Bulletin Board access|
to the V8BB
It is available as a membership benefit only to current
members of the MG Car Club who have also registered an MG V8 with the V8 Register
and have been accepted as a V8BB Registered User Account holder.
Registered Users' login
to the V8 Website
It is run on an "open to all" basis
to welcome new members and provide information for enthusiasts considering getting
Purpose and use of data collected by the V8 Register, data access
and data security. More
to the V8 Bulletin Board is a benefit for current members of the MG Car Club who
have registered an MGV8 with the V8 Register|
Access to the V8BB for both
viewing the threads posted to the V8BB and posting a message as a response to
a thread running on the V8BB or posting a message as a new thread, is available
as a membership benefit only to current members of the MG Car Club, or a recogised
overseas branch or affiliate of the MG Car Club, who have also registered an MG
V8 with the V8 Register.
Applications for a V8BB Registered User account
Applications can be made via the "Register" link on the V8BB
homepage but must be made in the full name of the member - for example John Smith
and not john smith in lower case text or JOHN SMITH in upper case. Registering
using initials or tags that hide the identity of the member, like "mgnut",
"oilyrag" or "brg111", will not be accepted.
application form. Online
Register an MGV8 with the V8 Register. Online
Join the MG Car Club. Online
False V8BB applications & freeloaders
2 in every 5 applications received use a false Club membership number - like "12345"
or even "1" (so presumably they must have known Cecil Kimber)
and many use a lower case name. The application process is not automated so false
or speculative applications from freeloaders are rejected.
aims for the V8 Bulletin Board|
Our aims for the V8BB are to attract good
quality postings in terms of both subject matter and how they are expressed.
Since the launch of the original V8BB it has succeeded in attracting good quality
messages with real substance, usually with reference to either acknowledged sources
(like workshop and parts manuals or other recognised authoritative sources) or
to direct personal experience or knowledge to support the advice or views in the
message, rather than simply bold assertions. The general style of the original
V8BB has been polite and welcoming so many members who might not have posted messages
on a forum find they have been able to do so on the V8BB as the system is so straightforward
and there has been a low risk that a someone might respond with a barbed comment.
So the emphasis has been on quality and not on quantity of messages on
V8BB has rarely suffered from domination by people posting on a high proportion
of the threads but it is something we wish to avoid. Careful moderation of a bulletin
board like ours is necessary because the arrival of one or two individuals bringing
with them the blunt and aggressive style occasionally seen on some other online
forums, or poor quality postings with chat or prattle, can very easily take over
a bulletin board and move what is seen as the "norm" in a direction
which can very easily damage the qualitative and substantive content aims the
V8 Register, as the website owner, has for the V8BB. That moderation policy and
approach has been discussed and agreed with the V8 Committee. Lower case text
streams will not be accepted so postings should be made using normal punctuation.