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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 11:43:17 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's C900 Workshop <c900nospam.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: SAAB INFO WEBSITE


hohnospamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) writes: >In article <vxjdd.724875$Gx4.128097nospamsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>, >James Onesios <onesiosnospamdnet.att.net> wrote: >> If anyone needs a great website with all the info you could want about >> Saabs, check www.saabnet.com >> It has the answers to most all questions plus a great bulletin board. >Please be aware that many answers posted in those bulletin boards are >incorrect and are never corrected. They are never corrected because the >moderation policies on that site has made several posters, with the >correct answers, stop posting. While Saabnet.com is a great concept, the bulletin boards are censored and if you don't follow Scott's strict 'blinkering' board posting rules he blocks you from posting. I was blocked from posting on Saabnet because I set up my C900 Workshop website which contains online web-based forums, mailing lists, yahoo groups, etc. and stacks of reference material links which goes against 'Saabnet.com bulletin board posting policy', and the few posts I was able to get into the Saabnet.com C900 bulletin board all contained a link to my own website (since Scott's boards provide the facility to add a web link, etc. with each posting). That's fine as it's Scott's call as to what he does with his site, but I don't condone the approach as he is basically forcing people to use his site and not go to alternatives (and there are plenty more besides the site I have set up). The emails I exchanged with Scott were fairly terse and the tone seemed to be one of 'well if you do something which competes with Saabnet you will be blocked from posting'. If I was directly 'competing' I'd try to steal his commercial advertisers but I have a rule of not having any commercial advertising connected to my C900 Workshop site as the site is open to *everyone* with an interest in C900's, not just those people who Scott thinks are not trying to usurp visitors to his site. All that aside, the best way to initially track down information for something you're not sure about is via Google and by asking here in this newsgroup. I've discovered a lot of other sites with chatrooms, bulletin boards, online forums, etc. which Saabnet doesn't have any info about through searching via Google for info on various Saab-related topics, usually with fairly good results. Some of those I've added to the links page on my C900 Workshop site, and almost all I have invited to join the Saab C900 Webring that I set up (though almost none have accepted the invitations - once again that's up to each website owner to decide to join or not). Regards, Craig. PS. The other thing which bothers me about Saabnet is that Scott has a great photo gallery system going, but for the time I've known about his site he hasn't been accepting any new image submissions! No idea why. I just accept it and save up the pics I take of my Saab's and the work I'm doing on them for a time in the near future when I start creating my own Saab image galleries and (hopefully) get a public web-based Saab C900 pic gallery started. -- Craig's Saab Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's C900 Workshop -- For all Saab 'Classic' 900 Enthusiasts world-wide! Website --> http://www.nospam.net Email --> c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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