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Offline Ledge

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Burning people
« on: May 20, 2012, 04:53:33 PM »
Hi All
I read almost all comments and post on here as I'm a big Z fan and any info
i can get to make my Z ownership better is much appreciated.
But i also have allot of knowledge to share but have learnt from other
forums to keep my opinions to myself as there is always someone
who thinks they no everything about everything and will be quick to burn
a comment or advice that they think is wrong.
Lately i have noticed the burning is getting out of hand to the point
where a very well regarded person who by the way i have never met
but has given me advice on this forum free of charge, is no longer posting

If this burning continues more and more people with great knowledge
of Z's and there workings will just disappear, especially
us older guys that have many other things we could be doing.
As far as I'm concerned there is always a way to put your thoughts across
without them being derogative or just plain rude.

I have been restoring cars for many years and i laugh hard at some of the advice
given to people on the ins and outs of fixing there bodywork, trim, mechanical
because the advice is way off what should be getting done.
But i do not correct these posts due to flamers.

So if you don't have something to say that will help the questions asked by people
just shut up, then more people may consider helping out.

Lets see how long it takes till i get flamed

Paul
« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 05:26:25 PM by Ledge »

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 05:39:49 PM »
 I agree 100%.

There are a few people on here that love slagging others who might know less than them about a particular subject. It's their way or your wrong pretty much. I doesn't need to be like that. Just cause you've had a bad day or your missus is cranky at you doesn't mean you can get on here and wreck someone else's day.

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 05:55:14 PM »
Hasn't this all gone a little too far and been blown way out of proportion?   :o.  As far as I'm aware in the time i have been a member there has been no personal attacks?

In regards to Pete Mc, he has done a mountain of work for many people with no complaints about quality or performance, including me. So his work does speak volumes.

I feel for Benny too, people are entitled to opinions and it's not like he went on a tirade poo pooing every bit of the build. It may have lacked a little tact, but there was certainly no malice.

I think the info given and different advice from members has been invaluable to my build over the years, I don't see why anything needs to change. Everyone is a little different and what may seem easy for some is not for others, so the different views/advice will continue to be helpful.

I hope he continues to be a part of the forum, these old datsuns can be trying and we need all the help we can get!

Friend of all, Gareth.  :)



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Re: Burning people
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 06:00:25 PM »
I feel for Benny too, people are entitled to opinions and it's not like he went on a tirade poo pooing every bit of the build. It may have lacked a little tact, but there was certainly no malice.
More was said on pm...
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Re: Burning people
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 06:01:40 PM »
Well Paul. Your punctuation made that hard to read.  :P lol (sorry)  ;D

Agree with you, but I have a question.

Why would you let others lead people up the path, if you believe the advice given to be wrong? That just doesn't make sense to me  ???
Maybe by staying quiet, you're a part of the problem and not the solution? I don't know, am I out of line?
I get bagged out at times. But hey, does it really matter? Most times they are throw away comments, or come accross wrong via the written word.
Let bygones be bygones and move on. The mods can tidy up anything deemed out of bounds.
Can't we all just get along?

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 06:10:08 PM »
I get where Paul is coming from but also agree with Gareth...bottom line is that I don't see any intentional burning. People have an opinion or offer advice based on their own experience and therefore believe its true.....others may choose to disagree or challenge and its from that process that we all learn.

If you post you do so at your own peril, if someone disagrees or has a different perspective you may feel aggrieved so be prepared! Having said that this forum is way ahead of others when it comes to sense of community and respect for others.... so before you bang out a response to a thread have a thought for the other person and how they may view your response. treat others as you would like to be treated.....its only common courtesy.

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 06:14:19 PM »
i think this is the hole problem, people need to show more respect for other people and think before you type ...
please remember we are hear because we love the zed and like the people that have them  thanks
peter mc

also id like to say sorry to benny im sorry for the pms  hope we can just move on thanks
« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 06:55:09 PM by peter mc »

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 06:17:01 PM »
I missed the whole thing hat has gone on as well. Didn't even relive pm had gone?  Over the past many years I have been on this forum I have had good and bad times however I think there are enough good people here to out weight the bad.

Forums will always have people hat speak crap, get flamed for silly things etc etc

Think you have to take it with a grain of salt and move on. If someone pisses you off then don't help them or pm them and sort it out.


Having said that I don't know he story with Pete so I may be off


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Re: Burning people
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 06:19:25 PM »
More was said on pm...

I think that's a lot better than posting it for all to see as it was getting heated, providing he didn't breach the forum guidelines.

Water under the bridge, we are a minority, we need all the friends, help and members we can get on this site.

'jokes' it could be worse, we could be Hybridz  :P hehe.

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 06:31:35 PM »
One thing I have noticed is that some sarcastic responses don't always go to plan; as its very hard to do with just plain text. I've seen a few posts in the past turn into arguments over a stupid remark.
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Re: Burning people
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 06:32:38 PM »
HI
My comments where not just specific to Pete, They are
a general comment on the way posts have been heading lately
luvemfast, yeah sorry i am a hands on person so English was never
my strong point lol. As i restore vehicles not just patch them up
the way i would tell people to do stuff would cost a considerable amount
more than just a can of bog and some pressure pak paint, and most people
don't want to spend money. So yes maybe not posting may be a problem
as well but that is what Pm's are for.

Maybe i am from a different generation where you would go and talk to people
face to face where you can get the tone of there voice and no if its a light hearted comment
or a serious dig.

Regards
Paul

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »
Tis alright Paul. Was just taking the piss  ;D
Kind of ironic.
I'm obviously one of the doúches that is too sarcastic  ::)

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Re: Burning people
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 08:16:09 PM »
Hey Everybody...


Thought I should probably throw in a comment here!! There was no malice towards peter in my original comment!!


It did get blown out and for my part I apologise... In saying that... dont regard to me as someone new and know nothing as I have been around here for longer then most of you. I also contribute to many threads providing helpful information and links, check out my post history if you like.


Anyway its all done and dusted now PM me if you want to chat!!


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Re: Burning people
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 08:53:57 PM »
Maybe i am from a different generation where you would go and talk to people
face to face where you can get the tone of there voice and no if its a light hearted comment
or a serious dig.

Regards
Paul

Paul you could say I'm from the Internet Generation, but take it from me, if you want to get something done. It's often best to pick up the phone and call someone. As useful as the Internet is it can also be a hindrance and distraction and there are sometimes wayyyy too many opinions to know what to believe or who to trust....

This was perhaps 1 of the reasons I introduced the karma system ages back, but that was a bit of a disaster also :).

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Re: Burning people
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Re: Burning people
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