My name is Chris Jumonville, and I am the owner and founder of Jeep Wrangler TJ Forum. I founded this forum out of my love and passion for the Jeep Wrangler TJ. I've owned more cool cars in my life than I can count, but to this day, my Jeep Wrangler TJ remains the most fun and enjoyable vehicle I've ever owned.
I live in Salem, Oregon with my wife, two daughters, and our son! I'm definitely what you would refer to as a family man. I own my own business called Digital Sky Design as a professional web designer. When I'm not working, my biggest hobbies—aside from my Jeep—include playing guitar, blues music, working out, and spending time with my family.
The majority of forums out there are owned by a parent company who specializes in buying up internet forums with the intention of monetizing them to make money. Because of that, they want to shove as many ads down your throat as possible to make money off it. Where they lose touch with the end user is in the fact that the guys who run these forums are not even Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts (or owners) at all. They're guys whose job it is to monetize a forum and make money off of it. Because of that, they're probably not spending as much time as they could really making the forum a nice place for owners and enthusiasts.
One thing that really bothers me with so many other forums is the general feeling of hostility you encounter as a new member. Go to almost any other forum and post a frequently asked question, and you'll typically be met with replies such as "Learn how to use the search feature!", and other rude remarks. In addition, I've noticed that the moderators and staff at those forums don't seem to care about this overall hostile behavior from other members. I can't even begin to tell you how many other forums I used to visit have been overrun with drama and juvenile behavior. Spend a few days around this forum and you'll find that it is not like that in any way, nor will it ever be. We don't tolerate that type of behavior here and never will, plain and simple.
Another goal I had when I creating this forum, was to have a forum that is clean, non-cluttered, easy to navigate, and easy to use on mobile devices (if you haven't tried this forum out on your smartphone or tablet you're missing out). Forum members will never at any point see this forum overrun with annoying ads like all the other forums out there, that's a promise! The majority of the money I do make from this site helps to offset the costs of running maintaining such a large website (i.e. software licenses, server costs, etc.).
If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me personally! I'm a very approachable guy, and I always love to talk!
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