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Old 06-23-2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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"Happy trails to you......"
(from the Roy Rogers theme song)
Ever wonder why some members just stop posting never to be heard from again?
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:12 AM   #2
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Sold trailer? Gone Camping? I think many of us stay on line here to continue to understand our trailers as well as to watch the excitement as new members come on board with their soon to be their Escapes. I think that we also enjoy answering the questions of new buyers who are where we were when we joined this forum.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:37 AM   #3
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A few folks answer all questions, less need for the masses to do so. Same as meetings, the majority of folks are silent.

They have their trailer and have had all their questions answered.

Some continue to read, once in a great while you see someone post in an ongoing thread that you haven't seen in a long time.

Personally I'm getting more selective, I now skip threads I've no interest in.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:27 AM   #4
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There's over 5,000 members of this forum. Some join thinking it's about other stuff than Escape trailers, others join and are silent readers not posters. Then there's the 30 or so members who are very, very active. More than one member will never own an Escape trailer but posts. Takes all kinds of people to develop a community.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:25 AM   #5
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Many come here just looking for information and ideas about the build of their trailer, or information on Escape trailers, and once they have garnered the information they were looking for move on. I have done this on a bunch of other forums myself.

What keeps me here, along with a canoeing and photography forum, two others I frequent often, is the passion for what it is all about. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and camping, so it is great to share this with folks of similar mind. I do also spend a few minutes a day on average keeping up with what some friends are up to on facebook.

I have made what I consider a bunch of really good friends on this forum. I get lots of good help developing my ideas here, while helping others develop on their own ideas, both of which I have great fun doing. For the most part the regular members here are a fun, cheerful bunch, and as a group have a fantastic cross section of knowledge to share.

Now, where the frig is the poutine?
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:37 AM   #6
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I joined this forum in 2013, but have only started posting this year after I put my order in for a 2017 19'. I enjoy reading most of the threads and find a wealth of information here. I don't comment much, but look forward to reading this forum everyday!
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:43 AM   #7
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There is such a breadth of knowledge and experience here, and such a willingness to help and share, that many members have 'nothing to add'. Every question gets answered quickly and completely with extremely competent answers. Many folks are quiet observers. They participate by watching. They want all questions answered, but are more than willing to let a more experienced person do the answering.
As far as sharing camping or trailer experiences, I think most folks are a little more shy or a little more private and prefer to keep things to themselves. They are not so much interested in the social side. They have their friends and/or camping preferences and want to keep it that way.
I think you are all right, this forum is a cross section of society and mirrors most large groups.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:44 AM   #8
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Good Bye

I think there are several reasons for folks "leaving" the forum: 1) they never intended to make it a social hangout, they've got the info they need, and they're fine. Perhaps they come back on a very rare occasion. 2) they've been active but have moved on to other things that interest them. 3) they haven't really left. Steve is right - they participate by watching. 4) they are offended or upset by something and they leave in a huff.

Fortunately, I think the latter category is very rare.


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Old 06-23-2016, 09:49 AM   #9
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There is such a breadth of knowledge and experience here, and such a willingness to help and share, that many members have 'nothing to add'. Every question gets answered quickly and completely with extremely competent answers. Many folks are quiet observers. They participate by watching. They want all questions answered, but are more than willing to let a more experienced person do the answering.
As far as sharing camping or trailer experiences, I think most folks are a little more shy or a little more private and prefer to keep things to themselves. They are not so much interested in the social side. They have their friends and/or camping preferences and want to keep it that way.
I think you are all right, this forum is a cross section of society and mirrors most large groups.
Hi: Steve Clark... As long as we're not too "Cross" a section of society!!! Alf
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Hi: C&G in FL...No!!! I have wondered why some never start posting. Alf
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