Originally Posted by nick_318is
After reading a little more of what scooter has to say I can see where you guys are coming from, but the point of people signing up and not posting, isn't that a problem a lot of sites face as Cels has said he has done it, I have done it, its the internet culture. You want an answer to a question so you search you come across a place that might help and you have to sign up to read a post(s) get your info and leave you just have to hope someone finds a reason to post or sees something they like. I found this site on Google looking for more information on the e30 318is and came across a member here and started reading and really liked the atmosphere so I joined and started posting. This is the selling point of the community, this place has the best atmosphere I have found other then my college club (msuracing.com plug) which is even smaller. Like Paul said the best people will be referrals if we can find them from other sites where we see and interact and might have some relationship with others to people we personally know I think that is going to be the best way to get people on to the site and help activity. As far as how to get the people who join to post and be active and stick around its a very good question, as far as the attitudes around here I guess your going to have to be a little more specific I have been on this site almost religiously since I joined, please give some recommendations if you can't see that some of us are trying to have a good time please take a step back and realize that. Also if if it weren't for some of us posting so frequently maybe ub would be dead, i think you should say thanks to an extent and not that we need to change a lot. As far as 1000+ post members posting in this thread isn't that what you wanted people who frequent the site a lot and their ideas to generate activity, these are the people who like you have an interest in keeping this place alive. Give us your ideas and please try to be kind and not run people out of here and I swear I (and hopefully others) will try to help when and where I can because like many of us I really like this site and believe many of our members make good points and everyone just wants to be helpful and keep this place going, you were brought in to help, so what are your suggestions besides an attitude change and again threatening to kick people who you deem to have an attitude problem because they are joking around. Sorry if you deem me as one who needs the attitude change, for adding a + to the post count reset knifing but please also see I responded to points granted I didn't post any huge suggestions I'm just responding to the points that were offered. Lets all work together to help where we can, do we have any place to make donations to help the site?
first let me reply to some of your points:
saying thanks is a 2 way street, we are thankful, hence the changes, sweat, tears, blood and money we poured into the site in the last 3 months.
40 or 50 members are not enough to keep this or any other site alive.
i don't go around threatening anyone unless its absolutely necessary, you should know that as well as anyone.
you can choose to make this a us vs. them type of thing or get on board and contribute to the growth and direction of this site.
this site has been neglected for a long time, we have decided, as a group, that it could no longer continue in its then current state, some of you feel as we stepped on your toes, we didn't, we implemented changes and made a decision to implement and enforce the rules from that point on, if you step over the line we will let you know what you do from that point on is your call.
we are determined to do whatever it takes to make this forum viable for all not just a select few, as such changes are inevitable and we feel they are for the best.
as far as donations go we may be setting up a paypal link soon, that may be an option, however there are new vendors lined up willing to sign once they see some changes in the forum, that is our number one priority for now.