1984, 300 L6, smogless, manual 3speed with overdrive.
Why is it fraudulent or underhanded for the OWNER of the website to make changes they perceive will increase traffic and revenue? You keep referring to FSB as YOUR site—I hate to break it to you, but you are a guest. Should FSB expand to cover the new bronco, ignore the forums that don’t interest you. You are not forced to read about early or late broncos—open the forums you want and read away.Not sure if anyone has actually noticed yet but I saw this and could only think... "WTF AutoGuide?!?"
I don't have a problem with Early Bronco's but I also have no interest in them. I realize that AutoGuide / Vertical Scope has been angling to expand FSB to accommodate the new 2021 Bronco crowd. OK... sure, I get it. I'm NOT on board with making our site accommodate anything more than it's name sake... the FULL SIZE Bronco. I mean, it's literally the NAME of our forum that purposefully excludes anything other than the Bronco's created by Ford from 1978 - 1996. There are plenty of other sites out there that accommodate those Bronco's but this is not and never has been one of them.
I don't have a problem with discussing the new Bronco's. In fact, I would hope and expect that we previous gen owners would have some interest but this is getting out of hand, imo. I objected to the new sub-forum that's being filled by a few very specific users who are clearly here for nothing else than to try and force this new Bronco into our forum. Still... whatever. Like many things in this world... if I don't like it, I don't have to take part in it.
Unfortunately, AutoGuide appears to be continuing to force us down the slippery slope. We now have a header image that appears across the site, from the landing page and across every aspect of the forum that shows... 1st: The 2021 Bronco (not an FSB), 2nd: An early Bronco (clearly, not an FSB) that has never had anything more than a passing interest and appreciation on our site... and 3rd: Almost as an after-thought, an actual FULL SIZE BRONCO. What the hell?!?
Personally, I do not approve of these unauthorized changes to our community forum.
If I wanted to be part of a community for the 1st gen Bronco, I'd be a member of ClassicBroncos.com: Early Bronco Community for 66-77 Ford Bronco
If I wanted to be part of a community for the 6th gen Bronco, I'd be a member of Bronco Forum - Full Size Ford Bronco Forum
Instead... I have been a member of Bronco Forum - Full Size Ford Bronco Forum since 2003, because I love the FSB's from 1978 - 1996. It's been slow but AutoGuide has purposefully been twisting our site around to try and force us into being something we are not. How far is this going to go? Haw far are we willing to allow them to push this agenda? How long until we're considered obsolete, on our own forum?
Clearly, AutoGuide / Verticle Scope doesn't care about our Bronco's. They want that commercial money and that's fine but make another site. Stop trying to hijack our membership and turn our forum into something it's not. It's painfully obvious their greed and disregard knows no bounds and the intention here is to use our existing membership and it's numbers. It's a marketing scam they plan to use to get more commercial interest and I personally don't want anything to do with such fraudulent bullshit. Make another forum. Go buy fullsizebronco.com or start from scratch... like we did back in 2003. I do not approve of or wish to be involved in such underhanded tactics and I resent the morphing of this place that has been such an important part of my life over the last 17 years.
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I'm interested in hearing the opinions of other members. I'm curious to know if anybody else is concerned. I realize I'm more dedicated and serious about this than most but I have spent thousands of hours of my personal time over many, many years to help build this site into the place we all know and love and because of that personal investment, I may be more concerned than most. So... what are your thoughts about our FSB site being slowly morphed into... well, something else, other than FULLSIZEBRONCO.COM
That’s the thing.....Vertical Scope is attracting and marketing to new folks so they can make more profit. Soon you won’t be but a distant memory when the hipster horde of new bronco owners make a hundred different posts asking if they can fit 20 inch rims on the new bronco. Did you think they purchased and continue to run this website to keep you happy? Vertical Scope is monitoring the web traffic since the new bronco dropped, and watching that ad revenue increase. The new bronco is a money maker all the way around. It’s Capitalism—love it or hate it.Wow, I can see the steam bubbling up from here.
I agree - new Bronco stuff on FSB is getting out of hand. It’s a FSB site I don’t give a damn who owns it. It is our site, without us there is no site.
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I honestly don't understand what you're so upset about. Other than lame software and graphics, which are merely a small annoyance in the grand scheme of things, the only thing that has changed is several old timers leaving in a huff. The community is only affected by the technical stuff if they choose to be, so why are you choosing to let it bother you? When I'm asking or answering a question, I'm oblivious to the header graphic. It's not sensible, but it's also not bothersome. Control what you can control, namely your attitude and happiness. Let the other stuff go.Don't give me that capitalism bullshit. This is corporatism, clearly and the two are not the same thing. Like I said... you want a piece of that pie, go make something genuine. This corporate hijacking, destroying something good, useful and genuine into something you can squeeze until the juice runs dry and be left with nothing but a smashed pulp of what was... it's pathetic.
Does everyone use the New Posts option for reading the forum? Maybe that's why some people are so annoyed with the expanded sections. The only time I ever click on it is to get to the global "mark as read" button for clearing unread stuff in all the sub-forums. Otherwise, I just click on the sub-forums of interest and the '21 stuff is out of sight, out of mind if I'm not looking for it.I may be turning into a grumpy old man early at 32... already heavily dislike having to sift through the "2021" threads to see the latest on content relevant to our vehicles. How well do the ignore functions work? Lol