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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 11,884
    I just figured it out - bookmark links are at the bottom of each page.

    2021 Genesis G90

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    Carnaughts car looks beautiful......the fast way to see it is to follow the link...near the bottom and continues on the next page:
    https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/4011/general/x/chronic-car-buyers-anonymous/p2417
    He added pictures of the exterior and interior!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717

    Re: Edmund's changes
    Only thing missing is the ability to go to my profile
    and see a comments link that pulled up recent postings, enabling me to go
    back to find or review one.

    I didn't know that existed so I didn't miss it!
    I do miss contrasting and bolder colors....my world has become very dull and gray.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,063
    edited April 4
    May not be the easiest way, but I bookmarked the Edmunds page that has its bookmarks as a bookmark in my browsers. If I click on that in the header, I go to forums.edmunds.com/discussions/bookmarked and get this page.




    AND I have an even easier way to get into my most frequently visited site, when I start to type "forum...." into my URL line on the browsers, the browser tries to guess which past URL I want, so it pops down a flyout menu with choices on it as I type. I move the arrow down and pick the one with forums.edmunds.com/discussions/bookmarked and I get the page showing all my selected discussions with ones having unread posts first. Usually I've only typed two letters.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • bwiabwia Greater BostonMember Posts: 2,861
    Happy Easter to all. Make it a prayerful day and stay safe. B)
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,063
    edited April 4
    June 18, 2014, 11:34 am was the first post in this topic.

    We're now on Page 2500. Lots of posts.
    https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/18576/general/x/edmunds-members-cars-and-conversations/p1

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    Something to think about:

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    driver100 said:

    Something to think about:

    Shocking, just shocking.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt.

    As we continued down the street which had two lanes she was doing 20 in a 35 and riding the line right in the middle so you couldn’t pass on either side. At the next light she drifted into the turning lane so I could get by. As I passed her I could see she still had her head down buried in the phone.

    I hope the texting was worth it.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    edited April 4
    stickguy said:

    was chatting before with the wife and daughter (and her friend that came to visit) about moving. Definitely looking like will be going with a permanent place up in NY near OldFarmer, but some sort of winter place (January-March) in a nicer climate. Myrtle beach, someplace like that. I can work with that plan.

    So you’re finally going to write that check and buy my extravagant estate?

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041

    Re: Edmund's changes
    Things are good.

    I haven't had anything that doesn't work during this set of changes to the
    forums. So often during a change or update various people's computers
    would have trouble because of those ancillary problems that pop up
    when something else is changed.

    That hasn't happened this time. Only change is the font appearing grey
    for me and low contast. Only thing missing is the ability to go to my profile
    and see a comments link that pulled up recent postings, enabling me to go
    back to find or review one.


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,931


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502
    driver100 said:

    Something to think about:

    Not to worry. Elon forsaw this event and designed charging stations that sensed a high water level within 10 feet of the cord you wanted to use, automatically disable that charger.

    jmonroe.
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502

    stickguy said:

    was chatting before with the wife and daughter (and her friend that came to visit) about moving. Definitely looking like will be going with a permanent place up in NY near OldFarmer, but some sort of winter place (January-March) in a nicer climate. Myrtle beach, someplace like that. I can work with that plan.

    So you’re finally going to write that check and buy my extravagant estate?

    I take it that the veggies and flowers are in the back yard where they belong.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,964
    nice little place. Might not be enough room for what the wife wants though.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Ahhh, there they are. Now I can go there when I want to bask in my own glory. :D

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    edited April 4
    jmonroe1 said:

    stickguy said:

    was chatting before with the wife and daughter (and her friend that came to visit) about moving. Definitely looking like will be going with a permanent place up in NY near OldFarmer, but some sort of winter place (January-March) in a nicer climate. Myrtle beach, someplace like that. I can work with that plan.

    So you’re finally going to write that check and buy my extravagant estate?

    I take it that the veggies and flowers are in the back yard where they belong.

    jmonroe
    Those are apple trees out front. ;) there’s not much room for veggies since the river is out back.


    Now that I think of it that’s not a house I’d wish on my Edmunds buddies. The guy who built it died in prison, the next owner and his son were killed in a plane crash in the river right behind the house and his widow was convicted of slavery.

