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Re: Custom titles.

Postby Leedeth » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:31 am

If you want me to set it all up then I will. I have the time. But the problem with that is I'll need admin access lol. :( And a lot of how-to and walkthroughs on how to set that stuffs up.

Also I'm pretty pissed right now because some asshole on this other site is being a douche and not talking to us, he just sits there doing nothing, and doesn't update the site, which caused it to be hacked. Then he wouldn't put a backup on for 6 months, and we also lost about 6 months of shit because its an old backup. Yeah. Assholes that don't care.

If you guys are going to just let SS die, and really, look at it, it's dying slowly, nobody new is coming here, everybody who goes to the home page is obviously just thrown away from it because its not giving much info.

For one thing, the text is too small. That's problem number 1 on the home page.

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Re: Custom titles.

Postby theholycow » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:24 am

Leedeth wrote:But nobody's doing shit to make it happen.
Get started. Make some content. Once there's content, post it in a FAQ thread or start your own. When you see that someone needs it, post a link. If it's really good, others will post links to it too.

That's my MO in places where it's needed, but it's really not that bad here. I've showed up to forums that needed it badly and really turned them around by doing that. I've collected the info in a post to reference, or on a webpage. The hard part is usually paying attention and keeping the info up-to-date; here it's not so bad since the info doesn't change much.

Leedeth wrote:If you want me to set it all up then I will. I have the time. But the problem with that is I'll need admin access lol. :( And a lot of how-to and walkthroughs on how to set that stuffs up.
Not necessary. Put a link to your FAQ thread, or to a post containing links to your many FAQ threads, in your sig. Again, if it's really good, others will do the same.

we also lost about 6 months of shit because its an old backup.
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

If you guys are going to just let SS die, and really, look at it, it's dying slowly, nobody new is coming here,
We get plenty of new users.

everybody who goes to the home page is obviously just thrown away from it because its not giving much info.
I've never seen the home page until you mentioned it just now. I think most people probably arrive here via google results that take them to the forum, and they see the discussions they want on the forum.

For one thing, the text is too small. That's problem number 1 on the home page.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby mtheis » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:13 pm

Leedeth wrote:nobody new is coming here

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Re: Custom titles.

Postby comingbackdown » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:24 pm

mtheis wrote:
Leedeth wrote:nobody new is coming here

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Re: Custom titles.

Postby watkins » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:09 pm

theholycow wrote:
everybody who goes to the home page is obviously just thrown away from it because its not giving much info.
I've never seen the home page until you mentioned it just now. I think most people probably arrive here via google results that take them to the forum, and they see the discussions they want on the forum

I certainly did. The homepage is rather useless anyway though
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby Leedeth » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:58 pm

theholycow wrote:
we also lost about 6 months of shit because its an old backup.
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

That only works for snapshots of home pages. Anything more, like videos, or pictures, not on the home page, are not saved at all.

And it was a figure of speech guys, we get a few new people here and there, but we don't get much at all to build a larger community. It's going to stay about the same size with the rate old people are leaving and not posting.

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Re: Custom titles.

Postby Tinton » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:06 am

There's not much to keep people here, they come for standardshifting advice, get it, then leave. The Fiero forum I go to is much more lively and its over twice as old, I think its just the base community here that's a turn-off to some people. No one wants to feel like an outsider, with a central clique controlling all the major topics on the board. On the Fiero forum I talked about, there's several "micro-communities", each about the size of the 1 major community here on SS. All of the micro communities contribute to a much larger one, and that larger one encompasses the smaller communities and individuals that don't have cliques. Here on SS, all I see is a single community that works to stay exclusive by reinforcing the close-knit relationships that have already developed. Our main community used to be similar to the Fiero forum's in that it was open to everyone and not specifically linked to any person or group of people, since the meet it seems like SS has changed from "A Community of Standardshifters" to "A Community of Tony, Aaron, Kelly, Watkins, and Friends".

F*cking prove that isn't true.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:27 am

You're just bitter about something. What that is, I don't know. You keep mentioning this "clique" way too much, so it's obviously bugging you. Nothing would change if I left this site tomorrow.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby Leedeth » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:30 am

What the hell do you mean nothing would change? A whole shit load of things would change if you just left and never came back.

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Re: Custom titles.

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:32 am

No, ultimately not. While we all do influence this site in one way or another, the general direction can hardly be affected by a few individuals leaving. There will always be people there to replace them. We all miss those members that have gone and have contributed but I do not believe they influenced the site with their leaving. The site influenced them instead.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby comingbackdown » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:34 pm

AHTOXA wrote:No, ultimately not. While we all do influence this site in one way or another, the general direction can hardly be affected by a few individuals leaving. There will always be people there to replace them. We all miss those members that have gone and have contributed but I do not believe they influenced the site with their leaving. The site influenced them instead.


That would be correct. No matter the humor or the awesome content, on a manual transmission forum what matters most is experience and insight, which is why I miss PS so much. He usually hit the noob questions with a dead-on accurate answer before anybody had the chance to. Experience, insight, and from time to time, he made a funny.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:28 pm

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Custom Titles?
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby comingbackdown » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:13 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
Custom Titles?


"Who is Dolly Parton?"
"No, Mr. Connery, it's 'titles', 'famous titles'."
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby mtheis » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:14 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Image

You have just combined two of God's greatest inventions. I applaud you, sir.
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Re: Custom titles.

Postby vedran » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:24 pm

comingbackdown wrote:"Who is Dolly Parton?"
"No, Mr. Connery, it's 'titles', 'famous titles'."

LOL

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