Announcing The Untimely Departure Of VanillaDude, Tallnikita, Nefdawg, Obruni, And Dingram01

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
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You may have noticed: We moderate here much less than we used to. We count on the urbane behavior of our commenters. Usually, that works. In the few cases when it does not, we usually don’t edit or delete comments. We issue a warning when the line is crossed.

That warning is no idle chatter. When we say that “ Commenters who cannot adhere to these principles will be removed from the party and will not be invited back,” then they will be removed and not be invited back if the unurbane behavior continues.

Commenting at TTAC works like around a dinner table. Be friendly, be welcoming, don’t be offensive. Discuss issues, but don’t attack the other person. You can discuss the issues all day long as long as it is in a civilized way. When you signed on to TTAC, you agreed to some basic rules.

One of these rules says: “No flaming the website, its authors or fellow commentators.”

Like many rules, this rule is not always enforced with the same fervor. But when it is, it is.

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  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on May 05, 2012

    And that's why I like cars.

  • Michaelhagerty Michaelhagerty on May 05, 2012

    As a fellow journalist and editor, I agree with Bertel that standards must be upheld and a warning should suffice. It does need to be said, though, that a writer of any nationality who begins a car review with "I hate (insert name of country writer's native land invaded and occupied within the last century)" is being provocative in the extreme (as opposed to Jack Baruth, who makes provocation an act of wonder and delight). Especially when the bulk of the readership of the publication had fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers who risked and in many cases lost their lives to end that occupation.

  • Tassos ask me if I care.
  • ToolGuy • Nice vehicle, reasonable price, good writeup. I like your ALL CAPS. 🙂"my mid-trim EX tester is saddled with dummy buttons for a function that’s not there"• If you press the Dummy button, does a narcissist show up spouting grandiose comments? Lol.
  • MaintenanceCosts These are everywhere around here. I'm not sure the extra power over a CR-V hybrid is worth the fragile interior materials and the Kia dealership experience.
  • MaintenanceCosts It's such a shame about the unusable ergonomics. I kind of like the looks of this Camaro and by all accounts it's the best-driving of the current generation of ponycars. A manual 2SS would be a really fun toy if only I could see out of it enough to drive safely.
  • ToolGuy Gut feel: It won't sell all that well as a new vehicle, but will be wildly popular in the used market 12.5 years from now.(See FJ Cruiser)