This is not directed at anyone in general. This is not directed at this forum by itself, but also at another forum I frequent.
Hey, where's everyone going?
I know I haven't been around that long, so I guess I really don't have that much of a place to say this, but where is everyone going?
I showed up here maybe a month ago (maybe less, it was before the forum change), when I got my new lantra, and found these forums pretty crowded, with new topics and responses almost every time I clicked the reload button on IE.
Now, I mean, a lot of the names that I've been used to seeing have disappeared. Beyond that, a lot of newbies have been dropping off like flies when they ask questions, give opinions or offer suggestions and get hammered with exceptionally harsh responses. I mean, I can understand when someone posts "I want an intake, where can I buy it," that people want to find that person, smack em in the head, and point them to the stickied topic on intakes, but you don't need to say something like "You ****ing Newbie, use the ****ing search function, **** you and your car, your ****ing ****."
Sorry, I don't mean to come off as a self-rightous prick, but I left another forum cause of this kind of stuff. For a while, I was on another forum, and it decended into a place where people only expressed their anger.
I've learned a lot from the people here, and I'd hate to see more people leave because they feel unwelcome. I feel that there is a lot of knowledge collectively here, with people willing to share their experiences in order to help others. I saw the forum I was (formerly) really active in from before fall apart as the entire forum became just a large number of arguements.
I'm not trying to make a point. I'm not trying to cause change. I'm not trying to stir up controvercy. I'm just trying to speak my mind.
Ilanpro, and others who have left. I think I speak for many of us here when I say that we would love for you to return to the forum. I know that things have happened in the past to make you feel unwanted, but the truth is that we all like to hear what you have to say.
Sorry to be long winded. Just wanted to get it off my chest.
ps. Sed, if you leave, I'm driving down to Florida, and I'm gonna beat you with a bat until you rejoin the forums.