other forums die, and Vital thrives

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7/19/2017 3:51 PM

Ive been a part of the offroad community and saw one forum after another stall out and die of no activity, everyone blamed social media.

So my question, what do you guys think keeps this place going when most everyone has switched to a faster, more visual means of socializing online?

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7/19/2017 4:09 PM

Cred

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7/19/2017 4:16 PM

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Cred

X2. Also think it's due to Vital offering more content than just a forum. It's almost like a virtual magazine.

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7/19/2017 5:10 PM

Vital offers way more than the forum, with pit bits, technical articles/write ups, QNA, and more. I don't see vital dying until gibby wants it to.

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7/19/2017 5:25 PM

He keeps the bull crap out also.
Bashing each other might pull a few quick hits, but in the long run seems to drive a lot away.

Only other place that seems a bigger monster, and has been for a long time, ADVRider.

They keep it civil, a lot of the photography is fantastic, and he does it all on donations.

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7/19/2017 8:21 PM

Majority are probably vet guys that don't do a whole lot of social media and this is their main go to. Plus this seems to be the main moto forum everyone comes and can find some inside info.

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7/20/2017 10:29 AM

I do not Snap, Insta, or Tweet... and I don't know about any other platforms that I'm probably glad to miss out on. So, an online message board fits me best. This one's cool, and there are still a few RonRon friends on here.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

7/20/2017 11:17 AM

i think the traffic has dropped off here from the good old days, but i think the moderation is a big part of why Vital is still going,

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7/20/2017 11:19 AM

Big Lenny's didn't fizzle out. It went out with a bang. smile

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7/20/2017 11:38 AM

XXVoid MainXX wrote:

Big Lenny's didn't fizzle out. It went out with a bang. smile

What was that, 3 or 4 years ago??? Good times!

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7/20/2017 12:09 PM

I liked it better with lower moderation. In the long run, it's better how it is now, but still, the harsh old times where fun.

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7/20/2017 5:21 PM

And, there you have it. I would only add to that we also have discovered a more effecient way to thank our fellow brothers.

Much ty

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





7/20/2017 5:56 PM

It's a solid group of guys, with a love for moto, willing to battle it out over ideas but always down to find common ground over good burger recipes.

I dig the place. Big thanks to the mods for nixing problems (and problematic people) when they start dipping a bit too below board.

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7/20/2017 6:08 PM

XXVoid MainXX wrote: Big Lenny's didn't fizzle out. It went out with a gang-bang.




w00t
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"We don't rent pigs."

7/20/2017 6:10 PM

huck wrote: What was it, 3 or 4 hookers??? Good times!



w00t
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"We don't rent pigs."

7/20/2017 6:30 PM

JAFO92 wrote:

XXVoid MainXX wrote: Big Lenny's didn't fizzle out. It went out with a gang-bang.




w00t

Agreed.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

7/20/2017 7:39 PM

XXVoid MainXX wrote:

Big Lenny's didn't fizzle out. It went out with a bang. smile

A bang and a Russian dude humming. FreeLenny.com had the best Saturday Night After-Party on the Interwebz.

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7/20/2017 7:48 PM

laughing

Yes, much ty
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7/21/2017 1:33 AM

Well, i knew about vital for a while before joining.

Part of what lured me was the smartass sarcasm frequently used, and there just seems to be way more insider knowledge here than anywhere else. Its cool that just because there are pro riders here, they aint always getting their asses kissed.

I just thought it was pretty crazy, all the gncc/offroad forums i was part of died off to literally zero activity.

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7/21/2017 8:23 AM

I lurked for years here before taking the plunge. I was most active on local and regional forums, but like most, they died off. Plus, my interest and efforts were in the amateur side for quite a while. So, as the other forums died off, my interest in the pro scene was piqued again and I started coming to Vital more often. I would imagine quite a few people migrated here more regularly with the demise of most of the "grass roots" scene sites.

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





7/23/2017 9:21 PM

Peelout's profile pic keeps it going

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7/24/2017 8:10 AM

How many other MX forums are out there?

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7/24/2017 8:12 AM

Firefly47 wrote:

How many other MX forums are out there?

Thumpertalk and Allthingsmoto were pretty huge. TT still is I think, but I haven't been on it in a while

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7/24/2017 4:34 PM

Firefly47 wrote:

How many other MX forums are out there?

Many.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

7/24/2017 4:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2017 4:49 PM

Firefly47 wrote:

How many other MX forums are out there?

.

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RTFM & AYFV

7/24/2017 4:48 PM

Jbulz wrote:

Peelout's profile pic keeps it going

Don't forget dbrovin...

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RTFM & AYFV

7/24/2017 6:09 PM

Jbulz wrote:

Peelout's profile pic keeps it going

Knoby wrote:

Don't forget dbrovin...

He really needs to change that one. laughing

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7/24/2017 8:02 PM

Jbulz wrote:

Peelout's profile pic keeps it going

Knoby wrote:

Don't forget dbrovin...

blink
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7/25/2017 11:32 AM

Many of them still around, just not around here

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7/28/2017 5:11 PM

Does anyone remember the old supercross.com forum? Rick Johnson had his own sub forum there. I was a member there from like 2001 up to like 2007ish. I'm not sure what became of it after that.

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