    Maybe it’s cursed.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    edited April 4
    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,964
    Farmer, what's the address of that modest shack? I assume it is the Hudson behind it?

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    edited April 4
    stickguy said:

    Farmer, what's the address of that modest shack? I assume it is the Hudson behind it?

    That’s Llenroc. 708 Riverview road, Rexford (Clifton Park). About 20 minutes south of Saratoga Springs. The river is the Mohawk.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502
    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLMember Posts: 6,013
    edited April 4
    driver100 said:

    Something to think about:

    Wonder if the spark would be strong enough to power the flux capacitor in Dr. Brown's DeLorean.

    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    Well, he didn't have to do it!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,832
    dino001 said:

    driver100 said:

    Something to think about:

    Wonder if the spark would be strong enough to power the flux capacitor in the Dr. Brown's DeLorean.
    1.21 Gigawatts!

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,182

    I hope the texting was worth it.

    With luck, she'll kill only herself.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    Hey you dared me to flag it.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    Well, he didn't have to do it!
    You’re right but he was doing his best to get you to strike three as fast as he could.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,039
    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    A flag is a badge of honor. I have one but it was on a completely innocuous post from long ago, so likely an accidental flag.

    '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6. 56-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,039
    edited April 4
    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6. 56-car history and counting!

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    Well, he didn't have to do it!
    You’re right but he was doing his best to get you to strike three as fast as he could.

    jmonroe
    Hey I only did it once, when he dared me to do it again I tried but Eddy wouldn't let me. Someone else joined in the fun.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,041
    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    Since that was the darling of 12yo boys in 1986 I’m guessing a 47 year old trying to prove something to his parents who wouldn’t buy it for him.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,116
    It’s not how I would invest my money. But it’s no different to me than someone who buys high value baseball cards, concours cars that you don’t actually drive, etc. You buy it as an investment that brings you some sort of joy. Not my cup of tea, but I understand it.
    2021 Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xE, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,285
    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    I think it's ridiculous as well, but as I see it, my only concern should be what I do with my resources. I'm sure there are more than a few people who find it beyond scandalous that you and I own 5 or more cars.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2018 330i xDrive

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    Well, he didn't have to do it!
    You’re right but he was doing his best to get you to strike three as fast as he could.

    jmonroe
    Hey I only did it once, when he dared me to do it again I tried but Eddy wouldn't let me. Someone else joined in the fun.
    You'll be hearing from my lawyer, and when I find out the other slanderer he'll hear from them too:

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    qbrozen said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    A flag is a badge of honor. I have one but it was on a completely innocuous post from long ago, so likely an accidental flag.
    Good point Q.................you're a nobody until you've been flagged!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,964
    someone just paid over $2,000,000 for a Tom Brady rookie card. It was signed, but hey, he is still alive so not like he can't sign more!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,039

    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    I think it's ridiculous as well, but as I see it, my only concern should be what I do with my resources. I'm sure there are more than a few people who find it beyond scandalous that you and I own 5 or more cars.
    Probably, but at least we get use out of cars. And, at least in my case, the value of all 7 of mine together is less than one new Porsche 911.

    '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6. 56-car history and counting!

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,285
    qbrozen said:

    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    I think it's ridiculous as well, but as I see it, my only concern should be what I do with my resources. I'm sure there are more than a few people who find it beyond scandalous that you and I own 5 or more cars.
    Probably, but at least we get use out of cars. And, at least in my case, the value of all 7 of mine together is less than one new Porsche 911.
    Same here, but I suspect that wouldn’t stop the sanctimonious tut-tutting from those who think you should own one car at most. I think that people should spend their money however they want; it’s none of my business.

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  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyMember Posts: 6,092

    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt
    20 seconds? You are a patient fellow, oldfarmer. I max out at about 5 seconds before I give a beep.

    2020 Honda Accord EX-L, 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2010 Mercury Milan Premiere, 2007 Kia Optima
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    jipster said:

    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt
    20 seconds? You are a patient fellow, oldfarmer. I max out at about 5 seconds before I give a beep.

    Well it is oldfarmer and it usually takes at least 20 seconds to get his Hoyt-Clagwell going so that's about right.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    ab348 said:


    I don’t seem to be able to locate all those silly badges and accolades they bestow for longevity and pithiness but I think I’ll survive. Getting to the discussions I frequent is actually easier than before.

