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Tempo/Topaz

Discussion in 'Questions, Comments, Suggestions' started by focus2000, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. focus2000

    focus2000 FEOA Member

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    I know tempotopaz.com has been offline for over 5 years now, I still see battered Tempos still running around every now and then but they don't have a forum to go to now. Since the tempo/topaz is based off the first gen escort maybe they could get there own group, I doubt too many would post in it but it might be nice for those with those cars to have a resource.

    PS I greatly miss my 1992 Mercury Topaz LTS V6 5 speed.
  2. 88ESCORTV6

    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    Really I 2nd this Idea since I'm a first gen guy and a tempo man too.
    and having a section and inviting my tempo family would be cool.
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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    me and the staff here have no access to add or remove anything, the company that owns the forum has never given us the ability to take care of the board on that level.
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    austin86 FEOA Member

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    That sucks. What about renaming sections?
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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope on that one too.
  6. austin86

    austin86 FEOA Member

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    Dang. And I bet the site owners are not too keen on letting you add/change stuff ether. I used to run a tech forum years ago and know what its like to a small extent.
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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    From what we can tell, yeah, they are not very keen on us running the site in such a direct manner, but they own it, most of us have been around since 2002, before the site was even really public or had a forum.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    i feel your pain man. problem is we just cant make it happen.
    it took an act of god to get them to add the 'electrical' and 'hvac' sections.
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  9. austin86

    austin86 FEOA Member

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    You might have already tried something like this. But I found that asking from a business standpoint helps alot in jams like this. Like instated of asking X to be added/changed. Say we feel that having X will bring more users/ad revenue to the site.
    Or at lest that is how I handled it years ago when I ran two forums.
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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    That would make sense, but reality is, Feoa survived for years and years out of pocket and with the supporters, it could of stayed running this way, which would of been fine in my book, since I'm not a fan of ad based revenue in any form when it comes to anything on the internet.
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    austin86 FEOA Member

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    I don't have a problem with adds. its just most sites now adays go over kill with pop ups and in your face stuff.
    And to be honest I would not mind paying to have an account here. Its a very useful site with a grate community
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    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    we ran for many years without ad's, being supported by the members. We are very thankful to those members.

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