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My fellow beast owners and car nuts...

On behalf of those of us that have some anger management and roadrage issues, I ask one favor of you. If you could please refrain from jumping into threads with the "can't we all just get along" comments. They don't help, they inflame the situation, and more often than not drive the thread off topic and into the ditch. In car terms, your the guy that clearly see's me haulin in the left lane and then pulls right in front of me going 5-10 miles per hour under the speed limit then follows the semi-truck next to you for miles, because your obeying the law and all be damned your gonna enforce it, too. Please, leave the enforcing to the enforcers, the moderators and the admins. They're trained professionals and are much better at it than YOU.

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My fellow beast owners and car nuts...

On behalf of those of us that have some anger management and roadrage issues, I ask one favor of you. If you could please refrain from jumping into threads with the "can't we all just get along" comments. They don't help, they inflame the situation, and more often than not drive the thread off topic and into the ditch. In car terms, your the guy that clearly see's me haulin in the left lane and then pulls right in front of me going 5-10 miles per hour under the speed limit then follows the semi-truck next to you for miles, because your obeying the law and all be damned your gonna enforce it, too. Please, leave the enforcing to the enforcers, the moderators and the admins. They're trained professionals and are much better at it than YOU.

Thanks for your support!!!
Can't agree with this one. It is a matter for all members to maintain the decorum of the board, and to remind those that can't.
If all road users maintained respect for other road users there would be far fewer problems on the road, including road rage.
 

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Can't agree with this one. It is a matter for all members to maintain the decorum of the board, and to remind those that can't.
I agree. If you can't remain civil and constructive during a discussion then this is not the place for you.
 

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My fellow beast owners and car nuts...

On behalf of those of us that have some anger management and roadrage issues, I ask one favor of you. If you could please refrain from jumping into threads with the "can't we all just get along" comments. They don't help, they inflame the situation, and more often than not drive the thread off topic and into the ditch. In car terms, your the guy that clearly see's me haulin in the left lane and then pulls right in front of me going 5-10 miles per hour under the speed limit then follows the semi-truck next to you for miles, because your obeying the law and all be damned your gonna enforce it, too. Please, leave the enforcing to the enforcers, the moderators and the admins. They're trained professionals and are much better at it than YOU.

Thanks for your support!!!
Some of our members are really good at keeping other fellow members in line but I do really like your analogy with the driver's we encounter on the roads who think they're cops. I agree with you whole-heartedly on that one...very wrong!

I've been browsing other forum boards as I am searching to add another car to the fleet and it amazes me how much other forums drastically suck compared to this one :eek:oohhh:
 

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I agree. If you can't remain civil and constructive during a discussion then this is not the place for you.
...me and the 25000 other members that joined and rarely if ever come back. Hey, at least you still have the 24 self appointed forum patrolmen...:applause:

I have restricted myself to use the forum for technical issues only. It's easier than using "The Google on the internets" as we inbreds say here in Texas. My decorum doesn't fit the socialist forum model, that's probably why I was kicked out of that damn Polygamist Ranch.

You guys surely have to be used to my sense of humor by now, have a beer and lighten up, jeezzzz :cheers:
 

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So this is my second post. From what I am reading it seems like this forum is a very well oiled machine but seems like its kind of uptight in here and no room for humor or anything. I understand the whole search thing, not typing in caps, not asking "dumb" questions, but isnt telling someone how to title their post or that one liners or one word replies arent acceptable going a little overboard. I have been a member of misc BMW forums since 2000 and none of them seem to be as strict at this one. Now possibly the reason could be that you are trying to keep the server "traffic" down since this site seems a little on the slow side.

Now, I'm not sure since I havent really had a chance to look at other parts of the forum...I had to hit up the stickys and post first because I want to make sure I follow the rules. Is there a place HERE that I can freely have a conversation with other BMW owners and learn about the E39 M5 (looking to get one) without having to worry if I'm doing something wrong?
 

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Ignore the Sticklers

Hey man, I hear you. There are way too many uptight members who jump down your throat about doing searches etc. The purpose of this board is to communicate, connect, network. If it were only a source of information, we'd stop posting and just search. It seems like 99% of anybody's issues have been discussed already.

So post away. Dont' be afraid to say "who likes Eisenmann exhaus?" or whatever. Some jerk will tell you to look for the last thread, but ignore him and make new friends.

