Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southwestern PA
Excellent observations and i do agree...however, Auto guide isn't going to participate like that. That's why they keep an active staff of Admins and Super Mods. Like I said, it is still up to us to run the forum. I don't see a problem in having a silent partner. We get to run a big forum without any of the hardships of being a webmaster...no server bills, no remote backups rarely ever any downtime!
Sure, they pull in the money from advertising but hey, it covers expenses and Admins, like me, rarely ever want to start a forum to make money anyway...we do it for the joy of helping other people and creating a community focused on a common love or interest. So, I have an opportunity to run a forum that helps fellow Balt owners but I don't have any out of pocket expenses to worry about!
So what can we do to get people involved again? Lets here your suggestions.
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