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post #1 of 34 Old 19th October 2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Forum is dying, lets make it E34 M5 enthusiast"s forum again

This forum is dying. I am unhappy.

Every day a new "I am selling my e34 m5...." topic starts.

Forum is getting with people who wants to get rid of their M5s.

Can we find a solution to make this forum the real enthusiasts forum once again, rather than a sales forum?

Moderators, can you make a separate forum area for selling/buying E34 M5s?

Lets make this place where we share our passion for our beloved E34 M5s.
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post #2 of 34 Old 19th October 2009, 10:21 PM
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Yes, I can move the For Sle threads faster. Also the "Parting out" threads Those are even more sad!
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post #3 of 34 Old 20th October 2009, 12:05 AM
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One positive way to ensure that the forum becomes a haven for enthusiasts again , would be to take the time to participate in postive threads and welcome new owners .

An observation that I have made is that many long term owners drift away and stop posting as many subjects are relived and discussed time and time again ......

New , enthusiastic , energetic and enlightening threads are few and far between ......

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post #4 of 34 Old 20th October 2009, 06:32 AM
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Could be worse......It could turn into a typical E34 enthusiast site and we'd get angel eyes and pimp'd my $500 89 525 stories.

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post #5 of 34 Old 20th October 2009, 08:45 AM
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This forum is dying. I am unhappy.

Every day a new "I am selling my e34 m5...." topic starts.

Forum is getting with people who wants to get rid of their M5s.

Can we find a solution to make this forum the real enthusiasts forum once again, rather than a sales forum?

Moderators, can you make a separate forum area for selling/buying E34 M5s?

Lets make this place where we share our passion for our beloved E34 M5s.
In some ways I agree with you. However, I feel that it is more of a reflection of the times than the board members.
I still think this is a great forum and have been on here since 2006, many others have been members much longer.

I do regret that some of the older posters (interpret that as you want ) don't participate as much as they used to. Luckily Davidoli still holds
it down.

A forum is only as good as the sum of its members, so if you are not happy, start posting things that you find interesting. Others may find this
interesting too and maybe we will get a discussion out of it...

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Man, you guys want depressing, you need to join MBWorld.
Very little meaningful technical content. Every time someone has a problem its "Take it to the Dealer, dont buy a car without warranty or you'll get your finger nails dirty".
Lots of "check my new wheels and spoiler".
Its all about 1/4 mile times and whether supercharged is quicker than N/A. (Obviously its the former!)
Some real arrogant "born with a silver spoon" members.
Some good guys but spoiled by the above mentioned boors.

You guys are Mother Terresa, by comparison!

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How about a "what's the most ridiculous thing you've done for your E34....lately?" thread?

ok, I'll start

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He-He,

I've noticed you are not on most of their XMass lists

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I've only been on the forum for a year or so but can't say I've noticed it 'dying' particularly. There will be natural peaks and troughs in the amount of new threads and whilst inevitably some old questions get re-asked by new members (particularly when the search function is/was not working) there are still a decent amount of new threads appearing which generate good discussion. The advice offered on this forum is probably one of the best I've come across and in general the membership and owners seem a down to earth crowd that genuinely have a passion for these cars - as you must do to take on an E34 M5!

As rightly pointed out, there is thankfully little of the tasteless modification and corruption that affects many BMW models and other marques. When there is it's a case of each to their own tastes I suppose.

The recent spate of threads about cars being for sale is not so bad is it? If I was a prospective owner I might take a little more time to look at a car owned by a board member than one advertised randomly on a website as there is a better chance they are at least an enthusiast. It is indeed likely just a sign of the economic times that more cars are being offered right now. You never know, you might be able to pick-up a bargain second M5 for the track the way things are!

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