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Old 08-10-2021, 10:18 AM   #101 (permalink)
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According to this site, our forum had its "most users ever online" of 5,560 on "06-11-2019 at 05:42 AM." That surprised me because it is relatively recent.

Yeah, you can't rely on that stat, unfortunately.


It used to work, then vBulletin broke it after one of the last updates. It seems to count bots/spiders/sneezes.

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Old 08-10-2021, 10:47 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 04-10-2022, 03:30 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Call me a spoilfun, but I like it as it is.
From my point of view:

- the ecomodder is lightweight enough so it loads reasonably well even ob my outdated phone
-yes, the forum UI has its perks, but thats how it is. You are able to mod your car, you should cope with it
- In ever changing web this absence of change is like a breeze. Like visiting favourite pub to check if everything is still right.
- what I am here for is content, the design plays second (third) role as long as it is unnoticeable

"growth = success " theory does not apply here. Ecomodder evolved into stabile community where everything substantial was said, and now people live in peace and enjoy it. Think of it as of a club.
From my point of view, EM is so niche that it was never viable bussiness and Daox and MetroMPG run it more like a hobby. So I am glad that they invest their time.
I was moderator of an Lego-fan forum. Initially mostly family men who took theirs kids Lego (or dug their own from childhood) and tried to do something more with it. You could count active members by hand.
Few members, slow traffic, nice people. What killed us was when owner decided he needs a bigger traffic. Suddenly there were kids/teens screaming "Wow! and Cool!" mixed with homewifes looking for Duplo sets. More does not automatically mean better.
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Old 04-10-2022, 10:23 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Tim (Daox) and I are the owners.

Verticalscope pestered us for years to sell them the forum, and maybe we should have! (The site makes a small amount of income from ads, most of which are hidden from members.)


OK, crapcans that get great mileage!
Vertical scope always deletes the “garage” area on car sites

Not sure if that matters but might be irritating to members that use it.
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Old 04-10-2022, 12:35 PM   #105 (permalink)
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The site definitely died last night! I couldn't load anything for a while!
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Old 04-10-2022, 01:27 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I noticed that too. IIRC the site used to go down for maintenance on Sunday nights.
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Old 04-10-2022, 10:15 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Old 04-10-2022, 10:42 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:54 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I admit to being somewhat complacent and haven't been on this site for almost 2 years. With fuel prices being as they are right now, there should be plenty of interest in this. At one point I had three different 1987 CRX has at once. I sold them off because the stock carburetor has a seal underneath it that wears out that's an impossible to find, and I tried replacing the carb with a Weber and that was fine for power but lost tons of MPGs. In the last year or so oh, I picked up a 2000 Honda Insight, my first ever Toyota of any kind which is a 89 Corolla wagon with manual 5 speed of course with no modifications except for just having normal stock skinny little Tires and Wheels getting 46 miles per gallon right off the bat without really even trying. I also picked up recently just before the fuel went up a 1981 Diesel Rabbit pickup. Was extremely pleased on the timing of getting that as I've only had it for two or three months now. Currently in the process of purchasing a 2019 Suzuki DR 200 dual sport with only 56 original miles on it that's Suzuki claims 88 miles per gallon and I can't wait to see what I will be able to get out of it!!! I only see two or three names other members that I remember from a couple years ago but I'm sure there's a few more. So I'm just sort of reintroducing myself and glad to be back!!!
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Old 04-13-2022, 04:03 PM   #110 (permalink)
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