Hi there! I am trying to find threads on SW IX, but there is very little recent postings on this site. I have been told that most postings/updates are on FB on ride events. Why two posting forums? I would venture to say I am not the only one who does not use FB. Is there any way to have up coming ride postings come to this site and utilize this forum for upcoming events postings?
As a long time member and former SW host, I have to say that you hit the nail right on the head. The current situation, as it has evolved is wrong. THIS IS the RoadGlide.org forum PERIOD. I won't make many friends here with what I'm about to say but I already have some really great friendships that originated here on this forum so I'm not too concerned. The shift to FB (and away from this forum) as the main discussion venue for RG.org members was/is extremely selfish. Everyone has access to this forum, but not everyone has (or wants to have) the ability to get on Facebook. For the last 2-3 years now, many of our members, and most of our moderators, use FB almost exclusively for content that should be posted here. In doing so they have managed to effectively split our membership in half.
"We are the unwanted few, the Roadglide Riders, we will not conform to what the world thinks we should be, we are a brotherhood that no one can break. All are welcome but leave your drama at the other forums, not ours, we are here to have fun and share knowledge about life and motorcycles. "Long Live Roadglide.org aka The Sharknose"
Many of you probably didn't know that we had a mission statement. The above was first posted by "Billy Bob" the original creator of this forum. I suspect that he might not be too thrilled about the fact that half the active members rarely bother to even visit this forum these days. I was struck by this sentence from the mission statement: "we are a brotherhood that no one can break..." It appears that we're breaking ourselves in terms of half the active members doing FB almost exclusively, and the other 50% stay loyal to this site. These days it seems like most of the event info never makes it to this forum because some find FB more to their liking. Those of us who have stuck to the original forum venue don't care what or how much gets posted on FB, but we do care that ALL of the information about our biggest event of the year (SW) does get posted here at about the same time it gets posted on FB. And the information exchange should be all inclusive and ongoing, not just SW info.
Many of us (myself included) consider this to be the best HD forum anywhere
, and it's pretty embarrassing that those of us who frequent this forum have to refer inquiries about our single largest yearly event away from this forum to FB. That's just not right. This site should be the principle site for everything RG.org related.
So what do you say kiddies, can we all agree that all RG.org info should get posted here first, and then if those in charge want to put it all on FB or whatever social media site they chose it's OK with us. I know this group to be pretty opinionated, so don't read this and move on. Whether it's one sentence or 10 paragraphs, lets us know how you feel about this subject. If we have a bit of an outpouring here perhaps common sense will prevail and we can start moving this forum back to being what it was intended to be.
I mean no disrespect to any of our members, moderators, or staff. I see this split that's developed/developing between this site users and FB users and it's unnecessary. Follow the mission statement - it is our ONLY true guidance, and is what made this place so damn great for such a long time.