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I hope no one minds me saying this, but this forum seem so have very few posting and many just reading posts. Seems a shame as i would have thought a Peugeot Forum would be more popular and full of banter than this?:confused:
 

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TBH. most people come to ask questions. Once they have the answers, not come back again.

Then you get the hardened forum users that will still carry on. Issue here is that this is such a big forum, covering a big marque, not forgetting that there are many other peugeot forums out there, that are more geared to a certain user type.
 

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Its not a chat room its a knowledge base :)
Think you need facebook or twitter more than a forum if you want banter.
Couple of strange answers, surely the forum is here for banter and chat on all subjects regarding the Forum Header.

It's a forum like any other, and in that context means that conversion and talk are normal. I am not sure of many forums you are a member of but they all operate in that way. Forums that don't very often become a wasteland of unanswered queries and posts and subjects remaining dormant for months or even years which seem to be happening here.

Couple of examples of how forums work here:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/

http://www.zetaminor.com/roobarb/

https://www.photography-forum.org/
 

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TBH. most people come to ask questions. Once they have the answers, not come back again.

Then you get the hardened forum users that will still carry on. Issue here is that this is such a big forum, covering a big marque, not forgetting that there are many other peugeot forums out there, that are more geared to a certain user type.
I think that is part of the problem here, too many subjects. It needs streamlined IMO.

Good example there have been 52 views on this thread since it started yesterday, with only three people bothering to post anything.
 

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Every forum is different i use a few different ones and for me this 1 is best i dont need threads about whats the best tv to buy or how to build a wall or all the other stuff you find on some forums i just want car chat and generally this is what you get here.

Just because you dont think it is right does not make it wrong :)

As has already been said people come get answers and never come back you see the same questions asked over and over again and this is 1 thing that could be addressed with some kind of flowchart type questionare at the start but unless someone wants to make something it wont happen thats the only improvement i can see that would be worthwhile.
 

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Every forum is different i use a few different ones and for me this 1 is best i dont need threads about whats the best tv to buy or how to build a wall or all the other stuff you find on some forums i just want car chat and generally this is what you get here.

Just because you dont think it is right does not make it wrong :)

As has already been said people come get answers and never come back you see the same questions asked over and over again and this is 1 thing that could be addressed with some kind of flowchart type questionare at the start but unless someone wants to make something it wont happen thats the only improvement i can see that would be worthwhile.
No one i think is asking about the best TV on a Car talk forum,and i don't think it's wrong, just needs a bit of a shake up, but at least on these forums conversation and interest in the subject is ongoing and interesting, no one is really talking much about cars on here and that is the point of forums to initiate conversations and to air opinions on the subject matter we are interested in etc.

There are just way to many threads, which anyone new to forums will be very off putting, plus the actual lack of conversation makes interest wain in no time at all and very quickly people don't bother.
 

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I am not sure of many forums you are a member of but they all operate in that way
If you are going to post something then please make sure it is accurate! None of the car forums I have been members of have operated the way you suggest. They have all concentrated on being the source of information for owners to repair their cars and to improve the owner experience. I'm sure their are many forums dedicated to 'banter' but definitely not all forums are. Many forums actively discourage banal banter.

I think that is part of the problem here, too many subjects. It needs streamlined IMO.
Just because you feel this way does not mean the vast majority of other members also believe this. The vast majority of active members prefer the format of this forum over other supposedly similar forums for the simple fact that they can get the information they need without having to wade through hundreds of posts about unrelated subjects. There are many well respected members who most of the time only use the forum to halp others resolve their issues through sharing their experience and knowledge of the marque.

Good example there have been 52 views on this thread since it started yesterday, with only three people bothering to post anything.
This tends to happen when people do not have the answer to a question, feel that the post is not worth a reply or in the majority of cases the forum adds 1 to the view counter every time a search engine hits a page in one of it's searches. It's likely that the majority of those 52 views you mentioned were from google, bing, ask jeeves, yahoo amongst all the manyt search sites out there.

