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#1 chunder27

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 18:30

Could someone please confrim why I dont have acces to teh Paddock Club area?

 

Is it for Autosport subscribers only?  Or special subscribers to this forum, as I have made far more than 30 posts and can still not access that area of the forum?



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#2 D.M.N.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 18:31

Read the instructions.

 

Forum for FULL MEMBERS only (those with at least 30 posts on the board). The place to talk about (almost!) any non-motorsport topic, while sipping champagne and socialising with others. To gain access you have to PM the Paddock bouncer Slick and beg...



#3 chunder27

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 18:34

OK thanks



#4 Buttoneer

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 00:38

I'm pretty sure that posting a thread here about it means you failed the entrance exam.



#5 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 13:33

I'm pretty sure that posting a thread here about it means you failed the entrance exam.

... or were scared off by the initiation ceremony.



#6 E.B.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 14:29

... or were scared off by the initiation ceremony.


Do they still do that thing where they take you into the forest at night, and tie you to a tree, naked and blindfolded?

The noise of the chainsaw still gives me nightmares. All things considered, it was barely worth it if I'm honest.

#7 chunder27

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 14:38

The abruptness of the reply and the fact it wasnt mentioned anyway was more than enough to put me off.

 

Never did, never will

 

Rudeness is free just like politeness



#8 Buttoneer

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 15:14

So begging was probably always out of the question anyway.



#9 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 15:30

Do they still do that thing where they take you into the forest at night, and tie you to a tree, naked and blindfolded?

The noise of the chainsaw still gives me nightmares. All things considered, it was barely worth it if I'm honest.

Only in winter. I still can't look at a rubber truncheon or a set of jump leads without getting flashbacks ...



#10 Option1

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:58

Only in winter. I still can't look at a rubber truncheon or a set of jump leads without getting flashbacks ...

It's the custard and the bells that have left the biggest imprint on me...



#11 Slick

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 13:21

I can confirm that the ability to read and adhere to the instructions clearly stated on the front forum page a pre-requisite for access to the paddock club. Also note that a minimum of 30 posts is required. I do generally read all posts by the applicant to ensure that they have made a suitable contribution to the forum before granting access.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 13:52

Do they still do that thing where they take you into the forest at night, and tie you to a tree, naked and blindfolded?
 

Yeah.  I've joined six times.



#13 Buttoneer

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 16:36

It's how 'Slick' got his nickname so couldn't drop it now anyway.



#14 chunder27

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:08

Interesting that a simple question seems to encourage pisstaking.

 

I couldn't see the notice about applying.

 

Rather less need for the kind of immature nonsense written here, but if it keeps you entertained...



#15 Option1

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 14:10

It does, it does...

 

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#16 Slartibartfast

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 14:19

Isn't this thread's very existence breaking the first rule of Paddock Club?

Or did I mishear? My ears were ringing a bit by that part of the initiation.

#17 Buttoneer

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:44

Yes we heard them.



#18 Coral

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 17:17

What exactly is the Paddock Club? It has always seemed very mysterious to me. What goes on there? And am I the only person who is not a member? Not that I'm really that bothered, but I was just wondering... :confused:



#19 Buttoneer

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 18:28

It's where we find out that other board members should not be defined by the driver or team they support, but that they are decent people with great opinions and  knowledge in a wide range of professions, hobbies, and experiences.

 

It's rare that I don't learn something each time I delve into a thread, although it's also common that I get pissed off.  Both of these are satisfying in their own way.



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#20 Zmeej

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:10

Coral :wave:
 

What exactly is the Paddock Club? It has always seemed very mysterious to me. What goes on there?





Buttoneer :up: :)
 

It's where we find out that other board members should not be defined by the driver or team they support, but that they are decent people with great opinions and knowledge in a wide range of professions, hobbies, and experiences.


Of course, it's also a place where there is a fair amount of rudness, abruptness, pisstaking, nonsense both mature and immature ... :stoned:

Edited by Zmeej, 14 January 2014 - 19:17.


#21 Option1

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:28

It's where we find out that other board members should not be defined by the driver or team they support, but that they are decent people ...

Except for me, of course.

 

Neil



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 20:47

Thank you Buttoneer and Zmeej for your replies. :)

 

Maybe one day I will dip my toe in the water over in the Paddock Club, if I am feeling brave enough, and of course if you all let me in. :kiss:



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 20:56

Thank you Buttoneer and Zmeej for your replies. :)
 
Maybe one day I will dip my toe in the water over in the Paddock Club, if I am feeling brave enough, and of course if you all let me in. :kiss:


Hmmmmm fresh meat! :love: ....step right through this door me little lovely....muuhaaaa :cat:



#24 Option1

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 20:56

Don't worry, Coral, there are even some prominent TNF denizens who partake in the Paddock Club; e.g. Vitesse and Tim Murray.

 

Neil



#25 Viktor

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 21:06

As far as I can see there is no information on what the paddock club is or how you get access to it if you visit the forum on a mobile device, it's just a link that gives you a generic "no access" error message.

 

/Viktor


Edited by Viktor, 14 January 2014 - 21:07.


#26 Vitesse2

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 21:35

As far as I can see there is no information on what the paddock club is or how you get access to it if you visit the forum on a mobile device, it's just a link that gives you a generic "no access" error message.

 

/Viktor

Maybe you're not logged in? I can get in on an Android tablet with no problem.



