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Old 07-01-2016, 04:12 PM   #26
 
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I'm one of the people who think shit has changed. So go ahead and harass me. I used to be on all day everyday and now just come on when bored. I don't know what specifically has changed about the site but it definitely has a different vibe that started about a year ago or so. I've done exactly what most of you have said which is just put my phone down and ignore the site. It's 100% and open forum which makes it awesome, but also has some bad side effects and it got to the point were I couldn't just skim over some of it and just stopped posting and coming on.
For a quick example we recently had the gay night club shooting which of course is fucked up, but at the same exact time in another thread we have people arguing and calling each other *******, gays, fucking homos, etc... To me that's just messed up so I avoid it.
Also the racism on here gets out of control sometimes. I laugh at a lot of stuff and think tons of stereo types are hilarious, but when unprovoked and some random racist remark gets said for no reason except to just be racist I find that fucked up and just leave the thread or site.
Also used to hang out in bored thread everyday and lately it seems more like the "why my life sucks ass and let's complain about everything thread" it's like Gav ate the "what made you say fuck thread" and shit it out in bored thread. There are some good stuff in there too, but when it's mostly negative I just leave because I don't enjoy negative shit.

So there are my feelings and it doesn't even cover everything. Can't wait to hear how I'm wrong and don't matter cause I barely post anyways.
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I asked, and you replied. Its exactly what I hoped would happen. And I'll be sure to address your thoughts later today.
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I've been to a few TCG meets/gatherings. People seem very clicky. Like homo high school type clicky. I can say I did not feel welcomed. From my past experience with my Marauder forum peeps. My first local gathering I was welcomed by many. Felt like I knew these people for years by the end of the night. My first Louisville gathering us new guys were treated like long time friends. And it's been that way since the very first Marauder meets in 2002/03. I make it a priority to make new people feel welcomed. That way they feel like part of the friendship, come back for more fun and become friends.

And because of this, I have developed friendships worthy of lifetime friendships.

Maybe I caught people on a bad day.

As for the website. There are a few who think they are God and what they say is the land of the law. They try and either put people down or make them feel insignificant. As for me. I have thick skin. But for many others I am thinking they don't.

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I may not be as active on here but I used to be active on other forums. The thing I see is that when forums were thriving there was information shared, good conversation and the occasional banter between members. That was fun in my eyes but then again I'm older. Now I see it is a contest, sorry I don't have an example right now at least on this forum, to be the king troll, trolls trolling trolls or the stupid ass fake trolls. This is just something I have seen more lately. I think I don't like it because I don't understand half of it...
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I've been to a few TCG meets/gatherings. People seem very clicky. Like homo high school type clicky. I can say I did not feel welcomed. From my past experience with my Marauder forum peeps. My first local gathering I was welcomed by many. Felt like I knew these people for years by the end of the night. My first Louisville gathering us new guys were treated like long time friends. And it's been that way since the very first Marauder meets in 2002/03. I make it a priority to make new people feel welcomed. That way they feel like part of the friendship, come back for more fun and become friends.

And because of this, I have developed friendships worthy of lifetime friendships.

Maybe I caught people on a bad day.
Ill address your one point quickly as I'm out the door soon and I grow EXTREMELY tired of hearing it.

The clicky thing, ya...there can be that, partly b/c a lot of us have known each other for 10 or so years BUT, with that said...it goes both ways. If you just stand around by your car and act standoffish, youre going to get lost in crowds. Walk up to the group, walk up to someone, whip your dick out and get noticed.

Im notoriously bad at introducing myself, I make no excuses for that. Most know that. But at dinner meets, for example, I do make it a point to move around and talk with all the groups / tables. Parking lot meets and such are slightly different. I'll walk around and then usually end back up towards the front of the lot so that I can be seen if people need me.

I guess after 10 years, its very hard to always make sure I'm saying hi to people, especially when I happen to recognize repeat visitors who do nothing but roll in, stand there then leave and bitch on the forum that no one said anything to them (general statement, as it happens plenty of times).

Point is, you have to be willing to put yourself out there just as much the senior members of the site need to make sure they're making themselves friendly and available.
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I may not be as active on here but I used to be active on other forums. The thing I see is that when forums were thriving there was information shared, good conversation and the occasional banter between members. That was fun in my eyes but then again I'm older. Now I see it is a contest, sorry I don't have an example right now at least on this forum, to be the king troll, trolls trolling trolls or the stupid ass fake trolls. This is just something I have seen more lately. I think I don't like it because I don't understand half of it...
Trolling has gotten a bit out of hand and at its core, its mostly my fault. I encouraged anonymous posting in the HOPES that people would be adults and be more eager to post on the forum and join in discussions (I'm talking about the FB generation). But instead its jut been a clusterfuck of current members abusing it. Sometimes its funny, other times I just roll my eyes and become annoyed.

I want to turn it back off but there are some who use it for the intended purposes...so its hard to decide what to do.

Trolling in general has definitely ramped up as of late but I think that comes and goes in cycles, at least in my experiences with forums for the past 10-15 years.

