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    #91
    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
    Whoa! .007 posts per day? Nice.
    Check your email!!!!

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      #92
      James, thanks for all the hard work keeping this forum going. Whatever direction you need to go to make life easier so be it.
      -Nick

      M42 on VEMS

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        #93
        Originally posted by Nader393 View Post
        I've also noticed the drop off in activity. Gotta play the long game. I follow Porsche and Alfa forums, and their attendance have at least doubled in the last 15 years. These e30s have only just started to gain recognition and value, so you should start seeing more people join and contribute. Probably a more mature audience that doesn't scare off the casual lurker. Wouldn't be a bad thing. When I joined a few years ago, some of the threads were bonkers, and some of the posters were (are) complete idjits.
        I assume that some of the drop is due to Facebook and the like sucking up new members. While I do not use any social media, what I have seen of the E30 enthusiast world on FB/Insta does not really seem too worthwhile compared to here. Same story over on Reddit.

        The other thing, and there is zero point in harping on this since it's a dead horse already, but the big hit in the forum software's performance is probably also serving as a wet blanket on things. As James laid out, the migration to the new platform was necessary for good reasons, but the decrease in ease of use has probably stymied user enthusiasm. I certainly stopped coming on here less for a bit when pages started taking 5-10 seconds to load, but it's too much fun being on here so I just ignore the slowness. I'd think that the load times wouldn't bug me since my first tastes of the internet were with connections described by baud rates lol...but alas I have been spoiled.

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          #94
          Originally posted by bmwman91 View Post

          I assume that some of the drop is due to Facebook and the like sucking up new members. While I do not use any social media, what I have seen of the E30 enthusiast world on FB/Insta does not really seem too worthwhile compared to here. Same story over on Reddit.

          The other thing, and there is zero point in harping on this since it's a dead horse already, but the big hit in the forum software's performance is probably also serving as a wet blanket on things. As James laid out, the migration to the new platform was necessary for good reasons, but the decrease in ease of use has probably stymied user enthusiasm. I certainly stopped coming on here less for a bit when pages started taking 5-10 seconds to load, but it's too much fun being on here so I just ignore the slowness. I'd think that the load times wouldn't bug me since my first tastes of the internet were with connections described by baud rates lol...but alas I have been spoiled.
          Page loads are a serious issue.

          As are the spam bots getting through.

          James has other stuff going on, but I think at some point coming in and being Gordon Ramsay or John Taffer(sp?) from that Bar Rescue show and yelling, " SHUT IT DOWN! " and making r3v read-only or locked while the database is backed up then transferred to the new software would be a good idea, sooner rather than later.

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            #95
            Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post

            Page loads are a serious issue.

            As are the spam bots getting through.

            James has other stuff going on, but I think at some point coming in and being Gordon Ramsay or John Taffer(sp?) from that Bar Rescue show and yelling, " SHUT IT DOWN! " and making r3v read-only or locked while the database is backed up then transferred to the new software would be a good idea, sooner rather than later.
            Is James looking at moving to another platform from the current one? I know r3v was on vBulletin for a very long time, and we transitioned to whatever we are on now (I forget) a couple of years ago I think. Is there a new, better option being investigated? I have not really gone back through the thread in a very long time.

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              #96
              Originally posted by bmwman91 View Post

              Is James looking at moving to another platform from the current one? I know r3v was on vBulletin for a very long time, and we transitioned to whatever we are on now (I forget) a couple of years ago I think. Is there a new, better option being investigated? I have not really gone back through the thread in a very long time.
              The first post of this thread answers all your questions.

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