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Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« on: August 13, 2013, 19:09:36 PM »
Members,

At ClubCalibra.com, we (the moderators/admin) have always prided ourselves on decency, useful content, minimal spam but with an appropriate splashing of proportionate banter. Unfortunately, standards have sometimes slipped and caused offence and disputes, consequently I want to remind all users of their obligations as members of this FREE club.

We have a swear filter, it is in operation and will remove the visibility of offensive terms; however there is no automated method for us to filter images in the same way. So we request that no offensive imagery, including visual equivalents of swear words, is posted to the public forums - content that you deem not to be offensive may offend others OR cause complications for those browsing this site whilst at work, or with younger family members, please spare a thought for such context.

Inappropriate content will be removed and an admin note will replace it explaining why the content was not permitted. Repeated abuse will potentially result in Post Moderation being applied to your posts, constant abuse may lead to suspension, or even a permanent ban.

If you have over 1,500 posts, you'll have access to the 'Senior Lounge' (this will appear automatically for you), into which such content can be posted with minimal moderation, however please consider the content that you post before doing so to ensure that it will not offend other users.

Communities grow by embracing new members and making them feel welcome, we don't want to build an "old man's club" here, instead we want to continue to attract a fresh new member-base to expand the number of Calibras over which we can all drool :) therefore I suggest the following:

  • We're all proud of our cars and the work that we might have put into enhancing/altering them. When someone posts pictures of their car, be constructive even if you don't like it, and consider that if you have nothing positive to say, perhaps don't say it.
  • Avoid taking threads off-topic, it frustrates new and old users immensely, it also reduces the future usefulness of that topic to users searching for answers to questions. Banter and comedy is of course acceptable, but have consideration when posting to ensure that it will not frustrate the poster of the thread.
  • If you find something offensive, use the 'Report to Moderator' button at the bottom-right of each post. Your report is strictly anonymous. Provide good reasoning as to why you find the content offensive and the actions that you would like to see taken.
  • This site is provided for FREE, therefore you have NO right to demand, but you can certainly ask. If you do not like something or are dissatisfied with the way in which the site is run, put your thoughts and reasoning constructively in a PM to me.

This site has been running since 1996, it has helped and assisted thousands of users and experienced 10s of millions of page views. We're a success, so lets regroup as a team and ensure that this site remains a success for many more years to come.

I run this site for free, in my own time, I ask for no help or financial support ONLY because I am proud of this site and the help that it has given to many. Regardless of your opinions on moderation style or site management, all I ask if that you respect the above and think twice before insulting or disrespecting the person that has devoted much time over the past 17 years to keeping the lights on at ClubCalibra.com.

Thank you.

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 21:07:27 PM »
I'd be quite happy to make a donation to the site.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 09:13:59 AM »
I'd be quite happy to make a donation to the site.

Thanks Gorfinkle - its a very generous offer but I do not seek donations at this stage, only compliance with the above to keep this site running successfully :D
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 09:43:16 AM »
Kind of puts it all into perspective at the end of the day, all Iv personally done is realise that if it wasn't for this forum I probably wouldn't still have a calibra and most importantly wouldn't of met the amazing group of now good friends I have up and down the country.

I'm willing to put past differences aside as what I said above means more to me than being stubborn about some rules I didn't agree with.

Just my opinion guys.

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 10:17:31 AM »
Kind of puts it all into perspective at the end of the day, all Iv personally done is realise that if it wasn't for this forum I probably wouldn't still have a calibra and most importantly wouldn't of met the amazing group of now good friends I have up and down the country.

I'm willing to put past differences aside as what I said above means more to me than being stubborn about some rules I didn't agree with.

Just my opinion guys.

That is really appreciated Butcher, genuinely, and its reasoning like this which makes me happy to keep this place running :)
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 10:30:53 AM »
As Alz said yesterday, group hug and move on!

Life's to short!  :)

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 10:36:59 AM »
Agree with Butcher. Although im still relatively new to the calibra and the forum ( this year was only my second meet) couldnt have been made to feel more welcome even last year at my first meet.



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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 10:55:06 AM »
Agree with Butcher. Although im still relatively new to the calibra and the forum

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 23:40:32 PM »
I've been a member on a lot of forums (fora?) and some have had allocated sections for the more "risque" posts and any straying from that area with stuff that's offensive etc was dealt with very harshly with suspensions/bannings.
I think that this forum is full of some great people who all like a "bit of banter" and, sometimes, that can wander out of the comfort zone of some other members.
It is a shame that there's been these issues as I've found, in the main, that this site is incredibly helpful and welcoming to all new members (it certainly has been to me) and, as Butcher has stated, has probably been the reason some members are still driving Calibras that otherwise would've been too costly to keep.

This site has been an absolute Godsend to me and I'm sure other members would agree with me.

Now, can we please all just get the **** along and stop ******* about and acting like a big bunch of childish *****.

I'm Kent Brockman and that's my two cents.  :)

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 03:12:31 AM »
I fully support, and happy to comply with, the above mentioned Regulations...

Any decent person can see, that what you're asking for, is NOT unreasonable...

Usually when a New Member comes onto a Forum, they're seeking relevant information...

Personally, I'm more on the side of keeping things relevant, and less banter...

The Banter aspects, should have a Specific Category, away from the Technical...

That would then allow the Member, to use the site more effectively...

Best Wishes!!!

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 09:01:37 AM »
I fully support, and happy to comply with, the above mentioned Regulations...

Any decent person can see, that what you're asking for, is NOT unreasonable...

Usually when a New Member comes onto a Forum, they're seeking relevant information...

