In the last 2 or 3 years I have learned to ignore RRToadHall. As I said in my email to admin, I suspect he is actually a decent enough bloke he just comes over as arrogant in some of his posts. I suspect more as a result of frustration at the idiotic questions often asked than anything else and that frustration, and the culture differences between us and over there, make him seem more of a prat than he really is.
I'm also grateful to pl626 (and no doubt a few others) on there that have been reading this thread and have chipped in to speak out for me. I answer people's questions from experience and a sense of wanting to help. I have covered over 120,000 miles in my P38 in the last 6 years and am currently 1,520 miles from home in it. These journeys have not always been without problems so any advice on how to repair something is from experience, not always at the most convenient of times either! If it can go wrong on a P38, I suspect it has on mine at some point or another. Through answering these questions I have met many like minded people, either in person or virtually and if it were not for RR.net, this forum and the friendships it has instigated would not exist.
I'm interested in leftlanetrucking's latest on the RR.net thread where he says that the matter was first raised by the site owners on the admin forum (which isn't able to be seen by anyone other than an admin). It would have been nice if something had been said to me at that time as that would surely be the way to deal with a member that was not playing by the rules? A warning when they first became concerned could have alerted everyone to a problem. But that is obviously not the way they work (although should anyone feel like asking the question of them any reply might be interesting). However, it does seem to suggest that it wasn't the doing of RRTH.
Having not yet received a reply to my message to admin, I've just sent the following email to Verticalscope directly and will wait with baited breath for a reply (or not....):
It has been alleged that I have been sending a large amount of what have been described as spam emails from my account on RangeRovers.net under my username of Gilbertd. This is something that I strongly deny and suspect that my account has been hacked and the emails sent without my knowledge. I can only assume that they were sent as private messages but the most recent private message I have sent was one entitled 'CassAuto 06' sent to Mikeinfrance on 23rd or 24th August. Prior to that I believe I last sent a PM around early July.
Would you pleased supply me with a list of all outgoing private messages sent from the account of Gilbertd in the last 3 months or so? If it is possible could you also ascertain the IP address that these messages were sent from? I would normally use BT Internet in the UK as my ISP so all messages would have come from a BT IP address. I was in France on the 14th to 17th July and again from 18th to 22nd August so between these dates anything would originate from a French ISP IP address. Since 28th August I have been visiting family in Latvia so have been logging on to the site from a Latvian IP address. Anything sent from any other IP addresses would not have been sent by me.
Should you need any further security information to verify that I am indeed Gilbertd, do not hesitate to contact me.