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bm88
08-11-2005, 07:29 AM
As we know, GCF has closed down and plenty of members will be joining here at CSS.<p>May I take this opertunity to welcome you, and hope that you all find this place as good as our old place of discussion, GermanCarFans.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>NOTE to all non registed GCF members, if you were registed on GCF before the forums were split apart, your login is still valid here. If you registered AFTER the split, your GCF login will not work.</b></TD></TR></TABLE><p>----------------------------------------------<p>Santeno's few cents:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thank you for a new home, the closing of GCF really came as a suprise.<p>Looking around this site looks like a great place to call home again. Is there a 'mission statement' like only car spy shots, or are general car chats also welcome?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The main focus is spy shots, but the discussions involve pretty much all production vehicles (see the new car section and the other section topics). The things we've never really delved into officially are motorsports and auto repair, though you occasionally see threads on either topic in the Discussions section or the lounge.<p>If there is anything you guys would like to see, feel free to post a suggestion in the suggestions section. we will look into it, though we ask for patience, seeing that change comes at a somewhat slower pace.<p>Don't hesitate to contact the staff with any questions, and <u>please try to familiarize yourselves with the forum format</u>.<p>once again, welcome aboard.<p>Oh and before I forget, <b><u>we moderate much more heavily than GCF</u></b>, so please try to keep opinions supported by a valid argument, and don't attack other members. We like to keep discussions intelligent and focused on the topics at hand.<p>I'm sure in time those who are rabid fans of specific brands will fall in with their counterparts here. Just please let supported oposing views be heard and refrain from attacking each other. We give the forum regular maintenance and <u>posts that don't heed this warning do get deleted</u>.<p>Let us know if you would like to have your post counts transfered from GCF and we will do so upon request (If you already have a post count here you can have the higher of the 2 but not a cumulative amount).<p>lastly Unlike GCF, CSS has no POP-Ups other than those generated by the built-in instant messaging system. If your pop-up blocker is blocking CSS, you won't get messages from other members, so please set your pop-up blocker to allow CSS pop-ups. I promise you will get no adds.<p>Regards to all.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 8:33 PM 8/11/2005</i>

DSC-OFF
08-11-2005, 07:48 AM
Looks like JCF & ACF closed down as well..whats going on?

Snake Vargas
08-11-2005, 08:22 AM
Yeah, there was an anouncement that the forums would have to be shut down due to the rising maintenance.<p>Well, I guess I hope to find a new home here..! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers to the old GCF members! From a soon-to-be-homeless GCFer..

mirage77
08-11-2005, 08:25 AM
Mirage77 here from GCF! The new hotel seems quite nice... is there free breakfast? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

BMWFREAK
08-11-2005, 08:29 AM
No way! I did not know that my profile existed here?<p><br>I am a refugee from the late SS Germancarfans.com<p>I am glad to be here though I love GCF dearly I know that this is a new beginning and many GCF memebers are on their way.<p>I now swear allegiance to carspyshots.net <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>P.S. It smells different here...did you guys refurbish the place? I am off to the bar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

MikeJ
08-11-2005, 08:32 AM
I guess I'll be lurking around here as well...

Ascariss
08-11-2005, 08:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BMWFREAK</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No way! I did not know that my profile existed here?<p><br>I am a refugee from the late SS Germancarfans.com<p>I am glad to be here though I love GCF dearly I know that this is a new beginning and many GCF memebers are on their way.<p>I now swear allegiance to carspyshots.net <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>P.S. It smells different here...did you guys refurbish the place? I am off to the bar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just facelifted, still the same old css colours. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

Just_me
08-11-2005, 08:39 AM
I've been a member at GCF for a long time. I been registered here as well but not been posting much. I hope to post more now when GCF is shutting down.<p>Welcome all GCF members <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

martinbo
08-11-2005, 09:24 AM
Hi folks<p>Just a quick intro to say "Hi, pleased to meet you all." I think a fair number of the GCF Refugees will be familiar with me but I thought it'd be courteous to give a bit of background... just in case.<p>I'm Martin, I'm 33 and a systems analyst specialising in SAP CS and SD. That's my job. Cars, though, are my passion. I'm a registered (part-time) advanced driving instructor at a testing and demonstration facility called <A HREF="http://www.armscorbusiness.com/SubSites/Gerotek/Gerotek01_landing.asp" TARGET="_blank">Gerotek</A> and I do most of my driving instruction for Subaru South Africa on weekends in 4-6 weekly cycles.<p>Thanks for the opportunity to participate here on CarSpyShots.net. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

Lemantech
08-11-2005, 10:17 AM
I really miss GCF even if I only made 235 posts, but this forum very nice and collo just like GCF. I was Audi4Life in GCF <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

Audiholic
08-11-2005, 10:23 AM
I don't know what I will do without GCF... Really... I got teras in my eyes....

