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The HACK
12-19-2001, 08:26 AM
Hopefully Alan and Charlie will find a better solution to our current situation. Bimmer.org has been part of my life for the past two years it's a little hard saying goodbye.

I also find myself typing out smileys too... ;)

LilEccentricJ
12-19-2001, 08:29 AM
was that through the signature feature or as an attachment?

TD
12-19-2001, 08:29 AM
And I do feel "disloyal". But my loyalty is to Alan (and bimmer.org), not Charlie (and Roadfly.com).

Bimmer.org is dead. It is gone. It is no more. It's Roadfly.com now and Charlie's running the show.

LilEccentricJ
12-19-2001, 08:35 AM
doing damage control right now on the bimmer.org thread or you think he is being sincere?

TD
12-19-2001, 08:39 AM
My complaint has never been with Alan. It's been with Charlie and his dictatorial style.

As I said in my reply to Alan, I'll hang around. But I do REALLY like the idea of this being a sort of "regulars" board. An inside thing free from 37 degree posts.

bmw325
12-19-2001, 08:45 AM
with all of the trolls, crazy board software and ip blocking, it was getting out of control. There's no "normal" helpful BMW board out there. They're either crazy modder boards like E46 Fanatics, or they're full of trolls. On the other hand, we might all get bored of hanging around each other exclusively.

LilEccentricJ
12-19-2001, 08:55 AM
do a "by invitation" board that would by default be free from elementary posts...??? Kindda like the "by invitation" cc for the hardcore earner/spenders. I am serious about the information on the board, try to answer where I know the info and think twice before I post when I don't or at least qualify my response. At this point, with a 2001 MY car, I don't really need repair advice but have found great value in some maintenance threads and dealer experience/pricing/mods threads. For now that is great and in time we/I will need more technical info like on the E36 board and then to cosmetic repair info like the 2002, E21 and E30 boards. My point is that over time the content/focus will change as does the age of the car and right now there are lots of new people just getting their cars and know nothing about this and that, hence the 37 degree and cowette and syntec debates. "By invitation" could/should solve that. I've been around for 1 year now (Nov 00), on and off, and guilty of nonsense posts at first but wised up quick, you guys don't let anything slide (as you stated to Alan about self monitoring) and in avoiding being labeled a spammer or troll or many other such terms, I began governing myself. You are right! I think the invitation type board could work and may even motivate the newbies to graduate to serious content threads in hopes of an invitation. Dunno, guess Im just rambling here but I'm sure you see/understand my feeble attempt at some sort of point, right?

The HACK
12-19-2001, 09:10 AM
You have to do an open and close image tag, and they're not html tags, they're VB Script tags. Not sure how I can demonstrate this, but it's open bracket ([) img close bracket (]), url of the image, then open bracket ([) /img close bracket (]).

As far as Bimmer.org goes, I'm behind Alan. I think he is correct in that once we get some outside moderators in there most of the problem will disappear. Not saying all, because the E46 M3 board does have an outside moderator but you still get your fair share of flames and out of control threads...It all depends on the moderator's style of dictatorship.

Not certain about making this forum "exclusive". E46Fanatics started out pretty good but once it went exclusive a few of the personalities take over and you get a very ^^^^genous board...Everyone expressing the SAME opinion all the time. At least on bimmer.org you get enough fresh blood daily that you'll get a mixed bag of personalities and opinions.

I actually kinda like how Bimmer.org software works, where you can reply to individual and specific threads instead of trying to look below for topic summary and stuff. :(

Mr. The Edge
12-19-2001, 09:17 AM
This is news to me. Can you explain?

LilEccentricJ
12-19-2001, 09:20 AM
Bimmer.org does have advantages like the multilevel thread ability... like bmw330ci.com. Guess it would be nice to have both worlds, multithread, membership requirements to post and be taken seriously, and this neat (IMO) interface with the benefit of "fresh blood" or opinions. I've got your point on the "like" mindedness that can come from such a "by invitation" board and will quickly put the idea out of my mind.

BTW, I htought you did the ^^^^ thing... It was censored? now that is funny, not really...

The HACK
12-19-2001, 09:35 AM
I remember seeing a post long time ago that someone had asked the "moderator" to remove a post and it was promptly removed and the address for the moderator wasn't Alan's or Charlie's. It was one of the original posters on E46 as well, I can't remember his handle...But I do remember he had a steel gray 328i, traded it for an M3.

