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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 6:01:58 AM

Should the Ethanol forums should be locked ?
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giwan
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 8:45:18 AM

blocked?
MaggieMae07
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 3:53:14 AM

Ethanol topics were being lost among the gas forums. GasBuddy thought that justified its own forum.
If there is enough interest in a bio-fuels forum they may create one.
There are several ways to express your wishes to GasBuddy, but, don't assume that because you are not interested in ethanol topics that others aren't.
You can e-mail them or go to the "Talk Back To Us" forum to express your opinions.
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 5:23:25 AM

Everything about ethanol should be locked permanently.
JustMe10
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:40:27 AM

Why?
SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 9:59:44 AM

rick_evans, it was the bump by FieroGT on Feb 27, 2013 that had the mods lock it. The previous post was Sep 18, 2012. They don't have an automatic system, so it took them a day to catch it, which is why several more posts went in before the lock.

If you go back 3 pages to the topic E-15 just blocked, you will see the same thing happened there.

If you really want to see how it happens, try bumping an old topic and see how long it takes the mods to respond. You will get a warning e-mail though!
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 8:19:06 AM

@SilverStreaker -- " your thread was inactive for over 5 months, so they locked it."

Huh? Check again. The last three posts to that thread were 2/27/13 and 2/28/13. There are tons of threads, inactive as far back as far as 2009, that remain unlocked.
SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:35:43 PM

rick_evans, your thread was inactive for over 5 months, so they locked it. They don't lock them when they are inactive, they lock them when they get bumped after being inactive.
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:21:45 PM

rick_evans wrote: "No, but I wonder why my thread about engine damage due to ethanol was locked. I never recall seeing any rude or nasty exchanges. Seemed purely arbitrary."

krzysiek_ck wrote: "My wild guess is that it was inactive for a while."

Except there are threads with most recent posts dating back to 2011 with fewer than ten posts.
krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 4:05:11 PM

rick_evans wrote: "No, but I wonder why my thread about engine damage due to ethanol was locked. I never recall seeing any rude or nasty exchanges. Seemed purely arbitrary."

My wild guess is that it was inactive for a while.

"13. Please do not bump old, inactive threads. If a topic has been inactive for two months or more, please do not post in it. If you want to post to an older topic, please let Admin know beforehand so we can make a note of it and ask other members not to report you for doing it."
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 3:59:48 PM

No, but I wonder why my thread about engine damage due to ethanol was locked. I never recall seeing any rude or nasty exchanges. Seemed purely arbitrary.
Hannie59
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 3:50:18 PM

Come on tdoiler, this is nothing but a forum for ethanol and biofuel BASHERS!

For whatever their reasons, they prefer completely falsified scare tactics to protect oil's monopoly.

I would not post here, surely to your preference, if I didn't feel the need to defend the truth.



[Edited by: Hannie59 at 3/9/2013 3:51:26 PM EST]
krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 10:45:33 AM

tdioiler wrote: "So why does the Ethanol propaganda machine get their own forum, when other biofuels don't get one?"

Wrong place to ask. There is a forum for that - Talk back to us!

[Edited by: krzysiek_ck at 3/9/2013 10:45:52 AM EST]
ggg452
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 10:43:37 AM

Need more detail.. what are the reasons? Give more information... otherwise NO.
tdioiler
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 10:10:59 AM

So why does the Ethanol propaganda machine get their own forum, when other biofuels don't get one?

Could it be the money backing this type of government mandate? Sort of like the oil company propaganda?

Just asking.
area_51
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 6:08:00 PM

No way.
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:41:12 PM

NO !
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:38:04 AM

Why should they?
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:26:11 AM

no
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