The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
Joined: May 02 2017
Posts: 784

An interesting and humerous read.

i was approached and asked to join this forum and i'm pleased I was.

I'd liken this forum to a village with the other being a city. It's much easier to solve a problem and get the right knowledge with only a few cooks. Larger communities seem to have more monkeys than organ grinders.

Only in America could someone get a bee in their bonnet about people getting their free information for free elsewhere.

Nowt so queer as folk.

Thumbs up for Gilbert!

Joined: Feb 11 2018
Posts: 96

Blimey, talk about communism

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Joined: Feb 11 2018
Posts: 96

Best one is the copyright. Idiots

Joined: Aug 07 2019
Posts: 7

thankyou for the invite . as toady would say search is your friend , new saying ,where are my friends (crying imoji)

Joined: Jan 07 2016
Posts: 52

Welcome to the opposition! Taswegians must be welcome, if they will let a grumpy old Yank in!
I am sure that there will be many more defections in the very near future!
Heck, I do believe Toad is already a member here!
Just looked....Yep # 194 and it's RRTOADHALL in all caps, so I do believe he was serious about it!

Joined: Dec 30 2015
Posts: 3527

He's never posted though and there was some discussion if it really was him or just somebody using his name. But for a while it did seem pretty obvious he was keeping an eye on what was being said here.

Joined: Sep 02 2016
Posts: 331

Hmmm.. I like that rr.net "Tips and Pointers" list......... especially the Profanity and Avatars parts....

"....'Oh lorde'.... ".... anyone remember Toad's 'Comic Nazi' avatar ?"

Clearly that list of RULES is straight from Toad too.... as it has his unmistakable stink of hypocrisy !

Can't really see him ever posting on here though, except to admit he has been a complete and utter &%^* to numerous real P38 enthusiasts !?

Joined: Jun 16 2018
Posts: 74

Just to show how this site is run with completely the opposite mindset to RR.net, maybe you should create a means to make someone a member for life whether they like it or not! ;-)

Joined: Apr 23 2019
Posts: 124

Looks like you're back in business again Richard? I see your replies on the check the brake lines thread...

Joined: Dec 30 2015
Posts: 3527

For a short time after Gilbertd initially got banned, I was on there as Imonlyaguest (being slightly tongue in cheek) but when I forgot the password I discovered I'd used an email address that had since been turned off so couldn't use the, I forgot my password option, as it sent the reset info to an account I no longer had. I only registered that to see if I could as RRToadhall told me that my IP address had been logged so I wouldn't be able to register a different name. Knowing that all my IP address would tell him was that I was registering from a BT Internet account somewhere in the East of England, I let him think I had gone. After I lost Imonlyaguest, I registered as Richard_G instead and have been using that ever since on there but Gilbertd everywhere else. Oddly, I received PM's from a number of people that realised it was the same person, I mean, there aren't that many people in the East of England with an ex-police P38 who regularly drives it across Europe and writes in my, slightly sarcastic, style. If RRTH ever worked it out for himself, he never said anything (but he's probably too thick). The names come from being Richard but known as Dick at work, to the extent that our IT department gave me Gilbertd as my log in on our internal system.

This is part of the reason I'm having constant digs at them at the moment. I honestly don't care if RR.net folds even if losing the content generated by John Brabyn and others will be a great loss (although we do have it still courtesy of Wayback), but I'm really hoping they adopt my suggested wording for the site introduction. It'll be amusing to know they are using wording suggested by someone they banned for life......

At the end of the day, there aren't many jobs on a P38 I haven't had to do at some time or another so they, or at least some of the members, need me and my knowledge based on experience more than I need them.