Time for a quick update from the inner sanctum of Car Talk Plaza.
First, I wanted to thank everyone for your patience as we accomplished our migration to Discourse. Like every big change, I know it takes some time to get used to a new interface, new features, and all those little surprises. The migration went really well from our point of view, with little downtime. And, Discourse is already proving itself on our end as a reliable, sturdy platform for our future.
Thanks for all the thoughtful feedback you’ve given so far. If you have additional suggestions, I’d welcome them. We’re slowly but surely working through a punchlist of items to tweak and new features to add. One of our top priorities right now, is promoting the ability to be emailed about new discussions about your car. We think that’ll be a great service to Car Talk fans in the years ahead.
I wanted to take a moment, also, to introduce you to John Goreham. John is a long time auto writer and a pal of ours at Car Talk Plaza. You can read his stuff on the here on the Car Talk web site, at Bestride.com, TorqueNews.com, and GM-trucks.com. He’s also written for the Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report, among others. (I’m telling you this stuff, because he’s too modest to do it himself!) As I guess is obvious, he’s kinda passionate about cars. He’s also lucky enough to test and report on vehicles each week, which keeps him current.
As the Car Talk Community grows in importance on out end, John is going to serve as a link between the Car Talk editorial folks and the Community— looking for great ideas and discussions that we can share with our broader community, article ideas where we can link back to the community, and other areas where we can cross pollinate things a bit. He’ll also be chiming in and answering questions from time to time, too. His username is
Thanks as always for being along for the ride!