man, just a little annoying at times. Lets all swallow our pride and move on!
Ian AKA AO