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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
As the "other" thread is now closed i have started this, soon to be closed i've no doubt, thread as i feel i need to reply.

Those 'handles' are probably generic ones bestowed by the forum to denote a certain number of posts. But you probably knew that.
Rubbish, you can change it'

Personally i am getting a little cheesed off reading comments moaning about the racing

Of course you are not. If you genuinely were you would simply skip over the 'offending' posts. Much better to read the posts and then moan back.

Are you psyschic? I do believe i have a right of reply

I had no idea slot racers were so elitist (well, the occasional BSCRA racer), but to so openly be so does the hobby no favours at all. The 'general public' (you can almost here a sneer in the other posts that use this term) are the very people we need. Given the number of clubs whinging/complaining/commenting (take your pick, but it all sounds like the first one regardless) that they could do with a few more members, money is tight etc, more respect is due those people.

Slot racers are not elitist and in know way did my comments imply this. Most of us started on the carpet and some of us chose to move on to another level of racing. I actively encourage home racers to attend our club and we have managed to get 3 new members. recently, not bad with my "Elitist" attitude.
I do not slag off digital racers, rivet counters or carpet/home racers but i don't see posts on this forum telling them how to run whatever they do.
 

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David J
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I didn't know they could, I thought we were stuck with them.
How do I become a dew drop?

Why have I got an image of Harry Hill saying something like...

"Sometimes I like carpet racing but other times I like elitist club racing, but which one is best? There's only one way to find out....FIGHT.!!"

Sorry, I know that didn't help but just trying to lighten the mood.....
 
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Oh it's quite simple really.
Montoylet 1 could become "wind up".
Most suitable.
 

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While I doubt there is anything meaningful to be done about it - it's just human nature, especially when men gather together in groups - I certainly think it is true that too much geeky jargon can be very off-putting to anyone thinking about joining any club, be it slot, golf or line dancing.

Of course, not all slot clubs are the same. I used to race at three where adding weight was considered the height of tuning and all three enjoyed healthy membership and fun racing. Equally I have visited a few where testing, tweaking and truing were the norm and those folks seemed just as happy. Horse for courses, and all that.

The trick, at least where commenting on fora such as here is concerned, is to keep the technobabble and put downs to a minimum while emphasising the fun and additional pleasure to be had running cars on bigger tracks along with others.

In short, cut the carpet from carpet racers and you will win friends and not alienate people.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
QUOTE (davekp @ 8 Jun 2011, 22:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i think you have to get in touch with your effeminate side first
then become grumpy followed by easily offended

Really. You seem to know a lot about it.
 

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David J
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Just a thought:
You can be elite without being elitist.. At Gainsborough, back in the days when I was allowed to go, their "elite" racers were only too happy to share knowledge, tuning tips, spares and even cars with new members. (well, all but one anyway..
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It's far too easy to take offence at the written word, best not to read too much into some of these posts and be happy in the knowledge that we all have different views and all enjoy our hobby in different ways.
 

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we don't let him come, brings pink coloured cars
 
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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 9 Jun 2011, 08:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't want to get involved with you rough South Essex types, I've been to the Pink Toothbrush, I know what you're like down there

And I was in Tilbury yesterday!

Neither are the most desirable of places.
 
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