Apr 23, 2009
Hands up who has ever been that man right there!!
I agree that the search facility doesn't alway bring up the right results, especially for a noob. That's why I'll post the pertinant results if I can. Normally because I know a thread in particular that I think would be useful and answers the question.
There's no easy fix though, sometimes answers to questions take input from a lot of different people and if that question already has been answered then the best way is to read that thread. I see it as a bit of a duty to try to find those old threads and link them for others. If we all do that when we can it'll help massively.
When it comes to the whole spelling grammar thing it's a touchy subject. My point of view is that if you live in Britain and and speak English you should try to learn how to use it properly. I myself am always trying to learn when it's right to use one word instead of another, the other day, for example, I learned the difference between accept and eccept.
Some find it harder than others and that's fine. I just wish people would try more. It doesn't wind me up though, I don't get in a complex about it. Apart from with my Polish step mum. She's lived in England for 26 years and her English is worse than my girlfriend's, who was born in Poland, moved to Germany when she was 6 and learned English in a classroom.
It's the way you have asked the question to ess_three mate that's the problem. It comes across like you're say "You got a f*cking problem mate or what?!". auroan is demonstrating that you're doing exactly what gets peoples backs up, you're being inflammatory for no reason. And you're response to his response is even more so!
What's up with you man ? One hell of a chip on that shoulder of yours.
I have been battling with that one today! Still none the wiser. I do have a slight complex about text speak, but my spelling is quite bad so I generally keep my mouth shut
Says you who just went on at me for no reason.... Pee off mate your just trying to get me to argue i dont wana know .... It was a simple question i just wanted a simple answer and you are trying to turn it into something it isnt ....
WIZBIT YOU FUNNY ...... LOL IM SUICIDAL
I dont understand why, it wasnt meant to be like that .... He made a comment and i wanted to know why thats all..... for gods sake
Can I just hijack this thread for a minute to ask a few questions......
1) Should I buy a fake ebay vagcom cable??
2) Which is better... diesel or petrol engines???
and yes.... all three were eazy.
Why the uck you wanna by a ucking fake cable for a sh*tty diesel??? You cant even ucking spell!!!!!!!!!!
Get the uck outta here mutha ucka!
Yeah I know mate, but without wanting to sound like a woman, it's not what you said but the way you said it lol
And adding "for gods sake" doesn't help dude.
I don't really want to sit here and tell everyone this is wrong and that's wrong, but this time I think it's worth pointing out to you why people CAN get annoyed with what you say. As I have said before, it's all meant in a friendly way.
well there was no malicious intention there..... il take that on board for future posts
I am a second time round member here on A-SN.
I joined up a couple of years ago, along with RS246 as I wanted to see what the Audi forums had to offer seeing that I was now driving one. I have been a member of one other car forum, SEATCUPRA.net for 6+ years since picking up my 1st LCR in 2003 so I'm fairly 'forum aware'.
If I am brutally honest, when I first joined AS-N and RS236 back in 2007, I tended to find things a bit slow on both sites. What banter there was, was in some cases 'agitated' by 'forum clicks', and I was a little surprised by some of the arrogant attitudes and overly opinionated manners that were displayed. And should you DARE to openly criticize the mighty 4 rings you were in for a bit of a web-flogging!
On that point, back in '07 I went on RS246 and I was comparing notes with someone about UK tuners and this long term 'member' joined the thread (owned a Rover 214Si it transpires) launched at me saying I only had 19 posts, and I've come on here thinking I know f*king everything etc.... (I'm sure you've all encountered one!), at which point I elaborated that at nearly 35 years old, just because I have 19 posts on one forum doesn't negate personal experience and accrued opinions, and was he implying my 16 years of active modding was eradicated due to my paltry 19 posts on the mighty RS246 forum? There's one on every forum, and that day I got a handful of abusive posts until he realised that as I wasn't going to retaliate with anger he had no mileage and it died of death. I won't engage in that **** as I like to think I'm as professional when I represent myself online as I am if you conduct real world business with me. Just because I can hide behind a web persona doesn't give me free range to be a total @-hole. People don't tend to read T&C's so despite the best effort to get people to read forum conduct rules, people will come on to these forums and vent, express and sound off as they wish. When you think your opinion is more important than the forum rules I personally think like on SCN I/you/whoever should be warned and then banned.
Yes I will remorselessly take the p1$$ with the best of them, but there is no need for dis-respect or playground antics as it ruins the forum, the free flow of decent information dries up, and the mods efforts to keep the site up, running and in check are also wasted. We should be grateful for the time and effort they give and abide by the minimum standards they set. We're adults, not a pack of imbeciles (maybe idots !). The content of a forum ultimately defines it and it's members, and SEATCUPRA.net have a great rapport with SEAT UK. This relationship facilitates interaction, news, previews, BTCC parking etc., but if a forum is seen as a load of unruly mouths you've got no chance of getting this kind of mutual respect with a manufacturer. Given all the troubles we have had with Audi's of late maybe it is something to consider working towards as knowledge is power, and in numbers we have strength to take issues to Audi as they assume we are all oblivious isolated paying retards.
