It has now been the better part of 3 months since the merger of the old EA-ED ezboard ( http://pub21.ezboard.com/filsautomot...cID=2012.topic
) along with Sundeep's forums were merged with FordForums to create the E-Series Network.
It feels like a lot longer than that for me, perhaps because the early days were somewhat dramatic. It would surely have been the biggest merger in the history of the Ford Australia division of FF (to say nothing of the overwhelming implications for my club members), and the decision saw both John and myself come under fire. Fortunately, the early dramas were sorted out without too much trouble.
I am pleased to note that the most vocal critics of the merger have seemingly changed their minds. That is what I am wanting to confirm.
My perspective? I am extremely satisfied with the way the merger has gone - FF has expanded and gained archives of good information, and the E-Series clubs have become a part of the biggest best online community of Australian Ford enthusiasts. There was a time when I feared that a minority within FF were making us E-Series newbys feel unwelcome. I am pleased to report that this concern has been 99% eradicated, to a point where it is simply not on my mind any more.
When the merger first occured, I was thankful to John for having put so much time and effort to help my community. Now I am grateful, in a much deeper sense, to have met so many great people here. The latest Vic cruise ( http://ford.i8.com/aug11/
) is a good expression of what a great thing the merger has been to my mind.
However, not all bugs have been ironed out. Now I am interested in everyone's 'critical' opinion on the merger. Has it been worthwhile? Is there anything that could be done differently? Have the early concerns on the part of FF regulars and E-Series members been addressed?
OK everyone, let's hear it!! :s5