[DML] Re: DMCHelp, DMCH marketing emails, and DMA FFT
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[DML] Re: DMCHelp, DMCH marketing emails, and DMA FFT

As evidenced by my late reply here, I simply don't have time to
monitor and reply to messages on all the different lists and forums
that are out there.

I, for one, have grown less and less fond of the DML format, and find
the DMChelp.com style easier to keep track of and follow. Since it is
supported by all the full-service vendors, it has been easier to make
it the official source for DMC-company related news.

News of new parts, products and other updates go from us to
DMChelp.com first, and then to subscribers to our free email
newsletter - like the one sent out today announcing the availability
of the new reproduction engine cover hinges, striker bars, and more.

>From time to time I will see what is going on in the various
forums/lists other than DMChelp.com, but as we move closer to fruition
on various parts and other projects here, my time for that has grown
even more limited.

Look forward to seeing you next month back in your neck of the woods,
and hoping to see a lot of my own locals THIS WEEKEND at the Texas All
British Car Days in Round Rock, Texas - http://www.txabcd.org - we're
looking to beat our "personal best" record of 10 DeLoreans at this
show...look for a wrap-up report early next week at, where else,
http://www.dmchelp.com :-)


PS - There's a good chance of a Stage III car being at the FFT, I'll
know more later in October (and probably post it first at DMChelp.com).

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> --- James <james@...> wrote:
> Mark wrote wrote:
> > >
> > > The trend of getting official information only
> > from
> > > the dmchelp site is disturbing.
> > 
> > Why?
> Because it is yet another forum to keep track of. 
> Clearly there is a marketing advantage for you guys to
> have us all using the vendor sponsored forum (and no,
> I do not believe there to be anything sinister going
> on here.. Just a marketing gimmick) However, there was
> this guy, you may know him, who started the DML many
> years ago.  I believe it has become the primary "home
> on the Internet" for DeLorean owners. Tamir has a
> successful web based forum for those that prefer that
> format.  I have an account over there, and post from
> time to time, but generally only read threads that
> people forward to me because they think I will find it
> interesting.  I have gone weeks without checking in
> over there, and know that I am missing some good
> information because of it.  
> Why do we need yet another forum?  What topics are
> being discussed on DMCHelp that could not be discussed
> here? (Your big chance to get more people over there!
> LOL!) As I see it, that forum just gives DMCH a better
> ability to control content by banning users, and
> deleting threads..  Something that everyone knows, I
> do not approve of.
> You (James) are an official spokesperson for DMCH, and
> clearly you participate on this list.  Why not just
> post the information here?
> > Just because DMC knows your email and opt-in
> > decision doesn't mean
> > that the list service allow DMC to send you mail -
> > actually, with the
> > CAN-SPAM act, I understand that for them to do so
> > would actually be
> > illegal. They're just covering themselves.
> Fair Enough..  I am not familiar with the SPAM act, so
> I will take your word for it.
> > See you at the Fall Tour.
> Yes.  I even changed a flight reservation to make this
> FFT.
> Will you have the Stage III car with you?
> Thanks for the plug!  :)
> http://www.deloreanmidatlantic.com/events/FallTour2007/falltour2007.htm
> > James

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