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New Regional Forums

Post by Webmaster » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:12 pm

I'm pleased to announce the addition of regional forums.

These forums are for discussing things such as:
- Regional / state meets
- Local issues - weather, dealer experiences, etc.
- anything else happening where you live

Hopefully this will help you find other people in your area and you can meet and talk about your cars.

p.s. I know some of the states listings may not be 100% correct. Let me know if there are any corrections.
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Post by Grumparoo » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:08 am

I'd put MT and WY in the northwest, and CO and UT in the west, but that's just me :)

OR you could add a Mountain region and put those 4 states plus AZ in it.

In any case, they definitely can't be described as "Midwest".
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Post by Domain » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:13 am

Chat finally made official...yeeesss!
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Post by leapfrog » Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:41 pm

Good idea, Webmaster, but as someone from the far left coast of Canada, I have as much or more in common with fellow forum members from Washington and Oregon than I do with my old homeland (Saskatchewan).

But come to think of it, I guess there's nothing to stop me from visiting and posting in both regions.
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Post by leapfrog » Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:15 pm

...and I see John Cline, super poster, is participating in just about every region. LOL.

Go for it John, I know you visit them all in person quite regularly anyway. Do you have 100,000 miles on the car yet?
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Post by Toaderly » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:55 pm

leapfrog wrote: Do you have 100,000 miles on the car yet?
If memory serves me right, which most days it does not, I believe he's about half way there.

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Post by johnclineii » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:40 pm

Mr. Toad, you're good...I've got about 51,700, if memory serves. And the furthest west this car has been so far is.....Iowa....

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Post by Domain » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:41 pm

johnclineii wrote:Mr. Toad, you're good...I've got about 51,700, if memory serves. And the furthest west this car has been so far is.....Iowa....
My car hasn't been too far... one county south, one county east....that's it. I haven't driven it for four days or so, actually.
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Post by angel500 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:26 am

Domain wrote:
johnclineii wrote:Mr. Toad, you're good...I've got about 51,700, if memory serves. And the furthest west this car has been so far is.....Iowa....
My car hasn't been too far... one county south, one county east....that's it. I haven't driven it for four days or so, actually.
I haven't been far myself yet. As far west as I've made it with her is Fort Worth. As far north is Yukon Oklahoma. As far east as Pineville Louisiana. As far south as Mansfield Texas. But I have plenty of time.

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Post by johnclineii » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:15 am

We all hope we have plenty of time. Having watched some of my friends put off until retirement the travel they wanted to do, then they either became physically or financially unable to do it (or worse, in several instances, died unexpectedly), I am a firm believer in doing today that which I want or feel I must do.

I know, Angel, what you meant...but you gave me a perfect opportunity to say something I so much wanted to say at some point. Last month, I went to New York City to attend the funeral service of a friend. 46. Never sick a day in his life, that I know of. And suddenly, without warning, on a walk around the neighborhood, he collapsed. And that was it.

I don't mean to be depressing, only to emphasize that there is no time like the present to do what one wants or needs to do. As the future is not guaranteed...

None of us knows how much time we have. Or don't.

I can speak to that personally much better than most, but the details of that are for another time and place. Suffice it to say that each day I am given I consider a precious gift. And I encourage others to do likewise whenever I can...

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Post by PMCErnie » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:19 am

Funny, I tried twice to post in the Yukon region but it didn't accept it. I was trying to contact Sgt. Preston to see if he's driving a 500 these days rather than a dog team.
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Post by angel500 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:47 pm

PMCErnie wrote:Funny, I tried twice to post in the Yukon region but it didn't accept it. I was trying to contact Sgt. Preston to see if he's driving a 500 these days rather than a dog team.
I just tried it. Worked for me. Not sure why it wouldn't have worked for you Ernie.

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Post by nabrum » Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:29 pm

johnclineii wrote:We all hope we have plenty of time. Having watched some of my friends put off until retirement the travel they wanted to do, then they either became physically or financially unable to do it (or worse, in several instances, died unexpectedly), I am a firm believer in doing today that which I want or feel I must do.

None of us knows how much time we have. Or don't.

I can speak to that personally much better than most, but the details of that are for another time and place. Suffice it to say that each day I am given I consider a precious gift. And I encourage others to do likewise whenever I can...
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Post by leapfrog » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:54 pm

What happened to the thread in the "Western Canada" region, Webmaster?
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Post by angel500 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:18 pm

leapfrog wrote:What happened to the thread in the "Western Canada" region, Webmaster?
I'm not Webmaster obviously. I did look to see if it had been moved to the moderator holding area. Wasn't there.

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Post by leapfrog » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:44 am

angel500 wrote:
leapfrog wrote:What happened to the thread in the "Western Canada" region, Webmaster?
I'm not Webmaster obviously. I did look to see if it had been moved to the moderator holding area. Wasn't there.

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I like to think of you as the alternate webmaster, Angel. :)

Funny thing, I guess it just disappeared into the ether.
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Post by Webmaster » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:45 am

leapfrog wrote:What happened to the thread in the "Western Canada" region, Webmaster?
It wasn't going anywhere if you know what I mean.
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Post by johnclineii » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:30 am

So far, I am seeing things like sound insulation in the Five Hundred vs. the Taurus being discussed in these regional forums. I have twice seen posters referred to the main board for more broad distribution of their questions.

Perhaps the regional boards should be renamed something else? Like regional announcements and dealer discussions or something? They sure aren't getting much use, and much they have gotten is nothing but either idle chit chat (and when there is some, say about an officer Preston...it disappears!) or stuff that would be better off on the main board (and now is no longer seen by most people except a few regulars like Angel, Toad and I who seem to read most everything)..

Just thoughts...

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Post by PMCErnie » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:22 am

Webmaster wrote:
leapfrog wrote:What happened to the thread in the "Western Canada" region, Webmaster?
It wasn't going anywhere if you know what I mean.
It wasn't going anywhere, but now it's gone? :cry:
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Post by PMCErnie » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:43 pm

Yeah, I wish I had a dollar for every thread here that "wasn't going anywhere."
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