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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:03 PM
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It sounds like another highperformanceolds site. Rarely go there. Can't stand that dipshit Eric Bang or tedm.
No I don't want it to be like that @ all. My intent is to have a place for the BS and if nobody wants to see it,don't go there. That's where tinfoil Ted can hang and nobody will have to see it. I would very much like for you to join because you're very knowledgeable and would be a great asset. I'm going to stay on top of it and if any BS gets into the other forums,it's gone.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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No I don't want it to be like that @ all. My intent is to have a place for the BS and if nobody wants to see it,don't go there. That's where tinfoil Ted can hang and nobody will have to see it. I would very much like for you to join because you're very knowledgeable and would be a great asset. I'm going to stay on top of it and if any BS gets into the other forums,it's gone.

I'm sure I would join and see how it goes.

I stepped away from ROP almost 1 1/2 years ago. Couldn't stand some of the meat heads like Andy Miller, tedm, toyforce and a few others. I would check it out multiple times throughout the day, but never logged in. Came close a few times but held back.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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I want to announce that I will soon have a ROP clone site up and running. I have a guy helping me get it set up and as soon as we can get the bugs worked out,I'll give out the URL address. I'm not competeting with ROP or CO,just the opposite,just another Olds site. The site already has a domain name and the site is built,it just doesn't have a server yet. It looks like ROP but uses the newer upgraded phpbb software and uses better registration protocol to help keep those bastard bots out. I want it to be registration/user friendly and everybody will be welcome. There is a reason for this site but I don't want to go into it @ this time. As soon as a server can be acquired,I will put it up. It will have an added feature that ROP/CO doesn't,there will be a forum for anything goes,politics,religion,dirty jokes,pretty women etc. The reason for that forum is,I don't want anybody complaining about having to read something they don't agree with. If you go in that forum,no reason to complain,you were warned. You can warn against no politics, no this or that but it always seems to find it's way into threads. If anything political etc. is posted in another forum,it's gone,deleted. I want everybody to enjoy it and have fun but when a liability issue comes up,it's also gone,deleted. I am doing this on my dime and I want to keep it that way. The phpbb software has the ability to let me or the moderators warn or ban members and I hope it doesn't come to that. I'm doing it the most economical way that I can in the beginning using the free phpbb software and economical server space that says it's unlimited but as with some servers ROP used,when it starts using a lot of bandwidth,it starts getting slooooow. To make sure you have enough server space,using a VPS(virtual private server) is the best way to go but is expensive. If the phpbb software doesn't do it's job,I may have to use the vbulletin software that CO uses and it's expensive for a free site. I know that ROP is being upgraded and will be back and I'm not doing this as a stop gap measure either because when ROP comes back,it shouldn't have the same problems it does now. It may work and it may not but I'm going to give it a try. Again,I'm not doing this out of spite or any reason other than giving the Olds community another alternative.

YellowOLDSbullet.com ??? lol
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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I wonder if Bradley is going to use HPO to keep us updated?
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 66-3X2 442 View Post
We rednecks chew up and spit out yankees.

Now how ya'll gonna do that without any teeth???
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Old April 5th, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Now how ya'll gonna do that without any teeth???

OMG, now THAT was a cold shot ........
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Old April 5th, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BIGJERR View Post
YellowOLDSbullet.com ??? lol
I wish I had thought of that.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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I heard pogo has forged teeth.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Now how ya'll gonna do that without any teeth???
Now Mike, ya gotta admit THAt was a good comeback!!

Seriously though, anxious to visit your new site. I for one do miss ROP--most of it anyway- but I like CO too!!
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Old April 6th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Where do all of the Northerners go when they grow old and wise? Down South of course
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Old April 6th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Where do all of the Northerners go when they grow old and wise? Down South of course
When we soften and grow feeble, yes. (He says from Sanibel, FL.)
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Old April 6th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by docolds456 View Post
Now Mike, ya gotta admit THAt was a good comeback!!

Seriously though, anxious to visit your new site. I for one do miss ROP--most of it anyway- but I like CO too!!
Yeah I know it's crowded out there and when ROP comes back,it will be tough to draw a crowd. There's a method to my madness tho and I will survive.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GAOldsman View Post
Where do all of the Northerners go when they grow old and wise? Down South of course
Have you ever heard of a Southerner retiring and moving north?
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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[QUOTE=66-3X2 442;529806]I want to announce that I will soon have a ROP clone site up and running. I have a guy helping me get it set up and as soon as we can get the bugs worked out,I'll give out the URL address.[QUOTE]

Any updates on your site? Looks like it might be a while until ROP gets going again.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 12:47 AM
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To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!

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Old April 11th, 2013, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!
I do have a life, and this ain't even close, Chief. The lack of technical talk here is astounding.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fleming442 View Post
I do have a life, and this ain't even close, Chief. The lack of technical talk here is astounding.
But he has a 1967 Delta 88 custom holiday coupe.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!

"get a life" is supposed to mean what?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 04:57 AM
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just curious, but does anyone have info on when ROP will be back online?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:20 AM
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I checked on realoldspower.net, but Mike Richards beat me to parking on it by a month.

That's ok, I have too much shiot going on to actually do anything about putting up a site anyway... LOL
Get after it Mike!

