1. Hello there guest and Welcome to The #1 Classic Mustang forum!
    To gain full access you must Register. Registration is free and it takes only a few moments to complete.
    Already a member? Login here then!

Influx of new members coming soon?

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Midlife, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    VMF experienced a catastrophic loss of database when they transferred the forums from a server to the cloud. Most threads/posts are now empty. Not sure if they will be ever restored. Lots of folks complaining...

    I perused some of the new threads and was appalled at all of the advertisements everywhere...they even appeared over a thread post! Yuck.
     
  2. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    We could build a wall and make VMF pay for it.
     
  3. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    We don’t need no stinkn rif raff. We’ve got enough already!


    Mark
     
    tarafied1 likes this.
  4. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    And {.} knows Riff Raff ( even if he doesn't know how to spell it. )
     
  5. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Hey Crack’r, I know how to spell, I choose not to. It’s the sign of brilliance


    Mark
     
  6. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    It must be since you leave little signs all over the place.
     
    msell66 likes this.
  7. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Hey do you think Stashu would let me back in to VMF? Nah...you guys would miss me too much.:rolleyes:
     
    tarafied1 likes this.
  8. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    StangFix accepts pictures of Mt. Fuji, if that's any help in the matter.:D
     
  9. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Wow....I just need to get out more.:eek::rolleyes:
     
  10. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    I resemble that!

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
  11. SkidMark

    SkidMark Active Member

    New members would be good...

    And VMF appears to be back online, might be a few quirks yet but I can see all old posts now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    We need to vet any newbs and keep the illegals from mucking this place up.


    Mark
     
  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    We sorely need a good bump in ACTIVE membership. Preferably of the vintage ownership group but any real car guys are more than welcome. The amount of daily postings around here has drastically fallen off.
     
  14. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Probably because you finally finished your car.

    _____________________________
    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     
    tarafied1 likes this.
  15. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I'm sure that's it. :p

    I've been trying to post stuff up to get some chatter going but the noise level is just north of crickets these days.
     
    RapidRabbit and Grabber70Mach like this.
  16. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Agree I just don't live an exciting enough life to post about.

    _____________________________
    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     
  17. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    For many of us here who have been around since the beginning, when Randy & Rick decided to host a VMF alternate, this place was a safe harbor for humor and other off subject topics at a time when the VMF elite cracked down on random shit and started banning people for any number of reasons, Mt. Fuji included. Despite the broad cross section of personal ideologies and beliefs, the sense of community this forum provided was its major draw. With the ebb and flow of life, many have come and many have gone and the face of this community, though familiar, has changed. Regular posters such as Johnpro, DalorzoF, and Sigtauenus are gone forever while others such as Cmayna and DaveSanborn are far less prolific posters than they once were. My sense is the technical knowledge base here seems fairly consistent and I suspect that is now the main draw. With VMF, under the Dooley reign, the value hobbyists derived from the quality of the information posted created momentum which has sustained the post volume over there, even after Bob sold the Forum.

    These days VMF seems to be enjoying a perceptible uptick in the number of newbies with little to no apparent vintage automotive experience. The vast archive there (which is now at least temporarily MIA) contains multiple threads that address nearly every problem, its diagnosis, and repair but the same core questions continue to pepper the forum as many now there are unaware of or otherwise unable to navigate through the "Search" feature so the wheel gets reinvented and the accuracy of the posts has deteriorated some as a result. As a frequent visitor and occasional poster, I find myself posting to correct misinformation or complete the circle on incomplete posts. At some point I will likely tire of that role and pull away as some others already have. My sense is that a mass migration from VMF is unlikely at this time.

    The impetus for this post was my re-discovery of my Corn Feed 8 shirt at the bottom of my T-shirt drawer. It's been 10 years since Seattle. Sobering thought.
     
  18. SkidMark

    SkidMark Active Member

    For sure, not much going on around here. I stop in once a week or so and there are very few new posts.
     
  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Oh, that Sanborn would show his face again. Or Jeremy. Or a host of the forgotten many.

    I mean talk about injustices. We lose so many of the founding tribe and yet {.}, like some humanoid cockroach, remains.
     
  20. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I was not involved in the origin of StangFix; I joined about 3-4 weeks after its formation.
     

Share This Page