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Offline 2qik

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Why do we come here?
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:32:52 PM »
If there are 20 active members on this site I'd be suprized.  The season is upon us and the site is barely breathing when it should be buzzing.  So why do we continue to come here?

Is it like a local tavern where everyone knows everyone?
Are we turned off by the BS on active forums?
Did we forget how to register for other forums?
Do we beleive old members will someday return?

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 04:05:44 PM »
If there are 20 active members on this site I'd be suprized.  The season is upon us and the site is barely breathing when it should be buzzing.  So why do we continue to come here?

Is it like a local tavern where everyone knows everyone?
Are we turned off by the BS on active forums?
Did we forget how to register for other forums?
Do we beleive old members will someday return?

 :shrug:

I guess it all began for some of us with some of the folks on here. I do enjoy the other boards that have more content but even those are not as busy as they were a few years back.

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 05:08:55 PM »
This is all I have time for.  :beer2:
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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 05:42:29 PM »
All sites are slow now.  Hey, whats this?   http://nh.craigslist.org/rvs/4186757985.html
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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 09:11:32 PM »
Someone who does not quite grasp the best way to write a CL add?
I understand the dilemma. Correct spelling takes time that could be spent licking the windows on the short bus.

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 09:54:50 PM »
If there are 20 active members on this site I'd be suprized.  The season is upon us and the site is barely breathing when it should be buzzing.  So why do we continue to come here?

Is it like a local tavern where everyone knows everyone?
Are we turned off by the BS on active forums?
Did we forget how to register for other forums?
Do we beleive old members will someday return?

 :shrug:

I guess it all began for some of us with some of the folks on here. I do enjoy the other boards that have more content but even those are not as busy as they were a few years back.

Bingo Randy.  I first found "this" site (actually the Sterner site before people migrated) in the late nineties.  So after following for 15 years it is hard to just not come here especially when it is easy to go through every day.  Along the way there has been deaths, crimes, divorces, weddings, more divorces, job changes, and even twins born with challenges they would overcome.
So it is a little like Cheers whether you are sitting at the bar or just over by the wall listening in.

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 11:06:22 PM »
If there are 20 active members on this site I'd be suprized.  The season is upon us and the site is barely breathing when it should be buzzing.  So why do we continue to come here?

Is it like a local tavern where everyone knows everyone?
Are we turned off by the BS on active forums?
Did we forget how to register for other forums?
Do we beleive old members will someday return?

 :shrug:

I guess it all began for some of us with some of the folks on here. I do enjoy the other boards that have more content but even those are not as busy as they were a few years back.

Bingo Randy.  I first found "this" site (actually the Sterner site before people migrated) in the late nineties.  So after following for 15 years it is hard to just not come here especially when it is easy to go through every day.  Along the way there has been deaths, crimes, divorces, weddings, more divorces, job changes, and even twins born with challenges they would overcome.
So it is a little like Cheers whether you are sitting at the bar or just over by the wall listening in.

 :beer2:
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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 10:27:57 AM »
While there's more interesting things to do on the interwebs, I still have a habit of swinging by to see what's going on. After the whole screwelmarm fiasco, I've kept my distance because I've got other things and found it's less stressful to stir the pot anonymously.

Brand bashing, bragging and fishing expeditions lit this place up, IMO.

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 11:30:11 AM »
I'm on FB and DT somewhat often. This site has built up some good Midwestern friendships where some of us meet up at snow shows and plan rides every so often. I think the ones that stayed are the most dependable of the bunch, maybe not the controversial people - so it appears boring at times. A lot of the group rides have faded away due to a poor economy and the lack of extra income, let alone poor snow conditions in recent years.

For the most part, we share our experiences and love for the sport. The people that remain active are pretty cool people. It's a shame that many have left us. I think that we can spark interest to the site, if we start promoting it onto other sites. I guess it's not my decision to make. I don't mind new people coming aboard, but we have a tendency to send them packing quickly if we feel that they are selling something or goofy from the get go...


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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 12:13:46 PM »
I like this site cuz there's not to much BS.   as in BS answers to topics and questions, like where ya gotta weed thru 3 pages of crap to maybe get a answer to what you're looking for.

Small site, Nice group of guys...  :thumbsupsmileyanim:

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 12:24:06 PM »
Ditto to all above. Heck, a large minority of the people who frequent this board don't even own sleds anymore! I pretty much just check in while I feed my face and do paperwork here at work, but still with time constraints and lack of snow, I spend more time here than riding!

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 12:57:54 PM »
This site feels familiar . 

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013, 03:21:06 PM »
Its a good break between all the porn sites I visit - all day long (instead of working)  :floor:

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 05:23:03 PM »
Its a good break between all the porn sites I visit - all day long (instead of working)  :floor:

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Re: Why do we come here?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2013, 07:27:36 PM »
We know everyone who is posting in terms of where they live & ride, what they ride, their riding style, their technical ability, their relative age, in addition to much about their families, political beliefs, homes/cabins/cottages, what vehicle they drive...

It's likely more than you know about some of you co-workers or neighbors!

Makes it difficult to talk sh!t hiding behind the keyboard.   :c-n:
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