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Started by Brad Hemingson CLC #18437, November 27, 2012, 09:55:41 AM

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Brad Hemingson CLC #18437

I got this from Car Freak <>


I am working on a discussion point for the CLC Winter Board meeting regarding the Forum Software.

Part of my research is how many persons who post with a CLC member number in their profile have their dues paid up to date versus dues which are expired. 

I notice you are not listed in the 2013 Directory, is your membership current?  (dues paid)

If yes, did you renew after the Directory deadline date of August 31?

If no, is there a reason why you didn't renew? 

Has anyone (CLC Forum Moderators) ever questioned whether your CLC membership is active or expired? 

Thanks for your time! 

Car Freak"

I told him I wish people would use their real name when they e-mailed me. Frankly, I buy my membership 3 years at a go and it may have expired.

Steve Passmore


1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

TJ Hopland

Are you thinking this was not from 'car freak' and its someone with malicious intentions?   

If so what would those intentions be?  Mine did not have any sort of link to click on or ask for any specific information.

StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason


I can assure you it is legitimate. Anyone receiving this e-mail will hopefully take the time to answer.

1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69

R Schroeder

She, ( I know who it is ) is probably trying to make things run a little better.

One thing I noticed the other day on the members list , that there were a lot of people that signed up, but have not been on the site in years. Maybe they posted less than 10 times. Most around 2.
How long do you stay listed at this site ?
I was a member on a couple other sites and if you dont post you are taken off after 1 years time.
Doesnt this take up space on the servers ? I'm not a computer guy, so I was just wondering .


I would think the space taken up by a members profile would be significantly less than a single photo posted on this site. 

In the Cadillac community there have been two people that have used the name “carfreak” that I know of. 
Glen Houlton CLC #727 
CLCMRC benefactor #104

The Tassie Devil(le)

G'day one and all,

Please be advised that it is not the policy of the group of appointed Moderators to contact any Member or Guest as to their CLC Membership status, nor do we intend to.   

There is no requirement for anyone to post their Membership Number, but the space is there if one wishes to avail themselves of the opportunity to broadcast to the internet world that they are in fact a member of the best car club in the world.

Sometimes we might request the clarification of a number, that is posted, but that is after consultation with the CLC Office, and the Member in question, receives a Carbon Copy (Cc:) and knows what is going on.

Further, any correspondence from one of the Moderators will contain their full name, position and CLC Membership Number, with a Cc; to the other Moderators to make them aware of the correspondence.

Any other contact regarding the CLC Message Forum operations without proper identification should be correctly treated as Spam, and if at all possible, please contact one of the Moderators either by a Personal Message, through the Message Board, or directly to my email address

If the message is via the Forum, as in a PM, then a simple "Report to Moderator" will bring it to our attention.

The current CLC Forum Moderators are Bill Hedge, Barry Wheeler, Kevin Bielinski, and Jim Eccleston, with David Rubin as the VP, Information Technology.   These names appear in red print at the bottom of the forums main page when viewing "Users Online"

Bruce Reynolds,
CLC No. 18992,
Head Moderator
CLC Message Board

PS.   We have more than enough problems with Spammers attacking the Message Board, without individual members being flooded with apparent spam.
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe


Isn't it quite simple? Anyone posting a false membership number, posting a membership number when they are not a member, is misrepresentation.

They should be told to cease and desist.

  It's not difficult for any member with the current directory to figure out that they are being fraudulent.

1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69


The first thing I thought of when I read the email in the post at the top was that if carfreak was officially working for the club s/he would have access to the information s/he is seeking through the club office.   

Thanks for the clarification Bruce.  And thanks to all the moderators for their work keeping this forum in order. 
Glen Houlton CLC #727 
CLCMRC benefactor #104