Diagnostic Network Membership Crosses 10,000 Subscribers!
In less than 3-years after launch, Diagnostic Network hit a major milestone by seeing their subscriber count cross the 10,000 mark this month!
We want to thank all of our founding members and founding partners for believing in us and helping support our efforts. We also want to thank all of our subscribers for helping us grow! We’re still in our infancy and continue to build and develop the platform and hope you can help us grow and support the industry well into the future.
Glad to hear this. DN is now (has been for a while) my morning routine “go to” site. Thanks for everything you and Tom do and on to the next 10,000.
It has been a pleasure, Scott! Here is to the next !XXXXXXXXX ( why limit ourselves??) !!! Congratulations Scott and all involved.
Thanks Scott. I truly enjoy the case studies.
Congratulations, Scott and Tom including all of the behind the scenes Help
Congrats Scott, Tom and the whole team! I've truly enjoyed all things DN the past 3 years.
Good to hear. Glad you all have stuck with it. I know it has not always been easy. Thanks for providing this site.
Congratulations! You guys have done a great job.
Thank you and congratulations.
Glad to be part of this place. Thank you.
Congrats Scott, Tom and crew. Keep up the good work guys! You built it and many came.
Kudos to eveyone that took the time to create and post case studies, demonstrations and other content, while maintaining respect for one another and displaying best practices.
Some food for thought, if I may. Perhaps something similar has been mentioned already, but with my time at an absolute premium through COVID, I haven't had much time to visit and contribute this past year.
I know that many whom enjoy some non-technical interaction, might appreciate or welcome a forum for open topic type of interactions, where cameraderie once shared elsewhere, might be re-kindled. COVID has restricted so much interaction at a personal level, leaving many of us in virtual isolation. While this site is primarliy of technical topic focus, there are many other aspects of life that can invite useful and worthy discussion. The possibility to contribute towards the health and mental wellness of this group as a community, could be a very welcome opportunity as we age out of industry and some of us do not wish to completely fade away!
Any opportunity to re-connect with some familiar faces, catch up with old friends and meet new friends in a less formal environment, would surely be a welcome respite from the daily toil. Such a forum would avoid or reduce derailed technical threads and promote more interaction at a personal level, having a positive effect for the long term health of the participants. We may all be very skilled at dealing with technology, but still have much to learn about the long-term health effects of working in this trade, from handling and use of dangerous chemicals, as simple example.
Of course, any such venture, would require demonstrating adult and respectful behaviour with some out of bounds topics identified up front. There are many of whom have contributed to forums and groups during a lengthy professional career in the field, that may now be retired or preparing for retirement, whose ability to post technical content has or will expire upon retirement. I believe that having a venue to continue participating, while no longer working actively on current vehicle systems, could also provide mental stimulation and brain exercise that so often wains upon retirement. I know of retirees who feel that their abilities are quite limited towards contribution on more current systems, who might enjoy still being able to interact, but at a less formal or reduced technical level.
What I am describing, are the Carl Rader (RIP) types who gave much to the field over many years, but whom still might enjoy healthy conversation with some old friends. I for one, truly enjoyed my visits with Carl, Hugh Wooden and other folks at Albin and Alice Moore's annual campouts. While 69 is not far away at the end of May, I'm still very much involved with current technolgy vehicle systems by choice and hope to be for a couple more years. However, it would be welcome to be able visit some old friends via whatever means possible. Since we became a fragmented bunch of orphans in the past few years, some of those links to one another have unfortunately fallen by the wayside.
Thank you for your kind reflection and awesome contributions thus far.
In regards to the “hangout”, I suspect you're describing something our platform is capable of today. A member can create a user group and once the group is created, the creator can then invite others to join in. Let me know if this is what you've described and if so I can help with setting it up.
Incredible! great site. Unique info not available anywhere else! As always, top-notch!
This clearly is the best site around, high quality contributors, great info shared and worthwhile discussions. I find myself watching the the flow of diagnostic strategies and knowledge within a real world application. Love the case studies and knowing what training is available and upcoming.
Appreciate all the efforts. Congrats!
Keep up the great work!
One constructive observation/ development concept:
Just a thought, wonder if there was some different way to highlight the posting end result…( perhaps as a final “FIXED” email ?) I find if you don't “reply”, you need to continue to follow post (for days) in hope there is an outcome…It seems the inbox is filling up in an overwhelming manner… as your site continues to grow I don't want to get into an email overload. I know I'm walking a hypocritical line, asking the site to send another (FIXED) email…but some help requests might be better spent deleting(?) (if it's not your level of expertise and your unable to contribute) with an anticipation of reviewing the final outcome as it becomes a more substance filled resource of information.
Thanks for the kind words!
In regards to your question, we do send out a “Resolution” email to those that either replied or bookmarked a Question or Bounty that is resolved by the author posting a follow-up resolution, or if they tag any replies they received as the resolution. So if you’re not actively participating in the discussion but still want to see the outcome, just bookmark it by hitting the bookmark button at the top of the discussion.
In terms of email volume, we do have some plans to provide additional notification options, such as daily and weekly email digests, and more. Thanks for the feedback!
Outstanding, I guess I never noticed that button. ;-)
This site once again shows how well it outshines the rest! Truly an asset to our industry.