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« on: 02:39:07 AM / 27-May-10 »
FYI, I've been gone, dealing with finals, but this was brought to my attention tonight, and I knew it would head there eventually, because sometimes people set aside good sense.

Look, I like what Matt Castle's doing on his blog site. It's good stuff. He knows I approve of what he's done there.

I don't even mind the occasional thread in Coffee shop discussing something on his S12 blog.

However, we don't need to turn Club-S12's forum into a regular advertisement for his blog site. I know a few of you have Matt's logo and a link to his S12 blog in your signatures, and that's ok too. But I don't need to see multiple links to articles on his site in your signatures, nor do we need to announce on THIS site every time THAT site creates a new entry. Why?

Because if anyone wants to go read and keep up with his blog, you can all GO there and DO so, like I do. We don't need to be constantly updated here. Ben and I respect his site, but we don't need a regular update on its goings on. That's why you just GO to the site and read the damn content lol.

I'm not removing links in sigs to his main site. Like I said, I personally support his efforts. But if you have links to articles or whatever, I'm removing them. If you keep posting "updates" for content on his site, I'm removing that, too. And if you have a problem with that, you can ask Matt what he thinks and, if he has a problem with that (which based on previous conversations with him, he will not), he knows how to get ahold of me.

Again, this ain't about S12silvia, it's about beating it to death. We're all grown-ups here. People know about the site. All the articles have COMMENTS provisions, where you can all discuss what's there. So discuss S12silvia articles on S12silvia, ok? I mean once in awhile I could understand. But we're not an extension of Matt's site, any more than his site is an extension of ours.


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Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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« Reply #1 on: 02:53:31 AM / 27-May-10 »
Colin I see you writing in this thread for a few mins now, better not be a book
« Last Edit: 02:53:53 AM / 27-May-10 by Arro »
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Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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[27:54] zastaba: I had a friend touch the contacts on his distributer once
[28:04] zastaba: He did the super jumping up and down pain dance

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« Reply #2 on: 02:54:41 AM / 27-May-10 »
Just wanted to add, as Arro used s12silvia as an example, that this goes for any site.
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Offline Draconis

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« Reply #3 on: 03:03:24 AM / 27-May-10 »
Sweet, nice to know that in your haste to edit my signature, you deleted my personal blog link, personal CarDomain link, and a photographer's link with whom I work with.  My sig. was only concerned with s12s in print.  That included Keith, who's Reader's Ride has been lost on these forums for quite a while.  Or even the link to my personal foray into printed materials that is about three years old.

I can understand about the thread I started... Probably should have thought about finding Markus' thread and throwing it up there since it is his car and such.  I figured it would be cool to see another S12 besides Henry's that made a feature.

Also, by glancing at the thread that I was sent an IM to while doing homework, nice to see that you are specifically looking to me amongst whatever else you may be observing.  I mean after all, I was the one who had several links to S12Silvia.com in my sig. and posted that thread.  I actually debated about posting it.  I guess it did turn out as my first inclination.

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« Reply #4 on: 03:15:11 AM / 27-May-10 »
Yep, you were indeed the inspiration for this thread, dude. Not really hiding that fact. And yep, I did edit your sig. Not really hiding that fact, either. If I accidentally deleted something other than the list of articles, you and I both have seen the smallish window for editing sigs, and with all that web code, it's no wonder I overshot. Sorry bout that. Anyways it's not like you can't put a link to your own personal articles. You can! You should. But that's all. You don't need to chronicle all the articles on another site. Or even on this one.

I'm not actually singling you out really. You did that. Anyways I took care of it, right?

Just understand the reasons stated above, play fair, and don't stress over it. Matt and I, again, are on the same page.

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Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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[27:54] zastaba: I had a friend touch the contacts on his distributer once
[28:04] zastaba: He did the super jumping up and down pain dance

Offline Draconis

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« Reply #5 on: 04:35:00 AM / 27-May-10 »
You know as well as I, you can single anyone out without actually doing it.  This stuff has been going on before as people have changed their signature for their mood, particular thought process, or whatever behooves them.  You singled me out by stating it publicly and not pmming me telling me to change my sig. due to your post that stared this thread.  You were on IM, have my number and all that good stuff that you had access to discuss it with me privately without posting a reply calling me by name.

You have been able to go through my profile enough before to single out individual parts of it, so the whole bit about not being able to see well... I guess it depends on what tool you were using at the time, I feel it was more of what was easier knowing that I can replace the links of my choice 'within' the guidelines.

I far from stress over it.  I have other things to stress over.  Reason why it took me so long to write my first reply and so long for me to get back to you.  Playing fair?  Tell me who one here has ever truly played fair?  I can tell you, those who have been most active in some way or another do not play fair.  It is human to be biased.  It has been seen from many angles from many individuals time and again.

All I did was put links to only those S12s that were in print: Ben D, Keith, me, Henry, and now Markus.  Each have access to being downloaded.  As far as I'm aware, Ben D's, Keith's, nor Markus' were unavailable on this site.  If you dig far enough you may be able to find mine, if the hosted pictures are still there.  Henry's... you sort of have to use links to other sites in order to obtain a full copy of his.  All in all, I think my signature was rather benign and gave a shout-out to all those S12s that are held as inspiration to many without needing to dig through a forum to find.  If I did it right, I was within signature regulation size... low content so doesnt each up bandwidth or slow down processing... nothing really that offensive to anyone really.

But go for it.  Fits the pattern.  By the way, from what I was aware, a discussion had to do more with freedom of content within signatures without the normal/assumed profanity and such... but it is your site so you do have final say.

