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    Car forums

    Maybe it's just the ones I frequent, but it seems like most of the car forums are really slow these days. Makes me wonder if the younger generation isn't as interested in cars as we are.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
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    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    That's probably part of it, but some forums I frequent are very active (the Hellcat & 6g Mustang ones) others seem very slow.
    I think a lot of the traffic is driven by guys modding or racing their cars and there is just not too much of that these days in the Infiniti/Nissan space.
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Facebook. has taken a lot of forums traffic.
    Which is sad beause facebook has no inherent built in core group of experts to give sage guidance the way a forum does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    Facebook. has taken a lot of forums traffic.
    Which is sad beause facebook has no inherent built in core group of experts to give sage guidance the way a forum does.

    That's a good point. For those of us who aren't facebook, twitter or snapchat users, we tend to forget about that.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
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    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Didn't even think about FB, I rarely go there. IMO it's a vast wasteland of taking heads & uninformed idiots spewing crap.
    Reminds me of an old Led Zeppelin song lyric "lots of people talk, few of them know"
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Maybe I'm just ignorant, but FB just strikes me as mass emails to all your buddies, and all their buddies, all at once.

    So if you have something great enough to say that everybody and his brother Charlie needs to hear it, then broadcast it on FB. Trouble is, most of what people consider great isn't.

    But it seems "news" outlets and radio and TV shows have gotten on board, so now it's mass fake news and worthless opinions. Perfect for the crowd who don't (or can't) think for themselves.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    ^^^ YES !! It's a great place for those who don't want to think for themselves and need everything in their lives to be some sort of group hug.

    This is a quick & interesting read on the effects it has on ppl:

    http://blog.degreed.com/10-ways-soci...mental-health/
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Holy Mother of Mercy. 63% of Americans log onto FB daily?!?!?!

    I'm dead serious when I say this shocked me ... I really had no idea FB was THAT much a part of people's lives. I really DO live outside the bubble! No wonder Zuckerberg is a zillionaire.





    My world has been rocked.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    You would be even more appalled at how much time Gvt agencies spend trolling FB & other SM for negative comments & criticism and then make decisions based on whats 'trending'

    It's insane here with just the animal shelter and the fools that they let run amuck down there. It really pisses me off how much of the Director's (and other staff's) time they waste demanding their agenda be carried out. That's time I paid for with my tax $$ and I don't think it should be squandered on catering daily to a bunch of FB whiners.
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    I would think that people who let their lives be dictated by social media like FB represent only a certain segment of the population, and not all of us. So decisions made on the basis of SM would be valid only for those people.

    To be specific, and I may be wrong, I see FB'ers primarily as young people (millennials), kids, New-Age social justice warriors, activists of various kinds and groups with agendas, and basement dwellers. Again I may be wrong, but I don't see working people and others with no time for nonsense spending their spare time hovering on FB seeing what their friends are doing or saying, or getting their news there.

    Maybe I'm just an old fogey.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    I'm not on Facebook. Don't have enough relatives to care about it. I would rather see friends than converse on the medium. Many though are falling victim to a second class communication.

    However, the power and marketing of this media is real. The software this forum has uses Facebook which can add to the sites popularity through its users. This is not being taken advantage of.

    So while I do agree with everything said before this post you just can't avoid Facebook. They are at the top of the tree. The likes and sharing of the posts on this site will add something. At the same time forums with people whom can actually mod their cars will always do better. Infiniti mods are unlikely. Nissan still has a bit of range with the Z.

    This site is called Freshalloy though, not Infiniti/Nissan. Open it up to things people care about, car related. Make it what you want and generate keyboard activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indemand View Post
    I'm not on Facebook. Don't have enough relatives to care about it. I would rather see friends than converse on the medium. Many though are falling victim to a second class communication.

    However, the power and marketing of this media is real. The software this forum has uses Facebook which can add to the sites popularity through its users. This is not being taken advantage of.

    So while I do agree with everything said before this post you just can't avoid Facebook. They are at the top of the tree. The likes and sharing of the posts on this site will add something. At the same time forums with people whom can actually mod their cars will always do better. Infiniti mods are unlikely. Nissan still has a bit of range with the Z.

    This site is called Freshalloy though, not Infiniti/Nissan. Open it up to things people care about, car related. Make it what you want and generate keyboard activity.
    Well said and spot on!
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Not sure if you guys haven't heard, but Bimmer mag will publish its last issue as of April 2017.
    They will take the website offline as well. Specialist publishing is difficult.

    In the America of 2029-2047 in 'The Mandibles,' GM and Ford have merged. Japan has been overrun by China, and all the hot imports are from SE Asia
    (the protagonists finally obtain a hydrogen sedan with the Khmer name of 'Thunderbird' after their Jeep Jaunt SUV was stolen).

    In the Chicago of 2017, I'll be at the auto show next month to look at the Q60.
    Unclear how Infiniti is building this car with Carlos Ghosn still around. It actually looks interesting.

    2018 Acura TLX doesn't look bad in photos.

    That's all the news. I'll be back again in six months or so.
    "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." They're not gonna catch us. We're on a Mission from God. Hit it.

    From the book of 1 Avalonians: Thou shalt not park a Nissan Maxima in thine driveway and thou shalt not have any gods before Toyotathon.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by M_TYPE_X View Post
    Not sure if you guys haven't heard, but Bimmer mag will publish its last issue as of April 2017.
    They will take the website offline as well. Specialist publishing is difficult.

    In the America of 2029-2047 in 'The Mandibles,' GM and Ford have merged. Japan has been overrun by China, and all the hot imports are from SE Asia
    (the protagonists finally obtain a hydrogen sedan with the Khmer name of 'Thunderbird' after their Jeep Jaunt SUV was stolen).

    In the Chicago of 2017, I'll be at the auto show next month to look at the Q60.
    Unclear how Infiniti is building this car with Carlos Ghosn still around. It actually looks interesting.

    2018 Acura TLX doesn't look bad in photos.

    That's all the news. I'll be back again in six months or so.
    Intriguing stuff!

    But don't wait six months to come back!
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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