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#31 OFFLINE   worldofceri

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:09 PM

Wow. Not many garages would future-proof the shiny new bits they're nailing on, I bet. Good work!
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#32 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:05 PM

That subframe design is impressively shonky, even Izzygoonis didn't manage to incorporate rust traps as good as that.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

I've been pulled over by the cops in a Maxi with less door flapping corrosion than that - their objection was C&U though so it may be OK for an MOT.  Coppers were more numerous and stricter then though.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Excellent thread,   Would dig up and read again in another 2 years time.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

Question for you Michael; I realise it's going back a bit but how did you clean up the aluminium bike engine cover?
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

Still loving this thread and with good pics of everything you are describing!

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:17 PM

Lol at those stationary engines, like to see one or two of those amongst the Petters and Wolseleys at a steam show.....


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:30 AM

Not quite sure how I've missed this thread! Great work and spots along the way. Fingers crossed old Harry is ok. Haven't you got a landline number for the old fella? I assume he's got friends or family who have been keeping an eye on him?
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

How long do you have to it get roadworthy?
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#40 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

Was that the vehicle you sent your Mrs in to my work to collect parts for? 

 

I overheard Nigel talking to you on the phone and saw the paperwork, put two and two together etc  :-D


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

Sad to see this thread won't be getting added to any further. Yet more great old-car content lost to off topic bickering.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Do I want to know what went on?


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#43 ONLINE   Dick Longbridge

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

 

I just wanted to know why he'd disappeared. Infer from that what you like. 
You seem to pipe up whenever I have a problem. This isn't the first time. 

Why? 


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#46 OFFLINE   Cleon-Fonte

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:04 PM

http://autoshite.com...45-michael1703/



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

Cleon-Fonte, on 10 Aug 2017 - 4:04 PM, said:

 

Yes, but that doesn't explain why he left.

 

Does anyone know?


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

I'm guessing it was from his last post: http://autoshite.com...48#entry1280275

Also read the posts after that for more context.

TL;DR something was said that really wasn't nice and very personal about someone. A mod deleted said post.

Now he's asked to be removed according to: http://autoshite.com...45-michael1703/

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

SiC is correct.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

For the record, I'm not interested in the whys and wherefores of preceding arguments.

I bumped this thread to draw attention to the fact that good members (and thus good content) are STILL being lost to irrelevant backbiting.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

For the record, I'm not interested in the whys and wherefores of preceding arguments.

I bumped this thread to draw attention to the fact that good members (and thus good content) are STILL being lost to irrelevant backbiting.

While I very much agree that the backbiting is harming the content on the forum, it's not like he was an annoyed third party to someone else's argument. He was very much the instigator of the incident that caused him to leave, and he was the one who chose to leave rather than face up to the fact that his joke (if it was one) was very poorly received. There's not much we can do about that.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:13 PM

I've heard of people self excluding from the bookies but never an online forum.  Autoshite Aware


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

FWIW, I didn't ask him to leave. I did report his comment against me, though. 

He was given a warning but not asked to leave. The forumxit was michael1703's choice. 


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#56 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

He may have his requested to leave for reason very different from above and his own reasons to choose that, to be fair. Maybe its worth the forum having a user state other than banned to be deactivated on request or no longer a member, etc?
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:51 PM

He may have his requested to leave for reason very different from above and his own reasons to choose that, to be fair. Maybe its worth the forum having a user state other than banned to be deactivated on request or no longer a member, etc?

 

 

The gist from the moderation team was that the latter two weren't possible. Hirst wasn't afforded either of those options. 

 

I didn't hear anything out of michael1703 after it happened. I'm not sorry for reporting him. I may have spats on here with people but I'm not in the habit of reporting people. 
He made a joke out of me when I was very fucking low indeed. That's why I reported him. You don't kick someone when they're down. 

So, mods - is deactivation by request possible or not? 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

I believe you can ask to have your account closed, but not the deletion of posts or threads.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

Deletion of the posts and threads completely screws up any forum and its flow, so I can understand why the admins+mods are a bit loathed to do this. I was just thinking that having it marked as something else to banned would just look better for the mods - otherwise it looks like it was the mods choosing the ban, not that it was the user in question choice?
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

As has been said to a few: if anyone wants to leave, nobody is stopping you. More than one person has asked to be removed, more than one person was refused, then more than one person (despite a tantrum in some cases) actually ended up staying.


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