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It has come to my attention that there are a few people who dont like what has become of the R32oc and have insinuated that i dont give a shit about the site.

As of late ive been getting increasingly pissed off with some peoples attitudes towards me and towards my site. I have had a few people recently expect me to put this site and other things before everything else including my personal life.

Not that it is anybodys business but currently things with my life are a little tricky, and im trying to make sure that I get myself sorted out before anything else.

Wether you know it or not, this site costs money to run. The sponsors help NO END with the running of the site and making sure all server bills and everything else are paid for.

The site is a hobby. I am an enthusiast of both this site and my R32. My pride and joy, is currently sat on my drive, with the gearbox off waiting to get sorted out. The reason its on my drive is 2 fold. 1) I simply cannot afford to pay someone to fix it as it will be £800++ and 2) because i do not trust anyone anymore to work on my car due to too many bad experiences in the past.

If i work on it myself, and with my dad, then i have no one else to blame other than myself.

As for the people who dont like the site. Yes, please feel free to comment and make your opinions know, and give me any ideas you think will help with the site.

But, do NOT for 1 second think that i dont give a shit about MY SITE. I set this site up with the help of a few select and close friends and I cant thank them enough for their help as without it alot of what makes this site what it is today wouldnt happen.

People seem to be a bit pissed off with the running events. All im going to say is, dont take it out on the people who offer up THEIR own free time to organise the events if it doesnt go as how you planned it.

The current mood that im in, being brutally honest, if you dont like the way the site is run, or you think i dont give a shit then i suggest you go and find somewhere else - and thats me saying it politely.

I spend every minute that I get trying to do new things and improve on the current workings of the club, if thats not enough, then I apologise, if you wanna pay my living costs each month to run the site then I have no problems with doing it.

Some people seem to think that we are as big as some of the other owners clubs about, who have memberships and offer merchandise etc.

The fact is, everything on this site other than the hosting is paid for out of mine and the select friends pockets and we make ZERO profit on anything we do.

We cant just afford to throw a load of money at getting things made, even though we know we will get the money back in the long term.

Ive had enough of ranting, if you dont like what ive said, or you have an opinion, post it in here and ill reply without boundaries or reservations.:argh:

as to anyone who doesnt like me, my site, or the way i run it or thinks i dont give a shit > :thefinger::reddy:

-----UPDATE-----

Have had a few phone calls, and thanks for all the support. Just to clarify, this has not been aimed at any of the sponsors, in anyway - without them the site wouldnt be were it is today.

I realise i may have lost it abit in the post above, but at the moment thats just the way it is and no doubt tommorow ill be sending another email out apologising.
 

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get to you! The world is full of "naysayers" who don't do anything but complain, so let it roll off your back. I for one, appreciate your efforts and share your enjoyment of VW's R-32. Stay the course and keep doing what you're doing!

Luke
 

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Wayne said:
The site is a hobby. I am an enthusiast of both this site and my R32. My pride and joy, is currently sat on my drive
Those are the reasons why this site will survive, regardless of naysayers.
I enjoy reading here more than any other forums currently.
Perhaps it's the UK mentality, because I love to play you guys at COD4 too ;)
Keep up your good work and realize it goes MUCH appreciated to those of us that do useful positive things on here and for the community.
If you need anything for your car (help\parts etc...) feel free to hit me up as well !!

-Jordan
 

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I can't say I dislike anything about the site to be honest; the complainers are usually the ones who don't make an effort to click with the other others.

As you say, personal issues take other any 'virtual hub' so as the saying goes, water off a Ducks back :)
 

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quite new to the site and although i havent met u chris at chorley car audio says ur a top bloke and i agree.the site is the bomb dude.fuck em if they dont like it.simple dont use it
 

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Hello mate,

Ive just received your email and I haven't posted
much on this site, but I think I'll say on behalf of most people, not just on this board but every FREE board that, we do appreciate what people like yourself does for the community mate, and I think most of us are aware that you do have a life outside the internet and sometimes we can't help the course it takes but that's how the dice roll sometimes.

You hang in there mate youve got a lot
of support here.

