More Feedback!

Posted on August 18th, 2008 in AutoSpeed,Opinion by Julian Edgar

Our new AutoSpeed feedback facility keeps operating – and the feedback keeps rolling in. For a bit of a giggle, I’ve decided to run here some of the, er, more ‘interesting’ feedback we’ve received.

About You > The car you drive – ADASDASDLAS DJLAKA

Nope, dunno that car.

Our Content > Content we should have – More titties

How can we have more when we have never had any?

Our Content > Performance cars – Where is the cheese

Hmm, dunno.

Our Content > Performance cars – I think there should be some reversal of the latest autospeed changes to include high perfornance cars, show cars, drag cars, DB drag cars. etc The used to make some fantastic reading. I also think that new car tests need to be an important feature, regardless on how difficult it is to obtain press cars

Rather interestingly, the only respondent so far to ask for more of the old-style feature cars…

Our Content > Content you hate – shopping section

That’s fair enough I guess, but why would it matter if you don’t read it? Or is the respondent suggesting they want more – that the shopping section of the site is underdone? Who knows…

Our Content > Content we should maybe more or investigate areas which are lacking in most sites unless you dig for them. E.g include more info on current big forum topics such as swap outs or conversions with cross referencing parts and interchangeability etc I know this can be a big ask but it is a growth area

That’s rather an interesting observation because I believe that engine swaps and conversions have massively declined in popularity over the decade of AutoSpeed.

Our Content > Content we should have – One word : DIESELS!

Yes, we’re doing more on diesels – a lot more. And many survey respondents have asked for the same thing.

Our Content > Performance cars – sadasdsdasdsadasdsadsadasdsdsaassdsds…


Suggestions? – more links in the articles that i can…just read from one into the other

It’s a valid point, supported by our readership stats that show massively declining numbers of readers as a series progresses. I’ll be doing something about this very soon.

Suggestions? – More tits

Not again. Surely there are better sites for that than AutoSpeed?

Suggestions? – The worlds temperatures have stabilised since 1998 with low to zero sunspot activity suggesting from previous cycles that from 2011-12 global cooling will occur. 90 % of Antarctic ice is increasing with the peninsula below South America the exception. World sea levels have fallen recently and arctic ice has just made a return putting into doubt the north west passage. Humans contribute 4% of co2 with gases such as methane and water vapour being much better green house gases. Cosmic ray incidence has a bigger effect on world weather than all of humanity. Even pro global warming theorests claim a 20% chance it is wrong. My suggestion is that you do not get caught out like the world experts did prior to 1980 when an ice age was predicted by a consensus of climatoligists.

There are zero downsides to reducing energy consumption – it’s a side benefit if it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Curiously, I’d already written a blog post that takes both the respondent’s and my points into account.

Site Design > Navigation – It is fucked

OK, that’s nice. [Shrug] – what good is such a broad statement?

Site Design > Appearance- STARTING TO DATE AFTER SO LONG

The last major styling update was only a little over a year ago.

Our style > Photography – Sometimes good, sometimes mediocre. …

That may be so – but without specific examples, I can learn nothing from this response.

Our style > Writing – I ROCK!

Excellent, but wasn’t the survey about us rather than you?

Other > Something else to say? – Please change the shape & 3 of us could be interested – 3 GP’s from Adelaide

Riiight. Are we back on titties again or have I missed something?

Our style > Writing – The dog ate my breakfast

Hell – I am sad. Or is this a more obscure reference to our writing being like a dog’s breakfast? I dunno.

Footnote: I need to add that, together with these, we’ve also received a very large amount of constructive and praising response!

12 Responses to 'More Feedback!'

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  1. Julian Edgar said,

    on August 18th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Just had a thought.

    Is this: “Other > Something else to say? – Please change the shape & 3 of us could be interested – 3 GP’s from Adelaide” about this –

  2. doctorpat said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    There is a flaw in your feedback system. If someone clicks on feedback from an article, they probably assume you know what article they are talking about. But your comment above implies that you don’t.

  3. Julian Edgar said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Yes I can find which page was being viewed when the comment was made, but it’s not something I have been doing (too many comments!) and so I forgot I had that facility.

  4. doctorpat said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Maybe you should make it more obvious? I bet a lot of comments would make more sense if you knew the context they were made in.

  5. Julian Edgar said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Most of the comments being made are being couched in broadly applicable terms.

  6. Sam said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    “Rather interestingly, the only respondent so far to ask for more of the old-style feature cars…”
    Whilst I didnt suggest cars as far away from the focus of autospeed now days, I too asked for ‘oldstyle’ performance car reviews. either way, great magazine.

  7. Julian Edgar said,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Sure, but old style car reviews and old style feature cars are completely different things.

  8. Graham said,

    on August 20th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    “Rather interestingly, the only respondent so far to ask for more of the old-style feature cars…”

    I mentioned older cars in my feedback prior to reading this too. I missed the old days when things were mechanical and interesting.
    Electronics just manages to confuse and therefore scare me a bit – normally because anything I make electronic (Jaycar tacho for eg) can end up in smoke! But stripping down, cleaning and rebuilding a weber carby was very rewarding with a huge power + economy gain.

    But still I like the content overall, I read approx 60% of articles in the newsletter.

  9. Julian Edgar said,

    on August 20th, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Graham, I understand your point but it must be kept in mind that AutoSpeed has NEVER run stories on carbies – we’ve been electronic fuel injection from day #1.

  10. doctorpat said,

    on August 20th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I’ve rebuilt two carbies and a fuel injection system, and the EFI was far easier to do.

    Well maybe not as easy as the stock carby on the HQ 202, but that is a gimme.

    Of course, I did have an electronics project explode into smoke only last night, so maybe I should keep quiet…

  11. Jay said,

    on August 21st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    What does rebuilding a fuel injection system involve?

  12. doctorpat said,

    on August 21st, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    By rebuilding an EFI system I mean stripping down the injection rails and removing all the injectors, replacing all the piping in the rails (they were starting to leak), cleaning out the injectors, cleaning the electrical contacts, putting it all together.

    Followed by doing much the same thing to the airflow meter, (high flowing it in the process) and then the electronic distributor (which had a dead circuit in it, replacing this costing ten times more than anything else put together).

    So no, I wasn’t reprogramming the chips or anything, just doing the equivalent of cleaning and degunking a carb.