I know you made a real effort, Greg, to get industry pros involved. It was appreciated.
Greg- That's too bad. I really enjoyed the Hot Seat. I came to this site "TO LEARN" and hearing from professionals is the ultimate.
I'll throw this idea out. Can you work out a way, for the original poster, on their thread, have a way to remove offensive comments?
I know I'd start posting build threads again, if I could keep the negativity away, and the stoke alive.
And also, larger photo file sizes. On my last build thread, I had a bunch of photos, that were too large. I'd take a photo with my phone, try to upload, and the file size was too big. And to compress the photo, made the resolution worthless. Finally, I just gave up.
A website is really content driven. Give us a way to to give it to you, in a positive, stoked way.
Just to jump back in here , I think all the moderators have done a good job over say , the last ten years , to be a moderator , your a dick if you don't call out the assholes and your a dick if you do call out the assholes , do you think assholes is to strong ? Some folks have very thick skin and insults bounce right off or they simply ignore the insults , some folks have much thinner skin and simply say screw it and don't come back . There have been times when over the last year or so Macdingo was just about the only one replying to questions on Sways he seemed to have made it a personal challenge , so what Sways needs is maybe more Macdingos : } . Maybe the Covid wiped out some of our regular contributors I know I lost good friends . Maybe there are far less folks building boards , that is my view , and those that still are don't need Sways advice and will only jump in if they have something to add to something of specific interest to them , Lemat is a good example he jumps in on anything that is specific to his builds . Going back to the Covid I do think it affected Sways , not just by those who succumbed to the virus but for many other related reasons , I don't have the answers but I think it would be a tragedy if Sways were lost it is by far the very best source of everything surfboard building in this world . If travel ever gets back to normal perhaps we could organise a Sways get together at the Del Mar show , there are lots of Sways I would like to meet .
Is the Del Mar Show still alive?
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
Mostly its just that times have changed. There are a couple of good board building groups on Facebook and some excellent accounts on Instagram like Kazuma. Those have sucked the life out of stand alone website based forums like this one. Same thing has happened to a lot of the fishing forums that were hugely popular 10-20 years ago.
Hi Swaylock; I am here since about 2001 or so and yes the reality of the World (and new generations) is other as mentioned by Wideawake and others and as you say may be plug out and called a day could be the best option right now.
You numbered those changes; I do not see what can change implementing its.
I don't know how they do it, but sites like Beachgrit pop up on my news feed. Eyes on the site is what's needed. Is there a way for Sways to generate that sort of exposure? It might also go back to my first post, of paying for content.
@everysurfer, Can you elaborate on what you mean by "feed"?
I think he's referring to Facebook and Instagram.