Originally Posted by cruzin 323is
well.. they do have a point for being upset... i mean, they lost a bunch of users allready! i mean, i barely go on there anymore heh
Haha, but that's just the thing. All the members know about both sites and are given the choice between them. We've developed a great community here and members usually see that. It's not about us taking members, they're giving them to us. We opened the door, and everyone walked through. lol
Silvr_e39 has already had a quick conversation with me that went like this:
Slvr e39i (12:10:58 AM):why are u taking away bandwidth from bimmerwerkz?
Slvr e39i (12:11:00 AM):lol
Slvr e39i (12:11:08 AM):thats not very nice
CalliditasCastor (12:11:26 AM):bandwidth is expensive so i'm just trying to be nice :-)
Slvr e39i (12:11:51 AM):banned
Slvr e39i (12:11:57 AM):lol
CalliditasCastor (12:11:59 AM):haha
CalliditasCastor (12:12:00 AM):;-)
Slvr e39i (12:12:05 AM):ull never win
CalliditasCastor (12:12:36 AM):its not about winning or losing.
CalliditasCastor (12:12:41 AM):its about the community
CalliditasCastor (12:12:49 AM):and i'm offering mine, and letting the members choose
CalliditasCastor (12:12:50 AM)::-)
CalliditasCastor (12:13:11 AM):you have to understand i'm not doing this for money or power or anything... i'm doing it for the purpose of building a large and successful community
And I honestly feel our board setup is better because it's EXACTLY what the members want (in theory) because of the freedom of choice. We run all changes by everyone publically, and listen to all suggestions, and actually act on the good ones.
Another example of this board is that post of the aim conversation above. What other Bimmer enthusiast board can you post an aim conversation and it retain formatting? lol
I was talking to someone on aim the other day and they didn't know about United Bimmer. When I told them, they replied with something along the lines of "oooh! I didn't know about it. That'd explain why bimmerw3rkzz is so slow and boring these days... everyone's over there." I smiled in real life. haha