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Fakers
Sat Jan 31, 2009  |  4 comments

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Fakers

By 86elky

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As Peter Griffin would say, "You know what grinds my gears?"
Well allow me to start off by saying that even though I am pretty new to this site, I am hooked. I am on this site, at least 2 or three times a day to view your awesome rides and stealing your ideas for my own cars (just kidding). I also rate alot of cars on challanges.

But what bothers me is even though it's clearly stated that you shouldn't just steal pictures and put them up as your own, it's pretty clear that some people do this. When I started my profile, I'll be the first to admit, that I used pictures from the internet, but on every caption for those photos, I clearly state that "This is what my car looked like except..." In other words, this ain't a real picture of my ride. Currently, all of my cars that I currently own have real pictures. 3 of the cars that I and my family used to own have borrowed pictures only because we didn't have a digital camera at those times, so when I'm home on leave next time, I'll have to dig through photographs to scan for my profile. It just annoys me that some folks seem to copy a picture of a car they want and put it on their profile. I could be off base here, but when there's no real information on the car, and only one picture, it looks suspicious.

But, this other problem is more annoying. When a certain user (who will remain anonymous to avoid embarrassment) takes pictures of +his car, and claims he's done modifications that, if he did do, for some reason can't produce any pictures to back this up. The car in question is clearly a V-6 Mustang, based on the body, and smaller, cheaper rims that don't come on GT models, and the user claims his car is a GT. But it gets better... Not only does he lie about the trim level, but he also claims to have stuffed in a supercharged SVT motor in this car as a mod. Now I have seen alot of older Fox body Mustangs with V-8 conversions, but this car is a 99-04. That's unusual. Why would someone buy this motor for a lesser car, when the whole collectable model is fairly available? Also, if you do this, why not change any of the outword appearance of the car? You would at minimum (and only if you wanted a real sleeper I guess) absolutely have to change the hood, to clear the supercharger. Oh and this user has a picture of the superchared motor, but it's pretty obvious that it's a press photo.

Hey I don't care if you got a car that's not the fastest, just keep it real. None of my cars are super fast or rare, but I have too much pride to misrepresent myself that way. Keep this site fun, truthful, and fair for everyone else.

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86elky
Feb 1, 2009 at 12:53 am
Yeah I've been wondering if I should call this guy out or not. I thought about putting a very sarcastic comment on his challenges, but I don't know if I should even bother.
 
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JerryandMary
Jan 31, 2009 at 7:09 pm
Hi
It is a problem we have to deal with. I guess there will always be kids messing around with the web and a few less then responsible adults doing the same thing. It happens on all the car sites I've ever used. Not sure what we can do about it.

Take care,
Jerry
 
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CorvairJim
Jan 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Would you believe that when I first joined Motortopia a little over a year ago there was a woman who claimed to own the late-90s Cadillac "Sixteen" Concept Car? Yep. She had it entered in several challenges at the time, which is where I became aware of it. When I called her on it, the car mysteriously disappeared from her garage! I have to wonder how many other "dreamers" there are on this site, listing cars they just dream of owning as their own. scratchchin image
 
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71_Charger
Jan 31, 2009 at 7:19 am
Well said! But there are people on here that just can't handle the truth that they don't have anything to brag about, so they post "FAKE" pics.

I look at it this way, I like my car(s), I could give a **** less what everybody else thinks of em.

That's why I don't come over to this site too often, because the @zzholes are running everybody off.

Scott (71 Charger)
 

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