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rh77 03-08-2006 04:59 PM

Site Success
 
I stumbled upon this site a while back when I was trying to improve fuel economy, since I determined that it was needed in my life. What kept me around at first, was the ability to introduce oneself, and have people warmly welcome you -- especially the webmaster (thanks Matt). Then the support of regular members with questions and hypotheses allowed me to experiment on my car and report the results. That alone made it worthwhile because not only was my project assisted, but now others could learn from benefits and errors.

Ever since, it's become kind of an addiction, even a cause to believe in. The focus on scientifically evaluating products, techniques, and vehicles themselves is very meaningful. I joined a Yahoo MPG group and was bombarded by meaningless arguments, posts that never made it or was never responded-to, and the shear number of mass e-mails about the same topic. I recall a PIB/Torco/Etc thread that went on forever, and nothing was concluded. I left quickly.

I like the fact that this site is very visual, the Gaslog is a valuable tool, and salespeople tend to run off unless we can test the product ;-)

Nothing lasts forever, but this site can continue by keeping its anchor members, getting new members with fresh ideas, and by evolving to our needs. I'm satisfied for now, and won't let even a week go by without checking in.

Keep up the good work...

RH77


Bunger 03-08-2006 05:07 PM

I gotta say also that it's
 
I gotta say also that it's the people here that keep me coming back. I think I check this site as much as I check my email now! There are always interesting topics being discused and I have yet to see any harsh words nor anyone not being open minded about an idea. Keep up the great work everyone! And thanks again Matt for giving us a place to come together.

philmcneal 03-11-2006 11:14 AM

Re: another idea: would a chat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG
another idea: would a chat feature be worthwhile?

IRC please, you guys are underestimating this powerful chat tool!

SVOboy 03-11-2006 03:06 PM

I've never had the patience
 
I've never had the patience to figure out IRC.

kickflipjr 03-11-2006 03:21 PM

I like the way this site/
 
I like the way this site/ forum is set up. I wish there was a bit more activity. The new garage setup was a big improvement.

I really don't like how yahoo groups are set up. It is so hard to navigate.

kickflipjr 03-11-2006 03:24 PM

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-pressed it twice...

SVOboy 03-11-2006 03:31 PM

If you want activity check
 
If you want activity check out my new thread for autos, :p

krousdb 03-11-2006 04:19 PM

Re: Pondering internet MPG forums and needed improvements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Timion
So my question to you all is simple. What can I, we, etc. do to make this more of a primary location for people? How can it be more appealing? How can it be more user friendly? Should we seperate the forum into more specific areas? What additions would you like to see that would make this the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of fuel economy forums?

Just to calibrate you on the value that I place on this website, I present the following data:

My preferred site, before finding this one was GH. In my two years of membership, I posted 217 times. By contrast, in the one month I have been a member here, I have posted 257 times... Make that 258 time counting this post.

Need I say more?

SVOboy 03-11-2006 04:21 PM

Aww, that's like the
 
Aww, that's like the sweetest thing. They should make a valentine's day card out of that.

krousdb 03-11-2006 04:30 PM

Re: Aww, that's like the
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
Aww, that's like the sweetest thing. They should make a valentine's day card out of that.

Blush.


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