9 Guests, 0 Users

Author Topic: New Site, Thank YOU!  (Read 11691 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Scott Hamilton

  • FordPinto.com Founder
  • Administrator
  • Pinto Sr. Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2976
  • FeedBack: +131/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Serving the Pinto Community since 1999...
    • FordPinto.com

  • Total Badges: 13
    Badges: (View All)
    Webmaster Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter PCCA Meet- 2007 Tennessee Apple User Mobile User Linux User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
New Site, Thank YOU!
« on: September 13, 2007, 07:35:38 PM »
Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take this short time to personally thank each and every one of you for sticking with us during this trying time- site transition. I also want to give a warm 'Yea Man' to all our Charter Member's, without your investment in our future the PCCA/FordPinto.com could not be as far as it is today. Your commitment to the site and it's admins has provided us the opportunity to grow and meet the Pinto Communities needs to a greater degree.

Thank You Charter Members! Thanks very much!! 

Because of the Joomla database failure on the transition and my work to 'restore' our existing site I took this opportunity to move in a completely different direction alltogether. The old site existed with a tempermental balance between dissimilar script writers bridged together with software that was for the most part stable but also dictated how we could grow and expand. We were running with the 'Cadillac' of internet portals with most if not all options before us, the only probelm it was too much for the site to grasp and contend with. We are now running a MUCH simpler portal (SMF/Tiny Portal) that will meet us at our present point of growth and allow us to grow (within boundries) further as time progresses. Think of us NOW driving the 'Pinto' instead of the Cadillac.

I also want to extend my personal yea man to all the Admins who have stood by me, the site and the downtime we all experienced. I think everyone here knows that without them, we would be dead in the water. I would also like to say Thanks to my brother Geoff Hamilton, aka 'Spike'. He is the graphics genius behind our WEB Hosting company and he has always supported my infatuation, affliction with our Dad's Pinto until this day.

Join us for this exciting time ahead and more growth, more new faces, more meets, more of everything!

If we can come this far, how far can we go in the next 2 years?

To everyone, God Bless and a VERY Warm welcome to your new home,

Scott Hamilton
WEBmaster@fordpinto.com
Yellow 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd
Green 72, Runabout, 2000cc, 4Spd

Pintony

  • Guest
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 07:43:18 PM »
Hey Thank you Scott,
 for making the site look GREAT and user friendly. 

 This is my 2500th post to the PCCA forum.
 Hope to reach 10,000 B4 I Die.... ;D
From Pintony

Offline Jinxter

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • FeedBack: +10/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • PCCA#333 Mac's Clubhouse May '09 Car of the Month!

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 08:36:45 PM »
Looking GREAT, Scott!  I know it was a lot of hard work, thanx!
Beat it to fit, paint it to match...

Offline 77pintocw

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
  • FeedBack: +5/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 77pintocw

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 08:40:07 PM »
Hey Scott:

Great job!  I know how much time it takes to make and keep up a webpage
and your team has done a fantastic job.

Thanks again for having this place for all of us to hang out.

77pintocw
1977, Pinto Cruising Wagon, White with Blue Graphics

Offline High_Horse

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1124
  • FeedBack: +26/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Always thinking outside of the box.

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 09:25:39 PM »
Two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                                                                                                High_Horse
Started with a Bobcat wagon. Then a Cruising wagon. Now a Chocolate brown 77 wagon. I will enjoy this car for a long time. I'm in. High_Horse

Offline bob55

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 119
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver/Racer

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 10:03:46 PM »
Thank you for all of your efforts, Scott!  Greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Bob
In a quandry......

Offline douglasskemp

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 689
  • FeedBack: +10/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • '15 Chevy Sonic, '69 F100, 2.3 sandrail

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 10:21:32 PM »
Many many changes, and all for the better.  We are all very lucky to have Scott, Geoff, and all the other admin folks that keep our favorite outlet alive and kicking.  Really, there is no way I can personally thank you guys enough.  You are my escape when I need to vent, troubleshoot, or just share.  Thank you all, so very much.

