I can see your point even though I have no idea what OP means. Still, your ''can of worms joke'' is insultling but ok, whatever... Then again, this is internet... I can't be responcible for anyones behavior except for my own. :grinI kid but seriously the post is not the best idea you've ever had. We're a small community of unhealthily obsessed Koenigsegg enthusiasts and harmless enough but others could be attracted by the build thread, see your public post and think it's ok to pester OP in pms. Can of worms ensues. :typing: :redflag: :sprint00:
Generally I also think that as a rich dude with a fair amount of public social media presence, OP probably also gets more than his share of requests from people wanting to talk to him about all sorts of stuff. So irregardless of you guys having the same roots and speaking the same language and all, as a general rule of thumb I think it would be cool if we could respect OP's space and enjoy what he shares in regards to the car? Just my two cents and your mileage may vary.
You make really valid points, although to be honest I didn't mind Petar reaching out to me at all! I would love to give my input on this all...Don't mind me, I'm just sitting here biting my tongue all casual like. :ziplip: :roadblock:
But anyhow. Now that he's gone it's probably a good idea going forward if the mods are on top of the situation when or if another owner present him/herself to the board and immediately warns of an instaban if members tries to contact said owner. Not pointing any fingers because I'm sure he was swarmed with a horde of people trying to contact him and I'm just saying it would be nice if steps were taken to ensure that in the future this board is above that with all members working on the same page for it to be a safe haven for these highly sought after men a women to discuss cars, only cars and nothing but cars.
I would love to have some pictures!
This forum is very low traffic for hardcore-fans. The 2000 views are for 27 posts, that's about 75 views for every new post. I'm looking into this thread every time there is a new post and the counter goes +1, not instantaneously but at the next views update. I know because I used proxies to fake traffic for some time in the beginning when the forum was restarted (it's very common for forums/IG/Facebook to fake traffic/followers, you can even buy/hire loads of followers/likes to look popular and get more real followers and better marketing deals). The people here are likely the members (and a few other "fans" who have not yet registered), random passersby (from search engines), some KAAB employees (for killing time and curiosity), dealers and others (a few stalkers) who want to "research" or have deeper knowledge.
Of course that could change over time (and having an owner posting here could be part of it). There is usually a traffic peak around the month of the Geneva Motor Show when simultaneously viewers are sometimes 50-100 instead of normally ~10, probably because this is usually where information is harvested and served first. In the bottom of the thread you can read "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 8" and posters will be nice/polite to you (even if you have a Bugatti ;^).
#110 had a build thread at the much larger forum Teamspeed two years ago:
Our One:1 build to delivery - Teamspeed.com
It had a whopping 97500 views and 171 posts over two years (5-600 views/post), and I don't think they had a negative experience from that thread, but all fans appreciated the fact that BHP-project was sharing the build-process.
Edit: I think you need to login to view attached pictures (linked pictures can be seen by anyone/"guests") In that way it would be for forum "members only".
I don't think you guys understand what I was trying to say at the end of it.Well you are not the first or the last who's dipped his toe in social media and decided against it, LA. Even the BHP guys that JC mentioned as a good example received a ludicrous amount of negative feedback on youtube for every petty little detail you could imagine, anything from "the camera is shaking too much" to "I hate the music". And these are all around nice guys that actually took their car to 240 mph on a bumpy, slippery runway and filmed it for our viewing pleasure. I mean... what more can you do? Jump a few buses? Drive through a loop? Chase down a TIE fighter through an asteroid belt? I don't know what would make anyone share anything on the internet to be honest because it's like spoon feeding caviar to a bunch of obstinate cats. :haha:
Like JC said were a small group of guys but the upside is there's a fair amount of privacy and we're really enthusiastic about the brand. Mine and Petar's brief exchange in this thread is probably in the top 10 of the "fights" we've had during all my years here so there's very little if any bs. Matt started the koenigsegg registry way back when. JC himself aka Sherlock Hemis knows everything and a little bit more about every single car it seems. Bumblebi is an admin on the Koenigsegg4Life Facebook group. Some guys have ties to the factory or people close to it. Some are spotters or lifestyle photographers. Others work in the industry. And others are just hardcore Koenigsegg nerds.
I would say about a little more than a handful of people are actively keeping the board vibrant, coupled with two, three dozen or so sporadic posters like myself who a serious lurkers and pops in from time to time to thank the brilliant detectives. That's the type of crowd you're getting here, the freaks and the geeks. If you want genuinely interested feedback on the build this is the place to be. We're not panty throwers but we will fan our faces to a fresh Koenigsegg pic. And yours look amazing btw.
We're all a bit coy at the moment but I suppose that's because in this setting you kicked open the door to Dungeons and Dragons game and asked the nerds if they want to pet a live dragon. One nerd says something about taking a photo. Another nerd kicks him under the table (cough cough). The rest have gone mute so to not mess it up. There's always a feeling out process when a new member enters a forum but more so in this case than others I'd say. I wouldn't read too much into it if I were you, it's not you it's the dragon.
I would also love some pics!
Petar143 is an admin in the Koenigseggs4Life FB group too.Bumblebi is an admin on the Koenigsegg4Life Facebook group.
Like I mentioned buddy, you didn't. I tried responding but it wouldn't let me. I have also been very busy and doing a lot of traveling. I check in here every chance I get.Petar143 is an admin in the Koenigseggs4Life FB group too.
And I don't think we actually ''fought'', it was more like me not understanding your point at first and I apologised in the PM.
J_C, Davvemannen, Prash, Matt, Joey, etc. knows who I am in terms of dedication and love for the brand since the very beginning.
I never intended to start something that would disrespect your good will, Djordje. Since we speak the same language and I see myself like someone who knows a lot (without fake modesty), I thought it would be interesting to speak in Serbian about Eggs and supercars in general with someone who also knows A LOT and has a lot of great cars, since that's a rare privilege for me...
Anyway, have a good time and enjoy in your life, all of you. Hatters gonna hate anyway.
No problem at all, I understand and thank you for your time anyway.Like I mentioned buddy, you didn't. I tried responding but it wouldn't let me. I have also been very busy and doing a lot of traveling. I check in here every chance I get.