Where did everybody go?

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2012 Mazda3
There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore. Even asking a basic question on replacing a Mazda battery gets zero replies. (shocked)
 

Antoine

Administrator
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2017 CX-5
There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore. Even asking a basic question on replacing a Mazda battery gets zero replies. (shocked)
It doesn't work for me in tapatalk anymore..... so yea I'm sure we lost a lot of folks when that changed.
 
L
Ottawa, Ontario
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17 Mazda 6 GT
There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore.
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.
The Nissan forum that I was very active in has pretty much died. Very little activity there too.
Part of the problem may be that most manufacturers are now producing boring "they're-all-pretty-much-the-same" suv's and cars.
I understand they all do it to try and stay competitive and get their piece of the pie, but there's very little out there to get excited about these days.
I can walk into a Toyota or Honda or Chevy dealer, and not see a single vehicle that gets my heart rate up.
Consequently, there's little reason for most people get on a forum and discuss the performance merits of a Ford Escape or a Nissan Rogue.
 

Natey

Swollen Member
Contributor
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Mazda
Facebook groups are killing internet forums. MOCC turned into one, and I'm sure plenty more have and will.

Not to mention *puts on flame proof jacket* 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.
 
L
Ottawa, Ontario
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17 Mazda 6 GT
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.
No flaming from this guy.
I totally agree with what you are saying.
 
V
2012 Mazda3
That's really sad. Facebook is the worst for privacy and they're even cracking down on users not using their real names. Then of course, let's not get me started on that cesspool called, Reddit. No doubt trolling is largely allowed and/or condoned on both FB and Reddit.

Btw, what does MOCC mean?
 

Antoine

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Natey

Swollen Member
Contributor
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Mazda
MOCC was Mazda Owners Club of California.

I for one am not on any facebook groups just because I don't want to be logged into that leviathan of a website for too long. Too easy to get false info or ripped off if you try to buy a used part too.
 

Speed3.5

chasing electrons ..
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16' Mazda3, 2003.5
Forums 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!
Pass down that info, lets see what the future will look like
 

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
@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.

https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/index.php

You do have the number one Google ranking for CX-5 forum, and the busiest one, so there's that!
 
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2003.5 MAZDASPEED Protege #2218
I'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)

03.5MSP, 150k miles, normal rusty areas, a few small dents and typical faded paint spots, but a very clean interior.
All factory stock except a half ass installed short CAI.... (shit zip-tied to other shit)
PAID $3k

had the car 1 day- threw P0171 & P0302 codes - already got plugs, wires, coil packs, PCV valve, SeaFoam/injector cleaner to install today.
MAF sensor, all O2 sensors, EGR,ETS, bypass valve, idle control valve and 4 injectors are on standby if the basics don't fix it..

once I get the car running normal I plan to build/beef up/strengthen internals, upgraded turbo, intercooler, piping, PBECU or SAECU, clutch, header back exhaust, BOV, WG, BC, gauges, suspension and all the little stuff that goes along with said parts..

basic goal- bullet proof motor (@250-300HP if doable) and suspension to handle backroads..

yeah, it seems like a lot of time and $ but I truly loved the MP3 and yet the MSP isn't running perfect I can already tell its gonna be a fast go-kart like ride.!!!

Any advice or info on engine internals, turbo upgrades and so are welcome.. I don't want to waste time with shitty parts..

thanks jared
 

AzteCypher

black ops modifications..
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2001 Mazda Protege LX
Congrats on the new acquisition.

I still have my Protege but it does need a lot of TLC seeing as how family and work responsibilities take precedence. I've been trying to make time to work on it seeing as how my kids like helping me outside and they want to work on "Daddy's race car".
 

Antoine

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7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
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?
 

Antoine

Administrator

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
L
Land of Cleve
V
2016.5 CX5
Actually found a post where you mentioned moving to Xenforo... from July 2018. Dude! Even longer then I thought.

Can I help?!? :D :D :D
 
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mazda cx5 13
I wish it was available on Tapatalk until the final move. A bug still allows me to add it to tapatalk temporarily though as you can see sent from ... using Tapatalk. Plz dont fix this bug at least if its in your control.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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