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    Other forums

    So, what other forums are you a part of?
    a lot of them seem very dead not as everythings moved to facebook groups, which I don't find the same.
    im on here and the clio sport forums (username- raceface_13)
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    There are other forums?

    Actually, I quite enjoy going on Pistonheads to wind people up, but otherwise I'm only found here. I don't do any of that other socialist media stuff like Facebum either.
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    I gave up ClioSport a while ago now. I tend to browse the VX forum every now and again, but it's mainly Facebook now.

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    I reckon forums are on the brink of a renaissance.

    As people are realising, social media breeds largely vacuous echo chambers with little in the way meaningful, indexable information.

    I used think we had to make forums 'easier' to use to otherwise they'd die. I now believe ease of posting leads to throwaway input, with little thought to content or how words are perceived.

    I used to think keyboard warriors were bad on here when they surfaced but is anyone still part of Tracktime for example? It's like the wild west!

    I tend to register on owners forums for whatever I've bought recently, C6Owners, A8Apart, 911UK etc - otherwise it's here mainly.
    Which probably means I don't really like forums, because Northloop is like a group chat for friends, most of whom I've met and like :)
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    A lot of forums are slowly dissolving due to Facebook and the Photobucket issue of subscription added at least 18 nails into the coffin.
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    This for the reasons Darren said, mates who you know, have met & like.

    Read PH for the laughs & it's like people watching but on the internet . Never registered. Joined F30 post when I got my 335D, still post a little on there but not much, there are some good eggs on there & met a few at a Bedford TD.
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    Mostly lurk on forums now, unless I have time to update one of my cars, and then find time to post about it. That will change though, but it's a couple of years away.

    Apart from dtaforum.com, ClubGTi and here are the main two.
    I can also occasionally be found on uphillracers and Audi Sport, but that's mostly because Nick keeps his build thread on there up to date.
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    Pretty much NL Is the only one I use properly.

    Pistonheads I occasionally look in the South West section to see what the craic is locally.

    Still on briskoda, but don't frequent much despite being a moderator still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Langeveld View Post
    I reckon forums are on the brink of a renaissance.

    As people are realising, social media breeds largely vacuous echo chambers with little in the way meaningful, indexable information ...
    Completely agree with what Darren said above.

    I have a very limited and selective involvement with social media - pretty much limited to Facebook (with which I'm growing increasingly bored!)! I have a profile on Twitter, but I don't bother with it... I have a profile on LinkedIn, but I don't bother with it... Not on Snapchat, Instagram or any other similar shizzle...

    With regard to Forums, Northloop is the only one I'm on!
    I think I have a profile on Pistonheads, which I created a few years back to support something or vote for something... buggered if I can remember, nor do I care!

    Undoubtedly Northloop itself has grown quiet in recent times, as a result of the insurgence of various social media... but I agree with Darren; it's due for a resurgence!! A forum is only as good as the participation of it's participants... activity generates activity!

    (though I'm as guilty as anyone, as I haven't been on here much of late).

    I say bring back AGT & Sax0joe, that'll surely kick it off...

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    This and a bike one that has thousands of subscribers and some colourful characters/sweary keyboard warriors who'd probably not say boo to a goose if face to face.

    And then dogging.org and felching.com which are both as busy as ever.
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    I hope what Darren says is true because answering the same dull questions about the same vehicles is really sucky after a couple of years.

    golfgti.co.uk which I used to contribute died on its arse, presumably as people just f*cked off to Facebook groups. It was a really strange thing to watch happening.

    Sounds like my forum behaviour mirrors Teffers - buy car, join forum, maybe post a bit, move on.

    Yet to join a Saab forum (possible sign of the times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Hell View Post
    C6 forum, Darren? Did you in the end?
    I did.
    I'll post it up tomorrow
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    Saab purchase totally in the shade now...
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    I lurk on a couple of DIY Motorhome forums. But they have had problems as they are often staffed by really cranky really old men, so keep falling out.
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    There's only so many dinner pics you can look at before you get bored of FB. NL mainly for me but I do look at a couple of others and current vehicle forums.
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    I use pistonheads, m3cutters, kingstonwheelers, bimmerpost and NL. Quite bored of the internet and could do with some suggestions.

    I don't really class NL as a forum. Just a mechanism for friends to catch up. I like it.

    Have been using PH for 12 years probably, rarely post these days although largely frequent the homes and diy section which is quite informative.
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    think I need to get on PH for the homes and DIY section, currently attacking the house and need some inspiration.
    I don't know nor have met anyone off NL as of yet so your all just usernames to me
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    PH has a DIY section? Great!
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    NL mostly.

