What is wrong with this Forum? (17 replies)
What is wrong with this Forum?
I will be doing the Minis to theAlps in a few weeks and I will be posting pics and small talk ONLY on this forum, so boo-ha to facebook...lets hope other members (who arent doing the run) will add/ask comments...It needs US , members of the MCR who can revive this forum
I welcome Roli's view and Marks' that Facebook is not a great place and I really do hope that this Forum survives and attracts more posts. The Minis to The Alps in September would be a great platform to post some nice images and comments to get some interest up.
Sadly, social media, in all of its forms, has become, in many cases, a toxic place. Having personally suffered a great deal of abuse over the last few years, I no longer wish to be involved with much of it. However, the MCR forum has been over the years a polite and reasonable place to post. I saddens me that our forum is suffering a decline. Even Mark Foster's popular Mk1 Performance Forum is suffering a downturn. Against the trend, I do hope ours turns a corner and thrives.
I use a mobile device for viewing forums etc and personally i find this forum confusing...none of the stats against the section headings make sense/ reflect the actual content etc. Finding a topic you know is there is not always easy...coupled with the long absence of the forum, it has basically dropped off my radar. I agree with the comments about Facebook, it has probably had it’s day and is not the right media for technical exchanges and sharing experience
There is a problem with the stats, the suppliers of the software have been asked to rectify this but so far haven't. I have got to understand PHP (the language that the software is written in) since the website was started and will see if I can rectify the fault.
How could the search for a topic be improved, I have found the Search to work as I would expect.
If you know precisely what you want Search is ok, it’s the general browsing around that’s not intuitive...too many sections maybe??
I agree with all the above. I'm also Historian (sounds posh but isn't) for the newly-founded Cobra Register and unfortunately that took off on FB before the forum was properly up and running, and is therefore flooded with chat rather than factual reference material. I live on forums, and browse them a lot (I also work as Heritage Manager for the FBHVC) and feel very strongly that they are the right place for discussion and technical reference. I know people put a lot of valuable time and effort into these things - every job I do now is voluntary, and it is time-consuming - but something happened with this forum a couple of years or so ago and it's never quite come back. I must admit to not looking at it very often so am also to blame.
Here's to the forums! Er... fora?
Well, this forum has let me down again. I cant post my pictures from the MTTA it just hangs. Facebook is is just as bad. the "post" button goes off and can only post one picture at a time. I must say, the old forum worked better and I really cant see the benefits of this new "better" one. Bring the old one back please