I quite like the fact the GT is now lumped in with the 147 & 156 forum. I have already sent technical advice to a number of GT driver's whose post I would otherwise not have read and replied to.
Pud237 - point taken but those GT drivers would also pick these up if they searched across the various models for common issues. I have searched very successfully for Connect NAV+ issues which affect a large number of models but I drive a GT.
I think all we are saying is that it is much easier to scan search for GT specific issues in a GT forum which is not swamped by 147/156 info.
At the risk of sounding a bit like a Liberal Democrat [which I'm not!] I tend to disagree with Tall Paul's suggestion of relying on democracy through a poll. Democracy only works when all groups are roughly equally represented [don't get me started!!].
Thus any model which is so heavily outnumbered in a combined forum is unlikely to fare well in a poll of that forums' members - although I suppose that depends on how the question is asked in the poll.
Thus this might be OK:
"Do you think each model 147, 156 & GT should each have a separate forum" - Y/N
but this might not
"Some GT owners feel a separate forum would suit their needs better what do all forum members feel - Y/N
Oh well - I am a democrat [just not particularly liberal
] and if it has to be a combined forum then so be it.
I'll just end up using the search function to get my info and my ability to casually read relevant posts related to my car will be diminished.
However I also believe that if this happens then it will be rather off putting to any potential new GT driving members of the AO online community and that has to be a negative development in the longer term.