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Registration changed because of spammers!

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Registration process is now different as of 4 August 2020. Before, registration involved receiving and email from the PSP forum and then confirming receipt by activating the account. No more. Too many worldwide registrants with nothing to do other than post "spam" have led me to making the change. So, now to participate on this forum, I will be granting permissions and will be personally activating those persons who I perceive as real Pontiac enthusiasts.

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What a freakin pain. I don't understand why those people get such a kick out of spamming. What does it say about those people that just want to make life hard for others.
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Rich, I have no idea why forums like this attract spammers. At first my belief was that spamming was automatic, however, the registration process had a captcha test to foil robots. The spammers are humans. I've had dozens of bogus emails sent to me as well as dozens of humans from Russia, Ukraine, UA, and other places register to participate on the site. They have all posted to the Neutral Zone. Most are trying to sell something including porn. Some of it I can't read, don't want to read, and believe it has nothing to do with the parameters set in the Neutral Zone. Fed up with people registering with bogus names, emails, phoney IP addresses, and blatant nonsense, everyone that wants to register must come through me first. We currently have only 50 legitimate folks who have registered on the new forum. I've deleted at least 100 bogus registrants, and removed a dozen posts from the Neutral Zone.

We need more legit registrants on the PSP forum. A lot of guys never opened their email to learn of the new forum. If you know of anyone like Mike MacArthur (hint hint) tell him about the new forum. We need to build this forum back up. This message not only applies to Rich, but anyone else out there who knows somebody that should register and participate on the new forum.

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27 August 2020

Participation on the new PSP forum is next to nothing and my hope for its success is waning.

The 1320 section is the busiest thanks to DDrag. The info and photos are nostalgic and fascinating. People have been viewing. That's terrific.

Registration of Pontiac enthusiasts has come to a screeching halt and that is troublesome considering my effort to create a new, modern forum and the personal cost to me. Also, the number of people attempting to register so they can post to the Neutral Zone continues at a very strong pace requiring me to determine if they are legitimate. People attempting to register from Russia, Ukraine, and other eastern European countries have no interest in the Pontiac hobby and are immediately rejected to keep the forum clean of BS, nonsensical, commercial, pornographic and otherwise irrelevant posts.

I also believe the Pontiac hobby is akin to a campfire that roared strong and has now burned down to ash with only a few smoldering ambers. Not a good sign for the PSP Forum as well as the PSP website.

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Sorry the spammers just aren’t giving up!

Seems like late summer the pace often slows on hobby stuff. I know I have some extra irons in the fire this time of the year. I will be back with a vengeance though.

The threads have been done on the new site have a magizine syle read to them. I think that is awesome. Like what Ddrag took on.

I would love to see folks write in a table of content’s early in their thread to make it easier to navigate through those multi page threads. I though it would help the engine thread I started, I have a bunch of info and pictures to post saved up on my phone. Sometimes I am after info from a certain aspect of a project and I know the author of the thread covered the topic but the 97 pages of detail is to much to chew thru.

Btw, We need a PSP YouTube channel.... :D

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I could help with a few bucks too.
Like I have posted,I didn’t really have any Pontiac material to post. Nothing going on right now. I could post about the rental properties I’m working on, or my job, but it’s not really that interesting.
Jay, what is that attachment on the tractor! I live in an agricultural area and have never seen that.

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What would it take to do a Pontiac Street Performance Youtube channel? Is it even possible, or does it just sound cool and I am a little crazy?

A side note. We farm and build build attachments on the back of combines to sort various different very hard to collect products. My brother any I ran a repair shop for many years, that is why I get sucked into questions about that type of stuff :lol:

That system in the photo is mainly used for collecting flowers from industrial hemp that has very low THC content for CBD type nutrition products (No it is not at all the same thing as cannabis), it also is used for collecting weed seed for organic farming. The equipment is also for Wild flowers, native grasses, and various different byproducts from corn and soybeans. Here is one of our wilder systems in the feild collecting corn collecting corncobs. We run it every year for cattle feed.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3EUf2hpxKhM

Here was a corn husk project we worked with a university a few years back. They were interested in fibers, it has is a minute or two about our machines. But anytime one can get into the same video with fashion models you have to go for it!!. :lol: It was kind of a crazy project :roll: But there still seems to be interest in doing this type of stuff.
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Jay, you wrote:
What would it take to do a Pontiac Street Performance Youtube channel? Is it even possible, or does it just sound cool and I am a little crazy?
I don't think you're crazy. My wife suggested to me in 1986 that I should video my reloading of large caliber hunting cartridges. We lived in North Pole Alaska at the time. It was a bizarre idea that later became something worthwhile with people doing videos and posting them to YouTube. Her idea was like Jules Verne writing about rockets to the moon and space related stuff. Just like Jules Verne my wife was a head of her time. :D I made several reloading videos but there was no way to do anything with them unless they were recorded and sold as VHS tapes. That never made sense to me since I was spending considerable time trying Courts-Martial cases in Alaska, Hawaii and at various AFB installation on the west coast.

