Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 06:21:14 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: What killed this group?


"E. Newnes" <enewns45nospamo.com> wrote in message news:f11fd394qgm83jv3qcphs3sjndg74b770enospamcom... > On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:23:28 +0000 (UTC), Craig's Saab C900 Site > <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote: > > >> >>Probably part of it, but the forums need to be good quality without the >>overbearing 'steering' of content for a certain purpose like what happens >>with the forums at a certain saabnet website. At least here in this free >>and >>open newsgroup all discussion is welcomed no matter if someone else >>happens >>to agree or disagree with a point of view. That's the true value of >>newsgroups, and it's what forum sites should do to but unfortunately at >>least one has commercial interests as a higher priority than allow free, >>open access and discussions. > > saabnet.com is infinitely more useful than 'enthusiast' sites which > detail useless crap like how to fit LEDs, etc. Saabnet has been going > for a very long time and its database is searchable by non members > which makes it almost as useful as an online manual. > > Saabscene.co.uk is also a very useful forum. > > alt.autos.saab seems to have gone very quiet over the last 12 months > or so. I presume that this reflects the general decline of Saab since > GM arse raped it. On the other hand, there are many people being introduced to Saab *because* of the GM influence. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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