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vantastic

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come on people this is a fresh start and your all just doing what you do on AO for example

Get a room or start a group if you just want to talk ********, we have facebook and messenger shite to talk shite

Sorry if this seems blunt but its a car forum with an area to do other stuff, maybe do some car posts on a car forum then people may talk to you about other stuff?

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conaero

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Van, I must admit the off topic threads are very strange and I do find myself agreeing with your observation.

Yes it is a new forum and in time it will come right but I suppose for now we have a lot of activity and for a new forum that is important.

It will come right, but for now let's just be thankful for the enthusiasm.
 

vantastic

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Van, I must admit the off topic threads are very strange and I do find myself agreeing with your observation.

Yes it is a new forum and in time it will come right but I suppose for now we have a lot of activity and for a new forum that is important.

It will come right, but for now let's just be thankful for the enthusiasm.
just saying as it may help people think! yes I know you want posts but if people just chat about sod all it just becomes a network about nothing
 

Bigdar

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Let's not kid ourselves here, you make 'post count' a priority and you end up with AO, you make established trolls/baiters from AO moderators on here and guess what you end up with....
If you want a cleaner forum then have a rethink, all you've done is drag the worst from AO onto here.
Sorry if this sounds blunt, but it is.
If I'm wrong then fair enough, and I'm prepared to be corrected.
 

vantastic

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Let's not kid ourselves here, you make 'post count' a priority and you end up with AO, you make established trolls/baiters from AO moderators on here and guess what you end up with....
If you want a cleaner forum then have a rethink, all you've done is drag the worst from AO onto here.
Sorry if this sounds blunt, but it is.
If I'm wrong then fair enough, and I'm prepared to be corrected.
Your on the right lines
 

vantastic

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I was in hope of a new alfa forum that talk about car's with some off topic banter, not just banter about sod all
 

tess

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Let's not kid ourselves here, you make 'post count' a priority and you end up with AO, you make established trolls/baiters from AO moderators on here and guess what you end up with....
If you want a cleaner forum then have a rethink, all you've done is drag the worst from AO onto here.
Sorry if this sounds blunt, but it is.
If I'm wrong then fair enough, and I'm prepared to be corrected.
i do hope im not included in that generalisation BD..........i know you have issues with certain people but this is a new forum, new beginning, fresh start and all that so lets forget about past grievances and enjoy our new shiney forum......negativity is not good for you......the glass is half full and we can all live and post happily together im sure....xx
 

Joe 1968

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I'm more than happy for any thread I have started to be removed or deleted.. if this helps .. :)
 

WTI

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Well that's two of us :D
Three of us.
Get rid of the top poster board and please for gods sake no more copied threads from AO.
Or any kind of collective group left over from AO keep it over there we don't want it on here.
 

Joe 1968

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Right .. this is my final post in this thread ..

ok ..so I started a few threads .. yes from other sites .. we have been through this all ready .. and the thread got closed if I remember ..

I havnt started any more since and nor do I intend to.

As for the top poster .. who exactly is counting .. I'm not .. and if you look .. you can actually close the side bar off .. along with the threads one above .. something I did in my first day as it looks a lot cleaner .. :)

Ive sent Matt a PM asking for my threads to be removed .. then there is no reason for AO to be mentioned again .. :)

So .. get your thinking caps on as replacements will be needed .. :)
 

Csr dog

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Let's not kid ourselves here, you make 'post count' a priority and you end up with AO, you make established trolls/baiters from AO moderators on here and guess what you end up with....
If you want a cleaner forum then have a rethink, all you've done is drag the worst from AO onto here.
Sorry if this sounds blunt, but it is.
If I'm wrong then fair enough, and I'm prepared to be corrected.
Blunt and harsh and i know who youre aiming at! Unfair tbh as no one is doing one post answers apart from the word association thread. I look at the threads started here and there isnt a lot mirrored from ao. I was on ao yesterday and looking at the site now it is slowly dying due to the fact that some of the regular guys on there spend time on here. If you feel the threads are boring or not to what you expect why dont you start one or two and contribute :thumb1:

There was a lot of whining and nasty work going on over at ao so people have stopped posting or cut back, have you now not noticed how poor the threads are over there? Threads are started here and they do get replied to and contributed to, for all the unhappy folk, stop complaining and start some threads or are you just happy to sit on the sidelines and sniper other users!
 

AlfaDrivingFan

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Three of us.
Get rid of the top poster board and please for gods sake no more copied threads from AO.
Or any kind of collective group left over from AO keep it over there we don't want it on here.
Subtle :saifi:

Sorry for trying to do something constructive to get this forum going, it's a real shame some of us feel the need to be unfriendly and unwelcoming.
 
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conaero

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Ok I have had some discussions by private post and I think the best cause of action here is to used the CHAT thread for the random stuff and refrain from creating threads that really are wide of the Alfa marque.

As for unfriendly behaviour, it has been noted and it will not be tolerated.

Myself and the mod crew have invested a huge amount of time and money to bring you a new forum to use and for the princely sum of nothing to you all.

If members continue to take jabs at the staff or other members you will be banned. You know who you are, consider this your final warning.

Play nice and thanks to all the members for your continued support whilst we find our feet.
 
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Csr dog

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Not sure if this would work but could the chat thread be turned into a chat lounge where we could add random and unusual threads?
 

conaero

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The issue is that any users glancing at the home page will see all these threads listed in the most recent threads sidebar and will wonder if they are in fact on the Alfa forum they signed up for if you get my drift?
 

ALFA TUNER

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I can see your point about being a new forum and lets generate some threads,but if you look there are at least four Christmas related threads already !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,prune them and merge them into one,real easy,put all the silly joke threads into the main chat thread,etc,also ask certain members to stop posting rubish to create post count(not my forum but better start as you mean to go on).
 

Csr dog

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Not speaking for anyone else but im not here for post counts, i have been here for 3-4 weeks and only posted 300 times. I can do 300 per day over on ao.
 

Joe 1968

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The issue is that any users glancing at the home page will see all these threads listed in the most recent threads sidebar and will wonder if they are in fact on the Alfa forum they signed up for if you get my drift?
Any way to have the last / latest threads from the technical section shown in the side bar Matt ?