Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:37:21 GMT From: E. Newnes <enewns45nospamo.com> Subject: Re: What killed this group?
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.