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Old 06-22-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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With Pa Club Pontiac being a complete failure, I am not giving up. I ordered hosting and domain for another site. I plan on this forum being Like your local walmart, one stop for everything from cars to politics. Heres where you come in, what topics other than cars would you recommend I put in that would keep people like yourselves coming and posting? What other things would you recommend? Let me know your input please. Thanks in advance
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www.tfproject.org

/\/\ The bench mark for "universal forums"

www.automotiveforums.com has a whack of car stuff (EVERY model) plus a lot else.
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why is Paclubpontiac a failure?
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why is Paclubpontiac a failure?
It was a failure because for 2 weeks or more, only me and 1 of our 30 members posted anything. I even tried to invite posting by creating a post asking how everyones day was or others. I tried and tried to get participation. After paying the last hosting payment, I started debating on why I am going out of my way to creat this place for Pa owners when I only get 1 post a day, and that 1 post a day was from only 1 of the 30 members. SSSuperchargedEI was right, people in pa do not care about there cars. 30 members, and only 2 active members, me and one other member. that means 28 signed up posted once, and abandoned ship. I tried and tried. I even made that contest where the person who recruited the most active members would win a walmart gift card. We got 1 member out of that contest, and that one member abandoned ship with the 28 members. I know having a site was going to require patience, which I was willing to give. But with the drastic decline in participation and my own administration abandoning me, I felt we lost this battle. I needed the administration more than anything to help me to get this going. And my administration was MIA for weeks. 1993 SLE If you want a position in the new site, I will be looking for a moderator of the automotive forum. Let me know. As for Pa club Pontiac, shes finished
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Bear in mind that part of the reason that BC is such a great success is because it'* not so focused down to a specific state. It'* general to encompass the entire world. I'm sure there are lots of people who are interested in cars in PA. If you look at the big picture: BC encompasses 50 states and the rest of the world for a particular model of car. PA only encompasses 1/50 of that!! And then still throw in the specific car line wrench and your fraction is even much less than 1/50!!!!

Your site is an excellent idea and I comend you for your efforts, however, the very name of the site makes people believe that the membership maybe limited to those who only live in PA. Even if that'* not true...the mindset with your potential members might be dictated by your title.

Just my $.02....
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Jeff has it good here, he has an A+ Administrative and moderative team to help him. If I had the team that he has it would be a different story. My administration was made up of good people. They just lost interest in the club and stopped participating in club activities. My administration had no posted in a while that i know of. I was running the club alone.
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True....however, look at your member count. With only 30 users, there isn't much to administer! Your issue seems to be with attracting new users (which is why I made my comment about limiting the title)!

Inevitably you will need strong adminstrators as the site grows.
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