I understand basically what you are saying. Kim was advised of the problems I have had posting at all
Many times after answering a thread, and I hit preview or submit, I get tossed back to the main page of the IH Forum. I have sent her a number of emails regarding this problem. She has answered some and has been uncharicteristically quiet on others.
I have also asked her is my Cub Manual Server
link is a problem. She has replied many times that no it is not, and I was just looking at an old email from YTMag that specifically asked if they could link to my page. I said most definitely yes
, and at any time. I haven't seen the link yet. However on the Cub Manual Server
, I continually update the links to the Tractor Forums that I like and use - in this specific order :
1. Farmall Cub.com
2. Antique Tractor Internet Service
3. Yesterdays Tractor Co.
4. My TractorForum.com
and I still need to add this one:
5. Antique Farmall Tractors.com
Oh, you will notice that certain sites that permit/condon/allow flames/personal slights/argument/bickering/unseemly behaviour are NOT linked from the Server. On the best and the most convivial! There is one which is in serious doubt at the moment, and time will tell whether or not it remains a link.
I still have difficulty posting in the IH Forum, and it matters not whether I use or delecte the link from my post. If you will notice I use a different tag line at the end of my posts on YTMag - Cub Manuals at http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/index.html
. I also post instructions to cut and paste the links into their browsers to gain access to these other sites.
Kim really has to understand that sharing of info on the Internet is intrisic to the whole concept. I think she also has some serious technical issues with the forums. Also, this is not to be taken any other way than as simply an expression of an opinion and is not a negative comment at all, but one designed to instigate continued discussion.
I also think that the only way to maximize the use of a forum is to allow a little leeway. Dennis
has it right.
Spencer has a wonderful site in the Antique Tractor Internet Service
. It was the first one that popped up in my initial search for information on Cubs and Cub Cadets. I as a lot of newbies was under the impression that Cub Cadets were the Cultivision Garden tractors and not the Lawn Mowers
I learned real quick form the members of Spencer's Forum the difference. Thanks Jim, George W and BD
I kind of wish that Spencer might update his software a bit to allow for links such as Binder Books
etc., especially those links to suppliers that pay advertising to him. And, keep the tag lines at the bottom of the page.
I wish Kim would do the same. I also wish that Kim would include non-commercial sites such as the Cub Manual Server
in her list of approved hot-links. This would definitely spread the flow of information and increase the activity on ALL of the Forums. Unfortunately, commercialism seems to dominate the attitudes of many Internet users... I guess that is the wave of the future ... too bad
As I have already said to Dennis
, and I guess maybe it might be time to broach this subject, is that I am willing to make a donation to help support/fund this site. I would be willing to make a similar donation to Spencer. As for YTMag, well I would be willing on a smaller contribution basis as Cubs are not a major part of her site.
Btw, in case I haven't said this enough, Dennis
-- listen up ok
Farmall Cub dot Com is the Absolute Best, Most User Friendly, Informative, Convivial, Friendly site on the Internet and has the greatest people in the world as it's members
Ahhh yup, guys and gals. That would be YOU
Sorry for the length. I can go on especially when I am on my