What's modern though?
.... And why do modern bikes put people off? Seems a bit strange to me
As is often said, if you're not interested don't open the thread.
From what I remember the 98+ section came about because the original one section design got too busy. The 98+ section can hardly be described as busy.
Saying all that, why not have a pre 94 section, a 95>2005 section and then a 2005+ one. That way I can ignore the 95>2005 section as I have little or no interest in bikes from that era
What puts people off. Well the fact they have come to a RETROBIKE website, for Vintage, Classic and Retro MTB, BMX and Road bikes.
It's not that modern bikes are crap or always ugly, it that this site is a 'Retro' site by name and tagline.
It was separated not because of clutter but because of all the modern sales and perceived modern bikes being posted in a Retro Site and not being posted in the Off Topic as they should have (off topic at the time I think went through a rough patch
And newer and probably younger people were finding the site and finding late 90's and early 00's their thing. Still old bikes but not of say mine and the originals members 'era'. Unfortunately it seems to have been drowned out by modern bikes being posted, not necessarily lots of them, but as I mentioned it puts people off so interest in the section is slow. It may may not take of of an turn of the century retro bikes club.
As for don't open. don't read the thread. Unfortunately that doesn't work as you need to open it to see what the thread is about normally. Again blanking people from what might be an interesting era in bikes to people.
I wouldn't go to a classic car site and ask and sell my dodgy modern cars wares or ask how to fix it.
(since lots of people like to compare it to cars)
Read the sign on the door