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My Forum Access Is

1) Do post regularly and check forum several times a day
20
20%
2) Do post sometimes and check it a few times a week
17
17%
3) Do post but seem to also disappear for weeks at a time
30
30%
4) Never post myself but do read it quite often
8
8%
5) Never post myself but do check it once in a while
16
16%
6) Joined long ago but only started reading it recently
5
5%
7) Got my burning question(s) answered and left; didn't realize this is on-going
5
5%
 
Total votes : 101

POLL: What's Your Forum Usage?

POLL: What's Your Forum Usage?

Postby timbre4 » Fri May 29, 2009 8:25 am

Please vote on the choice that best describes your own forum usage pattern. :mrgreen:

I particularly need to hear from those who READ the forum but never post so that I can have a more accurate view of what we're doing here. I'll copy this into a forum mass email so that all registered members see it, even our long-lost friends who could be unlocking more potential with us.

If you're not a forum member and would like to vote, this would be a great time to register.

Click this link to see how easy it is to get started: http://m1faqs.com/knowledgemanager/ques ... tionid=114

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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby fortknoxx » Fri May 29, 2009 8:46 am

I voted. I have to post this. If not, a few weeks/months from now, I will try to vote again and not be able to. This is a sure fire way I will not email Tim whinning that I can't vote. He then takes a few moments out of his precious time to finger out I already voted. I have sometimers.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby a&mauto » Fri May 29, 2009 9:10 am

Same Here..................Voted
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby Rich » Fri May 29, 2009 9:40 am

#2, u didnt have a....watchs daily, hardly posts.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby timbre4 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:44 am

Rich wrote:#2, u didnt have a....watchs daily, hardly posts.


Sounds like #4
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby fortknoxx » Fri May 29, 2009 10:05 am

timbre4 wrote:
Rich wrote:#2, u didnt have a....watchs daily, hardly posts.


Sounds like #4

#4 reads, he wants to watch (look at pics)
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby Rich » Fri May 29, 2009 10:09 am

#4 say NEVER post MYSELF. i do post, not often. but all of the posts here under "rich" are me or my evil twin.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby timbre4 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:44 am

Just got this back from my mass email (all registered members):

"I don’t remember my user name and password into the forum. That would make me a #7 in your poll!"
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby Pauls Automotive » Fri May 29, 2009 11:51 am

Voted....
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby timbre4 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:27 am

3,434 registered forum members yet only 18 votes here? :shock:

Please take a second to vote! Thanks
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby John C. » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:10 pm

timbre4 wrote:3,434 registered forum members yet only 18 votes here? :shock:

Please take a second to vote! Thanks


Voted.

Sorry Tim, but I'm not shocked by the number of voters.

Maybe we can have an over/under for total votes?
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby timbre4 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:28 pm

Thanks, it's getting better. I think there are a number of people reading but never posting. To vote is to post so it's a NEW thang.....!
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby fortknoxx » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:29 pm

this just goes to show you who reads thru the topics, and who really cares. I care.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby gatorgirl » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:45 am

Hey! I care too. :wink: I'm just now able to vote today though. Still trying to play catch up on posts I hadn't had a chance to read yet.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby timbre4 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:48 am

Realizing that we do have a number of members who would vote for options #4, #5, #6 & #7, I did also send a mass email to all registered (3000+) members so that they could be sure to vote. (or ask how to get back into the forum!)

It's human nature in a group; some segment (%) of folks are going to be very active but many more are going to watch. I want to see those folks confirm this is how they use the fourm!

I've got to think getting 50-100 votes would be reasonable to accomplish, I'll never know how many of the mass emails got tossed or blocked by spam filters. Mass emails are plain text only (better chance of getting through) but you never know.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby gatorgirl » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:06 am

Yes but it would be nice to know there are people at least reading the posts from time to time even if we never hear a peep out of them. Shops who use Mitchell1 or ShopKey can get so much more out of their software subscription by logging into the forum sometime. It's become so much more to me than learning to use Mitchell1. It's a learning experience much broader than that! :wink: I may comment mostly in the Clubhouse section but I do read all the other posts & have learned alot from how to deal with customers better to protecting the shop on the legal side. Thanks to all of you that work hard to keep this forum going! :D
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby wbuxton » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 am

amwade3715 wrote:Yes but it would be nice to know there are people at least reading the posts from time to time even if we never hear a peep out of them. Shops who use Mitchell1 or ShopKey can get so much more out of their software subscription by logging into the forum sometime. It's become so much more to me than learning to use Mitchell1. It's a learning experience much broader than that! :wink: I may comment mostly in the Clubhouse section but I do read all the other posts & have learned alot from how to deal with customers better to protecting the shop on the legal side. Thanks to all of you that work hard to keep this forum going! :D


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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby Rich » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:05 am

I am with Angie. If I had more tech info to share i'd do it in a heartbeat. But being i am a DUFF i am not filled with knowledge of fixing cars. And I am not claiming to be a computer tech wizard. I do best i can, but often think i am just a stalker in the shadows.
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby gatorgirl » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:27 am

Rich wrote:I am with Angie. If I had more tech info to share i'd do it in a heartbeat. But being i am a DUFF i am not filled with knowledge of fixing cars. And I am not claiming to be a computer tech wizard. I do best i can, but often think i am just a stalker in the shadows.


Thanks Rich! I like that! You & me now have a new label. Stalkers in the shadows for the DUF club!!!! :wink: :lol:
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Re: POLL: Your Forum Usage

Postby steven kiser » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:32 am

i'll swap my knowledge on cars for management tips any time. if it runs on gas, dsl, propane,lng, etc i can repair it. if it has to be powered up or rebooted not so much............... :lol: i can walk by a car or truck while it's running and tell by listening to it pretty much what's going on. the others in the shop can tell by listening if i'm having a problem wih the shop operation system :lol: :lol: :lol:. sometimes the members that feel they have the least to add ask questions and get answers to issues i never would have thought of and when i impliment them are a plus to my management system. i remember when i first started posting tina asked for a pdf. i thought "what in the hell is a pdf". i thought when i was reading about it in the posts it meant pretty damn funny. no wonder it really never fit grammatically into the scentence. :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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