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come on people give the new boys and girls a break.!!!

lots of new members joined up lately and had their car slagged..

just because they dont have the same taste in car modding as some of us it's no reason to slag their pride and joy off !!!

so what if it's got lexus lights and a big body kit .(as long as it's not W****W*** ) !!! only joking !!!

if it's a VW and they like it thats all that matters !!!???

we are all here for the love of all thing VW ...!!!
 

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Sarcasm at it's finest from GaryM. Not gonna rise to it! [:cool:]

I do sense an argument on the horizon though with this thread!
 

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come on people give the new boys and girls a break.!!!

lots of new members joined up lately and had their car slagged..

just because they dont have the same taste in car modding as some of us it's no reason to slag their pride and joy off !!!

so what if it's got lexus lights and a big body kit .(as long as it's not W****W*** ) !!! only joking !!!
There's a big difference between slagging off and giving a well constuctive critisism.

To my mind people go on members rides to ask 'what do you think'? , so
they have to expect some bad comments. Everyone's entitled to express
their opinions and views arent they?, christ we live in a democratic
society?!!

Whats the point in everyone going 'your rides the dog's mate' !!, just to avoid offending them!
 

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Sarcasm at it's finest from GaryM. Not gonna rise to it! [:cool:]
Wrong mate, I'll stand beside you on this one.

When was the last time you saw me being overly critical of another members car?
 

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In the past most people that were new on here tended to read alot and
then post.... and hence keep things like lexus lights hidden (you did
well hiding yours Jase till a few of us knocked round for our
wheels[;)]) or they would post and say something like "I know you you
lot dont like lexus light but I do so sorry!" But know people dont read
first and post well, one example was someone posting and asking which
wings west kit to buy[:$] really he should have read a bit first.

In the past People with lexus lights like yourself and Cossie boy just
put 2 fingers upto the rest of us which is fair enough, as you did your
research fist, however in the past i have seen some people treated much
worse than recent newbies, anyone remeber the wings west kits! I
remeber the stick Miketdi took for planning a bozer bonnet, or Stewart
for his wing vent and brow! Mrkivs car even got called a Corsa on
here...... its always gone on always will.

I for one gave a certain member (putoline) stick about mods he had
planned for his 4motion nye on a year ago but the bloke went of and
posted on vortex and on here did his research and got peoples views on
the best bits for his car and now has one of the single sweetest
4motions out there, thats now for sale and it is damn nice.
 

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come on people give the new boys and girls a break.!!!

lots of new members joined up lately and had their car slagged..

just because they dont have the same taste in car modding as some of us it's no reason to slag their pride and joy off !!!

so what if it's got lexus lights and a big body kit .(as long as it's not W****W*** ) !!! only joking !!!
There's a big difference between slagging off and giving a well constuctive critisism.
To my mind people go on members rides to ask 'what do you think'? , so they have to expect some bad comments. Everyone's entitled to express their opinions and views arent they?, christ we live in a democratic society?!!

Whats the point in everyone going 'your rides the dog's mate' !!, just to avoid offending them!
because when you slag them off you give the rest of us on the forum a bad name...

i've heard people at shows saying that this forum is far too harsh !!! and it's because of comments like this.!!!

what is constructive about telling someone to get rid of their lexus lights or body kit ???

they must like them or they wouldn't buy them!!!... you are just going to offend them...

and it's not just in members rides,it also happens in people first post in the welcome section.!!!
 

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Not really sure wether to get in the middle of this but here goes; a couple of weeks ago I followed a car which had " Lexus " lights fitted and they looked really good, they blended in well and really brought out the lines of the car. So you may ask what were they fitted to? A Lexus of course! 
 

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I personally don't have a problem with ANYONE new who's joining...

...Infact the more the merrier, but as long as they're serious about MK4's i don't mind what style their car has! [Y]

Now, whether they've got Lexus lights or a Wings West bodykit, don't let it bother you and let's be fair on them, everyone is individual at the end of the day and IMO that's the best way to be!! [:D]

The new recruits are, i'm sure looking for positive comments and a warm welcome, and i agree with J111ASE, there's been too many of them shot down on the first post! [:(]

Now, i'm sure after a couple of weeks on here they'll either leave because of the constant criticism, or they'll choose to stay. I for one hope they will stay, and contribute something WE don't know (for once!), or enlighten us on a problem they have currently that WE don't yet know about (even if such a problem exists)!!

This forum can only improve with knowledgeable members, not criticism! [:)]
 

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because when you slag them off you give the rest of us on the forum a bad name...

i've heard people at shows saying that this forum is far too harsh !!! and it's because of comments like this.!!!

what is constructive about telling someone to get rid of their lexus lights or body kit ???

they must like them or they wouldn't buy them!!!... you are just going to offend them...

and it's not just in members rides,it also happens in people first post in the welcome section.!!!
How does it give you a bad name?

Of course people have different taste, but the general concensus on
here is that lexus lights are tacky, so that criticism is hardly
surprising is it?

