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Old 16th August 2006, 14:47   #1
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I dont know how the mods are going to treat this post, it is perhaps violating some priniciples of TBHP. What I want to tell here is about ANOTHER forum and another group.

Let me invite the attention of TBHP on the developements in TIUG - the Tata Indica User's Group, a mailing list in Yahoo. As far as what I learnt (I am a member):

TIUG was up and running for the last 6 years.
A substantial infobase is in place, as a result.
Last month, a new website (indicausers.com) suddenly appeared.It was apparently launched by a member of TIUG.
Now the website is allegedly trying rope in the entire infobase of TIUG, as "TIUG is hosted on free space".

TIUG now looks like Lebanon, very volatile - resignations, forced-resignations, whatever...
And both parties draw inspiration from TEAM-BHP! Here's a sample of today's posts (this is from the founder of website):
"It is probably the sadest moement I have faced on the net in last
couple of years....I am getting targeted again and again for hijacking and stealing content!....I saw team-BHP and other dedicated car forum sites around the world grow, I thought we should have something like this for our TIUG group. why not we too come out of yahoo and have something neat and tidy."

and a counterpoint:
"I think Achin dropped his "bombshell" just to convey his sadness at the inability of the TIUG, particularly its more active/senior members, to counter what is so obviously an attempt at hijacking the group...This is, of course, not a new phenomenon where groups are concerned- even Rudra Sen of team-BHP refers to a similar attempt there to wean away members in his anniversary message."

Guys, shall we call this "TBHP AXE effect"..a phenomenon where other e-communities start scuttle their platforms by trying to emulate TBHP?"

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Old 16th August 2006, 15:49   #2
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well to put it up simply...all I'm gonna tell you is that theres enough of people on board here to stop stuff like this from happening...and we as a community have way more resources to avoid stuff from falling apart than other e-communities..dont worry we'll be fine.
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