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Post by bonkers24seven » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:04 pm

Just seen this on eBay, seems to be a Scimitar advert, is it linked to the one above?

I'm noo exiled to the Island of Elba
lookin at this beach wi a bottle of Stella
cozy in the shade under their Coventry Umbrella
hawdin hawns here wi ma own Cinderella
SWMBO's beautiful and in Italian that's called Bella
This wiz awe thanks to one very upset auld Fella
who tried to silence me just like Mandella
thankfully nae whip punishment from a Flagella

Just think- A tan fae a ban but I'm rich like Rockefella
driving ma carerra down here from the french Rivierra
but them so fews error was forseen by ma Fortunetella
who still thinks I'm bright like the star Capella
Pity this tragedian poem hiz become a Novella
but in Latin what counts is Facta non Verba

seems unfair fur them so few to continue this Exile
when in reality many thousands can see it's jist Futile
so remember remember being December and no November
this one member has many a family Member
that can all say good/buy like any big Spenda
but then they might awe jist go on a wee Bender
like Robert the Bruce with his no Surrender
sad to declare there's no a public Defender
for reasoned debate wi this civil Offender
So perhaps them so few can forgive and Forget
because as you can see I'm nae fool wi Regret



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:38 pm

Yes, Ronnie decided to launch a campaign against the silent membership and those members that had sadly passed away - insisting that they shouldn’t be allowed to remain as registered members of the forum if they didn’t contribute. Despite warnings for trolling, he continued and was eventually banned.

He’s re-registered several times using different names but instead of contributing to the forum, continues to troll, so each time he is banned again. He also appears to have been banned from the club fb Page for the same sort of behaviour.

His eBay ads seem to indicate that he’s thrown his toys out of the pram and is selling off his collection. A pity as I found his work varied and interesting.


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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm

but maybe he had a point....

Nov 9th - 3108 members
Nov 11 - 3111

Today May 26- 3859 members

751 NEW members in less than 6 months
125 new members a month
31 a week
4 a day

All very interesting.......this interest in Scimtars :shock:



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Post by Steve_S » Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 am

Nick_B_GTE wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm
but maybe he had a point....

Nov 9th - 3108 members
Nov 11 - 3111

Today May 26- 3859 members

751 NEW members in less than 6 months
125 new members a month
31 a week
4 a day

All very interesting.......this interest in Scimtars :shock:
Im a new member to this forum just wondering is that forum fingers your quoting or payed up members?



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Post by philhoward » Sun May 27, 2018 8:27 am

703 RSSOC Members at the time of writing - the 3800 or so are those who have accounts which will go up and down as inactive accounts are cleared, spammers are removed and new people sign up.


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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:27 pm

Steve_S wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 am

Im a new member to this forum just wondering is that forum fingers your quoting or payed up members?
It was forum members I was counting... it's quite an increase...

Nov 9th - 3108 members
Nov 11 - 3111
May 26 - 3859
June 10 - 3873 members

That is a 20% rise in overall memberships
or less the 703 paid up members a 25% increase

Still looking for a credible answer to explain the staggering high join up rate in less than 6 months.
What do you think - did the "banned member" have a point, maybe?



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Post by jag12 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:48 pm

Why does it matter how many members there are of the forum
Sure most of us are on at least one forum that we have lost interest in


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Post by Crowther » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:02 am

That reminds me - I really must leave that foot fetish forum.

I joke of course.

They already banned me.


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:30 am

Crowther wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:02 am
That reminds me - I really must leave that foot fetish forum.

I joke of course.

They already banned me.
Did they give you the boot :D


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Post by Steve_S » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:49 am

jag12 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Why does it matter how many members there are of the forum
I would have said the greater the numbers the wider the knowledge base could be in and not only scimitar things



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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:10 am

Why does it matter ?
It keeps the list up-to-date (yearly) with ONLY those that ARE still interested recorded
Lost interest forum members?
That was the salient point the "banned member" was trying to make.

Now that jag12 has acknowledged some have lost interest - why still have them recorded as members?

Banning the messenger doesn't solve the issue of 'Lost Interest members' still being on the ever escalating list that never goes down
or address the ridiculously high 25% join up rate in > 6 months.... Furthermore the "banned member" also has a wealth of knowledge in all things Scimitar!!



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:15 pm

Why does the members list need to be accurate?

Do you know any other forum that culls it’s membership list annually?

Who decides if a member has lost interest or has just not logged in for a while?

Ronnie made his point and the discussion was had. He couldn’t offer any workable method of implementing his wishes, yet continued his rhetoric. He wasn’t banned for his opinion but the way he expressed it (on and offline).

Why do you think the join up rate is rediculous? How do you propose checking that each one has a level of interest in Simitars that meets your approval?


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Post by jag12 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 pm

There have been several post lately from people that have admitted to not being active but keeping an eye on things over the years,but who are now on the lookout to purchase a car again.
Should they have been dumped from the forum ?


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Post by jag12 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:43 pm

There is one forum that I joined about 5 years ago, to research a particular problem and not looked at since but they still send me a Happy Birthday message every year 😁


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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Nick_B_GTE wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Steve_S wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 am

Im a new member to this forum just wondering is that forum fingers your quoting or payed up members?
It was forum members I was counting... it's quite an increase...

Nov 9th - 3108 members
Nov 11 - 3111
May 26 - 3859
June 10 - 3873 members

That is a 20% rise in overall memberships
or less the 703 paid up members a 25% increase

Still looking for a credible answer to explain the staggering high join up rate in less than 6 months.
What do you think - did the "banned member" have a point, maybe?
Maybe its the good work of the RSSOC dept that is responsible for advertising the marque , or maybe the rise co-incides with the car show season , or maybe the rise comes off the back of other social media outlets.

Just thoughts as I dont have an opinion either way about this and I thought it was over and done with !


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