New car threads MUST HAVE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP!

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Quiky

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Updated 5/29/2011 for rule change.

If you are posting a new thread about your car, you MUST include a photo showing your forum username. Write it on paper, cardboard, a printout of your profile page, and stick it on the gearshift of your vehicle. This is the only accepted proof shot, and must be on the vehicle you are posting.

Example(Stolen from Adrian & Argatoga):


If you don't, the topic will be locked until you provide proof. Too many people steal photos and claim they own the vehicle. No proof, no thread.

If you need a reliable image-host, try http://imgur.com/
 
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Just out of interest, does this apply to EVERY car posted here? For instance if someone joined and claimed that he owns a 1988 Opel Kadett 1.3S (not a very special car) , would proof of ownership be required?
 

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Posmo, I'm thinking yes for equality. For example, if i were to post a pic of my Swift, I would think I would have to do it even though my car is insanely common (at least, over here it is). That way people can't claim "oh, well these people didn't do it, so why should I have to?" Removal of all excuses makes life easier. That and it takes all of two minutes to write "Hi Finalgear, this is my car, from .....!" on a piece of paper and stick it under your windscreen wipers or something. Just my $0.02
 

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I think I'll make a license plate that I'll swap on. It'll keep me from having to print something out each time.

BTW, every car I've posted has been mine. I go through a lot of cars, I never can make my mind up on what I want... :lol:
 

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I think I'll make a license plate that I'll swap on. It'll keep me from having to print something out each time.

BTW, every car I've posted has been mine. I go through a lot of cars, I never can make my mind up on what I want... :lol:
I'm the same way.... I'm trying to change that though. I'm sticking with what I've got. For a while atleast.
 

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I think this should only apply to non-shitboxes.
I strongly disagree. Because:

Posmo, I'm thinking yes for equality. For example, if i were to post a pic of my Swift, I would think I would have to do it even though my car is insanely common (at least, over here it is). That way people can't claim "oh, well these people didn't do it, so why should I have to?" Removal of all excuses makes life easier. That and it takes all of two minutes to write "Hi Finalgear, this is my car, from .....!" on a piece of paper and stick it under your windscreen wipers or something. Just my $0.02

I don?t wanna have a thread with 42 pages of discussion about "What defines a shitbox". Also, it will be fun seeing people around here get creative with the proofs.:)
 

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Just out of interest, does this apply to EVERY car posted here? For instance if someone joined and claimed that he owns a 1988 Opel Kadett 1.3S (not a very special car) , would proof of ownership be required?
Only if the car has original wheel trims and a Blaupunkt n?nnimankka.
 

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I won't make a thread for my Escort, and anyway I've posted pics of my cats on it. That it's enough proof :)

But I support the idea
 

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Just out of interest, does this apply to EVERY car posted here? For instance if someone joined and claimed that he owns a 1988 Opel Kadett 1.3S (not a very special car) , would proof of ownership be required?
i guess when someone owns that car, he won't be bragging about it :lol:

:lmao:
 

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It would also be nice if people would put something more descriptive as their thread title than "My new car", "My car", "Karhh!", or similar.
 

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It would also be nice if people would put something more descriptive as their thread title than "My new car", "My car", "Karhh!", or similar.
Something like this, maybe?

My Car: 5th Generation 1994 Honda Accord EX - 2.2l SOHC I4 - Four Speed Automatic - 180,498 miles - 24.2 mpg

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One question. Does this apply to all new photos of a car that's already been posted?
 

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I see how people find it annoying when 10 year olds post pictures of their veyron, but a rule like this is really anal in my opinion. If this had been in place when I posted my Mini, I just wouldn?t have bothered. I can see how this might be a surprise to some people who practically live in the www, but I for one just have better things to do than try to prove that I actually own a car. And I suspect that the sort of people who actually own properly nice cars (you know, the ones we all actually want to see) could be bothered even less than me.

It really isn?t that hard to figure out who?s faking and who isn?t, and if there are serious doubts in any individual cases, they can either make a funny little piece of paper, or just choose to have their thread deleted.

my 2 cents...
 
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