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Old 11-25-2020, 10:29 PM
v8volvo v8volvo is offline
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As we continue this thread, I have edited its title from "Why is this forum dead?" to "Forum Participation" instead.

Having a thread about the forum being dead repeatedly show up on the forum's main page, as the first thing new visitors see, probably doesn't do anything to help it stay alive. We don't want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy!

dahicori, I agree with your post. And there's a flip side to some of those things. Lots of folks -- maybe experiencing conformism as you say -- may be concerned with how they "look" in their vehicle and are willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get the look they want, with a new vehicle, rapid depreciation, high repair cost, etc. By comparison, those who don't/can't care too much about that get the benefit of saving an enormous amount of money. And if we are driving something we like, who cares about the look anyway?!

Plus despite all the folks who might find driving an old vehicle to look ridiculous, there are also a few who will believe it looks more interesting or see it as a sign of a shared philosophy. Meeting and having interactions with those people, like we do here, is part of the fun, no?
86 745 D24T/ZF 345k lifted 2.5"
83 764 D24T/M46 155k
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