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Just remember, Obama said CHANGE WAS GOOD.
I have found out when things like this happens things go down hill.
May be wrong, time will tell.

Don't burn your bridges to Chevy. and Chrysler forms yet.Are there any Chevy. or Mopar blacksliders out there?
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I am still not sure what all the negativity is about. I am not here to change or remove anything you already have in place. Autoguide is here to help build this forum and grow it more. We have all the infrastructure in place to help the site run faster and more efficiently not to mention I am here to help the staff get along with running this place a little easier so they can spend more time on content and less time on up keep.
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If you can come up with a simpler way of posting and organizing pictures you will have my support!

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I am still not sure what all the negativity is about. I am not here to change or remove anything you already have in place. Autoguide is here to help build this forum and grow it more. We have all the infrastructure in place to help the site run faster and more efficiently not to mention I am here to help the staff get along with running this place a little easier so they can spend more time on content and less time on up keep.
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Will we continue to hold all rights to content we add in the forums and Tech Exchange?

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Will we continue to hold all rights to content we add in the forums and Tech Exchange?

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very very good question.
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Well that explains why I got logged out yesterday.

Hmmm I'll bide my time yet.


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Does this mean more advertisements? Do we still have to pay for articles?
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since I did not see a multi quote button on here and rather then multi mutli posting I will try and answer all the questions I can now.

Advertisements: Ford Muscle already had a healthy amount of ad placement. From what I can tell we have shifted some of this around and there may be a few less ad banners then you had before. Ads keep the lights on here so they will never go away but there will not be so many that you cannot navigate the site. I understand you may see ads occasionally for companies other then ford. This can happen for a variety of reasons and the main one is if ford is not as active with its online ad budget they will not have the same reach as other car manufacturers through google ads.

Being logged out: The site was moved to a new server so if you where logged in it would have required you to log in again, no biggie but if you have trouble with your account please report any bugs directly to me.

Paying for articles: as far as I can tell the articles are from the main fordmuscle site and not from the forum and will still remain on there. This is more to do with Chirag and Jon as the editorial site still belongs to them.

simpler way of posting: If you have trouble or something you feel should be improved upon please send me a PM with the details so I can better understand your needs.

There is more reading I still need to do in this thread to organize and answer your questions. I am exited to start working with the mod/admin staff to make some positive changes on the technical end of the site and hopefully within a short period of time the negativity will subside and we can all go on to enjoy the forum.

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Paying for articles: as far as I can tell the articles are from the main fordmuscle site and not from the forum and will still remain on there. This is more to do with Chirag and Jon as the editorial site still belongs to them.
Yes, as Philip noted, articles outside of www.fordmuscleforums.com are still under the ownership and management of FordMuscle. The membership program is still in place. We've always believed that in-depth tech content cannot be given away under a growth business model, at least not all of it. We'll be developing a mix of fresh "member-based" content as well as "free" content in a new format.
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So let me get this right.

You will be keeping the magazine part of the site and keeping the ample profits from that.

You sold off the forum part of the site and they receive the ample profits from traffic from the forums?

And I am guessing you still have admin rights on the forums and maybe even a slice of the advertising pie?

At the very least you can now say the forums are not taking up your time and you can maybe produce complete articles now eh?
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I am very disappointed to hear about autoforums taking over this forum. I am a firm believer in small business and grass roots community sharing. These kinds of take-overs lead to corporate control of every facet of our lives. Have you listened to the radio lately? Every channel plays the same thing because they are all owned by clearchannel. Even our loved hot-rodding magazines are all owned by primedia. I could give you countless examples. Well, I for one, don't buy those magazines, I don't listen to the radio (besides our local university stations), and I will no longer be participating in this forum. In addition I will be removing myself from this forum. Understand that I am doing this with hesitation. Fordmuscle.com and its members have provided much needed assistance with my hobbies, and has taught me so much. Sadly this great wealth of information is no longer suitable for me.
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Ford Muscle already had a healthy amount of ad placement. From what I can tell we have shifted some of this around and there may be a few less ad banners then you had before. Ads keep the lights on here so they will never go away but there will not be so many that you cannot navigate the site. I understand you may see ads occasionally for companies other then ford.

This can happen for a variety of reasons and the main one is if ford is not as active with its online ad budget they will not have the same reach as other car manufacturers through google ads.
I truly hope by other than ford, you mean speed equip vendors and not GM, TOYOTA and Blue Pill Ads...

If you start advertising trash to make a quick buck, you have lost my interest.

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as far as I can tell the articles are from the main fordmuscle site and not from the forum and will still remain on there. This is more to do with Chirag and Jon as the editorial site still belongs to them.

...hopefully within a short period of time the negativity will subside and we can all go on to enjoy the forum.
You build something up over time through the contribution(s) of member posters and then sell it off for a quick buck. The American way...

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So let me get this right.
And I am guessing you still have admin rights on the forums and maybe even a slice of the advertising pie?
The admin staff on the forum will not be changing.
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