I think the reverse is true. I look at forums for information about gear and techniques from real people. So many threads here are hijacked by moronic clowns who have nothing useful to add. Way too much "Look at me! I'm funny!"
Maybe they're lying. On kiteforum, everyone gives advice about kiteloops and handlepasses. But if you meet them in person and it turns out they can barely get their fins out of the water for a jump, well that would be embarrassing...Hugh2 wrote: I've been surprised recently to meet many kiters who have never checked into Kiteforum, let alone visit and read regularly. Granted there is a lot of stuff any particular rider would not find relevant, but for an avid kiteboarder there is almost always a thread or two of interest. This past South African winter in Cape Town I made four new kiteboarding friends, and although at least three of them are avid riders (you have to be to ride in Cape Town in the winter!), not one had ever been on Kiteforum. Even amoung my local avid group, just one, Grigorib, regularly shows up here. Maybe I just don't have enough of a life outside of kiting and sailing!
The ultimate pleasure would be to have a ""social credit"" system here where those who offend others with dissent or, God forbid - the truth, would be stripped of their kiting privelges anywhere on the planet. That would show those pesky people, with differing views or actual information about kiting, that freedom of thought is a virtue of the dying evil west.OzBungy wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:55 amOne of the more useful forums I look at has a karma system on posts. If you get lots of negative votes then you can't post for a while. There are processes to stop people giving repeated negative votes."
You still get lots of humour and the occasional flaming war, but there's much less chance of threads being hijacked.
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