You not liking the way this forum works doesn't mean all the satisfied members are wrong - it simply means you joined a forum that doesn't fit in with what you want from it - or to put it simply, you joined the wrong forum. On one thread you started regarding the 2008, you recieved banter as a reply and didn't get the joke in the reply. Timothy was likely referencing the Ronnie Corbett character from the sitcom called Sorry! and Rodney is the character in Only fools and Horses. Not the fault of the responder that you can't recognise or understand the banter.

The example forums you linked to are all different types of forum to this one. You don't get an apple when you really want an orange. They are both fruits but totally different to each other. In your mind that would mean the apple isn't behaving the way a fruit should. A light switch does something totally different to a plug socket but they are both electrical accessories. You wouldn't go back to the greengrocers or B & Q complaining there was something wrong with the items because they aren't what you wanted, you would simply change the item for the item you should have got in the first place. The only thing you got right about this forum is the fact you accept it is a forum. If it doesn't suit your needs you should go out and find the one that does fit those needs.
 

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Again we are back to its not a chat room :)

There is plenty of banter as you call it its just that most of the regulars like me have a life too !

This thread has now become a conversation which is exactly what we need is it not ?

There have been some very heated conversations over the years and i have participated in a few.
 

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If you are going to post something then please make sure it is accurate! None of the car forums I have been members of have operated the way you suggest. They have all concentrated on being the source of information for owners to repair their cars and to improve the owner experience. I'm sure their are many forums dedicated to 'banter' but definitely not all forums are. Many forums actively discourage banal banter.


Just because you feel this way does not mean the vast majority of other members also believe this. The vast majority of active members prefer the format of this forum over other supposedly similar forums for the simple fact that they can get the information they need without having to wade through hundreds of posts about unrelated subjects. There are many well respected members who most of the time only use the forum to halp others resolve their issues through sharing their experience and knowledge of the marque.



This tends to happen when people do not have the answer to a question, feel that the post is not worth a reply or in the majority of cases the forum adds 1 to the view counter every time a search engine hits a page in one of it's searches. It's likely that the majority of those 52 views you mentioned were from google, bing, ask jeeves, yahoo amongst all the manyt search sites out there.

You not liking the way this forum works doesn't mean all the satisfied members are wrong - it simply means you joined a forum that doesn't fit in with what you want from it - or to put it simply, you joined the wrong forum. On one thread you started regarding the 2008, you recieved banter as a reply and didn't get the joke in the reply. Timothy was likely referencing the Ronnie Corbett character from the sitcom called Sorry! and Rodney is the character in Only fools and Horses. Not the fault of the responder that you can't recognise or understand the banter.

The example forums you linked to are all different types of forum to this one. You don't get an apple when you really want an orange. They are both fruits but totally different to each other. In your mind that would mean the apple isn't behaving the way a fruit should. A light switch does something totally different to a plug socket but they are both electrical accessories. You wouldn't go back to the greengrocers or B & Q complaining there was something wrong with the items because they aren't what you wanted, you would simply change the item for the item you should have got in the first place. The only thing you got right about this forum is the fact you accept it is a forum. If it doesn't suit your needs you should go out and find the one that does fit those needs.
You say the vast majority prefer a forum without conversation then why have a forum, just google the answer?

You speak for the vast majority or is this just your opinion?

I really don't think you understand forums, they are about like minded people who's hobby is the subject matter. what you are talking about is something completely different and i have yet to see any forum anywhere operate in the manner you describe?

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I did not get the joke no, but then the poster disappeared when asked to explain, which in turn......ended that conversation.

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You are keep saying this is not a chatroom, well neither are any of the other forums i post in.............you seem to be confusing the two?

Unfortunately the other forums are even slower than this one, so i think i shall take my leave and allow them and this one to plod along. I will use google or word of mouth in the future instead of creating any sort of conversation here as it looks like it was not for created for anyone with an interest in Peugeot cars but simply for asking a question and nothing else................
 

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Well, this thread is full of banter and chat. I'll add a tad more.
I really don't think you understand forums,
A rather sweeping statement.
......they are about like minded people who's hobby is the subject matter.
I frequent many forums which I'd hardly call the subject matter a hobby - including this one. My Peugeot is a means of transport not a hobby.
......as it looks like it was not for created for anyone with an interest in Peugeot cars but simply for asking a question and nothing else................
I can't believe you wrote that - have I bought a car that I'm not interested in?

