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The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-31-2007, 12:39 PM
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Could you please be so kind and sticky a coupe of threads?

One would be this, which I think should be kept up as it gives a nice fat list of cars of the members, and aside from little ego trippin, there is a plenty of mods that people can see and figure out what certain upgrades would look like on their car.. Best bimmerfest E36 gallery this is.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...w+off+your+e36


Another one is this and is more important, which deals with probably one of the most repeated issues of the E36, the bleedin rear end noises.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...light=Rear+end


There is only a couple of stickies in this forum, so it won't overload anything. I was a mod while back on other forum, this takes like 30s to do usually, but could be appreciated I think by the forumers here.

While first one is always nice to browse through and a way perhaps for others to introduce their cars, the second one could answer a lot of repetitive questions which are quite important for anyone buying a used E36.

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bump, i wanna know too. any mods wanna get in on this one? 320's got a legit point
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Could you please be so kind and sticky a coupe of threads? thx.
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I've yet to understand what is wrong with people posting about topics that may have been covered in other threads. This forum is filled with ridiculous posts about video games and girls brought home without the parent's permission, so a few duplicate threads about BMW topics shouldn't be a problem.

I handle duplicate threads like most people should handle them: I don't open them. If I'm in a thread and I realize that it's a duplicate, I merely click out; no harm done. It takes all of us awhile to realize proper forum "decorum," if you will. I'm sure that my initial posts were duplicates with others, but luckily there is enough good information here (and well intentioned posters) that the bulk of my problems were taken care of.

Phantom, I mean nothing against your post, because I understand the frustration in continually seeing repetitive topics, but I think sometimes that people get a bit too anal (present company excluded) about a topic that is offensive merely because it's a subject once discussed (or twice discussed, or three times ... you get the idea).

If a person continues to ask the same questions over and over again, I think they'll lose the benefit of other's advice. When we see the same user name asking superfluous questions, most will just ignore their thread, regardless of the topic.

New people in forums need time to learn the process. And the last thing any of us want as BMW owners is to be considered elitists merely because we didn't want to answer the same question twice.
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John - Thanks for the sticky. Much appreciated!
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Precisely the reason we split from the car club here at VT, and we did nothing to get the title. We were more down to earth and humble than those of the Supra and RX-7 groups.
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I've yet to understand what is wrong with people posting about topics that may have been covered in other threads. This forum is filled with ridiculous posts about video games and girls brought home without the parent's permission, so a few duplicate threads about BMW topics shouldn't be a problem.

I handle duplicate threads like most people should handle them: I don't open them. If I'm in a thread and I realize that it's a duplicate, I merely click out; no harm done. It takes all of us awhile to realize proper forum "decorum," if you will. I'm sure that my initial posts were duplicates with others, but luckily there is enough good information here (and well intentioned posters) that the bulk of my problems were taken care of.

Phantom, I mean nothing against your post, because I understand the frustration in continually seeing repetitive topics, but I think sometimes that people get a bit too anal (present company excluded) about a topic that is offensive merely because it's a subject once discussed (or twice discussed, or three times ... you get the idea).

If a person continues to ask the same questions over and over again, I think they'll lose the benefit of other's advice. When we see the same user name asking superfluous questions, most will just ignore their thread, regardless of the topic.

New people in forums need time to learn the process. And the last thing any of us want as BMW owners is to be considered elitists merely because we didn't want to answer the same question twice.
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that makes me sad. what can i do?
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+1 Pirate. We really need a mod to come in and clean up some of these threads, and we also need to stop posting garbage here as well. That is what OT is for. So what if you know us better, with a few posts you will know MORE people better.
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Turn this forum back into what it was 6 months ago.

Before the MASSIVE amounts of OT threads, the bitching and the spelling nazi's

Can you do that??
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Turn this forum back into what it was 6 months ago.

Before the MASSIVE amounts of OT threads, the bitching and the spelling nazi's

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yeah probly. i mean there is a lot of nonsense threads, but we got like 40 new members in such a short time...we'll see what we can do...
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yeah probly. i mean there is a lot of nonsense threads, but we got like 40 new members in such a short time...we'll see what we can do...
Unless you can stop the muppets from posting crap or stop the nazi's picking up on EVERY single mistake i reckon we are done for

Is a real shame as this used to be brilliant and now it is just on a downward spiral

Kris...anything you can do??? Tighten up the reins??
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I made a poll about this not too long ago.

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I made a poll about this not too long ago.

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I know, I read that, but wasn't sure yet..
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While I can see what Pirate is talking about, I don't know that it is terrible in here at the present.

I know who the spelling nazi is, and I've lightened up some. If you go back and look, it was only the people who were careless enough to not even try to make things look like the real word, with ridiculous slang or constant, absurd spellings of things. It was those who didn't put any effort in. How long has it been since I've mentioned spelling/grammar?

