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Old 09-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Who thinks we should show trev0006 the door?

All he ever does is post links to DPC Cars. No comment, no worthwhile contribution, just spam. I would like to see a stop put to it as it adds nothing to the forum and none of us need help finding that site if we want to go there. I have no idea why he feels so compelled to keep doing this, especially since a few members have already indicated that he is only making a nuisance of himself. It really is getting annoying.

Now, if everyone else is enjoying these links then fine, I'll stop being a cranky old bugger and not say another word about it. But if enough members are as irritated by this as I am then perhaps we should first ask him to cease and desist and then, if he won't comply, give him the punt.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Oops, somehow managed to post this twice in two different sections, not quite sure how that happened. Sorry folks. Now who's the spammer??
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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I don't really think he reads this forum, I also belong to a BMW forum and he does the same thing there.

He is obviously affiliated with the website.

No harm done and the links are car related.

Why do you care? Don't open them if you aren't interested. Its that easy!

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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I care because its usually the same recycled crap and it clogs up this forum.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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If there are particular members that bother you and you do not want to see their posts or receive Private Messages and Emails from them, then you can add these members to your 'Ignore List'. There are several ways to do this:

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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Tried that, but it doesn't remove all the message headers from my view, so the lounge still shows all threads he has started, just not his posts within that thread. I'm quite convinced he only does this because he knows it is annoying and he likes being a dick.
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Agreed - if we could have him removed that would be great.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #9
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Good suggestion. I have just reported one of his posts and explained my reasons for doing so. Perhaps some other peeps here can do the same thing and we can be rid of this idiot.
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censorship - I love it! from now on, only people that Mark T likes can post here.

but hold it, what if someone decides that mark t's posts provide "no worthwhile contribution'? should he be kicked off?!?!? who defines 'worthwhile contribution' anyway? mark t? the moderator? whoever stumbles across this thread?

mark t writes "if everyone else is enjoying these links then fine" - what if i'm the only guy enjoying them (which I do; sad to say but I quite liked the post about hot girls of motorsport); is that enough to avoid excommunication? or is some sort of majority vote required? censorship is now democratic? we can vote away a voice or an opinion?

I realise that this trev fellow is just a robot and should probably be booted, but am quite put off by this angry mob of townsfolk c/w torches and pitchforks (and the people that rile them up); it's tough to go back to civility once mob rule becomes the norm.
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You would appear to be the sole holder of that opinion. So far, anyway.

In fact, you will notice that not even trev0006 himself has made an appearance to defend his apparent right to spam us with the same link every day. Nor, methinks, will he. That's because he has no interest in this forum beyond how much money he is making from people here clicking on his links. In other words, abusing his membership here.

I have to admit you made me chuckle with the torch and pitchfork reference. For some reason it brought to mind the witch scene from Holy Grail.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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censorship - I love it! from now on, only people that Mark T likes can post here.

but hold it, what if someone decides that mark t's posts provide "no worthwhile contribution'? should he be kicked off?!?!? who defines 'worthwhile contribution' anyway? mark t? the moderator? whoever stumbles across this thread?

mark t writes "if everyone else is enjoying these links then fine" - what if i'm the only guy enjoying them (which I do; sad to say but I quite liked the post about hot girls of motorsport); is that enough to avoid excommunication? or is some sort of majority vote required? censorship is now democratic? we can vote away a voice or an opinion?

I realise that this trev fellow is just a robot and should probably be booted, but am quite put off by this angry mob of townsfolk c/w torches and pitchforks (and the people that rile them up); it's tough to go back to civility once mob rule becomes the norm.

I frankly don't give two hoots about Trev and his postings, I just found it very odd that ALL of his posts were links to the SAME website, this cat didn't even attempt to blend in lol.

I also find your censorship reference amusing, this guy is either someone profiting from posting links (either directly or he may be a principle / owner of the linked website) or a spambot and you're worried about his opinion being heard or rights as a forum "member"?

Alas...regarding your alluding to someone disagreeing with Mark T's opinion, at least he would be here to debate / defend it, Trev wouldn't even read or reply to it.


EDIT...........Crap....I repeated some of Mark's points above, should of read that one lol.

BTW....I do use the "Ignore User" button on certain members, it is a great feature.

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if you read my previous post i do state that i think trev is a robot or something similar and, if so, should go just like all the other spambots. my objection is to a collective mob deciding who stays and who goes based on their perception of 'worthwhile contribution' to the forum. self-appointed police. i mean, if you peruse the first few pages of mark t's list of posts, the majority of them are giving other people heck for not using the search function, asking dumb questions, or asking too much for things they are trying to sell - is that a worthwhile contribution? again, more self-appointed policing from my point of view. personally, i'd rather follow a link to a cool car site than watch some poor newb get bashed because he asked what kind of oil to use. but, that's MY decision, and i'd hate to have the ability to make that decision taken from me.
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if you read my previous post i do state that i think trev is a robot or something similar and, if so, should go just like all the other spambots. my objection is to a collective mob deciding who stays and who goes based on their perception of 'worthwhile contribution' to the forum. self-appointed police. i mean, if you peruse the first few pages of mark t's list of posts, the majority of them are giving other people heck for not using the search function, asking dumb questions, or asking too much for things they are trying to sell - is that a worthwhile contribution? again, more self-appointed policing from my point of view. personally, i'd rather follow a link to a cool car site than watch some poor newb get bashed because he asked what kind of oil to use. but, that's MY decision, and i'd hate to have the ability to make that decision taken from me.
Once again, if a user for whatever reason annoys you, use the "Ignore User" button and Wala, problem solved.

It has worked for me.
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It wouldn't be so bad if Trev's posts brought a level of enrichment to the forum like the Danger Winter Workout Series does.
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It wouldn't be so bad if Trev's posts brought a level of enrichment to the forum like the Danger Winter Workout Series does.
Has the release date been announced yet?
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What the hell? most of the posters on this thread are Canucks. What about the Canadian code of ' always take the high road', 'never complain', be ' friendly' always claim it's your fault and you're sorry' - **************** it. Ban the bastard!
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Oh - I notice you can't say certain words on this forum
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:31 AM   #20
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What the hell? most of the posters on this thread are Canucks. What about the Canadian code of ' always take the high road', 'never complain', be ' friendly' always claim it's your fault and you're sorry' - **************** it. Ban the bastard!
LOL! I thought I was taking the high road by ignoring the uncalled-for personal attack from the sole dissenting party.
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