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Old 01-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #81
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I am new to this forum, and BMW's in general. I was on my.is previously for around 3 years and had a lot of experience with the Lexus IS. This makes me both a new guy here, and an experienced guy over there. That being said:

I am deeply saddened that a place such as this forum (and my.is too), which is filled with information and many experienced individuals who are very passionate about cars and E46's and such, has some people who have such a twisted and condescending viewpoint about "elders" versus "newbies" or "seniors" versus "freshmen". This snobby entitlement is sickening to people who view this community from the outside, and to people who walk in excited to become a part of it.

As with ANY community, there are people who are just joining, and people who have been there a long time. New people come in all shapes and sizes, intelligences and educational backgrounds. It's sad I have to even say this, but EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT: Some people don't take the time to spell properly in their posts because that's how they type or because they are just lazy or even in a hurry. Some people search but use keywords that, although seem obviously related to what they're searching for, are in the content but not in the subject of the post (or the subject of the post says something like "help, noise!") so they skip over that post because it seems unrelated to what they're looking for and there are over 300 posts to wade through for an answer (basically, searching is not perfect, nor can it be easy sometimes). Some people revive a dead thread because they read it and the question seemed unanswered, or they wanted to expand on the original thread's question. Some people post things like the chrome BMW or the civic M3 and its hilarious to them, or even interesting to them and they want to buy it. Again, EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. As a citizen of the world, and as a moral individual with any sort of upbringing in any religion, it all points to RESPECTING DIFFERENCES. Instead of shooting people down, you should help them. That is the SOLE purpose of this forum: To connect with others, ask questions, answer questions, and generally socialize with people through the common link of BMW and e46's. Don't forget that.

There are also just complete idiots who have no valid reason to be doing what they're doing in this forum. Just ignore them or report them to a moderator! Don't start flaming or tearing someone down for no reason. Grow up a little, just walk away. If they're doing something seriously bad, report it to a moderator and they will be removed from the forum.

The "5 commandants" this thread refers to are just plain ridiculous. Get off your high horses. I respect every single person with more knowledge than me on this forum, but this is just plain conceited. It pains me to see such a large passionate community look up to more experienced members who then go and post things like this thread. People with that mentality are acting less mature than the "class of 2011" they are talking down to. This is not a high school or college. This is a social club. Everyone is just a "member" at the end of the day.

BeMyWhip said it best:





Please just consider what I have said and try to realize that as a community gets older, it is the "elders"/"seniors" jobs to make sure the community continues to prosper, and that there are people who are mature and experienced enough to take their place as they "graduate" and leave the community (pass away or sell the BMW's or whatever that may mean). Why not make this forum different than others, and have everyone be accepting and respectful of everyone else. If a new person comes in spouting disrespect, tell them that this forum is different, everyone respects each other, and then practice what you preach and ask them to remain respectful so that their question may be answered then.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #82
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I don't understand this mentality. A forum is where the enthusiast majority of a particular car make/model get together and share ideas. If you're butt hurt that the cheaper entry fee of the E46 is bringing in kids and poor folk (who will eventually become the enthusiast majority for this car), then maybe it's time you ditch your 5 year old (at the very least) BMW and move on to an E9X.

The fact that the "elders" are so distraught over this stuff happening is indicative of how little experience they have with other cars. This same crap happens with every generation of enthusiast car, and it's respective forum. Cars get older, cheaper, and the kids get in.

You either live with it...or spend your way out of the problem by buying a newer, cost prohibitive (for newbs) car.

The constant whining is easily as annoying as the half baked questions the new guys ask.
That's what I did, e90post FTW...

I like how the one's crying here are the 09 and 10 classes... lol
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Some people search but use keywords that, although seem obviously related to what they're searching for, .....
I've been on forums for years, but find the search function of this site rather lacking. I've found it much more useful to use Google directly with "E46" or "E46fanatics" in the search list. I get much better results that way.
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Please...for fock sakes...everyone attempt at least one search??? WTF is so hard about that? After seeing all of the griping here about how people are picking on you...I might now start "destroying noobs".

No one really cares who has been here longer...just focking search before you insert your foot in your mouth. So when everyone puts up a you can at least honestly say you attempted one half-a$$ed search.
So true, there are some c/o '10(SGPlayer69 and myself) who this stuff doesnt effect because we only make intelligent moves such as not rehashing a certain topics. For those who are so pissed off, they cant leave because if you look at it, how does this really effect you. Kpeng cant ban you for not following the commandments, matter of fact this helps you. It keeps you from getting flamed.

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So true, there are some c/o '10(SGPlayer69 and myself) who this stuff doesnt effect because we only make intelligent moves such as not rehashing a certain topics. For those who are so pissed off, they cant leave because if you look at it, how does this really effect you. Kpeng cant ban you for not following the commandments, matter of fact this helps you. It keeps you from getting flamed.

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I like how the one's crying here are the 09 and 10 classes... lol
so predictable, lol.
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welcome, class of 2011...in an effort to combat the complete utter...lack of sense...that is going to inevitably ensue...please follow kpeng's five 2011 commandments.

