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Oh and another thing. I absolutely can't stand all this thread liking and thanking tosh. It's just messy and unnecessary.
 
I'd say, if anything the "Clique" has now left and set up its own FB group. Which is good because all some members of that clique wanted to do was bait/argue all the time. So from that side of things we're getting better.

The current staff are awesome :thumbsup:

I also kinda agree with the Clio-RS name. I'm sure we own the domain already so a "rebrand" would be simple.

you make me laugh, its the same "clique" that sorted that cake out for you at how fast....... anyhow
 

N0ddie

Platinum Member
you make me laugh, its the same "clique" that sorted that cake out for you at how fast....... anyhow
I couldn't have appreciated that any more than I did. As I said, as days go it really was fantastic.

That aside, there was absolutely no need for "the clique" to behave the way they did. Regardless of history or "member status" if you are being abusive, anti social and argumentative all the time; you've had it.
 
I couldn't have appreciated that any more than I did. As I said, as days go it really was fantastic.

That aside, there was absolutely no need for "the clique" to behave the way they did. Regardless of history or "member status" if you are being abusive, anti social and argumentative all the time; you've had it.
same rules for mods no? rule to their own some of them
 

Rogue

Platinum Member
People do moderate the mods. They're all admin.

You don't see what's said behind the scenes so that's a hard call to make on your side.

I pm'd a mod not this morning about this whole thread and believe it or not there's a discussion about it in the staff section as well.

So yes, they are indeed moderated. Only as and when. As 99.9% of the time They do a great job.

But we're all human and at times make mistakes. :smile:
 
There's hundreds of forums out there. I joined this one cause I own a clio 197. It was invaluable for sourcing parts, information and advice. I think I've contributed significantly in giving something back through my own car and sharing its development. The rest of the stuff I have no interest in, most of which is playground stuff by faceless people anyway. People make all kinds of assumptions that they know people when in reality, the only thing you have in common is a car with the same badge.

It's a same about some comments on here about 'how fast' cause it's those people who have left that help make that effect. People have got real selective memories.

On that note, must admit found it funny when at one point, most the people of influence didn't drive Clio's. It was funny how they tried to justify it until most were shamed into stepping down. It was obvious at that point that things had changed on here.

The forum will have to think were it now fits cause the worlds a different place. Meganesport are having the same issues, and members have joined Rsmegane. They equally too took their membership for granted, and once you lose the knowledge and expertise, your back to debates on cup spoilers and what wheels fit? The forum has not worked hard to retain them and it's going to take sometime before it was anything like the last couple of years where it had probably 5 or 6 of the best clios probably in Europe.
 
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^ & some of the best from Australia :thumbsup:.

Are you guys aware that Australia is the 2nd biggest RS Renault market in the world behind France, the UK is 3rd biggest.

Australia is a big deal for RenaultSport & they are pushing the brand here, for example Australia is getting 50 of the 250 total of RS275-R Meganes being made for worldwide distribution.
 
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^ & some of the best from Australia :thumbsup:.

Are you guys aware that Australia is the 2nd biggest RS Renault market in the world behind France, the UK is 3rd biggest.

Australia is a big deal for RenaultSport & they are pushing the brand here, for example Australia is getting 50 of the 250 total of RS275-R Meganes being made for worldwide distribution.
But what's that gotta do with the price of bread?
 
But what's that gotta do with the price of bread?
I was pointing out that the forum is a worldwide affair not just Europe & especially not just UK.

Thought it may be of some interest to the true RS enthusiasts too.
 
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In some respects I tend to agree with Steve11.

With RS197 and 200 especially, we're missing the depth of knowledge that you guys have with regard to these cars. Our local vendors are just importing parts, adding margin with little support or from my experience knowledge of the product.

So we end up looking for english speaking offshore forums, so far I've found Clio197.net quite handy for research.
 

Foxspeed

"the new red baron"
Moderator
I was pointing out that the forum is a worldwide affair not just Europe & especially not just UK.

Thought it may be of some interest to the true RS enthusiasts too.
its a good point and on the same line was always interesting to see the Japanese guys take to the 197
 

Jimmy

Good cop
+1 on the chatbox idea. From experience on another site, this kind of thing seems to work very well in making a forum a bit more of a 'sociable' place to log on to.

It would allow people a bit more of a chance to chat to one another, get to know people outside of the threads, and from different regions. Could also maybe help break the ice a bit for those members who are interested in attending meets with new people?
 

Paddy_R

Platinum Member
^ & some of the best from Australia :thumbsup:.

Are you guys aware that Australia is the 2nd biggest RS Renault market in the world behind France, the UK is 3rd biggest.

Australia is a big deal for RenaultSport & they are pushing the brand here, for example Australia is getting 50 of the 250 total of RS275-R Meganes being made for worldwide distribution.

I like the fact that it's a global forum, the views, ideas etc from around the world make this place more interesting. [MENTION=2696]Masa[/MENTION] used to introduce some nice gear available in Japan.
[MENTION=4449]steve11[/MENTION] having been to Oz I noticed a lot of RS Meganes about but didn't see a single Clio (RS or standard) or a single Renault dealership. I've no idea why Aus is getting 20% of all 275Rs as you can't drive above the speed limit anywhere over there (bar the NT) and the roads tend to be wide and fairly straight. I drove to the speed on the sat nav and was the quickest thing on the road, could easily have cut a hour of the drive to Mildura if not more if I had have driven the way we do in Ireland / the UK.
 
I like the fact that it's a global forum, the views, ideas etc from around the world make this place more interesting. @Masa used to introduce some nice gear available in Japan.
@steve11 having been to Oz I noticed a lot of RS Meganes about but didn't see a single Clio (RS or standard) or a single Renault dealership. I've no idea why Aus is getting 20% of all 275Rs as you can't drive above the speed limit anywhere over there (bar the NT) and the roads tend to be wide and fairly straight. I drove to the speed on the sat nav and was the quickest thing on the road, could easily have cut a hour of the drive to Mildura if not more if I had have driven the way we do in Ireland / the UK.

Sounds like you spent a lot of time on our highways, trust me we have plenty of quality b-roads here & places you can utilise a cars performance to the max if you know where to look (as most local enthusiasts do).:thumbsup:
We also have what are arguably some of the best driving roads in the world at a state you obviously didn't visit...Tasmania, home of the greatest closed public road tarmac rally in the world (Targa Tasmania).

Oz is getting 20% of the RS275-R because we buy more RS Megane III's than anyone else (simple really).
There are not too many RS Clio III's here but plenty of RS Clio II's & the new RS Clio IV's.
Oz is strange in that we have a comparatively high number of RenaultSport models here but very few standard Renaults (we only buy the hi-perf RS stuff not the standard stuff it seems).
Oh & there are quite a lot of dealers popping up here now too (especially in the last 12 months).

Keep in mind we only have a 30 million population & a very widespread country & you soon realise why RenaultSport view the Australian market so highly.
Anyway sorry to take the thread off topic & hope this has been of some interest to Euro RS enthusiasts.
 
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[MENTION=4449]steve11[/MENTION] that's pretty interesting about Oz. Knew there was a few members on here from over there but didn't realise it was such a large market (bigger than the UK)