New off-topic area

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From now on, the "General" area will be limited to general topics related to model cars and/or general automotive-related topics.

From now on all off-topic stuff needs to be posted in the new "Off-Topic" Lounge in the "Community" section. Note, this new off-topic area is NOT a rant section. No ranting, personal attacks, political or religious posts will be allowed–all current forum rules apply to this area. This new area has been created as a courtesy to those of you (including me) who like to socialize here beyond model cars, and to keep the "General" area limited to model car/automotive topics only.

Casey and I will be gradually moving all current off-topic threads out of the "General" section and into the "Off-Topic Lounge" over the next day or two.

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Let's hope this will bring some credibility back to the General Section.

At the moment it is more of a Chat Section.

CadillacPat

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Let's hope this will bring some credibility back to the General Section.

At the moment it is more of a Chat Section.

CadillacPat

Yes, that's the intent.

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Then it should be the "Enlisted Area".............Dang Generals!

AND that egg still should of gone to wanted.......... :rolleyes:

Edited by G Holding

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So, what's the difference between this off topic section and the off topic section that you had to get rid of a couple years ago?

That "off-topic" section was called "Rants and Raves." Bad title. Too many people took it to mean that they could go off on other people, fling accusations, cause trouble, etc. It was a mess.

This new area is meant for all the birthday posts, jokes, "my cat just died" kind of stuff, not for personal attacks. There will be no ranting allowed. The point is to keep the "General" section at the top limited to model car and other automotive-related stuff only.

If people abuse this new off-topic section, I'll delete it, and delete all other off-topic stuff that gets posted in the General section.... and we just won't allow any off-topic stuff anymore.

It's up to you guys.

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But we're still supposed to pose general questions in the "Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials" section, right?

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But we're still supposed to pose general questions in the "Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials" section, right?

Right! And post any club info in the "Under Glass" section! :lol:

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Awesome!It is nice that the mods are responsive to member requests!Now if only they don't abuse it!

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Very cool, and thanks for all you do Gents! B)

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Awesome!It is nice that the mods are responsive to member requests!Now if only they don't abuse it!

Well, that's the thing. We shall see...

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But it's at the bottom!!! How will I ever find it? :lol:

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But it's at the bottom!!! How will I ever find it? :lol:

:lol:

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Well that stinks liked it the way it was!! Just because some people can't understand a few simple rules Dang!!

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Well that stinks liked it the way it was!! Just because some people can't understand a few simple rules Dang!!

It doesn't really have anything to do with people not understanding the rules. Up til now, "anything goes" was the rule in the General section. I just think it's better if we keep the General section limited to topics that are model car or automotive related, and put the real "off-topic" stuff in a separate place.

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Harry... I think this is a great idea that you and Casey have added this section.

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But harry where do I post if my cat tried to blind me with the wrong thinner through my clogged airbrush that had a leak in the hose. :P

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Beware Harry some rants and raves may return.... :lol:

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But it's at the bottom!!! How will I ever find it? :lol:

That's easy! Just tie weights to your shoes... OR ... your feet, and they will show you the way to the area LOL

PS if you go past it and don't stop, it's not my fault.. LOL

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Just one question:

How am I supposed to read your posts in Colonel Potter's voice when you changed your avatar?

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is it okay to post my resume?

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That's easy! Just tie weights to your shoes... OR ... your feet, and they will show you the way to the area LOL

PS if you go past it and don't stop, it's not my fault.. LOL

Now that just might be the best idea I've heard all day!

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Just one question:

How am I supposed to read your posts in Colonel Potter's voice when you changed your avatar?

You'll have to read them in Prince Harry's voice now... :D

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You'll have to read them in Prince Harry's voice now... :D

Just as long as we don't have to use Harry Belafonte's voice! :blink:

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What does Sidney Poitier have to do with Harry Belafonte? Oh, wait. Don't say it . . . I don't want to know!

The real question is ~ ~ ~ why is this thread posted in "General" instead of in "The Off-Topic Lounge?"

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