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Lately, I feel that I've been posting way to often..that's what happens when business is slow, I guess. So..I'm trying to compile this list of reasons how you can tell you are a Swedespeed junky. <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Should be a fun list...I got few ideas already..anyone wants to contribute?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ben from Canada:<BR><B>I perfer calling myself postwhore. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Me...
 

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Hehehe...so...Ben, you are officially the Man ***** of the board then.<P>Michael,<BR>Oh no, you don't.....I'm not going to let you get more # of post~! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 

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I think it is funny on how many posts you think is a lot. On another board I already have 125 posts and I only joined in October. I've been here a lot longer yet only have 71.<P>
 

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+a rusty old 240 looks better than any car in the world <BR>+you can pick out the volvo in any tv show or movie<BR>+you know every one in the service department<BR>+you almost crash your Volvo while checking out other Volvos<BR>+you reconize a C70 light config. in a mirror<BR>+you buy your kids a newer volvo than your own<BR>+your horn on your C70 makes the same sound as the one from The Saint<BR>+you rented The Saint just to see the C70 <BR>+you know your vin number by heart <BR>+you feel tempted to have an accident to see if the safety features work<BR>+you know the official names and sizes of all the alloy wheels<BR>+you die before your volvo dies<BR>+you learned to count by this: 140, 240, 340, 440, 740, 850, 960 (when volvo launched the s/v/c concept you had a problem)<BR>+your garagedoor says: volvo parking only<BR>+you start reading in Haynes manuals for fun<BR>+You feel embarrassed driving borrowed/rental cars for fear they will create the wrong impression. <BR>+IPD has a stack of shipping labels pre-printed with your address<BR>+You ever wonder why VW still makes the old Beetle, but you can't find a new 240 anywhere<BR>+You want to learn swedish so you can actually know your way around swedish volvo pages<BR>+You buy another make of car, but you find yourself hitting Volvo websites as much as you did when you had a Volvo<BR>+The dealer calls, to ask if you've got that spare part<BR>+At any given time you can recite the milage to a tenth of a mile<BR>+When getting tires, you never leave the car's side<BR>+You bought the DVD "Broken Arrow" for one movie line<BR>+You have about 40 gb harddisk on your computer, you use about 2gb for your programs the rest for Volvo pictures<BR>+You have a box of NOS parts in your bedroom - Just in case you were to find the perfect project donar<BR>+You break your m46, but it doesn't matter because you have two more in your backyard<BR>+You argue more with your 240 blower motor than you ever have with your wife<BR>+You go to buy a new Volvo, and you know more about the car than the salesman<BR>+When you retire your Volvo, you have no recollection of making payments<BR>+You've learned swedish so you can read your new S.A.M. catalogue<BR>+"Low Mileage Car" means less than 200,000 miles<BR>+You state that Volvo should be on the periodic table because they do indeed have a "half-life"<BR>+You interpret the "No U Turn" highway symbol (diagonal slash) to mean only a Volvo can turn here<BR>+You are younger than your car<BR>+You dream of going to Jerusalem, Mecca and Gothenburg before you die<BR>+you don't just add more washer fluid, you change the washer fluid<BR>+You made a mint hoarding the old style 100K medallions and selling them on eBay to people who submit a proper VIN number<BR>+You've crossed six lanes of grid-locked rush hour traffic just to get a better look at another Volvo<BR>+As a child when you got a new HotWheels or Matchbox, you opened the box, removed the toy car . . . and played with the box<BR>+You have ever removed a part of your vehicle to facilitate washing/waxing behind it (e.g. the license plate)<BR>+You can remember the model numbers, engine displacements, recommended oil viscosity, octane rating, and tire pressure of your vehicles better than you can your wedding anniversary<BR>+Your family knows when your within a mile of home by the tell-tale squeal of your brakes<P>
 

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I have twice as many posts on VWvortex than here, and I've been registered here longer. There's just SO many more topics there that I can reply to. If the brickboard had a post count, I'd be well into the thousands by now (over 2 years).<P>I'm sure I missed someone, but here are the 10 highest post counts I could find (rounded up to next 10, and probably not all that accurate anyway):<P>1110 [email protected]<BR>830 - InDy<BR>500 - darell<BR>440 - Prospero<BR>370 - The_one_n_only<BR>320 - towerymt<BR>270 - Evolvo<BR>160 - coastal<BR>130 - 1FASTBOX<BR>110 - turboale<P>I WILL catch the_one_n_only!!<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B>-you know your vin number by heart</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Does it count if I can decode the VIN? (sad but true, very helpful in the junkyard)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>-You break your m46, but it doesn't matter because you have two more in your backyard</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I wish!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>-"Low Mileage Car" means less than 200,000 miles</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>152K. Now that's low.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>-You have ever removed a part of your vehicle to facilitate washing/waxing behind it (e.g. the license plate)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Rain gutter trim...gone! (as of today)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>-Your family knows when your within a mile of home by the tell-tale squeal of your brakes</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>A few more weeks and this will be true. It's starting to get really bad.<P>
 

