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Old 03-24-2010, 06:27 PM
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Dear members,

I'm pleased to announce that after much thought I've decided to transfer ownership of newbeetle.org to the autoforums.com group. Since taking over from jcroft, I think the site has improved quite a bit. The traffic has shot up and the site performance has also been heavily improved. I evaluated many options before deciding to work with autoforums.com. These guys are a group of young automotive enthusiasts supported by a strong organization that pretty much guarantees that newbeetle.org will be around running like a well-tuned vehicle for years to come.

I would like to thank the staff for all their contributions, and especially noR and CrazyJames for all the help they've put in since the early years.

As for upcoming plans, Yung, the new admin will be able to fill us in.

Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:31 PM
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Thanks Saad...

Howdy everyone,

My name is Yung, and I will be the new admin here at newbeetle.org working closely with the existing admin/mod team to ensure that newbeetle continues to be the community it is. I am mainly your contact for any issues related to the everyday upkeep of the site from the tech side of things and to assist with the current admin team in day-to-day issues in terms of keeping things peaceful here.

I will be around at least once a day to pop in and make sure everything is smooth! I look forward to being a part of this community, and if you have any questions or concerns, about the transition, please feel free to ask me in this thread!

As Saad mentioned, we are automotive and powersports enthusiasts at AutoForums.com. Our goal is to provide the resources required to have a broader reach and attract more knowledgeable, hardcore enthusiasts to contribute that knowledge into the community. We also have a tech staff that is essentially on call 24/7 should there be any issues with connectivity or site performance.

Having said that, this is still your community and we are here to work side by side with the current administration to keep the site reliable, and running like a well-tuned Beetle.


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Old 03-25-2010, 11:21 AM
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Hey,welcome

Do you drive a beetle yourself? Lookin' forward to chatting sometime
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:35 AM
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to keep the site reliable, and running like a well-tuned Beetle.
ha!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
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So the site's good for at least 600,000 miles. Sweet!

I, for one, welcome our new administrative overlords!
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:08 PM
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Hey,welcome

Do you drive a beetle yourself? Lookin' forward to chatting sometime
No I don't drive a beetle. I actually don't drive much at all as I take public transit to work everyday and live in walking distance to most of the things my family needs (mainly a Starbucks and a bookstore for me )
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:09 PM
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So the site's good for at least 600,000 miles. Sweet!

I, for one, welcome our new administrative overlords!
Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:20 PM
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Sup, new-new owner. Are you gonna trade us again in about a year? Boy, do i feel like a part of a misfit baseball team or something.

I'm your fun-loving rapscallion.

I've been here a long time and I've seen this place change dramatically. I'm not asking you to try to bring it back to the old ways because that's just impossible. But I will have some ideas, that i might or might not sent to you later in a pm. If my procrastination doesn't get the better of me.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:53 PM
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Welcome to New Beetle.Org Yung!!!!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:29 PM
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No I don't drive a beetle. I actually don't drive much at all as I take public transit to work everyday and live in walking distance to most of the things my family needs (mainly a Starbucks and a bookstore for me )
Oh, do you have a weekend driver then???
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:04 PM
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No I don't drive a beetle. I actually don't drive much at all as I take public transit to work everyday and live in walking distance to most of the things my family needs (mainly a Starbucks and a bookstore for me )
Welcome and come on in... doesn't drive a beetle, we'll have to work on that and I do like public transit; I would take it if it was available in my area.

Starbucks! Dunkin' Donuts or nothing, I say! Oh well, if push comes to shove, you go for what is available.

So when will NewBeetle.org appear on your AutoGuide web page?
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:26 PM
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Forgot to post this yesterday but

Welcome to our family I already like how quick you are to respond to problems, thanks for that and maybe we can convince you to get a NB haha, anyway see ya around
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:24 PM
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Sup, new-new owner. Are you gonna trade us again in about a year? Boy, do i feel like a part of a misfit baseball team or something.

I'm your fun-loving rapscallion.

I've been here a long time and I've seen this place change dramatically. I'm not asking you to try to bring it back to the old ways because that's just impossible. But I will have some ideas, that i might or might not sent to you later in a pm. If my procrastination doesn't get the better of me.
Would love to hear your ideas. No promises but it won't hurt either. As for selling this site, I don't see that happening for a long long long long long long long long time.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:25 PM
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Oh, do you have a weekend driver then???
Yes... and for the times when I have to lug home a 46" tv. Ha... just kidding.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:27 PM
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Welcome and come on in... doesn't drive a beetle, we'll have to work on that and I do like public transit; I would take it if it was available in my area.

Starbucks! Dunkin' Donuts or nothing, I say! Oh well, if push comes to shove, you go for what is available.

So when will NewBeetle.org appear on your AutoGuide web page?
Um... I'm in Canada. We don't see too many Dunkin' Donuts around here.

There are a hell of a lot Tim Horton's though ... like in every corner.

As for NB appearing on autoguide, I'll find out tomorrow.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:18 PM
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the people that have ten dunkin donuts in their town often forget not everyone does, lol. one thing i seriously missed when i lived in california.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:09 PM
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Um... I'm in Canada. We don't see too many Dunkin' Donuts around here.

There are a hell of a lot Tim Horton's though ... like in every corner.

As for NB appearing on autoguide, I'll find out tomorrow.
You know, you would have thought I would of remembered that, Tim Hortons is Dunkin' Donuts alter ego. I used to work for a company in Peterborough and would travel their 2-3 times a year. If it was not for Tim Hortons I would have went in to withdrawals.

So have you seen the canoe museum in Peterborough yet?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:08 PM
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Welcome again

Just because I drive a girly car doesn't mean I have to drink girly coffee. Dunkin Donuts FTW!!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:09 PM
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Didn't even know a canoe museum existed. But Peterborough is close enough -- we go there for fishing in the summer quite often.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:09 PM
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Welcome again and another vote for Dunkin Donuts coffee!!! Not big on their donuts but their coffee is pure awesomeness.
LOL... better than Starbucks?
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