Did you know that there is an EPautos.com Forum? A place where you can post pretty much anything you like – and respond to the posts of others? It’s here (and can also be accessed from the pull down “Tools” tab on the top menu bar of the main page).
We’ve had this thing up for years – but very few of the EPautos.com regulars (or even the irregulars) ever post there. We’d like to get your input.
Do you like the idea of having a “bulletin board” – or do you prefer the scrolling comments system we have on the EPautos.com main page?
Would you like to see better integration of the Forum and the main page?
We’re trying to make the entire site more valuable to you; a place to get together as well as a place to get information (and hopefully, some entertainment, too).
Any ideas, suggestions, gripes – whatever you’ve got – would be much appreciated!
I spoke with my friend, the mechanic, about doing articles – and answering questions. He’s agreeable – and so now it’s just a matter of setting everything up. If it’s successful, I’m hoping it’ll build to the point that we can offer “real time” access to professional assistance with diagnosing/dealing with repair & maintenance issues. What that means is a reader’s question would get an individual response within 24 hours of posting – ideally, sooner than that.
I’d also like to ask everyone who’s a regular here to help us promote the site, broaden the readership. Please tell friends, colleagues and family who might be interested in EPautos about EPautos! E-mail them links to articles posted here, encourage them to register and post comments. If we can kick up our monthly traffic from the current 75,000-100,00 or so to a steady 150,000 I am certain I’ll be able to get the major car companies to advertise with us directly – which would put the site on a stable financial footing and greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the need for us to ask for your financial support.
Speaking of which: With about a week left in the month, we’re roughly at 70 percent of where we need to be to cover our expenses for the month (see the “thermometer” on the top right of the main page). We’re hoping we’ll make up the 30 percent over the next few days, with the help of our supportive readers.
Thanks, as always, to all of you!