Long Window-base: 1977 Dodge Sportsman Van
This next van is great if you’ve got a family, but if you are a single man, some people might wonder if you are the next Jeffery…Epstein or Dahmer…doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that this thing is sweet and you shouldn’t be ashamed (or shamed into not) loving a long wheelbase van. Find this 1977 Dodge Sportsman offered for $6700 in South San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
From the seller:
1977 Dodge van
title status: clean
Hello Craigslist I’m selling my 1977 Dodge sportsman van 3 speed on a column one owner garage kept all original no accidents original paint very well maintained runs excellent new tires just had a brake job done along with tune up this van has no mechanical issues it only has 106,000 miles
See a better way to drive something mustard? firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, the comments section on this website has certainly gone to pot since the upgrade. Perhaps having to scroll through a bunch of “related posts”, or the difficult login process has something to do with it?
On the plus side, the login process sure knocked out a lot of spam. Logins are probably the only good way to do it.
I agree with you on the scrolling, especially the vertically generous spacing–maybe there’s a setting to tighten that up. I’d like a menu item on the mobile version to get to recent comments, and also a longer list of recent comments, plus the title of the post in that list. And now my gravatar is round again?! O_o
And if it could all get done while I have a nap in that van, that would be grrrrreat.
And now my gravatar is square! I forgot, it’s only round while you’re typing up the comment.
That related posts thingy was a default in the wordpress section — so I nuked it for now. What do you guys think? Was it worthless?
And I’m not sure, but I think some of the relative lack of comments is because we’ve been posting more articles (was 2-3 a day, now doing 5…) so my excitement using the format might have something to do with it!
The trick with commenting is that you need a critical mass — enough of the brash “first talkers” who then bring out the shy folks…and then fun happens. Maybe the brash people didn’t like the upgrade? Dunno. Or maybe the bulk of the comments from the old blogger site were predominately well disguised spammers just waiting to drop in a link to their SEO optimization and CIALIS factory direct link.
So much better without the scrolling. Thank you!
I’d say 2 or 3 is plenty, but they’ve all been great choices lately. Plus somehow the photos look better in WP, or maybe they’re just larger? If I had to prioritize, livelier comments would win.
And thanks for bringing back the badges! I’ll make you some new ones. Toss in that cAronavirus one, eh?
First off, kudos to you and the “team” for revamping and greatly improving the infrastructure of this site. It was noticeably hobbled over the past year, especially with the spam. Even though I’m usually anti-change, I see how the switch has made big improvements and also renewed your enthusiasm.
For me personally, I visit the site daily and typically read every posting. But around the time the switch happened, I was busy and got behind on my daily reading. With the increased amount of postings, suddenly I was days to weeks behind and didn’t bother to add comments to postings that were older.
I do appreciate the increase in postings because I know it takes effort, and I would normally encourage the “more is better” approach, but in this case it’s probably not necessary and maybe counter-productive in regards to engagement/commenting. I think Kaibeezy is right about “2 to 3 is plenty”. It’s the reason I only give other sites an occasional quick glance – too much content to slog through. I’d say quality over quantity in postings, but as noted, quality hasn’t been suffering around here.
Good call nuking the “related posts” feature. The less clutter, the better. It makes it easier to navigate past ads, etc.
I look forward to re-engaging and getting back in the mix. And yes, I did binge-read and catch up on weeks of postings. I feel whole again. Keep up the good work. Talk at you soon.
I love the new site (now that I’m used to it) and I’d say the commentariat has remained about as active as before. So far only one spammer snuck through so that’s a massive improvement. I find myself wanting to comment sometimes and holding my tongue because there’s only so many times I can say things like “this seller has to be on crack trying to sell a car with no doors, no seat belts, and no electric range and telling us what his car is worth.” People just be out here sellin’ cars and that’s ok. Better we get a look at the weirdness out there on the interwebs than waste time trying to vet every dang car for a good ad/ seller.
I too appreciate all of the time and care that went into migrating over to the new platform. I agree with the “related posts” being a bit of a distraction but honestly I’m already used to it. The quality and humor of this web site means I’ll happily adjust to any and all changes you deem fit to make. Keep up the great work.
i, for one, will not tire (tyre?) of your “seller on crack” comments – keep em coming – minor variations are fine and dandy / gravy
Thanks Kaibeezy! Sometimes I wonder if working for the high school newspaper 33 years ago didn’t do more harm than good — I’m always judging sellers for grammar and punctuation when I should be focused on the majesty of swivel seats in a mustard yellow ’77 van. Dat brown velour bed tho….
I do miss the cialis spam……got me up and going…….and yeah the new format is muy disorienting but as long as you guys are slinging the double entendres, wordpressplay and other syntactical wizardry such as anidiplosis……..andiplosis being central to the focusing of the automobile mind, I’ll live though it takes a lot of mental effort. But we so appreciate the efforts you guys make to keep us amused.
Oh..the van…that color sure looks like a 67-72 Chevrolet color called ochre…..its on my C-10.Freaking hideous. Obviously this van was not used in any of Ted Bundys forays…he liked VW’s.