    RS Megane for car specific info. Technical stuff only. Likewise for any other sheds I happen to have in the fleet at the time.

    Never registered but I do browse Pistonheads regularly. Some good info on there. 99% Pie and Piston though. That or Search.

    IMO, social media is taking over forums wrt socialising and arranging events. Its also far easier to share photos etc. Whatsapp is great for that, discreet too. All that said, you do need to start on a forum though, in order to make those 'internet friends' relationships.

    If it wasn't for NL i wouldn't be getting as much abuse via Whatsapp than I would otherwise.
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    A bit of PH, quite a bit of time on a cigar forum and here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    ... And then dogging.org and felching.com which are both as busy as ever.

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    I regularly post on here, and a cycling forum. There are 3 other bike/cycling forums I've frequented and still occasionally visit to lurk and search and stuff, but the only forums I can bear are the ones where I know several people irl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris xe View Post
    ... I don't know nor have met anyone off NL as of yet so your all just usernames to me
    Chris, you really should make more of an effort to go to N/L populated events...
    I've made many good friends through this forum and consequential events...
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    Not that many forums that are alive.

    I post on here, m5board.com and pistonheads.
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    I come on here regularl. Then it's Pistonheads just for the readers cars section as I enjoy reading about people's build threads.
    Same as Darren said really, with regard to whatever the current car is, I will join that forum, only for technical help and cheap parts for sale.
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    Only NL really for me, and I come here far less regularly than I used to.
    In the early days there was a prominent button that told you who the top posters of the day/overall were and there was a bit of friendly rivalry to top it!
    My reduced use is largely a change in work - I used to do much of my posting in the early hours and seem to remember my avatar description was ‘NL resident insomniac’

    There are quite few NLers that I’ve met who have become genuine friends and now that I’ve changed jobs again and have a bit more free time, I am aiming to come to more NL events from now on - starting with RoR

    I am members of OC forums of the various clutter I’ve owned Cayman, M3cutters, Mxnutz etc but never frequent them other than technical queries.

    I’ve moved away from pretty much all other social media (Twitter, Instagram etc) but I still use Faceache quite a bit.

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    I'm as guilty as anyone for going quiet on this place. What are folk using for a uploading pics now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    I regularly post on here, and a cycling forum. There are 3 other bike/cycling forums I've frequented and still occasionally visit to lurk and search and stuff, but the only forums I can bear are the ones where I know several people irl.
    Facebook is painful, I don't discuss anything personal on there anymore. Wife and I use it to check whether our mothers are home for a quick skype
    Which cycling forum? I want to join one but most are a bit "full on rules" for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilled View Post
    Which cycling forum? I want to join one but most are a bit "full on rules" for my liking.
    Fixed Gear NYC - it's completely private, login by invite only and pretty much everyone sort of knows everyone irl.

    LFGSS (London Fixed Gear & Single Speed) is a useful searchable resource but its residents are unbearable. I posted on there for a summer or so before realising how miserable it was.
    Retrobike can be useful for building/buying old things but has approximately 1 million subsections and the whole forum probably averages about 20 posts a week.
    Velocipede Salon (aka VSalon) is openly searchable and frequented by many a custom frame-builder, which sounds cool until you imagine what going out for a pint with a bunch of underpaid overskilled engineers would be like. I check in on pictures of cool bikes now and again, but that's about it.

    Incidentally, both forums named after fixed-gear riding now only contain about 5 people who still ride a fixed gear every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    Fixed Gear NYC - it's completely private, login by invite only and pretty much everyone sort of knows everyone irl.

    LFGSS (London Fixed Gear & Single Speed) is a useful searchable resource but its residents are unbearable. I posted on there for a summer or so before realising how miserable it was.
    Retrobike can be useful for building/buying old things but has approximately 1 million subsections and the whole forum probably averages about 20 posts a week.
    Velocipede Salon (aka VSalon) is openly searchable and frequented by many a custom frame-builder, which sounds cool until you imagine what going out for a pint with a bunch of underpaid overskilled engineers would be like. I check in on pictures of cool bikes now and again, but that's about it.

    Incidentally, both forums named after fixed-gear riding now only contain about 5 people who still ride a fixed gear every day.
    Standard. I find it amusing/depressing on how much we think a shared interest would help bring people together, but actually they're just annoying people without the courtesy that face to face meetings provide. Hence why NL works.
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