Message for all our RAV4World Members!!
Today marks a special day for RAV4World! As of today our RAV4World forums are owned by AutoGuide.com!
I’ve come to realize that RAV4World has reached a point of growth that I was not ready to take on all by myself. Our current software version is very outdated and tackling the update was something I’ve been putting off for months and months. Our site desperately needs to update to phpBB3 or maybe even convert to the vBulletin system. Another problem I’ve been having is that on a regular basis I’m approached by outside companies/vendors that want to advertise on our site. I’ve handled this on a very limited basis, but have found the overall process just too time consuming for me. I’ve actually been turning down advertisers, which I think in the long run is a bad thing for our members, as we may be missing out on some great “group buys”.
AutoGuide.com approached me early last week. After having some lengthy telephone conversations with their management team, I decided to sell the “hosting”, “maintenance” and “advertising” aspects of running our site to them. Because of hosting issues we were experiencing with our previous hosting company, our website has already been copied over to the AutoGuide.com servers. This should help keep our website running smoothly. Other than some new admins doing site maintenance and behind the scenes work, very little else will change. Our current moderator team (myself included) will NOT be changing. We may be looking to add some additional moderators as our site continues to grow! Of course we will see some major changes when our forum software is finally updated/upgraded, but this would have eventually happened even if I had not sold to them.
I’m hoping that by turning over the day to day maintenance issues of our site, I can get back to becoming more of a regular “posting member” of our site and free me up to work on other areas of our site that have been neglected.
Thanks for your continued support of RAV4World over the years!! I hope we enjoy many more years together!!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to let me know.
- Kelly (aka – RAVMAN)
PS – If you visit the Automobile Reviews, Videos, Pictures and Automobile Prices
website… you will see that we are joining quite a LARGE FAMILY of automotive forums!