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Old 12-04-09, 02:46 AM
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This place seems to have become a ghost town..

Is it just me, or do others think this site is very quiet since the site has been “upgraded”?

Oh and I liked to look of the old forum much better than this new version.

When I post a new topic, the “Message box” is hidden way over to the right of my 22” monitor... I have to scroll right to find it.

Not a very good upgrade
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Old 12-04-09, 03:19 AM
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I was thinking the same. Very quiet in these parts.
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Old 12-04-09, 03:57 AM
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Could just be the winter slowing us down.
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Old 12-04-09, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by badmother View Post
Could just be the winter slowing us down.
Usually winter will see an increase in traffic, after the holidays.

Posting replies is a PITA. You hit the reply button, they you have to hit the go advanced button to get to where you can make a proper reply.

I am not a huge fan of the new software, but I have to have my daily BF fix so I guess I will just have to live with it.

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Yeah, it does feel quiet. I miss some of the regular posters. Do you think that we've covered everything there is to talk about with folders?

Seriously, though, maybe it is the winter doldrums. Fewer people riding. Holiday time, etc...
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Yeah, it does feel quiet. I miss some of the regular posters. Do you think that we've covered everything there is to talk about with folders?

Seriously, though, maybe it is the winter doldrums. Fewer people riding. Holiday time, etc...

we just need to start a thread
whats better Dahon or brand X and we will wake them all up

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Old 12-04-09, 10:01 AM
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Yup, it's slow.. I noticed immediately after the makeover, the average people viewing this sub-forum dropped in 1/2... there is never many viewing at one time.. low to mid 20's is average.. lately, 10s and 12s... so this post is representative of approximately 10% of the viewers ..
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Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
we just need to start a thread
whats better Dahon or brand X and we will wake them all up

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Old 12-04-09, 12:59 PM
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Well, I haven't been around as much lately, but don't blame the new software. It's just... I don't know, it seems we've talked about everything that needed to be talked about, most of them many times over, and there doesn't seem to be that much new going on. Like... well, nothing new, it seems to me.
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It's not as user friendly - so I don't spend as much time here.
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Whole forum seems down on posts lately.I dont really care for new format,but Safari seems to work ok.on it.So for me its not that,but as someone already said,how much more can be discussed that hasnt already been beat to death?
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Old 12-04-09, 02:29 PM
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There are probably a few people put off by the new cite. With regards to people who remember Coffee, we have covered much.
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
It's not as user friendly - so I don't spend as much time here.
Aha! So it's your fault!
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From what I have noticed on the Folding Aframe Forums (on Yahoo) over the last 7 years, it's the newcomers asking questions and the more experienced members responding that seems to generate the most traffic. [YES, we also have a Folding Trailer in addition to our Folding Bikes and Folding Boat - a Zodiac Mk II Compact).]

How does traffic compare to this time last year??? Maybe with the great world & U.S.economies folks aren't looking to buy as much stuff as before?
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Maybe it's people forgetting their password and figuring they'll retrieve it later?
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I forgot my password a while ago. Tried to get it retrieved. several times.
Ive got forgotten passwords from other sites.
But just couldnt get it from this site.
So logged on with this name I have now.
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Old 12-05-09, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by PDR View Post
Is it just me, or do others think this site is very quiet since the site has been “upgraded”?

Oh and I liked to look of the old forum much better than this new version.

When I post a new topic, the “Message box” is hidden way over to the right of my 22” monitor... I have to scroll right to find it.

Not a very good upgrade
Well the issue for me is that since they went to this new "platform", it is sometimes hard for me to get on the forum because it's just too slow or it simply won't let me in at all, and I'll just say, "screw it!", and go on to something else. Funny thing is that some days, it'll work for me like the old platform but that is not very often.

The other assertion that much of what was to be discussed, has, but there is always something new to talk about.

Bottom line is that I won't be hanging around as much as I used to, but I'll still try to take a look at least once a day, as long as the site will let me in. Lately, I am spending a lot of time on a kick scooter forum in Yahoo Groups, and if you think about it, those are "folders" too.

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Old 12-05-09, 12:06 PM
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i have been around forums a bit ..... remember when the Internet didnt have any pictures ?

usually it takes some time if a forum changes to get everybody back. it all depends on the quality and helpfullness of the participants to keep a forum alive and well .
And despite the seldom found heckling, this forum is one of the best. NO doubt. The folks here have a positive passion which is seldom found.


The format might agrevate us old timers a bit but sometimes change is not all a bad thing ,,,, and sometimes its plain necessary .... Now I only wish that our politicians (also the lately elected ones) would change their ways and get things going, not only the promised parts but also the stuff which just plain makes sense, instead of going back and more back to old ways ... see ... change is good :-) dont you agree ?

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I am so confused about the direction I should take with my 2010 bike budget that all I do is read instead of writing for the last 2 months lol...
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.. change is good :-) dont you agree ?Thor
It puzzled me in the last 18 months or so how people equate 'change' with 'good change'.

Breaking a leg is a bad change. Getting a new Speed Pro TT for Christmas is a good change. ;-)

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I am an optimist and see th glass always half full ..... therfore change to me is almost always positive ..lol
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Originally Posted by Lewis Butler View Post
I was thinking the same. Very quiet in these parts.
The Reasons: I can't open the web page with my laptops(Both!) but I can only open it with my desktop. This never happened before. I don't know why this happens! Any help?
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Try clearing your browser cache.
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I had a new improwed diy stem made for upgradng old 70`s detatchable (should work for R20 and similar too) and started making a 20" longtail but pix cvan be expected medio january. jusr reading fast trough until then.
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