I liked your second approach a lot better...
... direct, to the point and with good tech background and info.
Using a 'come on' subject line and a 'quiz' may be OK for most...
I just just doesn't set very well with me, personally.
IMHO: A much better (and honest) approach may have gone something like ...
Subject: "Drive line opinions & input needed."
You might even be surprised that a more pointed subject will draw a LOT more revelant comment. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I've read some of your past posts on this and the POR site and have no doubt as to your ernestness, ingegrity and quality of your products. I even appreciate someone with your knowledge and ability coming onto the forums for product previews and announcments, tech info and helpful replies to questions and yes, even to seek out input, opinions, market demand, or even customer satisfaction of competitors goods.
I didn't, however, think your last post here that went ... "Is it true" ... was in good taste since basically you were trying to find out here if Tom Woods was really having a three to four week backlog.
I just hope you will realize that how you 'come on' needs to be carefully considered since you are basically 'crossing the line' from the commercial side.
So, welcome and post away. Just don't make your infrequent and impromptu posts sound so much like an opening line to a commercial ad. It just raises my hackles.
Nuff said on that subject and I appologize for raising my voice and saying my mind if any find it unwarranted. No offence intended.
Hell, I'll probably be one of your customers some day.