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Old 10-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #41
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Pitlab,I bet that if you told him you would split the donations you raised with him 50/50 he would jump out of his high chair in a second.

And yes he is now taking donations.
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I got a response back from two of the mods. Fritch, it seems you are labeled as a malcontent. LOL
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:11 PM   #44
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can he get "malcontent" under his username instead of "supporting member"?

btw, I looked all over and found nothing labeled "terms of service" or that said anything about blocking ads.
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They've upped his ranking from "Supporting Member" to "Swollen Member"?
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #46
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I wonder how the sponsoring companies feel about their sponsorship being diluted with the google ads? Especially when the google ads are chasing away members (and customer base). They could be loosing money because the owner is getting more $$$ in his pocket. Neat.

Are there popup ads on m.net? I've used a pop up blocker for so long I never would have noticed if they had. The banners I don't give two ***** about.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #47
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pops???

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:33 PM   #48
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can he get "malcontent" under his username instead of "supporting member"?

btw, I looked all over and found nothing labeled "terms of service" or that said anything about blocking ads.
http://forum.miata.net/vb/faq.php?fa...rules_faq_item

This is about as close to a TOS as I could find.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:35 PM   #49
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I got a response back from two of the mods. Fritch, it seems you are labeled as a malcontent. LOL
awesome, no surprise there as I've blown their skirts up more than once haha

who exactly told you that?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:40 PM   #50
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I am an IT manager and if I released a change to a site that made the users scroll past some useless **** to get to the info they need, I'd be fired (after enduring plenty of yelling and screaming and name calling).

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Old 10-30-2006, 10:02 PM   #51
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damn..... i didn't even make it in on that post!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anybody worried that he'll be looking over here for people to ban????
How can I get MALCONTENT under my name on .net?????

That **** is ridiculous.... we should stage a coup....
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:36 PM   #52
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damn..... i didn't even make it in on that post!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anybody worried that he'll be looking over here for people to ban????
How can I get MALCONTENT under my name on .net?????

That **** is ridiculous.... we should stage a coup....
If I got banned for no reason at all except for my actions on another forum,I would email big nuts gary with a BIG
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:45 PM   #53
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Everyone should put the URL to this thread in in their WWW location on miata.net See how long it takes before it is noticed.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:46 PM   #54
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Everyone should put the URL to this thread in in their WWW location on miata.net See how long it takes before it is noticed.
well if I did that I'd be banned for the 4th time from there
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:50 PM   #55
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one other thing that has always bothered me is in the classifieds section
"Miata.net Classifieds Terms & Conditions of Use"
he wants 10% off anything you sell
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:50 PM   #56
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Just do what I do, i post there to advertise this forum. underlocation, www.miataturbo.net and under sig, www.miatatubo.net

I bet its helped a few people find their ways. So do that, then post be nice and get everyone here.
Plus the more people that come here the more of a ***** i can be
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:52 PM   #57
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Everyone should put the URL to this thread in in their WWW location on miata.net See how long it takes before it is noticed.
I like that idea!!!
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:15 AM   #58
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We gotta be careful though. The more people we get over here, the more people like me will show up. And nobody wants that.
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:17 AM   #59
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10% Bwahahhahhahahahahahaha. Ahem, no.

Interesting thing to do is look at the posts made by Gary, I'd say almost 1/4 of them are closing threads. Tyranny at it's best.

The thing that pisses me off about miata.net is that if one were to critisize a sponsor's service or their product immediately you'd be jumped on by the mods, the owner or the wanna-be miata.net fanboys. How is that a service to the Miata community? How about tell the truth good and bad, and let people decide if the sponsoring products are worthy.

There were posts by Robino (or something to that effect) complaining about Racing Mazda and being ripped off because he ordered a motor and didn't get the parts he spec'd. Gary closes the thread with: "Recommendation to robino: Do business with our loyal sponsors." Puh-lease. Loyalty to Miata.net has anything to do with producing good products? Having good service? It's simply being a *****, and there isn't anything wrong with that but they shouldn't pretend to be anything but.

Reading miata.net is like reading unbiased reviews in Car and Driver, unbiased against advertisers.
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Lol you guys make it seems like Gary is hitler and his mods are the secret service. Ya it does appear that Gary is trying to take a bigger cut than he should, however the only thing that really really bugs me is that the classifieds are charged. Otherwise I could care less if the guy makes lots of money from his advertising that imho isnt really in the way at all. Oh ya, the donations are crap too but if people want to pay, then thats their thing.

Further miata.net probably does cost a lot to operate:
Threads: 198,714, Posts: 2,083,755, Members: 34,212 and many of those posts are recent judging by how many posts the na forum gets each day. It is the most active forum I have ever seen.

It is also very involved and probably takes a good chunk of his time and as a result, Gary should be paid accordingly.

As for the censorship, ya its a bit overboard but theres a lot of older peeps there and the chance of turning them away with lack of censorship is higher than turning youth away with overcensorship. The balance seems a bit off though.

I just like to be the devils advocate. Im sure gary is a bit of an *******, but if you dont like him or his forum, dont go there. I go there once in a while myself because there is quite a bit of good info if you dig reallly deep, but mostly i come here now as you may be able to tell by my recent number of posts
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