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Brock

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Another old fashioned forum bites the dust.

I don't have facecloth or those type things, so I'll catch you on the flip side.

Ciao amigos.
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You don't need to be on Social Media Brock.

You can still post your sessions here and hook up with people:

http://ukmatsurfers.com/sessions

And people can post things on the blog. We'd like to read about your adventures in the North East:

http://ukmatsurfers/blog

Posting on the blog is simply sending an email that appears on the blog automatically.

We just share what is on this site on the like of Facebook and Twitter so that people there know what is going on with UKMS. 

If you are on this site you'll still see everything.

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I can see where Brock is coming from to a certain extent. The beach bar vibe of just hooking up with active users on a lo-fi forum, rather than worrying about content curation for user-X on Twttr & Facecloth [sic], was more "off-board" so to speak.
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Sorry that not everyone is happy with the changes but they are necessary in terms of running the site and being easily accessible.

The issue with the forum is that forums are old technology now, in terms of websites and use on mobile devices and it is becoming increasingly difficult to make it work in conjunction with the website. It has become literally hours of work to manage it when updating things on the site. It is hugely buggy.

With people moving off the site, the forum goes through extensive periods of being virtually dead. That is getting more noticeable. It is an expensive resource for us to maintain for very little active use.

The point about social media isn't that we want to create content for it. It's more that there are a lot of mat riders who use that who don't come on to this forum and they can be included. Also, several people who have been on here in the past have not been on here for a very long time but are still in touch with us via other channels. Hopefully we can hear more from then again.

Again, those people who don't use social media don't need to even think about it. The reason we raised it in our post about the changes was to let the people who do use them know that the new set up is easily compatible for them. We have to do what we can to make the site work for everyone.


The stuff that still gets lots of hits are opinion/discussion pieces and people arranging hookups. Those things are both still cartered for but are more streamlined to be more focused. People post great things on here that are great for the blog.

Hopefully people will get used to the new pages. We certainly think they are more simple to login and post to. Also, Disqus commenting allows posting pictures in a much more simple and quick way than the forum. And we don't have to pay for the server space to store them!

Thanks

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