Quiet One

Rekindle Your Love For Tf1

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Ok, I am not even sure if this thread belongs here or to Cafe, please feel free to move it accordingly.

1) Old news: many relevant members of TF1 have either left or post only every now and then. The quality of the posts has plummeted accordingly. That, of course, creates even more despair in the remaining members who also leave or at least are considering leaving or posting even less.

2) I have been exchanging PMs with some members here. It is sad to see such a great group of people parting away. Maybe we can do something about this.

3) I've said many times that I lack the tech knowledge to post anything interesting enought to catch your attention. But we do not need a 100% technical discussion. It never was about that in this forum ("never" must be understood as "in the past 8 months since I joined Tf1" :lol: ). Maybe if we find a space in this thread to vent our frustrations and suggestions to improve the discussion level we can once again become the disfunctional family we used to be. Feel free to rant abd rave about whatever bothers you.

4) My personal list of people I would like to hear about is: Murray, Paul, Steve, Mike, Russ, Bruce, Eduardo, Kay, Brad, Ankit, Abbas, Ykick, Jem, Cav (once he comes back from detention :lol: )...there are more, but these are the people who used to post more a few months ago. If any of you read this...please, I would love to hear your comments.

5) Yes, I know sometimes is frustrating to read so many childish drivel in the forums. We can just ignore them (I do that all the time!) and just stay on topic and discuss about this.

Thank you for reading this, I really hope we can save this, because...it's not fair!!! I just joined the forums and now you all leave! b#####ds! :lol:

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1 & 5 mainly involve Shane & Cavvy! 3 would definately involve DOF Renault with his brains on technical analysis & classic 50s-70s F1.

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Don't you start digging in as well, I have done nothing to you. You honestly think going around making posts like that is going to change my frame of mind and make me post more positively?

A small piece of advice. Stay out of things that don't concern you.

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Yeah, I agree with all that Andres, except I think it's fun to disagree with the drivel. :lol:

Like you say, it would be good to have a discussion with all the posters you listed (and Eric and Shane, for example) about how they see the forum and how they would like it to change. Hopefully we can do that here.

Personally, if the posters you mentioned hadn't left or stopped posting as often, I would be relatively happy with the state of things. So I guess we want to understand why so many of the better posters are unhappy. Some of them posted in this blog entry of Russ's. It makes for interesting reading again.

There are/were so many interesting people here it would be a shame for the forum to go to ruin.

Edited by Murray Walker

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4) My personal list of people I would like to hear about is: Murray, Paul, Steve, Mike, Russ, Bruce, Eduardo, Kay, Brad, Ankit, Abbas, Ykick, Jem, Cav (once he comes back from detention :lol: )...there are more, but these are the people who used to post more a few months ago. If any of you read this...please, I would love to hear your comments.

I havent been posting as much on this forum over the past few weeks but i have made a effort to post regularly. My main reason for not posting as much is because my football team isnt playing well at the moment and i have been posting alot on another forum about why they are playing so crap. I will attempt to post more often and hopefully add something to the discussions aswell. Ive got to keep flying that Coulthard banner :D

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Don't you start digging in as well, I have done nothing to you. You honestly think going around making posts like that is going to change my frame of mind and make me post more positively?

A small piece of advice. Stay out of things that don't concern you.

I really don't like the way you take things so personally! If any1 says 1 stupid thing on these forums, you start a stupid childish argument over it & which usually ends in retarded threats! if you have a problem with me, fine! Just ignore me from now on, everybody on these forums seem to do so!

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I'm really not sure why all these people left. I left (if you can call leaving for 9 days leaving) for strange reasons that were work-related. I'm sure that it could be a number of things:

1: Interest level in F1.

2: Fed up with whining/childish comments.

It's a one thing leads to another deal. Once they start leaving, the others do follow.

I don't really know how to get people back (other than post pictures of me naked ;) ), and number 2 is something that could be changed, 1 is not. We can hope people come back, but I don't really know what we can change since things seem to be the same as they were when I was first here, just a lot of posters have cut-back or gone away. Wish I had some advice for all of you.

Hopefully some new great posters can emerge.

-Eric

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I don't really know how to get people back (other than post pictures of me naked ;) )

Hopefully some new great posters can emerge.

The only female members that come on every once in a while that I can think of are: Kay_Zee, Katy & elgo so the majority of active male posters will definately send them away!

New members?? If there are any new posters, they'll surely have to be on these forums a lot to come up to the standards of....well I'm not gonna mention any names!

