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Title: Got feedback?
Post by: AlexK on October 21, 2008, 12:05:20 pm
AbarthForum.co.uk is something of an experiment.

Can the UK support a dedicated Abarth forum?

What features should the forum have?

What works well, and what needs changing?

Your feedback is welcome...
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AndyW on October 22, 2008, 11:07:50 pm
Hi, bit quiet on here, but I guess its early days.

I hope this takes off, as I think a decent dedicated Abarth forum would be handy. I'm a bit disappointed to see they haven't added an Abarth sub forum on the FiatForum, so instead all the Abarth discussion has to run along with all the other Punto and 500 chat.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AlexK on October 23, 2008, 12:13:47 am
Yup, only two days old so far, but we need all the help we can get.  If you know of anyone who might like to join, do please let them know.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AndyW on October 25, 2008, 10:33:34 pm
Are you allowed to 'pimp' the forum on places like the FiatForum? There are plenty of fans there, and like you said in another thread, its nice to have somewhere away from the general hubbub of the Fiat model talk, especially due to the endless 'its too expensive' comments.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AlexK on October 26, 2008, 12:41:14 am
I'd rather people deliberately steered clear of doing anything that might upset anyone.

However, if there are specific people you talk to that you think might be interested, can't do any harm to let them know.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: MattP on October 30, 2008, 06:56:58 pm

Even though not a viable financial option for me at the moment I've learn't a great deal about a car I'd love to own one day and this will inevitably help with decision making in the future. Good forum!
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AndyW on November 01, 2008, 08:33:00 pm
People do get very, tetchy, as you say. Although what you suggest is a good compromise, I'd be wary of even that, I've heard of other equally tetchy forums getting very annoyed about such things.

I'll spread it to those I know, fiat forum is the biggest location of likely members though.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: Trikster on November 18, 2008, 01:52:13 pm
K.I.S.S
(Keep is simple stupid :D )

Looks good for now, try not to makes things too complicated so it's easy for folks to chat (I'm a longterm member of Rennteam and they've recently done a load of changes that, for now at least, are driving folks away), and don't take anything personally.... thanks for pulling  it together though - hopefully the start of something 'beautiful' ;)

Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: Chumley on November 21, 2008, 09:32:14 am
I'm more than happy with the forum as it is. Having been a member of some Porsche forums in the past it can get a bit cliquey.

The only suggestion I'd put forward is maybe to have a technical bit too? I'd be happy to put forward my comments on engines and associated bits (having worked at Cosworth in BTCC and DTM, Lotus and now Jaguar, I feel reasonably comfortable having an opinion  ;D) and would be interested to see people comment on things like suspension or tyre choices etc.
The important thing is not to get too deep and lose people in the jargon.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AlexK on November 21, 2008, 11:59:38 am
Like the idea, Chumley - perhaps that would work best as a subset of each model's forum, rather than lumping it all together, although I suspect this is one for later on when things get busier.

Incidentally, I've noticed people seem reluctant to start new topics at the moment, but will happily reply to existing ones.

If you've noticed something quirky about your car, if something funny happened to you today while driving it, if there's something interesting in your driving history, or if there's a simple question that's niggling away at you, do please just go for it and start a thread.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: chuckie4570 on September 05, 2009, 05:54:11 pm
Would it be possible for some one to list the members tags that coincide with there posts and how many posts it needs to raise your status. l did notice when l'd passed 50 posts the members tag changed to Assetto member. many thanks :thumb:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: AlexK on September 07, 2009, 05:20:11 pm
Sure. :thumb:

Newbie
Abarth Wannabe (5 posts)
Assetto Member (50 posts)
Esseesse Member (100 posts)
Assetto Corse Member (250 posts)
S2000 Member (500 posts)
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: chuckie4570 on September 07, 2009, 06:26:28 pm
Cheers Alex :thumb:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: scuderia sitar on September 07, 2009, 08:19:24 pm
Are you thinking of doing any more Alex?  1000?  2000?  5000?
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: DanDey on June 29, 2010, 06:07:49 am
I have been on many forums over the year and find this one of the best.

keep it simple is always the best way, the people on here generally make a forum work and there seems to be a good bunch with a gr8 sense of humour all going in the same direction which ofcourse is the abarth.

I have a few things.

