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Old 22nd May 2014, 10:59   #1
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Exclamation Attention Please All Political Animals!

OK, yesterday one of our moderators was accused of using his own personal political beliefs to influence his position as a mod, this is an untruth, I can assure you that whatever political beliefs we may hold are checked at the door when we put on our moderating gloves.

There have been a lot of politically motivated threads of late by certain members and this has to stop. We are an owners club car forum whose primary reason for being is to provide help, assistance, guidance, camaraderie, and friendship amongst members, something we have all clearly seen over the years the membership can do very well

We also have a social sub forum as a place to discuss non car related topics in a diverse and non confrontational or antagonistic manner.

Having said that, we do carry a very important club rule which may or may not have been observed by some, so I will reiterate it here today:

15. There is no room on this forum for sexism, racism or religious bigotry. In addition your political views are yours, and yours alone. Other forums exist for the purpose of debating this topic. You may not use these forums to promote political beliefs or to encourage or persuade others to conform to your views. Criticism or review of Government activities is however permitted, but only if done in a non-abusive and polite manner.


As you will all know, today is election day, and already I have observed some members signatures changing to reflect their political stance and the way they will vote. It has been demonstrated over recent times that political debate on these boards breeds negativity and discord, and quite frankly is switching people off from wanting to enjoy the club.

So from today especially, do not get on your political soap box, do not pin your political colours to your tree in the form of signature links or pictures, and do not start threads aimed at promoting one party over another.

Please use politically based bulletin boards or social media such as twitter or FB for such. If you cannot comply with this request, then don't be surprised to find your content or even your user account moderated.

Thanks all.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 12:26   #2
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Who will get the first Yellow Card?





Or even A Red Card



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Or even A Red Card



Can we vote on it?
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Old 22nd May 2014, 12:40   #4
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Said it before but I will repeat it .

We should have a Motorists party .

We would win every election.
Bicycles would be outlawed and traffic wardens shot on sight.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 16:20   #5
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Awww that's a shame, with the elections coming up I was fully expecting a few punch-ups and have already sold a few tickets for the event..
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Old 22nd May 2014, 22:06   #6
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Just to say whilst I agree with reebs he is not my governor, this is not animal farm so here we are all quality and to correct an otherwise excellent statement here cannot be racism as only one race with different ethnic groups rant over
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Old 22nd May 2014, 22:07   #7
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I want my dosh back ya swindler...
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Old 22nd May 2014, 22:16   #8
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Just to say whilst I agree with reebs he is not my governor, this is not animal farm so here we are all quality and to correct an otherwise excellent statement here cannot be racism as only one race with different ethnic groups rant over
Rules are rules .
Maybe one day this excellent forum will allow debate about the very things that affect our everyday lives .

Yes there are other forums for political debate but as a group should we not be capable of talking politics in a civilized way .

We have a common bond (the 75/ZT so should our political views not be discussed in a civil way .

I feel it,s a wasted dream .

Yes I know ! Other forums are available..
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"All the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others!"
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Old 22nd May 2014, 23:40   #10
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Very Orwellian Doodles...
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