I'm a little concerned the way that posts have dropped off lately - I hope nobody has fallen off their perch!
Seems to have coincided with the change to the format (must admit, I don't like it much myself - and I can't get the emoticons to work either!).
Perhaps some of the once-frequent posters would care to drop by with an "I'm here" message or something?
Hey, an emoticon! How did that happen?
Yes , Barry , the Forum , well , the posts always slow up during the European summer , and what a cracking summer it has been
I think there are several reasons the Forum has , for want of a better word gone ' stale '
To me , the fun went out about 2/3 years ago when various posters complained about the fun element and the amount of banter which to me , is all part of an interesting forum , you just cannot , and must not be serious all of the time as some would have done , yes , the boisterousness did go a little OTT at times , but didn't paddock banter do the same ?? .
Not everyone wants to talk ' shop ' all of the time and discuss the serious merits of running 250 primary gears in your 350 TZ for instance , rather than the local ale houses in Douglas , all of which are relevant to our wonderful sport , which , like life is full of fun , happiness and tragedy .
The Forum itself has changed , which , I believe , most of us do not like , and I , for one , cannot even figure how to post a piccie , and , a mutual friend has tried and failed to do just that
What the Forum doesn't seem to have , however , is the ego-trippers , which are so obviously prevalent on FB ,
I used to enjoy coming on this Forum , for a good mixture of information , piccies , fun and general piss-taking out of our fellow enthusiasts , however this seems to have disappeared , and i'm sure i'm not the only one to think along these lines ,
shame really , it used to be so good ....................