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Okay Michael...you got me on one those not-so-talkative day. But I'll get my natural high up...so we can make this more interesting.<P>Regarding that list Colin posted...sickening enough I have close to half of the points listed. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Man..I used to post on BB like crazy. Good old college days. Also the crowd is just not the same as it used to be. I've been on that board ever since mid 98. <P>I think I'm doing some good amount of post on here considering I only joined this board around 2nd quarter of this year.<P>Now I have about 10 reasons you know you're a Swedespeed junky.<P>1. You enjoy the GTG even only 4 people showed up.<BR>2. You get excited about others cars even when they just tell you they had an oil change<BR>3. You keep on bugging George to get the Swedespeed stickers done.<BR>4. You actually keep a track of who got the most posts on the board.<BR>5. Every time when you load up your browser, you key in swedespeed.com unconsciously.<BR>6. You have Swedespeed as your default homepage.<BR>7. You wish they could have more smiley faces to use.<BR>8. You read each news article and wish George could do one article a day.<BR>9. You read all the posts word by word.<BR>10. You spend countless hours finding new topics to talk about on the board.<BR>11. You spend your work/class time to do Photoshop work for the site.<BR>12. You check back the site every half hour even at work.<BR>13. You finish reading this list and have something of your own list that you want to share~!<P>
 

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I post all of the news items to the site as well, so I get extra points. Also, you guys will catch Matt I bet because Prospero has been off in the real world a lot lately.
 

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Well, one things for sure... Darell's a sitting ducknow that he's left Volvos. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>PS, nice post paddding in the testing forum towerymt... hehe<BR> <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum25/HTML/000032.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum25/HTML/000032.html</A> <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>I post all of the news items to the site as well, so I get extra points. Also, you guys will catch Matt I bet because Prospero has been off in the real world a lot lately.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hehehe..if anyone of us beat your record, now..that'll be something~!<P>Well, Matt's found his new love for life. No, not just his new 240....so we'll not be seeing him that often anymore. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"> He left us for a woman~!<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coastal:<BR><B>PS, nice post paddding in the testing forum towerymt... hehe<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>HA, he thought he was smooth...hmm....but gotta admit it was a good try, though.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>Does it count if I can decode the VIN? (sad but true, very helpful in the junkyard)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, because you can figure it out except the serial number at the end<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B><BR>Now I have about 10 reasons you know you're a Swedespeed junky.<P>1. You enjoy the GTG even only 4 people showed up.<BR>2. You get excited about others cars even when they just tell you they had an oil change<BR>3. You keep on bugging George to get the Swedespeed stickers done.<BR>4. You actually keep a track of who got the most posts on the board.<BR>5. Every time when you load up your browser, you key in swedespeed.com unconsciously.<BR>6. You have Swedespeed as your default homepage.<BR>7. You wish they could have more smiley faces to use.<BR>8. You read each news article and wish George could do one article a day.<BR>9. You read all the posts word by word.<BR>10. You spend countless hours finding new topics to talk about on the board.<BR>11. You spend your work/class time to do Photoshop work for the site.<BR>12. You check back the site every half hour even at work.<BR>13. You finish reading this list and have something of your own list that you want to share~!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Everything was true except 1 & 6. <BR>1-I don't live close enough<BR>6-its not default, but the first page I visit
 

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I changed the list and showed how much a swedespeed junky I am.<P>TIP ON BECOMING A POSTWHORE:<BR>-you have to do things like state things people already know or can find out
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coastal:<BR><B>PS, nice post paddding in the testing forum towerymt... hehe<BR> <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum25/HTML/000032.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum25/HTML/000032.html</A> <BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hey now, that was legit sig testing. Go back and read my response. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I'm guilty of 1, 3, (not 4, I don't keep track, that was a one time thing), & 5. See, I'm not even close to the most addicted.<P>edit: George, how's it coming with the Swedespeed stickers? (look, I'm editing instead of posting again. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> )<P>
 
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