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      02-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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What is happening to 1Addicts?

Just felt I had to say something, so here goes.

I have been a member of this forum since early last year and was lurking before joining.

This has been a good community, generally helpful and usually civilized and mature. Obviously there were disagreements and not everyone was enamored of the proactive approach the moderators took, but I was glad to have a well structured place to come visit.

After the merger there seemed to be a few technical glitches, which is to be expected, but the tone seemed to stay somewhat similar, unless you ventured into the OT areas, where it was quite different.

I was sure that the moderators I had come to rely on would keep things in check, but now it seems they are all gone: larryn, atr_hugo, ChrisK, mikeo, Surname are all no longer listed as mods, and appear to have left voluntarily due to "Differences".

What does this mean for the forum I have come to know and love? I am not sure, but I will miss those guys and their (sometimes very funny) input. As for myself, I will stick around a while longer (provided this post dosn't get me an infraction or just banned outright) and hope for the best.

Any new moderators will have big shoes to fill.
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      02-04-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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I was sure that the moderators I had come to rely would keep things in check, but now it seems they are all gone: larryn, atr_hugo, ChrisK, mikeo, Surname are all no longer listed as mods, and appear to have left voluntarily due to "Differences".

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since when?!
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Just felt I had to say something, so here goes.

I have been a member of this forum since early last year and was lurking before joining.

This has been a good community, generally helpful and usually civilized and mature. Obviously there were disagreements and not everyone was enamored of the proactive approach the moderators took, but I was glad to have a well structured place to come visit.

After the merger there seemed to be a few technical glitches, which is to be expected, but the tone seemed to stay somewhat similar, unless you ventured into the OT areas, where it was quite different.

I was sure that the moderators I had come to rely would keep things in check, but now it seems they are all gone: larryn, atr_hugo, ChrisK, mikeo, Surname are all no longer listed as mods, and appear to have left voluntarily due to "Differences".

What does this mean for the forum I have come to know and love? I am not sure, but I will miss those guys and their (sometimes very funny) input. As for myself, I will stick around a while longer (provided this post dosn't get me an infraction or just banned outright) and hope for the best.

Any new moderators will have big shoes to fill.
Oh god not this nonsense again. I was so happy for the last few days because I didn't have to see new threads about how the world was going to end. Everything has seemed the same around here and I'm generally very happy with the site and so no real differences around here. The only new thing I see are posts by 'disgruntled' members who can't actually say why they are disgruntled except that it 'seems' different but no its not different. Sounds like some old guys who are afraid of change?? I think these posts projecting doom and gloom or what could go wrong are a waste of time. Stop wasting time hoping for bad things to happen and go out and drive!

I will be the first one to step up and complain when I see something wrong, but the forum is the exact same and I still enjoy reading the "New Posts" everyday. With that said, I do think this thread should be closed or atleast moved. I wonder if i'm the only one tired of all the whining about nothing.
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      02-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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I blame this on the merger with bimmerposts.com.
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      02-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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Well, sorry that I annoyed you with my post, but to me pretty much ALL the old mods quitting is kind of a big deal.

And, as stated above I will be sticking around.
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I'm still confused why the forum bosses even decided the merger was a good idea. I don't give a damn about the "garage" feature; its certainly no reason to merge with Bimmerpost. I guess its like Time Warner merging with AOL. It sure seemed like a good idea at the time...
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      02-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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Well, sorry that I annoyed you with my post, but to me pretty much ALL the old mods quitting is kind of a big deal.

And, as stated above I will be sticking around.
does anyone know why they all left?
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does anyone know why they all left?
I'd say its normal with any merger/takeover. The larger organization forces out the upper management of the smaller org and replaces them with their middle managers. It usually ruins the working environment in the smaller organization but the negative trickle down effects usually aren't felt immediately. As time goes on the smaller org adapts to become something new, leaving a nostalgic, wistful feeling for the remaining members of the smaller organization.
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I'd say its normal with any merger/takeover. The larger organization forces out the upper management of the smaller org and replaces them with their middle managers. It usually ruins the working environment in the smaller organization but the negative trickle down effect usually isn't immediately felt.

i believe an uprising is in order, anyone else down for mutiny? lol
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Well, sorry that I annoyed you with my post, but to me pretty much ALL the old mods quitting is kind of a big deal.

And, as stated above I will be sticking around.
Well not so much that it annoyed me but I've been on this site since it was called 2Addicts and Cult1 and i've seen the mods change a few times and seen the board go through many changes and nothing bad has happened yet. Do you remeber the complaints about changing the site to 1addicts??? In retrospect those complainers didn't know anything because the site only got better and better. As long as the admins stay on board and site improves then I'm happy. I don't waste my time complaining about problems that don't exist yet. I think I have enough problems outside this forum...
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i believe an uprising is in order, anyone else down for mutiny? lol
Lol, what are you going to do, leave? Start your own forum? Its hardly worth it since the technical and commerical forums are still rolling strong, its the the social aspects which have changed. At the end of the day I just remind myself its about the cars and the driving.
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      02-04-2009, 08:14 PM   #13
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Calm down guys, it isn't as bad as all that. I would hate for this thread to degenerate into Bimmerpost bashing.

Let's do our old mods proud and keep a level head about this.

Here is an interesting link:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8
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      02-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #14
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      02-04-2009, 08:21 PM   #15
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aside from loosing my username it's not been too bad, and one glitch in the offtopic areas

where did the old mods move to?
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so am i allowed to call people douche's without getting infractions now
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Well not so much that it annoyed me but I've been on this site since it was called 2Addicts and Cult1 and i've seen the mods change a few times and seen the board go through many changes and nothing bad has happened yet. Do you remeber the complaints about changing the site to 1addicts??? In retrospect those complainers didn't know anything because the site only got better and better. As long as the admins stay on board and site improves then I'm happy. I don't waste my time complaining about problems that don't exist yet. I think I have enough problems outside this forum...
Thanks for the clarification DaveO! Those changes were before my time, so all I have known was 1Addicts. I agree with you that as long as things keep getting better there is no problem.
But I will miss some of the old mod gang and hope they will still stay on as contributors.
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Calm down guys, it isn't as bad as all that. I would hate for this thread to degenerate into Bimmerpost bashing.

Let's do our old mods proud and keep a level head about this.

Here is an interesting link:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8
I agree!

I waited a year to get my damn 135 so im glad to be here and so far no glitches so far. heres to hoping it gets better
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so am i allowed to call people douche's without getting infractions now
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I hope you would get infractions/banned, this is one of the forums I can read at work
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I'm still confused why the forum bosses even decided the merger was a good idea. I don't give a damn about the "garage" feature; its certainly no reason to merge with Bimmerpost. I guess its like Time Warner merging with AOL. It sure seemed like a good idea at the time...

I would think it got bought out?
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<sarcasm> This place has alot more posting, people and loads alot faster now. You are right this sucks!! </sarcasm>
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<sarcasm> This place has alot more posting, people and loads alot faster now. You are right this sucks!! </sarcasm>

Where exactly did I say it sucks?
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