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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl1820 View Post
    Yes the majority of those are bots, spiders, crawlers from search engines and spammers.
    Yep, same as my FB groups. It was always something. I always had people trying to infiltrate to post porn or their warez that had nothing to do with the group, just spam. Posting links that hacked accounts, trojans, viruses or keystroke recorders. The screening process for new members was a full time job. I seen one sister group go down because whatever it was they posted sent thousands of notifications to all members repeatedly.

    The only way to stop it was to leave the group. They had 18k members one minute and gone within a couple days. Very sad, it takes a lot of hard work and time to build up that kind of membership. People are jerks with nothing better to do but to cause grief. Another reason I threw in the towel as an admin. Sucks to leave my creations behind but there were other reasons.

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    I'm in the southern burbs, close to the Indiana line. Once I get my prosthetic and gt back to cowling I would be glad to meet up and toss a few games. A few years ago w had a gathering from another site off Dundee Road and 53. We got about 20 people
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    It would be a pleasure, the more the better. Whenever you're ready just let me know a bit in advance and I can reserve the lanes however many. If I know ahead I can pick a day to get the best price. As an employee I can have a few guest for 50 cents a game but not 20+ LOL I think the max is 5. Either way you Stormed would be my guest so don't worry. We have specials on different days $1 a game and such if you bring a bunch of others. If it's you and just a couple others then any day will do as long as I'm not working. I'd rather bowl with you than serve you LOL I'll give you the full tour and take you behind the lanes to poke around if you are interested.

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    Boy if I could I would but its a bit of a drive for me. Only been out that way once and that was just passing through on the Grayhound bus. I have not seen many on the board in my area either. Some folks from Las Vegas and Chip in Wyoming. At one time I tried to put a fishing gathering together for locals on the North American Fishing Club. Rented a pavilion at a local lake and no one showed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdpeters View Post
    Boy if I could I would but its a bit of a drive for me. Only been out that way once and that was just passing through on the Grayhound bus. I have not seen many on the board in my area either. Some folks from Las Vegas and Chip in Wyoming. At one time I tried to put a fishing gathering together for locals on the North American Fishing Club. Rented a pavilion at a local lake and no one showed up.
    That bites. It's a lot of work to put those things together and in your case money out of your pocket. In my case we raised the money for the group to go using gofundme. It was a huge success. At least 500 cars showed up from the group. An awesome sight to see 500 similar make and model cars cruising in a huge line through town and doing the 200 mile journey. We turned a lot of heads, people pulled over to watch the convoy go by. Really cool.

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    Cool, I love car shows but it makes me dream a lot. There is a descent one in June that is just down the street. After it is over I love watching them all leave.

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    Yeah, I've owned what should have been a show car and a piece of history for 30 years. Suffice it to say it's a piece of crap instead and I've officially thrown in the towel on trying anymore with it. That dream is over. I'm a much better bowler than a car restorer so I'll stick to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phonetek View Post
    Yeah, I've owned what should have been a show car and a piece of history for 30 years. Suffice it to say it's a piece of crap instead and I've officially thrown in the towel on trying anymore with it. That dream is over. I'm a much better bowler than a car restorer so I'll stick to that.
    Show cars, whether youíre talking about street rods, rat rods, or purist restorations that look exactly like they came from the factory, are like boats. Itís better to have a friend with one than actually owning one.
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    I was going for the factory like option. I gave it the ol college try many many times. Every time I made progress then something set me back. All I did was get nowhere fast for 30 years. It just wasn't written in the stars. I still have it but it's more likely to start a new life as soup cans than reborn as factory fresh muscle car. Trust me, I didn't make the decision easily but the last set back made it worse than starting over. I'm done and moved on. I'll probably be happier because of it. It's a very long story that I'd prefer not elaborate any further on.

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