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Old 08-14-2019, 03:12 PM   #21
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Local forums will always lack the numbers of international make specific forums. They have resources specific to it's members and a larger potential base to draw from. These are usually well moderated as politics/religion on an international level is untenable. Instant total combustion.
Protecting the spirit of community and friendship in a smaller local forum is even more vital I think. Moderators get complacent allow bullying and poisoning of the well with politics and disrespect of people's religious beliefs.
I miss the days when men where men and just shut up about all that stuff. Truth is people get fed up and leave. There are always better things to do than chat on a board. Unless it's enjoyable.
And btw. Excellent comments above.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:21 AM   #22
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:10 PM   #23
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I like joining my bike specific forum for info specific to my bike ( and then the local riding forum, for contacts and networking with local riders.

At the outset this was forums, of which there was like 4 different back ends but they all kind of looked alike and functioned the same.

But man, as a guy that does computer work all day, the user experience with forums was and continues to be terrible! They're slow, clunky, difficult to find info, visually cluttered, the search never really worked right, posting an image was always too difficult, etc. Not surprised in the least that interaction is going down. A thing I like about smartphones is that they have a clean sheet design and a limit on what you can do on them so they have a certain clarity of purpose that desktop computers don't have. So I'm not exactly sad that forums are fading, however Facebook is sort of a dumpster fire so I'd rather not be forced into keeping FB for groups there which aren't a super great replacement for forums.

So, it's just the cycle of things. Things change, as they always have and always will.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:41 AM   #24
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Does anyone know of a really active motorcycle form anymore?
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:08 PM   #25
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This is an international forum, but they gather once a year at The Tail Of The Dragon for a week of drinking, bench-Racing, drinking, group rides, more drinking, and camaraderie.
They only drink at night AFTER all the riding is done. The US riders bring extra bikes for those coming in from other countries. Very few political discussions on this forum.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #26
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Things go in changes moods. People come, go, and come back. Life happens.

I made a few new riding buddies out in SFV from a craigslist sale of all things back in January. They are not forum members but pretty active on We were riding 2-3 weekends a month there for a while... had a good run till on of them got banged up on a Honda Grom.

If I could quite my 9-5, pick up some sponsorship, etc... I would take command of this ship and create the best GD local riding group and forum around. Rides, BBQ's, Trackdays, you name it.
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