Main Motorcycle: Rocket 3
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg Virginia
Other Motorcycle: 2014 Moto Guzzi Calf.
Extra Motorcycle: 1999 Triumph Adventurer
Are these types of forums going to go the way of the DODO
Please consider the source of this post. I am probably one of the most technologically challenged individuals on this forum. I am 70 years old and still carry a flip phone. Yes I can cruise internet sites, post and buy items from Craigslist and Ebay, but I have no idea of how you would post on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. I don't know the procedures, rules, or paths that you follow on those forms of Social Media and for some reason, I really don't have the desire to acquire the knowledge.
What I have found is that a couple of old forums I used to frequent have either been completely inundated with spam or have disappeared completely. From what I have gathered, the current trend is groups with similar interests are forming on the newer social media avenues to include buying and selling their items of mutual concern. One of the sites that I visited almost daily a few years back had comprehensive articles and postings pertaining to 305 Hondas. Now currently it is almost impossible to navigate due to the spam, and from what I can gather the site administrator is AWOL and no longer makes an effort to control the problem.
As we all have witnessed in last twenty years or so, the print media has taken a real hit. My local newspaper is down to almost a pamphlet on its daily printing and there is talk of going to a weekly run. In its heyday there were several sections, a huge classified department, and a Sunday edition you needed a small donkey to transport.
I suppose this is just a fact of life, and if we lose sites such as this I understand, life moves at a hell of a lot faster pace now, but I will miss them. There is something about taking the time to word your response to help a fellow member, the humor of the posts, and going to place where the pace is a little slower and laid back. Will I ever move over to the newer forms of communication? I would say that will happen when I start riding an electric motorcycle............................