V8 Bulletin Board access

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.

V8BB Registered Users' login

Access to the V8 Website
It is run on an "open to all" basis
to welcome new members and provide information for enthusiasts considering getting an MGV8.
V8 Website

Data protection
Purpose and use of data collected by the V8 Register, data access and data security. Information

False V8BB applications & freeloaders
About 2 in every 5 applications received use a false Club membership number - like "12345" or 100000 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.
See V8BB eligibility conditions alongside.

Updated: 200527
Access 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 recognised overseas branch or affiliate of the MG Car Club, who have also registered an MG V8 with the V8 Register.

How to make an application for a V8BB Access
Before making an application for V8BB access please check whether you are a current member of the MG Car Club. When making an application you will need to provide your current MG Car Club membership number - please do not just add a random membership number in the hope that will allow you to progress with the application. All applications are checked.

Current MG Car Club membership eligibility
If you are a current Overseas Member of the MG Car Club or are a current member of a recognised overseas branch or affiliate of the MG Car Club you are eligible for V8BB access, but please include your current UK MG Car Club Club or local MG Car Club current membership number so it can be checked.

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.

V8BB application form
. Online form

Register an MGV8 with the V8 Register
. Online form

Join the MG Car Club
. Online information

Our 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 the V8BB.

The 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.

Style of postings on the V8BB
Note lower case text streams like "i dont know the answer “ and/or upper case text streams like "I DONT KNOW THE ANSWER" will not be accepted and will be removed, so postings should be made using normal punctuation.