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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is money worth ruining a good forum

No, not this one....the Corvette forum. Ever since it was bought out by IB, it's been one **** up after another.

For the last 2 weeks in was about a 1 in 5 chance the site would load at any given time, and if it did load, it would only for for 10 minutes for so before it timed out again.

So I ask, is the money one gets from selling a forum like that worth absolutely destroying the place?

So now not only does it rarely load, but the whole thing looks like it was redesigned by drunk people. It's like someone comes up with an idea and it gets implemented without and testing. Notice the MS Paint chop job they did on the "new topic" and "reply" buttons?

And no, you can't say anything, because questioning the judgement of the geniuses of IB is illegal... Can you imagine walking into a store and having crap laying around the floor and having random shelves maybe tipped over...and then if you complain the just kick you out?

These forums are STORES (just look at all those products on the side bars), and as such, should be open for business (not disconnecting) and should not have the shelves held on with duct tape (cheap cut job on buttons).

Anyway, am I alone in thinking they ran the place better before they made real money off it? All I know is that the more money my website makes, the more time I spend improving it, and people with suggestions are appreciated, not banned.

Ok, rant over.
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No, not this one....the Corvette forum. Ever since it was bought out by IB, it's been one **** up after another.

For the last 2 weeks in was about a 1 in 5 chance the site would load at any given time, and if it did load, it would only for for 10 minutes for so before it timed out again.

So I ask, is the money one gets from selling a forum like that worth absolutely destroying the place?

So now not only does it rarely load, but the whole thing looks like it was redesigned by drunk people. It's like someone comes up with an idea and it gets implemented without and testing. Notice the MS Paint chop job they did on the "new topic" and "reply" buttons?

And no, you can't say anything, because questioning the judgement of the geniuses of IB is illegal... Can you imagine walking into a store and having crap laying around the floor and having random shelves maybe tipped over...and then if you complain the just kick you out?

These forums are STORES (just look at all those products on the side bars), and as such, should be open for business (not disconnecting) and should not have the shelves held on with duct tape (cheap cut job on buttons).

Anyway, am I alone in thinking they ran the place better before they made real money off it? All I know is that the more money my website makes, the more time I spend improving it, and people with suggestions are appreciated, not banned.

Ok, rant over.
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IB??? I thought VS bought it?
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IB bought out corvetteforum. Shan sold out to another company VS?
Its all about $$$$$ Days of popular forums not being owned by small time owners are over
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Its all a shame if you ask me.

Eventually some other site will come up and Fix the problem. The ones that were sold out will fall the wayside.




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Its all a shame if you ask me.

Eventually some other site will come up and Fix the problem. The ones that were sold out will fall the wayside.
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Success is not shameful. Businesses are bought and sold everyday. Those who enter into a business for fun are rarely successful.

If it's such a problem, stop complaining and step up - make your own forum.

If it were easy everyone would be doing it, and it would be as successful as this forum once was.

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Success is not shameful. Businesses are bought and sold everyday. Those who enter into a business for fun are rarely successful.

If it's such a problem, stop complaining and step up - make your own forum.

If it were easy everyone would be doing it, and it would be as successful as this forum once was.

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nice how only certain ppl can say what the hell ever they want. No wonder this place is in the toilet.
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Dude, quit stirring the pot!!!!

Topic - beaten to death.

Thread - locked.

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