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Old 05-25-2010, 12:29 AM   #1
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Cool been gone, wondering whats new?

hello fellow bonneville forum friend!

Last time I was here was right after the switch to the GM forum format and I am glad to see that the site seems to have reverted slightly back to its bonneville roots with the changed home page. I haven't been on due to moving to an area where having simple dial-up internet costs upwards of $50 a month (money I do not have!) so I now rely on free wi-fi at a rest area a mile from my new residence! anyhow, I guess i was just wondering how everyone is and see if I have missed any forum news or bonneville news that I should know about or missed. Now that I am settled in at my new place, I should be online more often. I am thinking of asking my neighbor if I can pay him $10 a month to get the password for his router so i have better internet access!

keep up the work on the forum, although I am biased I think that pontiac (specifically the bonneville) should be more prevalent even though the forum is more vast now.

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Nice to see you back. Bonneville is our root car here. The rest are just decoration.
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Nice to see you back. Bonneville is our root car here. The rest are just decoration.
good to know! I have seen some good forums get ruined by expanding too much and I felt like that happened when the switch happened because it was nearly impossible to see what we originally were. I am still in search of another bonneville which means I will need you all more than ever!

in other news, my cousin who just got her license got a car as a present. its a '92 Buick LeSabre for $400 and she'* already annoyed with me obsessing over it!
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Hi Richard. Welcome back and thanks for checking in on us. We're still chasing the dust bunnies around the place and looking for some opportunities to make the forum that much more awesome.

Nothing better than free WiFi..huh?
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Good to see your back. Still the same place just with a few extras lying around
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Somethings are the process of seeing writing on the walls most cant. Bonneville and Pontiac are no more. We have to rethink and relearn or die. The place isn't something we can keep afloat on some cheap Forum hosting service. Realities are to grow with what we have available to us. Our new domain name and covering GM insures us stabilty. But I myself only have one GM car, it is a Bonneville, and we will continue to make sure it remains the lead vehicle while we allow, give courtesy, and bring the unique mix of Solid Tech base with casual socializing that made us, to the rest of GM owners.
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Somethings are the process of seeing writing on the walls most cant. Bonneville and Pontiac are no more. We have to rethink and relearn or die. The place isn't something we can keep afloat on some cheap Forum hosting service. Realities are to grow with what we have available to us. Our new domain name and covering GM insures us stabilty. But I myself only have one GM car, it is a Bonneville, and we will continue to make sure it remains the lead vehicle while we allow, give courtesy, and bring the unique mix of Solid Tech base with casual socializing that made us, to the rest of GM owners.
if anything i personally would have focused on expanding this forum to cater to cars equipped with the 3800 engine. it'* more close to home with the bonneville and even though it'* not produced anymore, it was GM'* meat-and-potatoes engine for nearly thirty years and we all know these engines last forever. thats just my two cents but maybe something that some thought should be given to.
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That was our plan. Pull in Grand Prix, Regal, Monty carlo, etc. The problem is with Bonneville in the URL it makes it hard to attract other car types. GMforum.com helped up add those cars. We have little activity on most GM brands, but the brands we were interested in are picking up.
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Nice to see you back. Bonneville is our root car here. The rest are just decoration.
Yeah, when I joined here, I was confused because it said GM Forum, but pretty much all I saw was Bonneville stuff.
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Welcome back! Always to see a an ole friend return.
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