This coming 02 June 2016 will be the 5th year that it has served the Volkswagen community in Malaysia but it is time to sun-set the forum. While we have plenty of archived information inside the forum, getting everyone to move from using Facebook to the forum, is like pushing boulders up the hill.
Traffic to the forum has dropped significantly in the recent months and attracted many spam bots, making maintenance somewhat time consuming. More importantly, Social Media today provides a much easier access, more reach and media friendly.
No doubt, information cannot be archived on such platform but no one seems to know how to use the “search” button in forum and as traffic drops, the forum has turned into a white elephant.
Facebook Group is much less maintenance, server is online all the time and you don’t have to worry about spam bots either. It is not easy for me to put to sleep something that I have conceptualized, build and maintained since day 1, not to mention many sleepless nights when the server goes offline and two major heart attacks when we lost the entire forum databases, twice!
With heavy heart, I guess we will have to bid goodbye to the forum on 02 June 2016 – still some time to go actually. All activities and information sharing will still continue at our Facebook group, please click here to go to the group and this URL (volkswagenmalaysia.club) will be for primary announcement / events.
Thank you everyone for the awesome 5 years.