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Re: Hello!

Post by andybond » Thu May 30, 2019 2:49 pm

series_one wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:44 pm
This is what I see btw. No exiges photo or logo at all

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The phpBB thing is by design. You are viewing on a phone with a very limited resolution. Ill take another look into it , but initial signs are that it wont scale it very well - if at all

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Post by andybond » Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm

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Thu May 30, 2019 2:42 pm
I think we are just getting used to more activity (finally) with the ‘new board’. I miss the exige photo and font at the top.

Fact is use nose dived after the board was changed to this current format :(
The previous was just happier font/style/ and crucially it had very nice and big smilies. It may sound gay (I know I know) but the current smilies are small and shit I believe its part of why activity dropped. That and loosing ohotobucket soon after.

If you can give exiges back happy smilies/emoticons and ditch the current scary/indreadable ones that plus the photos (Thank you!!) could wale up isage again.


Of the two you showed above, the basic one feels more familiar btw.
Take a look at this : https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles/smilies-13

Pick a set out for me .

You mentioned happier font and style. Do you have any examples for me to take a look at?

Appreciate your input!

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Re: Hello!

Post by jonnyfox » Thu May 30, 2019 8:27 pm

That's very cool Andy. Option 1 basic format for me also on the new platform. Agree with Pierre on the smiles, something different more familiar... Not time to look right now. Great job though, keep it up.
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Re: Hello!

Post by andybond » Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 pm

If you dont want to change, we dont have to!

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Re: Hello!

Post by winthattt » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:00 am

Andy, we get very little S3 traffic and that is where the new volume will be. I have always found Exiges to be THE place for S1 and S2 knowledge that is accurate, unlike other sites. So many S1 and S2 cars are one garage residents where Exiges is about driving them, we therefore will get decreasing usage unless we can get the correct subgroup of s3 owners as users. Maybe Evora as well. I have no idea how to attract that sort of users so my “helpful” suggestion may not be very useful. BW Keith

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Re: Hello!

Post by andybond » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:49 am

winthattt wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:00 am
Andy, we get very little S3 traffic and that is where the new volume will be. I have always found Exiges to be THE place for S1 and S2 knowledge that is accurate, unlike other sites. So many S1 and S2 cars are one garage residents where Exiges is about driving them, we therefore will get decreasing usage unless we can get the correct subgroup of s3 owners as users. Maybe Evora as well. I have no idea how to attract that sort of users so my “helpful” suggestion may not be very useful. BW Keith
100% agree with you on the s3 bits. I am a little unsure how to attract people as well! I guess if we got in with a vendor who sold s3 bits and asked them to put in a flier with a sold part that might work?

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Re: Hello!

Post by Rob999 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:07 pm

I think part of it is marketing; exiges wasn’t always the easiest to sign up to for new members. That’s been resolved.

Getting the word out there on the other forums; as I see S3 owners mainly frequenting TLF and Seloc. There’s no reason why this site shouldn’t have a thriving S3 community.

Try and get on board with B&C etc? I do love this site though as there’s none of the cliques/BS that comes with some of the other platforms.
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Re: Hello!

Post by andybond » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:19 pm

It’s catch 22. Expand and lose the personal nature or risk dieing out.

I am trying to make signups even easier so that @seriouslylotus doesn’t have to spend ages approving via emails.

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Re: Hello!

Post by seriouslylotus » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:49 pm

andybond wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:19 pm
It’s catch 22. Expand and lose the personal nature or risk dieing out.

I am trying to make signups even easier so that @seriouslylotus doesn’t have to spend ages approving via emails.

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Re: Hello!

Post by winthattt » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:53 pm

andybond wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:19 pm
It’s catch 22. Expand and lose the personal nature or risk dieing out.

I am trying to make signups even easier so that @seriouslylotus doesn’t have to spend ages approving via emails.
You are right there. We have regular users who are “grown ups” who would quickly and politely explain to people who are talking rubbish. I think getting some new names on here from the race series who are running newer cars would be a start, maybe they could have a thread, to share insights and wisdom. It has to be about quality of conversation and not quantity.
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