Just thought I would bring this to everyone's attention, just been looking through the new members/hello/welcome section and I cant believe how many of you will read a new members hello post and not even reply !!! What a miserable boring bunch !!!
If you want to be a part of the forum then you also need to contribute !!! I wonder how many people come and go due to no response from existing forum members who read there post but cant be arsed to reply ?
OK answers on a post card please and shoot me down if you want to but ultimately you know I am right in what I am saying. !!!
I just bought my mini in February and absolutely love it. I like to simply read and not necessarily participate unless I have something of value to offer. I don't find this forum any different than any other forums out there. You get out of it what you put into it. When I have a question, I can search and typically find my answer.
Hi Jim I get what your saying, it would be nice to be more social on here.
Oh dear Jim, you should practice what you preach.
I haven't seen a reply from you to my new member thread
Only kidding, but I know what you mean. I'm on a couple of other forums which seem to be a bit more friendly especially to new members.
Maybe it's something to do with the fact that members are very internationally split, ie. more unlikely to meet in person?
For example I'm on a forum for BMW Z's and they often get together for days out/shows etc.
I'm glad to be aboard though and if anyone else in the North West of England needs any help or advice I'll always try to help where I can
I and some other 'regulars' do often reply to as many as we can but we can't answer them all and there are very few enthusiast moderators left, Mini2 is run and owned by Autoforums of Canada......maybe it is the international aspect of this forum?....TotalMini and UK based regional Mini forums like SurreyNewMINI have a more loyal enthusiast based membership who have meets and events. If you post an upcoming Mini event on here as I often do, few members show much interest.....the Brands Hatch Mini Festival is in Kent this weekend but how many UK based Mini2 members will go?
Well at least this thread got a reply or too, I hear what you are all saying about the international thing, and I am sure you agree that it only takes seconds to welcome a new member to the forum? if you read the post then reply to the post unless you have no idea on what they are talking about...simples !!!
ps I do try to welcome new members but I dont come on every day so some slip through the net (sorry Steve)
Jim, I said the same on my "hello" thread. I've been on many forums to do with cars and, if there is any complaint it's usual too many welcomes, not none at all.
I even made an offer for members to stay in our gites for the miserly sum of £120 pw. I do this for car nuts so we can have a bit of comapny with like minded people. We do not make any money out of it.
I'll have a look at Mab's suggestion and see if I get a better welcome at Surrey.
MINI2 has always been an international forum. In it's "glory" days MINI2 was run by MINI enthusiasts. AutoFourms only cares about the advertising buck. They decided that the services of those moderators who maintained site content and features were no longer needed. AutoForums actions drove off most of the long time enthusiasts.
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