Some interesting comments once again. Also hope the move of the road secton up the forum helps.
Maybe the real problem is the Roadies already have good enough places to go that better serves there purpose.
I'm not 100% sure that they do. Anyone else comment on this?
If not get advertising, get in road mags. Get road BoTM. Integrate them more basically.
I'd concede that point. Myself and the other mods do need to work the road section more.
or maybe 'general chat' needs to be pulled out so that BoTM, though currently general 'retro', is not lumbered in the MTB chat which is pretty much general chat now for most of the time rather than specific 'Retro MTB' chat
I know we have Off Topic but its hidden away down the bottom. Bring Off Topic to the top, call it General Chat or something better and keep MTB specialist, Road will follow and maybe eventually BMX will as well.
Interesting. It's not my perception that retro mtb chat is general chat. Myself and the other mods do work to try and keep in vaguely on topic. Putting OT lower down was deliberate, this is a bike site after all.
Hell in BMX there is next to nothing but they do have good other sites to go to.
The MTB part is still only a small group of people as it is
The whole site has a total of less than 9000, less than 2500 have 10 or more posts and 1126 have 50+ posts.
80 to 90% of that RetroMTB.
No idea what the 'regular readers' is. How many have been active in the last fortnight or week ?
I'm sure with any forum the amount of people actively posting is a small section of overall membership. I'm a member of loads of forums and rarely if at all post to any. On the flip though we do get far more unique monthly views than we have members. Sure a lot of people are happy just to read the boards without contibuting.