I'm registered on a few other forums as well as this one, and it seems it's not just this forum that's slowing down.There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore.
No flaming from this guy.There's nothing but posts about CUVs in here. No more track days or autocross events or car meets or...anything like that. Just people complaining about their laser guided parking systems and GPS activated steering wheel warmers.
Pass down that info, lets see what the future will look likeForums are dying seems to be a popular assumption but actually I think they are making a come back! It is true that some forums are dying and those tend to be forums that are run by some massive corporation and not the founder. Another reason is some forums are dedicated to a single model where interest has been lost (and or it is out of production).
Seems to me a growing number of people are getting tired of social media / massive all-consuming networks and are rediscovering Forums that are run by founders and or owners who actually care like this one! Mazdas247 has been going strong in various forms for 18 years now because we care!
As I have mentioned, we are working on a complete overhaul for Mazdas247 and I have got a side project / test bed site that is helping me with the overhaul and might take off itself some day...PM me if you are interested in checking it out!
PM sentPass down that info, lets see what the future will look like
Thanks for the suggestion, it's something I've considered but the priority here are the model-specific forums...That's what people come here for...That said, I would like the Lounge to take a more active role as the overall "hang-out" area for Mazda related topics here...This is also something I'm working through on the new site. I've also been thinking about bringing back a dedicated News forum (for Mazdas247 and Mazda news only)...Here and or on the new site.@Antoine
Maybe this group of forums should be near the top, below the sponsors. That way people from other forums can see it instead of just scrolling to their forum and going there. And the main Lounge forum would have more activity. More pageviews/clicks for you.
You do have the number one Google ranking for CX-5 forum, and the busiest one, so there's that!
Welcome back! Please check out the MSP Forum if you haven't already for all your MSP needs... https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?193-Mazdaspeed-ProtegeI'm back to this forum after being gone for 9 years after I sold my 2001 Protg MP3 (yellow#1226) HIBOOST turbo & intercooler kit and all those other typical mods..
-- previous username may have been Jaredbzoom* see pics there
Now I'm back with recently purchased (3days ago) a 2003.5MSP (silver #2218)
The reason is not unknown...We want a solution that allows us the ability to fully manage and configure our own app or instance. We also do not want to depend on Tapatalk for an app experience.Deleted Tapatalk for some unknown reason. Thought we were getting close. We were told "well the mobile site works just as well". No, it doesn't. It's not bad as far as mobile sites go but you can't even upload pictures!
These site redesign has been in the works for over a year. Any solid news to report? What software are you moving too?