In Reply to: 20,000 Foot View posted by Scott on March 30, 1999 at 07:12:04:
I like the registration idea too, if it will not impact usability. A plus might be that you don't have to type in your name and email all the time. Well the only problem with the VIN # idea is that we would be excluding non-Z3 owners.
Some may be pre-purchasers, or some may be others who like the car, but aren't able to get a Z3 yet, or general interest people. I think we shouldn't exclude them.
On the different type of people on this board, I'll agree. The Coupe attracts a different type of person then the Roadster, although I'm a big fan of both. The Coupe is more likely to attract a hard core enthusiast, the Roadster opens that up to the person who appreciates the style and fun of open air motoring, in addition to the enthusiast.
At any rate I like the idea of a Coupe board. That way the few Coupe specific messages wouldn't get obscurred in the overwhelming majority of Roadster posts (or stuff relavant to both). If stuff is relevant to both, we can come back to the Roadster board to post, and check messages. I've previously expressed interest in this idea, and still am interested.
: I agree, it is sad that the board has received this type of posting again. Remember back a few months ago when I suggested banning someone?, boy did I hear about it. I like your idea of having to registering before posting. Also you could make it so you had to supply a VIN number, and as long as they got it with in the range..... or something.
: I'm not trying to offend anyone or the board, maybe I'm just trying to explain it, and I am NOT defending the actions of others on this board,
: All Right ... OK ... here goes ...
: It seems to me that roadster and coupe owners are different. I know people do not like to hear this, but maybe it is time to setup a 'Z3 coupe' board and rename the Z3 to 'Z3 roadster'. I too have heard the + and - on this. Like I have heard and have been told, "Z3 board is for fun". A Z3 Roadster is a lot of fun, going for "drives", feeling the open wind and road. A Z3 coupe is not about going for "drives" and feeling the open wind and road. It's a different feeling about the car, about driving the car, how you feel inside the car, and for some of us what we plan to do with the car is different. It's hard to say this but I'm a coupe person and I'm not a roadster person. I do not picture myself inside a roadster nor do I believe I have the same mindset as a roadster owner. I hate to say it this way but maybe we are dealing with two different mindsets, roadster owners and coupe owners. I am just trying to step back and look at this at the 20,000 foot view.