Getting people back to the forum...

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:32 pm

Pointless change?

Doubtful. People were complaining for years that it wasn't upgraded.

The unfortunate part was losing 2 years of posts, and maybe it could have happened sooner, but meh, shit happens.

I liked the older format of the emoticons for sure, but am getting used to the format for everything else.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:25 pm

This is true - With all the mods I made to the previous version, it was incredibly hard to move to the latest version and no lose some data. When I lost several years worth, I figure now was as good of time as any to just scrap it and move on.

Losing two years was bad but hey... it was mainly just Happy Birthday posts. lol
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm

:lol:
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Yeah... and my 200k mile post.

Whatevurrr...
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:32 am

jonnymopar wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Yeah... and my 200k mile post.

Whatevurrr...
Meh, I probably lost the most posts out of anyone.

Quit yer whining!

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:00 am

"I really miss the ShoutBox that used to be at the bottom of the main page." -No one
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:32 pm

Meh, I started to use it for birthdays.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by CharmfulPeace » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:51 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
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"I really miss the ShoutBox that used to be at the bottom of the main page." -No one
Lol, the shoutbox is actually nice to have. :lol:
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:58 am

Updating the main page......lol
I don't remember the last time that has ever changed. Even the "media" link still has the same photos for god knows how many years(except the blue SXT) and the "links" option has nothing...
What about adding the "2GN" of the month photos to the media link? This way users that have qualified or were selected as "2GN" of the month's photos would be there? Just a thought......
Yeah it's time for a change as 2GN.org activity has dropped, does 1GN.org still have any activity?
What about bringing back 2GN of the month and the calendar?
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:36 am

With the current people logging in, I think Jeremy's car would probably be the only 2gn for every month. :lol:
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 am

1GN still have activity... not a ton but it's there. There were A LOT of spam bots on it which I spent a good day cleaning up. Now that those are gone, it's making life easier for anyone looking for info. I'd hate to close it down since it has some good info.

The redesign of the main page does need to be updated. That'll be my next project haha.

Everyone has to get on FB to drum up support for the "Post on the Forum Day"!
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:55 am

occasional demons wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:36 am
With the current people logging in, I think Jeremy's car would probably be the only 2gn for every month. :lol:
If you didn't have any standards and just included everyone that still comes here, we'd be good.

-mine
-yours
-Jeremy's
-both of Jason's
-Jerry's silver car (which I think is Scott's old motorsport edition)
-superdan
-CharmfulPeace
-Ryan Bearshare's
-Hagan's
-Devaughn's (Amit's old car)
-Frank's
-rage Kevin's SRT
-MyNeonSaysHi's SRT

There's more than 12 cars already.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 pm

Well if standards aren't an issue, there is also Chris's (BBR's) shell, and My '00 shell (Chris A's neon - Dark Jewel)
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:11 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:36 am
With the current people logging in, I think Jeremy's car would probably be the only 2gn for every month. :lol:
Hey, I wouldn't argue with that.

We could start taking pictures of random Neons on the road and submitting them. My neighbor has a modded '01 that sits in my cul de sac, because it's broken. It's a POS, but I'd submit it. I could print out some "Neon of the Month" stickers and just randomly stick them on the windows of Neons I spot in parking lots.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 pm
...and My '00 shell (Chris A's neon - Dark Jewel)
:shock: You have that car? I always loved that thing. There was a kindred spirit-ness between that car and my Daytona because we went the same 2.4 route: build a Stratus engine ground-up instead of starting with an SRT longblock. Back when we did our swaps, you couldn't touch an SRT-4 engine for under $2000. A low-mileage Stratus engine might have set you back a tenth of that. OEM SRT piston/rod assemblies were $75 a piece, the SRT oil pump & pan were a bolt-on for extra insurance, the whole valvetrain needed nothing, and it was taster's choice for manifolds and accessories. Boy have times changed.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:28 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 pm
occasional demons wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 pm
...and My '00 shell (Chris A's neon - Dark Jewel)
:shock: You have that car?

It was either I drive across the state and get it, or it was going to the scrap yard. Getting it loaded onto my brother's dirt bike trailer without any wheels or suspension on the body was an adventure, but we got 'er done!

Chris didn't use the SRT/PT oiling system, he stuck with the Stratus set up. Unfortunately, due to a HG leak, the engine rusted up in the inside. But the pistons and rods were still useable. They are currently in an NGC Sebring block, machined into SRT specs (Piston squirters/turbo oil return, etc.)

It's now in formerly Cbussilver01es' 99 R/T...

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by jonnymopar » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:49 pm

I am so glad that car didn't go to waste!

I wish I didn't use the SRT oiling system. With the Stratus pump, the fact that I removed the balance shafts would have made up for adding the turbo. Running 5W-20, my cold idle is almost 80psi. I'm waiting for the day when I need to scoot out into traffic before the car is warm and my oil pressure gauge's needle explodes out of the gauge and ends up stuck in my forehead. Remember, the gerotor set in the SRT-4/PTGT oil pump was borrowed from the same generation 4.7L. It's literally a V8 pump! You really need the oil squirters so all that volume has somewhere to go. With all that said, I have 57k miles on that setup and all continues to be well. Just a though, in case there's a "next time".
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...machined into SRT specs (Piston squirters/turbo oil return, etc.)
I'm curious about this. I thought that the oil squirters were actually small nozzles that were tapped into the main oil passage across the rear-facing side of the block. Are they simply holes?
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:29 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:49 pm
occasional demons wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:28 pm
...machined into SRT specs (Piston squirters/turbo oil return, etc.)
I'm curious about this. I thought that the oil squirters were actually small nozzles that were tapped into the main oil passage across the rear-facing side of the block. Are they simply holes?
They are nozzles that bolt onto machined faces on the block.

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The nice thing about NGC 2.4 blocks, is everything is cast to make them into SRT blocks, you just need to do the machining part. And buy the bolt on's.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by INVUJerry » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:03 am

theColonel wrote:
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 :(
Sometimes change is inevitable.

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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by racer12306 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:15 am

Tapatalk is

is

is

interesting.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:28 am

Yeah. I think unless you pay for the subscription so you don’t get the ads, it’s a bit different.

I like going straight through safari but I occasionally use Tapatalk.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by racer12306 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:33 am

I’m about to get my iPad. Is there a mobile site for phone?
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by Diablo0 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:22 pm

It formats to mobile automatically.
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by racer12306 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:46 pm

Just checked it out. Very nice mobile format.

Mobile >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> tapatalk
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Re: Getting people back to the forum...

Post by blueneo03 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:10 pm

Tapatalk used to be a lot better, the few times i have used it recently, i didnt like it... with mobile sites able to be developed and commonplace that is the way to go IMO
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