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    The site threw me out a few weeks back and no longer recognizes my attempts to login. I wish I had at least posted some profanity or done something worthy of being rejected (other than being myself). Anybody else getting this treatment over there?

  • #2
    Brad, they switched to another forum software (or new version) a month or two ago and everybody had to reset their login with new password. But I was redirected with a link how to do the account cleanup.

    You could write to Mazda, the web master or maybe easier to start a new account. If you happen to be a member, you better fix the old one.

    Gert
    Last edited by slomove; May 19, 2007, 08:38 PM.

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    • #3
      I tried to change the existing account AND to set up a new one. Neither worked. They just don't want my kind polluting their website....

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      • #4
        Well, they let me back in that means they can not really be picky :)

        I would write Mazda and ask to fix it.

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        • #5
          i don't have access to my personal email account while i'm at work, but i'll PM u mazda's email. the site is just giving a web script screen to send emails thru the board software.
          2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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          • #6
            They just don't want my kind polluting their website....
            I've looked in over there. Unbridled enthusiasm is OK I suppose, at least when viewed from afar. However, when it comes to intelligent, cogent and relevant discussion regarding Caterham Super 7s (particularly as it applies to our environment) well, I'm more than happy to spend my time at home w/ our mostly quiet board (for all 12 or so of us) that comes alive when something interesting to discuss comes along.

            I'm soooo glad that Magnus didn't throw out our baby w/ the bathwater.
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moosetestbestanden
              I've looked in over there. Unbridled enthusiasm is OK I suppose, at least when viewed from afar. However, when it comes to intelligent, cogent and relevant discussion regarding Caterham Super 7s (particularly as it applies to our environment) well, I'm more than happy to spend my time at home w/ our mostly quiet board (for all 12 or so of us) that comes alive when something interesting to discuss comes along.

              I'm soooo glad that Magnus didn't throw out our baby w/ the bathwater.
              There's a new guy over there, named Al Carbonio, that seems to know what he is talking about. ;)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by moosetestbestanden
                when it comes to intelligent, cogent and relevant discussion
                Hey Chris. Al Navarro here, we haven't met in person. Thanks for your input on the trailer threads over at USA7s.

                I don't have a trailer, have never towed anything before, and asked what I thought were simple trailer-newbie questions. I apologize for my "unbridled enthusiasm".

                Best regards.

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                • #9
                  wow... getting no love over here I guess.

                  I've fixed problems with the forum as time has allowed, and things have been reported to me.

                  I check in here from time to time to see what's going on, learn something, etc... as I view this as another resource for our community.

                  I guess I'll keep non-intelligent irrelevant discussions on that side of the fence.

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                  • #10
                    Nah....that is just a certain moosetestperson :D I think most of the CCC members look over the fence once a while and some participate in both forum discussions.

                    I (for my part) would not mind joining forces but then, I can live with the status quo as well.

                    At the end this is mainly Magnus' show. He pays for it and works to maintain it. I appreciate ANY opportunity to share experience with this tiny community in the US.

                    Gert

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                    • #11
                      I was able to lie my way back onto the usa7s site yesterday.

                      The site is pretty good because there are quite a few regular posters. More enthusiasm for 7s anywhere in the usa is a good thing. It does seem to be an east coast dominated site; probably because we ain't there..........

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                      • #12
                        I was able to lie my way back onto the usa7s site yesterday.

                        The site is pretty good because there are quite a few regular posters. More enthusiasm for 7s anywhere in the usa is a good thing. It does seem to be an east coast dominated site; probably because we ain't there..........

                        Let's see if I have this right. In a single posting you state that you have finally figured out how to post there, and then follow that up by saying that we "ain't there".

                        Did you actually read that before posting it? What do you mean that "we ain't there" when you just said you are there?

                        Now if you mean that Stan isn't there, or Gert isn't there, well, they are. Regularly.

                        So I guess my question is... what are you on about?

                        Here's my guess at the answer: For some reason that still escapes me, a number of people seem to believe that taking this board down will somehow enhance the 7s community (such as it is), even though everyone is free to participate (or not) on any forum they chose. Nobody is stopping you or anyone else from going to either place. I guess the logic (such as it is again) is that by taking something away something else will be bigger, somehow greater than just a+b.

                        Btw, if you really look at the threads over there you'll find that there are about the same number of active users there as here. There just, um, ain't that many more regular user there than here. And much of it is about Brunton Stalkers, or U-Weld-Ums, or MCM (whatever that is) or some new knock-off called a Denton or something, or, or, or.

                        I have my own opinion of those creations that I will keep largely to myself, except to say that imo each knock-off sold diminishes the original. And that isn't enthusiasm in my book. Most certainly I have no interest or even ability to contribute to some type of thing that I (willingly) know nothing about.

                        So I stay over here by and large, and will continue to do so, unless Magnus takes this board down, which is still his choice.
                        Chris
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                        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                        • #13
                          My intent was to state that most of us participate on this forum most of the time rather than the usa7s site. The difference between "we" and "I" is known to all of us.

                          My posting was enabled by the webmaster providing me with a password that actually works. I did not claim to have "figured it out".

                          I have not advocated taking this board down and am not planning to. The primary merger interest originates on the usa7s website. At the request of Al, I commented on the merger topic.

                          Thank you for your comments and opinions.

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                          • #14
                            Oh dear....the whole thing appears to be more political than I ever thought. Please....it is just a car forum (or two or three). If we keep it the way it is, great. Each forum serves it purpose and I am O.K. with that.

                            In my simple mind I just thought there might be better ways of communicating within such a small community than a few forums organized and maintained separately (not to talk about effort and cost). I did not really suggest "taking this site down", but the idea was integrating the sections of general interest ("for sale", "technical issues") and making the local stuff ("events", "racing","idle talk" etc.) an independent sub-section, i.e. no difference to what we got now. Anyway, I take what I get.

                            Obviously I don't follow much the discussions that are specific about Rotuses, Bruntons and for that matter Caterham. But I thoroughly (and of course respectfully) disagree with the statement that every knock-off diminishes the original (Lotus 7 S3 or which one?). On the contrary, I believe that every well-made knock-off (I mean reproduction) confirms the original design of the Seven and that it is not dependent on a mismanaged little company in the backwoods of the U.K. If it helps to keep the Seven concept out of the luxury sports car price range and increase the numbers, even better.

                            What did I say? Just about car forums.....never mind :)

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                            • #15
                              I just tried to post a very carefully and thoughtfully worded reply, but got kicked out when I hit "Submit Reply".

                              The gist of it was:

                              Thanks to rolla7 and slomove for your input here and over on usa7s.com. And for your interest in the potential of a more centralized, unified resource for Se7en enthusiasts all over the US.

                              As for Chris or Al Carbonio or whoever moostestandbestest is, I respectfully but passionately disagree with your characterization of "knock-offs". I imagine that your POV must make the Birkin owners in your part of the country feel extremely welcome.

                              I think USA7s has been a good friend to the CCC over the past few months, helping Gert a little with PNW 2007 and also in getting some press for you. And I hope the mutual support will continue for a long time.

                              However, I will refrain from making suggestions about merging the two forums (which is very different than "shutting the CCC forum down") or organizations. Don't worry Gert, I'm really not getting all hot and bothered by this...to each his/her own. I just felt compelled to state USA7s' more inclusive position here. A little over a month until the Tail of the Dragon Meet! ;)
                              Last edited by Al Navarro; May 24, 2007, 07:02 AM.

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