MrMan
08-11-2005, 10:26 AM
Thank you for a new home, the closing of GCF really came as a suprise.<p>Looking around this site looks like a great place to call home again. Is there a 'mission statement' like only car spy shots, or are general car chats also welcome?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MrMan at 10:35 AM 8/11/2005</i>

Gorilla
08-11-2005, 11:33 AM
Hi there :) im also a homeless member of GCF, thanks Moorhouse for creating this thread :)<p>Zonda and Lemantech and any others who have changed their names, please post with the GCF names so that we wont get mixed up :)

bm88
08-11-2005, 12:02 PM
You mean you can't guess who Zonda is?<p>lol<p>Anyway, welcome newcomers!

Porsche Guy
08-11-2005, 12:29 PM
I guess this is my new home. How did my post count from GCFs make it over here?

Charger
08-11-2005, 12:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Porsche Guy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I guess this is my new home. How did my post count from GCFs make it over here? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that a problem? I can change it to 0 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>GCF and CSS were linked together so if you registered here you could also post on GCF.

Santeno
08-11-2005, 12:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Zonda Artist</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Allright i have a little request for the admins of CSS..<br>My The Artist account should be valid here.. now i messed up and changed the email adress to a email thats not valid anymore.. so it sent me the new password there.. and of course i cant use that password now.. so could anyone please send the password to my original email.. wich is:<p>asdsd1@hotmail.com<br>......<br>I would really like to have my original account.. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Check your e-mail. It's taken care off. Let me know when you reactivate your old account and this one will be deleted.

The Artist
08-11-2005, 01:03 PM
Wow.. thnx man.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You can delete the other one now.. i sent you a email to..<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

notic
08-11-2005, 01:04 PM
My new home! nice to see a lot of former members made the switch.

Just_me
08-11-2005, 01:35 PM
We have a member over at GCF called Highest of High. He tried to register here but it didnt work.<br>Apprantely he was banned att GCF a long time ago but was allowed to join again, the Moderators allowed him. Now he cant join here.<p>He is here. Is they a way to let him join here. Try do answer his questionj here:<br><A HREF="http://germancarfans.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=16382" TARGET="_blank">http://germancarfans.zeroforum...16382</A>

Ascariss
08-11-2005, 01:38 PM
Hoh was banned on purpose from the start of this forum and the Probards one, and not because of the split.<p>I have unbanned him, but if he behaves like he does on GCF he will be rebanned. but why does he want to post here when he doesn't like this forum nor me? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
08-11-2005, 01:41 PM
I sent him an PM welcoming him to css. Hopefully he will be a positive contribution to the forum, as we hope all the new GCF folks will be.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 4:54 PM 8/11/2005</i>

BMWFREAK
08-11-2005, 01:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I sent him an PM welcoming him to css. Hopefully he will be a positive contribution to the forum, as we hope all the new GCF folks will be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We will be, but we just lost our home so try to accept us. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Porsche Guy
08-11-2005, 02:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is that a problem? I can change it to 0 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No thank you. <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> GCF and CSS were linked together so if you registered here you could also post on GCF.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>why do i have 3088 posts at GCFs and 2810 here?

Santeno
08-11-2005, 02:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Porsche Guy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why do i have 3088 posts at GCFs and 2810 here? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>GCF and CSS moved to separate servers at the time you had 2810 posts, so our counter stopped counting posts you made at GCF after that point, but our server retained your account.

Gorilla
08-11-2005, 02:29 PM
Because they were seperated when you had 2810 or whatever the post count was before :)

jono_171
08-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Hi everyone!<p>I didn't have time to post often at GCF, but I will miss it terribly. Thanks Ascariss and Moorhouse for your offer of automotive food and shelter for the GCF homeless! I'm sure this community will be able to fill the void!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jono_171 at 11:12 AM 8/12/2005</i>

knicks125
08-11-2005, 05:08 PM
Welcome, GCF community. Please do enjoy your stay. Don't be strangers!<p>I am assuming there are more coming, right?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

siko
08-11-2005, 07:22 PM
Cool, forgot I had a profile here!<p>And since Ascariss is running the show, I'm sure we'll be in good hands here too.

sacguy
08-11-2005, 10:42 PM
So sorry to see GCF forums go, but nice to see the familiar names over here!

