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Guys,

I have been having a chat with Paul about the forum and the future of it etc etc because to be honest I have almost lost interest now for many reasons and one is that I cannot and will not give the time that I used to give to it when really all I get most of the time is a couple of idiots giving me grief.

I did look at all the options with Paul and discussed closing the site but then I believe that there are some good people on here who should not be punished because of a minority of idiots, some may say that the forum is dead well if you compare it with others it still has more people on it and still serves a purpose.

There does need to be some willingness from Team Members or please do not expect me to fund it and do the work because I dont have the time or desire anymore.

The solution that we have come up with is as follows:

1. The site reverts back to what it always was and that is SE.co.uk I can ask someone to do a new logo as I didnt really like the old one.

2. I think that this will help the google ranking because we were linked to loads of sites and the google ranking will bring new people in and thats what we need.

3. I will change the advertisiing and prolly have banners only so we would need to find more places for these to go, advertising has always left me with the work to do even though I dont personally benefit from it but it can still pay for the site and any other costs so no one is out of pocket. I would remove the sections and only have one section for companies to post deals rather than us look after them, I would then reduce the costs but sell more and I wouldnt really be bothered who because I wouldnt be involved in the politics.

4. Thanks to Dave for putting up the portal, I would like to get this developed so its a bit better and I have some ideas of stuff that we can put on, tbh all it needs to be used at is to point people where we want them to go and to look nice so it makes an impression and to have important things on it.

5. I would like to bring in some other people onto the team, new people who have never been involved for some fresh eyes and help, these will not be Mods as we dont need Mods but people that we can ask to do some specific tasks, unless anyone has any other ideas I think that we manage fine with Karl and Leigh and then there is myself, Paul and Dave to fall back on if needs be .. I want to get the Gallery kickestarted and the reviews section as well, any ideas then please fire away.

I think thats it .... Its not really a choice for the members as they do not pay anything so I am sure we will get the normal tits that will say something but quite frainkly I couldnt give a **** because its better than it being closed.

Any ideas or comments please add them here, after a couple of days we will crack on with it unless there are any massive objections from any of you.

If anyone has any ideas about how we can kickstart things then again feel free to add your comments.

There is a good basis here and I see no reason why by the end of the year that iit will not be back to where it was and with new people.

Thanks for listening

Si
 

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read Si,,,

all sounds good,, but you knew all me views anyway! :)
 

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yeah - and only SOMETIMES!!!
 

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I'll read everything properly later however I agree with the name change but we need to get http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk and http://www.seatforum.net pointed using DNS to the same server as http://www.seatenthusiats.co.uk if we do it. This will help us, as you will see on Google at the moment we have seperate entries for http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk and SF / SE because it is not actually properly pointed at the same "server".

This is something Steve needs to setup properly as I believe we have both sites on the same server and their just being pointed to different areas at the moment.
 

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I don't see any problems with that. It seems a shame to move have to change the name and the site again - but I can see the logic in having the best ranked name.

As you say - all the usual tits will cause us problems, but I'm sure we'll get through it!! :)
 
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truCido;779984 said:
I'll read everything properly later however I agree with the name change but we need to get http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk and http://www.seatforum.net pointed using DNS to the same server as http://www.seatenthusiats.co.uk if we do it. This will help us, as you will see on Google at the moment we have seperate entries for http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk and SF / SE because it is not actually properly pointed at the same "server".

This is something Steve needs to setup properly as I believe we have both sites on the same server and their just being pointed to different areas at the moment.
Aye sorry about that Dave I havent spoken to Steve about it ... I will need to chat to you about moving then or do you know what you are doing with it?
 
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leighharris;779987 said:
I don't see any problems with that. It seems a shame to move have to change the name and the site again - but I can see the logic in having the best ranked name.

As you say - all the usual tits will cause us problems, but I'm sure we'll get through it!! :)
I suppose I am looking at it that it might be good to go back to what used to work mate .. but Its still open for ideas ... I doubt very much that the majority would care if it was called ilovebananas.co.uk :laugh8kb:
 

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S1BDN;779993 said:
Aye sorry about that Dave I havent spoken to Steve about it ... I will need to chat to you about moving then or do you know what you are doing with it?
It's something Steve needs to do as I dont have access to things like that through the control panel that we get given
 

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right, is there a plan of attack for this? I am guessing that Steve needs to sort out the forum location before we can do anything... ?
 

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Slicker;780273 said:
right, is there a plan of attack for this? I am guessing that Steve needs to sort out the forum location before we can do anything... ?
ok well we need http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk pointed properly to these forums and likewise with http://www.seatenthusiasts.co.uk as this currently points at http://www.seatcarclub.co.uk so they both need to be pointed here properly.

We also need to get the banner re-designed and this can be easily replaced and we can just start using whichever url we like (well I'll have to change a few things on the forum to make it work) but basically thats it!
 
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truCido;779995 said:
It's something Steve needs to do as I dont have access to things like that through the control panel that we get given
I thought that you moved the server before Dave or moved it from one to the other or have I got it wrong?
 
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Right could someone do me a favour and ask Steve to do that please because I am in the middle of some personal stuff, this domain needs to change to SE.co.uk and then SF.net and SCC.co.uk need to be pointed to SE.co.uk I think if you can confirm that please Dave ...

I will ask Leon1p to do a new logo for SE and we can just swap them over .. I think that all we need to do after that is change any wording on the forum that relates to SF to SE including the sign up wording.

Once thats done we can have a look at some ideas for the home page and take it on a bit

Paul, Dave, Leigh etc if you can see any decent people on the forum that have never been on the Team before could you point them out and I will talk to them .. I think that graffacake I think it is, is a good candidate!
 

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Si, Just missed your call, sorry...

Dave, can you speak to Steve and get these things moving. I thought I had an email address for Steve but I can't find it.
 
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Cheers Leigh :)

We all only have a small amount of time but if we do it between us then it should be pretty simple ...
 

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I've tried numerous times to ask Steve to move the domain over and he's always busy or not there.....basically all domains need to point to this server.

When we moved to SCC the SE domain was pointed at SCC and thats where it still is. And then SF.net was pointed at where SE was.

hmmmm not sure about graffacake tbh ;s
 
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Right I will speak to Steve sometime next week ...

Whats wrong with graffacake Dave?

I will chuck you something on PM Leigh to guide you ;)
 
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