Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: N.Dakota, United States of America
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Re: New limitations, may be driving people away???
Where do you think that collective knowledge came from? You think it magicaly just popped in there. No, it came from the people like myself who post and respond to each others questions. So if you drive people away, then you drive away that valuble source of info. It is the "simple things" that give the board a sense of comunity. I agree we do not need a big long 2000 character sig, but taking away the 15k sig pic (which had no effect on the search feature) in the name of increasing speed (which it hasn't, I'm on 56k dial up so I should know) has removed some of that community feel. As far as edit times go, I to have reviewed some of my posts sometimes a week or 2 later and realized I misspelled something or put the wrong number in or any of a number of mistakes and corrected them (I am only human and do occassionaly make mistakes)(obviously unlike you whom seems to think your perfect) which I can no longer do if there is a time limit on editing, I'm curious if we can still delete a post after their time limit is up (which you could do before) if not, then after careful consideration, I would say the only reason they've impossed time limits is their fear that someone who gets pissed at the board will go thru and delete all of his or her posts (with that colective knowledge you talked about), just my opinion.
Personaly, I would say do away with sig sentances (which do play havoc on searches) and give us back our small sig pics(which really didn't effect speed) and back up the restrictions on size. It was the sig pic that jumped out at me and said "Hey this is me", gave a greater sense of community, and let people know what you WHEELED, which is what this board is really all about, not little gay pics in the corner of cats or the Blues brothers or whatever. If I had come to this board for the first time in the last week and seen all these wimpy little "avatars" as they call them, I would have left because I would have said to myself " here is another bunch of cyber geeks wishing they were into off roading" unlike when I originally came and saw OFF-ROAD vehicles in sig pics that jumped out and said "hey, we don't just type about it, WE DO IT!"
Sorry this got long winded but I have felt an overwhelming urge to scream "WHAT THE HE11 ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE?"