TD
12-19-2001, 09:37 AM
Meanwhile, I'm feeling the love yet again from the shadow-y TD-hating lurkers at Roadfly.

LilEccentricJ
12-19-2001, 09:43 AM
I was called an AH <--- may be censored (7 letters, where poop comes from) in the lounge last night (2 days later from original post, guess the person had to work real hard at being that funny). I was just havin fun and sincerely wishing everyone a happy holiday at the same time AND I put the post in the RIGHT place, the lounge. BTW, the person can't even use there real handle... oh well...

Clem
12-19-2001, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by robg
with all of the trolls, crazy board software and ip blocking, it was getting out of control. There's no "normal" helpful BMW board out there. They're either crazy modder boards like E46 Fanatics, or they're full of trolls. On the other hand, we might all get bored of hanging around each other exclusively.

Rob,

I'm sorry you feel that E46Fanatics is a "crazy modder board". They welcome all BMW, non-BMW and E46 enthusiasts alike. :)

I myself started on Bimmer.org, but found the trolling etc... to be unbearable. I was happy when E46Fanatics started almost 2 years ago. I moved there and never looked back since.

If anyone cares I usually have 3 or for browser windows open at a time for the various bimmer boards.

:p :D

Spiderm0n
12-19-2001, 10:38 AM
top 25 posters on e46 fanatics:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/phorum/top.php?t=e46_new&f=1&collapse=0

Clem
12-19-2001, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Spiderm0n
top 25 posters on e46 fanatics:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/phorum/top.php?t=e46_new&f=1&collapse=0

:eek: :eek: Oh you just shush :D :D

Mr. E
12-19-2001, 12:43 PM
by The HACK
E46Fanatics started out pretty good but once it went exclusive a few of the personalities take over and you get a very ^^^^genous board...

Hmmm... Not sure if this censoring is any better than [Oops!]. I guess as long as we don't talk about "^^^^ Sapiens" here we'll be all right. :D

ff
12-19-2001, 04:03 PM
It will still be fun to go back and heckle all the people that ask the dumb questions, and post items for sale. This board looks a bit nicer, but it is exceedingly difficult to follow a thread. Nothing seems to be nested correctly?

TD
10-28-2002, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by DougDogs
Bump


Funny how, after almost 1 year, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Really? I haven't been there in quite a while.

mullhaupt
10-30-2002, 09:46 PM
can someone tell me what exactly a troll is

curios new member

HW
10-31-2002, 09:24 AM
although i visit the fest more often, i still like the .org's format. i'm not crazy about the overly graphical aspect of the fest and fanatics.

stylinexpat
05-14-2013, 05:13 AM
You have to do an open and close image tag, and they're not html tags, they're VB Script tags. Not sure how I can demonstrate this, but it's open bracket ([) img close bracket (]), url of the image, then open bracket ([) /img close bracket (]).

As far as Bimmer.org goes, I'm behind Alan. I think he is correct in that once we get some outside moderators in there most of the problem will disappear. Not saying all, because the E46 M3 board does have an outside moderator but you still get your fair share of flames and out of control threads...It all depends on the moderator's style of dictatorship.

Not certain about making this forum "exclusive". E46Fanatics started out pretty good but once it went exclusive a few of the personalities take over and you get a very ^^^^genous board...Everyone expressing the SAME opinion all the time. At least on bimmer.org you get enough fresh blood daily that you'll get a mixed bag of personalities and opinions.

I actually kinda like how Bimmer.org software works, where you can reply to individual and specific threads instead of trying to look below for topic summary and stuff. :(

Reminds me of Evernote lol..They charge you for the application make you use their iCloud server to store your notes then charge you for the amount of space you use on their server:rolleyes: First you lose privacy, second they make you upload it to their server of which they charge you for and third you have to pay for data charges if you are using a data an on a smartphone or tablet.

Samsung Note offers all that for free and allows you to store all your notes on your own device to access at any ti

Sent from my GT-N7105 using BimmerApp mobile app

SD Z4MR
05-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Reminds me of Evernote lol..They charge you for the application make you use their iCloud server to store your notes then charge you for the amount of space you use on their server:rolleyes: First you lose privacy, second they make you upload it to their server of which they charge you for and third you have to pay for data charges if you are using a data an on a smartphone or tablet.

Samsung Note offers all that for free and allows you to store all your notes on your own device to access at any ti

Sent from my GT-N7105 using BimmerApp mobile app

Thank you, thank you! I've been waiting for more than 11 years for someone to reply to that post! Now my life is complete.