If you look back at the times when this place was really rocking, it was because a bunch of us didn't give a damn about hurting feelings, we had FUN. So many riders want people to think they're badasses when in reality they get their feelings hurt by online words. This place thrived because were weren't po0sies.
Over time the feelz got too irritated and the people actually driving the threads and content forward got tired of being the bad guy. The same guys that like to claim they break mirrors off of cars (then run before they can be held accountable) and throw spark plugs, etc. can't hold their own during some forum banter.
People got what they wanted, and now they get to enjoy a polite, never hurt your feelz environment.
I don't know about you, but I LOVED this place when we were men, not SJWs.
So I’ll simplify what you wrote:
“Once upon a time me and a bunch of other guys were able to be assholes to everyone on this forum because we were “men” and no one lets us get away with that anymore so we went away. But now we miss being able to be bullys to newbies and wanted to relive it but this forum isn’t active enough for us to keep it up. And that hurts our fragile egos.”
How close am I?
Seriously, things like saying people are not “men” because they don’t put up with you acting like you’re superior to them are the reasons we as a society are in this butt-hurt mess and people feel persecuted. It’s not a male/female thing but an ego thing; you equate treating people like **** to being a “man”, how unevolved.
You going to pull out the term “snowflake” now? That’s usually the way this works........
I joined in ‘13, the site was still pretty active but a lot of people were bashing anything and everyone and it got tiring so many left. The bigger issue here is the bike and 600 class is just not that popular anymore, the RR hasn’t really changed since ‘07 and no one wants to just hang out and talk. Especially so when they are treated shitty like many were.
If you didn’t care how people felt, why did you stop posting? Why did everyone else from the OG group go away?
I still frequent maybe 6 forums, and am a mod on two and the way you guys treated and talked to a lot of people would have gotten you banned on all them, but it was tolerated on here because you all were friendly with the admins. Interestingly enough 5 of the 6 forums I frequent are still very active, with plenty of new stuff talked about every day even though we’ve rehashed about everything there is to do with those bikes, RVs and cars. The difference is we just generally all try to get along and be respectful of each other. It’s not always roses but we try. And don’t think that being an ass equates to our manliness.
Is what it is, you can blame it on whatever but back when you guys could have made it place people wanted to stay even if they got a different bike or just wanted to talk, you didn’t, then you all stopped posting and here we are.