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Dennis
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Algonquin, IL
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Re: New posting requirement for anonymous posters

A lot of you guys are funny.

A rule is not an immediate hard and fast definition of how things are going to be, however, I am defining it so that when I want to enforce it I can.

Yes rules can be enforced or not based upon a person's judgement. They are not all mighty commandments to which we must pray and worship. The trick is having somebody who can apply them when necessary and ignore them when they don't make sense.

Take this thread:
»unit locking up

Despite my new rule, I have not closed it thus far. The reason is because it seems to be generating an genuine give and take. That and the fact that I can't understand half of what was being said in there.

So having said all that (and having thought on it while sipping my coffee) I think I am going to modify the wording to strongly encourage a picture for an anonymous poster if they truly want help.
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81399672
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Well it seems your new rule is violating the rule or I should say the spirit of this board. You might want to check with your "superior" before you put in rule that goes against what this board stands for.
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Dennis
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join:2001-01-26
Algonquin, IL
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said by 81399672:

Well it seems your new rule is violating the rule or I should say the spirit of this board. You might want to check with your "superior" before you put in rule that goes against what this board stands for.
True I did not check with anyone else before employing this rule. However, to be honest I do not feel that I need anyone to sign off on this matter other than myself. It is not overly egregious nor draconian; in addition to my previous points I also don't think it is of enough importance to bother them with.

As the moderator of this forum I feel it is well within my rights and abilities to dictate behaviour within this aforementioned forum. If that is an issue with anyone here they can go above my head and question the powers that be directly about my decisions.

I feel I keep a dialog open with you guys (this discussion thread is a great example) and that I am not to strict. However, if my decision that anonymous posters should include detailed pictures (digital, diagram, mspaint...whatever) is so unreasonable by your standards then I think perhaps your a little to close to the problem.
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StNickless

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If you really want, look back about 7-8 years ago and you'll find a user on this site named "Thorax".
Yep, that was me.

I deleted that account due to the absolute shit way the automotive forum is moderated.
In there, if you disagree with DoctorOlds your post gets deleted. He posts incorrect info probably on the order of 75% of the time, and he posts in nearly every thread.
How do I know?
I've been a master auto tech for 30 years, certs from GM, Isuzu, BMW, Toyota, etc.

I would pay for a IP log showing the mods IP's and Doctor Olds IP. Sometimes, you just know....

Now this brilliant manuver....

This is the last time I post on this site, the last time I visit this site, the last time I refer someone to this site.

It no longer is, what it was.



Phil
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said by StNickless :

If you really want, look back about 7-8 years ago and you'll find a user on this site named "Thorax".
Yep, that was me.
The automotive forum has only been around for a few years (started in 2005 I believe).


Dennis
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said by Phil:

The automotive forum has only been around for a few years (started in 2005 I believe).
I think he was just trying to establish that he was a vested member of the site.

I don't agree with his decisions but he's welcome to make them.
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