bergholt wrote:In practice the personality of the forum basically emerges from plugger66 and Bunk_Moreland's posting styles, because they're prolific and post in most threads.
That's fine, but the problem is that neither of them are much good with other people's opinions. plugger66 will argue till the cows come home even though he knows that he's not going to convince anyone else to change their mind. That's pretty annoying and leads to interminable threads with very little actual content. Bunk_Moreland is more aggressive in his style, which many people dislike. Very similar to stinger, who seems to have now departed.
Add the two of them together and it means the forum is a very argumentative and negative place to hang out. Some people like that; most find it unnecessarily rough. And there's really no need for it, both plugger and Bunk have plenty of value to say without the useless replies and comebacks.
Personally, I'm still here. Not sure why. I put a lot of effort into some of my posts. Not sure why on that either. Obviously neither of these guys are going to change so maybe I should go to BF or elsewhere, where my posts will be better received. It's definitely something to think about.
I like all your posts Bergholt and always read them but im unsure how I can tell you this apart from saying good thread or replying with an opinion. Lets face it no one is going to pat you on the back for a good thread and we don't have a like button so unless someone says like in a post which is pretty much wanker stuff there is no way of telling you we like a thread apart from how many replies you get and you get plenty when you start a thread. And I still don't get the issue of just going through a thread until you see a post you want to read. Its takes about a second or two. Are we all that rushed for time. The only thing I can think of is people who whinge about peoples posting style are actually still reading that post thus it takes more than a second or two.