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Offline berg

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
Interesting reading. :smiley:

As another member who doesnt actually own a Golf, I still find this the most friendly of all the Forums I've ever used. Everyone is welcoming and freindly, maybe I just need to buy a Golf now! :happy2:


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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2012, 12:44:37 PM »

a simple brief that the site had to be free of the ties from commercial sponsors and advertising. So all the initial costs where covered by us.


In my opinion one of the best things about this forum. Far too many others are crippled as they are in the pockets of big tuning companies.
+1 , i dont mind throwing in a few ££££'s once in a while to keep things running as they are. Great place to be this
place. :happy2:


+2, if chipping in every now and agian keeps the advertising away, that's fine with me.  :happy2:

One of the many good things (apart from invaluable advice and great peeps) is not being bombarded with advertising banners and those really annoying pop ups!

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 01:35:58 PM »
Interesting reading. :smiley:

As another member who doesnt actually own a Golf, I still find this the most friendly of all the Forums I've ever used. Everyone is welcoming and freindly, maybe I just need to buy a Golf now! :happy2:


f*ck off!  :signLOL: only joking... :drinking:
Hahaha..... :congrats: Well played Sir!! :happy2:


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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 09:24:03 PM »
looking forward to the second installment  :popcornsoda:

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2012, 09:20:16 AM »
Yes Steve,bring on the second installment :party:,this site is a credit to its main moderators,trully awesome,and i hope it continues to run as it is free from the prejudice of the big tuners and nasty pop up no use to the forum adverts for thomas cook lmao

Good work Steve and co. :drinking:

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012, 09:07:40 PM »
Part 2 - Some History & Highlights: -



June 2009 - Forum Rolling Road Day @ Superchips

A great turn out with Lots of generous numbers seen on the Maha dyno  :laugh: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3928.0.html

Dec 2008 - Mk5 Golf GTI was featured in VW Driver Magazine!

In the January edition of the VW Driver Magazine on Page 53 (Technical Forum Section) the site gets a mention. The magazine is out on the 19th Dec. Details of the article can be found here or visit the VW Driver Magazine Website http://www.volkswagendrivermag.co.uk/

 
Nov 2008 - 1st Mk5 Golf GTI Forum meet is held!

The first organised meet for the site was held on Saturday 29th November near (a very foggy) Stafford. Over 20 cars in attendance. Details and pictures can be found here.



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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 10:09:40 PM »
The Superchips Rolling Road Day was an excellent meet/dyno day.

Personally speaking it must feature as one of the highlights of my forum membership purely because of the number of people there and the friendly atmosphere.  :happy2:

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2012, 10:26:48 PM »
The Superchips Rolling Road Day was an excellent meet/dyno day.

Personally speaking it must feature as one of the highlights of my forum membership purely because of the number of people there and the friendly atmosphere.  :happy2:

I'll echo your comments Hedge, but for the first meet, wasn't a great day weather wise, but was great to see so many mk5's (and an imposter :smiley:), was early days of mk5 modding  :happy2:

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2012, 11:46:57 PM »
The first meet, was the best one for me. Like a lot things in life the first is often the best and most memorable. The pics of all the GTI's lined up was amazing.  :pomppomp:

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 12:05:19 AM »
+1. It might've been foggy but loved it.

The GTI isn't just a machine. It's very much a living, breathing thing.

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2012, 08:04:24 AM »

Who's this from the 1st big meet in stafford?



Think I've seen the car on monzas and badgeless honeycomb grille at work...

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2012, 09:33:36 AM »
Part 3 - The Future



So on to the site's future, and in simple terms it's time for a change.

While the site has been a challenge at times I have still enjoyed my time running it but now I have to focus on some other priorities in life and as part of a major change in my career I need to find someone to take over the ownership / day to day running the site, i.e. as the site administrator.

It's needs to be someone with a true passion for it because it does take a lot of time and commitment!

You will also need some technical skills on web site hosting (apache webserver, PHP, MySQL and SMF Forum Software).

We have been approached in the past by other forums offering to take this place over but I would really like to find someone to take the site on and forward in something similar to it's current guise.

So if your interested in helping or just want to ask any questions please drop me a line

As always I appreciate all the contributions, help and support you have all given me and the site over the past 4 years  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Thanks,

SteveP



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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2012, 09:59:03 AM »
Got to say its been a great forum from day one and has if I am honest been the best forum I go on. Even if it's just to see how many times Saint Steve can throw his toys out of the pram  :signLOL: . The first few get togethers we had were great even in the fog  :laugh: and I have met some great people on the site so lets hope that the site grows and only gets better  :drinking:

Mods yes but way too many to stick in this little box

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2012, 10:22:00 AM »
Well Mr.P

I'm afraid i don't have any of the skills required to run the site. Which is why i'd personally like to thank you for all you've done for this community and the obvious hard work/time and effort gone into it  :notworthy:

When reading the above, the mere thought of this forum changing made me feel sick to my stomach. I really hope there is someone willing and able to fill your very large shoes.

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Re: History of the Forum?
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2012, 10:27:04 AM »
Well Mr.P

I'm afraid i don't have any of the skills required to run the site. Which is why i'd personally like to thank you for all you've done for this community and the obvious hard work/time and effort gone into it  :notworthy:

When reading the above, the mere thought of this forum changing made me feel sick to my stomach. I really hope there is someone willing and able to fill your very large shoes.

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