1. If you're thinking of a question, it's already been answered. Click the search button.

2. If you stumble on something you consider to be "super cool" or "hella tight", it's already been posted on the forum and you don't need to waste everyone's time again.

3. 24"s are not ok, neon lights are stupid, all angel eyes are the same, if you want to learn about oil then search, ebay headers are fine, ebay turbochargers are not fine, best place to purchase something is in the sponsors' section, raceland is synonymous with garbage, preventative maintenance is key.

4. Use proper grammar. Speak like a normal person, not some thug.

5. Respect your elders.
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Your still class of 2010 but basically 2011 b/c you joined in Nov.
You have no idea who I am or what I know about these cars. Oh no! I just joined this forum in November! I must be an idiot because join date is directly linked to intellect. This is the only forum on the internet that has new members asking questions. Seriously it is. The other forums I am a member of has no open topics, everything is closed. The 'new post' button links directly to the search page.

You all need to get the sand out of your (or is that you're.. I can never remember. Will one of you self-proclaimed 'elders' help me with that?) vaginas. New members will always get flamed, search and reply to an old thread, aka necroposting, or post a new one and get flamed for not searching.

I got my car because I'm damn near 30 and it was time to grow up and get a real car. No more tinker toy sport compacts. It had to excite me every time I got behind the wheel. It had to handle, have good power, and be available with a standard transmission. I'm sorry I offend you by not making 6 figures a year but am the second owner of a gently used entry level BMW. Don't want to deal with us new members? Trade out for a newer model, or just stop reading any post that isn't in OT and marked NWS.
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You have no idea who I am or what I know about these cars. Oh no! I just joined this forum in November! I must be an idiot because join date is directly linked to intellect. This is the only forum on the internet that has new members asking questions. Seriously it is. The other forums I am a member of has no open topics, everything is closed. The 'new post' button links directly to the search page.

You all need to get the sand out of your (or is that you're.. I can never remember. Will one of you self-proclaimed 'elders' help me with that?) vaginas. New members will always get flamed, search and reply to an old thread, aka necroposting, or post a new one and get flamed for not searching.

I got my car because I'm damn near 30 and it was time to grow up and get a real car. No more tinker toy sport compacts. It had to excite me every time I got behind the wheel. It had to handle, have good power, and be available with a standard transmission. I'm sorry I offend you by not making 6 figures a year but am the second owner of a gently used entry level BMW. Don't want to deal with us new members? Trade out for a newer model, or just stop reading any post that isn't in OT and marked NWS.
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And this is why I keep coming back to e46fanatics, for the lulz....
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This is the only forum on the internet that has new members asking questions. Seriously it is. The other forums I am a member of has no open topics, everything is closed. The 'new post' button links directly to the search page.
We aren't talking about asking questions. We're talking about the new members asking "what oil is best" in a mildly intelligible mix of ghetto talk and txt language completely lacking in punctuation. If i could afford a newer model right now, i'd get one and get the fuck out of here, but i can't. And as long as there's a small community of intelligent members who are capable of communicating via written language, employing common sense and logic, and using the search button, then i'll stay and continue posting things such as my oil analysis reports, interesting SAE papers, or any other things that have not been posted 50 times already.
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You have no idea who I am or what I know about these cars. Oh no! I just joined this forum in November! I must be an idiot because join date is directly linked to intellect. This is the only forum on the internet that has new members asking questions. Seriously it is. The other forums I am a member of has no open topics, everything is closed. The 'new post' button links directly to the search page.

You all need to get the sand out of your (or is that you're.. I can never remember. Will one of you self-proclaimed 'elders' help me with that?) vaginas. New members will always get flamed, search and reply to an old thread, aka necroposting, or post a new one and get flamed for not searching.

I got my car because I'm damn near 30 and it was time to grow up and get a real car. No more tinker toy sport compacts. It had to excite me every time I got behind the wheel. It had to handle, have good power, and be available with a standard transmission. I'm sorry I offend you by not making 6 figures a year but am the second owner of a gently used entry level BMW. Don't want to deal with us new members? Trade out for a newer model, or just stop reading any post that isn't in OT and marked NWS.
Moron.

Well put, they think because i joined in 09 im new to cars; I've done engine rebuilds and builds, swapped transmissions, and rear ends, etc. I truly believe many of these guys are insecure and lack social skills and use this forum as a substitute for any human contact.
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You know, I have to be honest, I did learn some stuff from Kpeng about "the E46" not cars in general; he has even answered some of my questions, but he kinda of scares me; he refers to himself as omnipresent on a different thread today (the how to fix your clock), his sig pic says he is the almightly, and now he comes forward with commandments.
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You know, I have to be honest, I did learn some stuff from Kpeng about "the E46" not cars in general; he has even answered some of my questions, but he kinda of scares me; he refers to himself as omnipresent on a different thread today (the how to fix your clock), his sig pic says he is the almightly, and now he comes forward with commandments.
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