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I really don't like the way you take things so personally! If any1 says 1 stupid thing on these forums, you start a stupid childish argument over it & which usually ends in retarded threats! if you have a problem with me, fine! Just ignore me from now on, everybody on these forums seem to do so!

Retarded threats? give me a break. The only thing that was retarded was that post.

I do not go out looking to start arguments. If people decide they want to wind me up that is their problem.

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@MW: Yes, as I`ve told you before, sometimes getting into those discussions can be fun. Feel free to join them! (I do that every now and then :lol: ) What I meant is that in case someone felt too p**sed about the childish arguments, ignoring them and moving onto the next interesting post is a better solution than trying to stop people from making stupid posts.

@Ykick: No problem, I guess many people has other things to do. You are entitled to have a life outside TF1 (I think it's specifically stated in the ToS :lol: ) Anyways, if you thinke we could improbe in some area you can also make your suggestions, they will be welcome :D

@Eric: Good to have you back! Strangely enough, you didn't mention your blog in that post :eusa_think: Anyways, we can just be ourselves, no need to do anything else i think. But maybe there is something we can change that would make this become a great group of people again. New posters will surely emerge, but when many of the old ones leave in a short period, something is going on. I want to know what is it and what can we do to change it.

@Shane and mikathegreat: STFU!!! : :wacko: geez, you are argumenting all over the forums. You are doing this in at least 3 other threads, if that is all you have to say, then please post on one of those other topics and let us have a mature discussion, for a change. Now, if you really have something interesting to say, please do and enjoy. And no, I don't give a crap who started it.

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Andres, I've not been on as much due to work, I talk to Mike at least twice a week by phone and discuss all of racing.

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Andres, I've not been on as much due to work, I talk to Mike at least twice a week by phone and discuss all of racing.

:lol: Fair enough, Bruce!

This is not a thread to accuse anybody! Like I said before, people has their jobs, family, career or whatever other meaningless things that keeps them away from what should be the alpha and omega of their lives: TF1 ;)

I sensed that many were just bored or fed up with the forum and thus left. If that is what happened, just wanted to find a solution for that :D

Oh yeah, and we all know that you and Mike engage in phonesex weekly :naughty:

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The only female members that come on every once in a while that I can think of are: Kay_Zee, Katy & elgo so the majority of active male posters will definately send them away!

Trust me. If there's two male posters having phonesex, than I am more the certain some good old nude photos will bring all the males back, and attract some new female posters. I'm certain.

I do recall and old board I belonged to. There was plenty of whining there, and then it turned into a big thing of pesonal attacks, which ended up getting the forum locked. Before it got locked, though, a lot of us left. Fortunately, I don't think I see a lot of this happening here.

-Eric

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Andres, I've not been on as much due to work, I talk to Mike at least twice a week by phone and discuss all of racing.

Do you remember when there used to be no arguments about anything non-F1, and everyone respected other peoples opinion even when they thought the exact opposite?

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Do you remember when there used to be no arguments about anything non-F1, and everyone respected other peoples opinion even when they thought the exact opposite?

I dont its been like that since i joined the totalf1 forums back in December 2004.

Edited by ykickamoocow

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Yeah, I agree with all that Andres, except I think it's fun to disagree with the drivel. :lol:

Like you say, it would be good to have a discussion with all the posters you listed (and Eric and Shane, for example) about how they see the forum and how they would like it to change. Hopefully we can do that here.

Personally, if the posters you mentioned hadn't left or stopped posting as often, I would be relatively happy with the state of things. So I guess we want to understand why so many of the better posters are unhappy. Some of them posted in this blog entry of Russ's. It makes for interesting reading again.

There are/were so many interesting people here it would be a shame for the forum to go to ruin.

Muzza! All they need is a sound spanking on their back from you! :P

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Thank you for reading this, I really hope we can save this, because...it's not fair!!! I just joined the forums and now you all leave! b#####ds! :lol:

:clap3:

Typical Andres! :lol:

Well, it is true!

When I first joined TF1 I remember having heated arguments with guys like Dan (Bajo39), ctrl300, and Autoracer, and even Mike (the priest) :P but I took my time to understand that they are totally from a different world and some guys here are so ignorant. The only reason why I was able to hold on was because I had Indian Army supporting me. :D

The new members have not made a long stay either. As soon as they join, they start bashing drivers by just throwing the Sh#t the press puts out. Like Hamilton's fans accusing Alonso for ranting and vice versa. Pretty stupid. The classic battle fought by Kimi, Micheal and Alonso seem to belong to a golden era. I think a little abuse must be tolerated as long as it does not get racist or religious.