I'm glad this thread has come up. Occasionally it is good for a bit of self reflection. I know it can seem a bit Draconian going on about grammar, rules, conduct etc, but if you are here for a fight then go down the local pub at closing time. If you want to share knowledge and experience then it is best we use the limited available space for useful content rather than a load of old $hit.
Personally I think the crowd on here are in the main pretty decent. There are a one or two who think their opinions stand above anyone else's, but then that's real life. I'm encouraged that there seem to be less people on here now who can't say a bad word against Audi, so in light of that with the balance or reality shifting I'm grateful to come here.
There goes a man after my very own heart!!
P.S. I prefer "Getting shafted in all four rings" LOL!!
And there we have it in a nutshell. A rather large nutshell, but a nutshell notheless.
Carefull what you wish for.... have you seen his surname?!?!
yah, but his signature used to be "getting shafted in all four rings" Genius
Im joining vagcom tonight woooo hoooo lol Under a new name of coarse they cant run forever LOL.................
I decided to lay off Audi as they kindly fixed my armrest at last service (albeit it with the wrong one, but the thought was there!!).
Am tempted to reclaim it as I'm due a service shortly!
I've been married for years, so I can barely remember what goes where. He's got no worries!
Good bit of thready-pops this turned out to be :thumbsup:
I have the very same t-shirt!
Actually I have two.
1. The blatent way you choose no put no effort into your posts by way of punctuation and basic grammar, despite being asked politely to do so. It's not about bad spelling - we all do it - but just a general lack of effort.
2. The way you have a knack of buggering up otherwise good posts with your bullshit.
I like the having a laugh bit...and I have nothing against you...but there is a trend appearing with you and that is annoying....and the Forum would run so much smoother with the **** moderated somewhat.
That's my moderator view BTW...I don't know you so can't comment on you personally. But on here, all are judged against the same set criteria - the rules and basic Forum discipline.
If it bothered me THAT much I'd have acted on it via PMs...it's just annoying as I KNOW that behaviour such as you often display is the reason several new users have commented that they'll not be back.
crystal thank's for letting me know....
A fine example....
Are you incapable of plain non-insulting English?
Well, you got one.
And comments like those above just underline the fact.
Here is a fine example of a man living up to the thread title. Bravo!
thanks that's great ..... I'm glad you pointed that out anything else to say ..My English stinks , I'm and idiot , Insulting ... There's a few people on here who take the mickey posting pics etc... And people leave because of this they want to grow up.... i wont post any pics or bullshit anymore why am i being singled out ..... And if someone gives me attitude you want me to just take it ...my English is bad after illness there's nothing i can do about that i keep going through what i put down but that's the best i can do ....
No, that pretty much sums things up.
well done ....your the same as me then apart from your english because youve just done the same as i have ....thanks for your comment,s il take them on board for sure
Think you could be wrong here. A bit unfair.
I remember seeing this argument thrashed out in another thread, and from what I can remember blazin gave reasons for his typing. Not that I think he should of had to.
And if those reasons are genuine, which i'm sure (and hope) they are, it must be really frustrating for him to have people saying "make more of an effort" etc etc.
I think they is a general there is a good mix of people and characters on here and most contribute in some way.
When `colourful` language is used in a non offensive way the Mods tolerate this, as well as the odd bit of smut.
We are adults, thats what we do! Right or wrong.
This is something that has been over nannied on UKMKIVs and there is far too much editing IMO, so credit to AS.net for that.
My main gripe is some of the unecessary angry, negative stuff, for me forums should be a place for information, banter and a bit of escapism, (even to vent off) It is not a place to be rude to people.
And being `educated` in shouty CAPITALs is pretty irritating.
You are welcome to think what you want...
I know his reasons...
All we - the Mods ask - is that people try. Us not trying to enforce it will have this place down at the Saxo Forum/Corsa Forum in no time...so forgive us/me if I'd rather that not happen.
We/I can live with poor grammar or spelling if people try...but combined with blatent Thread spoiling and generally insulting behaviour backed up by a bad attitude is enough to warrant a comment, in my book.
Can we move on now?
Can I put a picture of a big fat woman up now?
It's worth a yellow card though.
if you do i will.... joke
and one more thing before i move on most of the time my attitude has come out is because people bring up my english...Everyone must see this thread at sometime ,If you dont pull me on my english i wont have any attitude it really fustrates me .... Thankyou
What i want to know is......do any of you lot actually do any work!!
im out of work due to illness im now officially a house daddy.... lol
Its overrated mate.....
I do understand your points, and you are also welcome to your opinions.
We can also "move on now"..... although I do think this is quite a healthly thread/conversation, as it is addressing an undercurrent on this forum which keeps spilling over into arguments etc.
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