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Old 12-28-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
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How come forum so inactive?

I'm surprised at the amount of activity ppbb forum gets compared to here. vBulletin is such a superior forum software to use. I wish this forum would have the most activity for Boxsters. Ah well.

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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Then ask some silly questions.

Like.

What size garden hose should I buy to wash my Boxster.

What color Boxster looks best with your eyes.

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Old 12-28-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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The one inch width hose, preferably 25 foot or longer is my preference. Reinforced flexible hose is far better than the cheap, Kmart branded kind.

And to answer your second question, everyone knows black boxsters look the best and get far fewer speeding tickets than any other color
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Old 12-29-2004, 02:00 AM   #4
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I noticed many of my discussion forums quieted down around the Holidays. Buying presents takes time!
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:29 AM   #5
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Actually, the lapis blue color goes best with my eyes. My girlfriend insists on a green boxster, though...ah, the age old argument over which color goes best with your eyes...

::sigh::

And I use a 3600 psi garden hose.
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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I'm surprised at the amount of activity ppbb forum gets compared to here.
Oh, brother ...
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Then ask some silly questions.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

Well ... I'd replace "silly" with "stupid".
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:06 PM   #7
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Subanez, I'm guessing that 3600 psi hose takes the paint on your Boxster right down to the metal, huh?
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:01 PM   #8
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When I started coming here it was completely dead. Some days would go by without any posts. Since then it has picked up a little but not enough. A forum always struggles at the beginning and once enough members join it is up to the community to make it what it is. If the existing members made it a point to make at least one relevant post per day then it would grow and in turn attract more members and also receive favorable position in search engines for Boxster related queries.

How about it?
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:04 PM   #9
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Good point. BTW-I have been invited to see the new 987 on 1/15 launch date. THAT should help with the new posts, no?
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #10
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Thank God this board isn't like PPBB. I'll take quality over quantity. And don't even get me started about their monkey-ass moderator.

Speaking of garden hoses, can I wash the Boxster or will water make it rust?

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:16 PM   #11
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Hey, I just did my part

2 new posts! WooHoo!!!

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Old 12-29-2004, 09:34 PM   #12
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Randall, yes, it could take the paint off the boxster.

Just imagine what it does to tomatoes. :-)

And Bruce, I can't wait to hear your report after the 15th...the 987 is very much anticipated!

Lux-I always love seeing pics of your boxster.
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Old 01-01-2005, 10:03 PM   #13
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When I started coming here it was completely dead. Some days would go by without any posts. Since then it has picked up a little but not enough. A forum always struggles at the beginning and once enough members join it is up to the community to make it what it is. If the existing members made it a point to make at least one relevant post per day then it would grow and in turn attract more members and also receive favorable position in search engines for Boxster related queries.

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Ah, I didn't know this forum is fairly new. Let's all work to make this the most active forum. I can't stand the format of ppbb.com.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:28 AM   #14
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I would suggest that we start new threads as ideas abound. This helps generate enthusiasm. I will start today!
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:33 AM   #15
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well according to google the most looked up word in 2004 was " janet jackson"

so maybe if we called the forum the janet jackson 986 forum it would be great lol

anyways i think this forum is active and compared to other boxster forums its one of the highest.
You see everyone here has a boxster so it makes it a better forum. There are many forums that have lots of members, mostly kids with porsche dreams.

This forum is number 1 for me
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Ah, I didn't know this forum is fairly new. Let's all work to make this the most active forum. I can't stand the format of ppbb.com.
Please let's not!

I got a lot out of PPBB for the first year or so of ownership, but as it went past 40-50 posts per day, I found I just didn't want to spend the time. But I slavishly read every post for weeks before I realized I wasn't enjoyinhg it anymore.

I visit here because it is a quiet place for reading. You bring in all that noise and confusion of more posts and I'll move on to a quieter forum.

Just my opinion - Your opinion is probably good too.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:05 PM   #17
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I like to leasurely read the posts and the info gained has been invaluable to my enjoyment of the car. I try to post worthy information when I can.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:10 AM   #18
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I think the amount of activity on this forum is almost ideal now. It was a bit slow a year ago when joined up but it has probably atleast trippled since then. As mentioned earlier this forum actually gives boxster enthusiasts real info on their car. It's a car forum first and not a social club unlike PPBB. Plus some people I won't mention could really afford to remove the tremendous stick they have shoved up their arse at ppbb.

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While personally I also prefer this site for posting, I must say that Renntech.org has great technical information, and it also seems to be the stomping ground for many of the super-senior members here...I think Tool Pants has something like 3,000 posts at Renntech.

I know Renntech has all sorts of Porsche drivers, and this site is more intimate because we all drive the Boxster, but when I need some information on serious "how-to" issues, Renntech usually has the answer.

I must say, when I post here asking a question, 9 times out of 10 I am simply sent a link to a thread already discussed at Renntech...which in a way defeats the purpose of having this forum. If we can avoid that, and take the time to repost here, then this can become a "one-stop-shop" for Boxster issues.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:06 AM   #20
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All good info. I like coming here, the folks are most supportive and dont have a bunch of attitude.

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