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      12-02-2011, 05:48 AM   #23
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I think you missed the "Hey Days" when Le_Mans and PencilGeek were here. You could learn a TON from their posts. Even Sticky contributed, but he just isn't able to give his message without being overly aggressive and even abusive on a regular basis. I bet he defended his car/point of view more than he would defend his mother or wife.
But he pushed the boundary of the M3 tuing. Unfortunately, the venders drove them all away, well maybe not Sticky.
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Cons - overly active mods that delete entire threads or individual posts. Gives the impression they're biased toward certain vendors, not forum members
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      12-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #24
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I learned a huge amount about my car before I even took delivery 3 years ago. Learned a huge amount about my car after I took delivery of it. Most of what I learned wasn't from asking questions that have been asked a thousand times, I learned from taking the time to read. Learned enough to do some mods, and for the most part feel like I know more about the car than SA's at the dealer. Lately it feels like the forum is a victim of it's own success, like going from a small town feel to the city. Now there's too many members. Too many questions from too many new people that obviously haven't taken to the time to learn anything about their car, and when you have more people involved, you inherently get more wrong answers. Rather than get frustrated I've just learned I need to move on and spend less time reading through the forum. Lots of information, but now there is so much repetitiveness, a lot of bs, and a lot of just wrong answers to wade through, my advice to new members is to read a lot, but take everything with a grain of salt. The more you read the better you will be able to sift through the bs and wrong info.

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      12-02-2011, 11:58 AM   #25
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Like: Meeting new people, sharing interests, learning from other members and getting advice, meeting potential new friends, buying and selling products. Drooling over people with more funds than I have to spend on their cars, living vicariously though the IND projects.

Dislikes: Members who talk down about the forums central meeting point (in this case M3), people who have little to no expertise or grounds for making their comments, posts that are not uniting members but rather dividing them.
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      12-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #26
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Likes: the ability to get some of the latest info on issues/concerns. Mods of course too!

Dislikes: people that come here saying "this car is better than the M3" and then expect to not be flamed. This is an M3 forum, of course you're going to get flamed for posting here saying your car is better/faster/stronger, even if it definitely is. I guess they could just be wrapped up into the "troll" category, since 95% of those threads are made simply to troll M3 enthusiasts. Go troll your MB/Nissan/Porsche forums.
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      12-03-2011, 06:57 AM   #27
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      12-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #28
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I like everything the people and format ... I think it is the best forum of them all.

dislike not much to insignificant to mention
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      12-03-2011, 10:34 AM   #29
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Hey guys,

I'm doing some research for a class,

I was wondering what you guys like about this forum compared to others

also what don't you guys like?

what could be added to make it better?

Please help me out!


Thanks!!
Likes:

Lots of actvity / very useful information / reasonably intelligent crowd for the most part

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Moderators are a little too conservative when people are having a little fun

This overall format really sucks when having a discussion compared to the threaded format used on a site like Quattroworld. This is my biggest gripe, and what I miss in the online community compared to when I owned my Audi RS4. It is MUCH easier to follow a proper discussion thread in the format used on that site.
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      12-03-2011, 10:35 AM   #30
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I have found more "helpful" information on the BMW forums rather than my service manager. A lot of people say..."you just can believe what you read on the web", but I believe that differs when you interact with a dedicated forum.

I also like the "search" function. I'm not thrilled with ads or social networking features implemented in the forum web site, but it is what it is.

Most of the people seem genuine because they are using the same product as each other to which you receive good tidbits.

If you just like to drive, tinker, enthuse or repair, forums like these leave a nice spot for many drivers to escape to as a mental relaxing point also.
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      12-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #31
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      12-03-2011, 11:28 AM   #32
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As BMW specific forums go, this one is the best. I'm a member of 2 BMW forums. This and BFest. I joined the other one in 2008 when I bought my first Bimmer. I really like Bimmerfest but I love it here. I joined here this year and wish I did sooner. More activity, extremely knowledgeable and more of a "nightclub" crowd/atmosphere here which I like. Unfortunately a "nightclub" atmosphere is conducive to fights and attacks which are plentiful. Oddly I've only been attacked on the 'Fest which is alot more laid back. Go figure. I just wish like in general society people here would treat one another the way they'd like to be treated. But then again, how much fun would that be?
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      12-03-2011, 08:41 PM   #33
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Like the forum because of activity level and there are new posts every few hours. It's nice to catch up when I haven't been on in a week. Unlike the Ford Raptor forum I'm on, where literally it's the same posts all of the time. Also, like how easy it is to get info from Vendors around here.

Dislike: some members get a little touchy too easily, but I guess that is a people thing, not a forum thing.
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      12-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #34
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I really like this forum and learned a lot from it. I just don't like it that your posts get deleted by admins/moderators as soon as you say anything against bmw, their looks, their specs,....
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      12-04-2011, 12:43 AM   #35
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Pros: activity, knowledgeable members, helpful members, good search function, diverse subjects

Cons: I get banned once a year whether I deserve it or not.
+1 on Pros and cons.....

Also, miss many of the vets who have been pushed from this forum.....

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      12-04-2011, 12:55 AM   #36
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Like: The automotive enthusiasts that have open minds and track their cars. The people that know the ins and outs of the car like how gearing plays a roll in torque multiplies over the rev range.

Dislikes: The Fanboy's and the finger happy mods who that give warnings left and right for no reason. I came back about a year ago after being banned and a 2 year hiatus. All of the people that were on my friends list and an asset to this forum were banned and have not returned over the period of my absence.
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      12-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #37
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It seems like that most of members are not happy from mods! I used to own a large forum and we had a lot of mods as well. One of the rules was that for every post or thread that gets deleted, the mods had to PM the user. I think the admins should ask the mods here to do that as well.
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      12-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #38
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      12-04-2011, 07:34 PM   #39
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I'm doing some research for a class,

I was wondering what you guys like about this forum compared to others

also what don't you guys like?

what could be added to make it better?

Please help me out!


Thanks!!
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      12-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #40
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Pros:
-Design and organization are now the top pros.
-Quality user contributions, although the good stuff is few and far between now.
-The tight-knit community and friends/acquaintances I've gained through this site were worth all the hours I've wasted here.

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-Certain mods have developed a serious granny-complex and get their panties in a bunch. I still think it stems to the days when South arrived to the party.
-Each year seems to raise the level of trolling, and not the quality lolzy kind.
-Average IQ levels/grammar skills are always on a steady decline.
-Still wastes my time due to old forum surfing habits that are hard to break. As I put it once, it's like smoking; hard to quit, and you keep going back even when you know that feel-good sensation won't be there.
-The level of bias surrounding which BMW news articles are featured on this website by the admin (and other Bimmerpost front page contributors) bothers me. Seeing only articles that put the Bimmer in a favorable position, and seeing comparisons that put the BMW behind being posted then spun to make it sound like the BMW came out as the winner, are annoying. Then again it's a BMW forum, so I'm not entirely surprised.
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      12-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #41
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It tricks me and I don't like being tricked
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