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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:39 AM
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"It sounds like another highperformanceolds site. Rarely go there. Can't stand that dipshit Eric Bang or tedm."

Haha, tedm made me smile. I think he invented tin foil hats. Ok, maybe co-invented.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rfpowerdude View Post
I checked on realoldspower.net, but Mike Richards beat me to parking on it by a month.

That's ok, I have too much shiot going on to actually do anything about putting up a site anyway... LOL
Get after it Mike!

My site should be up soon,we had to change some software and as soon as we get it sorted out,I will post the info. Again,I'm not trying to replace ROP or CO,just a site guys can use if they like. Stay tuned,it shouldn't be very long.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!
So much hate on the internet....lol

Both forums have there nich.....
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Old April 11th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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So much hate on the internet....lol

Both forums have there nich.....
No kidding... The beef between these 2 is stupid.

ROP was more performance/racing/drivetrain oriented with little (or no!) moderation...
CO is more restoration/historical oriented with moderation...

What's the problem ?!?!
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Old April 11th, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Indy_68_S View Post
No kidding... The beef between these 2 is stupid.

ROP was more performance/racing/drivetrain oriented with little (or no!) moderation...
CO is more restoration/historical oriented with moderation...

What's the problem ?!?!
They hate us for our freedom.

Wait... Maybe it's the other way around.

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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Indy_68_S View Post
No kidding... The beef between these 2 is stupid.

ROP was more performance/racing/drivetrain oriented with little (or no!) moderation...
CO is more restoration/historical oriented with moderation...

What's the problem ?!?!
X2, this site is a balance of restoration and basic street performance, as always there are some exceptions to the rule.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 66-3X2 442 View Post
My site should be up soon,we had to change some software and as soon as we get it sorted out,I will post the info. Again,I'm not trying to replace ROP or CO,just a site guys can use if they like. Stay tuned,it shouldn't be very long.
Are you going to have the highly annoying banner and pop-up ads. I realize it generates revenue to keep a site running, but they SURE ARE ANNOYING.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Being one of those who has tried to join the ROP site to no avail and having had no response to my inquiries, I've reached the point where I could care less if that site works or not.

As I am sure do many others, I belong to various forums that address different topics. ROP is the only site that has ever been completely non-responsive.

It's hard for me to give a rat's patootie about whether or not that site is working...
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 66-3X2 442 View Post
Have you ever heard of a Southerner retiring and moving north?
Not that I can recall I have heard of them moving out west, where it is a drier climate and less humidity for health reasons only to return to home shortly thereafter.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Being one of those who has tried to join the ROP site to no avail and having had no response to my inquiries, I've reached the point where I could care less if that site works or not.

As I am sure do many others, I belong to various forums that address different topics. ROP is the only site that has ever been completely non-responsive.

It's hard for me to give a rat's patootie about whether or not that site is working...
And nobody cares about the senseless drbble you spew.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!
This us vs them attitude is rediculous. There was a lot of great people and info on that site. I would like to see most of them over here as long as rules are followed.

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The lack of technical talk here is astounding.
I disagree there but I would like to see more race and performance discussions.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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All this crying over spilt milk is childish. As stated before I am a member of both forums and each has it's values and quirks. That said I see no point in a thread that compares the two, much less flaming those that belong to another site. Each site has it's fair share of trolls that do nothing but downgrade each site and or it's members. However 9 times out of 10, it is merely a case of mistaken points conveyed via the internet where you cannot see the body language or facial expression of the mistaken posts. As mentioned several times before anyone is welcome here and I for one would love to see more racing tech, bench racing and my favorite which is old pictures of Oldsmobile race cars. Just my $.02 of course
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To all former ROP members... Get a life!

This is the Classic Oldsmobile Forum!

Good God Ya'll!
Coming from a guy who recently quoted the Rodney King quote about "can we all just get along" , you sure don't practice what you preach brother!
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Are you going to have the highly annoying banner and pop-up ads. I realize it generates revenue to keep a site running, but they SURE ARE ANNOYING.
I sure hope not,I'm paying the tab and I don't think I agreed to any ads.I am very new @ running a site and I'm having a guy help who has run a site before,so just bear with us and we'll do the best we can.
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I've been a member of both sites and do like them both. What I don't like is that I have owned a 70 - 72 Cutlass/442 for the past 34 years and I am still learning. Sometimes (even here but especially on ROP) you would start reading a thread and think you are learning something only to have to stop because of all the BS trash talking, sarcasm etc. Its tough to learn when you don't know if the people in the thread are joking, disagreeing just to be an @$$ or what. And the guys who seem to be the biggest jerks seem to be fine to me especially through PMs but I see how they got on people nerves.

I find keyboard muscles are even bigger than beer muscles!
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And nobody cares about the senseless drbble you spew.

Just my observation... didn't realize I was spewing "senseless dribble" and meant no disrespect to those who support ROP.

Sorry if I somehow offended you... not my intention.

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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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It's a sad day in Oldsmobile land.

I think this thread had divided the 2 boards even more than they were before ROP's crash.

I'm going to continue to try and enjoy my dual citizenship.
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For many years I read the ROP but never posted much.

The ROP crash reminded me what a nice place this is; a bit more laid back and more my style.
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