1) photos - I understand if we start uploading photo's to your server, storage could be an issue, but you could have a max size, it would make it easier.
2) facebook & Twitter, I am following you on twitter, but I think the FB thing is popular too, create a fan page, deffo worth it and helps spread the word.

apart from that, I love it here, everyone has made me feel very welcome, and I was quite surprised at the passion for the little car, having now spent the night with it  ::) I understand  ;)
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: woodymbr on November 27, 2010, 06:48:04 pm
Old thread but I'd really like to see a seperate 'Was it you?' section where we can start new threads for spotted Abarths. It's much easier to keep track of the responses and easier for members to notice they have been spotted without looking through the 1 thread we've got. Just an idea.
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: Trooper on November 28, 2010, 01:53:37 pm
Now there are so many owners/members  maybe separate regional sections for the forum would a good idea  ??? especially for organising local meets etc...  ;)
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: DanDey on November 29, 2010, 11:29:27 am
Now there are so many owners/members  maybe separate regional sections for the forum would a good idea  ??? especially for organising local meets etc...  ;)


I think that would create a north south divide, and plus Lloyd goes to ALL events  :whistle:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: lloyd on November 29, 2010, 01:11:56 pm
the east yorkshire/lincs events would be a bit lonely :thumbd:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: DraigFlag on November 29, 2010, 08:05:48 pm
The Wales section would be very popluar indeed... ::)
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: olopboy on November 30, 2010, 10:45:19 am
As there have been two suggestions posted recently I just thought I'd come back with our thinking on them:

Old thread but I'd really like to see a separate 'was it you?' section where we can start new threads for spotted Abarths.

Despite the larger numbers of owners on the road now we simply don't think it’s yet necessary. There would be swages of non-answered, single post threads or threads going off at tangents due to other 'spots'. This means people would have to trawl through multiple pages of threads, opening each one in turn to see if it was them, resulting in many more clicks than the current solution. So for now the current format is going to continue.


Now there are so many owners/members maybe separate regional sections for the forum would a good idea  ??? especially for organising local meets etc...  ;)

This is certainly something we may have to see happen when we have a much wider membership base, and I mean 7 to 8 times the size, like some of the really big car forums. I think the general target would be approx 15-20 members turning up to the majority of events, in the majority of areas.

The nice thing about having them all together now though is there is no exclusion and people from outside of an area will see a meet and think 'I've got nothing on, why not?' which they may not if it was posted elsewhere. So again, the current format will continue for the foreseeable future.

Of course all suggestions are welcome and will be given proper consideration
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: Mr Dog on July 04, 2011, 01:42:09 am
I know this is an old thread but it seemed better to post a suggestion here, rather than start a now topic. :)

I've been here a few months now and I've found it quite difficult to find photos/videos.

Would it be possible/plausible to have a separate Gallery Lounge, just for photo and video threads?
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: DanDey on July 05, 2011, 08:36:34 am
I know this is an old thread but it seemed better to post a suggestion here, rather than start a now topic. :)

I've been here a few months now and I've found it quite difficult to find photos/videos.

Would it be possible/plausible to have a separate Gallery Lounge, just for photo and video threads?

thats a nice idea  :thumb:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: Yordan on July 05, 2011, 11:50:41 am
maybe a little icon to point if a thread contains any pictures  ???
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: philthy on July 05, 2011, 02:42:44 pm
New to the forum but I have a few suggestions.

-A dedicated section within the forum for 'Cars for sale' and also 'Parts for sale', a much simpler way of browsing and advertising than the current classified at the top, I would suggest a minimum post count of maybe 20 before being allowed to post new classified threads which weeds out the spammers/scammers and a compulsary location and contact number in every advert.

-Also a section for 'Spotted Abarths' instead of one long thread, I know I would be much more inclined to post and browse in a dedicated section.

I am a long term member of quite a few forums (5years+) and found that these formats always work best.
other than that the forum is  :thumb:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: slindborg on February 21, 2015, 07:45:37 am
It might be polite for a moderator/admin to message a user to inform them why some posts have been removed when they didn't appear to break any of the rules other than perhaps viewing sarcasm as part of antagonising....
It's not like this is pistonheads where there is so much traffic the mods don't have time to message while moderating.


Just a thought that's all  :thumb:
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: anjinsan on February 21, 2015, 08:52:04 am
It might be polite for a moderator/admin to message a user to inform them why some posts have been removed when they didn't appear to break any of the rules other than perhaps viewing sarcasm as part of antagonising....
It's not like this is pistonheads where there is so much traffic the mods don't have time to message while moderating.


Just a thought that's all  :thumb:
I don't get offended easily, but I found your 'joke' about being speshal  rather inappropriate
I assume someone else thought the same
Title: Re: Got feedback?
Post by: GTMartin on February 22, 2015, 08:54:46 am
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It might be polite for a moderator/admin to message a user to inform them why some posts have been removed

It is my understanding that you have been contacted and advised why your post was removed.