We have been owners of the Forum for nearly two years now - and made a few changes that suit our other business interests. During that time we have seen the modest use of the site dwindle and that has continued to this point, where there is very little interaction. We acknowledge that there is a great history and loyal affection for Motoforum.net and want it to continue to attract motorcyclists commentary, views and ideas. The following would outline out thoughts and the future shape of the Forum...
- Motoforum.net is not a profit making platform and does not intend to be so at any stage in the future. That is why you will see very little in terms advertising moving forwards - and commercial posting is discouraged.
- The Forum is as 'open' as it always was, for people to air their views and open up topics of their choice. Moderation has almost been non-existent recently, in respect of that ethos. 99% of the posts we get and see, are very reasonable in terms of subject matter and tone, so credit to 'you guys' - looks like you know how to look after yourselves!
- Motoforum.net - will not return as a Sales Platform in the future. There are many other places to effectively advertise the bikes, parts and kit many are both selling and seeking - we would prefer people to use those.
- We would like to establish a relationship with a new Moderator that has the interest and time to help build back some of the 'community' that has been lost - as well as keeping things aligned with good practice too. If anybody is genuinely interested - please feel free to let us know.
I hope that helps people understand Motoforum's position - we are keen to re-establish a strong on-line community that can engage without agenda or prejudice.