02-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Early this afternoon CleanMPG just narrowly missed having 200 members on within a single day for the first time. I remember at the end of the first six months when 40 seemed like a good number. Last year, there would be surges after a number of hypermiling articles, but lately it been just a steady climb.
I want to thank everybody for their support. :)
02-01-2008, 11:34 PM
The thanks should go to you and all the others who demonstrate extraordinary patience and understanding with those of us in the early learning stages. There are other sites of "like minded people" out there, but most of them are either too technical or too combative. Everyone here seems eager to help others and are willing to defend the intended "spirit" of this community (i.e. Tominator).
Thank YOU all!
02-02-2008, 01:21 AM
I'll agree that this board is well run and open minded to many perspectives.
02-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Yep, the attitude of people here mainly seems to be "If you want to go further on the same amount of gas, here's how!".
I remember I went on the Prius Chat forums before because I was just curious if there were any cat-back exhausts designed for the Prius, because that car is so quite. Everyones attitude there was "If you wanted a sports car you should have bought a corvette!!!". A bunch of smug jerks. None of them seemed too concerned with helping me at all.
02-02-2008, 08:19 PM
There are quite a few of us that also hang out on PC. We just didn't answer your cat-back exhaust questions. ;)
02-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Bomber, I'm a PC regular, and I would have gladly helped if I had the first hint of an answer. ;) Looking at it more broadly, yes there are some smug, judgmental folks on PC. In fairness, the vast majority are not, however. You seem to have heard from the vocal minority. But because of the sheer number of members, that minority still is quite a few.
I do agree that it seems virtually every regular here is supportive, non-judgmental, and professional even in disagreement. I appreciate everyone making this the forum that it is. And I believe that it's that sense of community and mutual support that has been a major catalyst in its growth.
I hang on 4 forums, and generally check them all at once for new threads. One of those is GreenHybrid. I know some of the mainstays here used to be regulars there, and some still are. It occurred to me a few days ago during my regular forum check that CleanMPG consistently lists more new posts than GH. I don't know if GH is shrinking in activity, but that was clear evidence that CleanMPG continues its growth. Congratulations to Wayne, Chuck, Tom, and the other moderators for their great work and for making this forum what it is!
02-02-2008, 08:58 PM
...Congratulations to Wayne, Chuck, Tom, and the other moderators for their great work and for making this forum what it is!
02-02-2008, 09:32 PM
Thank you for your kind words.
CleanMPG was meant to be both a haven and resource for drivers serious about fuel economy. There are just not too many hypermiler-friendly sites - there had been harassment from speeders and gas guzzlers at other places. The intent was to have a forum free of those kind so hypermilers and those considering it could discuss it in a pleasant atmosphere.
Seems like this is a mutual congratulations thread, but the entire CleanMPG staff knows that no matter what we do, it won't work without the support of the membership at large.
Speaking on behalf of the moderators, we greatly appreciate your support! :)
02-03-2008, 10:06 PM
This without a doubt the best mpg site on the web!
Our founders, mods and user base see to it.