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use it or lose it
- AMS member
- Posts : 340
Join date : 2011-05-16
Age : 56
Location : Bristol
- Post n°1
- AMS Chairman
- Posts : 1108
Join date : 2010-11-06
Age : 66
Location : Braintree, Essex
- Post n°2
Just like to say that it is thanks to David and Tom' efforts that the site is more or less sorted out,it had very little to do with me,so a big thanks to them, and to Richard for his help.
- AMS member
- Posts : 116
Join date : 2011-07-03
Location : at home, near Bremen (Germany)
- Post n°3
I think Andy is right in saying "use it or lose it" since I had to experience the death of a former submarine forum in Germany some time ago. The forum lived a couple of years and there had been a lot of members. For the first time there have been ten or even more postings a day from various members for different themes and there have been also passionate discussions about differing technical solutions. Forum activities increased as model submarines became more in fashion (as they could be seen more and more on exhibitions and other events). But as time went by and most basic questions of newcomers had been answered (or more modellers switched over to other model categories, for example model helicopters...) there was a significant decline in activity. At last there was perhaps only one posting a week (with luck!) and the few questions raised remained without answer...
Eventually the forum was closed. At least it was decided to preserve the postings in read only mode so they will not be lost, but this forum is definitely dead (like the parrot in "Monty Pythons Flying Circus").
Of course many of us may feel to have less time for the hobby besides the family, the profession and other tasks (just the situation with me since I've become a grandfather) and probably most technical questions are cleared. Nevertheless the forum remains a site for communication for various themes and if there are no technical questions left, why e.g. not posting some pictures of model shows or other events? There is no need to do that exclusively on facebook...
- AMS Forum Owner
- Posts : 297
Join date : 2011-09-02
Age : 60
Location : Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
- Post n°4
"Used it or lose it" is a motto that is appropriate.
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
- AMS Treasurer
- Posts : 2109
Join date : 2010-11-10
Age : 70
Location : Cumbria
- Post n°5
And there is another side to any Forum, the people who come on here and find out what they need to know with no fuss and bother i.e. The viewers.
The following put some numbers to the "most viewed topics" on the thing on your right of the screen.
"Rank" "Number of views" "Topic"
1 10230 Piston Ballast Systems
2 10123 Engel U177 IX D2
3 10106 Moebius Skipjack
4 9130 Pingers and Hydrophones
5 8658 CSS PIONEER
6 7905 John Robinson's huge Gato...
7 7604 More AMS archive pics...
8 6930 CSS HUNLEY
9 6212 Models By Design Biber build up...
10 5447 Skipjack.part 2
Big numbers so it is also a case of "Viewed it and found it."