This forum used to be constantly full of new owners and their cars but is now very quiet. I know I'm in the minority by having owned my car for 12 years but how many active members are there still here?
How many active members now?
Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:19 PM
Also, we disabled new member sign ups last week as we were getting smashed with spam accounts and couldn't keep it under control easily. There's a large forum update being worked on which will better safeguard us from spam and generally improve the user experience. New member sign ups will also be reinstated with the update.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:25 AM
That is a good idea. I have no idea what those spam accounts hope to achieve on an actively administered site. They seem to get paid for each successful post and then number of views. They seem to be posted by people rather than bots, which makes it doubly insidious.
Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:44 PM
Personally speaking I don't come on much as before as life is busy these days, rarely have time for forums etc.
Forums in general have died down somewhat with the popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, which is a massive shame as forums are far better 'communities'.
Forums like this are great source of information and resources and will always be useful, hope we never lose it.
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In VTEC, we trust.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:07 AM
Social media are for relationship maintenance rather than knowledge preservation. Finding your answer in a ten year old post just doesn't happen on Facebook (unless someone points you to the forum post).
If there is one online tool that has made an exponential difference to my capabilities it's online forums. A wiki would probably be better for pure knowledge management, but wikis strip the social validation aspect from information and are not a reflection of the cooperative process that forms the core of of human progress.
Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:18 AM
The forum has been an immense help when I required knowledge on repairs, which I feel should be reciprocated by providing feedback or alternative fixes if found. Sadly others might not feel the same, and the fact the majority of threads can be read without registering assists in a one way direction of information.
Conversely one forum I registered with to enable forum viewing is so convoluted in the process I find it hard to justify logging on and reading, let alone posting, so there is a fine line to forum numbers and churn when the upgrade is released.
Draughting a polite letter to Mr Honda could result in a new Accord model in the showrooms, fixing the predicament of course.
Edited by Channel Hopper, 15 September 2018 - 10:18 AM.