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Hank's Message

Postby Hank » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:26 pm

Welcome to the Project Pad! First off, I want to express how awesome the community has been. Motorgeek.com has provided me with a tremendous amount of knowledge and truly has shaped my life. It gave me a thirst for all things mechanical, from cars, to software modeling, CNC machines, manufacturing and electronics! I doubt I go to engineering school if I were not exposed to the intelligent minds on that forum around 2002 when I joined that forum. I have made life-long friends on there. What a fantastic spring board it was for 034 to help their new customers have a support group.

My personal view is that products sell themselves if they are quality products and the service is reasonable. For this reason I have always hated forums with paying vendors and moderation protecting those vendors. I get that a lot of forums are created to generate revenue and those venders must be protected to accomplish that goal of making money. The problem with this model is that it does not serve the community. I find customers are more upset when a problem is masked or censored than if you were just honest with them in the first place. I am more inclined to believe in capitalism and free enterprise. If a product and service are good, the products will sell themselves. If you do not like another company getting in on your profits, develop a better part or offer better service.

This forum is being set up as a place for people to post their projects and track their progress. It truly is a foundation for people to see alternative options to building a car. Iroz Motorsport is the drive behind the site but I do want to make it perfectly clear that I do not intend to get special treatment here. Moderation will not save anybody from poor services or poor products. If you are a company with great products, you will flourish here. If they are not, the community will lash out. We truly hope to get all sorts of projects here, not just Audi/VW/Porsche. We don’t mind projects from any company. Hopefully we can get some wild builds here, both domestic, import and European.

On that note, I do not want to see this forum turn into a bash 034motorsport forum. I have a great relationship with 034motorsport and think a lot of a good portion of their staff. They have done a tremendous amount of good for our community and it is ungrateful to discredit all they have done. Companies like mine within the niche do not exist without their influence and innovation. I suppose I understand their limitations and position better than most being in the same niche market as a manufacturing facility. There are delays in manufacturing, changing customer needs, unmet expectations, and variation on oem cars and in every manufacturing facility. My customer base generally understands that timely sometimes is hard to get from me, but quality is something to expect. There is room for improvement everywhere.

I just ask that everyone treat this forum with professionalism. I would hope that my kid could get on herein a few years and not be exposed to hateful speaking, foul language or non-work friendly content. We will moderate these Vortex type attitudes and actions. Please keep the site fun, mature, innovative, light-hearted and appropriate. Please use the Private Message system to the fullest by keeping trolling or arguments within the confines of privacy.

Venders on this forum are not paying with money. They are paying with knowledge and product development. Any company, and I do mean ANY company, that wants to maintain a project thread can have access to releasing parts to the forum. If you have a product outside of automotive, feel free to pitch it to us and we can direct you to a way of pitching it to the site.

Be patient with the site as we experience the small growing pains. We are still establishing rules to help keep the site clean and organized, free from freeloaders wanting free advertisement. While this site is my idea and creation, I have purposely entrusted the keys to the castle to an individual that is not currently employed in any automotive firm. I know that Ed will use these keys to help the community. Please try and respect whatever action he takes on this forum.

A huge thanks goes out to Marc for donating the servers and to Ed for setting up the forum. They are 2 great assets to our community.

Have fun! Build some projects! :ty:

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Re: Hank's Message

Postby EDIGREG » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:51 pm

I'd just like to say I'm happy to be a part of this, and thank you all for your support!! This will be a great forum for a long long time!

Cheers :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Re: Hank's Message

Postby loxxrider » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:53 pm

:beer: :beer: Happy to be here and be a part of this community! :beer: :beer:
-Chris

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Re: Hank's Message

Postby EDIGREG » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:00 pm

loxxrider wrote::beer: :beer: Happy to be here and be a part of this community! :beer: :beer:


Yeah, whatever Dramarider... just try to keep the drama to a minimum :lol:

(sorry but this is still funny :) )
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby speeding-g60 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:16 pm

nice concise message Hank.

i agree with the Dramaridder stuff too :wave:

i figured this was the content of this message, and have been waiting for this exact thing to be said. i hope MG does not get anymore perturbed by people bringing their projects here, as it is by choice not by force that people will go where they feel more comfortable.

and i LOVE the Vortex reference LOL....
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby chaloux » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:32 pm

:oops: Love you too bubs...
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby nsimps » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:04 pm

Great message Hank and thanks to all who have set this up! I still remember when I really became obsessed with Audi and wanted to have my own project car. Hank's URQ was still white at the time and luckily he had stayed after a lunch meet which I was late to. It was seeing his and Dave's cars that triggered the obsession and the rest is history in the making :D I have a lot of respect for this community and have learned a great deal. Keep up the good work guys!
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby 85oceanic » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 pm

I love this forum so far! Thanks for all your hard work Hank, Ed and Marc!! This is going to be a great place to spend my time. :)
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby Kuma » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:11 pm

:ty:
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby AudiSport4000 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Very well said! Thank you all who made this happen :)
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby pilihp2 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:25 pm

Happy to be here!
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby frostyflax17 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:11 pm

here here!
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby 40v4kq » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:10 pm

Hank, thanks for giving such a well molded and directionally sound welcome to the site. I really hope this forum can flourish as intended and inspire all those who are onboard,especially those who want to create/sell parts.
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:05 pm

Nothing unique to add.

Just support, appreciation and thanks.

This is going to be awesome.

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby Audilard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:00 pm

This is nice and all, but enough of the mushy stuff! ;) Where are your 07k projects swap threads and pictures and good stuff? :D
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby ringbearer » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:18 pm

Yeah, wasn't that the point?
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby EDIGREG » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:08 am

ringbearer wrote:Yeah, wasn't that the point?


No, the point is to be able to share anything/everything with the community without being censored. 07K development is just a part of that.
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby ringbearer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:23 am

I know Ed, just giving him a hard time ;)
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby EDIGREG » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 am

ringbearer wrote:I know Ed, just giving him a hard time ;)


:punch:
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby Lord_Verminaard » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:03 pm

Well said, thanks very much for setting this up Hank, (and Ed and Marc) this seems like a perfect logical next step for the MG community members that have "moved on". Glad to be here!

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Re: Hank's Message

Postby audifreakjim » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:41 pm

I feel like I should be kneeling in a white robe, praying to Hank right now ;)
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby Hank » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:03 pm

You would have to get off Nate's throne first.. ;)
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby audifreakjim » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:21 pm

LOL
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Re: Hank's Message

Postby loxxrider » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:09 pm

hahahah good one!
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