Lemme see how many clapped-out, rusty Alfas I can get my hands on, that'll make me a TRUE fan of the marque, which in turn will give ME the right to decide who should be able to post about it in an open forum. My point is, TAKE THE TIME TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, instead of taking the time to concoct stupid ideas in an OPEN FORUM. I wasn't "born with an infinite amount of knowledge", douche. What I did was READ EVERYTHING I COULD GET MY HANDS ON ABOUT ALFA ROMEO, before there was an AlfaBB. Let's ban the people who own a f--king '86 Spider, but can't spell Nuvolari, or the people who get sad when someone calls them out for being a "fly by night" Alfisti. F--k it, let's ban the whole board because someone has a differing opinion. "Give this a try", before making a stupid statement about MY knowledge of the marque, think about the audacity of someone wanting to ban members because they happen to be SO PASSIONATE about Alfa Romeo that they may come across grumpy, or mean, or jerky, or any other word you can think of to describe someone with whom you've decided to dislike. Can we ban those 10,000 members that you mentioned in your post?! As long as RussianM3 dude, Olczyk and Chi Si Dici are here to keep me amused, I'll be fine. I may just buy a Milano Verde that I can debate is superior to an M3, which would give me alot more to post about! That may be the start of a BB that I frequent more...
I love this forum.
Here we have the person who believes he's above everyone else because he doesnt own a bunch of rusty alfas. I personally think HMA is a good guy, he travels 8 hours or more in rain to pick up an alfa that was going to head off to the crusher, does a bit to get them into some sort of driving condition and then lets someone else use/own them. Heck he even listens to my kinda of music (assuming his name is talking about music.)
Where you FauxGTA just sound like some angry guy who believes that someone really has to prove they can own a car before owning one of these 'oh so amazing cars'. Sure you own a cool car, but then again all of these cars are cool. Lots of people come here to read up and absorb all the knowledge they can about alfa's. I learnt everything about Alfa Romeo's from this site and a few others. This is a new age and not everyone wants to read books when there's free information sitting only a mouse click away.
And if you are sooooo passionate about a car, and you know the other people are trying....even though they cant spell Nuvolari, or somehow forget that its 'Alfa' instead of 'Alpha' because they just spent all of their lives learning to spell it one way then you've got some weird idea about passion.
There's a lot of people who probably think a lot of others dont deserve these cars and that their bastardizing them but at least the marque continues. The passion should include letting new guys own the cars or maybe it'll keep going the way it is/was with these cars. Remember the reasons why Alfa left North America? Some of it had to do with passion and a bunch of old guys owning the dealerships, feeling the need not to advertise because these cars can sell themselves and the marque dying off. (I know thats not all of the reasons but I know a lot of people who stand behind that as part of the reason)
The people who are in question to be banned are people that are making threats. Sure calling someones hair greasy is funny (and the fact that we see the greasy hair is completely off topic of anything alfa romeo anyway), but when the person replies that theyre going to smash someones face in because of it...thats why this whole topic is up. People cant take jokes and need a time out like a kid in preschool.
Oh yeah, and HMA didnt say he's the one deciding about who to kick off like you stated. In fact it says right in this title 'Voting' which one could assume means democracy. Everyone.