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    Default Plans for the site

    As many of you know now, we're going to try to bring driftireland back from the dead. And we know facebook and other social media are popular and that forums are a lot quieter these days, but most of us still love a good build thread or nonsensical discussion with strangers.

    1. The first step is, get involved. If you're reading this, drop a comment below, comment on another thread or update or start your own threads.Without people communicating, this place will seem dead so we need your help.
    2. Ability to 'like' stuff. you don't always want to comment. sometimes you just wanna say: "good job" in the form of a reaction similar to facebook.
    3. Login using facebook. Better integration between this site and facebook is essential, without forcing people to be on facebook.
    4. Photos! Uploading photos is a chore. Currently the easiest way is to just copy the url from a facebook photo and embed it in your post. that's a bit shite and we can do better
    5. Tapatalk app
    6. styling fixes. some stuff is blatantly broken on this site and it's usually a quick enough fix but i need to find the time
    7. Get new members. a new generation of drifters and road car owners have never even used a forum. That's a bit sad to be honest. It's a bit like reading a book. There are easier ways to get the info, but there's something nice about just sitting down and enjoying someone else's work with no distraction.
    8. Get old members back. I'm not trying to recreate the golden ages, but little things like knowing where cars are now or what happened to them would be nice.
    9. Concentrate on giving the site a purpose. make people want to check back here daily. Many other forums are still doing ok, there's no reason we can't
    10. Protect the future of the site. As far as I'm concerned, this site belongs to the community. It should never be a money spinner, although the costs should be covered. Buying merchandise will ensure this. The hoodies are really nice. The black one with white writing has a very old school look to it.
    11. Try to save the broken photobucket links somehow (may be a lost cause)

    Other than that, I'm curious to see what your suggestions are and if anyone wants to help out or get involved. This isn't going to happen overnight and the best thing you can do is to just post every now and then, even if it's just the chit chat thread (well worth a read back through the years)


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    Good man Larz! Nice to see somebody breathing life back into the forum.


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    Since we can't "like" posts, just simply reply "nice car lad", it's the driftireland way.

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    Just want to hail Dave Daly as local site hero!!
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    grange is actually a dick swinger... But don't believe everything you read in the papers...

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    ah lads, a "nice car lad" emoji/reaction would be class


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    Nice thread lad

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    WOO I missed having a forum to jump on rather than a million different facebook pages

    My signature picture was fricking huge - Admin

    click the image to see my facebook page

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    It's seems there's a substantial amount of guests viewing the forum too. Posting on Facebook must have spiked some interest. Hopefully these people will join up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shay View Post
    It's seems there's a substantial amount of guests viewing the forum too. Posting on Facebook must have spiked some interest. Hopefully these people will join up!


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    Yeah itís really good. At the end of the day people just want their efforts to be appreciated. Itís not as clear as Facebook with likes and all that but itís safe to say that thereís good traffic at the moment


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    As far as following build threads personally I much prefer the forums over any other platform. Being Vehicle/Motorsport specific and having it all in the one place without all the crap that Facebook brings, It's definitely a good thing if we can all bring DI back to life!


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    Whats new is acting as search for me. Cant get new posts to show on the phone


 

 

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