- Bikemagic – forum tumbleweed…
Only me in at work today so I just thought I’d take a memory lane look at the Bikemagic Forum – not a lot going on is there! 9 posts today if you click on ‘todays posts’.
Seems hard to believe there’s been such a massive drop in activity over there. A few years ago it rivaled (and probably surpassed) this place for activity.
Can’t quite figure out why so many members drifted away.Posted 3 years agoderekfishMember
It’s factory media, they’ve killed a couple of previously lively forums, their software keeps crashing, folk drift away, Facebook, Twitter, Forums generally are on the slide with all the other social media pressure, not surprisingly and cycling generally seems to be in a bit of a down phase we’ve lost two bike shops locally recently that were once very popular, ran group rides, those things tend to be cyclical if you’ll pardon the pun.Posted 3 years ago
The issue is, those that remain know each other so well, and there aren’t enough new / varied people to add new opinion to any threads that get created.
speechswearing is more readily accepted by the BM Mods.
Needs wider audience participation IMO. With regards to those banned, there was some seriously deluded behaviour going on in the public gaze and some worse off it, hence the bans. To my knowledge there’s only 1 member with a lifetime ban, far less than STW IIRC….Posted 3 years ago
I was never banned, warned or ever had any negative dealings with BM mods, Kryton, I had myself bozoed following a threat to get my wife sacked. When the forum changed format a year or so later my account came back to life, I reckoned enough water had gone under the bridge to leave it up and running. The thread where it all turned sour is now visible, do you want key words?Posted 3 years agolocalhero94Member
It is pretty sad. I post there more than I post here as I can’t get on visually with the forum here (and amount of posters). I’ve met some top people through Bikemagic that I consider friends and have ridden in places I would not have got to before so have a lot to thank BM for. It was in decline before the ‘forum revamp’ but that pretty much killed it. Just a shame that the owners have effectively wiped their hands the forum and really couldn’t give a monkey’s.Posted 3 years ago
Didn’t know Project = Sad Bloke.
People should have the same login dammit, there’s several people I’d not realised I ‘knew’ from my time on BM.
That said mine is different 😕
Seems I have 8,706 posts on there, more time wasted than I realised! Although I’m not far off eclipsing that on BR. Quite glad there’s no post count on here 😳Posted 3 years ago
Bloody hell Quinny I just went through my messages on BM and the oldest one still showing was to you! BTW was under my real Name on BM 😉
Project is actually a nice happy bloke in real life and my mate is still enjoying the Cinder Cone he sold to him, it was very well looked after.
I still use Mike Davis best put down line when Dylan was getting out of hand “Did you just type the contents of your latest brain fart”Posted 3 years ago
MSP – Member
It was also virtually completely unmoderated, which was good in some ways, but a couple of guys really took it too far, and got away with far too much abuse which put a lot of people off.
You were pretty “dry” yourself msp, thus avoiding direct insults I must admit.
Btw, it still appears to be completed unmoderated. *waves at quinny and sadbloke*Posted 3 years ago
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