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Im thinking we could do something to help them out. Any Suggestions ?
The most obvious thing that EVERY member can do is to whitelist Proboards in their ad-blockers.
The vast majority of members and guests will do nothing whatsoever as is proven on here on a daily basis, A sad fact I'm afraid Chris.
Oh such cynicism in one so young !
"The vast majority of members and guests will do nothing whatsoever" - this is undoubtedly true, but applies in all aspects of life. None of us can possibly do much more than 10% of anything for anyone else, or we'd very soon die of exhaustion. You have to keep yourself fit and sane or you won't be of any help to anyone else for anything at all.
"proven on here on a daily basis" - not so sure about this part. Is it not the case that this club, this forum, the spares scheme and all the contributions and suggestions, the help everyone gives to everyone else, the very existence of the various posts - and none of it driven by law or employment contract - is that not itself proof that loads of people are prepared to chip in and do 'their bit' ?
Realism not cynicism and as for "loads of people chipping in" oh if only, if only, it's a tiny minority that post on here more than once a blue moon. I've not counted but I'd be stunned if regular contributors on here were even into double figures.. There are 100's of people who come on here regular as clockwork who year in year out contribute absolutely zilch and that's their prerogative but let's not kid ourselves its anything but a handful of members helping others out. Take this thread now Chris, let's see how many different people reply compared to how many people just ghost the thread ?
That's life Vannin. I used to help run a youth club. Every now and again we would ask for volunteers to help. No one ever came forward. Just happy to drop the kids off for a few hours. In the end I thought stuff it I ain't an unpaid child minder and the youth club folded. Fortunately we have some great folks within the Bug scene and always have.
With reference to the board host issues they are just after some donations. I may auction or raffle something. :-)
'Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps his mouth shut' Contributions to any forum have to have some relevance and not just degenerate into a point scoring exercise. Personally, I don't do social media as it all seems narcissistic and mostly fed by individuals with their own ego/agenda that needs propping up. I would guess most people who have any interests in this forum would be in their 50's or older and less inclined to sink to such petty contributions? Lets not trivialize the point of this space to air our views, intensions, dreams and disappointments!
If you have a question your better of starting a topic in the main forum.
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
Stiffy: Hi folks. if your new to the forum questions are best answered on the forum. The shout box is not seen by many.
Sept 9, 2021 23:10:52 GMT