Re: [MV] MV website

From: Bruce Beattie (bruce@eecs.berkeley.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 21:35:27 PST


Chuck,
    I think you are way off base here. I think if you re read Jim's post you
will see that he was not flaming you at all, and in fact he was really trying
to help you.
I think an appology is in order here.
Bruce MVPA 23824

Chuck wrote:

> Come on man. I am an admin. I've been developing since Al gore
> invented the thing. I donít care if you do have 8 websites with
> pictures of your dog and your jeep that you put together with word.
> See the thing is I will rent this domain and I donít really care if
> someone buys it. I have the extra space and bandwidth and I just
> wanted to do something nice for all the MV fans out there. I host my
> own so I donít care about hits and advertising. If someone buys the
> domain then I will find another one. As far as updating I thought that
> anyone could post content. Make it sort of a community site free for
> the using. People can put together articles and how-to's then submit
> them to the site. I plan on dedicating about a gig of space to this
> endeavor and bandwidth is unlimited. Now if anyone has any positive
> suggestions instead of flaming me for posting some domains then I
> would be happy to take you seriously. Unlike people who think they
> have knowledge that they do not have.
>
> Chuck Simpson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jimweb@endgame.demon.co.uk [mailto:jimweb@endgame.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:33 PM
> To: Chuck; Military Vehicles Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [MV] MV website
>
> Chuck wrote:
> > Thanks for all the domain name suggestions. I have checked on a
> few
> > and here are the ones not taken.
> >
> >
> > themotorpool.org
> > the-motor-pool.com
> > motor-pool.com
> > militaryvehicle.org
> > military-vehicles.net
> > green-machines.org
> > biggreenmeanies.com (very orginal by the way)
>
> That was a big mistake posting them on a public mailing list. Unless
> you
> claim them quickly some low-life will register them all for peanuts
> and
> then try to sell one to you for a coconut sized amount.
>
> You really have to think hard about a web site its a very labour
> intensive procedure unless you are going to make one of these updated
> once a year places which receive about the same number of visitors.
>
> The way to go these days is to have a web site that deals with a
> specific vehicle type... preferably one that someone isnt doing, and
> concentrate on that vehicle alone. You can forget all the usual one
> like
> Jeeps, M151 , Powerwagen as they are all taken. Personally if I was
> adding another web site to the 8 I already run I would go for some
> sort
> of less well known vehicle and I am sure there are plenty of people on
> here who can suggest one.
>
> --
> TTFN
> Jim
>
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