A large number of you (many thousands at this point) receive PorschePurist's updates via email. This means every time we publish or post a new story, you receive an email in your in-box with the title and copy of that post. A number of you, a large number, have reached out to let us know, when it's a really busy week, that this can be a bit overwhelming. Well, we heard you and we've made some changes.
Take last week for instance, it was a busy, busy week in the world of Porsche. News items of interest included everything from updated information and pictures on the new Porsche 911 GT3 R to Porsche's race results in the Dubai 24 hour race (spoiler alert, not only did they win, but Porsche took 7 out of the top 10 positions) and that's only the beginning. Guess what, we covered each of these stories and published a post about them here on FlatSixes.com. However, we changed our mailing list rules so that not everything gets sent out as an update.
What Does This Mean to You?
It means you can still count on PorschePurist to send you the latest and interesting news about Porsche directly to your email. If something is important and we feel it should be covered immediately, you'll get an email update in your in-box the morning after we publish the post (if you want to get updated faster, in real time, you can subscribe via RSS). However, if there are a number of news stories that aren't part of our normal coverage or items that are simply "press material" from the Porsche PR machine, we'll post them on the site but won't send you an email. In order to find them you'll either have to check out our sitemap of archived Porsche posts that shows every page on the blog in chronological order from newest to oldest (this is also a great place to look for past posts that those of you new to PorschePurist might have missed) or, we'll occasionally send out a digest post with links to what you may have missed. For example, here are 5 items of note from last week:
- Porsche Starts the 2010 Motorsport Year with a Win in the Dubai 24 Hour Race
- Porsche Consultancy Wins Yellow Angels Award
- Marco Holzer Enters His Third Year of Training with Porsche
- Porsche Sports Driving School and Porsche Travel Club Activities in 2010
- 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R Almost Sold Out Before Launch
How to Interact with other PorschePurist Readers
At least 75% of the PorschePurist's subscribers receive their updates via email. This means there are literally thousands of you getting an update from us a couple of times a week in your in-box. It's only natural, if you have a comment or thought about a post, to hit reply and respond to that email. The problem with this is that it simply sends an email to the administrative account here at PorschePurist. We don't mind getting your emails, but a lot of times there are some great comments, questions or criticisms that would be fantastic to share with everyone else. If time allows, we do our best to reach out to you and ask if we can re-post your comments directly on the site. Almost 100% of the time, readers are surprised that their comment came to an administrator vs posting on the comment section of the site.
What's the point of all this technical information? Simple, we think a lot more of you want to interact with other Porsche owners and fans and to express your thoughts and opinions on our posts. This is a simple reminder that WE WANT YOU TO DO THIS (good, bad or indifferent) and it's why FlatSixes.com is set up as a blog vs. a static web-site. Your comments are welcome! In fact, your comments are the fuel that drive our little community. If you receive an email update and have something to say, all you need to do is click on the TITLE of the post. This action will bring you to the published article and if you scroll to the bottom you'll see an area to comment (try it out on this post as an experiment). You'll be asked to enter you're name and email and then you can comment away.
If you've never commented before your contribution will be held in a Que to be approved by an administrator and once we've done so it will appear on the site. After you've had a comment approved for the first time any additional comments on the same post (or a different one) will publish automatically.
We hope these new publishing measures and commenting guidelines allow you to interact more with your fellow Porsche owners and relieves some of the burden on your overflowing in-box. If you would like to see additional changes or have something to say just let us know by commenting below. After all, this is as much your community as it is ours. 🙂