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post #1 of 91 Old August 11th, 2016, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Building a new forum

Pretty much what the title implies. AG is pissing everyone off, but no one's doing much about it.

I toyed around with building forums years ago, and I'd be willing to again if the interest was there and I had other people to help me pull it off.



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post #2 of 91 Old August 11th, 2016, 02:10 AM
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Tread lightly. AG will be in here in short order to shut you down. I've been through this.

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post #3 of 91 Old August 11th, 2016, 10:33 AM
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Yeah the issue is driving people to it. AG may have made the interface shitty and the front page pointless but the content is still user-driven. If the users aren't there then there's no content. Not to rag on your abilities to create a forum, perhaps it's a good exercise, but I doubt you'd pull the old members back into the fold or bring what's left of MM over successfully. Would probably just divide the group even further and reduce membership on both ends.
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Yeah the issue is driving people to it. AG may have made the interface shitty and the front page pointless but the content is still user-driven. If the users aren't there then there's no content. Not to rag on your abilities to create a forum, perhaps it's a good exercise, but I doubt you'd pull the old members back into the fold or bring what's left of MM over successfully. Would probably just divide the group even further and reduce membership on both ends.
Exactly. I have said it before, Forums are a 80's kids thing. Obviously there are people from other generations, but the main meat of MM through its glory years where driven by the generation born in the 80's through very early 90's. This generation has since grown up, gotten married, had kids; and no longer devotes time to posting on a forum. During the glory days most of us were single with maybe a girl friend or something, but that was it. We all played COD4 all night on Xbox live together and devoted a ton of time to bull shitting on here. Which was done when the majority of us through the mid-late 2000's were in college or the Military. We all got out of college or the Military, got jobs, had families, and move on from bull shitting with our buddies online.

I used to spend hours a day on here sometimes making hundreds of posts a day when it was really busy. Now I jump on here when I am slow at work to post some BS in the politics section. I very very rarely ever log on outside of that. I can't even remember the last time I logged in at home.

Now that generation who is currently in college or the military, just out of highschool, uses other forms of communication to BS with friends. I don't need to list all of the social media platforms because its quite obvious. And all are easily used right on that mini computer/phone you have right in your pocket. During the mid 2000's we had the Motorola rzr as the most bad ass phone on the planet and even the brand new for 2007 iphone was slow as fuck because there was not even 3g internet on them. So we had no other choice than to jump on our PC's, and that was the norm. But after we grew up and moved on, there was a new form of BSing with buddies that cropped up. And aside from using laptops for homework, not many people use a laptop all the time in that age range anymore.

And you'll never be able to get our generation, now in our mid to late 20 back to devote a ton of time to a forum again. For a lack of better terms, we have better things to do with our lives now than to spend hours a day on a forum. And the kids who are now at that point in their lives with all the time in the world to bull shit, don't use forums to do their bull shitting. So that's where we stand.
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Exactly. I have said it before, Forums are a 80's kids thing. Obviously there are people from other generations, but the main meat of MM through its glory years where driven by the generation born in the 80's through very early 90's. This generation has since grown up, gotten married, had kids; and no longer devotes time to posting on a forum. During the glory days most of us were single with maybe a girl friend or something, but that was it. We all played COD4 all night on Xbox live together and devoted a ton of time to bull shitting on here. Which was done when the majority of us through the mid-late 2000's were in college or the Military. We all got out of college or the Military, got jobs, had families, and move on from bull shitting with our buddies online.

I used to spend hours a day on here sometimes making hundreds of posts a day when it was really busy. Now I jump on here when I am slow at work to post some BS in the politics section. I very very rarely ever log on outside of that. I can't even remember the last time I logged in at home.

Now that generation who is currently in college or the military, just out of highschool, uses other forms of communication to BS with friends. I don't need to list all of the social media platforms because its quite obvious. And all are easily used right on that mini computer/phone you have right in your pocket. During the mid 2000's we had the Motorola rzr as the most bad ass phone on the planet and even the brand new for 2007 iphone was slow as fuck because there was not even 3g internet on them. So we had no other choice than to jump on our PC's, and that was the norm. But after we grew up and moved on, there was a new form of BSing with buddies that cropped up. And aside from using laptops for homework, not many people use a laptop all the time in that age range anymore.

