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Postby waerhy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:05 pm

Seems very quiet around the forum lately. Not that I frequent the site all the time, but the place doesnt seem the hive of activity that it once was :(
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Re: Quiet

Postby Mike » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:42 pm

You posted 9 times last year…… :roll:
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Re: Quiet

Postby waerhy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:09 pm

Mike wrote:You posted 9 times last year…… :roll:


I did state that I aint a frequent user :oops:
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Re: Quiet

Postby andz327 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:10 pm

That was yer cue to liven up the quiet site..........

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Re: Quiet

Postby ned » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:42 am

andz327 wrote:That was yer cue to liven up the quiet site..........

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You may get a reply in 4 years or so :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Quiet

Postby Altransit » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:10 am

I have been thinking the same thing lately, there are far more people asking questions, than there are, answering them.
Most of the new members signing up to ask a question, don't stay to share any knowledge with other new members, most don't even bother staying to read the answers to their own question.

Out of nearly 82000 members, there are less than 50 who have been recently active on the forum.


Maybe that's why it seems to be quiet :idea:
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Re: Quiet

Postby waerhy » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:47 pm

Altransit wrote:I have been thinking the same thing lately, there are far more people asking questions, than there are, answering them.
Most of the new members signing up to ask a question, don't stay to share any knowledge with other new members, most don't even bother staying to read the answers to their own question.

Out of nearly 82000 members, there are less than 50 who have been recently active on the forum.


Maybe that's why it seems to be quiet :idea:


So it's not just me :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Quiet

Postby Altransit » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:09 pm

waerhy wrote: So it's not just me :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not at all, I've been noticing it for a while. A lot of members who were prolific posters seem to have fallen by the wayside in the last few years, and although we recruit several newbies a day, most of them either never post, post once or twice, or post many times over a month or so, and then disappear. Hopefully, the forum provides them with what they need to know so they don't need to ask, but it's always a shame that they don't share what they do know with other members, because everyone knows something that others don't 8)
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Re: Quiet

Postby Mike » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:41 pm

One of the reasons is that there’s so much useful information here, that if you’re bright enough to use the search function, you’ll find what you want to know without ever having to post. It’s not very often that a brand new issue/question is posted.

Then you get the people who come along and post loads of daft questions and wonder why they get short shrift from regulars. Even if they get an answer, they fail to thank the people who’ve helped.

Remember folks, we know if you’ve been back to look at the reply :wink:
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Re: Quiet

Postby waerhy » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:57 am

Mike wrote:One of the reasons is that there’s so much useful information here, that if you’re bright enough to use the search function, you’ll find what you want to know without ever having to post. It’s not very often that a brand new issue/question is posted.

Then you get the people who come along and post loads of daft questions and wonder why they get short shrift from regulars. Even if they get an answer, they fail to thank the people who’ve helped.

Remember folks, we know if you’ve been back to look at the reply :wink:


Well once I move house and get my workshop set up I plan to be a frequent poster in the projects section :)
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Re: Quiet

Postby Mike » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:52 am

Nice one, what’s the project?
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Re: Quiet

Postby waerhy » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:33 am

Mike wrote:Nice one, what’s the project?


I want to do a restoration on a mk 5 Pickup, so plenty of welding :lol: :lol:
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Re: Quiet

Postby oldyellar » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:15 pm

The Facebook transit pages have a lot to answer for also. I'm not much of a regular nowadays but 8-10years ago when I first came around the forum was a hive of activity
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Re: Quiet

Postby ME » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:36 pm

oldyellar wrote:The Facebook transit pages have a lot to answer for also. I'm not much of a regular nowadays but 8-10years ago when I first came around the forum was a hive of activity



Think you have hit the nail on the head.
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Re: Quiet

Postby waerhy » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:21 pm

ME wrote:
oldyellar wrote:The Facebook transit pages have a lot to answer for also. I'm not much of a regular nowadays but 8-10years ago when I first came around the forum was a hive of activity



Think you have hit the nail on the head.


Yeah around that time I remember I couldnt keep up with all the project threads
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