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    True. Like with the robot site, I'm coaching him about not telling his age, where he lives, personal information like that. Good stuff can come from social media. Sites like this prove that. But there's risk involved (just like with motorcycling), and, unfortunately, many kids aren't taught how to manage that risk wisely. I bet we think a lot alike in the parenting department.

    OK, I'm getting the heck off of here and going out to experience the real world of riding the twisties on a sunny 75-degree day! It doesn't get any better than that!!!

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    Everything, including the vaulted FB, will succumb to something else. Life, is cyclical.
    I’d much rather see BBO survive than Walmart. BBO offers specific advise for a specific activity. FB doesn’t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Lori View Post
    How many registered members do we have?
    A lot.

    Active members that have logged in sometime this year...well that's a whole 'nuther issue but if someone claimed 1% of that "a lot" it would probably be a liberal figure.
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    I kicked in.

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    Did I get fired?

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    Another issue I have seen frequently is people don't seem to know how a forum works.

    Case in point, a recurring trend I've seen on many boards: new member signs up and resurrects an ancient thread that hasn't seen activity since, say...2011. Said thread has only a handful of posts, such as the initial query and an answer, followed by a response to said answer that leaves things in limbo (such as "thanks, I'll try that and report back"...and never does). New member asks OP a question in the necromanced thread. OP's entire forum activity is the two posts in that seven year old thread and hasn't logged on since the last post. New member offers a frustration post when he doesn't get an answer within five minutes. Older member chimes in stating OP hasn't been active since the seven year old thread was originally posted (easily obtainable info by any member). New member flies off the handle with a tirade about how useless the board is.

    Or, there's option B: older members remain silent and new member never posts again anyways.

    Either way, the new member is done with the board because he can't figure out the basics --- despite somehow locating a long dead thread from the last decade, which is a special talent in its own right that is only repeated with spammers.
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    Just a vacation day.

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    More like a vacation year...

    Is there anyone here anymore?



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    I'm here.
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    Nope, nobody's here. *crickets* We were busy out riding.

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