*edited to fix multiple gross spelling mistake.
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« Reply #6 on: 04:55:04 AM / 27-May-10 »
It wasn't a previous rule, it's just a common-sense thing. And yeah, Matt basically said it shouldn't be a big deal unless it's over the top. And I told him, it isn't a big deal if someone links to his or any site in their sig, unless it was over the top. Which yours in particular was.

Anyways whatever, it's what I decided. Matt isn't taking offense at it. Nor should he.


Edit: removed the useless posts from this thread.

Edit #2: and telling me "fits the pattern", Colin you might as well told me to eff off lol. Don't play with me. Be a man and don't use dramatic phrases like some of the people on here... don't hint at shit. If it had been someone else doing something excessive, I would have done the same thing. I can't make a rule for common sense, you should have known that listing a half dozen links to the same site in your sig was dumb. You're a smart guy, you should have known better. Anyways, there's no "pattern" other than Arro gets annoyed when he sees someone isn't using common sense.
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Quote from: ka-t.org
Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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[27:54] zastaba: I had a friend touch the contacts on his distributer once
[28:04] zastaba: He did the super jumping up and down pain dance

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« Reply #7 on: 11:36:49 AM / 27-May-10 »
Its kinda like posting links to articles on jalopnik or speedhunters. Either you read them or you don't (you should) but don't need an update on everything going on over there. This is a pretty hard and fast rule on my celica site
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« Reply #8 on: 02:49:44 PM / 27-May-10 »
Well, I can say that not everything was updated on this site.  Very few in fact.

But as far as your comment about your Celica site, it apparently depends on the site's leaders.  I do know that on several of the Skyline sites I frequent quite a bit all have bits from the GTR Blog on their front page.  From what I can tell, it's an automatic update as well.  I know some even have updates with news concerning Nissan Co.  But as was stated by Arro above, ix nay on the excessive discussion.

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« Reply #9 on: 03:05:18 PM / 27-May-10 »
I'm not including it in the rules because I think it's common courtesy to a community to not do that. From the handful of PM's I got, apparently I'm not the only one. Although I wish those of you who thank me in PM's would just man-up and post your opinions here
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Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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[27:54] zastaba: I had a friend touch the contacts on his distributer once
[28:04] zastaba: He did the super jumping up and down pain dance

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« Reply #10 on: 03:18:47 PM / 27-May-10 »
why? are you jeeloususus>?


caged ca20e/ka24e/sr20det/ka24de/1jzgte SRA hatch. super sick

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« Reply #11 on: 03:27:45 PM / 27-May-10 »
i dont mean to sound like a ass hole but i personally think that if a link contains information that could be useful to other members then it should be posted and thank the poster for the info..... instead of creating another "useless drama" thread like this..... i mena that is just my take on it


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« Reply #12 on: 03:29:21 PM / 27-May-10 »
its a damn sig. i dont see the issue. if anything seeing some other links will make users like s12's more imo. w/e

i like gay porn. but i dont post that in my sig links. ISNT THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU ARRO!
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caged ca20e/ka24e/sr20det/ka24de/1jzgte SRA hatch. super sick

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« Reply #13 on: 06:15:20 PM / 27-May-10 »
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its a damn sig. i dont see the issue. if anything seeing some other links will make users like s12's more imo. w/e

i like gay porn. but i dont post that in my sig links. ISNT THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU ARRO!

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« Reply #14 on: 07:12:33 PM / 27-May-10 »
My only beef regarding signature content is the general quantity and size of images. Do they really need to be in the vicintity of 1000px X 500px?

Seriously Arro, if you're so hell-bent on controlling board content, then just shut the place down, and tell everyone to get lost. Same goes for anyone else that has decided to hop on the anti-AUS12/S12Siliva bandwagon.

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« Reply #15 on: 07:26:40 PM / 27-May-10 »
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My only beef regarding signature content is the general quantity and size of images. Do they really need to be in the vicintity of 1000px X 500px?

Seriously Arro, if you're so hell-bent on controlling board content, then just shut the place down, and tell everyone to get lost. Same goes for anyone else that has decided to hop on the anti-AUS12/S12Siliva bandwagon.
I think you sir misunderstand whats going on, but oh well, thats your right.

As for AUS12, i dont know any of us that dislike it.  I know of a few people who dislike s12silvia (as we found out in methylprop's post a month or two ago).
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« Reply #16 on: 07:32:50 PM / 27-May-10 »
No, no. What I said about signature content is still relevent. Ie, it's not ok to rep certain things in some peoples' cases but we can put an entire desktop wallpaper as our signature. Go figure.

It basically highlights the stupidity of the concept of this thread.

I know there are still a few AUS12 'dislikers' out there. I remember us having to pointlessly go on justifiying our existance when AUS12 first appeared, because some people felt that this site should be the one and only.
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« Reply #17 on: 07:33:45 PM / 27-May-10 »
I only post in here to offer my uselessness of indifference.

Oh wait... I stepped in to say I hardly look at sigs anyways. So I didn't notice anything, much less for it to be any kind of a problem. I'm sure that goes the same for quite a few people on here too.

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« Reply #18 on: 07:53:26 PM / 27-May-10 »
I believe the size of the signature is restricted to 600x200, TOTAL size limited to 600x350. or something like that, so no you cant put large pictures either.

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« Reply #19 on: 08:04:23 PM / 27-May-10 »
Colin, I am sorry man.  I must have missed what magazine your car has been published in.  I know there is an article on it on s12silvia.com but I wouldn't exactly consider that "in print".
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