#27 Viktor

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 21:43

Maybe you're not logged in? I can get in on an Android tablet with no problem.

I have no problem accessing it but other users using mobile devices and not paddock club members will, as far as I can see, get no information on how to access the paddock club or what it is. I don't know how chunder27 browse the forum but if it's with a mobile device his question is not so strange as there is no information for mobile users.

 

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#28 Vitesse2

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 21:54

Ah, right. Sorry - I misunderstood your post. :blush:



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:48

Interesting that a simple question seems to encourage pisstaking.

...

 

Rather less need for the kind of immature nonsense written here, but if it keeps you entertained...

 

Maybe the paddock club isnt your kind of thing then?



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:12

Interesting that a simple question seems to encourage pisstaking.

 

I couldn't see the notice about applying.

 

Rather less need for the kind of immature nonsense written here, but if it keeps you entertained...

Chill mate, the Paddock Club has a lot of banter but most of it is in good humour. Its the best part of this site IMO and is worlds away from the RC section. You should apply, I think it'll give you a different perspective of this place. :)



#31 Zmeej

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:27

Coral :wave:

Maybe one day I will dip my toe in the water over in the Paddock Club, if I am feeling brave enough, and of course if you all let me in. :kiss:


Slick decides whether or not to let you in, the rest of us try to make you regret asking. :cool:

Anyway, kidding aside, you don't have to be brave to ask to join. After all, you can simply lurk. If you don't post, nobody will even know you're there.

#32 275 GTB-4

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:22

Slick decides whether or not to let you in, the rest of us try to make you regret asking. :cool:


Just wondering, but can the slickster also get rid of trouble makers...especially those from a particularly cold country? Just asking, you understand :cat:



#33 Alfisti

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 14:30

Best thread for ages. 



#34 Allan Lupton

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 18:14

Funny how a 33 post long thread can appear just because someone failed to see the clear definition that appears when you click on "Forums" and which, when it was copied in the first reply, was thought to be an "abrupt reply".



#35 Option1

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 18:22

Yep.  I think it's fair to predict that he certainly wouldn't have enjoyed the massed singing of the Paddock Club song that occurs each morning.  Nor the weekly covering Slick in lard and licking it off.

 

Neil



#36 Buttoneer

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 19:02

Funny how a 33 post long thread can appear just because someone failed to see the clear definition that appears when you click on "Forums" and which, when it was copied in the first reply, was thought to be an "abrupt reply".

To be fair to the OP, Viktor is correct.  If chunder27 only accessed the site via iPad, for example, he might never have seen the message.



#37 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 19:39

If that was the case, he would surely also not have known that you needed at least 30 posts to qualify for admission.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:00

Is this the 5 minute argument? or the full 1/2 hour? :confused:



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 22:50

Yep.  I think it's fair to predict that he certainly wouldn't have enjoyed the massed singing of the Paddock Club song that occurs each morning.  Nor the weekly covering Slick in lard and licking it off.

 

Neil

 

Is that weekly now? Shit, I've missed the last 2!



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#40 Zmeej

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:49

Nobody sent me the lard memo... :(

That said, while I'm not usually a fan of mass singing w exercises,
The Morning Paddock Club Song Ceremony is a glorious exception. :up: :lol:


275 GTB-4 :wave:
 

can the slickster also get rid of trouble makers... ?


That goes without saying, although Slick likes to tell them first... :cool:
... and climate has nothing to do with it. :mad:

-  ;)

Edited by Zmeej, 17 January 2014 - 17:38.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:39

If that was the case, he would surely also not have known that you needed at least 30 posts to qualify for admission.

Good point, well made...



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 21:03

... and climate has nothing to do with it. :mad:

-  ;)


Hmmmm quite a frosty response :)

 

Waiter! more gluhwein!


Edited by 275 GTB-4, 17 January 2014 - 21:03.


#43 Zmeej

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 23:08

Good idea, gluhwein! :up: :)

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 19:01

If all kind of boneheads are going to enter Paddock Club I demand we older people get new Paddock Club in Paddock Club and Slick's new requirements: you've been around over ten years and your nickname doesn't include word Zmeej anywhere...

 

 ;)


Edited by The Kanisteri, 14 February 2014 - 19:02.


#45 Zmeej

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 19:17

Precisian's Note: shouldn't older people get an Old Paddock Club, rather than a New one?

Personal Note: you wanna piece a' me?  ;)

Edited by Zmeej, 15 February 2014 - 19:18.


#46 condor

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 19:59

I think it should be called 'the veteran paddock club' for us senior members :p

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 22:24

Intruder Alert:

Damn Skype has invaded even the Paddock Club! Is there no limit to bloody MS all pervasive reach?


Skypeintrudes_zpsca4a2504.jpg


The good ole days sure seem a long time ago!! (uttered in Canberra 2002), and I have definatelly been known to give a Tinkers cuss!

Edited by 275 GTB-4, 20 August 2014 - 11:47.


#48 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 13:20

I suspect that is on your end, a Skype plug-in has detected the date and part of the time (13 2012 20) as a phone number and has put the icon in so you can click on it and make a Skype call to it.



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I suspect that is on your end, a Skype plug-in has detected the date and part of the time (13 2012 20) as a phone number and has put the icon in so you can click on it and make a Skype call to it.


Even though I usually have Skype OFF...you are probably right though...to me that's just a vulnerability with the Forums code...

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 15:24

If you click on it does Skype make a phone call to the past? That would be fantastic.