As for the duplicate threads, this is the only forum I've ever been on that apparently doesn't mind having 300 copies of the same question. I honestly don't see the problem with telling people to search.

As for nonsense/OT threads, now that I agree with. I think I've contributed somewhere between 2-4 since I've been here, but they were at least somewhat related. I do understand people feelings though, because most of OT is dominated by SSIMON, HGilsomething, Boile, Airbags, and a few other ones in particular, plus the ladies they leg-hump. Most threads in OT quickly spiral off the OP's topic into some clique-y little conversation between a few.

That said, I can see the concerns, just not sure they're a huge deal yet. That's just my opinion. However, I also don't see any problem with having a mod dedicated to this forum, no matter if its 100% necessary or not. Back when that thread was around I was fully behind making Pirate a mod, and still am. He's a great guy, and already spends a lot of time in here anyway, so I don't see why not. I don't think it really hurts anything to make him a mod, and while it's not necessary yet, it could help keep it from getting there.

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While I can see what Pirate is talking about, I don't know that it is terrible in here at the present.

I know who the spelling nazi is, and I've lightened up some. If you go back and look, it was only the people who were careless enough to not even try to make things look like the real word, with ridiculous slang or constant, absurd spellings of things. It was those who didn't put any effort in. How long has it been since I've mentioned spelling/grammar?

As for the duplicate threads, this is the only forum I've ever been on that apparently doesn't mind having 300 copies of the same question. I honestly don't see the problem with telling people to search.

As for nonsense/OT threads, now that I agree with. I think I've contributed somewhere between 2-4 since I've been here, but they were at least somewhat related. I do understand people feelings though, because most of OT is dominated by SSIMON, HGilsomething, Boile, Airbags, and a few other ones in particular, plus the ladies they leg-hump. Most threads in OT quickly spiral off the OP's topic into some clique-y little conversation between a few.

That said, I can see the concerns, just not sure they're a huge deal yet. That's just my opinion. However, I also don't see any problem with having a mod dedicated to this forum, no matter if its 100% necessary or not. Back when that thread was around I was fully behind making Pirate a mod, and still am. He's a great guy, and already spends a lot of time in here anyway, so I don't see why not. I don't think it really hurts anything to make him a mod, and while it's not necessary yet, it could help keep it from getting there.

Pirate for mod! But don't go overboard!

I also can't stand people who write paragraph after paragraph, when they could just sum it up in a few sentences. just kidding chad.


I do agree with the OT threads, they are getting a bit out of hand, and like chad said the OT forum is dominated by a few people and it's weird replying to some stuff because of a lot of inside jokes. every once and a while it's cool i don't mind, i feel we are all friends here and know the people in the E36 forum the best.

also think pirate would be a great mod, and when the time comes, if it's not already upon us, he would be the right man for the job. clean things up a bit.
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While I can see what Pirate is talking about, I don't know that it is terrible in here at the present.

I know who the spelling nazi is, and I've lightened up some. If you go back and look, it was only the people who were careless enough to not even try to make things look like the real word, with ridiculous slang or constant, absurd spellings of things. It was those who didn't put any effort in. How long has it been since I've mentioned spelling/grammar?

As for the duplicate threads, this is the only forum I've ever been on that apparently doesn't mind having 300 copies of the same question. I honestly don't see the problem with telling people to search.

As for nonsense/OT threads, now that I agree with. I think I've contributed somewhere between 2-4 since I've been here, but they were at least somewhat related. I do understand people feelings though, because most of OT is dominated by SSIMON, HGilsomething, Boile, Airbags, and a few other ones in particular, plus the ladies they leg-hump. Most threads in OT quickly spiral off the OP's topic into some clique-y little conversation between a few.

That said, I can see the concerns, just not sure they're a huge deal yet. That's just my opinion. However, I also don't see any problem with having a mod dedicated to this forum, no matter if its 100% necessary or not. Back when that thread was around I was fully behind making Pirate a mod, and still am. He's a great guy, and already spends a lot of time in here anyway, so I don't see why not. I don't think it really hurts anything to make him a mod, and while it's not necessary yet, it could help keep it from getting there.

Pirate for mod! But don't go overboard!
Hahaha.. I think you pretty much nailed it just like I did not too long ago. The "inner circle" of OT is quite obnoxious when every single thread is eventually hi-jacked into oblivion.

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Lets face it Jon, Pete's got great knowledge of the E36, a level head and probably the best helpful attitude of anybody around. I think it would be a good decision.
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Hahaha.. I think you pretty much nailed it just like I did not too long ago. The "inner circle" of OT is quite obnoxious when every single thread is eventually hi-jacked into oblivion.
Precisely. I tried to jump in there when I first got here, but I think obnoxious is just the word, and I really found the E36 guys to be a lot of help AND fun. OT is almost pointless to me due to the constant hi-jacking by the "inner circle" [good term V].

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