I can understand requiring proof to deter threads from devolving into "that's not your car" flamefests, but if someone lies and posts a car not their own, is that really so bad? On here they may own a Novitec F430, but in reality there's a shitbox occupying the garage or maybe even no car at all. Who is the joke really on? Definitely not us. I like to think this community is astute enough to separate the true enthusiasts from the posers.
I like this rule, and I was actually wondering when we would implement it. It'll definitely cut down on, for instance, spending three pages of a Post Your Car thread trying to figure out if the OP is full of shit.
Haha, I should do one of my engine bay, forgot all about that one, but I figured since it was too dark and I was only armed with a blackberry camera that had crappy flash
And as for the rule, I don't really see a problem with it. I just tend to forget that people on the internet never think anything is real, and some people, myself included, are kind of proud of their rides. Not trying to be an ass about it, but I didn't see it as a problem to just write up a note and take a few pictures in a few key areas where people would know the car. Besides, I didn't want to get banned, I enjoy this forum.
I sometimes feel its a little bit of a double standard though, because if its a popular yet somewhat expensive car, everyone is going to doubt you anyway until something is shown to be proven. While if you had a normal commuter car and you're proud of it, some peeps don't even blink an eye. I feel if people had their cars and really enjoyed them, this little exercise shouldn't really phase them at all, if they like their cars. It's not like every car is shot in those professional studios, just a camera phone with decent quality should be good enough.
don't get me wrong, but if I've put enough effort to take pictures with that piece of paper, why on earth would I drive somewhere else afterwards and take pictures again just because some people I don't know asked me to in order to prove them I really own that car.. c'mon.. some people have life.. why would anyone give a toss whether someone on other side of globe believes him or not.. I've been looking at thread with those porsches.. http://forums.finalgear.com/post-your-car/my-porsche-911-a-39020/
I really admire that bloke's effort to prove you all that he really owns those cars.. that deal with paper is ok, but everything more than that.. if you don't believe, thats entirely your problem..