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Old 07-20-2009, 09:00 PM   #21
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i don't know im on the fence on whats gayer, CR.net or M.net.....
"Check out my car in the same pictures over and over" or
"Just got some cool chrome interior accents"
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #22
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I think I finally had it when I cought one of their "moderators" openly bashing me when I wasn't even present in the thread. Once I called him out, the thread got locked and that was it.

Here...read it for yourself...

Bad Miata Drift Video - MX-5 Miata Forum

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Originally Posted by Don the motherfucking King ------ of m.net
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Damn! That guy has the same wing I have, and I've been looking all over for a replacement. Its glass and mine is cracked.
IIRC, that guy wrecked that car (had to happen eventually) so maybe you could buy that spoiler . . . . . if you can find the rest of the car

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Old 07-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #23
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that guy is an old douche turd burgler son of a bitch.... You could have been seriously injured in the accident and hes making fun of you for it.... Hes just jealous that he cant drive like you.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:15 PM   #24
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they don't make anyone search so you end up with forty billion threads about the same ****
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #25
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I think the mods over there are doing a good job for the most part, they make mistakes on occasion just like the rest of us. Besides some of the annoying people, the only real gripe I have is with select sponsors that use every thread to push their products. The membership is what truly ruins that forum.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:00 PM   #26
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General lack of interest in what is usually being discussed there. It's not the kind of club I'd like to be a member of. Attracts a different kind of owner. I understand this is the wine and cheese argument, but its the truth.

When I have a mechanical issue, I usually check the garage first.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:27 PM   #27
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Go lock a thread about it.
Nah, no need. What I will do, though, is put you on ignore because I haven't seen you make a worthwhile post in 6 months. All you do is bitch and moan about stupid gay ****. You're a drain on this community. Sell your car and buy a ******* Mustang already.

It seems like most of the distaste comes from the members and not the staff. It sucks, because there's really not much we can do about the members without alienating half of them. There are a few good notes in here, though. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #28
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I think that place is fine actually.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #29
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This thread will remain civil.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:54 PM   #30
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I only have one gripe and that was well documented in my previous thread Everyone must worship Lance Shall (m.net rant)

I was called out for doing nothing at all, then my thread was locked because I said WTF. She subsequently did what others have pointed out in this thread: she deleted my expletive and didn't create a note saying she'd done so.

I still want to know why Lance's boyfriend in that thread thinks I said something that would have made lance leave the miata community...
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:59 PM   #31
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I wouldnt say that I hate m.net, its just not the flavor I prefer. If I have a stupid question about my stock Miata, I go there and search. If I want to know about the best exhaust or how to royaly **** my engine, I search here. I am performance orientated. I like this place.

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QFT, I cant stand that every 5th word is a clicky, and that that little popup blocks half of what Im trying to read because I hovered for 1/4 a second.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:09 PM   #32
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Gripes (redundant):
- Having to pay for classifieds.
- Lack of searching leading to heavy redundancy. Also leads to group think. If someone repeats incorrect information over several threads it will be accepted as fact. Though this could be blamed on the membership, the moderators share the blame too. More enforcement that would discourage non-searching would stave off the problem.
- That douche in the electronics forum who thinks the only worthy car stereo is a McIntosh or a Nakamichi.

Good things:
- Good place for people who know nothing about Miatas to get their feet wet.
- The garage section is a good repository of some basic info, like stock wheel sizes and weights, basic modifications, etc.
- Lots of stuff there about tires and suspension, though that is increasing here with the new subforum.
- It is effectively a farm league for mt.n
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:44 AM   #33
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All that said and even with my comments above, I do appreciate and have used the "garage". It saved my bacon installing my top.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:48 AM   #34
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Can you give me some examples of this? We are supposed to not do that, and I go out of my way to substitute words (crap, stuff, junk, etc) when I make edits.
the Cosworth SC thread is one of course. There was another recently that I forget. It was closed by RI-whatsername that someone here melded avatars with lance schall's. all of a sudden the relatively civil debate was just shut down for no clear reason. I dont mind that gary wants to protect the innocent. so does disneyland. go ahead.

