I totally forgot about the normal summer drop, shit.. but online, and active are totally two different beasts in reality..those that contribute nothing to the threads really are just numbers with not input, they don't carry the convos and often don't contribute jack. That's not being an active member.. those empty loggers that just read what the actual 30 "active " members input don't really do anything to keep the beast alive..Often they don't want to participate till they break a bike or want a new one or sell an old one..thats pretty much it. but I still think we as a group, could be doing a lot more to keep this baby going and more interesting..More relivant. I mean whats better people making suggestions? or people creating things worth joining in on?
I must say that I opened this post out of curiosity of what may have been won, not to contribute. However, given the contents of the post, I just might add my $.02, for what it's worth, which isn't much
I think the forum is setup pretty well. There are very few restrictions and guidelines, and the guidelines that need to be followed are stickied top of entry page.
I'm the kind of person that buys and sells my toys on an ongoing basis. Before I had a 10r, I never used this site. When I had my G4, I was quite active on this site. After I sold my G4, I was bikeless for awhile and rarely visited this site as I couldn't really relate to it anymore. Now that I have a G2, I'm back on multiple times a day because I can relate better with other members
I bought my wife a Dodge Magnum RT and joined a Magnum forum. After selling the Magnum, I rarely visit the site anymore.
Some members, like myself, use sites like these when we can relate to the other members, or when we have a question, or need advice.
It's MHO that if a person joins to ask a few questions, finds a solution, contributes the results, and then 'vanishes,' he/she has that right. But it's very much appreciated when members like BigCat, -OP-, Magma, and many others are consistently available to help out other members, such as myself, and are also consistently contributing to a majority of the posts on this site.