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The _ALLPAR_ biggest blunder contest

Discussion in 'Mopar News and Rumors' started by Dave Z, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    This is the official “Allpar Biggest Blunder Contest” kickoff page.

    Blunders will be rated by a panel of judges, yet to be selected, on the basis of:
    • Damn, that’s a big screwup!
    • Wow, how long has that been there?
    • Really, nobody noticed that!??
    We will have honorable mentions for:
    • Unfinished pages
    • Repeating urban legends
    • Technical foul-ups
    • Odd illustrations/photo choices (usually these are the result of desperation, not errors)
    • Pages with lots and lots of mis-spellings
    • Using future tense for cars that have not only made it into production, but also left production
    • Bad links
    After we have blunders ranked and rated, the big winner will get a choice of one item from each category of prize. The prizes are, I admit, mostly symbolic. I might go so far as to order a trophy if someone really goes above-and-beyond.

    After that, each person can choose their favorite prize until they are gone, with one exception: people with really high shipping costs may be asked to take lighter-weight prizes. (Australia and New Zealand, I’m looking at you!)

    The prize list so far:

    Allpar gear: There is one jacket (L), one nice embroidered-Allpar-logo polo shirt in XXL, and one in 5XL.

    Chrysler memorabilia:
    • Jeep ashtray (obviously used but cleaned)
    • Used copy of Common Sense Not Required
    • New, sealed, pricey copy of The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
    • 2015 Ram Laramie Limited press kit (leather-ish case, color booklet)
    • Fiat 500X press kit (booklet in neat binding with foam rubber X)
    • 2015 Dodge Charger presentation notes with some blank pages (press handout)
    Miscellaneous (books are used)
    • Ad-free membership status for one year
    • Motivation Through the Work Itself: how Volvo’s quality was transformed in the 1960s by changing the way they made cars. I highly recommend this book.
    • Why trade it in? and How to get along with your car, amusing period pieces from 1974 and 1976
    • The practical handbook of car care and repair, 1971
    • On a clear day you can see General Motors: John DeLorean’s ghost-written autobiography, quite a tell-all about GM’s internal management with some comments on Ford and Chrysler
    CONTEST RULES. Allpar has the final say on what we consider to be a blunder, a valid entry, etc. Winners must provide mailing addresses to get prizes; we will provide a GPG protected email address for that. We will obey all state and Federal laws governing such contests. Blunders cannot be in the forums, news or news archives, or 200,000 Mile Club. Purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions do not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest begins today and ends on February 24, 2017. Winners will be notified from February through March 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If we are unable to contact a winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    DarkSky, I know you deleted your post, but... good catches.
     
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  3. CivoLee

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    Remember how I said I could name a lot of mistakes Chrysler made but not really anything related to Allpar itself?

    Well, I stumbled across this:

    Here

    I'm no grammar expert, but that doesn't read quite right...
     
  4. Mopartial

    Mopartial Fits and Finishes Level III Supporter

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    It's a rare pleasure to encounter a guy with a PhD and a humble heart. (Dave, we're looking at you.)
     
  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    I found one myself earlier today - one of the specs for the Concorde was wrong.
     
  6. DarkSky

    DarkSky Cruising Around Level III Supporter

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  7. AHBGuru

    AHBGuru Member

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    This is a great way to raise the bar with accuracy AND credibility (vs other Mopar-oriented websites).

    Rather than create a laundry list of errors/omissions, how about we get a few members together and rewrite the M-body (Diplomat) page, and use that result to rewrite the M-body police page.
     
  8. KrisW

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    Any points for the spelling "Chrylser"? ;)

    No, I haven't read it anywhere, but dammit I keep typing it!
     
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  9. superduckie5000

    superduckie5000 THE MAD DUCK Level III Supporter

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    Have Fun !
    Is Someone going to Go Thru all My Dyslexic Posting ?
    Cool !
     
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  10. 1999 White C5 Coupe

    1999 White C5 Coupe Member

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    Shouldn't mis-spellings be: misspellings?
     
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  11. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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  12. Tomguy

    Tomguy Member Level 2 Supporter

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  13. FreeLantz

    FreeLantz Tried & True Mopar Fan Level III Supporter

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  14. FreeLantz

    FreeLantz Tried & True Mopar Fan Level III Supporter

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    2009 Chrysler 200C Concept Car

    This page has some references to the "upcoming" Sebring replacement.

    I gotta say, this isn't what I'd call a blunder. Just an outdated article.
     
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  15. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    It’s a blunder if it hasn’t been removed — that counts as “
    • Wow, how long has that been there?
    • and “Using future tense for cars that have not only made it into production, but also left production”