Good luck!:byee55amg
 

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I haven't been on the forum for that long, but I have learned to use the search function to my advantage. I think that all they ask is that you try it "first". If you searched to no avail, then let us know that and most of us will be more understanding. I usually start off my thread or question with "I've done the requisite search to no avail" and I don't usually get flamed or slammed.

We are a happy, intense group who love our "beasts". We do have an OT thread, if you wish to visit there.
 

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What usually happens to me is when I search I find the topic I am searching for but can't find the specific answer I am looking for, so then I go into the search result threads and ask my question there. I think it is easier on the website to revive an old thread than to make a brand new one, and it allows the subscribed members of that thread as well as new members to see it :thumbsup:
 

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What usually happens to me is when I search I find the topic I am searching for but can't find the specific answer I am looking for, so then I go into the search result threads and ask my question there. I think it is easier on the website to revive an old thread than to make a brand new one, and it allows the subscribed members of that thread as well as new members to see it :thumbsup:
I feel the same way. I have always thought it better to bump a relevant thread than create a brand new one when the topic has already been addressed in the past.
 

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I feel the same way. I have always thought it better to bump a relevant thread than create a brand new one when the topic has already been addressed in the past.
Exactly, a few people might question why I am resurrecting a 5 year old thread but the consequences of asking a too-common question are much harsher haha :dont: It is the greater good and the right thing to do.
 

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Exactly, a few people might question why I am resurrecting a 5 year old thread but the consequences of asking a too-common question are much harsher haha :dont: It is the greater good and the right thing to do.
Thats the one that drives me nuts. If I act like a good boy and do my searches and find a relevant thread but it doesnt quite answer my question... I post in it and some one says... geeze this is an old thread..

Whereas if I wouldve started a new thread someone would say "bet if you searched you would find that answer"

I HATE double standards.

Cant have it both ways yanno?
 

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Thats the one that drives me nuts. If I act like a good boy and do my searches and find a relevant thread but it doesnt quite answer my question... I post in it and some one says... geeze this is an old thread..

Whereas if I wouldve started a new thread someone would say "bet if you searched you would find that answer"

I HATE double standards.

Cant have it both ways yanno?

I don't disagree with you.

But I have to say that I never had anybody gave me a hard time for resurrecting old threads. In fact I dont remember if anyone else ever gotten a hard time for resurrecting old topic on this forum.




Hey man, I hear you. There are way too many uptight members who jump down your throat about doing searches etc. The purpose of this board is to communicate, connect, network. If it were only a source of information, we'd stop posting and just search. It seems like 99% of anybody's issues have been discussed already.

So post away. Dont' be afraid to say "who likes Eisenmann exhaus?" or whatever. Some jerk will tell you to look for the last thread, but ignore him and make new friends.

Good luck!:byee55amg
Actually look at this way. It also for your benefit. For a member who just joined the forum they might not feel this way, since they always seems in a hurry try to find the answer.

For the other who are researching certain topic, how do you think they will feel when they search for a particular topic. i.e "Eisenman exhaust" and it come back with 100+ threads...

I would rather keep less number of threads as minimum as possible and you just have to go throught those thread to find the answer you're looking for.



The chances that the question a newbie has, it has already been asked before. So I myself, always search first.
After all the E39 M5 has been around for a while.




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J Irwan
 

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I am forever trying to figure out how everyone is posting large full-size pics without doing it as an attachment?? I tried to copy and paste, but that does not work...
 

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tags to the attachment or the URL.
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I am forever trying to figure out how everyone is posting large full-size pics without doing it as an attachment?? I tried to copy and paste, but that does not work...
 

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Newbie here, and I will say this forum seems a lot more civil than our porsche forum "rennlist".
 

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Newbie here, and I will say this forum seems a lot more civil than our porsche forum "rennlist".
Yes, this is the best board I have encountered in my whole life and I am positive that I will never find a better one. It completes the M5 ownership experience.
 

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Yes, this is the best board I have encountered in my whole life and I am positive that I will never find a better one. It completes the M5 ownership experience.
Im liking this...
 

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The M5board was actually part of the deciding factor when buying my car just because I knew if i had an issue or a question there would be a reliable place to look and not many people are as devoted to a car as the beast owners.
+1 to that. I bought my first bimmer last fall, the WIP 95 318ti that currently serves as my daily commuter, largely on the quality of the compact's US forum base at 318ti.org, since I knew if I had any problems there was likely someone else who'd had the same problem and found a solution.

As I'll hopefully be finding an M5 this year to either replace it or complement it in my garage, I'm excited to find just as active a community here.
 
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