Oldest forum member
View Single Post
14-01-11, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
no-one's offended - it's just that threads often meander and go along a different route...
Originally Posted by
. I remember a fair number of posts on DCMag where things were getting out of hand and that does not seem anywhere like as bad with PhotoRadar, however..... I do feel something is lacking with this forum. Trouble is I cannot put my finger on it. Are there too many categories and the usefulness of posts gets diluted? Do we miss the tension created by rude and/or grumpy old gits? Have we just lost some of the "characters" that we got to know so well? Are they still with us but just frustrated? For sure there are still heaps of peeps willing to answer questions and give advice but it seems to take longer and there just don't seem to be as many. Or is it just me getting past 50? (Ed.- well 16years past 50 to be precise!!)joimnin
I'd love to know what others think.
I think a lot of forums of all sorts are less active than they used to be - possibly due in part to them being seen as old hat with the rise of 'tweeting' and facebook etc.
This site is a commercial exercise and as such is no doubt successful - lots of information and news to keep those interested in such things coming back and a yearly photo contest designed for huge entries bringing lots of clicks to keep advertisers happy. [surely no-one would run a photo contest in the way the DCMag POTY is structured if they wanted it to be hassle free!].
Without raking up old things again, a lot of people did leave the forums at the time of the change for a number of reasons. Some return occasionally - many don't. What's needed to keep a forum active is subjects designed to provoke controversy or stimulate debate - plenty of healthy argument and discussion that does'nt resort to personal attack.
View Forum Profile
Send a private message to Sue Allen
Find all posts by Sue Allen