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  1. The Missouri dealer's web page for this car, with the McCormick story, is still online.  The description says "With incredible provenance..."  Maybe there should be an unwritten rule that says "incredible provenance" usually means "non-credible provenance."  This is a good reminder that you must always do your own homework on any claim of an unusual feature in a car's history, if the feature is considered part of the car's value.

     

    Thanks, 27stutz, for making truth available.  You've made one small corner of the old-car selling world a little better.

  2. This is a fabulous car, restored in the 1960s as part of the almost legendary Deemer-Seeley project.  This photo came from a 2012 piece in Hemmings -

     

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/proud-to-be-an-american-1907-american-underslung-roadster

     

    It was still wearing that restoration, and owned at the time by Van Horneff.  It has since been re-restored, and I think it looks even better now.  I don't know who owns it, but here it was at its most recent auction, last year -

     

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/187/

  3. 3 hours ago, Bob McAnlis said:

    Attached, please find a photo file of a 1910 Traveler.  I found on the web some time ago.  Beautiful details on a beautiful vehicle.   Please add to your Registry       Thanks  Bob

     

    Beautiful photo of a 1911 Traveler.  There was one on the site that was taken at the same time, but from a slightly different angle.  I have added this one - thanks, Bob.

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  4. It's actually pretty simple.

     

    1.  I contributed solid research, information and photos to a forum thread.

    2.  I followed forum rules and protocol.

    3.  An administrator or moderator destroyed my contribution.

     

    The name of the person who destroyed it is immaterial, as well as which other forum members needed punishment.

     

    The rules and procedures that caused the destruction of my work are still in place. 

     

    Any future contribution has the potential to be subjected to the same treatment.

     

    Why would I contribute any more?

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  5. The AACA forum universe is not a democracy - no one has a vote.  Decisions are centralized in a single individual.

     

    Destruction of forum content created by people who are NOT misbehaving is exceedingly poor stewardship of public trust.

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  6. My apologies if you've already seen this in General Discussion, but this seemed like a good place for it as well.

     

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    This is controlled by me, so it's not going away.

     

    http://www.stanleyregister.net/americanunderslung/aurepository.html

     

    If you post material. or send it to me, I will add it to the repository.  Please let me know the source.  I'm already aware of the great collection on the Detroit Public Library website, so you don't need to send those, I'll be slowly working them in.

     

    I'm not sure the single-endless-page model will work forever, so the look may need to be adjusted, but at least it's permanent, as long as I keep paying my bills.

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  7. Just to confirm, is the rule the same here - if there's a thread that gets a banned person in it, all other contributors' posts are destroyed along with the banned member's?  That's the key to the longevity of information, we just need to know where we stand and we can all manage the content correctly.

  8. This is controlled by me, so it's not going away.

     

    http://www.stanleyregister.net/americanunderslung/aurepository.html

     

    If you post material. or send it to me, I will add it to the repository.  Please let me know the source.  I'm already aware of the great collection on the Detroit Public Library website, so you don't need to send those, I'll be slowly working them in.

     

    I'm not sure the single-endless-page model will work forever, so the look may need to be adjusted, but at least it's permanent, as long as I keep paying my bills.

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  9. It is unfortunate that, essentially, power is given to the uncivil member to destroy the antique car work of others.  Thank goodness he didn't respond to any of the "Period photos..." threads, or they would be gone too.  I hope the flamers don't realize that they have this kind of power to poison and destroy threads, or they may post a trail of destruction before they are removed.

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  10. A forum is not intended to be an archive or a reference tool.  Sometimes it inadvertently serves that purpose for a while, but a forum is meant for chats and discussions.  I think that this online discussion service is provided to us by the AACA with no guarantee of any permanence of any content, regardless of interest level or participation volume.

  11. What I remember as the handle of the original poster, is still listed as a member, but his list of activity is empty.

     

    Forum discussions do not make sense as permanent archives.  When you have hundreds of pages under one topic, as some of the photo threads do, it is effectively impossible to ever again locate any specific item.  And when the forum operator can delete content without notice, there's no guarantee that what you see will last any longer than the next 10 minutes.  I'm not saying this is wrong - I'm sure the forum has never made any guarantees, and that's the universe that we're in.  It's just that this is not the correct place to store information, it's the correct place to chat.

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