Will Stuart, "i fixed by Integrale with fibre glass" be involved?
because its true..........
Firstly, it is with regret that I am posting this as a first contribution to the forum.
I was a regular reader of the AO forum up until a few years ago when I started to visit less and less regularly because of the inane drivel and snide comments which became prevalent in the Irish section of the forum. Now I am resident on the island, and have in fact gotten to know quite a few people with accounts here from shows and events in the country down through the years. Every so often AO gets a mention and I think to myself that I should probably get involved.
And then you visit to find snide and cutting remarks like this about people you have known personally for years. People who's skillset and talents you envy, and who's cars down through the years have all been prepared to extremely high standards.
And the most frustrating part is that these comments seem to predominantly emanate from 2/3 members at most, but they are enough to keep people like me away from the forum, and when I meet other people from on here at shows during the summer and question the behaviour on the forum they mostly share the same sentiment about 2-3 regular posters killing off this particular area of the forum with ill-thought-out personal comments, sniping, poor technical advice, etc. Now I can't say for definite as I browse this area far less because of these reasons, but if this is how people speak about it face to face then why do the Members, Administration, and Moderators allow it to continue ?
These same members who seem to drag down the tone of the forum seem to cut apart and find problem with so many adverts brought up in the Cars For Sale thread, and from reading they appear to do so without even carrying out an inspection of the vehicles in question. Loose internet talk which could damage somebody's chances of selling their vehicle. And then the Admin here seem to allow these same members to open new For Sale threads on used vehicles they have purchased, carried out work to, and then sell on at a profit. Now if that's not double standards then I'm not sure what is. Cut and snipe at other people's adverts for their cars and then open threads on here to sell your vehicles and wares.
If I'm not mistaken Lacken156 you've received multiple life-time bans from AO before for these antics and repeated carry on. But yet you have always signed back up here again.
Your posts above read to me as a personal insult and unless you know this person personally and have inspected his many vehicles and restorations down through the years then I don't understand why you would post such ill-informed and uneducated comments.
Sadly, my first and probably last post on AlfaOwner.
I think I'll stick to the real world where you learn to meet people personally and respect them, rather than post snide and deriding comments from your keyboard at home.
As my old school teacher used to say many years ago; "The Empty Cans Rattle The Loudest".