And you'll never be able to get our generation, now in our mid to late 20 back to devote a ton of time to a forum again. For a lack of better terms, we have better things to do with our lives now than to spend hours a day on a forum. And the kids who are now at that point in their lives with all the time in the world to bull shit, don't use forums to do their bull shitting. So that's where we stand.
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post #6 of 91 Old August 11th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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AG is pretty messed up. I just found out they own another forum that I am on, (maybe not too much longer) but they have had an issue with not being able to scroll through any of threads for the last week or two. They say I need to do all sorts of stuff like adding ad blockers to the browser and remove programs in my host files. Well not being an administrator on this network prevents me from doing that. Though the issue can be fixed from their end they have been too lazy or unwilling to fix the issue. They don't seem to care that they are pissing people off and losing interest in their forum. So be it. I will find another firebird or f-body forum to join if they can't get their shit together.


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Exactly. I have said it before, Forums are a 80's kids thing. Obviously there are people from other generations, but the main meat of MM through its glory years where driven by the generation born in the 80's through very early 90's. This generation has since grown up, gotten married, had kids; and no longer devotes time to posting on a forum. During the glory days most of us were single with maybe a girl friend or something, but that was it. We all played COD4 all night on Xbox live together and devoted a ton of time to bull shitting on here. Which was done when the majority of us through the mid-late 2000's were in college or the Military. We all got out of college or the Military, got jobs, had families, and move on from bull shitting with our buddies online.

I used to spend hours a day on here sometimes making hundreds of posts a day when it was really busy. Now I jump on here when I am slow at work to post some BS in the politics section. I very very rarely ever log on outside of that. I can't even remember the last time I logged in at home.

Now that generation who is currently in college or the military, just out of highschool, uses other forms of communication to BS with friends. I don't need to list all of the social media platforms because its quite obvious. And all are easily used right on that mini computer/phone you have right in your pocket. During the mid 2000's we had the Motorola rzr as the most bad ass phone on the planet and even the brand new for 2007 iphone was slow as fuck because there was not even 3g internet on them. So we had no other choice than to jump on our PC's, and that was the norm. But after we grew up and moved on, there was a new form of BSing with buddies that cropped up. And aside from using laptops for homework, not many people use a laptop all the time in that age range anymore.

And you'll never be able to get our generation, now in our mid to late 20 back to devote a ton of time to a forum again. For a lack of better terms, we have better things to do with our lives now than to spend hours a day on a forum. And the kids who are now at that point in their lives with all the time in the world to bull shit, don't use forums to do their bull shitting. So that's where we stand.
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AG is just all about wringing every last cent out of their properties like Comcast, making the user experience garbage in the process, with no thought of how it will fare in the future.

Which really doesn't help, because forums are generally dying. Everyone is migrating to social media, but social media is garbage for tech info. It's great for showing off your stupid ass sponsored car on bags with custom wheels, but completely and utterly useless for torque specs, troubleshooting, etc... I don't know what we're going to do when they dry up for good.
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Which really doesn't help, because forums are generally dying. Everyone is migrating to social media, but social media is garbage for tech info. It's great for showing off your stupid ass sponsored car on bags with custom wheels, but completely and utterly useless for torque specs, troubleshooting, etc... I don't know what we're going to do when they dry up for good.
+1 to this. I've tried joining various social media groups and don't really like them because they're terrible for doing anything except for showing off your vehicle right now. Social media is designed to show stuff right now and terribly designed/laid out to find any information in a few months or years.

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Forums are fading away. Honestly. Facebook, reddit, etc have taken over. We have a group of over 20k on facebook and we tried making a forum (I was chosen as one of the forum admins) and it literally went nowhere despite trying to get the word out to people. Horrible idea. Funny thing is, the page is so active you won't find the same post if you leave the page unless you saved it.

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That's another thing I hate with social media. I can find an old post I made years ago pretty easy. On social media, ha. It's gone. Then it's like trying to sift through some Korean vending machine a bunch of new foreign shit you don't recognize but you can tell is cheap with no substance trying to find that little morsel of shit info you need.
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AG is just all about wringing every last cent out of their properties like Comcast, making the user experience garbage in the process, with no thought of how it will fare in the future.

Which really doesn't help, because forums are generally dying. Everyone is migrating to social media, but social media is garbage for tech info. It's great for showing off your stupid ass sponsored car on bags with custom wheels, but completely and utterly useless for torque specs, troubleshooting, etc... I don't know what we're going to do when they dry up for good.
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+1 to this. I've tried joining various social media groups and don't really like them because they're terrible for doing anything except for showing off your vehicle right now. Social media is designed to show stuff right now and terribly designed/laid out to find any information in a few months or years.
Thats why I've refused to move to social media for tech info. It's just people posting junk and arguing over who has the fastest car on the bench.
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