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Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wa

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:27 am
by XeonPony
Ah I read this as, take my business ells where, glad 99.98% of forums don't use this coercion system.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wa

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:40 am
by EVDRIVER
XeonPony wrote:Ah I read this as, take my business ells where, glad 99.98% of forums don't use this coercion system.


Many forums do not even allow the mention of products, regardless the petty donation to use the site for commercial use is so low it's laughable. It would be helpful if you used the spell check on this site as well, there is actually one built in the software and you seem to bypass it often. The red underlining of words is a indicator it is in use and that words are being spelled incorrectly.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:37 pm
by turbo2ltr
Yeah kinda lame if you ask me. Getting rid of my leaf, had something to post but didn't realize you need to pay the man to post in the classifieds. Forums are always better when they aren't money making properties. I've seen so many good car forums ruined by money hungry conglomerates that just buy up these sites and monetize them. (Or change to horrific themes, like this one). It's apparently good for business, but just straight up bad for the community. IMO.

I'm out.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:01 am
by wxxyz
I received an offer from one of those companies, and I declined. I have also been a part of car forums that died after they've been bought out, and didn't want that to happen. I decided to maintain ownership and run the forum by myself as I had from the start.

I added the account/membership upgrade feature a long time ago as a way for people to support the forum - and I wanted to give them something of value in return.

What is so horrific about this theme?

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:53 am
by DuncanCunningham
wxxyz wrote:What is so horrific about this theme?


I wouldn't worry about it, he's still here. just venting out and not thinking it was a genuine person running the place, I guess. Mostly bark with no bite.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:05 am
by EVDRIVER
The small donation to be on the site and post classifieds seems to be quite a value IMO for the potential exposure. Not even worth noting the cost.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:16 pm
by GerryAZ
EVDRIVER wrote:The small donation to be on the site and post classifieds seems to be quite a value IMO for the potential exposure. Not even worth noting the cost.


+1

Also, I much prefer to support web sites I use often with small annual donations vs. tolerating continuous advertising streams on "free" sites.

Gerry

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:55 pm
by Stoaty
GerryAZ wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:The small donation to be on the site and post classifieds seems to be quite a value IMO for the potential exposure. Not even worth noting the cost.


+1

Also, I much prefer to support web sites I use often with small annual donations vs. tolerating continuous advertising streams on "free" sites.

Gerry

Agree.

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:12 pm
by wxxyz
Ok thanks for the reassurance :)

Re: New rules for posting Advertisements, Deals, For Sale/Wanted

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:01 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
Well, I was a gold member for a few years, but now I'm Bolting. What's the rule for free stuff? I've got a set of Official Leaf rubber floor mats, originally from the '12 but fit the '15 well enough. Also an OBD II. Free.

I could bring em to EV shows I guess.