    If you click on the "profile" link on the right side and scroll down on the resulting page you see all the badges. I had some I didn't even know existed, like "Ancient Membership". Not sure I like the drift of that one.
    Thanks ab....I was hoping I didn't lose all my badges and lols etc.
    I did get 2 flags for some unknown reason.....I should be able to find out my accusers.
    Oh, I checked it out.....I guess because I said:
    April 1
    Oh great, special new activation fee each year, extended warranty offered in case anything goes wrong - small cost, up to 2 posts a day free, charges if you go over, new penalties depending on the number of "Flags" in a year.
    So 2 people give me Flags.....I don't even get a hearing or a court trial! Now I have to live with that stain on my impeccable record! :'(
    I think you’re having a senior moment. You dared one of your poster buddies to “flag” you so he did. Then you double dared him to do it again. So he complied.

    You got what you asked for if I’m remembering this correctly. The bylaws say one more flag and you’re gone. We can’t wait for that day. B)

    jmonroe
    Well, he didn't have to do it!
    You’re right but he was doing his best to get you to strike three as fast as he could.

    jmonroe
    Hey I only did it once, when he dared me to do it again I tried but Eddy wouldn't let me. Someone else joined in the fun.
    You'll be hearing from my lawyer, and when I find out the other slanderer he'll hear from them too:

    Well they can call my lawyer.


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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,717
    @oldfarmer50 I have noticed a lot of slow drivers these days. The worst one was a woman who was turning left in front of me and she could have gone but misjudged the oncoming cars.....she had time to turn but didn't think she had the time. Then there were several seconds wasted when oncoming cars signaled a right turn and they could turn into the right lane, and she could have gone into the left of the two lanes on the crossroad. She finally turned left, I could finally just make it through, and then I missed the next light which turned red just as I got there. And that is the worst part.....because of their inefficient driving it costs others valuable time....and I am sure they don't think about that. She was going to turn left again at the next red light....to go into Walmart.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • ventureventure Central PAMember Posts: 2,187
    jipster said:

    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt
    20 seconds? You are a patient fellow, oldfarmer. I max out at about 5 seconds before I give a beep.

    I was behind a PA State Trooper last week and he sat at a green light with his head down. After a short while I gave him a little beep. His head jerked up and he started moving real slow. :p

    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,065
    driver100 said:

    @oldfarmer50 I have noticed a lot of slow drivers these days. The worst one was a woman who was turning left in front of me and she could have gone but misjudged the oncoming cars.....she had time to turn but didn't think she had the time. Then there were several seconds wasted when oncoming cars signaled a right turn and they could turn into the right lane, and she could have gone into the left of the two lanes on the crossroad. She finally turned left, I could finally just make it through, and then I missed the next light which turned red just as I got there. And that is the worst part.....because of their inefficient driving it costs others valuable time....and I am sure they don't think about that. She was going to turn left again at the next red light....to go into Walmart.

    The only problem is that if you are turning left into the left lane and the oncoming car is turning right into the right lane (or you think they are) and they actually turn into the left lane and there is a meeting of the cars who do you think is at fault? Or if the turn signal is a mistake or they change their mind and go straight?

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyMember Posts: 6,092
    venture said:

    jipster said:

    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt
    20 seconds? You are a patient fellow, oldfarmer. I max out at about 5 seconds before I give a beep.

    After a short while I gave him a little beep. His head jerked up and he started moving real slow. :p
    I've been known to do that, but only after a unnecessarily long "HOOOOONNK!!!!"
    Like come on dude, I'm slightly inattentive, not deaf. :@


    2020 Honda Accord EX-L, 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2010 Mercury Milan Premiere, 2007 Kia Optima
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,039

    qbrozen said:

    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    I think it's ridiculous as well, but as I see it, my only concern should be what I do with my resources. I'm sure there are more than a few people who find it beyond scandalous that you and I own 5 or more cars.
    Probably, but at least we get use out of cars. And, at least in my case, the value of all 7 of mine together is less than one new Porsche 911.
    Same here, but I suspect that wouldn’t stop the sanctimonious tut-tutting from those who think you should own one car at most. I think that people should spend their money however they want; it’s none of my business.
    As I said, people certainly can and should, but I can’t stop myself feeling like they are useless idiots. Also makes me wonder how in the world such wasteful people have amassed such fortunes.

