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Old 08-09-2019, 02:46 PM
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I think I may make the jump

I love this forum. The folks are awesome, the tech is fantastic. But over the last 2 months or so, it has gotten a lot quieter than it already was. I know almost everyone active here is active on the other forum so I think I am going to make the jump over, too. I don't have the brain power to stay on both...

I feel like I am losing an old buddy.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:01 PM
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I'm glad there are both sites - I do check them both daily. Neither seem to be incredibly active - I think facebook may be a big part of that. Facebook is too in-the-moment for me though, and there tend to be a lot of the same questions popping up because it's horrible to use as an archived resource.

It would be hard to be an active enough poster to contribute on both boards though - I hear you there!
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:39 PM
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seriously? go compare posts day to day. it a lot more dead over there whenever i look.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:21 PM
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seriously? go compare posts day to day. it a lot more dead over there whenever i look.
Oh. Really? Maybe I wont then...
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:14 PM
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If anything, facebook pages have killed the forum(s).

This site is way better because of all the saved old info & threads...but, the facebook pages get lots of views quickly, with new/more photos, and usually quick answers.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:17 PM
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yep...world of instant gratification needed followed by poor advice.
recurring theme on many forums these days(being dead/low traffic).
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:15 PM
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No law saying you can't patronize both forums, but you have a point about keeping up with things in more than one place. The IFSJA forum has been around for ages....and has a ton of accumulated information here. I am sure plenty of people poke around and never join or post, but gain loads of information and insight from these pages. Even though most of the basics have been discussed thick and thin...there are always a few new things regularly. Sometimes a lighter load is better than being overwhelmed.

The nice thing about forums is you can stop in when it works for you...even if that's years between logins.

I still say this is one of the BEST FSJ resources on the net, and some great people too. We respect wherever you spend your time....
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:30 PM
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Does anyone know who is running the other form?
I tried to join/renew my login, but couldn't get any response.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:40 PM
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I joined over there but I really don't spend much time there. I think Ristow is right, when looking day to day it's pretty slow over there too.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:29 PM
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Well it is the very middle of summer. So I bet a lot of people are out doing summer things. Which would explain the slower times on both sites. Hang in there and I bet things will pick up this fall. Don't go to far Rang, At least check in with us once in a while.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:14 PM
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seriously? go compare posts day to day. it a lot more dead over there whenever i look.

I agree.

I look at both sites a couple times a day. I wouldn't say the other is more active.

Unless it's the Fuel Injection Forum. I don't look at that one on either site.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:44 AM
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Nope!! None of the old timers are allowed to leave the forum. When I can't find what I need in the archives, you all send me the link to where I need to go. I mainly read what you post and it answers my questions. I think you should reconsider.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:34 AM
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I visit both almost everyday, it isn't that hard to find ten minutes to check
in here. It's summer, people who have running jeeps are out using them.
Or doing all the family things people do in summer. I know I spend more
time on the forum related to my current project, which right now is the Chevelle.
Others, too, I would guess. You can have Facebook.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:47 PM
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Ah man I love this forum. With really no previous resto experience Id be dead in the water without it. I try to add my 2c when I can. It true summer has really slowed down my own progress on my jeep. Really looking forward to the fall.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:14 AM
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Both forums have merit. I vacated here years ago when FSJN was resurrected (2011?) but came back later and drop in a few times a week. Both forums typically have less traffic in the summer. Facebook sucks for tech because within a day or two, good luck finding that post.

Video killed the radio star.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:53 PM
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No surprise but this conversation happened a while ago, I guess.
Old IFSJA thread stating death of IFSJA.org was imminent
There are some pretty funny posts in here. It's a decent read.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:59 PM
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ah yes,the drama of the forum crashing! oh the drama!



and feelings! nothing more than feelings....!


there's one guy that had good cause to leave here upset. and while he doesn't come around much if ever anymore,he wasn't the crying little everyone else was about this place being here after their little journey over to the "other forum" lol. he just logged off and left. like an adult.


seriously,what kinda grade school girl mentality does it take to get so worked up over an internet forum. if you don't like it don't visit the site.


im friends with pretty much everyone one over there that was here. the stupid-ass drama over this site crashing,and who's gonna preserve all the tech info,and hurt feelings etc cooled me off about the other site...it was like that scene in The Jerk where steve martin is leaving and keeps adding to the things he's taking with him.
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I LOVE how Ristow has stolen my comment about him ... "Quoted" it ... and made himself famous for being an ***hole to people. Hahahahahahahahahha!


→ Where the kids hang out...

fsjbuilder.org come for the mindless chat,stay for the hand drawn emoticons.

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:05 PM
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37 new posts so far today. i highly doubt "the other" forum is that active. it's never been more active overall. especially since the drama fizzled out about this place going down.


and i really don't care which is more or better or has more or better whatever. a group of people left here and made it a ifsja vs. fsjnetwork type thing and with all the effort it's always been kind of a dud over there,imo. i have nothing against any body over there, i just dislike it over there.
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I LOVE how Ristow has stolen my comment about him ... "Quoted" it ... and made himself famous for being an ***hole to people. Hahahahahahahahahha!


→ Where the kids hang out...

fsjbuilder.org come for the mindless chat,stay for the hand drawn emoticons.

It's like you're unraveling a big cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting...and knitting...and knitting...and knitting...
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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Ristow is right () lol

I check both too, and the other one seems just as active as this one - meaning, not very active.

Forums in general seem to be dying as everyone gets herded onto the major Big Brother safe spaces like Facebook, Instagram, etc. Where can I find the Twitter FSJ Tech Solutions group?

I enjoy both forums, and of course want the other forum to succeed too. BUT, for me, it is a real annoyance to check and post on two. What annoys me the most is that it also causes information to be split and reproduced, and I think that ends up making things more difficult for people looking for answers in the long run.

Sometimes you see a new business open up, and then after it establishes itself for a year or two, a competitor running the exact same business purposely opens up RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the first, and after 3 or 4 years they BOTH go out of business. That's what this situation reminds me of. I just chuckle since I can solve 99% of the problems on my Jeep myself these days.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:49 PM
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No surprise but this conversation happened a while ago, I guess.
Old IFSJA thread stating death of IFSJA.org was imminent
There are some pretty funny posts in here. It's a decent read.


Several times actually. No offense to anyone in that thread, but I bet half of those guys lost interest or couldn't keep their FSJs around anyway.

When I first joined this forum, there was a war going on about whether or not to bob, hack up, and weld up your FSJ into a rock crawler. Well you can guess what happened to most of those dudes after they ran out of FSJs to destroy. I wonder what they're hacking up now? Grand Cherokee WJs?
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