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Offline goober

  • AE's Tame Race Driver
  • I did not lie. I was strategically misinforming u

  • Joined: Feb 2006

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  • Location: Thredbo Village
  • Name: Buddy Miles
Correct.  I guess there isn't much wrong with AE although more could be be done with it and there are some good ideas in this thread.  If I was ever to start a forum, my first step would be to find someone who could do it all (build the site - with help if needed - and then run it, develop it and sell advertising), and then pay them a decent salary, plus a good share of the profits.  My role would be funding , oversight and strategy.  Of course, I would have moderator rights but that would be limited to banning people who posted that they had spotted a common or garden sports car but couldn't be bothered taking a pic of it.  No warnings.  :)

Whatever happened to that bloke who set up some kind of Facebook style car forum……meant to be the best thing since viagra

and I'm buggered to know what the owners of this site get out of it in money terms
Meeting women on the Internet? Remember, the more similarities u “magically” have, & the more she agrees with u, the fucking crazier she is.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide

and I'm buggered to know what the owners of this site get out of it in money terms

Ask Ash nicely and he'll tell you.



Offline goober

  • AE's Tame Race Driver
  • I did not lie. I was strategically misinforming u

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: no friend of the left
  • Location: Thredbo Village
  • Name: Buddy Miles
Ask Ash nicely and he'll tell you.

Ash, you fascist bully boy, tell us the G.O, if you don't will rip your head off and shit down your neck, poke your eyes out and skull fuck you then piss on your dead brain

Is that nice enough
Meeting women on the Internet? Remember, the more similarities u “magically” have, & the more she agrees with u, the fucking crazier she is.



Offline hydie


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Whatever happened to that bloke who set up some kind of Facebook style car forum……meant to be the best thing since viagra

and I'm buggered to know what the owners of this site get out of it in money terms
Not sure what happened to carmooch, he seems to have vanished from Instagram also.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Not sure what happened to carmooch, he seems to have vanished from Instagram also.

There wasn't a lot of support from in here as I remember, he may have given up.



Offline goober

  • AE's Tame Race Driver
  • I did not lie. I was strategically misinforming u

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: no friend of the left
  • Location: Thredbo Village
  • Name: Buddy Miles
There wasn't a lot of support from in here as I remember, he may have given up.

but it was the re-inventing of the wheel when it came to forums, maybe he was just ahead of his time and we are the ones left behind
Meeting women on the Internet? Remember, the more similarities u “magically” have, & the more she agrees with u, the fucking crazier she is.



Offline anotherforumuser

  • AE's voice of reason
  • Choose to take risks or settle for ordinary.

  • Joined: Sep 2010

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There wasn't a lot of support from in here as I remember, he may have given up.

Sometimes you have an idea and think its great but everyone else thinks it's meh. I get it all the time in music... people want a career singing music that has a tiny demographic. The smart guys like ZZ Top and Kings of Leon eventually change their style to become commercial. Carmooch didnt sound like he wanted to do that. You can be so close in life and if youre not willing to move on what youre doing, you'll struggle.



Offline goober

  • AE's Tame Race Driver
  • I did not lie. I was strategically misinforming u

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: no friend of the left
  • Location: Thredbo Village
  • Name: Buddy Miles
Sometimes you have an idea and think its great but everyone else thinks it's meh. I get it all the time in music... people want a career singing music that has a tiny demographic. The smart guys like ZZ Top and Kings of Leon eventually change their style to become commercial. Carmooch didnt sound like he wanted to do that. You can be so close in life and if youre not willing to move on what youre doing, you'll struggle.

My ex wife was like that…….probably why she is an ex
Meeting women on the Internet? Remember, the more similarities u “magically” have, & the more she agrees with u, the fucking crazier she is.



Offline 1q2w3e4r


  • Joined: Oct 2009

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Correct.  I guess there isn't much wrong with AE although more could be be done with it and there are some good ideas in this thread.  If I was ever to start a forum, my first step would be to find someone who could do it all (build the site - with help if needed - and then run it, develop it and sell advertising), and then pay them a decent salary, plus a good share of the profits.  My role would be funding , oversight and strategy.  Of course, I would have moderator rights but that would be limited to banning people who posted that they had spotted a common or garden sports car but couldn't be bothered taking a pic of it.  No warnings.  :)

I agree, the key thing is the site build stuff and having background in the online space.  Not my area at all although a mate has done this in the past in the e-commerce space quite successfully. (Built sites, got traffic, generated revenue and sold out).   



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
What wrong with AE ?

I only ever see the forums and there's a couple of dozen people on it, even though there are more "members" they're never, or hardly ever, here.

I never click on an ad, do you ?

You have to make it more engaging.

*First hand car recommendations (spam free)
*Cost of running thread
*How to thread
*Car parts for sale (spam free)
*Photos (of course)
*Videos (of course)

^^^^^^^Split these into car brands ^^^^^^

*Members Lounge

I guess we've already got this stuff but it may just need reorganising and MODERATION is paramount, you want everyone in here not just the deviots  :D



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