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    What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    As I've said before, I've owned Fords in the past, I own one now, and I've got nothing against them. I think it's great that we can discuss Ford news here. But lately the Ford boys have been getting on my nerves. Not all, I really enjoy wescoent's posts and some of the other regulars, but many. (Again, wescoent, simonsays, and others: I'm not directing this at you AT ALL)

    What's funny is I've got most of the Fordholes on ignore, not for being Ford enthusiasts, but for just being rude, stupid people. When I do read their posts it usually infuriates me. Do they not realize that 99.9% of GMI members have NOTHING against Ford at all???

    Now, I'll admit I've been childish and obnoxious myself here at times. And I regret that. But I've tried to be a good member, especially the last couple years, and I do my best to ignore the lunacy that occurs here every now and then. Sometimes I slip up though.

    Maybe this is a dumb post, but right now I feel like we've been overrun with Ford news and obnoxious little **** disturbers. And I've had enough. Some of them are trolls. Pure trolls. And dammit, some of them have done nothing but drag this place down with their putdowns and GM hatred for years.

    If you can't talk about anything but Ford AND must constantly put down and attack GM fans please get the hell out of here. Some of you are ruining this site IMO.

    If anyone thinks I'm out of line please report me and/or just ban me. If I'm not, then please do something about it.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    GMinsidenews is the best car forum on the web. We even get import trolls here. I hate it but what can you do?
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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I agree! I find the worst part of Ford is their fan boys! It is ANNOYING that they bring Ford into every GM thread. This should be GM Inside News. I like GM the most, so I come here. They don't see me going trolling Ford Forums. I'm not a big Ford fan, so I don't go there. I don't see why Ford fans have to come here

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    Um there is always FoMoCoNews. I've found that many of the people here that like fords are there as well.

    But yes many of them are getting rather obnoxious, and they aren't even over at FMCN. It doesn't have the ring of GMI, but oh well.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I would have liked an option about everybody coexisting or something to that effect. I find no option that reflects my feeling but I see and respect 2648562's point. I sometimes feel the same way about a few regular Ford haters.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I don't hate GM, but I would never buy another one because they killed my brands, despite my last 9 GM purchases in a row.

    Are I evil? Or at least not a Yoter Troll?

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    It really doesn't bother me. What makes this site great is that you have so many people representing diverse opinions posting. You have the GM diehards, those who have been burned, the hybrid brigade, the Ford fan club, the Cadillac enthusiasts and other specific factions. It makes for some interesting discussions.

    Don't know about you 2648562, but I come here both because I'm genuinely interested in the future of GM, and I just enjoy talking cars. I've posted on other sites, and I have to say, fans of other brands tend to ebb and flow with the times. Ford is on a role now, so naturally you'll see more Ford fans being more vocal at the present time.

    Coincidentally, three Ford fans are viewing this thread as I write, and I only just realized the irony of my own screename!
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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    Quote Originally Posted by marinerbc View Post
    I don't hate GM, but I would never buy another one because they killed my brands, despite my last 9 GM purchases in a row.

    Are I evil? Or at least not a Yoter Troll?
    Do you want a serious answer?
    Ok then, just look in this mirror and tell us what you see.
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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    Some friendly banter can be fun and there is nothing wrong with differing opinons, but lately it seems that every thread becomes a pissing contest with the ford guys.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I don't even understand the rivalry between Ford and GM now. It must be a bunch of aging baby boomers. To my generation, it's Ford/GM/Chrysler vs. The World.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I'm not a Ford guy but I respect the brand, more so these days than ever before. I have learned things from Ford loyalists about Ford products that I didn't know before.

    Just because I'm a stubborn GM loyalist doesn't mean I can't like other makes as well, or appreciate and enjoy interacting with fans of other manufacturers. I read Automobile, Road & Track, and Car & Driver growing up (sorry Motor Trend) and had appreciation for cars from all over the world. That has stayed with me as an adult. Web forums such as this give me outlet for my ideas and opinions, and nurture my need to be a "car guy" even though I drive a little puddlejumper and work for the government.

    Now it is one thing to have dialogue and at times respectful disagreement. It is another for people to come here and troll. I just pay no attention to them. They're the web forum equivalent of a crank phone call. Besides, I have seen people puporting to be GM fans do the same thing on other forums so tit for tit I guess.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I respect Ford, but prefer GM. (wish Ford Fanboys would do the same.) It's like all of Ford's staff are on this site and they get paid extra to rank on GM. eh, it just gets tiring after a while.
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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I am a Ford fan, but I prefer Chevy in any match up aganist ford. I do not like Mercury or Lincoln, and Adore Cadillac.
    That said, whenever I need Ford news, I like fomoconews more that blue oval...

    I just hate how every ford fan boy thinks that the Ford controlling Family is a cross between royalty and some sort of holy gurus

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    It's getting annoying, no doubt. Most of the folks on my ignore list are Ford fanboys.

    I really don't mind having them on the site...that said, I do have a problem with them polluting GM threads with their banter about how Ford is better at doing everything than GM. In all honesty, I haven't seen many occasions where one of the well-known Ford fans on the site praised GM for anything.

    It does seem, however, that the Ford fans are too quick to defend themselves or Ford's products...sometimes to the point that they end up interpreting statements as bashing Ford. I recall one specific incident where I agreed with another poster that the Lincoln MKS was not as good of a car as some GM products, prompting a Ford fan to accuse me of being a "Lincoln hater" and saying that I wouldn't like the MKS even if it was RWD and had a V8. Nowhere in my original post did I say I didn't like the MKS, in fact, I think it's one of the best American cars out there today. I merely said I thought there were GM vehicles that were better.

    In all honesty, I'm almost as much of a Ford fan as I am a GM fan. My ties with GM run much deeper than Ford, but Ford was the first company my dad applied with, and my dad owned his share of F-150s and a Mustang II. Hell, the first car I ever really wanted was an F-150. I definitely respect Ford for putting up a good fight in this industry, the Fusion and Taurus are great cars, F-series is successful for a reason, Lincoln's churning out some pretty good looking sedans (not too keen on the crossovers though), and Mercury, well, I'm sure the boys over in Dearborn have something planned for them too.

    I think most of the GM fans here have respect for Ford as well...maybe it's time the Ford fans returned the favor every now and then...remember, we're all in this together...and like I've always said, GM and Ford need to kill off the imports first, then we can go back to hating each other.

    That said, Camaro vs. Mustang will never die. Camaro FTMFW.

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    Re: What do you think of Ford Inside News?

    I like some Fords (mainly old ones) but I prefer GM. However I don't get upset with the Ford fans strutting their stuff. I think they are misguided and are building their hopes for Ford on a false premise, but that's half the fun.

    I think of this as a championship, not just one game. They think Ford has won the game and like all fans their testosterone levels are up (scientific fact) after a perceived victory; and they get more confident. But winning one game doesn't win the championship; and we all know who has been winning the championships for the last 100 years - GM.

    And so too it will be again, and not too far off. I'm in this for the long haul. Revenge is a dish best served cold so I hope the Ford fanboys stay around for the GM comeback in a few years so they can hear us when our testosterone levels are up and we start in with the "I told you so's...."




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