Seems kind of stupid? - 460 Ford Forum
Chilly's Garage A place for non-460 banter.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hermosa, South Dakota
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Seems kind of stupid?

Why are these "site sponsers" getting their own little sections? I think it is great that they are helping support the site. Its not like there is going to be any kind of productive threads come from them. I know, myself, when a advertisement pops up or its at the top of the page I can't click fast enough or scroll down the page quick enough to get past it.
digger460 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 09:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Diggindeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Timmins, ontario
Posts: 2,221
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I had never heard of CarID. now i have. I guess its mission accomplished.

Despite what you've heard, opportunity does not knock
Diggindeeper is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Senior Member
 
mudbogtom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to mudbogtom
Quote:
Originally Posted by digger460 View Post
Why are these "site sponsers" getting their own little sections? I think it is great that they are helping support the site. Its not like there is going to be any kind of productive threads come from them. I know, myself, when a advertisement pops up or its at the top of the page I can't click fast enough or scroll down the page quick enough to get past it.
It is quite simple. The new owners of the site made an investment and are working on getting their money back. The new forums were added because the companies have paid for advertising space. Plain and simple.

In the past, Chilly didn't want or have paid sponsors of the site... we had folks that offered advice, spent time answering questions and such. In return, they ended up getting some business out of it, some more than others. Many of them offered way more than they got in return, especially if you take into account the time they offered and much of the information they posted on a daily basis. Some of the vendors that have offered their time and knowledge, and it is safe to say that some feel like the information that they have provided has been sold out from under them. Since I was not around since the beginning of the forum, I don't have understanding of what they feel, but I see their side of the deal, and I have benefitted from it tremendously, and I intend to use them when I can and it makes sense for me to do so.

At this point, the sponsors pages are keeping the forum free for the time being, and we can make good use of the forum as it is... which means you can still contact the previous supporters of the forum and spend your money with them as you choose, access as much of the information as any normal person can comprehend... or complain about the companies that are paying for advertising to keep it the way it is. It is your call, but either way, complaining a lot will not keep folks around... be it the folks giving you good information to go with, or folks that are paying for advertising and hoping to get something in return. One of these days, if we don't dog the guys to death that have decided to pay for an advertising space, they will find it much more worthwhile to offer advice in their forums and we can get some more good info from them, or sponsors that are capable of providing such info. It costs money to run a forum, and the bigger it gets, the more is costs. Some of the guys who have branched out recently have seen that this is the case and are looking at their options.

Tom
mudbogtom is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 05:47 AM
Senior Member
 
crittersf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: newport NC
Posts: 4,607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
 
Send a message via AIM to crittersf1 Send a message via MSN to crittersf1 Send a message via Yahoo to crittersf1
Somebody has to pay for it!
crittersf1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome