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  1. On 28/02/2023 at 18:49, ssomon said:

    Idiots like you, who seem to spend their time looking for things to criticise rather than being constructive, are the prime reason for the mass abandonment of this and other forums.

    Me, I've had enough.

    Goodbye to all.

    I see from another thread that you have returned already. So soon?  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recollect that this is not the first occasion you have stuck one to the forum and done an exit stage left, only to return soon after your announced departure. Welcome back.

    On 28/02/2023 at 18:49, ssomon said:

    If your post was not a complaint, it certainly had every appearance of being one.

    Nobody is blinder than the person who decides they do not want to see.

    Not so long ago, a full width banner appeared at the top of my 'Activity' page headed 'Inappropriate Posts' and the message inside the banner reads.

    We have had a couple of old type jokes concerning different nationalities. After some hesitation and a little reluctantly, I have decided to remove them as they could be considered racist in this modern world. Please avoid posting them in the future.

    In addition, thank you again to those who draw attention to adverts, often hidden in messages. Much appreciated.

    And therein lies the rub. The message states that people are 'drawing attention to adverts, often hidden in messages'. I include myself in that statement.

    In my original post, I made the point that most new members are using this platform to avail themselves to free advertising.  They provide links to their various sites, albeit not specifically in a forum post, but via their forum profile pages. Yet these advertisers still remain and the list of subscribers continues to grow daily.

    Now, if the owners of this site deem it acceptable to advertise 'call-girl services' and fail to remove 'eye – candy' of this nature and allow links to 'gambling' sites, then so be it. It is their playground and therefore their rules.

    I am again suggesting, not to be confused with complaining, that there ought to be consistency, continuity and a move towards the dumping of these rogue advertisers. It would also go a long way towards the tidying up of the Activity page, which quite frankly is presented as a complete illegible shambles. This could be achieved by those involved in the running of the site implementing their directives and removing the membership of the offending people/companies. However, here I must bow to your superior intelligence whether this suggestion would be a viable solution. 😀

  2. On 26/02/2023 at 17:36, ssomon said:

    Correct my grammar

    OK, anything to oblige.😉

    On 26/02/2023 at 17:36, ssomon said:

    .....advertising links as soon a they.....

    The letter 's' needs to be included, within the sentence, after the letter 'a' following the word 'soon'.🙂

    On 26/02/2023 at 17:36, ssomon said:

    .....and that FMG is not responsible for the actions you complain about.

    It wasn't a complaint, but more of an observation regarding inconsistencies. As to forum responsibilities, I would suggest that FMG, a publishing organisation, are ultimately responsible for any post or action that takes place in the bounds of their forum.

  3. I use an ad-blocker, so I'm unaware of any ads. that might pop up unannounced on here. However, pop-ups, if any, don't appear to be the sole method of advertising your product/service within the forum.

    You all will have, those of us who remain, noticed the influx of new people signing up on a daily basis for membership. I guess you will also have noticed that invariably these 'new members' rarely post on their own or other people's topics.The bottom line is that they, or a bot, sign up for purely advertising purposes via their forum profile page.

    Advertising topics range from Cosmetic surgery in New Delhi, On-line professional assignment completion help in the USA, Walk through Metal detectors and X-ray baggage scanners in the UK to Hookers in Lajpat Nagar, New Dehili and Horny anonymous on line reviews.

    This is information is openly available to all members and non-members to view and read on the Complete France forum member's profile page. Click on their name, photo or alphabet character on the 'Activity' page and underneath their 'Achievements' there are two tabs 'Activity' and 'About Me'. Select 'About Me' et voila. Here is what loveleenmalhotra ,who signed up on 23/02, is offering on their profile page

    I broached this topic on the basis that a previously new and prolific poster had an inoffensive, I thought, gag pulled, and yet France Media Group accept and allow unsolicited advertising for any sort of service or product you happen to be peddling.

    Now, I'm no prude or ever offended, but surely consistency and continuity should be a policy when owning and operating a public forum?



  4. 40 minutes ago, NickP said:

    Can someone (woolly maybe) tell me why my post on this subject has disappeared?

    Hazarding a guess here. The mods aim was to delete the obvious scam-spam post, they hit the wrong button and your post was nuke.d. ☢️

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  5. 8 minutes ago, NickP said:

    No you can't 

    Correct. Why would anyone believe it is possible to purchase 2 stroke from a 'games' site?

