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Accessing The Owners Forum

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by NeuroBeaker, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
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    Nov 26, 2001
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    Chris P. Bakon
    Hi there

    The reason that paperwork isn't sufficient is that we have had people fake paperwork and ownership in the past -- even of 1-off cars! Titles, registrations, photographs (and birth certificates) are ridiculously easy to forge these days.

    While it is possible that someone would beg, borrow, or steal a car to show up at a meeting, it's less likely than fiddling with the bits on an image.

    Besides, the point of a forum is to meet someone else. All you need is three subscribed users who have seen you with your car and will respond to a PM request from moderators.
     
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  3. GAVIT

    GAVIT Rookie

    Nov 27, 2016
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    Respect Patrick ;). A fellow soul :).
     
  4. GAVIT

    GAVIT Rookie

    Nov 27, 2016
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    I get all of this but, seriously. This isn't a club for people who have stepped on the moon. It's just a forum for people who own a particular marque of car.
     
  5. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Dec 1, 2000
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    Rob Lay
    GAVIT = low life troll, move along everyone.
     
  6. GAVIT

    GAVIT Rookie

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    Rob, you poor soul, I feel for you. Your sadness precedes you ;)
     
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  8. MalcQV

    MalcQV F1 Rookie
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    Oct 11, 2004
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    Malc Holden
    Gavit, when I read your reply to NeuroBeaker it did sound a little condescending. Maybe that is the internet (no facial expressions or tones on the WWW) and not you but I always attempt to proof read my comments because I for sure have fell foul of typing something in all innocence and then me sounding like a right prick :)
     
  9. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ
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    Mar 25, 2009
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    Sid Korshak
    I'm in north Bristol, and as I've said many times here, I'm happy to meet and verify owners as one of the three, but I must say, when I wanted to join the owners forum, and wrote threads on big car meets and shows where you would expect fchatters to be and en-masse verify each other, I've never yet had a positive reply, let alone actually meet with anyone. Maybe it's just the UK, we aren't a social culture at all, unlike the US. It's why I love the US. I can sit in a bar all alone and within minutes make a whole group of new friends, and end up having drinks, going for dinner and generally having an awesome time. In the U.K., if anyone talks to you in a bar, they are either wanting a fight, or telling you someone wants a fight hehehe
     
  10. derekmines

    derekmines Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2013
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    Derek
    Well mine's in Northampton for a belt service and general fettling but I work in Bristol so once she's back maybe we can arrange a little s/w run one Sunday, through Cheddar or similar?
     
  11. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ
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    Can do Derek, although I actually sold my 458 end of last year, due to cancer being painful I have a Bentley GTC Speed for the air suspension!
     
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  13. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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    Yin
    Owners who are looking for other users nearby can do the following:

    - go to the Search drop down on the left of the menu bar and select Members List, which will then show a complete list of users

    - on the Members List page, go to the right hand side, just below the page navigation bar, and go to the Search Members drop down and select Advanced Search

    - on the Advanced Search criteria page, enter the desired town, city, county, state, or country in the Location field.

    The results returned are for those that have filled out their profile with a standard location, so there are probably even more than those results, but we just don't have a way to filter for them. You should also consider different ways that users might identify their location.

    I entered "London" and got 510 results. I entered "Bristol" and got 19 results. I entered "Melksham" and got 2 results. Be sure to check the "Last Visited" field in the posted results as some users are inactive.
     
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  14. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
    Global Moderator Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 10, 2003
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    Dave
    Part of the objective, originally, was to promote contact, ACTUAL FACE TO FACE CONTACT, between owners/members here to gain access.

    By making the requirement the acknowledgement of ownership by three other members here, you (the owner trying to gain access) would have to go out and socialize with other members here. You know, have fun?

    We had several cars and coffee get togethers near Philly where folks were there to basically get access to the members forum. That C&C's survived, thrived in fact, and is still going today, many years later.

    "How", you might ask, "Does Dave M. know this?"

    Well, I was the first mod who did the vetting of owners here. And I put up with a lot of a-holes who felt they were better than the system, who tried to game me with sob stories about no access to other members, etc. Interestingly, if pushed, those who really wanted in found a way to make it work, and those who didn't think it was worth much effort, *****ed and moaned a lot, about the unfairness of the process.

    Just tossing that into the mix. :D

    D
     
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