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#1 Runt

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:37 PM

Sell the domain for some cash and offload the forum to some bullshit domain to archive it for posterity? 

 

Keep it alive so I can watch it die? 

 

Spend the time and effort to maybe return it to a fraction of it's once glory? 

 

I don't know anymore, I basically grew up here, 13 years spent with you goons. 

 

Before my dad passed a few weeks ago he asked about this place and I told him I didn't know what to do. 

 

Well time to figure it out. 

 

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#2 wizzurp

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

I met a lot of cool ass people through di, occupied some quality time at di events, and learned a lot about cars from people on here. I'd love to see it be revived, cars seem to be moving away from forums though.
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#3 Runt

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:43 PM

Yeah and it's understandable with Groups it's so easy to be "apart" of multiple boards without trying. 

 

I think I'll just keep it alive for the sake of keeping it alive. 

 

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#4 Trey

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:17 PM

I missed this place. Met some great people here.
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:27 PM

For sure, I used to spend so much time on here. Fucking 40k posts, not including ones that were lost over the change. It's insane. I love to come back here and look at things, and find old posts. 



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:30 AM

Keep it!  Does DI have a Facebook group as well? 


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#7 technodrive

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:51 PM

i like it here


Why would it be creepy? Its for science.


#8 Russyo

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:08 PM

I like waffles. 


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:16 PM

I'll keep posting.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:38 PM

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#11 Russyo

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:00 AM

 

Just saying... 


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#12 Russyo

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

But not really. 

 

 

 

 


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#13 f_399

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:14 PM

I used to spend so much time on different forums but now they seem to be all slow.

 

Social media. Easier to post a picture or thoughts instantaneously.

 

That or there is a generation gap. 


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:49 AM

What happened to that guy that was supposed to revive it or whatever?



#15 ligo12

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:07 PM

I believe he did not.
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#16 Runt

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:26 AM

He uhhh, didn't do it. 

 

Yes there is a facebook page and a group now. 

 

Facebook allows you to be a member of ALL the forums and only have one login so I understand its allure. However facebook doesn't allow for like how-to's and build threads and such but people don't have the attention span for that anymore. 

 

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#17 technodrive

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:54 PM

im a member on t4r.org which is incredibly active, and also cx500forum.com which blows my mind how active it is for such a small niche.

we shouldnt be dead.  


Why would it be creepy? Its for science.


#18 Runt

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

im a member on t4r.org which is incredibly active, and also cx500forum.com which blows my mind how active it is for such a small niche.

we shouldnt be dead.  

All forums have seen an incredible drop in traffic since around 2011-12. I bet if an admin on those forums was to show you a traffic report from 09 and 15 you'd see how much busier it was back then. 

 

Facebook just make it easy to be in so many groups and not have a bunch of logins. I know when I was advertising and doing events and such having to login to 20 different forums was a major pita. 

 

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#19 technodrive

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:35 PM

oh by no means am i suggesting that they havent taken a hit. just not as big a hit as di took. granted both sites are national/international whereas di is "local" (although many members including myself no longer reside in the dallas area)


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#20 Russyo

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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

And those big downtime events, I think it wouldn't have been so drastic without those.  That stuff happens in the technology world, just sucked to lose all that activity. 


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#21 4wilds

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Posted Yesterday, 03:22 PM

I'm still in Allen but just don't have anything worthy to work on and enjoy car wise. I plan on getting back into it eventually but other priorities and stuff.

 

Growing up sucks.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:26 PM

I started looking at gtr's. Doubtful I'll do anything dumb because cars are stupid.
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