1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Should we ban threads about speeding

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by SanPedro, Apr 13, 2005.

?
  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    48.8%
  3. Don't care

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. Don't care so long as ethics and Vonhosen aren't in it ;-)

    9 vote(s)
    20.9%
  1. SanPedro

    SanPedro
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2001
    Messages:
    4,501
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +504
    Sorry

    But they are all getting too much.

    What does anybody else think?
     
  2. rhoamish

    rhoamish
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    That's a great idea, Chris!

    When the politicians introduce unpopular, dishonest or controversial policies, we should make it easier for them by banning any discussions about it.

    You could always just not read the threads if you're not interested.
     
  3. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    Shouldn't be banned and they obviously provoke responses from a number of people. Have to admit that I don't bother reading them anymore though. :)
     
  4. mrtbag

    mrtbag
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Anywhere I want
    Ratings:
    +395
    Yes. I say ban them. Fed up with listening to people who don't understand the law. :hiya:
     
  5. SanPedro

    SanPedro
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2001
    Messages:
    4,501
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +504
    Like suggesting we ban threads about speeding ;)

    It's more a rail against going over the same old tired ground every few days. Don't get me wrong I love reading a good thread, but when the same basic arguments are reiterated by the same people each time it doesn't make for any more enlightenment on the subject.

    People like Rahl (and others with strongly held views) are great for the forums as he sends all the Guardian readers into apoplexy every time he hits the submit button.

    CL
     
  6. ~Kev H~

    ~Kev H~
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Messages:
    215
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    I dont think the threads themselves should be banned.. but how about another voting option?

    "No, but Ban taking threads off-topic to begin a speeding/driving debate"

    That I would vote for, I have to admit I am starting to just scan over speeding/driving rants that show up in threads that started off having nothing to do with it. :thumbsdow

    Kev
     
  7. rhoamish

    rhoamish
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nothing wrong with the Guardian: it's generally well-written.

    It's my paper of choice, but I'll be voting Tory, and I don't use smelly public transport or knit lentils.
     
  8. HMHB

    HMHB
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2001
    Messages:
    25,514
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Ratings:
    +3,851
    Wouldn't we be better off with just the one speeding thread ? We have a weekly football thread, so there's no reason why we can't have one for speeding and cameras as well.
     
  9. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
  10. mrtbag

    mrtbag
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Anywhere I want
    Ratings:
    +395
    Like this:
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    32,279
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,207
    Ban them if I could :lease: , funnily 2 out of the last 4 were started by moderators or ex-moderators. :rolleyes:
     
  12. FruitBat

    FruitBat
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    3,301
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Ealing
    Ratings:
    +382
    Subforum or sticky perhaps.
    Subforum could be speeding, immigration and chavs.
     
  13. SanPedro

    SanPedro
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2001
    Messages:
    4,501
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +504
    or more like this... :D
     

    Attached Files:

  14. mrtbag

    mrtbag
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Anywhere I want
    Ratings:
    +395
    ..and all threads started by Ethics or Rahl. :D
     
  15. SanPedro

    SanPedro
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2001
    Messages:
    4,501
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +504
    I quite agree. I never said there was anything wrong with the Guardian, merely pointing out that it is unlikely to be a paper that has much in common with many of Rahl's points of view (and by association neither would many of its readers).

    Conversly I take the Sunday Times and would be more inclined to vote Labour again this time around. Funny old world.

    CL
     
  16. overkill

    overkill
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    11,778
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Murkeyside
    Ratings:
    +1,194
    :confused: However, as a mate of mine said years ago, although the Guardian is morally/socially Liberal, politically it's Tory and at every Election for years its urged people to vote for them. So maybe Rhoamishs comments aren't so out of sorts for a Guardian reader?
     
  17. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    No
     
  18. overkill

    overkill
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    11,778
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Murkeyside
    Ratings:
    +1,194
    :smashin: Now thats what I call succinct! :D
     
  19. Eddy Boy

    Eddy Boy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    937
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +27
    Well unless a thread goes off topic don't you have a choice to read it or not?
     
  20. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    32,279
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,207
    You don't count and 1 will be taken into consideration seeing you started one of the speeding threads. :laugh:
     
  21. neilneil

    neilneil
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Messages:
    720
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +39
    >>>>
    Should we ban threads about speeding
    <<<<

    I don't think we should ban them, just 3 points towards your forums suspension and a 60 quid fine :D

    -Neil
     
  22. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,727
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +984
    I know, I know.

    But, after all, i was only doing a small amount over the limit, in a perfectly safe situation, with clear roads, clear weather and a car that was only a couple of years old. None of this was taken into consideration, no common sense was applied to the issuing of the ticket and the circumstances surrounding it, there was no comeback possible on the possibility of the equipment used being faulty or even slightly inaccurate. I have no recourse.

    The use of speed cameras to boost the funding of the local..............

    oops, i'm off again :laugh:

    I'm over it, honest.



    well, i will be in a few years when my license gets back to it's proper state :devil:
     
  23. Miyazaki

    Miyazaki
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    14,304
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +849
    I reckon we should ban threads with people trying to ban things in.
     
  24. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    :offtopic: Best start a new thread on that one Games Guru. :)
     
  25. chard

    chard
    Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    398
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    totally, agree ....Banning IS WRONG !! :nono:
     

Share This Page

Loading...