    '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6. 56-car history and counting!

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502
    jipster said:

    driver100 said:

    I saw a real Bentley today....it looked just like this;

    It had dealer plates on it. The guy was driving like a jerk.....like he owned the road. The car is beautiful in real, so tasteful and the lines are beautiful on it. Would I want to own one? Not really, I'd be so concerned about driving it around in a lot of areas.......and I wouldn't want that much attention.

    Jerky driving isn’t limited to Bentley. This morning I was behind a Honda Accord at a traffic light. The light change and the car didn’t move. After about 20 seconds I gave a slight beep and I could see the driver’s head jerk up, from her phone no doubt
    20 seconds? You are a patient fellow, oldfarmer. I max out at about 5 seconds before I give a beep.

    That’s when you’d like to be driving a snow plow so you could move them along. :@

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,502
    qbrozen said:

    qbrozen said:

    qbrozen said:

    Came upon this article and it spurred a rant from me to my kids. I know it shouldn’t, but it honestly infuriates me when people waste money like this. I don’t understand it. Sure, you should be able to do what you want, but how can anyone ever think “hey, this $700k could change a lot of lives ... or buy a mass-produced cardboard box. Cardboard box it is!” ? It is truly baffling to me. I wish I could have that kind of money to burn so I could do some good with it.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/super-mario-bros-nintendo-auction.html?0p19G=2103

    I think it's ridiculous as well, but as I see it, my only concern should be what I do with my resources. I'm sure there are more than a few people who find it beyond scandalous that you and I own 5 or more cars.
    Probably, but at least we get use out of cars. And, at least in my case, the value of all 7 of mine together is less than one new Porsche 911.
    Same here, but I suspect that wouldn’t stop the sanctimonious tut-tutting from those who think you should own one car at most. I think that people should spend their money however they want; it’s none of my business.
    As I said, people certainly can and should, but I can’t stop myself feeling like they are useless idiots. Also makes me wonder how in the world such wasteful people have amassed such fortunes.
    Not to make waves but I think one of our poster buddies is going to tell us how that happens. B)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,109
    fintail said:

    Not to defend fb, but people who respect private property and private enterprise should have no problem with that, right? Law and order and everything. I mean, I am sure a fair and balanced venue full of logical intelligent people, say Parler, is a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints, LOL , and I am sure one can find plenty of evidence that fb is blindly deleting ideas of a certain viewpoint just because, and not because nutjob conspiracy theorists who sow seeds of discord with unfounded claims are using it to encourage violence, nope


    Are you trying to say Edmunds might end up censoring posts like Facebook does, only allowing one viewpoint? E.g., all GM's are bad? But can't say anything negative about Hyundai or Toyota or Honda? LOL Doubt it.

    I don’t see Edmunds doing any sort of “vetting” of posts/posters, unless it goes against the community rules. Like any other social platform, the rules are generally simple....don’t post lies, don’t post hateful things, don’t threaten, don’t call people names.

    Makes sense!

    If you must do any of those things, no one will stop you. But, there are other venues to do that (and those sites sound pretty crazy, so you’ll be right at home).
    2021 Acura TLX A-Spec-Platinum White Pearl
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,832
    edited April 5

    fintail said:

    Not to defend fb, but people who respect private property and private enterprise should have no problem with that, right? Law and order and everything. I mean, I am sure a fair and balanced venue full of logical intelligent people, say Parler, is a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints, LOL , and I am sure one can find plenty of evidence that fb is blindly deleting ideas of a certain viewpoint just because, and not because nutjob conspiracy theorists who sow seeds of discord with unfounded claims are using it to encourage violence, nope


    Are you trying to say Edmunds might end up censoring posts like Facebook does, only allowing one viewpoint? E.g., all GM's are bad? But can't say anything negative about Hyundai or Toyota or Honda? LOL Doubt it.

    I don’t see Edmunds doing any sort of “vetting” of posts/posters, unless it goes against the community rules. Like any other social platform, the rules are generally simple....don’t post lies, don’t post hateful things, don’t threaten, don’t call people names.

    Makes sense!

    If you must do any of those things, no one will stop you. But, there are other venues to do that (and those sites sound pretty crazy, so you’ll be right at home).
    Kinda like what we learn in Kindergarten

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