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Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by garrett1127, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Mopar mad man

    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    Here is a crazy idea. Ask Garrett what was wrong and why it was removed. Then just LET IT GO. It's not your site so get over it and move on.
     
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  2. ti2blegrr

    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    I really want to say something, but it'll be detrimental to the site and what we're figuring out where to go and what to do.
     
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  3. Jonny683

    Jonny683 ZRW Alum

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    People credit Google all the time elsewhere. I'm surprised its not allowed here.

    Don't make NASCAR fine you 25,000$ and 25 Points from the Driver and Owners points.
     
  4. ti2blegrr

    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    Because Google isn't the source and is just plain lazy. Read below.

     
  5. Clive

    Clive Hot Pass Member

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    Afternoon.
    Having just read this post, i feel a little guilty. I think i am one who does not really give much feedback.
    What i would like to see, is the downloads in different section's ie real cup, and Xfinity and trucks.
    Then all fictional cars or trucks in another section. I have asked for one paint request which was
    beautifully answerd by jopajoe, my 61 Folgers Camaro. I was not sure where to answer to him.
    I think a section specifically for replying to answerd paint schemes would be good.
    i would like to thank those who run and paint or do other things on this site. For the work and time it takes.
    Clive.
     
  6. bulldog34

    bulldog34 Well-Known Member

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    I think if people would just rate what they download would be fine. I just don't see trying to force people to use the forum by limiting how much they download . Then it is like you went from being a community to a being dictatorship community. Then you loose the friendliness of the people around here when you get into being a dictator on telling people what they will do. I love this site. When Iceman passed I just missed him so much. He had helped me so much when it came to rendering. I just want this site to remain the same as it was when he was here. Just my two cents it's really not worth much. No matter what you decide I will always stand behind this site 100%.
     
  7. ti2blegrr

    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    As far as I'm concerned we'll never "force" anyone to use the forums, encourage, yes, but never force. We'll leave the dictatorships to other sites.
     
  8. garrett1127

    garrett1127 Co-Owner

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    That was tried here already, didn't go over very well, and some would say making people to create an account just to download content is wrong, that's fine, it's their opinion, but we'll not be changing that requirement anytime soon. We like to know who is here to "just take", out of the almost 4600 members, I'd say 4/5 th's of them are only here to take stuff, not giving two hoots about interacting within the forums or anywhere. That is really sad to me, that in my opinion is why a lot of other sites have closed down, Takers, not givers.
     
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  9. DarkSlimus

    DarkSlimus Hot Pass Member

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    So I've read this post cause he pop up in the last post. I'm new here perhaps I can give the point of view of a new member.

    First I would say I downloaded NR2K3 cause where I live internet connection is payed by usage, each month I pay around 35$ and I'm limited by 25Go of use DL&UL included. So I can't download games who ask for 50Go of bandwith, in other case perhaps I have purchase Heat 2 and never know this community.
    Before I come here, I make some search and look at different site, most of links on google are down, most of community site have old stuff, most of new stuff is on creators website. In my search I only found one site who have an active community with new stuff : Stunod Racing.

    To download I must register, it's a good thing when stuff are added regularly, a bad thing when stuff is 2 or 3 years old. SR is in the case you register to download new stuff, I put a thumb up ! It will involve me to participate in the community cause a site with new stuff regularly added generally add you more easily in his community. And I must say it was the case here.

    Now you can't ask people to participate, you only can find way to do that. I participate because I'm like this, I play a game, want to dl stuff, want to participate if way to do it are given to me.

    More participation on the forum

    Hot Lapping section is a good way for that, perhaps the section is to far down in the forum. I say that cause people don"t come to participate, they come to download. A day they see a section who give them the desire to participate in. By this way they begin to post in the forum, another day they look at other section and begin to be more active.

    So in my opinion this site need more section who train you in a way to participate and those section must be more visible. To be more visible is to make adds at the top of the site, adds for those section. A banner who advertise the Hot lapping challenge of the day, another one to ask to participate in the actual community carset in creation, another one to ask opinion in the last NASCAR race, .... With this system people who just go in the download section can view this adds and perhaps are attracted in participation in the community.

    other things who can help in this way are to create more section like the Hot lapping section.
    - An online SR League
    personally I don't play online but I think it's something who help to participate, folks participate in this section, and after go in the others
    - Add a rule in the online section that people who use the forum for their own league give feedbaks (ie. Results of Race (Qalif/Race), Standings, ...) And with this rules, according to league owners to have their own sub-forum to have the possibility to have more subject to talk on (ie. Rules, Sign-in, Race Results, Over All Standing, Palmares, ...)
    Actually in the Online section we have two leagues with no participation. One seem to be dead, the other one is a adds to take people here and launch them in another community. I don't think it's a good thing.

    More participation in content creation
    - A Tutorial section would be a must have. With my experience in my attempt to create a carset, I find here people who have a passion and are here to give help for newbies like me. I know some tutorials exists but they are dispatched on the web, a lot are no more online, when I do search on google I go on a forum who speak on a tutorial, but the link given is an error 404 ... Or I must read five thread on five site to have a complete information. I know too there is a lot of video tutorial on YT but when a language isn't your native one, video tutorial is very hard to understand, text tutorials are better.

    - A Hot Paint scheme Section
    Like the Hot Lapping one, perhaps we can select a mod, give links to template, zmodeler files & xcarviewer files. Each member who want to go in choose a number, create one or more fictional car on this number and after two weeks (less or more I don't know) we vote for the best creations and make a carset with them avaibale in the DL section

    All this are some idea from scratch, I'm sure we can find some others, perhaps some are more easy to install, perhaps some are stupid but it's my contribution to help the making of a better participation in this community

    in last I hope my english is not so bad and most of my post is understandable.

    Regards
     
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  10. garrett1127

    garrett1127 Co-Owner

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    Thanks for your comment.
     
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  11. bulldog34

    bulldog34 Well-Known Member

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    I know you guys wouldn't I just making a comment. I was just saying whatever you decide I will always stand behind your decisions. I will do whatever it takes to continue to be a member of this site. You guys offer great downloads, but it is not even about that. It's the wonderful people here that makes this site great. This site has the most friendliest members. I have never asked a question' and had someone just shut me out. Everyone has always been so helpful. I appreciate everything. I hope this site stays around for a long time. I do believe the amount of Paint Request and Render Request should be addressed. Those guys are always swamped with requests. Thank you .
     
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  12. ti2blegrr

    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    It took half my lunch break to read @DarkSlimus post, LOL!
     
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  13. DarkSlimus

    DarkSlimus Hot Pass Member

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    hope your lunch was more digest than my bad english :D
     
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  14. ti2blegrr

    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    I don't eat at work, to hot. Your English is better than most Americans, LOL!
     
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  15. NKnight

    NKnight Cold Pass Member

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    I'm usually not big on forums as I am usually too busy building some track, but the Hot Lap thread sucked me in.. When I have the time, I love challenging myself to a few laps.
     
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  16. Highbank

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    ...and that's why I get the big bucks....
     
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  17. LieutenantHardhat

    LieutenantHardhat Hot Pass Member

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    Hot Lapping is definitely one of my new favorite activities in NR2003.
     
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  18. Highbank

    Highbank Admin

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    Music to my ears!

    Mine too!

    Frankly...I'm brilliant huh?
     
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