Is this forum going down hill?

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Do you think the quality of posts on this forum is getting worse lately?

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by DPrinny » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:02 pm

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:07 pm

Forums fine.

everything tends to calm down after arguments and they never ever descend to levels that other forums do.

we don't get the country vs country nationaluty crap like some forums do that tuen ugly and ends up with disgusting comments aimed at peoples countries.

We get no one being accuseed of being Gay in a derogatory way.

we don't get insults about forum members family

we dont get threats of physical violence

We don't get the stupid insult trends that crop up on forums all at once ( one current one on some forums is the " you sound poor " insult that gets thrown about everywhere )

So yeah, despite its issues, this forum is not bad, not by a long way.

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by The Laird » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:27 pm

I have seen quite a few of those things on thus forum actually. Still there are a few other places that are worse.

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:32 pm

The Laird wrote:I have seen quite a few of those things on thus forum actually. Still there are a few other places that are worse.
I have to ask where on this forum, as I certainly don't come across anything like I mentioned above.

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by themightymartin » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:33 pm

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by flatapex » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:57 pm

I've been frequenting forums for well over a decade and have 2 things to say
1. The s--tstorms on here are nowhere near what I have experienced and witnessed elsewhere. If someone on here doesn't like you the worst you get is your real first name, I've witnessed first name and surname followed by accusations. Also witnessed a lot more that is not suitable for the thread.
2. I don't see people who obviously work for a company insulting people that don't like that companies output and insulting any ideas those people have because they have been blacklisted. Won't mention the forum but any fellow members will recognise the behaviour.

Also this is one of the few forums you aren't consigned to your board I.e people that post in off topic aren't bullied off feedback or blast from the past etc
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by David » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:04 pm

the only other forum I am on, a football one, I ha e seen guys eventually being hounded out of their job cause of something that has gone on and people get their personal details

one guy liking atari jaguars and people getting offended about it doesn't compare

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by playzooki » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:41 am

this forum has drama like no other forum, hard to describe. i think its funny because i never seem to get involved. Its a good forum compared to others, and the staff seem to do a decent job.

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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:57 pm

playzooki wrote:this forum has drama like no other forum
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by nakamura » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:29 pm

This place is the same as it has been for years.
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by flatapex » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:12 pm

My posts on here- met with discussion and debate.

My posts on another forum- I mention an ambition of mine. One guy rips into it, when I address his points his response amounts to 'i hope you get to do it so it fails because I don't agree with the idea'
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by gman72 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:19 pm

Forum itself is probably fine. There's just a very tiny minority that are currently spoiling it but if you've got em on ignore no worries, mate. :D
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by Timothy Redux » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:16 pm

since coming back to RG forum after a long break, it seems the same really, but yes, a bit quieter. A fair few of the regular posters have left, but some new people joined too.

The other observation I'd make is the forum seems a little more disconnected from the actual magazine - I think that's something I miss
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by the_hawk » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Not been on here for ages, poked my head round the door. Have to say almost a full decade after the original post I finally agree with it.

Didn't usually agree politically with a lot of the posters on here & got a bit wound up at times but some of the bans range from harsh to insane. Markopoloman, really??

Hard to see where the forum goes from here, thanks for the memories, I guess it's run it's course.
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Re: Is this forum going down hill?

Post by Jimmy Corkhill » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:04 pm

Whatever happened to the Retro Passion forum?


Not that I'm jumping ship, just curious.

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