--Doug
The Pinto I had I gave to my brother. The car was originally my mom's, (78 red Pinto sedan with a 2.3 and a 4spd.) I am originally from Tucson, AZ but moved to Oxnard CA :D
I'm looking for a Pinto wagon with an automatic.

Offline losin sux

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
  • FeedBack: +2/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Sabrina had the best car of all the Angels

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 10:38:32 PM »
I would be remiss if I did not say   DITTO!!!!!!
77 HB 2.3 C3 3.40

Offline 71hotrodpinto

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
  • FeedBack: +33/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Will I EVER finish this car?

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Windows User Photographer Apple User Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2007, 10:52:21 PM »
Cant say enough! Awsome!!
  Site is faster. nicely laid out and the arcade COOL! (although whats the deal with asteroids and the phantom shooter??? LOL )
 


95' 302,Forged Pistons,Polished rods
B303,1.7 Rockers,beehives
'68 port/polish heads                   
Coated Must II headers
Edelbrock Airgap
Holley570,Msd dist,CraneHI6
Mil

Offline Cookieboystoys

  • Eater of Cookies
  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 2238
  • FeedBack: +59/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • It's All About The Pinto's! Baby!
    • Cookieboy's Toys on Facebook

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Signature Topic Starter Poll Voter Photographer Windows User 1000 Posts Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007, 11:33:17 PM »
Cookies and Milk for Everyone!!! Great Job!!!
It's all about the Pintos! Baby!

Offline Bipper

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • FeedBack: +15/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Propane Power

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Apple User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007, 12:31:28 AM »
Scott, FordPinto.com has never looked better! Thanks for all your time and work
on the site so everyone else can enjoy and benefit from it.

Bob
71 Sedan, stock
72 Pangra
73 Runabout, 2L turbo propane

Offline Pintopower

  • PCCA Management Board
  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 718
  • FeedBack: +92/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Why a Pinto? Because I don't care what you think.
    • My Car Pictures

  • Total Badges: 10
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Apple User Mobile User Photographer Windows User Webmaster Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2007, 02:50:23 AM »
I love the new look Scott! Has nothing to do with one of my cars being on the banner at all.....This site looks classy and professional. Any one new to the Pinto world would be amazed of such an elaborate and attractive website. Great work!
I have many Pintos, I like them....
#1. 1979 Wagon V6 Restored
#2. 1977 Wagon V6 Restored
#3. 1980 Sedan I4 Original
#4. 1974 Pangra Wagon I4 Turbo
#5. 1980 Wagon I4 Restored
#6. 1976 Bobcat Squire Hatchback (Restoring)
...Like i said, I like them.
...and I have 4 Fiats.

Offline Original74

  • Founding Memebr and Admin now missing from us...
  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 566
  • FeedBack: +34/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • You can view my Pinto's at www.classicpinto.com

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Linux User Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2007, 04:21:21 PM »
I have to read 7500 more posts from Pintony? Hehe
Dave Herbeck- Missing from us... He will always be with us

1974 Sedan, 'Geraldine', 45,000 miles, orange and white, show car.
1976 Runabout, project.
1979 Sedan, 'Jade', 429 miles, show car, really needs to be in a museum. I am building him one!
1979 Runabout, light blue, 39,000 miles, daily driver

Offline r4pinto

  • Pinto PooBAH
  • ******
  • Posts: 3779
  • FeedBack: +106/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • All hail Ford Pinto!!!!

  • Total Badges: 9
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Linux User Mobile User Windows User 1000 Posts Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: New Site, Thank YOU!
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2007, 01:06:34 AM »
The site looks awesome. I have been gone from the site for a while since I have been focusing on my 85 Omni GLH Turbo, but since it now needs a turbo replacement I'm shifting back to my 77 Pinto. I haven't done much with it since Carlisle 06, but with the way the site seems it should be easier for me to get more done to her.
Matt Manter
1977 Pinto sedan- Named Harold II after the first Pinto(Harold) owned by my mom. R.I.P mom- 1980 parts provider & money machine for anything that won't fit the 80
1980 Pinto Runabout- work in progress