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Old 09-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #1023
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I was able to find out what really happen.

Norm called up someone and in his “Darth Vader” voice said the following:

“I am your father. Come to the dark side with me and we can rule the WBCCI forever”
Actually, it reminds me more of the old 50's late-show science fiction thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers . The aliens stuck people in these big milkweed pods full of bubble bath and after a brief metamorphosis the victims came out with blank expressions, explaining the advantages of being aliens.

How else can we explain Bob's lawsuit-lawsuit-lawsuit rhetoric abruptly changing into committee-committee-committee?

Now I'm beginning to wonder if Tim hasn't done his stretch in a pod.

My gosh. . . those big aluminum pods we all have. . . you don't suppose. . ?

All I know is, if a long time friend comes out his Airstream with a blank expression on his face, trailing bubbles and mouthing gibberish like "6,000 happy members". . .

Be afraid. Be very afraid. . .
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:18 PM   #1024
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Actually, it reminds me more of the old 50's late-show science fiction thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers .
Or that Grindhouse thriller, They Saved Hitler's Brain.

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #1025
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Just to squelch any rumors I just want to let everybody know what happened with SaveWally and why.

SaveWally has gone a long way towards its goal of educating the WBCCI membership to the issues at hand within the club.....

Tim,
Thank you for providing your side of the story without all the hyperbole so often found in the postings from these treads major players.
So many of us “lurkers” read these WBCCI boards with a mixture of wonder, horror and disgust concerning the state of affairs within the Club. Yet, despite all the calls to action feel powerless to affect any meaningful change.
I think many of the progressive members lack the time, resources or inside knowledge to decipher the dark, inner workings of the entrenched hierarchy. We look to you, and so many others of similar mindset, to bring sunlight into these discussions.
While being registered at Save Wally I never posted. I generally concurred with the sentiment but never made a comment feeling I lacked any significant background. The anonymous Internet echo chamber effect is perpetuated by the “Yeah, what he said.” post without any substance behind it.
It appears to me that most of the current members, and even those who have left out of frustration and/or principle, want the Club to succeed in the long run.
Keep on fighting the good fight. Believe we’re behind you even though we may never say;
Thanks.

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Thanks Tom! Believe it or not, there are a few out there who have expressed via email how wrong I was and how much of a bad guy I am for shutting it down. Like by doing that I didn't support the home team.

SaveWally may come back, but if it does it will be under new management. I however am going to focus my attention on the Vintage Airstream Club and any effort to bring any SOB motorhome into the WBCCI. You may see a new web presence pop up for that if the IBT REALLY decided to push that steaming pile of dog dung our way again.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:51 PM   #1027
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Several posts have been removed from this thread today. After some review the site team has a clear belief that these recent posts are simply more bickering between a few members and this MUST stop. While we are all members here at AIR because we share a common interest in Airstreams, some are intent on rehashing old gripes and engaging in endless finger-pointing. It's time to stop eating our young!

The closure of savewally has returned all these club governance topics to AIR and we are very concerned with the potentially toxic nature of these discussions to the community. Please help us keep these conversations productive, positive and moving forward without rancor. If you have a dispute with an individual - take it somewhere else. Use e-mail or phone but do not use this community to attack another.

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Finally, report any post that you believe is a problem but do not be surprised if the mod team disagrees with you. We have had a spate of folks contacting the mod team trying to run their own agendas by pointing out what they perceive to be rules violations. As a last resort we will be issuing official warnings for posts that we believe are a perpetuation of these afore mentioned issues.

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:21 PM   #1028
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Remember: Think before you post; do not post in anger. If you are unsure about the tenor of your response to a post, go polish your trailer before hitting send and then review.

But make sure you have saved it somewhere because if you 'time out' your post will be lost and you will have compose the thing again.
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Re Janet's post. Thank you for the voice of moderation (both meanings). There is no good reason for discourse to be carried out at full, shrill volumn. Anything that needs to be said can be said in a civil way and if it can not be expressed that way it likely does not need to be said at all. So, do what needs to be done in the knowledge that the majority support you.
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Maybe the mods could transfer all the nasty posts to The Argue Thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ead-60297.html

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Gene that might take out all the mystique! Posts gone can be larger than life. Don't be a kill joy. However I must have been snoozing to miss all the angry shrill nasty posts that are gone. Man I miss everything!! I really must try to pay attention better.
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Gene that might take out all the mystique! Posts gone can be larger than life. Don't be a kill joy. However I must have been snoozing to miss all the angry shrill nasty posts that are gone. Man I miss everything!! I really must try to pay attention better.
Yeah, me too, last I knew, well... Oh boy, and then! But no, that couldn't have been it. I mean, we were laughing so hard about some of the comments.

Ohhhh, maybe that's it, the laughing at the outright silliness...

OK, so no more laughing, Carol, OK?
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Or that Grindhouse thriller, They Saved Hitler's Brain.

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I guess the obvious question is: What's the point of the thread now? There is no litigation on the table, or even a remotely credible threat that a lawsuit may be filed. At this point, everyone seems to have made a decision as to "who's zoomin' who." Some people feel vindicated in their character judgments; others seem to feel betrayed. To me, the announcement that a committee has been formed sounds a great deal like the dolorous bellow of a dying elephant.

As H.G. Wells said, "Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." Only time will tell whether or not the WBCCI is adapting quickly enough to survive as an organization. While I know it's not nearly as entertaining as speculating... but why not simply wait and see?
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..... the dolorous bellow of a dying elephant
Well, there is a turn of phrase you dont hear everyday.
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I'm waiting to hear whether -- ---- is going to be allowed to sit on this new committee after the tall tales and yarns he spun and disharmony he promoted here.

If the IBT really wants this committee to succeed, they need to place on it members with enough history with the WBCCI to know what the ---- is going on, who also have integrity, credibility with members and demonstrated human relations skills. Nothing less will do.

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