Re: [Chrysler300] Using the listserver to actively sell parts
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Re: [Chrysler300] Using the listserver to actively sell parts





While confessing that I do not currently have the time or skill to actively participate in the construction of any listserver or forum, is it reasonable to consider having both?  The 'as it is now' approach can continue, and the meaningful content with answers to technical questions could be put into an archive of previously answered questions in searchable format on a forum page.  That way, those of us who like to read 300 related discussions (even if they don't pertain to our specific cars) can still see the daily messages, but we can also go to the forum website to search by topic if/when we have a specific problem that was once addressed on the listserver.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 9:08 AM, Hugh Baldus hugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 

Good morning.  Sorry if I come across as negative, but this frustrates me.  I will make one more effort to make my point with you, because I do greatly respect the membership, and want you to understand (if not agree with) my perspective. 

 

Modern Car Forums do not inundate members with every email sent by every member, for good reason.  Even if the 300 Club has much lower traffic than most of these user groups, there are still many exchanges per day that a significant contingent of us would opt out of if they could narrow the focus of what they see.  The general migration from the “list server” environment has occurred for that reason.   You go to it, not the other way around. 

 

I wish all aspects of what is exchanged currently via email was cataloged in such a way that these “threads” could be discussed, monitored, searched and accessed in a logical fashion.  This is the strength of forums which design an interface for the users that accomplishes these goals.  Here is an example, if you could give it a quick glance, perhaps my point would better resonate:  http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/ .  This is much more involved than what we would need, but the structure is applicable.  We could have a far superior organizational gathering point.

 

When I joined the group, and initially questioned the “everybody gets everything” approach, I had many positive (private) replies supporting me.  However, I was also warned that the group was not open to change, and that has become quite apparent.  The old “just hit the delete button” comment tells me that much of the member population is used to putting up with unwanted content in their inbox, and doesn’t want it (or understand that they could have it) any other way.  To me, that is a puzzling choice.   Of course, my opinion is colored by experience with other (extraordinary) forums.

 

But, in the meantime, I am either lazy, a scold, or a general malcontent who has ideas that are unsuitable.  I truly enjoy many of the stories and exchanges even if they don’t pertain to my K.  They just shouldn’t all land on my doorstep, rather I should be able to seek them out as I have the time, and inclination to do so.  This is how most user forums survive and thrive.  They also build a database of knowledge that is invaluable, and can outlive us all, for the good of the hobby. 

 

Perhaps I will just pack up my tent and leave (applause).  I am sure I won’t be the first to do so, wondering why the group comports itself in such a fashion.   I just hate the see the vast knowledge base relegated to such a clunky (IMHO) distribution approach.   

 

Peace-

 

Hugh Baldus

260.424.2366

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:10 PM
To: C Bilter
Cc: Chrysler 300 List
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Using the listserver to actively sell parts

 

 

I don't personally mind if we see some ads on the forum such as we do from Mr. Schwandt, as long as they are not so numerous as to be an annoying load on the Inbox. Deleting is quick. But I would like to suggest that the link to our Club website For Sale page be noted down in the bottom block of all of the forum posts. It would make it a convenient and quick one-click ride for those looking to buy or sell parts.

 

Like this:

 

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To visit the Chysler 300 Club Intl. "For Sale" page go to http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/partsforsale.html

 

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I was amazed - as a rare visitor to the page - by how few ads (22!) there are on the page. So maybe providing the link will make it a more popular place to use for the sharing of our parts.

 

 

Keith Boonstra

 

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On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 6:37 PM, cbilter@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

To all: most members are aware of this, but as a reminder we do have a classified ad section for parts on the website that the whole world can see (for broad exposure), and photos can be included as well http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/partsforsale.html

As far as the listserver goes, if the parts ads are applicable to Chrysler 300s, then they should be appropriate content per the listserver rules.

Carl Bilter
Electronics Communication Committee

From: Anna F Noia sa-noia@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:45 PM
To: Val Jeffers; EMills_ATC; Hugh Baldus; David Schwandt; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Club; Ray Jones
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Using the listserver to actively sell parts

 
 To All
I agree with Ray, just delete what you don't want to look at. I like to see the interesting, rare, obscure and unobtainable stuff available from this site, even if I don't need it. I have purchased some things I didn't know was available until I saw them, to me that's a plus. I personally like this site. IMHO.
Best Regards,
Stephen A. Noia
1-408-210-4736 cell

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:05 PM, "Val Jeffers edward1108@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 
I agree Hugh !

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:18 PM, "EMills_ATC millserat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 
Personally I don't mind - unless it gets a lot more frequent that it currently is - but if there were a Classified section on this site, that would be fine too as long as its easily accessible - I find it cumbersome to log onto the yahoo site.
Edward Mills Antique Tractors 1930-1960 Antique Cars 1960-1985
On 12/10/2016 3:11 PM, Hugh Baldus hugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:
 
Anyone else, besides me, prefer not to receive an email every time David has something to sell?  And then, another email when it is no longer for sale (gasp).  I find it tedious and intrusive, and not a good use of the forum. 
 
“Hey, I need an obscure part for my E”:  Just fine for mass distribution (until our forum works like other bulletin boards, and not everyone sees everything anybody sends). 
 
Hey, I have an obscure part to sell for ’61-‘64s”:  Not ok.  This belongs in a classified section somewhere else, like on a website.   
 
Thank you,
 
Hugh Baldus
260.424.2366
 
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 'David Schwandt' finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:47 PM
To: chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Club
Subject: [Chrysler300] NOS Parts 1236-219
 
 
Pinion gear set. (2 gears)  NOS in unopened original boxes
Fits all 55-56  6 and 8 cyl except Imperial
Also fits all 57-58-59 6 cyl.
Check your parts books to be certain.
 
$25 PPD in USA
 
Thanks!
Dave Schwandt

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