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What's that ?? Toad will edit and delete content he does not personally like - even the true ones -surely not ?? Too bad then that he manages to be a Total Fanny in both US and UK terms then...... and is possibly the most infantile mod. I have ever encountered...

Sadly RRNet stopped being a real enthusiast's site a while back - in fact effectively once they 'arranged' to take John Brabyn's Site and reject his philosophy and the three musketeers mentioned above decided to hijack it for their own particular (business) interests of course....

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Dunno if you refer to my last post on this thread Dave, but I was talking about a different forum,

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Lpgc wrote:

Dunno if you refer to my last post on this thread Dave, but I was talking about a different forum,

Yes, sorry LPGC - I was responding to GeorgeB's news (#17) that his info. had been removed from the other site - but then our posts crossed...

Totally agree with your sentiments though - once all the censoring starts all the good information and friendly atmosphere goes with it too !
And I am on also other forums too - and having a 'too cosy' relationship with certain vendors is definitely another 'kiss of death' for sure.....
Indeed lots of other 'enthusiasts' sites have been ruined by similar big-owner/big-vendor 'advertising' pressures.

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The last message I received stamped lots of feet and then accused me of having a "hissy fit" in my original post. Of course, because he's deleted an entire set of posts, including another that wasn't overly complimentary either, we'll never know.

The last post in the thread now intimates that everyone from SoCal is an absolute darling.

Can't be arsed dealing with the child anymore, he's unshakeable in his unsupportable beliefs.

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Getting tired of reading RRT impose himself on all posts with negative words and commentary I pointed out to him in one of the posts, "RRToad, if you spent half the time answering the questions posted on this forum as you do berating and putting down the original poster you would be far better off. It can't be easy being angry and condescending".
Result, a private message to me.... "JMCLuimni you better go learn to fish cos you are banned for a month".
My reply to his message "Surprising as it may seem, I don't care".
His reply " I take joy in banning you for life".

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The man is a complete twat and a walking definition of the word hypocrite. I once used the word 'ar*e' and got a warning for 'deliberately trying to get round the profanity filter' so I pointed out that a search of the forum showed that the word 'arse' had appeared in something like 300 posts and the American spelling 'ass' had been used over a 1000 times, including by him. That got me a weeks ban. He will regularly use 'Oh dear Lourde' (and has today in one thread) or 'bull plop'. If that isn't deliberately trying to get round the profanity filter I don't know what is.

If you Google his real name (Carl Christy) on one site he has listed rangerovers.net as his own website although another site does give his home address. What's the US equivalent of ordering 5 tonnes of horse manure or quick setting cement to be delivered to his house?

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I believe that "SWATting" has become quite the thing. Not that I would condone it :)

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If I knew what it was, I might be inclined to agree with you......

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting
:)

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Er.... sending the SWAT Squad in might just get you banned from the US instead then ?

And Toad/Carl clearly is the definitive '5 tons of Bull Plop' himself so may not need any more ! Before I was banned by this useless idiot I was told by another member (who had also been hassled by him unnecessarily too) that his 'main' problem was drink: If so that explains a lot...

Don't drink and drive (a keyboard) Carl ! (He will be reading all this for sure now...)

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That would explain why very occasionally he posts helpful replies, other times he just tells people to search or use RAVE but much of the time he is downright rude, insulting, unhelpful, unwelcoming, arrogant or simply posts 'advice' that is blatantly incorrect.

and yes, I sincerely hope he is reading this. Maybe he will realise that he is hated worldwide and do the decent thing by resigning from his, allegedly voluntary, position as Admin (although if I was expected to spend most of my leisure time administering such a busy site as RR.net I would at least expect something from the commercial company that owns it).

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(although if I was expected to spend most of my leisure time administering such a busy site as RR.net I would at least expect something from the commercial company that owns it).

Yeah, dammit, the site owner ought to be paying me to look after all this stuff!

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Gilbertd wrote:

but much of the time he is downright rude, insulting, unhelpful, unwelcoming, arrogant or simply posts 'advice' that is blatantly incorrect.

At the same time he keeps us busy with over 30 posts and drawing attention he does not deserve.
Without going into politics (oh no!) there are parallells coming to mind regarding the newly elected inhabitant of their official residence...

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and yes, I sincerely hope he is reading this

If he joined here I'd consider him a valuable and welcome part of the community. Doubt I'd give him the admin stick, all the same.

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The person who told me about the drinking issue also pointed me to some other complaints about him (on FaceBook etc) plus some evidence he was arrested for DUI in 2014; (Wonder if he was banned... karma !!); Clearly the man does have a problem.....

  • The Facebook info I can't find (yet) but from memory 'surprise surprise' it revolved around his malicious/unpleasant 'style' - and also
    his other 'habit' - needless editing/banning (very capable) folks who 'are just trying to help one another' and don't need his nonsense.

He runs some kind of a car-fixing business and I suspect that when his customers have given him a hard time he just takes it out on
some poor sap (eg. us) on RR net... but, and forgetting all the psychology/excuses for the moment, any 48-year old who acts like
an 8-year old on any forum is not acceptable (even if they are capable themselves...). Who needs that on top of a faulty P38 ??!

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The person who told me about the drinking issue also pointed me to some other complaints about him (on FaceBook etc) plus this:

Don't think we really need that link on here.

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Not sure if it was the link or the content Gordon so I have edited it: Hope it is ok now !

I will take the hint though and not post up the other (FB etc) info, even if I can find it.......

However I doubt he would join here though because, and like all bullies, he would not be able to 'stand his own medicine';
It is 'The Power' he likes - not actually helping others (and I also understand he is actually paid for it, too)

Similarly I was told he was briefly suspended for something.... but all that did was make him (slightly !) less abusive
on his return and more prone to editing/banning instead ! Man's a Menace.... Go figure....!!

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Ferryman wrote:

Without going into politics (oh no!) there are parallells coming to mind regarding the newly elected inhabitant of their official residence...

Nope, you're wrong there. One's an obnoxious idiot and the other....Oh, hang on.

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The saga goes on, a few days ago I sent someone over there a PM, accompanied with a reminder in the public forum: *** you've got PM.
No reply, had a look last night: reminder removed without notification to me.

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He probably assumed it was an invitation to here....
Not that I care about RRTH at all. I never spent enough time on the other site to miss it. Thanks Richard :)