Personally, I'm more on the side of keeping things relevant, and less banter...

The Banter aspects, should have a Specific Category, away from the Technical...

That would then allow the Member, to use the site more effectively...

Best Wishes!!!

:)

They already are,  Ash (club calibra) has set it out so there's separate boards for different topics Eddy.

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 09:37:14 AM »
Personally, I'm more on the side of keeping things relevant, and less banter...

The Banter aspects, should have a Specific Category, away from the Technical...

That would then allow the Member, to use the site more effectively...

Absolutely Eddie, the spam posted to your thread, as a new member, of irrelevant pictures was absolutely unacceptable, it will not happen again - in future the 'Report To Moderator' feature is there for reporting this kind of behaviour.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 12:41:00 PM »
I have just removed posts from this thread.

The requests of this announcement topic are very clear, those that fail to understand or to interpret them with some basic common sense should find themselves a new forum or face Post Moderation applied to their profiles.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013, 12:46:22 PM »
Long time no post from me.

Right - I think what Ash is asking is clear. Stop f*cking about and actually take note of what he is asking you to do. It's not hard, it's not rocket science. Play nicely, like the adults you are (supposed to be perhaps?) and treat the site with respect.

As he has said, he runs this site for free, in his spare time, and out of the goodness of his own heart. He hasn't owned a calibra for a long, long time, and doesn't HAVE to run this site. You do realise he could close this site down with the click of a button, don't you? He's pretty fed up with how people are treating this site.

You people are pretty damn lucky to have this fine site run for free for you.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013, 13:15:24 PM »
Just hoping that a slightly more relaxed angle is taken with the jokes subforum. My question would be that if a thread is labelled NSFW (not safe for work) would it be potentially alright to post or link something slightly 'edgier' but not in breach of the guidelines there already? Otherwise my funny crap thread would get me done as would a lot of that whole subforum.

I also intend to just post in my own thread there rather than keep filling that forum up with new lulz.

For my part these jokes or links will NEVER mean outright porn/terrorist material/illegal downloads/Justin Beiber/racist material.

No hate/no ****-stirring meant of course. Genuine 'set the tone' question.


































































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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2013, 13:20:45 PM »
Just hoping that a slightly more relaxed angle is taken with the jokes subforum. My question would be that if a thread is labelled NSFW (not safe for work) would it be potentially alright to post or link something slightly 'edgier' but not in breach of the guidelines there already?

Of course, and such a thread would be posted in the 'Random Chat' forum - provide the jokes are not offensive, racist etc, they're perfectly welcome.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2013, 17:45:05 PM »
My last word...I'm going to carry on as I always have, if I get post moderated so be it, if I get band this forum obviously isn't for me anymore.

Basically if I carry on as I always have and get band then it's obviously the forum that has changed and not me.

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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2013, 17:53:45 PM »
My last word...I'm going to carry on as I always have, if I get post moderated so be it, if I get band this forum obviously isn't for me anymore.

Basically if I carry on as I always have and get band then it's obviously the forum that has changed and not me.

The forum hasn't "changed" but standards have not been what they should have, and standards haven't always been enforced by moderators when they should have.

Carry on as you are, but take into account the content of the above announcement.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 13:58:45 PM »
Gr8 job, keep up the good work :)

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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 14:00:24 PM »
Long time no post from me.

Right - I think what Ash is asking is clear. Stop f*cking about and actually take note of what he is asking you to do. It's not hard, it's not rocket science. Play nicely, like the adults you are (supposed to be perhaps?) and treat the site with respect.

As he has said, he runs this site for free, in his spare time, and out of the goodness of his own heart. He hasn't owned a calibra for a long, long time, and doesn't HAVE to run this site. You do realise he could close this site down with the click of a button, don't you? He's pretty fed up with how people are treating this site.

You people are pretty damn lucky to have this fine site run for free for you.
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 14:46:09 PM »
Gr8 job, keep up the good work :)


Thanks :)
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Re: Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 15:09:55 PM »
Gr8 job, keep up the good work :)


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Announcement: ClubCalibra, the future
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2014, 16:51:18 PM »
No problem am willing to donate to keep things afloat

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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2014, 17:18:44 PM »
No problem am willing to donate to keep things afloat

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2014, 23:23:25 PM »
I have met some great, like minded people through this site and think you all do a really fantastic job especially helping people like me who know squat about the oily bits of cars!
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2014, 09:30:16 AM »
I have met some great, like minded people through this site and think you all do a really fantastic job especially helping people like me who know squat about the oily bits of cars!

@LutonCalibra, that's really great to hear, and that is why I started this site many many years ago, to help like-minded people in need and to keep the Calibras on the road!
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2014, 13:46:25 PM »
Cc.com is great....i visit every day just to see if i can help anybody out etc.....its not as busy as it was but still invaluable technical resource !

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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2014, 13:55:15 PM »
Cc.com is great....i visit every day just to see if i can help anybody out etc.....its not as busy as it was but still invaluable technical resource !

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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2014, 16:15:36 PM »
No forum is but we are busier than some believe you me  ;D

We still have a steady flow of new members joining every day, its pretty impressive considering this car stopped production over 16 years ago! I rarely see Calibra's on the road these days, sadly :(
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2014, 21:03:22 PM »
We still have a steady flow of new members joining every day, its pretty impressive considering this car stopped production over 16 years ago! I rarely see Calibra's on the road these days, sadly :(

Partly why owning one now is so awesome! I wish there was more parts available! But, again, thankfully there are folk on here who 'has one of them'  :D
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