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Old March 22nd, 2018, 01:35 PM   #101
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If mine starts (hasn't moved since SnoFari) I'll bring it in as well if I can make it. I think I can.
Mine hasn't moved since August; and that was after having it die on the ride home from the dunes and replacing the alternator upon return home. It will be a good chance to see if it still runs (sad that my JK gets driven less than my old CJ did).
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 01:47 AM   #102
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I think people would wheel more together locally if they WOULD POST IT UP!!!!
I see pics all the time of people at Bundy, R&V or the Mounds but if no one knows you are going, no one can hook up.
X1000 on this one. Post before you go (if you don't mind others joining)


and post pics and videos of your escapades.

The RBOR series is alive and well. I see dozens of people with their phones out taking pics and videos and nobody shares squat on here. Sometimes if you're friends with the right people (or follow the RBOR Facebook page) you can see some posted from 3 or 4 people.

But as I'm sure many have experienced on here posting videos on Great Lakes still sucks unless you have the right format to do it. And pics, it's tapalk or basically nothing. (Some still use photobucket or Flickr)


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Perfect example is I hear there is a competition hill climb this Saturday at Snow Snake next to Rocks and Valleys. However I don't see anything posted about it on this forum. If something gets posted about this after the fact how many are gonna say "If I'd known about this I would've gone...maybe even competed."
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 07:06 AM   #103
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I think that a good sign this forum is dead is the fact that the hottest thread in the Pub is a debate on whether or not the forum is dead.
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 07:13 AM   #104
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I donít think itís completely dead but itís definitely past itís prime


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Old March 23rd, 2018, 07:30 AM   #105
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I think that a good sign this forum is dead is the fact that the hottest thread in the Pub is a debate on whether or not the forum is dead.
Hopefully she makes a comeback.
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 08:00 AM   #106
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I actually think it's improving. I think it hit a low, and has barely started to creep back up. I think people are getting tired of the newb Facebook group club scene that only run two tracks in 2wd. I think for the more aggressive type wheelers the forums are there for them.

And like posted earlier, when I see tech questions asked on Facebook and I know a thread is here about it, I try and link up. Problem is photo bucket. I know on my threads I'm been slowly trying to upload the dead links to Flickr and bring the pics back.
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 09:37 AM   #107
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I'd like to see it survive as well, and for that to happen I think the admins need to embrace a little bit of what has become successful on the social media platform.

1. Get rid of usernames, use real names. People are much less likely to be total dicks (and thus chase potential new enthusiasts away) if they aren't hiding behind some faceless username.

2. Continuing on number 1, if admins really want to see this platform survive/thrive, boot out and permanently ban assholes and queens/known thieves and scammers.

3. Get Pic uploading figured out! Nobody wants to use a third party uploader! Tapatalk is great, but still cumbersome, especially if you want to actually do some real writing.

4. Cross promote the forum, and 4x4 related stuff. If someone posts about a meetup or event, instead of just replying with "cool" or nothing at all, post up a link on Facebook or other social media sites. Cross promotion works! As was said previously, post up on your social platform cool threads and such that you find (if the admins allow that sort of unlocked potential)
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I'd like to see it survive as well, and for that to happen I think the admins need to embrace a little bit of what has become successful on the social media platform.

1. Get rid of usernames, use real names. People are much less likely to be total dicks (and thus chase potential new enthusiasts away) if they aren't hiding behind some faceless username.

2. Continuing on number 1, if admins really want to see this platform survive/thrive, boot out and permanently ban assholes and queens/known thieves and scammers.

3. Get Pic uploading figured out! Nobody wants to use a third party uploader! Tapatalk is great, but still cumbersome, especially if you want to actually do some real writing.

4. Cross promote the forum, and 4x4 related stuff. If someone posts about a meetup or event, instead of just replying with "cool" or nothing at all, post up a link on Facebook or other social media sites. Cross promotion works! As was said previously, post up on your social platform cool threads and such that you find (if the admins allow that sort of unlocked potential)
We can barely get the admins to take care of the mundane day to day stuff.

I do like your thoughts though, this forum was started by a troll who got booted from MJ, so that was a big part of this place for a while. Everyone has matured a bit, so giving another go at could be successful.
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Shawn, Bruce, Cornfed, etc. What time for Dibellas (ie, what time of day is your lunch break)?
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Mine hasn't moved since August; and that was after having it die on the ride home from the dunes and replacing the alternator upon return home. It will be a good chance to see if it still runs (sad that my JK gets driven less than my old CJ did).
I think it was July for mine...

July of 2015 to be exact.
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 05:52 PM   #111
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Shawn, Bruce, Cornfed, etc. What time for Dibellas (ie, what time of day is your lunch break)?
My lunch is usually from 11:30 to 12:30, but from my workplace to Dibellas is over 40 minutes, so I'd need to take a long lunch. Wednesdays are usually the best day for that.
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My lunch is usually from 11:30 to 12:30, but from my workplace to Dibellas is over 40 minutes, so I'd need to take a long lunch. Wednesdays are usually the best day for that.
Let me see what I can do...
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 07:21 PM   #113
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Let me see what I can do...
Wednesday, April 4th. ~noon-ish.
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Wednesday, April 4th. ~noon-ish.
Done. Bruce and Shawn, see this post and spread the word. I'll text or IM Kirk, Jason, Jim and Ryan.
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Wednesday, April 4th. ~noon-ish.
I'll let the boss know I need a long lunch for "personal business".
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I miss the the old day of this place being so active you had to look for thread you posted in the day before to see what all had happen.
I stopped being on here after I sold me CJ about 4 years ago and tried to get back into the Car world. I regretted it after a year and then I sold the car. Spent the few years looking for a new Jeep and finely got a TJ and Now I am back.

I check this page ever day before I go in to work and after. I get excited when something new shows up on here Like a new Build thread or something in the Pub that is not a continuation of a old post (i still like the old stuff) that shows we have activity.
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Also somehow we need to purge the site of some stuff. Like super old ass fore sale posts, members that have been inactive in like 2 or more years. Also what about inactive MODS and Putting some new People in charge of stuff?
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Also somehow we need to purge the site of some stuff. Like super old ass fore sale posts, members that have been inactive in like 2 or more years. Also what about inactive MODS and Putting some new People in charge of stuff?
Why? How does those old post, inactive members, and past mods negatively effect your current forum experience?
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I'd like to see it survive as well, and for that to happen I think the admins need to embrace a little bit of what has become successful on the social media platform.

1. Get rid of usernames, use real names. People are much less likely to be total dicks (and thus chase potential new enthusiasts away) if they aren't hiding behind some faceless username.

2. Continuing on number 1, if admins really want to see this platform survive/thrive, boot out and permanently ban assholes and queens/known thieves and scammers.

3. Get Pic uploading figured out! Nobody wants to use a third party uploader! Tapatalk is great, but still cumbersome, especially if you want to actually do some real writing.

4. Cross promote the forum, and 4x4 related stuff. If someone posts about a meetup or event, instead of just replying with "cool" or nothing at all, post up a link on Facebook or other social media sites. Cross promotion works! As was said previously, post up on your social platform cool threads and such that you find (if the admins allow that sort of unlocked potential)
I disagree.

I make no distinction between user names and real names. To me the people are people. Some people I know the real name that goes with the screen name, some I don't, but I still understand that they are all real people with feelings and lives.

Overzealous admins suck the life out a forum faster than anything. The best forums are self policing. Assholes and queens/known thieves and scammers call attention to themselves. On good forums they get called out and don't survive long.
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