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Due to the current ongoing situation, the June 2020 DTCA AGM, did not take place.  We will try to reschedule for later in the year once matters are clearer.

Production of the DTCA special edition Omnisport model has also been postponed.

 

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-105 Triumph TR2 Touring Finish (1957-60)

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--23e and 221 'Speed of the Wind' Racing Car (1936-56)

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-111 Triumph TR2 Competition Finish (1956-59)

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Dave

Will any thought be given to transferring Posts that raise issues and numerous discussions that take place within a topic that has nothing to do with those issues?  A recent example is the Topic I have opened on the 113 John  Steed's Jaguar Sports.  There are seven Posts (admittedly I caused the issue in the first place and am included in those 7 Posts) that have nothing to do with the 113 Jaguar.  These seven posts have all to do with using the message facility - nothing to do with the Jaguar. The same thing happened last year when I attempted to revitalize my 449 Chevrolet El Camino Topic when the basic discussion became hijacked with problems on how to do this and do that with this new site with me being the instigator of these posts!

You did indicate, or it might have been Al, that all these Posts not appropriate to the Topic should/could be transferred to a correct Topic by the author. This makes for a difficult process as we all would have to go back and transfer each Post and hopefully carry out this process correctly. If one or two of us do not transfer their incorrect Posts for one reason or other, it will defeat the purpose of the entire exercise, as each Post usually carries on with what has been discussed previously.

Perhaps the solution would be for you to contact each person involved with discussions on problems and solutions with the website, advising us that their post dated such and such will be deleted, as the problem/question raised can now be found in a single Post within "FORUM RULES".  I would have no problem with you deleting all my messages, as I always make a copy of everything I post these days, just in case the unthinkable happens again! This would then "clean-up" each topic and remove extraneous discussions not associated directly with the Topic in which the Posts have been made.

Perhaps thought should be given to creating a new Topic 'PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS". I am suggesting this, as invariably an answer to a problem asked is contained in a Topic, "somewhere", for instance inserting pictures within the body of a text. Perhaps each problem should be identified, and a new topic prepared that answers previously asked questions! Somehow! I would really like to read again the solution to writing text, add a picture, more text, another picture etc, But I have to search to see where the solution was provided!

Kind regards

Bruce

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PS The new website is coming along fabulously with all these links, etc, number of Posts, etc, etc, and you and Al (plus anyone else in the background) are to be congratulated by The Masses. Thank you, thank you!

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Hello Bruce and other readers,

Please give me a day or two to think a structure through at which time I will create some new topics within the two new Forums I just created. Posts cannot be moved but I can copy a post, place it in the "correct" place, then delete the old post regardless of who the author was. Once I have thought the structure through I will post my solution and request feedback.

Dave (181)

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Dave - copy, paste, delete seems to be a great way to go. Better than my suggestion! I look forward to seeing the draft proposal.

Bruce

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This whole exercise raises an interesting point, that being that many times there is a "side topic" inadvertantly introduced when discussing the main topic, and I know I am guilty of sometimes participating in these "kidnappings". Should we just not do that.....by asking innocent questions or making comments about the side topics? It would seem that it innocently creates issues then of where this new topic should reside. Is the answer to resist the temptation to comment, and not unnecessarily muddy the water?
Best regards, Terry

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Terry

As I wrote above, I too am guilty of starting an innocent discussion that has nothing to do with the topic. Perhaps we should all take a step back, and if we need to comment, think of where that comment should go.  Your excellent Topic on the Capstan Van is an example. On 12 January, Kevin (fodenway) wrote something about the Capstan Van. Jan then opened the subject of his restoration of the Foden Tanker,that Kevin uses as his picture which was followed by a comment from you although you did mention about your comments being off-topic! 

Hindsight is a marvelous tool, but perhaps the initial comment could have been made within the topic starter "RESTORING DINKY TOYS" that is within the Topic of Dinky Toys Technical Discussions. I did write all about this in a subsequent Post in your 465 topic, and mentioning several other topics found elsewhere where the discussion could take place.

I guess we are all guilty of diverting the discussion away from the subject in hand and not considering a discussion as being "off-topic" which Jacques used to continually write to me about!

From now on, I for one am going to be very careful not to stray from making comments that have nothing to do with the subject! laugh

Kind regards

Bruce

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It is all too easy to stray off topic. But should we be totally regimented. Its a little bit like being in the pub one topic leads to another, I know I am guilty of this.

Dave

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Unfortunately, I am a naturally "chatty" person, and enjoy visiting with others, and discussing almost anything. With our Dinky's, there are almost always somewhat interesting side topics to comment on or pursue, that many times leads to new knowlege. In many ways, this will be a somewhat sad outlook for me, as I will need to "muzzle" my instinct for gregarious conversation. One thought would be to use the new message button, and pursue these side topics in that manner, leaving the original post and thread "pure".
Best regards, Terry

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Hi all, this is neither a pub nor a scientific forum (although the latter tend to make a mess of it too), so let's keep it somewhere in between, with a sincere aspiration to disciplin and order. And let's not hesitate to call each other to that order every now and then! Kind regards, Jan