Administrator, Member #10
- Sep 25, 1997
- 2015 Passat, titanium beige, 6MT
The rules are that I will probably lock it after a few days because the anti-Amsoil cult will fill it with empty posts that will only encourage another endless redundant beat-a-dead-horse dead-end debate, complete with redundant photos of hand painted " Motorcycle Inspection & repair Amsoil Oil for sale" signs that add nothing to whatever is being debated.Originally Posted by Frank M
I have a question, if a new separate Amsoil thread is started, can it survive like this one.
I want to start one and need to know the rules beforehand. thanks
The rules: when an Amsoil thread loses its relevance, it's getting locked. When an Amsoil thread degrades into personal attacks, it's getting locked. When an Amsoil thread goes on for pages and pages of wasted bandwidth, it's getting locked. When an Amsoil thread is nothing but attacks against Amsoil's certification protocols, MLM sales structure, and corporate policies, which the people who sell and use it here have no control over, it's getting locked.
To put all this as simply as I can: when people refuse to agree to disagree about whatever it is they like or dislike about Amsoil, it's getting locked.
What aspect of Amsoil that has not been debated ad nauseum already in any previous thread could be argued about? I'll go even further, a challenge: I encourage anyone to start an Amsoil thread in which any aspect of the company or product has not been discussed before. You guys will have to be your own scorekeepers and judges. Any who finds a previous post, thread, etc, post a link. If the subject has been covered before, I'm shutting the thread down. So what this comes down to is how well one can use the TDIClub search feature. I will allow new threads to continue as long as no one can show the subject has not been covered before.
There will have to be some rules:
no subject hijacking: self-explanatory,
respect: no attacks, bullying, insults, flaming, or trolling. We are all adults here,
relevance: no posting for the sake of just posting, wasting time and bandwidth, I want content that is good information that ADDS VALUE to the thread, no post whoring to see who gets in the last word
stay on topic: if after several posts the subject strays, even to previously covered Amsoil topics, it is subject to being locked. This means a thread might go on for several pages, or only a few posts. It ends when it is time.
No invoking Godwin's Law: Any mention of ****** or ****'s to make a point, the thread is automatically locked. Anyone who invokes Godwin's Law has automatically lost the argument. That's Godwin's Law in a nutshell.
FUD tactics are not allowed to make a point: Google FUD Tactics if you don't know what that means. Resorting to spreading Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt to discredit or make a point will result in a thread being locked.
No anecdotal or testimonial posts: You have used Brand X oil for 40 years and have driven a million miles without any oil related problems. So what? So has everyone else on their brand of oil and will tell you so. Want to brag about your oil, get a job as an audience shill on a cable TV infomercial. Shill posts will be edited.
I am open to suggestions on streamlining content or clarification of rules. I consider this a work in progress. This is a team effort, all suggestions are welcome. No email or PMs, everything is to be posted here.
Edited to expand the list.