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NarMeowZippy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Local Scooter Clubs Boards Reply with quote

I've joined a local scooter group in Seattle to do some riding and meet new scoot owners in my area. They have there page on MeetUp.com.

What I've noticed about their page and message boards... no one actually contributes. Someone will post a question, twenty people will read it, no one will actually comment or respond.

Maybe I'm spoiled with this forum, because all of you are so helpful and full of amazing advice (and fun pics). Has anyone else noticed this with other forums/message boards?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are other forums? Oh crap...what have I been missing! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Local Scooter Clubs Boards Reply with quote

NarMeowZippy wrote:

Maybe I'm spoiled with this forum, because all of you are so helpful and full of amazing advice (and fun pics). Has anyone else noticed this with other forums/message boards?


Not everyone can be as wonderful as us Razz

The more local a board is, the less likely it is to thrive, as many people are just too busy to participate regularly, and you are starting from a much smaller pool. Judging from this board, a local group in Cinci would likely to well, but one in Fargo might not...
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lobsterman
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got one in Cincinnati... http://www.tenyearlates.com

I think the tendency here is to be real active in posting at first, and less so over time, in some cases disappearing entirely. There are notable exceptions, of course. There are over 400 members here, but the majority of the daily posts are from only a handful of people composed of new members and the die hards who have stuck around and still post. Probably some lurking going on as well.

Some people get the initial information they're looking for and then disappear. That's OK. Others, thankfully stay here and post useful information for people like me who have a lot to learn.

I know at least one person who told me he doesn't show up here much anymore because he found he was behaving like an addict and his family was more important to him than Modern Buddy.

In my case, I like to write, I'm opinionated, and I never learned how to keep my mouth (or in this case keyboard) disengaged.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scarabs have a mighty noisy forum in Phoenix. http://phxscarabsc.com/forum/index.php

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lobsterman wrote:
Some people get the initial information they're looking for and then disappear.


I feel so used Sad




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dcscoots.com/ -- for anyone in the area
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NarMeowZippy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've noticed that there are only a handful of us that post regularly and actually reply.

I just thought another local forum/message board with 180+ members would be slightly more active than they are.
It's all the "artists" we have here in Seattle marching to the beat of their own drum. Damn hippies. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even some national forums are extremely quiet. On Vespaspeed, I was so bored, I was writing responses to the spammers. We have three in Cleveland, one is about dead, and the other two quite active, with all being about the same size.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richmond has a scooter club: http://www.7hillssc.com/index.php

The board isn't that active because they meet every Thursday anyway, and right now there's a kinda big problem with spam bots Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OKC Curiosity Scooter Club has a board as well.

http://forums.okccuriosity.com

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