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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by 70b302cat » 23 Jan 2015, 18:41

xr7g428 wrote:What about posting links. I got a phone call from an individual that prefers to remain unknown asking for the ability to hide the link and to insert a highlighted phrase instead. Is this something that you folks would use?
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Do you mean like some of us already do?

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by xr7g428 » 25 Jan 2015, 11:23

Yes, the board supports the code, but you have to do it yourself. If you hover over the URL radio button, it displays both versions of the code.
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by DeadStang » 29 Jan 2015, 20:37

70b302cat wrote:
xr7g428 wrote:What about posting links. I got a phone call from an individual that prefers to remain unknown asking for the ability to hide the link and to insert a highlighted phrase instead. Is this something that you folks would use?
Bill,

Do you mean like some of us already do?

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I always wondered how people do that...I obviously am not one of the majorly computer literate members, although I can usually manage to post pictures--not always.

Like Mike, I frequent about 4 forums daily and post specific questions in different places depending upon relevance, since there is a lot of cross-reference-ability between my Cougars and my Mustangs. It depends upon what I'm trying to do--sometimes I just post on the FE Forum, as there the car doesn't matter, it's just the engine. I always come here for Cougar stuff and hit the other Cougar Forum maybe once a month. I am always signed in when I come and rarely am bumped off, but I've bookmarked the Forum page, so maybe that's why? The only thing I don't like about this Forum is the inability to "mark all topics as read," which I do from time to time on my other Forums...otherwise, this seems to be a good format to me.

I think member participation tends to wax and wane, depending on time of year and what projects are underway. Some of us are hibernating while it rains...during these times, I find that I spend more posting time on the off-topic areas where I "hang" out than anywhere else. I still read and follow technical stuff every day, but I don't have much to say when I'm not going out to the garage. Others have broken engines (also me) and are trying to psyche up to do something about it and also have nothing productive to add until something changes. I personally try to exercise restraint and not be a post whore by creating threads just to talk to hear myself talk, although frequently I do want to post pictures of my car and gush about how much I like it with nothing of note to actually say--so I refrain; I think FB is the place where people tend to do that, which is why it's so popular.

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by mo2872 » 29 Jan 2015, 23:49

DeadStang wrote:I think member participation tends to wax and wane, depending on time of year and what projects are underway. Some of us are hibernating while it rains...during these times, I find that I spend more posting time on the off-topic areas where I "hang" out than anywhere else. I still read and follow technical stuff every day, but I don't have much to say when I'm not going out to the garage. Others have broken engines (also me) and are trying to psyche up to do something about it and also have nothing productive to add until something changes. I personally try to exercise restraint and not be a post whore by creating threads just to talk to hear myself talk, although frequently I do want to post pictures of my car and gush about how much I like it with nothing of note to actually say--so I refrain; I think FB is the place where people tend to do that, which is why it's so popular.

I think this paragraph says a lot. And the highlighted part even more.
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 30 Jan 2015, 00:10

DeadStang wrote:I personally try to exercise restraint and not be a post whore by creating threads just to talk to hear myself talk, although frequently I do want to post pictures of my car and gush about how much I like it with nothing of note to actually say--so I refrain; I think FB is the place where people tend to do that, which is why it's so popular.
Kim, that's what the "Project" section of the forum is for. It's like an excuse to post pics and gush about things that are trivial to everyone else except you, LOL! But by keeping it all in one thread you don't feel like a post ho. That's what I try to do, anyhow :whistle:

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by CATHOUSE » 30 Jan 2015, 08:06

DeadStang wrote: Some of us are hibernating while it rains...
If all I had to deal with was rain I would never hibernate. It's this PITA white crap that messes me up here. In fact I soon need to head out to shovel again. I have never needed to shovel rain.

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by G Dub » 29 Dec 2015, 22:58

G Dub wrote: I haven't been to the other Cougar site since all the BS was going on a few years back. Probably missing out on a lot of good info, but just no desire to go there at this time. This site is working fine for me.

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by xr7g428 » 30 Dec 2015, 18:01

I have some sincere doubts about those stats they give out. If you look at the weeks biggest posters, it doesn't reflect anything like the stats suggest. But Advertisers are likely to be impressed by the big numbers....
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 30 Dec 2015, 20:03

xr7g428 wrote:I have some sincere doubts about those stats they give out. If you look at the weeks biggest posters, it doesn't reflect anything like the stats suggest. But Advertisers are likely to be impressed by the big numbers....
2015 State of MC.net perhaps?
G Dub wrote:...Stopped by the other site. 16700 posts, and 1980 threads since my last visit. :o
So how long had it been? Seems reasonable if it was a period of years.

Oh, and 1500 of those threads were probably mine... :buck:
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by 1967 S Code » 31 Dec 2015, 12:33

Seeing that this is the last day of 2015 my hat is off to Bill and all of the members of the Classic Cougar Community. Com Thanks to everyone for making this site a great place to visit each day. I hope and I 'm sure 2016 will be even better. Have a safe and Happy New Year.
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