Then there are certain members who cant accept the way things are. They act like kids who grew up indoors in an air conditioned building where there was never a sign of dirt, smell of sweat, rusted piece of metal or even a leak in their building's ceiling. These are the kind of guys who can never cope up with a power failure.

I think, guys with a little common sense must learn the accept that those guys are like that only, and move on and ignore the posts. Which means, I have been ignoring so many posts/threads where discussions look like a porn forum. (forgive me once more, I admit I myself have posted not so good things for which I deserved a ban :lol: ) The quality is going down.

I dont really mind if the grammar is not so correct as it is an international forum. But please don't type German or French! :.

Yep, you can type Italian, as I am trying to learn that language :P .

No one these days are discussing too much tech. The only tech discussion I see is bashing FIA and Max. And when I do try to bring a discussion not many are interested in posting much, the thread even gets diverted. Only few guys are actually trying to go a lil HI-TECH. Guys like Mike (if he becomes Max, he is going to make F1 a real circus to watch! :lol: ), Steve, c21 (sorry man, dont know your name), and few new posters. I dont really know where are guys like Wez. I think even he used to go a little tech. Well, then we have Cav. Ask him to sniff out any thing a team other than ferrari are using which he suspects are illegal, he would bring it out! :lol: , funny thing is that, he is capable of proving it!

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:lol: Look at you! It seems you had something to say, after all! Great post! Yes, c21, aussief1, Labradoracer...there are many more around!

Truth is, the great people is willing and able to post...but if they alll start thinking its not worth posting anything interesting anymore, then it will become a self fulfilled prophecy.

About english: Well...mine sucks! And some people writes even worse! :lol: Still, we all understand it so don't you worry about your english! If Takuma Sato can speak like he speaks, we can certainly write the way we write.

And no, Muzza, sorry but I am already engaged with Paul...but Ben told me he would loooove to have phonesex with you. He will start by singing a couple of Girls Aloud hits, just to get you in the mood.

@Sato: I don't mind the non-F1 related topics. In fact I love them! Right after I joined I remember reading a long thread about different kind of teas. You won't get something like that in any other forum...well, except in a tea lovers forums :eusa_think:

As far as respecting each others opinion goes, you have 3 different types of people:

1) Those who usually respect others opinions.

2) Those who usually don't, but have interesting points of view and eventually come to their senses despite being so frigging annoying when they want to (need names?)

3) Those who don't respect other opinions and, on top of that, make worthless posts. Once you identify them, just jump right to the next post when you see their name and voli

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As far as respecting each others opinion goes, you have 3 different types of people:

1) Those who usually respect others opinions.

2) Those who usually don't, but have interesting points of view and eventually come to their senses despite being so frigging annoying when they want to (need names?)

3) Those who don't respect other opinions and, on top of that, make worthless posts. Once you identify them, just jump right to the next post when you see their name and voli

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:lol: Look at you! It seems you had something to say, after all! Great post! Yes, c21, aussief1, Labradoracer...there are many more around!

Truth is, the great people is willing and able to post...but if they alll start thinking its not worth posting anything interesting anymore, then it will become a self fulfilled prophecy.

About english: Well...mine sucks! And some people writes even worse! :lol: Still, we all understand it so don't you worry about your english! If Takuma Sato can speak like he speaks, we can certainly write the way we write.

And no, Muzza, sorry but I am already engaged with Paul...but Ben told me he would loooove to have phonesex with you. He will start by singing a couple of Girls Aloud hits, just to get you in the mood.

@Sato: I don't mind the non-F1 related topics. In fact I love them! Right after I joined I remember reading a long thread about different kind of teas. You won't get something like that in any other forum...well, except in a tea lovers forums :eusa_think:

As far as respecting each others opinion goes, you have 3 different types of people:

1) Those who usually respect others opinions.

2) Those who usually don't, but have interesting points of view and eventually come to their senses despite being so frigging annoying when they want to (need names?)

3) Those who don't respect other opinions and, on top of that, make worthless posts. Once you identify them, just jump right to the next post when you see their name and voli

Edited by abbas_gear

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I think im in category 2 :D

Coff coff coff!!!! eeehhmm.. coff coff :P

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Do you remember when there used to be no arguments about anything non-F1, and everyone respected other peoples opinion even when they thought the exact opposite?

Yup I do and I sadly miss those days..............sigh..................

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