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Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by Cpasley » Thu May 13, 2021 11:30 am

With so many members why is there so little interaction

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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by Caretaker » Thu May 13, 2021 11:51 am

It is astonishing in a way. Crickets have been chirping here for several years now. 1: the car has been out of production for 11 years; 2: people "sadly" have migrated over to Facebook. But in the end, I agree with you. It amazes me how many pages of names have taken the time to sign up, and how many have never posted or shared their experiences with the rest of us. Nonetheless, the recent posts by cmgreyhounds and the hours of cataloging of part numbers and how to "sticky's" on this site have been immensely invaluable over the years. Ha, with this post I actually match the calendar year. I must be posting too much. :lol:
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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by tpollauf » Fri May 14, 2021 6:42 am

Caretaker wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 11:51 am
Ha, with this post I actually match the calendar year. I must be posting too much.
Good one :lol: No one can EVER post too much on this site!

Totally agree with your comments and clearly the biggest reason is Facebook. The younger crowd (likely the most owners of these great cars) were poisoned with that social media bug and there's no turning back. There are a few loyal members who keep us dinosaurs here informed as to what's going on in that other world, if it has any meaningful importance.
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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by zbyers » Mon May 24, 2021 4:16 am

tpollauf wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 6:42 am
Caretaker wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 11:51 am
Ha, with this post I actually match the calendar year. I must be posting too much.
Good one :lol: No one can EVER post too much on this site!

Totally agree with your comments and clearly the biggest reason is Facebook. The younger crowd (likely the most owners of these great cars) were poisoned with that social media bug and there's no turning back. There are a few loyal members who keep us dinosaurs here informed as to what's going on in that other world, if it has any meaningful importance.
Speaking of staying informed, Nick is planning GV21 Meet in Pontiac, IL...weekend of August 13-15. More details to come.
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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by tpollauf » Mon May 24, 2021 8:39 am

zbyers wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 4:16 am
Speaking of staying informed, Nick is planning GV21 Meet in Pontiac, IL...weekend of August 13-15. More details to come.
That's great news. Have is b u t t get back over on this site and start promoting it. Those dates should be OK For me.
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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by joatmon » Wed May 26, 2021 5:07 am

While I think that social media sites such as bookface, twister and mistergram seem to be preferred over internet forums these days, I think caretaker's first point is a bigger reason. The newest Vibe is about 11 years old now. It is uncommon for people to keep a car that long, few are still the original owners, and there are a lot less Vibes on the road than there used to be. This place would still be hopping if GM still made new Vibes

When I joined, the site was full of excited people new to the car, a time of discovery, new mods, lots of people looking for aftermarket tweaks, the shared excitement of discovering some feature that the owner had never noticed before Now its mostly obscure maintenance, things that haven't come up over the last 19 years. Topics that come up are about how to keep an old car running, which doesn't foster the excitement of the new discovery topics. A lot of questions can be answered with a search so people with old Vibes can often find answers without needing to sign up or post. ( and while the search tool here has some limitations, I often use google and throw in a site:genvibe.com at the end of the search string)

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Re: Lots of questions, zero answers

Post by Houston » Mon May 31, 2021 11:51 am

I agree with the replies already posted here. I've been a member of GenVibe for almost twenty years and the primary reason for so few posts here anymore is Facebook where so many young Vibe owners hang out. Some of us old geezers do, too. I check here every now and then to see what's happening, which unfortunately, isn't very much. This was the greatest site of all back in the old days - nothing else even came close. Most Vibe owners back then have gotten rid of their Vibes and moved to newer cars, so no longer come here. I have to admit I've been keeping my eyes on the Buick Encore, Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, but as long as my Vibe continues to be a great car I'll be a happy camper.
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