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Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 18:42:56 +0000
Subject: RE: Link to UK Forum
To: "Robert D. Wray" <[email protected]
Ok before I move on I wish to say I still feel Mp3car is not appriatly placed
for addressing international needs as well as EU and more... if you did raise a
UK section what other areas woudl you support - there are many I can think of.
Now let me address some of the points in your email -
"I understand your points. I guess sometimes we are slow about picking up on
things. - 18 Months plus ?"
Thats slow - and I am aware of others will you be contacting them ? If so what
is the scope ? There are many local forums and sites that are linked to from
peoples sigs ?
"My main concern is the duplication of a lot of technical data, diluting the
overall community, and miscommunication about European meets"
AMIEE is based in the UK for example - how dulited do you think it will be on DC
- further more DC is for UK members not EU ( this bit has changed a little since
writing ) so there will be no dilution of that
infomation - that does not say that DC does not welecome all members and in
fact there are regular members from all over inc a couple of your mods.
"I believe that in order to create more open standards in OEM vehicle production
we should work together on a unified front." - That may be but DC is about a
local group of people chatting and helping each other... it has no other real
aims and certainly is not commercial in the same way Mp3car is... if any thing
DC has a more relaxed enviroment and a diffrent set of goals which again
enhanced Mp3cars more international status. Further more links to Mp3car are
not stopped on that basis.
"Perhaps I can talk to ziplock about making you a moderator of a UK section.
Would that be something that would interest you?"
I would have to say no for a number of reasons...
1) I dont belive it is the right place nor would the same needs that DC gives be
2) I was a former mod ( I am again while I perform its current upgrade project
) on Dc and therefore a conflict of intrest would occur -
the reason I am not now is for personal reasons as well as more indpendant
reasons for when I am writing... which I would be happy to do for your selves
for the same nominal fee I revceive else where.
3) I have to say I do not belive that you would have offered me this possible
position if we had not had this convo
Once again - please advise me as to what you need me to do...
Quoting "Robert D. Wray" <[email protected]
> I understand your points. I guess sometimes we are slow about picking
> up on things.
> My main concern is the duplication of a lot of technical data, diluting
> the overall community, and miscommunication about European meets. I
> believe that in order to create more open standards in OEM vehicle
> production we should work together on a unified front. Perhaps I can
> talk to ziplock about making you a moderator of a UK section. Would
> that be something that would interest you?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 12:43 PM
> To: Robert D. Wray
> Subject: Re: Link to UK Forum
> Ok - so considering its been there for over 18 months what has changed ?
> very fact in my numerous interviews and articles that I have written I
> always publised Mp3car been the 'International' site and DC been the Uk
> local> one I felt was correct - in the same vain that is why I placed that link
> for the UK people.
> I know I am not the only one with such links and not just to DC so are
> you going
> to enforce the same rule with them ?
> If you still wish me to remove it please let me know how ever don't
> expect the
> same amount of publicity I give now to be given as freely as before...
> and if
> you don't belive me see my site you will see where I have appeared.
> ( Another free publicity example -
> Quoting "Robert D. Wray" <[email protected]
> > Would you kindly remove the link to the UK forum from your signature?
> > Thanks,
> > -Rob