I’ve also had some problems with that developer and some of his other add-ons before.I noticed the beta part after I posted. I’m not sure I would use it at all because it seems like it could potentially ruin things with some type of catastrophic problem. A lot of your database would be dependent on the add-on not fucking up.
I do however love the idea of what it can do, so we’ll see.
I'm a newer member/contributor but honestly, this site has a much better sense of community than TW. The members seem just as much as Tacoma enthusiasts as they are polite and courteous to each other. It seems every 4 posts on TW is someone flaming someone else. I prefer to come to T3G because of the narrowed focus of the 3G and it seems people are just a lot nicer. For sure if you expanded and had other vehicles included, there is added benefit but for a novice car mod guy, it just adds to my confusion of what to do!For those with this exact opinion, do you still feel this strongly even if it is possible to completely hide the content you don't care about? Just making sure you guys understand you could choose to remove the 4Runner or 2nd gen Taco etc. content from your view.
I am very torn on this whole thing. I'm not sure what a sister site would do to T3G, either. Would that spread our community too thin?
Thank you for your input Tony. And I appreciate the kind words about T3G.I'm a newer member/contributor but honestly, this site has a much better sense of community than TW. The members seem just as much as Tacoma enthusiasts as they are polite and courteous to each other. It seems every 4 posts on TW is someone flaming someone else. I prefer to come to T3G because of the narrowed focus of the 3G and it seems people are just a lot nicer. For sure if you expanded and had other vehicles included, there is added benefit but for a novice car mod guy, it just adds to my confusion of what to do!
Anyway, my 2 cents would be for you to create a sister site too.
#3These are the possibilities:
One site, T3G becomes ToyotaRigs
Two sites, T3G remains unchanged and ToyotaRigs is a brand new site (that looks the same), but starts from scratch
Two sites, T3G remains unchanged and ToyotaRigs is a separate site but all the members and posts from T3G are imported into it so it is not starting from scratch
Welcome to the site and thank you for the feedback!As you can see by my post count I'm new to the forum and new to Tacomas and 4x4's bought my 2019 Tacoma in early April. TW was the first site I found and joined but was immediately disappointed by how non intuitive and unfriendly it was and now Tacoma 3G has become my primary go to site. I found this site when somebody left a Tacoma 3G sticker under my windshield wiper at Overland Expo in Falgstaff, whoever it was a big Thank You!
The point is that I joined this site because it was 3G specific, intuitive and friendly.
If I have a vote, I vote for keeping it 3G specific with a sister site.
Thanks you for letting me voice my opinion.
Thank you for the feedback.Tyler, I really like this site as is. We all came here because it's specific to us. Everything we look at in these forums gives someone an idea and/or inspiration that pertains to them. The community here is way more inclusive and there's just a kind of "casualness" to it..
Honestly, I really don't see a point of a sister site. I think once you do that, the "my truck is better than your truck" mentality will spill over and you're just another TW. I think TW fills that "sister site" role without the headache and extra work on your part.
It's just my opinion. But I think what you have here works fine without it. Best of luck with your decision!
It takes a decent amount of time and attention to run this place properly and work on its growth and future. However, I am lucky in that I have the time to do it now. In 2020 and beyond I will be living on the road in my Tacoma, full-time. My goals besides seeing the world are to spend all that extra time on improving this forum and documenting my adventure in YouTube videos. I would be able to manage a second forum as well, or at least I think.I'm not against it but there are plenty of off road forums, every gen of every truck has their own, every model has their own and there's also one where every Toyota truck is included.
It seems a little redundant. Plus you gotta think about yourself. I don't know how much of your time this site takes up but can you spare the time to run 2? Granted you wont be the only admin but still.
If it wont be a problem for you, then do it. Those who are interested will join and those who aren't, wont leave T3G just because you made a second site focused a broader scope.
Thank you for the input. Toxicity and elitism are the two things I take most seriously in running a forum, group, or anything else. I do believe I would be able to manage it if that ever were to start happening.I like it. Just like any other professional endeavor, you have to keep moving, progressing, otherwise you run the risk of stagnation.
One concern, as others have mentioned, becomes that the more members and larger the thing gets, toxicity and elitism can run rampant. So long as you can keep a tight rein on your beast, it's got the potential to be a wonderful thing. My opinion, for what it's worth.
Selfishness, maybe? I’ve always been extremely passionate about 4x4 trucks and for some reason... forums. Owning and building my dream trucks is the easy part. Running a successful forum or website is a lot harder, in my opinion anyway. But I can never fight my own urge to do what has already been done, but better. Yes, there are existing forums for every niche and hobby you can imagine, but most of them are now owned by companies that buy out privately owned forums so they can milk every last penny out of them for profit. They lack a personable administrator and are unlikely to ever change or improve. When these big forums get bought out they end up just running themselves until they ultimately rot away. (I know many that once had millions of posts but are now totally dead.)