I've been somewhat curious about some of those same issues. One would think with over 73,000 registered users all with at least one common interest, there would be a bit more camaraderie. Now I fully realize I am not yet a part of the Triumph "family" but I am planning on having a new Trophy in the stable by May of 2014. I also have a cousin in OKC that I am very close to who is a Triumph fanatic. His enthusiasm for the brand is quite contagious. In fact, his influence coupled with my respect for his wisdom has me ready to jump ship from the BMW marque. Seeing as how I have been a BMW loyal since 1977, that is a pretty big deal.
All that said, I have noticed a few things here;
1. Folks don't particularly like the introduction thread requirement and tend to use one word intros. They also don't seem to go back to that section to check and see who has welcomed them. I just don't get that
I guess being from Texas where we are a pretty friendly lot, I like to learn as much as possible about the people I associate with wheather it be in person or in cyberspace.
2. Helpful suggestions (at least I hope they are helpful) get completely ignored. I don't know if that is because I am not yet a Triumph owner or what I have suggested has already been tried. Either way, it would at the very least be the courteous thing to do to say, "hey we tried that and it just doesn't work, but thanks anyway." Trimph owner or not, I have been around bikes (and working on them) since 1968 and feel I have accumulated a pretty good knowledge base in my near 400K miles of experience. Not bragging; would just like to help where I can.
3. Some people apparently don't like to have others show concern or be friendly. Sorry about that for those who feel that way; I was raised to have a bit of compassion for my fellow man wheather I personally know them or not.
4. I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of for now.
Y'all have a nice day; (except for those of you who don't like for people you don't know being nice to you -- in that case nevermind