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    Do we need a forum?

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    Do we need a forum?

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    GRAYMAN

    Posts : 3543
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Age : 44
    Location : South Devon, UK

    Do we need a forum?

    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:58 pm

    Here's a question. Do we need a forum? At the moment only 3 or maybe four of us are using it regularly, primarily just for arranging hook ups. The result is a lot of empty threads with minimal discussion.

    We have a new forum lined up with Facebook login but that's gonna cost us. Is there any point spending that? Right now, my feeling is that going back to a blog might be more straight forward. More concise and l feeling less like n empty sports hall.

    Thoughts?

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    matt23

    Posts : 459
    Join date : 2009-09-10
    Age : 46

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  matt23 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:54 am

    I think this forum works fine? If it aint broke...
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    piskian

    Posts : 671
    Join date : 2010-10-21

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  piskian on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:32 am

    Thing is,there ARE only 3 or 4 of us who meet up regularly for surfs!This's easy for me.We can just say where we'll be,and everyone interested can read it,without us replying to countless texts asking the same thing...
    Also,it fixes a location night before,so people aren;t clusterf*cking about on the day,and missing the juice.
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    James H

    Posts : 180
    Join date : 2012-06-26
    Age : 39
    Location : St Ives

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  James H on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:50 am

    I'm with Ian on this. This is a great space for us UK matters to hang out and share the stoke. Makes sorting hook-ups a doddle. The combo of a bit of whatsapp plus this forum is ideal for me.



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    Blimp

    Posts : 190
    Join date : 2011-03-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Southampton

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  Blimp on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:30 pm

    With most mat surfers and regular mat users living down Kernow way it is easier for you to get together I have only seen one other mat user in over ayear other than at a mat meet. Yes I am guilty of asking dumb questions but without the UK mat surfers site I would not be on a mat in the first place and I think there should be site for potential mat riders to contact for info from the more seasoned riders. I would never use facebook
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    GRAYMAN

    Posts : 3543
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Age : 44
    Location : South Devon, UK

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:02 am

    Forum it is then.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    JeffT

    Posts : 10
    Join date : 2012-10-28

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  JeffT on Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:14 pm

    The riders guide on here opened the door for me and my mats.It's a good forum.
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    GRAYMAN

    Posts : 3543
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Age : 44
    Location : South Devon, UK

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:13 pm

    Thanks Mike. The rest of the site would stay the same. We're going to upgrade dreckly so I wanted to check people's thoughtson which way to go on the interaction front. People want to keep the forum format so we'll go with that.

    Just waiting for the developers to sort it so that people with Facebook accounts can login with them if they want to.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    stu

    Posts : 278
    Join date : 2009-09-13

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  stu on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:19 am

    I should coco for the forum would be lost with out it and I would not be the mat wiser if it finished,its good to bounce idea's and theories.
    I dont like or do the face book thing.
    But then I am an old fart anyway!
    S.
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    GRAYMAN

    Posts : 3543
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Age : 44
    Location : South Devon, UK

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:32 am

    Just to clarify, the choice was between forum or blog. When I talk about "Facebook Login" that just means that people who use Facebook can sign in using their Facebook login details. Everybody else can still sign up in the normal way.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

    Posts : 3543
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Age : 44
    Location : South Devon, UK

    Re: Do we need a forum?

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:15 am

    JeffT wrote:The riders guide on here opened the door for me and my mats.

    By the way, you can download the Riders' Guide HERE should you want a copy.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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