Announcement from FordMuscle.com
We are proud to announce to you today some exciting and necessary changes at FordMuscle. We are partnering with the good folks at AutoForums.com to manage and continue to grow what has become one of the largest Ford enthusiast websites online or elsewhere. Effective today, AutoForums.com will own and operate the FordMuscle Forums, under the URL fordmuscleforum.com (and fordmuscleforums.com)
Many of you are well aware that FordMuscle began in 1999 as a small web-publication created by hobbyists with the focus of providing technical content to the Ford enthusiast. Soon thereafter we created a forum and this combination of content and forums resulted in a community of over 170,000 unique visitors worldwide. Many of you have watched and helped us grow along this eleven year span. While we always strive to present to you the best possible website with the least possible disruptions and inconveniences, in the background were the challenges and costs of managing such a large community, hobby, and business. In the past several years we have struggled with keeping up with server loads, hackers, and advances in web technology. Frankly, we have been bothered by the fact that we just can't deliver the best experience that you our loyal readers deserve.
As with any business you must look for ways to be effective and efficient, and that often means realizing your core competency and finding others to do things you aren't so good at. AutoForums.com excels at running automotive enthusiast forums. They are on top of the technology, they have faster and more secure servers, and more people to manage it all. Therefore we are confident that our decision to put the FordMuscle Forums in their hands is a good one. It will also allow us to get back to our strengths, which is bringing you exceptional Ford related content.
While there will be slight changes, and yes change takes a little bit of time to get used to, it does prove itself for the better (those of you who remember our forum upgrade a few years back can attest to that!) The FordMuscle staff of Chirag, Jon and Chris will still be around, we'll still be accessible, and we'll still be involved, but our focus will be continuing to build FordMuscle.com while our friends at AutoForums.com will build fordmuscleforum.com.
Chirag Asaravala and Jon Mikelonis
Last edited by Mikelonis; 07-28-2010 at 10:39 AM.