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Title: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 25, 2019, 09:01:48 PM
We see some turmoil here.. and that’s distressing.

Let’s try and set this state of things straight. I do not want to pontificate with a long dialog.. just want to get us calibrated.

We all at HQ have been quite preoccupied with the pre and post convention work for SAAC-44.
(…which I might add was a very successful event, on many levels.. thanks to the hundreds of hours of work by many.)

It might be good to state why we have this Forum in the first place.
It was designed 11 years ago to be a place where our SAAC family can gather and interact online.

It was always meant to be cordial, casual and informative. A place to ask tech questions, sell a car, buy a part.. or just chat with other like-minded people. It also grew to be a place for Regional Clubs to have a place to communicate, without requiring them to have their own forum or website.
It has always been open to SAAC members and non-members alike.

And.. it has always been moderated with the presumption that everyone is a grown-up and can play nicely. No heavy handed lifeguard… just intervention when things go off the asphalt.
There are no multi-page complex rules to play here… again, we are all grown-ups.
You will find trouble here is you violate some simple rules…
 Pretty simple and straightforward?

Most of the posting areas relate to car topics and details; we have the Lounge for social and/or off car-topic posts.
It is really hard to break these rules.  11 years has proven that we, as a group, are quite good at self policing.
No one can deny that any reported post or action has not gone unnoticed or not dealt with in a civil manner. We have not had to ban anyone in many years and issues are dealt with as they arise.

It is very important to note that .. any Forum is ONLY AS GOOD as its members. We have quite a collection of people who are the best in the hobby as far as knowledge, tenure, enthusiasm and willingness to share.
We need these folks to balance out the newbies and the visitors looking in earnest to learn.
It’s our job at HQ to provide the best venue for this.. so we allow all corners of the hobby to be discussed…within the simple guidelines above.

-to be continued-
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 25, 2019, 09:05:31 PM
Recently, a thread about the C8 in the Florida Regional Forum caught fire.

Not surprising – a Ford vs Chevy topic.

But it spawned many concerns that need to be addressed.

First,  Regional Forums are there for the purpose of the region; if it’s not your region, you are not compelled to visit, read or reply.
This one spilled in the street and opened up a lot of angst toward the author and his antics. Many asked why Tony is a Forum Moderator. He is not. He is just a mod within the FL regional forum…as a few others are mods in their own areas. Simply to allow cleanup there when necessary.

Many have expressed dislike over the topics he has posted. I have spoken with Tony and we have an agreement as to the nature of any future posts.

I have also communicated with a few folks who have contacted HQ with concerns over the Forum’s integrity.
We are still in 110% and as, from the beginning, the forum quality is made by the members themselves.

HQ is here to make it a pleasant place to visit and gently provide the law and order.

No one wants to see anyone leave for a reason that could be addressed and corrected… that much is quite clear.
We want to hear what has your ire.. what can be done to improve the atmosphere… let us know.

To help smooth the environment and address some concerns sent to us… we have loaded a software feature that will let you IGNORE any sub forum and have it NOT appear in the Recent Post List.

To install this feature go to your Profile in the top menu

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Choose Modify Profile and click on Ignore Board Options

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Check the boxes of the Sub Forums that you do not want to see in the recent Post list

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Then Save the changes by clicking Change Profile in the bottom right corner

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This could reduce some blood pressures, in some small way.

Remember, this is a place that should be an escape from real life.. and fun to visit.
Be civil, think before you post and always let us know when things get ugly.

Thanks
Ron


Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Bob Gaines on July 25, 2019, 11:11:34 PM
It must be working I redid my profile and checked the box as instructed . It has been over a hour which by now there would have been at least two obscure car shows or a fishing report from a certain down south state posted. 
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Richstang on July 25, 2019, 11:18:54 PM
Profile updated - Thank You Ron!
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Doug C on July 26, 2019, 12:05:03 AM
Thanks and what a great service.   
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: CharlesTurner on July 26, 2019, 12:34:51 AM
Thanks Ron!
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: J_Speegle on July 26, 2019, 12:36:51 AM
Thanks

Might want to mention the availability to ignore individual members also if you choose to. It's the line below the Ignore Board Option in Reply #1 in the drop down menu

Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: JD on July 26, 2019, 08:06:15 AM
Thanks Ron and Jeff
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: SFM5S000 on July 26, 2019, 08:40:27 AM
Thank you Ron,

I found myself pretty withdrawn from the forum for a while there. Not to the the point of abandoning completely as some have felt, but more of a disenchanted feeling. Thanks again. Great job. I have a Diet Coke for you.

