Originally Posted by bigsky89
hey XJ guy if you dont mind me askin how did you get booted off naxja?
Its a long story but fortunately I wrote the whole thing out at the time: http://hometown.aol.com/xjguy/myhomepage/index.html
Funny thing is I hear from others that those guys there talk about me till this day on an almost daily basis and I have been banned for over 2yrs!
Bottom line is that there was a miscommunication, and as a result some of the more influential members decided to pick on me, I am not one to take any kind of abuse sitting down so I stood up for myself and things escalated meteorically from there. Before you knew it, there were people coming out of the woodwork going against me, people who I had never even seen online previously. Those who were on my side were afraid to speak out becasue they saw how viciously the big mouths were attacking. In the end the B.O.D. took the easy way out, rather than ban 100 trouble making members, they banned me as a way to restore order and put the club back on track. Their final decision came about due to the fact that no matter what I posted, whether is be tech, a comment, anything, the trouble makers would pounce and start the flames in every single thread, they had to stop this, it was destroying the club, and many left as a result of the mess.
There were many who opposed my banning but it made no difference, some even got threatened to get banned as well! They kept (stole)my membership money and have locked me out of the site till this day. Funny thing is, many of the people who started the whole thing finally got banned as well (the club finally realized how much of a disturbance they were; a bit late)...so basically now all you have left there are the weak minded former followers of the trouble makers with little to entertain them so they talk about the days of XJguy....its pathetic.
Before NAXJA was a club it used to be called The XJForum. It was a great site very friendly, an unofficial club, the guy who was managing the site, Tom, got overwhelmed and abandoned it without notice, so some of the guys decided to form a real chartered club, that club being NAXJA with a website to replace the original XJFORUM. Soon thereafter we started to get all sorts there (for the worse), and the actual founders got a bit lewd as they got to know each other personally. The once family friendly site got not so friendly, so much so that they even had to set up a seperate forum for all the crap they were talking about.
Most of the guys that know anything on NAXJA have modified their XJs to such an extent that they arent even XJs anymore, so the only real good tech to be found there is in the archives. You will often get shot down if you try asking a newb question there. They are quick to mock JU, but I find it to be a much friendlier site with people who are more eager to learn and share experiences, the way the original XJFORUM was, and how this site seems to be for the most part.
The main problem with that place is that they all follow each other, so if you go against their grain they will all attack you until either the thread is closed or you are banned..thats the NAXJA way.
Sorry for the rant..but its a touchy subject.