Times are changing, forums are not what they were. As storeman said, Facebook, Twitter etc have superceded the forum chat rooms and even they are on the demise. But, when you have a question or problem regarding your Peugeot you can always drop in here ;)
 

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But, when you have a question or problem regarding your Peugeot you can always drop in here ;)
I doubt anyone would want to reply in case the reponse is not what he wanted or in the format he is demanding from a forum that has been growing for many years and has a great many people who contribute material relevant to the way this forum works and has worked successfully before the OP decided for all of us that it is wrong. He or she states they will use google to find what he/she wants but imagine the shock and horror when google returns this forum when the op wants help when something is wrong with his/her hobby :)

Maybe it would be an idea for a mod to lock this thread before I or someone else actually posts what we really think about the subject :)
 

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Its ok no need to lock the thread its having the desired affect we are all talking about how excellent this forum actually is and that is our hobby we frequent this forum aimlesley looking for people to help.

Well done OP you have fixed the forum :)
 

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Well, this thread is full of banter and chat. I'll add a tad more.

A rather sweeping statement.

I frequent many forums which I'd hardly call the subject matter a hobby - including this one. My Peugeot is a means of transport not a hobby.

I can't believe you wrote that - have I bought a car that I'm not interested in?

Times are changing, forums are not what they were. As storeman said, Facebook, Twitter etc have superceded the forum chat rooms and even they are on the demise. But, when you have a question or problem regarding your Peugeot you can always drop in here ;)
The forums i frequent are busier than ever just look at the ones i was linking to? Forums as i said are usually created with the collector or hobbyist in mind, but i think some of you guys can not quite grasp that for some reason.

You said your Peugeot is a means of transport not a hobby and yet here you are on a Peugeot titled forum. A sort of contradiction, and what about those who's car is there hobby. what about classic owners, owners doing builds, owners wanting to meet and talk about there car.....are you saying they should stick to god awful chat rooms as i have never heard of that ever being the case?

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Do you have a hobby and do you frequent forums regarding that subject?
 

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I doubt anyone would want to reply in case the reponse is not what he wanted or in the format he is demanding from a forum that has been growing for many years and has a great many people who contribute material relevant to the way this forum works and has worked successfully before the OP decided for all of us that it is wrong. He or she states they will use google to find what he/she wants but imagine the shock and horror when google returns this forum when the op wants help when something is wrong with his/her hobby :)

Maybe it would be an idea for a mod to lock this thread before I or someone else actually posts what we really think about the subject :)
If you do not like the subject why post?

I would like to hear your opinion on what you think of the subject, but please remember this is a forum and it remains just that......your opinion?
 

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Its ok no need to lock the thread its having the desired affect we are all talking about how excellent this forum actually is and that is our hobby we frequent this forum aimlesley looking for people to help.

Well done OP you have fixed the forum :)
You people really do not understand how forums operate and i think this must be a big part of the problem here. Never mind maybe i will have a question or two in the future that someone might see after a couple of days and keep any conversation or interest in other forums as obviously i am backing a non runner here.

Pug if you are looking in i hope you get to arrange a meet up in the future mate, but i am afraid it is never going to happen on here i am sorry to say.
 

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Maybe it would be an idea for a mod to lock this thread before I or someone else actually posts what we really think about the subject :)
Oh i'm watching :nod:
just letting people have there say as much as possible
 

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You really dont get it do you :)

THERE IS NO PROBLEM !

The forum does not work the way you want it to just accept that your not going to change it we like it this way look at the post count for the people you are arguing with/trying to convince we are long term users AND regular posters.
 

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You really dont get it do you :)

THERE IS NO PROBLEM !

The forum does not work the way you want it to just accept that your not going to change it we like it this way look at the post count for the people you are arguing with/trying to convince we are long term users AND regular posters.
Yes i get it, it's your way or the highway without other opinions and experience being allowed? I am not arguing with anyone, i expressed my opinion and defended it which some of you do not like.........that's life i suppose.

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