    From their homepage: (Don't click the link!)☠️

    RobloxDoors inspired by both Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion and nicorocks5555's Rooms, is a multiplayer horror game, ready to play for free now! This horror entertainment will send you on a creepy and fascinating survival mission.................. 

    No mention of 2 stroke purchase there then.

  6. 3 hours ago, anotherbanana said:

    Please would help!

    Good call. The op has apparently been a member since 2004.

    Posts requiring aid and help for themselves.......20

    Posts offering aid and help to others....................0

    I've referred to this quality of member in another post in reference to the dwindling number of posters who still bother.

    The op's posts can be viewed HERE 👎

  7. 8 hours ago, Lehaut said:

    In the Alaska case by cajal, ordinary diesel fuel becomes gel like after a time at -10°C, so you would not be able to start the engine at all if your car is outside with untreated fuel!!

    Way back in the day (60's), I recollect seeing a guy with a Kenworth semi in a rest area with a small fire burning away under his fuel tank. Yes - it was a freezing day.

  8. Oil, fuel and starter motor.

    Oil in cold conditions/climate can be like pancake syrup from a fridge, which makes it more difficult for the engine to spin.

    Fuel is less able to evaporate in cold conditions/climate, making it more difficult to burn.

    Starter motor has less energy to turn because the battery is producing fewer electrons in cold conditions/climate.

    At the moment it is -27°C in Fairbanks Alaska and +24°C in Miami Beach. I'd rather be attempting to start a car in Miami.😉

  9. It refers to the parallelism of the wheel which, accordingly, is out of kilter and requires adjustment. Be careful with whom you select to carry out the work. 'Speedy`made a complete hash off one of mine vehicles, which resulted in a new set of tires having to be fitted. Not by them, I might add.

    Setting tyre alignement, geometry and parallelism ...

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  10. 3 hours ago, menthe said:

    Rather, such individuals should be thought of as ‘suffering from Frenchness’ and deserve our compassion and prayers.”

    I wonder why a self-proclaimed ex-Muslim atheist (Sarah Haider that is, not menthe.) is suggesting prayers as a possible solution to those supposedly suffering from Frenchness?

  11. 6 hours ago, mazandcol said:

    I always try to buy from French suppliers first


    If what I require is not available or the seller is based in the UK I google the product with the prefix of either Germany, Italy, or Ireland.

    I recently bought a Humax Freesat box for Mrs c's office.  As Humax and Freesat had parted company in 2019 I looked at Amazon fr and ebay fr for refurbs. They both had a good selection, but unfortunately they were all being shipped from the UK. Not to be defeated, I googled Humax UK Freesat Ireland. Success.

    I ultimately bought one from a company which is actually based in N. Ireland. No import or duty charges.👍

  12. 5 hours ago, Hectorsdad said:

    Is this a permanent move or just for a holiday?

    Don't be suckered by the query.

    Right-click left-hand drive car. From the drop-down menu that appears, select Inspect Accessibility Properties.  In the small window on the right of your screen, scroll down to 'properties' and you will find that the text is a cover for their full site address, which is sell lefthand drive dot com.  If you do wish to visit that site, I suggest you copy and paste or type the address into a new browser window.

  13. Only last week, I dropped into Weldom for six lengths of pipe insulation tube, priced at 0.70c a length. The receipt read 6 x 0.85c.  I had also purchased another article and the total bill had come to €9.95. I pointed out this error to the assistant at the customer services desk, who went and checked the displayed price and on return agreed that the price displayed was 0.70. and promptly refunded €4.20 to my card. I forgot to point out that they had ended up only charging me 0.15c  a length for the tubes.

    We always take a receipt in Intermarche to enable us to take a punt on their slot machine barcode checker. So far we have won a perfectly acceptable backpack. 👍

  14. 4 hours ago, Riggers said:

    Well done Ken,that’s a whole bunch of people put off going to the dentist.Excellent

    What an utter bizarre statement and thought process you appear to possess.

    If people are so swayed by a forum post to forgo a short term discomfort for a long term health benefit, well there would appear to be no hope for them.

    On a positive note, people who deny themselves healthcare by spurious logic enable others with more sense to move up the appointment procedure more quickly, enabling them to return to better health faster.

    Keep up your good work. 🤣


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