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Old 03-31-2020, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default how can we get this forum back to how it was in early 2000s

anyone have ideas? this younger generation is killing the camaraderie in here. how can we get everyone back on the forums
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:57 PM   #2
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i took a ten year break from here and i picked up an sti this week and it seems like its a ghost town , its sad to see : (
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:32 PM   #3
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. have all but killed forums....
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:50 PM   #4
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Get rid of social media.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:25 PM   #5
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This is still where I come to get my info from. Farcebook blows. Too many know-it-alls.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:28 PM   #6
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Sell the Subaru, get a Delorean and go 88 mph back to the future when forums were great.
Or, hang around here and keep posting and contributing and who knows, maybe others will follow. It's not like there is much else to do right now-
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:40 PM   #7
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Buy Failbook and dump it into the Pacific.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:23 PM   #8
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im back left years ago if this helps
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:33 PM   #9
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Back as well. Started lurking again last summer after 8 or 9 years.
Picked up a Type RA a month ago.
Itís different for sure.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:06 PM   #10
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im glad there are still good guys on here.. when i was like 18 years old i asked for help on here installing a downpipe and a man came after work didnt even eat dinner and installed it in my garage , never asked for a dime... thats when i said i need to get another subaru
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:28 AM   #11
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I joined back in 2001-2002 with a new bugeye at the time, but forgot my password, forgot the email I used, forgot the email password. So re-joined recently. I'm hardly a newb, but not sure how much good ingredients I can bring to the table now that I'm kind of old..

I took a long break from Subaru's because my local dealer was (probably still is) a bunch of arseholes and a royal POS. My new dealer has been great.. well, for the post part. Plus, until the VA came along, I wasn't fully interested. The last hatch was decent but passed.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:01 AM   #12
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Dont worry, iwsti is just as dead if not worse than nasioc right now. Ive been on forums since i learned how to drive and ive been on subaru forums since i got my sti back in 2011. The forums were full of good interesting conversations with skilled knowledable people. There were actually people who actually tried to figure out a problem. I think the real reasons the forums are down is due to facebook groups. Its much easier to join the group with your facebook account and blurr out questions than to sign up on a forum and actually research before posting. What amazes me is the amount of incorrect information that spreads around on there. Guys there are willing to take the advice of some random facebook hard talk tough guy than to actually think, research, maybe ask a professional. I also think now a days, alot of people are buying these subarus, modding them, and really have no business doing so.

Just my 2cents.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:08 AM   #13
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anyone have ideas? this younger generation is killing the camaraderie in here. how can we get everyone back on the forums
Maybe when posting something to a fb group, mention that more/better information is available over on NASIOC.com or whatever other automotive forum would be appropriate.

I suspect that most of the younger crowd goes straight to fb for just about everything simply because they don't know any other way. Best we can do (those of you who use social media, anyway) is to keep mentioning that other - and generally better thought-out - information options exist.


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Old 04-01-2020, 09:35 AM   #14
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I joined back in 2001-2002 with a new bugeye at the time, but forgot my password, forgot the email I used, forgot the email password. So re-joined recently. I'm hardly a newb, but not sure how much good ingredients I can bring to the table now that I'm kind of old.
With a little luck, information from those of us who have been around the sun a few more times tends to be tempered with a bit of wisdom and wider insight than what mere part numbers and sound-bite answers can convey.

FWIW, I've always felt that giving yourself exposure to a wider variety of sources is a good thing. No one forum, mfr, or aftermarket parts supplier has all the best answers.


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Old 04-01-2020, 09:50 AM   #15
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Dont worry, iwsti is just as dead if not worse than nasioc right now. Ive been on forums since i learned how to drive and ive been on subaru forums since i got my sti back in 2011. The forums were full of good interesting conversations with skilled knowledable people. There were actually people who actually tried to figure out a problem. I think the real reasons the forums are down is due to facebook groups. Its much easier to join the group with your facebook account and blurr out questions than to sign up on a forum and actually research before posting. What amazes me is the amount of incorrect information that spreads around on there. Guys there are willing to take the advice of some random facebook hard talk tough guy than to actually think, research, maybe ask a professional. I also think now a days, alot of people are buying these subarus, modding them, and really have no business doing so.

Just my 2cents.
Your price on that information is way too low.

It's not just WRX/STi, or just Subaru forums where the traffic is way down from what it once was. There are a number of forums where I used to post more on the average day than I do now in a whole month. There just isn't that much going on there.

I wish there was a quick way of getting people to take a step back from today's "tl;dr" mindset and see it as the laziness that it is. Yeah, I'm old enough to be thinking like that.