I do appreciate the new inline image feature. I know those three guys on dialup are probably really irritated but it doesn't bother me one bit.

I would also like to see the subforum selection feature for "new posts" added. I mentioned it to gary but who knows if it'll happen.

without it the new posts link is pretty overwhelming.

of course if you own an NA, NB, NC and are interested in superchargers, turbos, ecus, dyno runs, car care, suspension, wheels and tires, tools, sponsor stuff, engine conversions, one of the cars is an automatic, you like other cars, plan on buying more miatas, like videos and pictures, want to change the interior or exterior, wash and wax, buy a new top, fix up the stereo, change your oil, read some literature on miatas, buy or trade parts, want free parts, want to sell specific parts, race one of the miatas, track one of the miatas, drive on various road trips, live in EVERY PART OF THE NATION and other nations, and care about automotive legislation, and want to read about non-miata junk, want help or to see people test things out....

...well then the "new posts" button is GREAT.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:20 AM   #35
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1. Lack of relevant information.
2. Strict posting. No personality.
3. Advertisements ( clicky boxes, thread locks on the slightest hint of sponsor bashing, etc. )

I suppose for what it is, M.net is a decent site. It serves a function to cater to that specific group of people ( we all know the type ). I think M.net just operates the way it should given it's user base. We're simply two different groups of enthusiasts. I think it is in our nature to dislike sites like M.net. Point: Don't worry about it Sav, we're probably going to hate M.net either way. Ask M.netters what they hate about M.net.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:23 AM   #36
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Nah, no need. What I will do, though, is put you on ignore because I haven't seen you make a worthwhile post in 6 months. All you do is bitch and moan about stupid gay ****. You're a drain on this community. Sell your car and buy a ******* Mustang already.

It seems like most of the distaste comes from the members and not the staff. It sucks, because there's really not much we can do about the members without alienating half of them. There are a few good notes in here, though. Thanks guys.
I think thats your posts your reading, not mine. I actually havent been posting as much as I used to because im pre-occupied with other things.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:27 AM   #37
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Sweet and sour Jesus Sam, let it go. I haven't read anything worthwhile from you lately either, and you definitely can't hold a candle to Savington content wise. You're about to have the honor of being the first person I put on ignore.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:39 AM   #38
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I think that there are a lot of instances when the moderation is a bit too heavy handed. Like in Mike's thread he brought up, very little was actually going on but it was "closed before it got out of hand." I understand the desire to keep it civil but usernames are people, and people will butt heads every now and again. It may cause some drama but if people have a legitimate basis for an argument then I think they should be allowed to go at it until it gets derogatory. I've always tried to go for self-moderation and let people do their thing, occasionally adding a post in when things are getting a bit edgy. I don't like locking posts and the user's of my own place particularly dislike it.

I hate the colour scheme too. The VB Blue one has no attention to detail, the other two both remind me of track suits from Full House.

But like many others said, it's mainly the members. They're not the type of people I tend to hang out with in person or online. They are a different type of user and don't really have much online personality. It suffers from being too big without having a real good central section for good banter to develop. I especially detest the sheep mentality reserved for a few "Specialists."
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:40 AM   #39
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That's the strangest thread I've ever read. Seriously.



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If someone repeats incorrect information over several threads it will be accepted as fact.
This.

Makes it very hard to make decisions on parts and mods sometimes. I've literally started a tally sheet for conflicting opinions before to help decide which is more accepted (and then just gone off of one of the senior member's post over here).



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I think thats your posts your reading, not mine. I actually havent been posting as much as I used to because im pre-occupied with other things.
Can we turn this into a Sam-bashing thread now?

Let it go.

BEGi holds up everyone's build...people don't like vulgar shots when they don't know you in person...and you don't have to be the correct and ultimate word in every thread (unless you want us to start calling you Lance Jr.).
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I don't like that they lock threads for what appears to be no reason. I have started threads before where somebody came in and said something that got my thread locked before my question was answered. RI-zoomzoom and ocean ragtop were always the worst about that IIRC. I don't go there too much anymore, though I have been lurking in the V8 section a little lately.
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