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Re: ATTN DODGE PEOPLE
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<font color=green>First off, I don't see why exactly Dodgeboys got banned, I've seen a lot worse posts in the Chevy forum and nobody got banned for it, and every time that someone has gotten banned there has been a warning beforehand to give the user a chance to change his style before the ban actually went through. I think the ban was premature and would like to know the reason for it, since I really don't see a reason in the "front gears" post to ban a user that has been around long enugh to gain "old hand" status.
As for the Dodge board being listed as "other", I just don't see the big deal. If you guys really want to get your own section make a post in the "BBS changes" board up on the top of the main BBS page. That's how we got the Chevy SFA board started. We have 4 boards in our section, but 1 of those is Hummers, so that hardly counts. Our newest board is the SFA board, that was created due to a post I started that had a poll in it. A couple of other users helped spread the word that we were trying to get the new board started and we just hounded the admins until we got it. It's not like one more listing takes up any bandwidth. Everybody from the Chevy board posted on the thread and within about 2 weeks we had our new forum. Before that we really only had 2 true chevy boards, full size and S-10s. Even that is more than you guys have now, but goes to show you that you can't expect to get something you don't ask for.
Rather than just bitching about your issues why don't you guys take the initiative to do something about it? I saw one post in the Changes forum complaining about the Dodge board being listed in the "Other" section, but I don't think anyone even responded to it. Get organized and maybe you'll get somewhere. It might be more difficult for you folks to get another board though, since this board only has 8000 or so posts on it total, even the Nissan board has 18000. Make your case as to why there should be more boards, suggest what boards you want as far as Dakotas, '93 (or whenever the new body style started) and later, whatever you want, just be diligent about it and get all the users to put in their 2 cents.
I don't think that everyone leaving will help the Dodge community much, people looking for new trucks or whatever are going to come to ORC and see that the Dodge board has no traffic and either assume that nobody wants to modify them for some reason or that Dodge people are not as big of a community as the Chevy or Phord guys. Either way, probably not great for promoting Dodges as good off road vehicles, and I think that Dodges will only get more popular in the future as the newer trucks come down in price, especially being that they are the newest solid axle trucks around now in short off roadable versions. That is until they changed them to IFS[img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]. Either way, I only see them growing in popularity, so this board will become more important in the future as more people buy them with the intention of modifying them. Either way, the BBS equivilent of "taking your toys and going home" doesn't seem to be the best way to go. Although, as a lurker in the Dodge board, I will not miss the horrifically unreadable posting style of Dodgeboys and his alter egos...[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
Sorry for the novel, I just see alot of bitching and nobody trying to do anything about it. I like the Dodge trucks alot and would own a 3/4 ton diesel if I could afford it.