All, I wanted to follow up regarding the post (The end of a long war) that was made earlier this week regarding some of the changes on NAM. https://www.motoringalliance.com/threads/the-end-of-a-long-war.30643/ Since that post we are seeing members from both MA and NAM move across sites. I personally think this is a great thing. The Mini Enthusiast community overall is somewhat small. Especially those who are working on, tuning and modifying their own vehicles. @Whine not Walnuts did a follow up post which I think does a good job of addressing the goals of these changes: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/site-feedback/327796-good-idea-or-bad-idea.html Sharing information about the cars we are passionate about. Moving away from the "old" days where forums tended to compete with each other. Expanding the options enthusiast have to share, discuss and present information about their passion. Ultimately, there are questions many have and should ask regarding this change. For example, one member asked on NAM (you will see this in the link above): "While posts discussing other forums may be appropriate and allowed at times, directing new members to another forum without a unique reason implies that this forum is inadequate. IT IS NOT. If we send away our new members, what will we become. " Whine not Walnuts - response: "NAM remains the largest MINI Cooper Forum in the world and if you checked post numbers out, NAM dwarfs all other forum sites combined. What can be more unique than being the largest MINI Cooper Forum in the world? IMO helping the MINI community out regardless of model, year built or internet community the person belongs to. NAM only exists because of the great members that post here and I cannot thank the member that asked the question enough." I agree with his response, NAM is the largest and forums are communities. In my history with cars and as a forum member across multiple brands I tend to go to many sites to find information and participate. Each has its own culture, rules and advantages. This provides diversity. There is good information on other forums we regularly link to combined with good members on each site. Go forth and explore. For me this is a fun time having both communities working together to share information and better the overall Mini community. If you go over to NAM as a new member, I suggest when you do your introduction state you came from MA similar to the way members coming here state they are from NAM. Also, as you are reading through content on each site if its relevant, feel free to link to it. That said, this is my opinion. I would be interested in understanding yours so I also started a poll.. As always @MCS02 and I really appreciate any constructive feedback.. I look forward to seeing the poll results. For the poll, I was trying to create answers as I don't think there is just one. So allowing multiple choices. If you think I could phrase the questions or answer better let me know.