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Lots of posts from high school students today

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There are a lot of posts from students at Bettendorf high school today.

Moderator's note: I have edited this post and discussion due to information that was not initially available when the discussion was started. MCHinson

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I don't think it is actually what I would consider SPAM. It would appear that some of the young people are seriously attempting to get help on their project but a few are just attempting to be funny. The inappropriate posts will be deleted. Hopefully the teacher who has suggested this site as a resource will monitor some of this behavior. If it continues, I will be calling the school to ask for their help with this issue.

I am sure that we all would like to help those students who are serious about their research. Any who continue to cause problems will be banned from the site.

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Mike,

I would appreciate it if you would alert your teacher to the problems that a few of your classmates are causing on the forum. That will make it easier for folks to help those of you who are seriously seeking help on your project. Thanks.

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Mike,

You need to concentrate on your English classes to improve your capitalization, grammar, spelling and sentence structure. It makes a poor impression if you haven't mastered the basics.

TexasJohn

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Mike,

You need to concentrate on your English classes to improve your capitalization, grammar, spelling and sentence structure. It makes a poor impression if you haven't mastered the basics.

TexasJohn

With cursive being thrown out the window, I foresee the day when spelling and grammar will become optional. Kinda like T ball, where there is no score, so nobody's self esteem is traumatized.

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agree we arnt spaming were trying to learn

This from a HIGH SCHOOL student? Where the Hell is his teacher(s) and what are they teaching?............Bob

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Most problems with lack of learning begin at home. From there, teacher shortcomings can be traced to top-heavy school district administrations that keep heaping loads of useless paperwork onto teachers. From there, the teacher unions can be blamed for making it extremely difficult to get rid of a single bad teacher, let alone a bunch. Good teachers are resigning in great quantities because of the hand-tying.

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Lets not be too hard on these students. Some may be legit and some may not. Isn't one of the goals of this club to recruit young people? If we have enough dialog even with the jokers, they may actually see we're not all stiffs. I have two daughters in High school and I take large amounts of time with them to support them in their school projects. Sometimes I feel the projects are useless, but thats just to me. Support the young people. They're the ones who will keep this hobby going when were gone. Exit soapbox.

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Most of us are actually trying to get info, I don't appreciate being labeled when I am trying to get info for my project. I appreciate the info I have already gotten.

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Lets not be too hard on these students. Some may be legit and some may not. ...................... Support the young people. They're the ones who will keep this hobby going when were gone. Exit soapbox.

I agree with Billybird. I've seen some of the seniors on this web site that couldn't spell too good either, myself included at times.

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I deleted some posts by some of those who were more interested in joking than learning. I have communicated with several of the students by PM. As an update, I have received several nice messages from some of the students. These messages even included a couple of who apologized for their inappropriate posts. After a slightly rocky start, it looks like they are on the right path now. Hopefully they will all learn a lot about antique cars and the antique car hobby while completing their projects.

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I realize that all of you wanting information are NOT spammers or jokers. My comment was only directed toward the kids who posted rude comments. We appreciate the fact that some of these kids are looking for good information on a hobby that is losing members every day. We are more than glad to help those with a real interest.

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Now that we know the reason for these multiple requests, it would be beneficial to these young people, and to the future of our hobby, to respond in a forthright and respectful manner, and to provide solid information where we are able. I've started on a couple of threads, and appreciate the interest displayed, even if it is an assignment rather than purely personal desire. We may be assisting a future AACA Region editor, president, and even a future restoration specialist - maybe even a McPherson College student.

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I have changed the title of this discussion to more accurately reflect the content of the discussion. Maybe this will help more people read it and understand what is going on.

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What surprises me, (and this is not a negative,) is that these "technology-driven" high-schoolers need help here finding this info. Maybe Google sent them here. But much of the info would easily be found with the most rudimentary search on their electronic device of choice.

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Rusty_OToole,

Yes there were a couple of inappropriate "jokes" and other inappropriate posts, but that has been handled and hopefully this will be an opportunity for forum members to help out these young people. I share KURTRUK's surprise that high school students did not do more of a general search engine inquiry to complete their projects, but hopefully their time here will be a good thing in the long term.

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Kurt, yes we could find the information by Google, but learning from people who really enjoy car's instead of reading off Wikipedia is a lot more interactive for the students and you guys. That's why we are getting information from here instead of just sites.

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This website was actually highly recommended to us, sure we can hop on Google and Wikipedia to find our desires, but why not have real-time discussion with people who have a passion in the subject or even the cars we are looking for. The technology is there, I can even speek to my phone and tell it to get me the info, but I simply prefer to communicate with people on a real-time stand point and get the best facts I can about my project at hand. Community boards are a great way to put many minds in as 1 and create a community of like-minded people, why wouldn't students of any kind look for information from the people who care about our topic.

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