Jay, I am not sure that a PSP Youtube channel would work. As a hobby guy, I don't have a shop doing cool Pontiac stuff. A YouTube channel might have been practical during my 10-year restoration project but not now as I am nearly finished with the car.
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Big caliper weapons. Your wife was correct, sounds like one of those topics that go viral!

There are always the fun parts of the hobby too. Not just the meat and potato’s of the build. Quality tech tips, new products, Car shows, dyno testing, racing, epic road trips ect..

I was thinking formatted so that the video’s would be submited here some how and posted to a PSP YouTube. Not just your own videos, PSP or someone representing PSP being the master of the YouTube site. I will have to do some looking and see if someone has something like that for Pontiacs. I don’t recall any?

I noticed this statement on the PY forum not long ago. The idea resonated with me when I saw it.
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To do something like you suggested would be difficult logistically. First you'd have to recruit several people who not only work on their Pontiacs, know them well, each would have to be able to create a video showing the tip or what they are doing in a clear and concise manner. That might require more video skills than possessed as well as editing software to make it a professional looking product. Secondly, the video would have to be forwarded to a central location where it could be reviewed, possibly edited again, and finally published on the specific YouTube channel.

There may be another way to orchestrate this but it escapes me as I am not well versed in video creation for YouTube.
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I am throwing out ideas. I think if it was done right it could be a big deal. Having some of the big magazines gone has left a void for some of the authors that may be interested in doing something.

If I could do something professional looking I would be game. I am going to do a how too video on that main girdle I am working on.

But judging by some of the other guys YouTube channels there may be some others that might be interested if it got rolling. Might already have a good start picking some good videos and linking the on a playlist.

I have seen Keller do some pretty impressive videos on his YouTube channel. Maybe he would have some helpful ideas.

Logistics wise all it takes is each person filming has there own youtube account with their own playlist and all they have to do is share the link with the master account to put on a PSP play list.

Some videos would be easy to make professional looking. In other words think small and work up to bigger productions that require editing. A lot of editing can be done just with a smart phone. Of course the final say of what goes on the channel would likely be you if you wanted to tie it to PSP with a YouTube link.

Pure stock drags site is linked to their YouTube channel.

I have seen different people have their own YouTube channel and share own projects. I watched one that BearGFR did on 1 piece main seals the otherday. Butler and KRE both have their own YouTube channels. But they were mainly just short clips of dyno pulls with some quarter mile passes. More or less advertising.

I am still looking, maybe I will find out someone already has done a great Pontiac channel. :o

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A YouTube thread in the restoration forum with links is a place to start...possible playlist candidates. I will see what I can dig up.

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I think first there has to be enough interest to go through the motions of creating a process. The reason I say process is because any video posted to a PSP YouTube channel would have to be vetted and that means sometimes watching hours worth of video's to approve them. One person isn't going to be able to do that (think Bill).

When I took my car apart a few years back, I wish I would have taken video's of some of the how-to's instead of just taking pictures. I'd have dozens of how-to's on taking an interior apart, aligning panels, replacing floorboards, etc. etc.

Again, I think this comes down to interest and is it worth the time that will have to be invested.

Maybe create a poll thread to gauge interest.
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Well..If someone wanted to do something the bar is set pretty low. KRE has 15 videos on their YouTube channel with one 1 tech video, Butlers have 65 videos with less than a hand full of tech videos, a few interviews and most of the tech videos Butler has are links to summit. Butler had 1 power nation link. A couple private guys have some tech videos but they are hard to watch. Still looking :shock: :geek: :o :lol:

I know this might not be something Bill is interested in. That is totally ok, he as already done a ton for the Pontiac Hobby already!

The idea of linking a YouTube channel to a site like this makes a lot of sense in many ways, at least to me. :geek:

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