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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 4, 2015.

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,847

    Staff Member

    Hey guys, I need your help. But first, a backstory of sorts...

    About two years ago, I found myself running a website that wasn't what I wanted it to be. It was huge, it was messy, and it was starting to lose focus. Also around this time, I lost two family members and started to go through that phase in life that everyone eventually goes through. It's when you realize your mortality and start to wonder just what in the hell it is you have to offer as a legacy of any kind. About a year ago, I decided to take action.

    It started with the site's redesign and continued on with a massive refocus on the traditional. This refocus came with renewed moderation as well as the introduction of "forced" thread prefixes (when you have to pick a thread prefix before you can post) as well as the introduction of the period focused forums dedicated to traditional hot rods and customs.

    A long the way and true to my historical performance as an admin, I made a lot of mistakes and misjudgments. That said, the end result is something I'm really proud of. I like the H.A.M.B. today. It feels more personal to me. It feels more "underground" and more like the early days of this thing of ours. More than anything, I feel like there is a higher percentage of folks that frequent and use the H.A.M.B. for the right reasons than there was two years ago.

    All that being said and now that we have the right vibe and feeling on the forum (in my opinion), I think it's time to get back to work. I think it's time to get your input as a "real" user of this place and then use that input to make functional changes around here for the better.

    So, I've created a survey for you to take. This survey is 100% anonymous. The information gathered from this survey will be used by me and only me as a gauge to measure where I need to focus my efforts in the coming weeks and months. It's short... and you can take as much or as little time as you want filling it out.

    Here's the link:

    If you don't mind, please limit your responses to the survey only. I don't want commentary on this thread making me lean one way or another.

    Thanks fellas... I REALLY appreciate it.
  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,847

    Staff Member

  3. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,510


    thank you for asking for our opinions.
    We were there in the 50s.

  5. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 321


    It's nice to know someone wants to hear what I think.
    Thanks Ryan for all you do here.
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617


  7. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


  8. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 552

    from auburn,IN

  9. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,056

    from Commack NY

  10. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,678

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    Thanks for the chance to voice our mind.
  11. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 389

    Hemi j
    from Colorado

  12. Done and thanks, not only for all that you do, but for having the humility to ask us for our thoughts and opinions.
    olcurmdgeon likes this.
  13. Blase
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 80


  14. Hey can I write a long load of BS here?

    OK now you're back on top. If I knew one of the mods I'd get 'em to give you a sticky. :D :D :D
    dana barlow and lothiandon1940 like this.
  15. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,281


  16. Eddie
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 528

    from Georgia

    Thanks so much for asking our input. Maybe its' just me but it seems like there is far fewer posts especially in the (For Sale) ads since the last change. But then the swap meet participation seems to be diminishing as well. Too many of us old guys dying off, poor economy, other reasons?
    Still the best site available!
    Thanks, Eddie
  17. Done- and thanks Ryan.
    Even though you've never actually been in my garage, spinning wrenches on my Tudor, you and the HAMB are its greatest asset.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  18. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    I thought there was a "done" at the end of the survey.. Am I missing something with everybody saying DONE in a post???
    metlmunchr and lothiandon1940 like this.
  19. done and gunnit.
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  20. Done! Thanks Ryan for everything you do.
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  21. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,175

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Thanks Ryan, will do it.
  22. JLasvegas
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 207

    from Skin city

    Done, thanks for providing this site to us
  23. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,514

    from Owasso, OK


    and thanks for providing the chance to participate.
  24. Thanks for asking, and no matter what gets written, your doing a great job! As far as legacies go, I don't think you've got all that much to worry about! Done.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  25. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 494


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