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Stolen cars subforum

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:39 pm
by Mr Revhead
Is it needed? Yes or no.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:42 pm
by Mr Revhead
Personally I don't see it's really needed.
A forum is not the place to report stolen cars.
It will only work for distinctive cars. No one will spot a grey 111 that's been nicked.

Will you read it and keep an active look out?
I think you are better off informing on, sorting out those elements of society you know involved in criminal activities an making it harder for that scene to exist.
Drugs, burglaries, car theft, robberies. It's all linked.

there is also this:
viewtopic.php?t=86225

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:50 pm
by Mr Ree
I dont know any criminals, but yet I am still very concerned about car theft.

So what do people in my situation do? Try and make friends within criminal circles, so I can then find out who the bad guys are?

Having a stolen cars thread can only be viewed as helpful to the community, there are no negatives.

I fail to see the reason for debate.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:52 pm
by blindnz
If people are like me they generally troll classifieds and auctions for cars.
So it can be useful to check if you remember a car was stolen recently matching the description.

Sure a grey 111 driving down the road wouldn't get my attention but someone trying to flick one cheaply in the next few days would arouse my suspicion. Even on different plates ect.

In saying that I'm not sure a sub-forum is really necessary.

I had a car stolen recently and didn't post it here because not Toyota or distinctive. That combined with the lack of traffic.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:31 pm
by iOnic
Start a thread as a trial. If it gets so much use that a whole sub forum is a necessity (I doubt it) then you can do that.

I personally can't see it getting any more use than the multimedia subforum (remember that?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:39 pm
by Stott69
iOnic wrote:Start a thread as a trial. If it gets so much use that a whole sub forum is a necessity (I doubt it) then you can do that.

I personally can't see it getting any more use than the multimedia subforum (remember that?

we already have a thread in general which has only 2 or so cars in it.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:41 pm
by iOnic
Guess that answers that.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:39 pm
by pc
Would be good with rules about how to post in it... like make model colour must be in title so make searching easier.
photo preferable, list of distinctive parts, chassis number, other numbers etc. in body of message.
no "gutted bro" posts etc.

It might help people who are buying parts if there was a "go to" forum to check for stolen Toyota cars/bits.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:00 pm
by SkylineObsession
What about a stolen everything forum, to increase the potential activity?

And if people post stolen car etc topics elsewhere, they should get moved to the dedicated forum.

But yeah, there are no real negatives to having one. Try it for 6 months, if it doesn't work then can it.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:18 pm
by loudstealthGT-Four
pc wrote:Would be good with rules about how to post in it... like make model colour must be in title so make searching easier.
photo preferable, list of distinctive parts, chassis number, other numbers etc. in body of message..


Yea because everyone reads the rules before making a post........? :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:29 pm
by Bling
What cars will it be aimed at? Toyspeeders cars, or any Tom, Dick and Harry's rides that get stolen?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:36 pm
by SkylineObsession
Should be any cars. The more eyes out there the better.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:49 pm
by Mr Revhead
I dont get why those people who care so much arent already using the police site

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