Earl
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Special Ed on July 26, 2019, 08:56:34 AM
Does this mean no more captain tony ha ha
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Coralsnake on July 26, 2019, 09:02:50 AM
Thank you for explaining this. Sometimes I am a little slow on the intake. I have been studying Shelbys for 35 years and still haven't figured that out .

I think this option will help everyone filter things they don’ t need.

Life is good.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 557 on July 26, 2019, 09:27:46 AM
Cool,thanks!!!
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 68blk500c on July 26, 2019, 09:51:29 AM
Thank you for your responsiveness and instructions.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 427heaven on July 26, 2019, 09:56:42 AM
Looks like a.....   Win, win, win, situation. One has decided to stick around, Pete and friends,  (Tour guide Tony) can give us updates from Florida, and the rest can choose to ignore all the BS if they choose. I am glad as a group we can figure out  these complicated issues. At ease men... Back to the SHELBYS!
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Vernon Estes on July 26, 2019, 10:01:50 AM
Ron,

Your work is appreciated as always. My sincere thanks for the efforts you put in for the club on a daily basis.  :)

Kind regards,
Vern
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: sfm5 on July 26, 2019, 10:04:08 AM
Thanks Ron,

I think Politics is another "no no" that should be on your list.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 26, 2019, 10:10:05 AM
I think Politics is another "no no" that should be on your list.

That's for sure, thanks... we always "nudge" a thread if it gets into the political weeds.
Always report a post if you feel it's heading there
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Chris Thauberger on July 26, 2019, 10:13:51 AM
Ron

Thank-you for the measured response, it was the right thing to do.


Now that we have you attention, how about those member badges?  ;)

Chris
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: BGlover67 on July 26, 2019, 10:15:44 AM
Great job Ron.  I guess now I'll cancel my membership to the Chevy's Rule forum and stay here instead.  :)

Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 26, 2019, 10:25:16 AM

Now that we have you attention, how about those member badges?  ;)


Fair point.... working on it this week
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: gt350hr on July 26, 2019, 11:09:27 AM
  "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!"   Seriously now , we MUST appreciate the latitude  we are allowed by this forum as I previously mentioned. Look at how "proper" inquiries ( instead of "visible" bitching) has created a solution! PMs allow you to air you feelings without comments associated with the NATURAL difference of opinion MANY have and are entitled to. However when those PMs speak of a common situation , the situation can be resolved as in this case.
    NOW we can focus our efforts ( possibly) on enhancing the "magnetism" that draws people to "The best damn Shelby site there IS"
         Many thanks Ron.
          Randy Gillis
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: nate on July 26, 2019, 11:25:30 AM
Perfect! Thanks for the help Ron!

Best,
Nate
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: terlingua11 on July 26, 2019, 11:34:50 AM
update made here! thanks for the exact steps needed to ignore specific regions / posters.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Sfm6sxxx on July 26, 2019, 12:14:39 PM
Thanks

Might want to mention the availability to ignore individual members also if you choose to. It's the line below the Ignore Board Option in Reply #1 in the drop down menu

Thanks Ron!

Thanks Jeff for the additional info.  Very useful as well.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: mark p on July 26, 2019, 12:45:06 PM
Ron,
Your work is appreciated as always. My sincere thanks for the efforts you put in for the club on a daily basis.  :)
Kind regards,
Vern

+1 SUPER JOB, thanks Ron  :)
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: texas swede on July 26, 2019, 04:06:02 PM
Great job Ron,
Also like to thank some individuals for all the help over the years. Bob Gaines, Jeff, Brant, Paul, Vernon, Randy, Rick, Dave, Howard etc. etc. All parts and technical advise I got from these great guys over the years.
Texas Swede alias Bo
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Doug C on July 26, 2019, 04:11:14 PM
Great job Ron,
Also like to thank some individuals for all the help over the years. Bob Gaines, Jeff, Brant, Paul, Vernon, Randy, Rick, Dave, Howard etc. etc. All parts and technical advise I got from these great guys over the years.
Texas Swede alias Bo

Thanks from me as well, if it’s wasn't for the SAAC site I would of be lost.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Grumpy on July 26, 2019, 04:11:55 PM
Good Job Ron. Like you have nothing else to do  ;D
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: stephen_becker on July 27, 2019, 08:53:40 AM
What did I miss?

