But shouldn't have. Don't act all sweet in public and an evil, vindictive bastard in private and expect to get away with it. The public has a right to see the truth of who someone truly is.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work your way, buttercup. That's what he got for calling out Paul in both public and private. I would have done the same thing if in Paul's shoes.
This is my 2 cents, maybe it will be worth a nickel when I'm gone!
I'm personally disappointed and ashamed at the entire name calling BS, in PM or the public forum "buttercup", especially coming from an admin! And you call the others childish in so many words?
If this gets me banned, then so be it, but when I joined this group, I felt I found a serious forum of good people, as I did when I joined an online racing forum years ago where I got to use my programming skills to help develop racing sims and mods. One of the forums from Europe allowed a 330 plus page of condolences and comments on the murder of my son in 2004, Added a "home page memorial" and left it there until the day it had to finally be disbanded due to other business. It was eventually cached, with a link due to the space on the server it was taking up.
I haven't been on here much lately, at least posting, because I have yet to replace my sadly, wrecked and very nice Regal GSE, which was underway of many mods, and mostly with the help of several members on here that were knowledgeable, kind and respectful.
As well, being a member of several other "shared forums" these same people were very welcoming on those forums as well, but again, in all the years I've been involved with this kind of thing, in ANY of the forums I've been a member, I have yet, until now, seen an admin disrespect another member, even if it was a simple name calling as "buttercup"
I've been a part of car shows since before I could drive, and had many of my own, and most recently been helping my older brother with huge numbers of shows. His collection is well over $25 Mil, and yes, they are rare, 1 of a kind, and some that I know guys would give a left nut for. He is also a registered Jaguar E Type judge, but as mentioned in another post, if he has an E Type in the show, he is only allowed to judge other models. From what I read, the person being accused of judging his own car has proven he didn't, and if all he stated is true, then seems like a stand up guy, but again, we're talking about cars worth thousands against a car someone thinks is worth thousands, and I'm talking cars all worth hundreds of thousands, MINIMUM! The pics are on here, see for yourself, google a few, look up the pricing. He has one, 100% true to spec reproduction of team Gurney and Bondurant's 67 AC cobra valued at 2.5 million dollars. If the original car wasn't still in existence in a special Bondurant collection, you could add 25% or more to that value!
This the original with Dan Gurney behind the wheel. The serial # was CSX1277 (compare it to my brothers repro)
Cobra corner, and yeah, that is a "original" series 1"
This is at Lucas Estate (Lucas Oil) a yearly event here in Carmel. The Cobra was the first you saw driving in.
just as it was delivered in Indy, from Shelby America
Now, compare serial numbers, one number transposed
Original Hildebrand injection sitting on the 289 cu. in. motor as it was built in 1967 "not your typical For 289
Let me ask this, How DO you put a realistic value on ANY Regal GSX? I've yet to find anyplace that lists them, even places that valuate the rarest of cars.
Can you find it here; https://www.hemmings...valuation-tool/
or here; https://www.hagerty....ols/search/auto
My personal friend Steve, is part owner of Ooley and Blackburn; http://www.ooleyandblackburn.com/ says it is near impossible, even with a professional appraiser because it wasn't considered a true and rare car. So, seems the whole thing of my original pristine car is better and should win over your highly modded and custom car is a total and mute point, except the asking price is only worth it to one who absolutely wants it, and even then, most don't know much about them in this model year, and the majority would do what others said. Buy a clean reasonably priced GS or GSE, spend way less, and make it a monster. Even the highly modded and really pristine and special ones can't be valued beyond one, what $ amount is in the car, and two, whether someone wants it and is willing to pay for it.
So, back to my original point. I do hope to find another Regal soon, I've looked at several dozen and lost one extremely good buy, but I'm still going. Maybe I'll go for a 2015, mod it and keep looking for that 2000-2001, being a fav, but I will, rest assured, be very careful who, and how I communicate with anyone on here from this point.
IMHO, I think that ANY personal "bashing" in any manner, especially with profanities and any name calling (other than in a joking manner) should be grounds for the person being removed and blocked, as it was on so many other forums I am and have been part of. EVEN if done in a PM, but I do agree, it is a Private message, there is some part of "Private" that should have some sanctity. BUT, NO, I DO NOT agree with even a PM being a personal and vicious attack, and certainly not using the verbiage shown. This the point where Admin should put a stop or enlist a Ban, and not take it to a public area with ANY name calling, no matter how "simple it looks"
If my words offend anyone, then man up, as it is all ludicrous in every extent as I see it. And here, I was just getting started, and at my prime a year ago as I was delving into deep mods, felling very comfy here. Not so much today though, but I'll do my best to keep the few friends I've made here and hope for their help in the future, as in the past. This seemed to be a great place with a lot of good people here.
Bottom line, this whole thing, IMO has been out of hand since the beginning and is likely one, if not THE most active post on here since I've been around. And for what? Someone being upset they didn't win? Attacking another without knowing all, if ANY of the facts? I'm surprised I didn't get slightly bashed for the post questioning the asking price of a bone stock GSX in comparison to a pristine GSE that was sold for less than a quarter of the GSX asking price. That car was SO perfect, I made 2 offers, and was willing to buy "sight unseen", the pictures of it "about 50 or so", showed EVERY detail even of the smallest matter, and my dumb arse lost it over a $200 difference because I waited 1 extra day to call back and up my offer.
So, I'll end with this; Thanks to all those who helped me, and hopefully will again (you know who you are). I hope to be back "posting, questioning, answering" and not just trolling to "see what's up", with my own Regal soon, but in the mean time, I think a lot of thought needs to be put into what and how posts are treated, by moderators, ESPECIALLY by admins/owners and certainly by members, unless you want to be the back side of the Donkey in everyone's opinion.
Until then, all the best, always feel the need for speed, keep em between the ditches and as one members signature says "drive it like you stole it".
p.s. My best offer, sight unseen for that GSX would be $6500. That is $1350 more than that pristine GSE in Florida sold for, it was a one owner, always garaged, never seen weather, oh, and never drag raced, but well driven.