I also dont set and enforce rules. I dont really enforce anything, so there can be some mixed signals on whats allowed and whats not.
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I'm one of the people who think shit has changed. So go ahead and harass me. I used to be on all day everyday and now just come on when bored. I don't know what specifically has changed about the site but it definitely has a different vibe that started about a year ago or so. I've done exactly what most of you have said which is just put my phone down and ignore the site. It's 100% and open forum which makes it awesome, but also has some bad side effects and it got to the point were I couldn't just skim over some of it and just stopped posting and coming on.
For a quick example we recently had the gay night club shooting which of course is fucked up, but at the same exact time in another thread we have people arguing and calling each other *******, gays, fucking homos, etc... To me that's just messed up so I avoid it.
Also the racism on here gets out of control sometimes. I laugh at a lot of stuff and think tons of stereo types are hilarious, but when unprovoked and some random racist remark gets said for no reason except to just be racist I find that fucked up and just leave the thread or site.
Also used to hang out in bored thread everyday and lately it seems more like the "why my life sucks ass and let's complain about everything thread" it's like Gav ate the "what made you say fuck thread" and shit it out in bored thread. There are some good stuff in there too, but when it's mostly negative I just leave because I don't enjoy negative shit.

So there are my feelings and it doesn't even cover everything. Can't wait to hear how I'm wrong and don't matter cause I barely post anyways.
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if I'm not at work or really bored, I don't browse much. I think a lot of the first few years crew are just old AF now and have home/wife/kid stuff occupying our time.
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As I've said in other threads, I've just grown tired of some of the members in general and don't like their attitude. Reading everyone's dick swinging comments and subtle bragging threads just gets old. Same for meets, I don't want to go hang out and listen to people talk shit about everyone not there.
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I disagree with a few points here, i joined up a few years ago, i went to a few Lukes outings and drag week last year. id love to be more active face to face but the reality is my family and work come before the car scene, that being said when i met @Mook he was nothing but friendly with me, same with @Eagle and @greasy, so i dont know that i agree everyone her is clicky. I think people are friends because they go to shit and make friends.

As far as site content goes, i think everyone does an ok job of policing themselves, ive seen boards that are much worse, the on topic is from what i see just that, and the off topic is just a bunch of shit shooting, i say continue course and speed and ill continue to post my bullshit and show up to my 1 meet a year.

Oh and i remember something about an ex gf thread???? Do i need start cheating on my wife for content or can someone step up *cough* @OffshoreDrilling *cough*
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I appreciate the time people take to post their thoughts and perception, no matter how fucking bat shit crazy some of you are.
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Ill address your one point quickly as I'm out the door soon and I grow EXTREMELY tired of hearing it.

The clicky thing, ya...there can be that, partly b/c a lot of us have known each other for 10 or so years BUT, with that said...it goes both ways. If you just stand around by your car and act standoffish, youre going to get lost in crowds. Walk up to the group, walk up to someone, whip your dick out and get noticed.

Im notoriously bad at introducing myself, I make no excuses for that. Most know that. But at dinner meets, for example, I do make it a point to move around and talk with all the groups / tables. Parking lot meets and such are slightly different. I'll walk around and then usually end back up towards the front of the lot so that I can be seen if people need me.

I guess after 10 years, its very hard to always make sure I'm saying hi to people, especially when I happen to recognize repeat visitors who do nothing but roll in, stand there then leave and bitch on the forum that no one said anything to them (general statement, as it happens plenty of times).


Tired of hearing about it. Well perhaps it's a problem then? You want to retain members. Then perhaps long time friends/members should act so. LOLzzz . There is a good reason why so many Marauder owners travel from all points of the country to our Marauder meets. It's because we welcome all. I get the longtime friendships. We have those too obviously. But we make it a point and effort to make the new guys feel welcome and part of the gang and many keep coming back.

As for me. I walk and talk to people if they are near their car. But when a new member/outsider who shows up at a meet and their is a group of members huddled around like a circle jerk. LOLzzzz. It can be pretty intimidating and those people will most likely not return to a meet or the website.

I enjoy TCG. ITS A GOOD SITE. It has a little of everything from cars, chicks, news, politics and nakedness.

Like I said. Take for what it's worth. It is what it is. And I hope TCG is around a long time.


Have a great weekend everyone. Be safe and Enjoy it.
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The SHO convention is the same way, but I think that comes with most groups that are based around a specific model car.
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Meh, people just blow things out of proportion IMO. Too many feelings floating around.

I think the PC attitude the media bombards on the news, radio, and other places like social media is just rubbing off onto a lot of people. Nothing has really changed, but people are taking offense to the same old stuff that was normal before. Specifically the racist and bigot words people are referring to. They've ALWAYS been used, on here and in real life. I guess some people are just getting fed up with it. It's not going to change though, so just take it with a grain of salt. I don't use them that often, but i can see how using them after a tragedy like the Orlando shooting could piss a couple people off.
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Im already the creepy old bachelor. Everyone is dropping like flies
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Pretty disrespectful comment imo.

John (Emerson) and I had a couples night at Coppers Hawk 2 weeks ago. I asked why he wasn't as active, he said he comes on once, twice a day. I'll let him explain if he feels @emersonhartfuckforgottherest Fuckin guy cracks me up.
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