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Re: ANS and the future of the list
Dan Simoes wrote:
> To elaborate a bit on my plans, I am hoping to turn it into a
> fee-based service, hopefully a one time fee, with the remainder
> of costs being covered by advertising and other sources.
> Some of you grumbled in the survey I took a few months ago
> about not wanting to ever pay for the list. Look at it this
> way - how much have you saved by getting parts from a vendor
> you heard about on the list? How much grief have you saved
> knowing that a certain dealer sucks? And how glad were you
> to find a source of information and experts that can answer
> most tech questions?
Dan, I am with you 100%.
I will trade any car mag for the list - any day. Even what used to be the *Icon* - EC!
Funny thing: yesterday I received the latest issue, but, unlike in the old times, I
rather lazily browsed through the contents (for anything Audi-related) and tossed it
on the top of the toilet water tank, where it'll get eventually read.
To add EC to the company of JCWhiney and Griot's Garage cats as a lavatory reading -
that's an outright blasphermy. Unthinkable even a year ago.
I check the list traffic the same way as I drink my espresso: three -four times a day.
Miss a cup - and the best part of the day is screwed.
If there is a candidate to be named *Audi God* - it's Dan. He provides such a
valuable forum free of charge, out of his sheer enthusiasm and in his own free time.
And he does not even own a fancy-shmancy tricked-out Q, like some of us do.
Thank you very much for your efforts, Dan!
A free list is great, but if there is a need to pay in order to keep the list running,
I definetely will.
Jeez, as recently as two years ago I and my buddy (who are both physisists, turned
engineers, mind you) had been busting our brains for two evenings in a row, trying to
fugure out why did the friggin' 200 had suddenly stopped running. Off course we
eventually had found out, but if I were subbed to the list then, I would've probably
gotten the answer in 5 minutes: *check the damn accordeon hose!*
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order