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MetroMPG 03-08-2006 03:29 PM

i didn't mean to single out
 
i didn't mean to single out any one site - and i don't think any names need be announced.

i've visited many FE sites. all are guilty to a lesser or greater extent. again, it all comes down to the people.

SVOboy 03-08-2006 03:34 PM

You're very diplomatic, . I
 
You're very diplomatic, :p. I used to go to more sites but it's become too much of a hassle. Meh.

diamondlarry 03-08-2006 03:39 PM

Re: You're very diplomatic, . I
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
You're very diplomatic, :p. I used to go to more sites but it's become too much of a hassle. Meh.

I'm too much like #5 in Short Circuit I go to as many sites as I can because, "I need input!" :D

MetroMPG 03-08-2006 03:45 PM

another idea: would a chat
 
another idea: would a chat feature be worthwhile?

SVOboy 03-08-2006 03:49 PM

Eh, I'd prolly never really
 
Eh, I'd prolly never really go on the chat, seems too meh. Most sites I see that have chats they never really get used. PMs work just fine for me for random stuff.

MetroMPG 03-08-2006 03:53 PM

probably right. i don't use
 
probably right. i don't use IM. i guess that works for most people though who need to talk in real time.

krousdb 03-08-2006 03:58 PM

Re: Quote:I can write something
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
I think that most forums like this have 3 ways of going:

1. Plain old dead
2. Become and information repository and die (pgmfi.org)
3. Have lots and lots of users that ask the same things over and over again (honda-tech.com)

I dunno. Whats so bad about the way it is now? There are sites that are more flashy, vbullitin based, and others that are just plain message boards like yahoo groups. I happen to like this one the best because of what metro said, the people. Another thing I like is that the members here aren't fixated on only new vehicles. It is totally acceptable here to have an old car that you are trying to make better. I also really appreciate that everyone is open minded and willing to experiment with new ideas and attempt to prove/disprove theorys, hypotheses gas saving devices etc.

I guess I dont have any answers for you Matt. I understand your desire to grow the site but with growth comes all of the flaming, politics, attitude, self rightousness and trolling that you find on larger sites. I can do without all of that stuff. :-(

SVOboy 03-08-2006 03:58 PM

I meant specifically the GS
 
I meant specifically the GS pms, not like AIM or MSN, though I do use those also.

SVOboy 03-08-2006 04:00 PM

Quote:I dunno. Whats so bad
 
Quote:

I dunno. Whats so bad about the way it is now?
Nothing at all. I'm just saying that if it's just us forever and ever, well, at least I am gonna run out of stuff to say.

I agree however about the merits of a smaller site.

diamondlarry 03-08-2006 04:08 PM

Quote:Another thing I like
 
Quote:

Another thing I like is that the members here aren't fixated on only new vehicles. It is totally acceptable here to have an old car that you are trying to make better. I also really appreciate that everyone is open minded and willing to experiment with new ideas and attempt to prove/disprove theorys, hypotheses gas saving devices etc.
I agree. There is a Yahoo group or two that if you mention trying to improve the mileage on something like my '78 F-250 they totally jump down your throat. My thought on a vehicle like that is that if any vehicle needs help it would be one like this. Besides, it's not like it's my daily driver. At 9-11 mpg I couldn't afford to drive it too much. In fact, I'm starting to get concerned about the gas going bad from being in the tank so long. So, yes, people can make or kill a discussion group.


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