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Editor Debra Gorgos talks about the concerns, celebrations, and comings and goings of the carwashing industry that she hears about and witnesses in her daily life.

The return of the message boards!

March 12, 2013
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Back in the late 1990s, when the Internet was still finding its way into our everyday habits, I was extremely wary of message boards. I thought they were portals to duplicity and shadiness. Boy, was I wrong! Eventually I found myself talking with others about my favorite sci-fi show. I was fascinated that my questions were being answers by people in California and New York City. Then, about 11 years later, I found myself on a completely other type of message board. This time, I was talking with other expectant mothers about their pregnancies.

I am so glad our message boards are back on It truly is the best way to communicate with other operators. To learn a few tricks and to maybe even solve a few problems.  Plus, even if it's 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, you never know who else out there is also up and may respond to one of your posts!

I think, in order to get the most out of the boards, you have to:

a. Be patient. Don't be upset if someone doesn't respond to your post right away. If I see no one has, I will reach out to our experts to get a response.

b. Be kind. They will not be the place to bash others or their ideas or products. We're all in this mission together.

c. Have fun with it.

I hope all of you will take advantage of our boards. I will be on the during the weekends, too, so feel free to type away.