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    Default Jeep sites being sold...

    Recently people have been telling me about Autoguide.com buying up Jeep sites. I know of two, CherokeeTalk and WranglerBoard.

    Certainly nothing wrong with people, or companies buying sites. It's the American way!

    However I know that this can cause concern for the members not knowing how things will change, if at all. You know the unknown.

    I'll let you know that I have been contacted about both WranglerTalk and xjtalk, at different times. I don't recall who it was that contacted me, but I told them I wasn't interested.

    I'm still not. So if you were concerned if xjtalk was next, don't be.

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Glad to hear it. I like this place just as it is. And i'm sure we all know you're not doing this for the money.

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    only chasing the sites cause im here...............true fact that
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Quote Originally Posted by cantab27 View Post
    only chasing the sites cause im here...............true fact that
    It's the snow pic's ain't it ?
    That's what they really want!


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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Recently people have been telling me about Autoguide.com buying up Jeep sites. I know of two, CherokeeTalk and WranglerBoard.

    Certainly nothing wrong with people, or companies buying sites. It's the American way!

    However I know that this can cause concern for the members not knowing how things will change, if at all. You know the unknown.

    I'll let you know that I have been contacted about both WranglerTalk and xjtalk, at different times. I don't recall who it was that contacted me, but I told them I wasn't interested.

    I'm still not. So if you were concerned if xjtalk was next, don't be.
    And I am proud to be an American, proud of my country, and enjoy making a profit myself. But I don't enjoy everything big business does.

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    Glad to see that we can keep our family owned site running the way it is and in the family... and not let corporate caos take over the awesome way of life that we have on both xjtalk and wranglertalk
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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    I just received a PM with a link. Went and read the thread, nothing major just people complaining about changes, but it got me to thinking. Who is Autoguide.com. Poked around a little.

    You might be surprised by the SITES that they own...



    These are listed under OTHER (There is no Jeep column)

    BC4x4.com
    CarTownForums.com
    ChinaCarForums.com
    Engine-Care.com
    FFCars.com
    FMVPerformance.com
    GasserHotRods.com
    GasStinks.com
    HotRodders.com
    HybridCars.com
    HybridForums.org
    LayitLow.com
    Low-Riders.com
    Mautofied.com
    Pirate4x4.com
    Planet4x4.net
    Quebec4x4.com
    TrueStreetCars.com
    Tunerfriends.com

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    Doesn't surprise me that Pirate is owned by them... I know the old owners were always all about money anyways... so no surprise they sold it for some money in their pockets!!
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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    Doesn't surprise me that Pirate is owned by them... I know the old owners were always all about money anyways... so no surprise they sold it for some money in their pockets!!
    I'm really surprised how many sites they own. I bet they are getting literally thousands of dollars from Google through Google's adsense program with all those sites.

    Anyway, I guess this is just turning into forum gossip at this point. Just want to defer any fears that anyone might have, or hopes.

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    For those of you who may frequent Pirate, I'm sure you've seen the slow and painful demise of that site. lack of personal contact by the owners and the changing of the guard so to speak has really taken its toll. I'm sure that was not the intent but I'm afraid thats the way she will go. Thanks again Tony for your envolvement and undieing supporrt of our little world on the internet.
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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Are you a new member to because your regular Jeep site was sold and you just don't like the changes now?

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    How about a Merry Christmas bump?

    I was just informed that Autoguide now owns over 1,000 sites.

    Thanks for not being one of them!


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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Quote Originally Posted by jfxj67 View Post
    How about a Merry Christmas bump?

    I was just informed that Autoguide now owns over 1,000 sites.

    Thanks for not being one of them!


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    Wow I wonder how much they're bringing in via ad revenue.

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    I like this site compared to the other one I'm on that is owned by autoguide. There's tons of stuff on there but the people are way nicer here. Thank you for not falling into the corporate bs.

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    Default Re: Jeep sites being sold...

    Good to hear you don't want to sell. Every forum that I know they have purchased has gone to crap.

    Pirate was a bad site as far as people go but now they have crappy ads and as well as the a-hole people. It was good for content but now its crap IMO. Planet 4x4 was a very cool forum for a while with a lot of Idaho/Utah people and great content but its all packed with ads.

    Its crazy and kinda weird how many forums they own, I noticed back when they bought Pirate and JKOwners. I thought for sure that people would start to quit going to a lot of those sites and I still hope in time they will. I think that the personally owned forums are what its all about not the corporate BS.

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