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Old 04-01-2020, 09:56 AM   #16
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Been here for a long time. Don’t do Facebook so this is it. Yeah posts are down but still a good place to get the info I need.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:06 AM   #17
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I joined NASIOC about a year ago, along with a few other WRX type forums and a FB group or two. This is by far the most informative and civilized of all these groups, and the only one that I still visit. Oh well, things change but all is not lost.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:48 AM   #18
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I think everyone got what they wanted (or at least seemed like its what they wanted), everyone to use the search feature before posting LOL.

Don't know why it's always been an issue for some to have the same questions pop up. There is only so much to talk about on these cars. It's not like they make massive changes every year. What else are people supposed to talk about besides the same crap day in and day out.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:02 AM   #19
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we should talk about the same stuff day in and day out all the time! just need about a 3 year circle to make sure it doesnt get to boring...
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:52 AM   #20
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Facebook seems to have stolen a lot of traffic from NASIOC. I am still a big NASIOC fan as this is where I learnt a lot about Subarus. Useful information is a lot easier to access on here as the search function is better than Facebook. Its also very easy to look up one's post history to ascertain if he/she knows what they are talking about.

Having said that, I do spend time on FB forums. The idiots and their idiotic posts certainly provide a reality-TV style entertainment.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:04 PM   #21
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Sell the Subaru, get a Delorean and go 88 mph back to the future when forums were great.
Or, hang around here and keep posting and contributing and who knows, maybe others will follow. It's not like there is much else to do right now-
Sell the Delorean, get a starship [ex. Klingon Bird of Prey], don't mess up on your calculations/math, slingshot around the sun...

Most forums, in general, have gone to this level of "activity". I don't fB, or Twitter, so I "miss out" on a lot of things.

Instead of doing work, most just ask questions or flame. Plus, cars are not as easy to work on/modify as they were in years past. Too many (electrical) nannies.

As a 2019 WRX owner, I want to be able to find things more specific to my (generation) car, not prior generations. Stuff for an '06 or '12 does me no good. I think this forum could benefit from actual chassis designator sub-forums to people with specific generation of cars can go to the right place without having to sort through dozens of posts about cars from all years

Example (may apply to WRX only):
2002 to 2007
2008 to 2014
2105 to 2020
2021+

By splitting the discussions up amongst the different generations (or chassis codes), members can ask more specific questions to other owners of said car, then to 90% of owners w/o that generation car.

interior modifications should be separate from exterior modifications

at this point, even wheel sizes - 16, 17, 18, 19, etc need their own sub-forum as there are so many questions about does 18x9.5 fit ___, or will a 17x9 ____ ; does a 16x5.5 clear ____.

Even the audio forum could use some sub-forums, especially now that Subaru uses Starlink infotainment systems and those bring their own sets of problems/issues not relevant to prior year audio/information systems

Drastic? probably. A lot of work? yes.

General forums are nice, but too broad. The search function helps, but still leaves a lot of reading to dive through.

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Old 04-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #22
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I’m on a bunch of Facebook groups and I hate them all. The organization is terrible, the comments juvenile, searching sucks, and in general they just aren’t full of the type of people I enjoy conversing with. But all forums are dying. A lot of places I used to post at are simply gone these days.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:25 PM   #23
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A lot of you reminiscing are glossing over the fact that back in the early 2000's, adults with developed careers made up most of the owner demographic due to the fact that kids couldnt afford these cars.

GD's are hammered and worth nothing nowadays so the primary demographic of drivers has shifted into generally irresponsible early twenty somethings.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:47 PM   #24
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A lot of you reminiscing are glossing over the fact that back in the early 2000's, adults with developed careers made up most of the owner demographic due to the fact that kids couldnt afford these cars.

GD's are hammered and worth nothing nowadays so the primary demographic of drivers has shifted into generally irresponsible early twenty somethings.
This is certainly some of it, the older subies are the new civic. I spend my time on here and FT86 because of the BRZ. I have to say plenty of old timers on both that still help. And when I can I try to help as well.

I recently saw the demographics on BRZ sales and age and it was spread out with plenty of adults buying.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:49 PM   #25
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A lot of you reminiscing are glossing over the fact that back in the early 2000's, adults with developed careers made up most of the owner demographic due to the fact that kids couldnt afford these cars.

GD's are hammered and worth nothing nowadays so the primary demographic of drivers has shifted into generally irresponsible early twenty somethings.
It's not even that, so many VA / GR chassis bought by twenty somethings that can't even change their own oil.

People that buy clapped out GDs now, do so with no research, or will to do any for that matter either.
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