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End of Civic4g.com?

Postby bracer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Hi all,
I don't know if anyone will read this but the time has come to ask the question if I should continue keeping this site up and running. After 19 years of Civic4g.com, maybe its time to pull the plug. The car has become very rare and very few people still own one ;)

So, if anyone is still reading and wants to keep the site alive, give a reply.
If I don't get any replies I know what to do ;)
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby Classic_Si » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:56 am

Hi,

Here is the first reply. I just found this site TODAY and saw your questioning about how it might be time to take it down.

I know web sites cost money to keep running with hosting and domain name costs so I understand closing up shop here if traffic has slowed.

Hopefully your site will still be here as I restore my SI that I've owned for 28 years. But if not, I get it.

After one hour here, the forum may have already suggested a solution to my hatchback water leak in the rear spare tire well (tail light gaskets). Thanks!
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby 88lxer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:43 am

I own an 1988 lx sedan and this forum was instrumental during a restoration(DPFI to MPFI via ZC) that I performed about six years ago.
The cars are becoming more rare here in Californa but still a few to be found on Craigslist.
I've mostly been a user of this site and don't have much to contribute to the community as I am just a schmuck willing to wrench on a worthy car. There aren't many sources to be found that are 4G specific.
I hope the forum lives on and we can help each other from time to time.
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby 91hatchligon » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Facebook had taken over for the general purpose of sharing your car and quick questions but I still refer to this forum and others for the immense knowledge available on these cars gathered over the past 19 years. Today I see this post because I'm here to refer a fellow 4g owner some info on dpfi to mpfi. Facebook is not a good archive of shared information. That being said I'd be interested in how much it cost to maintain the site.
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby Sandman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:05 pm

I should have read this sooner. I have visited without logging in.
That said, I do visit frequently. Not every day by any means.

As for the question. I think the information on this site is irreplaceable and it should stay. Eealizing that traffic is slow these days and the reasons are well posted above, social media. Running this does cost money and effort. For that we may have a solution or two. I also keep pointing people back to the site when ever I can.

Also, I feel that 4G is, and always will be "home on the internet". I have sent you a PM bracer-
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby cjohnsontech » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:07 pm

I'm with Marc and Timo on this. I refer people to this forum all the time (the DPFI to MPFI process and the engine swap guides usually). I would be glad to discuss how we can keep this site alive in any way possible. Where is it hosted? Fundraiser? I have a server or two it can move to if needed.
Trying to keep my page current with worthwhile information. PM me if you want me to add something:
http://www.cjohnsontech.com
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Re: End of Civic4g.com?

Postby bracer » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:01 am

Thanks for your replies everyone! Good to see there's still support for the 4th gen :)
Maybe my post was a bit direct but your replies make it clear to me the site still has a function. I'd really like all the info which is inside the civic4g forums to stay available for everyone. Because the forum was pretty much dead I just didn't know if I was the last one left ;)
Another reason to start this topic was the board's software. It's old and vulnarable for spambots and hackers. It really needs an update. I don't mind doing that, but I didn't know if it was worthwile.

The site doesn't use much bandwitdh anymore so the costs aren't that high to keep it online. I'll pay the bill for another year and more if needed.

Thanks for your support :thumbright:
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