Cheers
 

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hey im new to this site and have found it very interesting and also there are a sellect few on here that help with queries.. also the site is layed out well and easy to use (even to a person who is scared of the pc)
one thing i will say is this... 1......dont wory about people who dont like you or your site they are probably only jellous of what you have done.
2 as for those people they probably live a sheltered life and have no friends and spend most of thier time talking about sparkplug gap settings.
3. this is the most important!!! either dont give a fuck about dicks like you describe and hold your head high for what you have acheived OR be like me and know a gypsy who burns peoples houses down for £50 and carries a gun in the boot to catch his tea!!!
in short pal your doing a top job so fuck em!!!!!!!!!!!!!:aetsch:
 

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I'm sorry people have been giving you grief about the site. I think its great and enjoying visiting it even though I dont have an .:R... yet!

Of course personal life always comes first, anyone who says it doesn't has no idea about real life.

I know its not my place to say, but have you thought about intergrating more advertising in the site? Like one context sensitive bar per page? Or even allowng donations? I bet a lo of the members here would be willing to make a small donation to help out the site
 

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Wayne,

I havnt met you but I love this site. You can never please everybody all the time, but the fact that the site is so well used just proves that people like it as it is. Of that, you and the other people who run this can be very proud.

I have met a few members at the Brands Hatch meets and we all get on well and im sure we all appreciate the role this site plays in facilitating that.

I agree with all of the above comments, if you make no changes to the site from now on I would still be happy with it as it works for me.

Hope you are able to keep up the good work, this site has helped me out many times and I have tried to help others when I can and I get more enjoyment out of my R32 because of the R32OC.

If there is something we can do to help please ask.

Paul
 

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Hi Wayne,

I'm new to the club but so far i'm lovin it so please keep up the good work and don't get too disheartened with the ungreatfull w..kers !!

Long live R32OC !!!
 

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you tell em wayne you know we love ya :flowers::aetsch:
and all the hard work you do :top:
its such a good site and some cool people on here and even if my r32 has gone i am always on every day just because i get on with so many of you guys.
 

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There is always a few fun sponges around (people that soak up all the fun in the room so no one else can have any) I think it s good that someone take s time to make the effort for all the ppl that want to be involved in a site like this. Only because they don t have the balls to do it themselves.......

Keep up the good work chap
 

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Well done Wayne for running the site and all the advice the site offers,

Well a while ago you placed a poll about supporting and donating to keeping R32OC.com running , BRING IT ON.

I went to Brands Hatch the other night and it was nice meeting people and their R as well , So come on team,lol.

Happy motoring and keep the advice flowing as without this site I did not know about little things like Delocking,It all helps...............

Well done R32OC TEAM and members.
 

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Hello wayne, like most of the replies above i am virtually a new member and love the site, tbh its obvious alot of hard work goes into it so keep your chin up and good luck with the gear box.:party::party:
 

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Wayne,

I believe this is the BEST R32 website around. Far better than tyresmoke or R32register ever were. Take it from me, you're doing a bloody brilliant job. 400 posts in 3 and a bit months, I cant stay away from here!!

I used to be on UKMKIv's (for 2+yrs) , Mini2.com (for approx 2yrs) and Audi-sport.net (again for a couple of yrs) and this website, although much smaller in terms of members is just as if not more professionally presented and run than them and blows them away in terms of friendlyness and helpfulness, not to mention knowledge, fun and all the reasons we use the web (except for porn i guess!)

Plus you and the other guys I've met who run this site and at the events are really genuine, honest good guys and have been great to meet and learn things about the car. I wouldn't know 90% of the things I do and get as much enjoyment outta my car without the help and info on here.

I'm sorry some people have been negative, but take it from the vast majority.. You're the man! Cant wait for your car to get sorted and roll to the next event with you, mak, macdaddy, jackie and everyone else. Keep up the good work mate.

PS. if there is anything I could do to help with the running of the site then please let me know. Would be more than happy to help.
 

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wayne never met you but 99% of us appreciate everything you do to keep this forum up and running! its the best forum i have ever used im on it every day if its for a few hours or a few minutes, ive found it very helpfull on many occasions and we show our support by displaying the R32OC stickers :adore: and helping others if we can! the select few who complain need to realise it isnt easy doing all this for the community you need a social life aswell and they need to appreciate the efforts you and the others put in to keep this forum rolling...!!!

as others have said F*ck em let it go in one ear and out the other! if they dont show there appreciation they can go elsewhere! simple as that

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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