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Dave Ambrose

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About Dave Ambrose

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  • Birthday 05/31/1955

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    Poway, CA
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    Dave Ambrose

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  1. Reveal your user name origin

    The board was 6 months old when they registered too. I like your idea. But, we'd have to write more than a little code to perform that purge intelligently. It becomes a matter of finite time and priorities. I will check and see if there might be some support from the forum vendor. Thanks, Dave
  2. Reveal your user name origin

    The name Stavanzer was taken when you tried to sign up. Apparently, you're not the only model car builder who likes that character.
  3. Cars made under licence overseas

    Morris Minors, and Oxfords (I think) were build under license in both New Zealand and India.
  4. Scary Jerry's Electro Rat

    Very cool. You rarely see those headlights. Where did they come from?
  5. Reveal your user name origin

    Lots of cool and interesting stories here. I'm boring. I got my name from my parents. I've been on the Internet since the days of smart people sitting at dumb terminals. (sometimes I miss those days). I've had multiple pseudonyms over the years. The only one that stuck was my real name, or some close variant to it. I've been known for being active in astronomy, scuba diving, target shooting, and any number of other things driven primarily by my kids interests. The only really enduring things have been astronomy and scuba diving. Got back into model cars when I tore up my knee during a dive and was laid up for a while. It's an activity that has stuck, and coexists nicely with other things.
  6. Gregg's Status

    He has his surgery on Tuesday. I'll post as soon as I know anything.
  7. I am no longer able to post

    I finally ran into that 404 error for myself. It’s definitely related to the size of the post.
  8. Edit Feature - Now Time Limited?

    Not so much broken as makes us vulnerable to getting hacked. I lengthened the edit window to 3 days. This isn't perfect, but hopefully an improvement. It's going to take me some time to figure out how we mitigate this vulnerability, and get us back to where we can edit old content again. I understand your frustration, but please bear with me.
  9. Edit Feature - Now Time Limited?

    The forum software keeps track of most recent postings. It's how the topics are ordered in their listing. For various reasons, I can't just take this off. The question is how short can I make it without badly impacting legitimate usage? We may get a preview function with the new version of the forum software. I will ask.
  10. Edit Feature - Now Time Limited?

    I didn't know the subject line no longer editable after the timeout. OK. Bear with me. I'll make some modifications but it will take a week or so.
  11. Edit Feature - Now Time Limited?

    Wow. I didn't know that so many people were doing this. I thought it was just me. I made some changes. The post is now locked 45 minutes after creation. I can lengthen that out, but I don't want to turn it off altogether.
  12. Shenanigans

    Welcome back, Nick. I'm going to move you over to the welcome section, where you can be greeted properly.
  13. Hey administrators! Can we get a new topic!

    I keep thinking a paint topic would be a good idea. But, we have to be very careful not to create too many categories or nobody will find anything.
  14. Ace-Garageguy, so long

    I think this has run its course, and like the Airing of Grievances at Festivus, needs to come to an end. Religion and politics have always been forbidden here, even as humor. First, they aren't relevant to model cars. Second, they are topics that generate a lot of contention, and rarely have what could be considered correct and verifiable answers. You can generally assume that if it has the picture of a current or past POTUS, it's political. If you're in doubt, ask a mod first. If you want those kinds of discussions, there are plenty of other places to have them. I would remind people that while criticizing behavior is nominally allowed, it should be done with kindness and care. There is a very fine line between that and an ad hominum* attack which will get you in plenty of hot water with the moderators. *I highly recommend this Wikipedia article. Paul Graham's hierarchy of argument is very useful for characterizing both your own behavior, and that of others.
  15. Locked Out.

    -33 is just brutal. I’m in the San Diego area. We bundle up and shiver piteously whenever the air temperature drops below 50 F.