It's just people expressing their opinions as they are entitled to do, given that it's a free country, it's not personal.
 

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Come on guys and ladees, I am fairly new to the forum, but not to the VW scene, I have owned a couple of MKII's, Polo's and a Audi Q, but I have to say I have never seen so many people, so uptight about the whole scene as MKIV owners. Is it because the MKIV got slated as a GTI and we all feel the need to make it the 'car that should have left the factory' ?

IMO, this forum and some of its members take it and their cars far too seriously.

However, I think if you present your car to the forum, then you have to expect some criticism, if it does have a outlandish bodykit, then it's your own fault for not knowing the VW scene and it's heritige, as OEM goes back a long way. However, I love it here and will come back for more no matter what you say about the car !!! Even though you haven't even seen her yet !! Ha Ha Ha, its got, a Nismo wing on the roof , a bonnet scoop, some tasty stick on wide arches and chrome wheel spinners and I've sprayed it Pearlescent pink !!! Now what do ya say about that ???
 

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Come on guys and ladees, I am fairly new to the forum, but not to the VW scene, I have owned a couple of MKII's, Polo's and a Audi Q, but I have to say I have never seen so many people, so uptight about the whole scene as MKIV owners. Is it because the MKIV got slated as a GTI and we all feel the need to make it the 'car that should have left the factory' ?

IMO, this forum and some of its members take it and their cars far too seriously.

However, I think if you present your car to the forum, then you have to expect some criticism, if it does have a outlandish bodykit, then it's your own fault for not knowing the VW scene and it's heritige, as OEM goes back a long way. However, I love it here and will come back for more no matter what you say about the car !!! Even though you haven't even seen her yet !! Ha Ha Ha, its got, a Nismo wing on the roof , a bonnet scoop, some tasty stick on wide arches and chrome wheel spinners and I've sprayed it Pearlescent pink !!! Now what do ya say about that ???
Lovely, welcome to the forum! [Y][;)]
 

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Come on guys and ladees, I am fairly new to the forum, but not to the VW scene, I have owned a couple of MKII's, Polo's and a Audi Q, but I have to say I have never seen so many people, so uptight about the whole scene as MKIV owners. Is it because the MKIV got slated as a GTI and we all feel the need to make it the 'car that should have left the factory' ?

IMO, this forum and some of its members take it and their cars far too seriously.

However, I think if you present your car to the forum, then you have to expect some criticism, if it does have a outlandish bodykit, then it's your own fault for not knowing the VW scene and it's heritige, as OEM goes back a long way. However, I love it here and will come back for more no matter what you say about the car !!! Even though you haven't even seen her yet !! Ha Ha Ha, its got, a Nismo wing on the roof , a bonnet scoop, some tasty stick on wide arches and chrome wheel spinners and I've sprayed it Pearlescent pink !!! Now what do ya say about that ???
And that would have been mild back in the 80's !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I can agree with different people from different perspectives here.....

Jase - I agree, people get hard time when they first come one - I have in the past and it's not nice - it's difficult not to take it seriously, but then when I thought about it, I though "fcuk it, if they want to say that about me, I don't care, I'm probably never going to meet them". And if someone says something about my car, they ARE saying something about me, seeing as it's an expession of what I like, what I want and what I am about.

But, I also believe that people do not think about the consequences for their actions - if they want all nicey nicey "oh you're great" comments, go and join Vortex or some other yank nonesense where it's "bad to diss people" (I don't like being nice for the sake of being nice - in fact, as my wife tells me regularly, I'm a very nasty person when it suits me - but that's my choice, and before anyone says it, yes I have freinds, and yes real ones).

Basically, people shouldn't slagg off someone just because Mr A has lexus lights or a scaffold board spoiler. If you don;t like it, that's fine, but Mr A obviously does. That's why he has it!

Someone above said it's "just an expression of opinion", well so is putting that stuff on your car - if you don't like it, no-one is forcing you to. But if you want to express your opinion when asked, okay.

Anyway, we all modify our cars, some more than other. ALL in different ways to others. Who is to say what is right and what is wrong - what is cool and what is like wearing a tanktop. We are all different. Lets keep it that way, or we'll just end up spamerican.

So to summarise - I agree with everyone and no-one.

Bug ger it.
 

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Why should you expect negative feedback when you post up pics of your car? In the 'show us yer face' thread, you didn't expect feedback from your photo...."uh, I'd have a nose job if I were you"...."omg, you should get your ears pinned back" etc etc. So people posting up pics of their car might just be saying this is my car and not, unless they say otherwise, please comment on it. If you posted up a pic of your missus, would you want someone saying how they think she's ugly (or not oem!!).

If someone asks for your thoughts, go ahead but don't be offensive with it.
 

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Look if the car is a pile of pooh then its said. Why pretend that Lexus
lights and crap alloys are lovely when they are just pure shite. Then
you have these guys sporting the aforementioned mods with uk-mkivs
stickers on their cars. It makes a laughing stock of this place.
 
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