has a fetish for terrible cars
- Nov 28, 2009
- Yoe, PA
- 2012 Kia Forte EX
Yeah I get that feeling quite a bit. IRC for me never had that much traffic so I never contributed and then I sat here wondering where the hell everyone was, but I'm almost afraid of killing off posts whenever I say something on the 'grams. If anything, Telegram groups help reduce the bullshitting that the random thoughts threads started and from what I remember hearing, caused such a big problem with migrating to the new forum software. Apparently, having threads as long as the random thoughts threads was a giant pain in the ass to have to transfer. Maybe @Quiky or @thomas can shed light on that one.Not to knock any of my good friends or regular Ringmeeters specifically but in my experience IRC has always felt, to me at least, rather cliquey. The in jokes more specific etc etc.
A forum is just that, an open space where anyone can share their thoughts and ideas. IRC is more of a Members' Club.
Yeah to also chime in? My laptop is in not great shape and frankly getting on my nerves with windows being a mess so I actually have been posting from my phone 90% of the time and it fuctions just fine for posting pictures etc.As someone who used to post massive photo dumps in the Awesome Thread, its not really difficult at all..... upload to imgur, copy BBcode, paste, done. Takes all of 2 seconds per picture.
But thats besides the point. Conversations here are still easier to follow and are more structured, easier to lookup, easier to reference, etc. There are no more issues with the forum software for the most part, and no reason to keep avoiding this place where we built such a great community and where many friendships were born. I’m not going to keep going on about this like a broken record, I just think its really sad to see the forum slowly die.
I have been busy with work/new clients, some local/personal issues and dealing with massive family fallout from my dad turning out to be an unrepentant serial cheating asshat who managed to irrefutably out his cheating through his own stupidity. Lots and lots and lots of fallout from that, I’ll post something in the appropriate private forum later once things eventually calm down. The local FG group (plus a