Dennis, I get it that owners of automotive websites have technical computing issues that drive some of their decision making. I also would assume that many owners and/or tech guys are not gearheads, they are just in this to generate revenue.
But they could also save resources by just deleting old posts after a certain time, because the wealth of knowledge that lives in this forum is absolutely useless without a way to search and access. So, now if one of us wants to try and help a newbie, or find something for ourselves, it can't be done. Extremely frustrating.
I have stayed loyal here even after the takeover, but you can still search numbers at FirstGens.com , so I guess I'll spend more time over there.
I know that to some extent you and the other mods here have to defend some things Autoforums does, but they really need to understand that the "upgrades" they are making and settings the forum runners are choosing are going to affect viewers and members. Is it possible to pass that message up the chain, or do we have to start deleting our accounts so they cannot point to the total number of members for ad sales?
And I know you have been here longer than I have (and have a nicer vert
), so if you don't want to be in the middle, I guess I can figure out how to contact AutoForums on my own.
I used to use HotRodders.com too, but it looks like they have been taken over as well.
Not much of a business model if you can't figure out a way to let folks access info. This will just become some stupid chat room, and that I can do without.