Getting people back to the forum...

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Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:21 pm

How can we get people back to using the forum? I like Facebook but I'd like to get back to the roots of the website and bring people back to the forum.

Thoughts?
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:07 pm

Hack FB with a 2gn redirect.


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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:17 pm

I don't feel like that's the best idea lol
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:11 pm

:lol:


Of course; we would never condone such things.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by fixit » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:20 am

doubt uses will come back to the forums.. because the cars are old.. and facebook is the giant (like google) of the online community

what makes a forum more useful
1-organization ( i.e. build threads, tuning, forsale)
2-persistence (i.e. how to's, pictures, how to )
3-search
4-active moderation
5-experience/knowledge transfer.. not the facebook "what's the best motor oil"

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by superdan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:21 am

I’d like to see the forum as active as it once was. How to bring people back? Not sure...whose admin of the Facebook page? Maybe they can “help”


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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 am

Me. Lol
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by superdan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:03 am

Ah lol well I’m fresh out of ideas. Might just have to wait it out 🤷‍♂️


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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:47 pm

I actually posted a Post On 2GN Day on Facebook. Not one person showed up here. Major suck.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Maybe start another day.


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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by dvon17 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:35 am

tapatalk will help a lot. I think. I check it from time to time as the Facebook page gets annoying. This just feels right lol
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Post by Diablo0 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:56 pm

I think that's a huge part and also that even if you didn't use Tapatalk, the forum works well with a mobile browser.

The previous version made you zoom in and out to read everything and navigate.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by INVUJerry » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm

I really preferred the older website vs this new setup, but I'm a grumpy old man at heart.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:09 pm

I kind of like the older style too.

I guess it doesn't help I lost almost 3000 posts. :lol:
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:48 am

INVUJerry wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm
I really preferred the older website vs this new setup, but I'm a grumpy old man at heart.
Get with the times grandpa!
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:04 pm

Diablo0 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:48 am
INVUJerry wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm
I really preferred the older website vs this new setup, but I'm a grumpy old man at heart.
Get with the times grandpa!
Hey.....



I resemble that remark... :lol:
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by own3d5974 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:03 pm

Jerry help me find another neon. I want to k swap one.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:34 pm

Start making 2gn stickers again, buy some ads, ask Modern to mention the site... I'm a graphic designer and marketing guy. I have ideas.
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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:26 am

That's also the plan... one step at a time. lol... Wife came to me yesterday saying she wants to get started designing and making stickers at the end of the month or next. Won't be until then since I'm changing jobs and have to travel.

Modern hasn't always been too active on here. They used to, and may still own neons.org so that's where they spent most of their time advertising.

I'm looking to redesign the main 2GN page... if you have ideas, I'm open to them.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by JeremyJ » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm

You mean this page?

http://2gn.org/

Whatever you do, keep the dark background look. It's what makes this forum stand out, visually. Maybe make a trio of 2gn fronts, like the current version ('01-02 R/T), an '03-05 base, and an SRT version in a row or column. Hell, add a '00-01 base. I really like the original image at the top left of the forum, before the '03+ tails were added. I think it would be cool to create a variant of both the front and rear end logos with all the various model changes represented. More variations = more cost for decals, but giving people the option to have their car represented most accurately would be pretty cool.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:18 pm

Man had we been able to access the forum trough tapatalk years ago I think people would of stuck around more. But oh well.

I kept an active progress log for the past 3 or 4 years now. So I stayed around.

I hope people can come around more and maybe during Carlisle pictures can make it to the forum again since using the tapatalk app makes it easier to post pictures.

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Haganracing » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:59 pm

I'm on my computer now, but maybe I'll try the tapatalk.. I don't like change, so you can understand my feelings on the "new" 2gn forum.. lol
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by MoxHair » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 am

Facebook sucks.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 am

MoxHair wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 am
Facebook sucks.
MOX! What's up!!

And yes, the millennial opinion landfill known as Facebook undoubtedly sucks.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am

jonnymopar wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 am
MoxHair wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 am
Facebook sucks.
MOX! What's up!!

And yes, the millennial opinion landfill known as Facebook undoubtedly sucks.
LOL, from what I've seen from the wife's account, it's more than just millennials... There are a lot of dumb sheeple in about every age group.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by JeremyJ » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:31 pm

I've answered a couple of questions on the FB page, but in general, I really dislike it. I had assumed that the inclusion of real names and info would dissuade asshattery at a higher rate than the forums, but I guess I was wrong. Lots of useless back and forth, as well as a few legit fucktards on there. Forum for life.
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Post by jonnymopar » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:36 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am
LOL, from what I've seen from the wife's account, it's more than just millennials... There are a lot of dumb sheeple in about every age group.
No doubt, there are idiots of every age and walk of life on there. It just seems to me that people my age kinda poke around with it, but people even just a few years younger than me... it's like Facebook is cocaine and their computer/phone/tablet is a straw with boogers on it.
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Post by MoxHair » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:38 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 am
MoxHair wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 am
Facebook sucks.
MOX! What's up!!

And yes, the millennial opinion landfill known as Facebook undoubtedly sucks.
Nada, just typical me. Would love for the forum to come back like in the hay day but current landscape of social media makes that incredibly hard. I have no desire to hangout on Facebook.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by INVUJerry » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:11 pm

Ugh.

I’ve been busy as hell. Stressed about work. Hopefully I can get some time to dedicate to the forums and my cars here soon.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:05 pm

Haganracing wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:59 pm
I'm on my computer now, but maybe I'll try the tapatalk.. I don't like change, so you can understand my feelings on the "new" 2gn forum.. lol
When you get to be my age, you get tired of pointless changes ... things should be clearly better, or leave them alone :(
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