That is the beauty of such forums. If you don't like the subject you dont read the thread. If you disagree then by all means say so. I agree 100% about the state of the forum and have indicated so. The amount of whinging is only equalled by the whinges about whinging and yoiu can take your pic on the subject, be it barra motorsport or Holden bashing. Somewhere along the line people have forgot that there is many valid opinions and thoughts out there if they are repetitve then that is part and parcel of a forum. tolerance and consideration are valuable points to remember.
Well, it is kind of difficult to not read these threads when basically every thread discussing the BA is full of such whinging, I want to read proper discussions about BA, not read a thread with a few first up good posts and then watch it descend into people whinging about this that or the other, at least I guess this shows good intentions of some people who want to discuss things properly.
To answer your question. People are rarely happy when confronted with a situation they dont understand. The drip feed concept for release is a relatively new concept to this country so Ford have to expect people to be frustrated when the drip raises more questions than it answers.
Byt why get frustrated and complain when you know that soon enough the answer to your issues will probably be revealed in the next drip feed which will follow soon after, I mean we were just getting images of the Futura and Fairmont Ghia and already people were complaining about the lack of pics of the XR range, which incidentally followed what was it, two weeks later? It was hardly worth getting worked up about now was it, for a car you won't be able to get in the showrooms for at least another month, a lot of people were acting as if they would have to head into showrooms and put down money on a car they wouldn't see until it was delivered, which is clearly not, and never was going to be the case.
the whingers you refer to have most likely paid a price to do so. The may be people who have contributed their own money because they believe in the site and the relationship it harbours. Paramount to this will be an underlining passion, and with passion comes more heart on sleave replies. Many of these so called whingers are multiple ford owners of a number of years and that means they have paid hard earned for the privilage.
Perhaps before people place such tags on others, consideration and respect should be paid
So because these members donated to the site it gives them the right to degrade it for the others by whinging in threads?
I can see the issue of tickford is an emotional one, people have a passion for their cars, and the branding of them, hey, it's what keeps the ford vs holden debate alive, but the removal of tickford badges from future XR series, or the renaming of tickford which is largely due to prodrive taking ownership of the company is hardly taking away the heritage or the passion these owners have for their current cars, noone will come along and take the wings off them and strip them of this heritage, Tickford vehicles as such will always remain a part of fords history, the cars will not just dissappear off the face of the planet, or become "just another falcon" because of these changes. Lets face the fact that many Tickford owners have been burned over the past few years, while some will see this as tough luck for those who were burned, it has tainted the ownership experience for many owners, and the ownership experience was an original selling point of the FTe branding, the Ford Tickford Experience, well a lot of people have had quite a forgettable experience, I see this re adjustment of branding as a way to start afresh, to create an new image for itself that is uncluttered by handling the XR6/8's which some people have a tendency to compare to HSV's as they have the Tickford wings, whereas S/SS are badged as holden vehicles only as well as the seperate FTe branding, to one that is badged and marketed as the equivalent of HSV, and leaving the XR series to be marketed against the S/SS and the T-Series or equivalent range to be marketed against HSV. In my opinion this will anger some
of the ford purists, but will benefit ford in the fight to regain sales from your average buyer who doesn't understand the mess of Tickford XR6/8, FTe, and the T series.