AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.

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AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.

Post by Michael » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:39 am

I started collecting GTV6 information in about 1995 and published a rudimentary site on Geocities. GTV6.ORG was launched soon thereafter, I cannot believe its been 23 years now!!! Alfagtv6.com, and the forum in particular has become more and more quiet over the years to the extent that I don't think its terribly valuable to the GTV6 community any longer. Its been a great run but I have decided to close the site on January 31st 2019.

I wanted to extend special thanks to Zamani for the help over all these years, especially since I have not been the most attentive admin in the last several years!

All the best,
Michael

PS: I sold my GTV6 last year but I still have an awesome 3.0 liter 12v engine, I'll have another some day :wink:
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Post by Giuliettaevo2 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:15 am

Very sorry to hear this news however we knew it was coming.

I thank you and all other who participated and helped on this forum for their dedication and knowledge. :P

It has been a great achievement to keep this forum so friendly and full of knowledgeable people. Most other forums often end up with people fighting, swearing or even threatening eachother if they don't agree with eachother. :(

If any member wishes to contact me they are more than welcome to become a Facebook friend... :oops:

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Post by John in Albq » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 pm

I got my '83 GTV6 in 1997 and it's still running like a top and is huge fun to drive. I didn't realize that my acquisition was so soon after the forum began. I've hugely appreciated all the information (and entertainment) this site has provided me over the (surprising number of) years. I've downloaded all the site's pertinent files for future use.
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Post by Zamani » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:07 pm

Guys,

Don't worry, we still have one year. Many options to explore still.
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Post by Alfaaa1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm

Hi Michael ,
Is there anyway we can down load all the info from this website.
Its great information and ideas its a pity it will be all lost when it closes.
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Post by Zamani » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:38 pm

Yeah, we'll explore that as well. Those GTV6 FB sites are more for entertainment, not one site on the internet is, OVERALL, as organized and informative as this site.
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Post by Mats » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:22 am

Zamani wrote:Yeah, we'll explore that as well. Those GTV6 FB sites are more for entertainment, not one site on the internet is, OVERALL, as organized and informative as this site.
Facebook is useles for this kind of information sharing.
This forum is a huge wealth of information that needs to be saved somehow.

Just logged in today to check how you guys were doing and I see this! :shock:
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Post by gtv-racer » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:06 pm

It's a real pitty to read this.. Special thank's to Michael and his team for al the efford they put in keeping the forum online!
I hope all the info doesn't get lost. That would be very sad to all that couldn't find the right info anymore...
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Post by Zamani » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:26 pm

Don't worry guys, we'll figure out a way. The more I look at the FB based forum, the more I realize how bad those "forums" are.
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Post by Zamani » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:49 am

I think it's time for Alfagtv6.com to have facebook presence to pull in some traffic. The FB page is no good as a technical forum, so it will just be for useless chats. But mostly it should be used to promote this site. Any thoughts or opinions?
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Post by SimonB » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:27 am

Great idea.We can fill the space left by Elon Musk! :D
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Post by 4SFED4 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:51 pm

Zamani wrote:I think it's time for Alfagtv6.com to have facebook presence to pull in some traffic. The FB page is no good as a technical forum, so it will just be for useless chats. But mostly it should be used to promote this site. Any thoughts or opinions?
FB already has a few transaxle pages...
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Post by darryl longley » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 am

Although Ive not been an avid poster on hear I bow to all the gurus and technical knowledge that's been available on here and have referenced it for many years and it has helped me so much in the upkeep and maintenance on various gtv6 ive been fortunate to own and still own one and drive it regularly
Sad to see the site go
Many many thanks to you all
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Post by erikswede » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:55 am

I would be interested to get a download copy of the info on this site before it’s taken down.

The info here is huge and FB is in no way the media to tackle all this info.

Let me know how to obtain a copy before you shut down.

Thanks again

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Post by iachella » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am

Finding a way to save it all for archiving and searching is definitely something you should research. I applaud you if you find a way before the closing.

In the interim, if there is a way to modify the code of this site to allow the view of all posts of a thread on one page, people can print the page to pdf or other such saving actions. I have tried to print or save certain threads but all I can do is one page at a time.

I don't think it would be too difficult to code it as some forums have a mobile option of viewing which has that, I think. I would urge you to do one last code modification this year for that.

I realize that it would be a thread-by-thread saving, but some people might only want (or want for now) certain threads. The ones that they find most value.

Thanks for a great forum.
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