AG_Admin wrote:what is the concern?
JoeIsuzu wrote:AG_Admin wrote:what is the concern?
What Isuzu do you own?
I suspect that may summarize anyone's concern.
AG_Admin wrote:what is the concern?
superman27344 wrote:If I understand this correctly, this will effect us very little if at all. Tad along with the other staff will still be admining the forum as far as posts and what not, correct?
MarkB.NV wrote:Tad and others have built a really wonderful site here. And I for one find that it is the extremely valuable in terms of how to repair and maintain our trucks, where to find parts and solutions, and little tricks to get by, when Isuzu retail has basically dried up.
What I've also come to appreciate is the friendships, camaraderie and social connections among like minded members.
I don't always have 2-nickels to contribute, so I've tried to give what I could, my own versions of how-tos and pics and diagrams and help with others who are working on a similar problem that I might be able to help with. I'm happy to do that, because I need to pay my way as it were, and give back to the community that has been extremely helpful to me.
My worry is that the center of the site gets smaller and smaller, while the surrounding advertising take up more and more of the screen. A commercial app has to deliver eyeballs to advertisers, it's the follow the money game. I hate FB, Twitter and Pinterest with a passion - those are soul sucking sites that reflect the worst in big business and corporate abuse. Cannot use the site, cannot access the site, cannot search the site -without your FB credentials. You are constantly subject to corporate censorship -cannot speak ill of the corporate sponsors, or of things that corporate has ruled as politically incorrect (not social decorum, but things that you simply cannot say on the site). They track everywhere you go, every post you make, every connection you have, and every search term from that site, from your google searches, from your amazon searches, and then bombard you with still more advertising that chews up all of your mobile bandwidth and gives to the NSA every piece of your online identity without your knowledge or consent.
Yes, I'm a data security pro -and I wear a tinfoil hat ... underneath my other tin foil hat.
Alas, those are my sensitive issues with online communities.
... and I owns an Isuzoo Trooper.
lorenzo816 wrote:good question Goodymobb.
Hi Phil from Ag, nice to meet you.
Tad I hear ya. Gotta do what you gotta do.
Explains all the DB errors the last few days. y'all were setting connections up.
The old timers will still be here.
GoodyMOBB wrote:Will our linked email addresses be used by the new parent company in any way?
Nope. There's immediate effect, and long term effect.superman27344 wrote:I think the people who are voicing concern over this change are missing the part that the change has already taken place and the forum is still running just as it was before. I can definitely understand why you chose to wait until after the transition to tell us.
itsmehb wrote:Wow, definitely the biggest, most important post I've read since becoming a member. Having participated in other auto forums, namely corvette, Mercedes and Honda. This is the most friendly forum where we as members feel we can post opinions, and go off topic and talk about almost anything and as long as we remain above board we all get along. NOT so on other forums. Try going off topic and see what happens. Mark, really nice post, expressing my concerns as well as I'm sure others in better format that I could have used....Harry