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Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Coralsnake on July 27, 2019, 11:32:33 AM
You didnt miss anything.

The forum is just providing away for frequent visitors to control what appears in the recent posts section.

You may choose to edit some boards out. They dont go away, the just dont appear on the list.

You can still see them it just takes a little more effort.

Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on July 27, 2019, 12:33:11 PM
Ron

Thank-you for the measured response, it was the right thing to do.


Now that we have you attention, how about those member badges?  ;)

Chris
Yeah, how about those badges?  I see two people on this thread have them but nobody else. 

QSS
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Chris Thauberger on July 27, 2019, 12:41:27 PM
Unless I'm wrong, I believe badges are assigned individually as opposed to globally.

In order to assign badges each user profile needs to be modified to add the badge. On top of this, each member needs to be verified as a member and that info is more than likely in a separate database.


Read: labor intensive


Thanks for the badge Ron. Sorry if I came across a bit strong the last few days.  My wife says I'm 'passionate'.  :)

Chris
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: mark p on July 27, 2019, 03:00:06 PM
Yeah, how about those badges?  I see two people on this thread have them but nobody else. 
QSS

there are instructions in the "NEWS" area on the forum index page. 
It's very fast - sorta like a Cobra  8)
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Bigfoot on July 27, 2019, 03:18:08 PM
“....we don’t need no stinkin’ bad-ges.......”
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Bigfoot on July 27, 2019, 03:18:23 PM
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 27, 2019, 03:22:22 PM
Yeah, how about those badges?  I see two people on this thread have them but nobody else. 

QSS

SAAC Member Badges are NOW available. Make your request through saac.memberlodge.com (http://saac.memberlodge.com) to validate membership.

Badges will be normally assigned in batches every 24 hours. Only one request will be necessary to get you in the queue.
Any prior requests have been purged... If you made a request in recent past months.. please resubmit your request.

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Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: mark p on July 27, 2019, 03:57:36 PM
thanks Ron  :)
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: NC TRACKRAT on July 27, 2019, 05:29:48 PM
Easy-Peasy!  Thanks, Ron! 
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 1967 eight barrel on July 28, 2019, 12:44:43 AM
Thanks Ron,

I think Politics is another "no no" that should be on your list.

Tragically, because of leftist idiots politics will have an affect on our vehicles and ability to use them they do have a place here at times They have been plotting for some time to tax them and limit use. Some states have already done so. There have been several bills that didn't quite make it, but close. 
Then Ron takes down a post because another disillusioned individual here decides that those of us with legal carry should have their rights violated by the SAAC.
at any rally or meet.  Really? TDS is a mental illness. It's what started the exchange.
I am federally licensed. It doesn't matter what your preferences are, they don't apply to me or those who carry. I carry under HR 218 as well and onto the flight deck EVERY time I fly.  It's to make sure those in my charge are safe. I have carried ALL my adult life between military service, law enforcement and as a retired CHP. After 911 many of us carry on board. It's FOR YOUR safety as well.
It's always someone from NY or CA.  Brainwashed sheep.
That is why I was angry and Ron didn't have the audacity to explain or reply in messages when I questioned his decision to remove one person's comments and not the instigator. Funny, both are from NY so likely the same mental mindset.


