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Old 08-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Is this site Dead?

Wow... I remember the days when these sites were single places you visited to find and share info on our rides and experiences.

They have been deserted !!
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
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Wow... I remember the days when these sites were single places you visited to find and share info on our rides and experiences.

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homepage hasnt changed since 2013
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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homepage hasnt changed since 2013
Pretty sure when the site owner left pa is when this site started to go down hill
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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Pretty sure when the site owner left pa is when this site started to go down hill
i did not know this

who is he?

can someone else take over?
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:58 PM   #5
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Doubt anyone would take over. The site hasn't gotten much press in the past couple years because there hasn't been a spring meet
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:09 PM   #6
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What has happened down here?
As the wind has changed.
Clouds roll in from the north and it start to rain.
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:30 PM   #7
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I think there are a few factors that have played into the downswing of TST.

The biggest factor, in my opinion, is the rise of social media. When TST started, there was no FB or IG, or other sites to mindless scroll through all day subconsciously. A lot of people headed to forums to pass the time at work or at home, and as a means to communicate with others in the area or with similar interests. Social media has done a great job at making this accessible to the masses, and its taken a chunk out of forum activity as a whole, especially those that aren't specialized in one specific hobby/interest.

The Spring Meet was an amazing event and always had a really positive impact for longtime members as well as new members and visitors. The event, for better or worse, because so successful that its size made it nearly impossible to find a venue for. The meet was historically free to attend, and then we shifted to a $5 per car admission cost, but expenses to hold the event at a venue that could hold the 2500+ cars we had was getting exorbitantly expensive. We busted our butts looking and found some potentially awesome spots, but just couldn't find a good balance of a proper venue at a reasonable cost. The Spring Meet, which was a 0 profit, all money donated to charity event was able to give $50k to charity in total over the years we held it and thats something to be really proud of. No one is more disappointed than I am about not holding it any longer.

And yes, I did move to FL, but did and have continued to operate the site just the same as always. I can't personally attend meets, but that was never really a part of effectively running the site. My activity has lessened, and I don't lead by example by contributing as regularly as I used to, and maybe thats a factory as well, but I know of many forums where the owner is non-existent to the public eye.

And I think the car scene has changed and turned over, maybe a couple times by now. I won't say if its for better or for worse, but I think the trends in the car scene now are far different than what they were 12 years ago when TST was started, and the difference between old and new might play in a bit here as well.

Just putting some thoughts out there... but if anyone is interested in getting involved at any level to try and get the ball rolling again here and see if we can pick up some speed and get old members back to check it out and new members interested, message me. Running TST has been incredibly challenging at times, but it has been great for the local community in a lot of ways, and its been a really positive thing overall.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:16 AM   #8
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^^^^

For what it's worth, thanks for the reply.

If I could echo, and elaborate on what you've said about social media, I think that social media has helped hyper-localize local meets (which is good - people getting together more often - and bad - it might hold back SOME networking and branching out), and much bigger meets are either brand specific, or more life-style (read: stance) oriented. For whatever reason, I feel THAT has seemed to go over Tri-State's purview.

To wit, a lot of my friends get meet information from Instagram, and dispense that information through local phone chats (not even through Facebook, actual phone messaging). It's kind of just the way it works right now.

And hopefully my elaboration hit the nail on the head as much your initial response did.

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Old 08-31-2015, 03:52 PM   #9
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:07 PM   #10
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:18 PM   #11
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Althought I completely agree with Troll on the media shift, I'm gonna say the demographic shift that occurred over time had an effect.
People grow up and priorities change or hobbies change.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:27 AM   #12
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Althought I completely agree with Troll on the media shift, I'm gonna say the demographic shift that occurred over time had an effect.
People grow up and priorities change or hobbies change.
not true

grew up

priorities changed

hobbies stayed the same
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:03 PM   #13
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Oh there's absolutely turnover but one would hope that for every person who grows out of it, another grows into it.

I think the guys who have been here long enough saw at least a couple waves of members, and there was even some tension over it from some of the older guys (who should really have been accepting of it all if you ask me).
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:30 PM   #14
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Longtime member here- Def remember this place when you refresh the page, there was an entirely different list of threads from just an hour ago.

And the fights... makes me miss King of Delco. haha
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Althought I completely agree with Troll on the media shift, I'm gonna say the demographic shift that occurred over time had an effect.
People grow up and priorities change or hobbies change.
BINGO! Just juggling so many things in life now that I barely have time to play around with my ol Subie. I haven't done an upgrade (outside of maintenance/wear and tear items) in over 5 years. just don't have the time or the $$ but I still enjoy the scene and miss all of the connections I had with people on here.
I didn't know you moved to Florida Bryan! Congrats because Florida is beautiful. Your touch has still lasted on my car as the 07 STI 6 speed trans you installed in my WRX wagon is still going strong!!!
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Longtime member here- Def remember this place when you refresh the page, there was an entirely different list of threads from just an hour ago.

And the fights... makes me miss King of Delco. haha
i hear that..
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I still mess with cars but on a more serious level. I have grown up, make more money which allows me to sink more money into the toys. Aside from that I have a family to take care of. I do miss the days of hanging out and cruising. I would be willing to still attend some kind of get together. I just wish we can get all the OGs back out for one meet.
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hav more money now

still spend it on my car

but my car doesnt leave the garage nor do friends come over anymore

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