I guess we all go through phases with forums. Once upon a time I found myself staying up in the wee hours of the night scrolling through the pages of this forum, laughing, excited and all the time thinking and learning more and more about sailing.
Now I have been wandering around the net a bit, I really don't post here a great deal anymore, I come and read but basically I struggle to find threads that grab me, or if I do, then there seems to just be a shortage of good real discussion, the place feels a bit one dimensional.
^^^ This--in spades.
I now find myself posting and answering the same questions in at least three separate forums. I know some people read all three, and I hate the fact that those people will see the same questions/answers/discussions up to three times, but that's what it's come to. For example: A recent question I asked, about crimpers, crimp terminals and wire, garnered useful, and different, responses at each of the three sites where I posted essentially the same question(s).
I really cannot say which of the three forums, this one and two others, I find the most useful, because the answer is that I find each
of them useful. But I can say this: No one of them, nor all of them together, are as enjoyable or useful as SN used
to be, before the multi-way split occurred. It's unfortunate, but it is what it is.
tdw: I realize I still owe you an answer on this very subject. I apologize for not having produced it yet. I think part of the reason is I don't know as I care to relive old, futile battles. Part of it is undoubtedly imperfect memories. Part of it is I don't know what good the effort would produce. What's done is done. Nobody's mind will be changed. Humpty Dumpty cannot be put back together again.