Naga Royal Guard
08-11-2005, 10:46 PM
welcome ya'll <p>always good to see new people <p>-Naga

against the wall
08-11-2005, 10:52 PM
wait, so did the entire site go down or just the forums? havent gotten around to gcf lately i will in a minute though.

sacguy
08-11-2005, 10:58 PM
Just the forums will be shutting down. The administrators said it will happen on Sunday, August 14th.

Snake Vargas
08-11-2005, 11:03 PM
Nope, only the forums are going. The rest of the site, thankfully, will be there in all its glory..

PlayMyFiddle
08-12-2005, 12:19 AM
Ahh, ok this is nice. I feel right at home. The layout of this site is comforting. I hope we can have the same great forums as in GCF. So, I had to register again, because I couldn't remember my password for GCF because it was always on auto login. Ah well. I'm glad to see all the regulars from GCF here. <p>R.I.P. GCF Forums.

Giannis
08-12-2005, 03:57 AM
I'm a GCF refugee, too. As i see the most "big" GCF members have registered here and i hope i will enjoy myself here as much as i did at GCF. I will nevere forget the GCF forums...

m33nfreem
08-12-2005, 04:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Snake Vargas</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nope, only the forums are going. The rest of the site, thankfully, will be there in all its glory..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In more glory hopefully :) We're all working hard to get the sites to the next level! <p>I too will now lurk about css. I'm not much of a poster, but I've always enjoyed reading up on the latest gossips from your posts. Actually, I will most likely lurk about on the other boards too from time to time. Just keep an eye out for meenfreem.

Ascariss
08-12-2005, 05:26 AM
Of course everyone is welcome to stay, but the forum rules are quite different here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

I am rnds
08-12-2005, 06:29 AM
It's really odd, I felt a strange kind of "cyber-sadness" when I discovered that GCF forums was closing - I'm glad that many of the old members are assembling here though.

BMW_Dude
08-12-2005, 06:58 AM
Hi there, this is my new home, lets hope we don't have the fan boy wars here!<p>Thanks for letting all us GCF people join Ascariss!

Santeno
08-23-2005, 09:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BMW_Dude</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi there, this is my new home, lets hope we don't have the fan boy wars here!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't worry about that, Threads are moderated more heavily here, and we ask that all members support their opinions with supporting arguments if they are going to post.

Andre
08-23-2005, 11:26 PM
How wierd, I missed this thread all this time<p>Welcome to all of our refugees, glad to be of service. Now I wonder how long until our server explodes<p>As for our forum, it started three years ago as a website strictly geared toward spy shots, but only a few months in we realized wed had to expand it to include many faucets of autofan-nation. We focus primarily upon news and the ever-changing world of the automobile, new technology, and looking toward the future. There are some design and fun areas, and the lounge is a place to kick back and relax, but we need some more people to help make that kick-back quality time.<p>Over time CSS has been served on 3 hosts, and updated a total of five times. much like the auto industry, we had a short (nine month) first cycle hosted by arborwood.com, then we changed over to a better server at proboards.com. We hung there for almost two years, with one significant update about halfway through, and one minor update to bring it in line with the style here at ZF. December 20th last year we officially switched over to GCF's servers on Zeroforum, where we rubbed elbows for about a month until ZF managed to untangle the two forums. Since then, the ZF installment of CSS seems to have been our best yet as we pass our ninth month here on ZF servers.<p>We're proud of our corner of the internet, so Thanks for joining, and enjoy your stay <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Andre at 11:39 PM 8/23/2005</i>

NOM15
08-24-2005, 04:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How wierd, I missed this thread all this time</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Me too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway... welcome everyone and hope you have a good time here at CSS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

klier
09-06-2005, 01:09 PM
Well, I guess I am back again too!<p>Some of you might know me from a long time ago..

TycoonGTR
09-06-2005, 01:25 PM
Err... what? I have an account here? Hehe, cool... You won't get rid of me just so... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Greetings everbody! Tycoon's here too! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

ROCKETMAN
11-06-2005, 09:53 PM
GCF is still running. ?

Santeno
11-11-2005, 09:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ROCKETMAN</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GCF is still running. ?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>GCF yes, their forums, no.