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About MattyB

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    VW Bora, S2 Elise.

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  2. Merry Christmas!

    A Merry Christmas and HNY to all. It gets quieter here, year on year for obvious reasons - but we're now into the 17th year of CL's history, and we're still alive. Fun fact: we were here before Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Have a great holiday!
  3. pete for mod.

    Maybe if we had a .de domain and the initialism would be KKAK...phonetically not great, and the wrong number of K's for my liking. However, people like brand association with their club; it's difficult to do as you'll really be covering VW, Seat and Skoda. Having a "VAG" badge your car looks odd to people outside of car circles....
  4. pete for mod.

    I did consider rebranding at some point, but there's too much history here, I'd be like the desecration of an historical landmark I can't create subsections that have their own identity unfortunately.
  5. pete for mod.

    We just don't get the traffic anymore to warrant any of it though. As an example, we used to get 30,000 page views per day back in 2011 - I'm sure it back in 2006-8 during the peak it was probably more than that (I changed to Google Analytics, so lost the stats). Now? We're down to 3000 page views a day, so 1/10th of the activity. To be honest, most of that traffic is just unregistered visitors digging for info, I know we're only getting between 10-15 posts per day, so not worthy of heavy moderation....it's to be expected, they stopped making the Lupo 12 years ago!
  6. pete for mod.

    Funnily enough a few people asked me to setup a proper "Up" forum linked to this one (instead of our little subforum) but at $200 for another forum license, plus additional annual support fees...it's not cheap. Otherwise it's some nasty free PhpBB or MyBB. Plus the fact there is already an Up forum.
  7. pete for mod.

    Nicki and Tigz haven't been on for years - I've not removed their mod status, if no other reason than the fact they were both long-standing members who invested alot of time into the forum so I've left it purely as recognition. As for new mods....there's barely enough content here to need moderating. I think Ray and myself come by often enough to keep things in check, and there's the report feature if we miss anything. And give Rich mod status? It'd be like leaving the kids to look after the house while I go to work
  8. Future Forum Update

    And done! Problems, errors, something something messages here.
  9. Future Forum Update

    A bit like this: https://invisioncommunity.com/topmembers/
  10. Hi all, I'll soon be making an update to the most recent forum software, which includes exciting features such as: Clubs! (I heard you like clubs, so I put a club in your club so you can club while you club). Reactions on posts! (rather than just 'like' ) Improved Profiles! Better Leaderboards! (fao: Rich) And so on. I'll be taking the forum offline for a bit at some point this week to do it....so if it's down, you know why.
  11. £10k for an SDI

    At the opposite end of the spectrum, I'd take this for £995: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-Lupo-1-6-2001MY-Gti-3dr-Px-to-clear-/282416708863?hash=item41c158fcff:g:H2QAAOSwTM5Y3ndB
  12. £10k for an SDI

    An extra "9" I suspect.
  13. Future of Club Lupo

    Parts are always going to be difficult for what is now a pretty niche car. It won't be a problem to get someone to manufacture a specific part - but they'll want a large volume to make it worth their while, and who's going to front that cost given the likelyhood of getting the money back? Membership isn't an issue (and that itself is another discussion), it's more the cost and logistics of making it worthwhile. I don't want to order 200 custom-madeball joints for £1000 and find I can only sell 8 of them
  14. club lupo down?

    Server ran out of space - drive has been extended and we're back up and running
  15. lupo buyers guide?

    I've created the Wiki here - http://wiki.clublupo.co.uk Discussions surrounding the Wiki, it's content and layout can be done here - http://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/forum/91-wiki-discussion/ It's editable only via registered accounts, which must be requested (PM me if you need one and want to contribute - let me know what username and password you want).