Subject: Important historic data and closed sites
mk1 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:35 pm
I have transfered all the Works Car info from Grahams Site to our site.
I have credited all posters & left graham's original introduction to the pages untouched. I hope that people understand this is an attempt to save vital info, not a power grab on my behalf.
Just a small suggestion/observation:
If the aim is preservation of the historic data, is there some way to ‘lock’ the original threads to protect against unrelated new discussions?
Graham worked hard to moderate that section and keep the ‘red & white’ car details factual. Although his introduction text does suggest scope in the template for discussing the later life of the works cars, I think it should be clearly stated as such.
It’s been 15+ years and the last thing I want is to re-open this can of worms... but just as one example: the 407 ARX thread has already attracted photos of both the original car in-period, and photos from 2008 of JohnA’s later ‘Top Gear’ incarnation of the car. Other works cars have similar questions regarding their continuity and provenance, as we all know.
To me, such discussions don’t feel appropriate to the original intention of Graham’s site. So before it all kicks off again, perhaps it might be better to state the ground rules or a policy up front?
But, maybe I’m worrying about nothing... your site, your rules.
ps. Feel free to delete this post if you think it’s treading on too sensitive a topic.