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Facebook. Really? I guess I am just too **** old. My first computer was a 128k Mac. Yes we're talking ram baby….128k. You do have a Transit van right?
My first IBM PC had 16K. Two 5 1/4" single sided floppy disks.

Paid about $5,000 for the PC and a Epson dot matrix printer. All typed DOS commands.

The good news is shortly after Microsoft's IPO, I bought a couple hundred shares. Have kept the stock for about 30 years. Many splits and even one cash dividend that was 4 times what I paid for the original shares.

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The community here is great but then site is not well managed. Does anyone even know who operates it? For Dave to be banned is absurd. He's actually one of the reasons that I bought a Transit! I followed his fantastic work on the Sprinter Forum and his thinking made me reexamine my desire for a Sprinter camper van. But it's OK. If the management here allows Spam but bans the greatest contributors, we can start a new forum run by people that care about it.

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Dave, did you have a crystal ball?
Wish I would have loaded up on MS and Apple stocks way back when.

when I was in Colorado working as COO of a snowboard manufacturing factory, one of the owners (19 at the time...) was really excited to show me his new Apple external hard drive. He did all the graphics and advertising. So, I go in to his office, and there is this machine about the size of a dorm fridge, and he excitedly says to me in hushed tones: "dude, TWO gigs!!!". 20 years later and we have 2tb thumb drives. "dude, TWO terrabytes!!! In my palm!!!"

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The community here is great but then site is not well managed. Does anyone even know who operates it? For Dave to be banned is absurd. He's actually one of the reasons that I bought a Transit! I followed his fantastic work on the Sprinter Forum and his thinking made me reexamine my desire for a Sprinter camper van. But it's OK. If the management here allows Spam but bans the greatest contributors, we can start a new forum run by people that care about it.
I don't know if Dave was ever banned here, I'm surlyoldbill on the sprinter forum. my other account got banned for unexplained reasons; I don't participate in the kind of stuff that goes on in the Danger Zone on the Sprinter forum...here.

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The community here is great but then site is not well managed. Does anyone even know who operates it? For Dave to be banned is absurd. He's actually one of the reasons that I bought a Transit! I followed his fantastic work on the Sprinter Forum and his thinking made me reexamine my desire for a Sprinter camper van. But it's OK. If the management here allows Spam but bans the greatest contributors, we can start a new forum run by people that care about it.
I have not been banned yet.

I posted a lot of complaints about this site not allowing pictures or PDF's. Gave up on trying to make the site more useful. Forced to start a separate web site to post information about my Transit build.

http://www.ortontransit.info/

Not what I wanted to do but whatever.

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Dave, did you have a crystal ball?
No. Just got lucky. Did have a Dad that bought stocks and the local mailman who was a millionaire. Mailman was very frugal and taught be a lot. He showed up at the door after I talked my Dad into buying a new 55 Volkswagen. He was German and owned a 54 with Porsche Speedster running gear. Even had the key on the back.

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I have not been banned yet.

I posted a lot of complaints about this site not allowing pictures or PDF's. Gave up on trying to make the site more useful. Forced to start a separate web site to post information about my Transit build.

http://www.ortontransit.info/

Not what I wanted to do but whatever.
The lack of storage for pictures is a pain and makes this site much less useful. In the age of cheap storage, it's silly.

I very much appreciate your site, thank you. I think having your own site is a good idea anyway, then you are in control. I also plan to have my own site once my build gets underway. I plan to post links on the forum but most info will be on my own site.

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As one of the moderators here, the spam issue is terrible, worst I've ever seen on any forum I've been involved on or in. If anybody gets banned accidentally, it's not on purpose......
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It's not THAT bad, I was surprised how little there was until the last week or so.

Maybe have the webmaster set it up so that new members cannot post links for a week or two, or after a pre-determined number of posts (10-20). That may thwart the guy who is creating new accounts and posting links to streaming sites (which are notorious for viruses, malware, etc).
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