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Is it time to pull the plug?

Started by Hank, November 13, 2023, 11:57:21 AM

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GB and I had a text exchange about the future of DDSR, and with hosting fees coming due again next summer, we both feel like it might be time to pull the plug, meaning just let it lapse next August.

Activity is way down, we're all getting old :) and I think younger people would rather use Facehole for stuff like this.   I personally think Facebook sucks for forums, but what do I know?!

We could still keep the communication and rally planning going on FB, or mass texts etc.

Most of the old guard is gone, or barely here.   I really don't have the interest or time to maintain the site, although that's fairly minimal.

So, shut it down, or pass the torch.. I don't know.   Feedback welcome.


I just wrote a version of this a week ago. Currently going through the same kind of thing on another forum I run. I also thing age has the most to do with it.

I can't say I'll miss this forum. I've seen maybe 20 posts since joining. I have met and ridden with a bunch of great people in Rapid and that won't stop. Good times. This board kicked that off but if we're not talking here and from an admin point of view, I'd consider shutting it down too.

I don't feel like I can vote for that here but wanted to say that your administrative efforts and making the forum available is appreciated.


Yeah, that's just it.  I don't know if many of us will miss it, at least in terms of what it's doing for us now.   Great memories though, it used to be hopping with numerous posts every day.    A lot of great friendships were made via this board and the DDSR rallies.


seems like a sad ending, but I think you are probably right....
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It was a good run - but I do think other things have taken over in the past 15 or so years.

Time to pull the plug on this format



I won't lie, it bums me out to see it go, even though I haven't been nearly as active as I was in the early days.

I don't really understand why people prefer FB over this format, but I imagine its just a mental or time bandwidth thing where it just all becomes too much.  An "I'm on FB and I don't want to go somewhere else for this or that".    Even though FB is a terrible replacement for a forum.  Too bad FB doesn't enable a "board structure" kind of setup for interest groups where you can have sub boards and topics.

I'm on the SVrider forum and that forum was huge.. and its almost entirely migrated to FB.


I will miss it as the only social media I do is Linkedin just to be somewhat informed on a professional level. In my few years on the forum activity has decreased significantly.

Its obvious most are not using it, so I do understand.

I may have to reconsider Faceplant, no, probably not!   8)  But, maybe I am just getting old!
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I agree this is a fairly slow forum.  I live in Fargo and I don't get out as much as I'd like; however, I was able to connect with some great folks in the past few years; especially the fall rally. If this goes away is there anther spot we can go to for rally updates and to connect?

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Since my wife and I have been moving around for the last 5 years, I haven't had much opportunity to ride with anyone form the group. I have however lurked here to keep up with who's in, who's out and who crashed. you know who you are... anyway, I appreciate the work you guys have put into this and will try to keep in touch whenever I am back in the hills. If your ever in central Pennsylvania get in touch. The Mid Atlantic BDR isn't far from me. We could knock a section or two out.  Until then, you all keep well.
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