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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick09-3GT View Post
    @ admins, can a member change his user name? My current user name won't work with my new ride (slickz09GT3) now I have a 2014 GT. I promise that my new name will not have an affiliation to my ride, now I know that its not a good idea
    Shoot me a pm with the desired name and I'll see what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aitch View Post
    Shoot me a pm with the desired name and I'll see what I can do.
    PM sent.
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    Ahh Yeahh Thanks Aitch for the name change

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    I was able to make one post but I can't make replies or quotes. Everytime I post a response it says that it will be reviewed then never shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louis110 View Post
    I was able to make one post but I can't make replies or quotes. Everytime I post a response it says that it will be reviewed then never shows up.
    It was a combination of you being new (low post count) and having an external link in your post. Gets flagged automatically. I approved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aitch View Post
    It was a combination of you being new (low post count) and having an external link in your post. Gets flagged automatically. I approved it.
    Great, thanks!

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    I didn't want to create a new thread for this, but could someone please answer when we're allowed to edit our posts? I'm part of a few forums and none of them prevent new members from editing their own posts. I would love to hear why this feature exists. All this does is encourage members to post drivel to increase their post count.

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    100 posts. And yeah, it's dumb to not edit. While you're new you'll just end up double posting much more than you mean to

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan2.3 View Post
    100 posts. And yeah, it's dumb to not edit. While you're new you'll just end up double posting much more than you mean to
    Exactly. Double posting is frowned upon, but people in my situation don't have a choice. This rule makes no sense at all and is beyond counterproductive. Well, 18 posts to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    I didn't want to create a new thread for this, but could someone please answer when we're allowed to edit our posts? I'm part of a few forums and none of them prevent new members from editing their own posts. I would love to hear why this feature exists. All this does is encourage members to post drivel to increase their post count.
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    100 posts. And yeah, it's dumb to not edit. While you're new you'll just end up double posting much more than you mean to
    100 posts gives a 24 hour period to which posts can be edited.

    We made this change years back to stop people from using TM3 as a soapbox/leverage. I.e. - User is unhappy with a dealership, posts about a dealership, they screwed him, stole his money, etc, etc . When in actual fact the delivery date of the car had been postponed once or twice. Dealership sees post, contacts poster and says WTF are you talking about ? Your car is on the way, etc, etc . User then deletes post completely, rather than posting an update. Dealership receives no negative feedback. Poster benefits as he gets a response, but future posters or browsers of the forum do not benefit as they never see that this dealership had any issues ever.

    Has happened to dealerships, and sponsors, and we do not want it continuing to occur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    100 posts gives a 24 hour period to which posts can be edited.

    We made this change years back to stop people from using TM3 as a soapbox/leverage. I.e. - User is unhappy with a dealership, posts about a dealership, they screwed him, stole his money, etc, etc . When in actual fact the delivery date of the car had been postponed once or twice. Dealership sees post, contacts poster and says WTF are you talking about ? Your car is on the way, etc, etc . User then deletes post completely, rather than posting an update. Dealership receives no negative feedback. Poster benefits as he gets a response, but future posters or browsers of the forum do not benefit as they never see that this dealership had any issues ever.

    Has happened to dealerships, and sponsors, and we do not want it continuing to occur.
    As a moderator, why couldn't you just delete or close abusive threads instead of putting limits on all members because of a select few?

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    the dealership stuff makes sense.. Though if you were to time out editing to withing 15 minutes and not allow delete posts, would that not remedy it?

    one of my other VB forums let you edit within half an hour and i think you could delete within an hour after that it's locked in and only mods can tinker with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    As a moderator, why couldn't you just delete or close abusive threads instead of putting limits on all members because of a select few?
    We can and do, but some threads as in my example, may not be abusive, they may be useful to start, even if being used as a soapbox. When the original post is then deleted, the thread becomes useless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan2.3 View Post
    the dealership stuff makes sense.. Though if you were to time out editing to withing 15 minutes and not allow delete posts, would that not remedy it?

    one of my other VB forums let you edit within half an hour and i think you could delete within an hour after that it's locked in and only mods can tinker with it
    Once a user reaches 100 posts, they get 24 hours to edit. Until that time, we want to keep more oversight of their posting.

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    Is it not possible to only have that edit time period for sections of the forum that its applicable to? I can't say this really bugs me though, usually most edits take place 10 minutes after the initial post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell3 View Post
    Is it not possible to only have that edit time period for sections of the forum that its applicable to? I can't say this really bugs me though, usually most edits take place 10 minutes after the initial post.
    Becomes a real pain to manage. Usergroup permissions by section, means managing 60-70 permission sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    We can and do, but some threads as in my example, may not be abusive, they may be useful to start, even if being used as a soapbox. When the original post is then deleted, the thread becomes useless.
    If a thread becomes useless, close it and add a note explaining why it was closed. Simple. And how often does that scenario even happen? What I don't understand is why someone would bash a dealership/sponsor and quickly remove their post. If they really wanted to hurt them, they'd leave their post for the world to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    If a thread becomes useless, close it and add a note explaining why it was closed. Simple. And how often does that scenario even happen? What I don't understand is why someone would bash a dealership/sponsor and quickly remove their post. If they really wanted to hurt them, they'd leave their post for the world to see.
    They use it as leverage to get what they want..."either you do XYZ or I will bash you on TM3/Social Media/etc" , Business then capitulates or they find a middle ground. Original Post then gets removed as user has received what they want.
    How often does it happen ? Very rarely now. It used to happen more frequently before we changed the protocols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    They use it as leverage to get what they want..."either you do XYZ or I will bash you on TM3/Social Media/etc" , Business then capitulates or they find a middle ground. Original Post then gets removed as user has received what they want.
    How often does it happen ? Very rarely now. It used to happen more frequently before we changed the protocols.
    Are you kidding? Some people are bizarre. Anyway, thanks for the explanation.

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    This may be an odd question but uh.... how do you add an avatar?

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    Go to "Settings" (top right) then click Edit Profile Picture. You can host one here or from another site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aitch View Post
    Go to "Settings" (top right) then click Edit Profile Picture. You can host one here or from another site.
    Needs 10 posts before feature is enabled
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    This may be an odd question but uh.... how do you add an avatar?

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    putting up some profile picture but it always says invalid file? hows that?

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    I think I may need to. Funny enough, I share my name with one of the moderators. Lol.

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