Originally Posted by Fuggles
As an ex-Stagea owner and a member of the NSOC and one of the people who attended the Innaugural General Meeting of the club (and acted as Secretary for the IGM) I would like to suggest that any vote should be to PAID MEMBERS only. Anyone else who has not contributed to the club financially clearly doesn't support the club and is happy to 'freeload' so should have no voting rights. Any vote should either be done by email or PM to the paid members, why is there a need for anonymity? The website Stagea.co.uk has been long establioshed by the NSOC as it's main information site and source and should be the place for the forum not some other site with an overly complex name.
As Chairman of the GTROC I am happy to say we as a club are pleased to have been involved in bringing together all Stagea enthusiasts and helping form the NSOC. However, we recognise the NSOC is it's own independent club and will support whatever decision is made by the NSOC membership
EX-stagea owner been the operative word, i think this goes beyond the NSOC and i's short comings, there are stagea owners who dont want to join the club because of problems with members of the comitee so should their voice not be heard? i dont think just because the dont pay there £10 for a few stickers and membership card that it means their freeloading, the vote should be out in the open because theres already been too much "behind the scenes" between the nsoc and the gtroc, stagea.co.uk has been around for a while but it has been updated marks car is still for sale on there even though at the igm we were told an updates site was on it's way. plus the chairman did say that stagea.co.uk was his to do with as he pleases, shouldnt it be for the members by the members? i didnt think nissan-stagea.org was over complicated when i created it. it's a nissan, it's a stagea it an organisation. how is it complicated? and all this started over comments made by gtroc members you've even got them in this thread, they dont own a stagea so why post comments about what the stage acommunity should do. and actually the r33 is based the the same laurel platform so how skyline owners have the cheek to look down on us is beyond belief, i own r32 and a r33 but i still get shuned at shows and meets, they only place i've been welcomed as an equel was at the cleethorpes show on the skyline-owners-club stand how were very nice people and the stageas were part of the stand not shoved of to one side. stagea.org was created to re/palce the nsoc ro to compete with the various skyline forums but just to be a place for stagea owners were we dont have to be policed, were we can have group buys for stagea parts, were traders can offer items without having to pay a premium the the site owners and were members dont get banned for having a different opinions. when visiting other forums i abide by the rules but if i dont like the rules i wont break them i'll just go some place where he rules match me.