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Old 06-12-2018, 13:40   #16
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Nigel, when Iím fit and well I instruct young people in my spare time on a voluntary basis. I make a point of never making people feel bad about asking questions and I often tell youngsters the only stupid question is the one that doesnít get asked. I try and live by that type of rule of thumb.

I think this place has got to be a one off forum, club, pub group of friends. At the moment this place has been a hell of a strength for me and Iím so grateful for the support.

Long may it last too so that I can pay back the support.
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Old 06-12-2018, 18:45   #17
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Nigel, when Iím fit and well I instruct young people in my spare time on a voluntary basis. I make a point of never making people feel bad about asking questions and I often tell youngsters the only stupid question is the one that doesnít get asked. I try and live by that type of rule of thumb.

I think this place has got to be a one off forum, club, pub group of friends. At the moment this place has been a hell of a strength for me and Iím so grateful for the support.

Long may it last too so that I can pay back the support.



That's exactly the attitude I meant!!!!!!
It also doesn't appear to matter what 4x4 you drive------- or even IF you drive one!
I was a member of a motorhome forum for a ( very) short time and at meets the rows of motorhomes would be in value order------ yes that's correct, the most expensive ones at the front!!!! Pamala and I weren't even allowed on their field as we only had a land rover and roof tent!!!! We went to the meet to try and decide what motorhome to buy--------
We learnt a good lesson there------- apart from the fact that that club was not for us!!!!!!!
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Old 06-12-2018, 19:40   #18
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I am a member on several forums, both cars and bikes. This is the only one where I pay a subscription, and the only one that I would pay for. My main bike forum is like this but there are only about 250 members and only 20 or so who post regularly But we all live within an hour of each other and meet once a month. This is the only other forum where I have actually met members in the flesh. as said previously this is a group of friends. Some come and go but lots stay, and even if you don't post for a while its like you were never away.I know if I post a problem on here I will have several replies within 24 hrs from people I trust
There have been some characters on here over the years, Alex,Ryan, I was trying to find his classic thread about his girl friend coming to stay but I couldn't fined it . so funny! and that's why it's so good here
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Old 06-12-2018, 20:31   #19
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I do think that contributing a nominal amount towards running cost of the forum also helps sort the wheat from the chaff.
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Old 06-12-2018, 20:53   #20
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I already created and managed a forum in Portugal, and it's a hard job to keep everybody happy.
Mainly when you have some disruptive members that you can't get out.

As someone already told, the pay subscription helps to keep the unwanted outside.

In 4x4 foruns have more activity then other due to the "Green laning" as you call it and after the green laning the posts about repairing what was broken last weekend!!!

And great friendships are made!
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Old 06-12-2018, 23:07   #21
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I already created and managed a forum in Portugal, and it's a hard job to keep everybody happy.
Mainly when you have some disruptive members that you can't get out.

As someone already told, the pay subscription helps to keep the unwanted outside.

In 4x4 foruns have more activity then other due to the "Green laning" as you call it and after the green laning the posts about repairing what was broken last weekend!!!

And great friendships are made!




Hi
I hope it is acceptable for you to tell me the name of the forum you created??? If it is related to 4x4s that is!!!!
I have joined a Nissan forum in Portugal but it is really slow unlike this one!!!!!!!
Although we don't intend to destroy our Terrano 1 off road it would be enjoyable for us to meet others here and do some non damaging green lanes, we are impressed by the number of T 1 that are still used as daily transport!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:27   #22
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Thankyou all for your great replies, I would have made comment sooner but have been busy with study, I'm a uni student now don't you know

I must say I have to agree with everything said, as I originally asked I was just wondering what everyone else thought on why this has beaten off facebook when other forums didn't, from personal experience on here I know people are prepared to help with not just advice on repairs etc. but with personal family issues too.

I have been on here now myself for 8 years and keep paying the subscription fee so I have access to everything
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:24   #23
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Hi
I hope it is acceptable for you to tell me the name of the forum you created??? If it is related to 4x4s that is!!!!
I have joined a Nissan forum in Portugal but it is really slow unlike this one!!!!!!!
Although we don't intend to destroy our Terrano 1 off road it would be enjoyable for us to meet others here and do some non damaging green lanes, we are impressed by the number of T 1 that are still used as daily transport!!
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No, it wasn't a 4x4 forum.
It's a old cars forum, SAABs.

I do still own one!
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Old 07-12-2018, 21:25   #24
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There must be something about this place.

Been here 10 years...

Is there ever a way out, I don't have a 4x4 and still I'm stuck.
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Nah you are not stuck zipps you just enjoy this place like I do, Rick
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There must be something about this place.

Been here 10 years...

Is there ever a way out, I don't have a 4x4 and still I'm stuck.
The reason you can't get out, is the mud's too thick, and you don't have a Terrano!!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 22:04   #27
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I was thinking about this thread earlier as I was reading a thread on a social media page. Basically someone had joined and asked a question of a subject that has a separate page. The post was answered once I believe asking them to repost in the correct area.
Anyway the point of this was that it came to a head as the poster wasnít happy at having posts deleted, in fairness there is a list of rules but for whatever reason hadnít been seen. Unfortunately it finished up with quite an unfriendly thread complete with expletives and I have to say that the admins of the page did try and calm the situation.
Much as Iím happy enough to abide by the rules of a forum or social media page without any problem at all it just made me think of the points that have been highlighted within this thread. Iím not going to go into further details about what I saw because it really isnít important. Just made me think what a special place this is and appreciate what we have.
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Think we all got some good friends here.
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