Again, the guy that came up with the idea of Facebook regrets it...I opted out of Facebook long before it became publicly know as a CIA tool. Forums are my social media.
You had no opt out. I'm pretty sure you were out of college by then
. The original idea was for college students to network (as
mentioned you needed a college .edu e-mail) and people to share their class info so they could meet. It hasn't changed much with everyone saying everyone shares everything. Well at one point it was college kids showing dumb stuff and now it's just the whole world showing dumb stuff in everyday life.
One old mod insisted that this forum was dead, everything and anything that can be done to an FJC has been done and that there will never be anything new to discuss. Do any of you agree with that statement?
Honest question to
please enlighten us as to how you think things should loosen up a little. We're dealing with folks that want to sell an item for no profit and not become a paid Supporting Vendor (SV). We take things up the chain of command so that we can evolve and improve the experience for all. These things take place in the backroom in the Admin/Mod Chat area. In case you guys didn't know, yes there is one.
We've placed mods all around the world to combat the spammers 24/7 as best and as quickly that we can.
..We had another mod that wanted all OFF & OFF OFF Topic sections deleted. Narrow it down to strictly FJ talk and that's it. Do you agree with that? I for one did not. Politics were strictly forbidden, and now we have that back thanks to Winterpeg.
While I don't agree that the forum is dead, it certainly is slow(er) than other forums. Maybe it's just something we'll have to deal with as there is no new model FJ and we have a limited demographic/audience. Reading back on older threads, I think that plenty of "firsts" and adventurous minds have moved on from the FJ so I guess there has been many aspects of the FJ explored, but there's always new stuff to try and money to spend so who knows
. There's many innovative people on here, but they're not rushing out to make it some kind of business idea, so I think the "competitive spirit" is kind of lost to create new things. Hence why we don't necessarily need name brands and huge vendors all the time. I'd rather support the small business guys and local fabrication shops when I can.
I understand that there's the chain of command. I'm just pointing out that I have to refer group buys elsewhere because it does seem overly tight over here. For example, we have Icon and Radflo as suspension vendors. Yet they're not really pushing any product on here. We might have one or two post interactions here and there. I see that they're a supporting vendor but none of their products interest me. I'd rather push products that are innovating and doing something new, for example, some people were discussing the new Bilstein 8112 which uses internal bypass valves. So say I was interested in setting up a group buy, is that something allowed (even at no profit but obviously has to go through a dealer) just so everyone can get in on a discount? My thought is that no matter, I'm going to get XYZ brand suspension and it may not necessarily be from an SV brand, but why limit everyone else to just what an SV is marketing (or lack thereof)?
for supporting a free speech internet (not exactly sure what to call it). I don't care about politics much but to limit someone from wanting to talk about it is silly. I can just ignore it, but if it's there, I don't mind discussing it.