We do it because we're jealous.
Plus we hate the truth.
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
Nahh, I think it should be left open. You'll be back. You need an outlet like the ALL Danica Patrick thread in the NASCAR forum. That way you can append the thread with the latest injustice foisted upon you by the Barney Fife hall monitor mods.
Are there basements in Oklahoma?
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At first, there was great joy in killing the Japanese. There was a geniune hatred that swept the whole country and fueled the entire war industry. In the end, it is what won the war.
Guam was the Pacific storehouse for all their Saki, and when it was ready to fall, the Japs drank all that Saki and got sloshed, and then made one final, desperate, drunken charge. They came down the hill with their swords out, staggering around and yelling "banzia!" They were falling down and running into each other, and this was even before the US servicemen started shooting at them. In the end, they were too drunk to fight, and wouldn't surrender, so the US servicemen had to go around shooting helpless drunks, and suddenly the fun of killing them had disappeared.
"Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"
I think the word I used, introspection, flew right by.
Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all) Real name: David Stovall, Tonka Bay, MN
Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota
It strikes me reading this thread and, unfortunately, even contributing a post sometime back, that anyone who so thoroughly dislikes the way a Forum is managed could probably find a Forum more to their liking out there. I'm not much of an internet geek, but I'm sure there are others around. I guess it's possible, although not very likely in the world where I live, that they're being blocked in Oklahoma.
"Ride The Barrel & Get Pitted... So Pitted."
I've been involved in forums pre-internet back to the early 1980s. Forums draw traffic. Forums that shut down usually are because the whole website shuts down or they get out of management control when the forums repeatedly start to editorially present the website mission in a negative way. You need strong moderation to control that. If one continually runs afoul of moderation then one probably doesn't belong. Trackforum.com is a private playground. From what I can tell you are here at their will and have no "rights". Aren't there other forums that discuss Indy Car?
Lately, I think, a new phenomena is occurring. Websites are starting to let Facebook or Twitter carry their water interactive wise and private forums I've frequented have lost traffic as a result which means another era may be shifting. I saw Compuserve give way to AOL and AOL give way to the internet message forums.
AOL promoted live chats heavily. They were all monitored. Some were free form in that the chat rooms were always open and people could just chat. They allowed members to create groups. Many were more formal with topics to discuss and some with high-powered guests. AOL had a great deal of synergy. It didn't just happen. There was a lot of work going on behind the scenes to develop it. Steve Case had a lot of vision about what he wanted. It started down hill when the internet went mass public in 1992 but really not until GUI browsers were developed in the mid 90s.
It seemed to me that part of the problem was it was a dial up subscription service. People wanted faster internet and AOL couldn't offer it. If it could be re-done where it is accessed for free I would think there would still be a big market for what was offered. Nobody offers anything similar.
P.S. Frank, It doesn't matter to me if you love my input or not. Just the fact that you and a dozen or so others on this thread follow my every move on here makes me realize I'm getting my message across. I do try to read most of your posts since you don't seem to be quite as radical as "the others" who feel me and the rest of the IndyCar.com forum infringed on their cyber space turf. Ernest