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by Admin
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: Amber warning beacon

A few years ago I was in my Traveller on the hard shoulder coming out of a motorway tunnel in the Italian Alps, pulled up behind another Minor because they didn't have hazard lights and I did. Hard shoulder not even as wide as a Minor, cars coming out of the long dark tunnel into harsh sunlight at 1...
by Admin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 7953

Re: Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020

It's relatively standard as these things go, and there's no cloak and dagger - the revision is designed to clarify the reason for the cookie we leave on your PC and to ensure GDPR is properly complied with. I'm going to lock the thread now as its supposed to be a notification rather than a conversat...
by Admin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 7953

Re: Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020

It is pinned now. It's the topmost post in every forum.
by Admin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 7953

Message Board Terms and Conditions 2020

You agree, through your use of the MMOC forum, that you will comply with the posting guidelines outlined in this agreement. You also agree not to post in violation of any International or UK law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written con...
by Admin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 33
Views: 3352

'Smart' motorways

Along with lots of my Minor owning friends, I've noticed the increasing number of incidents on our new 'smart' motorways, and tragically many have lost their lives in these incidents. I believe they are a mistake and should be withdrawn immediately as too dangerous for ALL users, but especially for ...
by Admin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

The change has been in place for a couple of years and had to be made to ensure DVLA was compliant with the latest data protection legislation. It is shame in many ways that you cannot contact previous owners any more but at least we known they are keeping our personal data safe. DVLA are quite hap...
by Admin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

Far from paying any attention to the increasing voice against 'smart' motorways, or reading the petitions calling for them to be returned to conventional motorway, the Highways Agency are actually looking to increase them https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/m4-m5-smart-motorways-traffic-...
by Admin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spare Traveller Body Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Spare Traveller Body Panels

I've sent you a message 8)
by Admin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

To go full circle and return to the original post about 'smart' (cobblers) motorways, even our MP's are now admitting the All Lane Running motorways are monstrously dangerous and should be rolled back to their previous state immediately https://bbc.in/3avUGOm (and just a quick clarification, since o...
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: No pictures

by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

ianmack wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:13 pm
‘Sacoolas shouldnt have been allowed to leave’ The law doesn’t work like that. It operates in terms of general principles, not individuals.
To be honest, you could have stopped your sentence four words after the quote... :roll:
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

Should all people involved in road accidents or possible offences be prevented from leaving the country? ... is a strawman argument - I did not suggest that all involved in road accidents shouldn't be able to leave, I suggested that Sacoolas shouldn't have been allowed to. I would also suggest that...
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

But if you really want absolutes, then Yes.
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

I worked in Dover years ago and foreign drivers on the wrong side were a common sight. This was before the cliff flyover was built and all the traffic went through the town. Fortunately they couldn’t go fast there and seeing the other traffic soon put them right. Even so a juggernaut on the wrong s...
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

Drifting further off topic, but since it's in the off topic forum anyway I guess that's okay - I saw something out of the corner of my eye on TV today about the fail rate of the software used to calculate whether or not a vehicle has stopped moving and needs a lane closure. I was focused on somethin...
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Contentment

ManyMinors wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:13 pm
PoolGuy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm


With regards to the Royal Family, the rot set in when Harry used an electric E-Type when he left church.
An E type without a proper engine is like a man with no soul. :wink:
We need a 'like' button on this forum :D :D
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

I didn't see that program unfortunately, but I DID hear this morning that the AA are now going to refuse to deal with callouts on 'smart' motorways and simply wait for the motorist in the next safe refuge for the Wombles to bring along to them. Be good if ALL the breakdown mobs went along with that ...
by Admin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

I had it a decade ago in an aging S-class Merc (what can I tell ya, I was going through a mid-life crisis and imagined myself as a plutocrat). It was called 'adaptive cruise control' then, if I remember rightly, and would allegedly disengage the cruise control if I got too close to the car in front,...
by Admin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

There's a used parts trader on eBay currently trying to flog a used Traveller rear wing that needs rust repair for just under ninety quid. All you can do is sigh and move on, who 3,he might find someone daft enough to pay it, and if not then it'll be back in a few weeks with a more realistic price tag
by Admin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3612

Re: Euphemisms

What's the translation for "Your call is important to us"? So far as I can tell, it's: "We exploit too few staff to do the job and don't give a [insert your choice of expletive here] about your call or business". Didn't we have a topic about a ginger bush a while ago. No, stop it, don't go there. :...