                                                                                             -Keith
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 28, 2019, 01:03:57 AM
Tragically, because of leftist idiots politics will have an affect on our vehicles and ability to use them they do have a place here at times They have been plotting for some time to tax them and limit use. Some states have already done so. There have been several bills that didn't quite make it, but close. 
Then Ron takes down a post because another disillusioned individual here decides that those of us with legal carry should have their rights violated by the SAAC.
at any rally or meet.  Really? TDS is a mental illness. It's what started the exchange.
I am federally licensed. It doesn't matter what your preferences are, they don't apply to me or those who carry. I carry under HR 218 as well and onto the flight deck EVERY time I fly.  It's to make sure those in my charge are safe. I have carried ALL my adult life between military service, law enforcement and as a retired CHP. After 911 many of us carry on board. It's FOR YOUR safety as well.
It's always someone from NY or CA.  Brainwashed sheep.
That is why I was angry and Ron didn't have the audacity to explain or reply in messages when I questioned his decision to remove one person's comments and not the instigator. Funny, both are from NY so likely the same mental mindset.
                                                                                             -Keith

I'll give you a pass on this one post.. to make some points publicly.

First, SAAC can't violate your rights.. and when you are on this forum.. you waive quite a few rights.
It's our forum and we make the rules.... don't like them? Sorry.

I don't need to moderate with audacity.. I am quite peaceful and rarely get agitated by what anyone says...like now.

Your whole post is out of line and really needs to be said elsewhere.
Try not to be a such a geo-bigot if you plan to stay here.

Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 1967 eight barrel on July 28, 2019, 04:28:24 AM
Geo-bigot. Now that's hysterical. Nice label. My daughter lives in NY. My wife is from NY and I spent 37 years of my life in Commiefornia.  My statements about the state of affairs that puts those who gave nothing and invade this nation in front of those who served the state and the nation and were injured in the line of duty is spot-on. I served with honor and distinction for a SECOND time with an oath to serve and protect ALL Citizens.  I honored it. However, I have spent 20 years in litigation for what was owed me.
Perhaps you may actually try being sympathetic to my plight.
I gave you an opportunity to speak with me privately when this first reared it's ugly head. You elected not to, nor even respond to my message in PM.
Then Shelby Doug spewed his crap about how the SAAC would be at risk to allow people like me to exercise their right to carry at an event. You deleted my comments and left Doug's blathering response.
Perhaps you should apologize for your bigoted biased views of rights asserted by the Constitution of The United States and licenses issued locally and federally.
I won't allow you or anyone else to minimize my ability to respond.
I am not here to stir the pot, but you even allowed 427 Heaven's Trump Derangement Syndrome to stay up. I simply responded. I know you personally don't like me, and I actually don't care. I paid in BLOOD for what you and so many others take for granted.
Now I am done with this providing it dies. If you want to converse I'd be glad to do so via private message or I'll even call you.

If you're going to apply rules they apply to all, not just those you agree with.
                                                                                           -Keith
 
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: computerworks on July 28, 2019, 07:50:18 AM
There you go.... I've allowed you to say your piece...and your peace....

Move on. past is over. Thanks for the pledge not to stir the pot.. I'll hold you to that.  8)

Now...back to the business at hand....

Thanks
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on July 28, 2019, 10:05:56 AM
ron, thanks so much for the availability of the badge feature
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 427heaven on July 28, 2019, 03:04:16 PM
Thanks to everyone on here that we NOW have the capability to Tune in, Tune out or Tune up! Just depends what we want to do with our cars and surroundings. Just don't TUNE A FISH. JUST A LITTLE REO speed wagon flashback. ;D
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Bigfoot on July 28, 2019, 09:29:05 PM
Just close the thread......
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Doug C on July 28, 2019, 10:15:35 PM
Just close the thread......

Please
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: SBCARGUY on July 28, 2019, 10:42:09 PM
Agreed... Time to close it and move on...
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: 557 on July 29, 2019, 05:50:26 AM
Yep.....
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Coralsnake on August 09, 2019, 08:31:30 PM
Must say thanks again. I have found the forum much more manageable since the change.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Forum Guide on August 09, 2019, 09:22:07 PM
Must say thanks again. I have found the forum much more manageable since the change.

You're welcome.... whatever it takes to make this fun.
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: Don Johnston on August 09, 2019, 10:52:20 PM
We need more emojis to show our appreciation! 8)
Title: Re: OK... Let's talk about the Forum
Post by: GT350Lad on August 10, 2019, 06:44:44 AM
We do, and now let’s get on with what we all love and love the most.. Shelby’s
Cheers