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ExplorerTom

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Unfortunately, this forum’s level of activity has dwindled over the last year or so. Won’t get too many emails.
 

Adam Z

New Member
For me, I'm unlikely to check in on the forum unless I receive some type of notification about what's new - an email, text message, etc. I'm sure different people approach it in different ways. For me, if I don't have something that interrupts me, I'll never remember to check it out. Anyway, my two cents.
 

Morris Yarnell

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For some strange reason activity has fallen off due to increased activity on Meetup. Why I couldn't say, seems a wrong way to go to me.
 

Morris Yarnell

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I think the M&G are possibly attended well as the place has remained constant for years and the second Tuesday of the month time frame has also remained constant. Habitual attendance works. there is a calendar on the website that keeps me informed and since I have been in attendance since the inception, it is not difficult to know when to show up. I only miss if there is some event in my world that might take a front seat to drinking beer, rare, but true.
 

Brad

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Staff member
I would like to see more activity and encourage everyone to post on here more. You can’t wait for everyone else to ask a question or post what their currently working on, ie a trip, build or project. Participation begets more participation. I include myself in that statement.
 

Morris Yarnell

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It would seem that there is not much activity on this forum for some reason. One may be that many of the activities are posted on another forum, namely Meet Up, so why is that? Another is that some of the posts are hijacked by people selling fake passports, viagra and posting in some foreign language that few, if any, can read.
There doesn't seem to be much policing of the site and I think that regular interested parties really don't wish to be inundated with superfluous ramblings.
It could also be that it is winter and not much is going on. IDK
Not even anything on the calendar
 
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Morris Yarnell

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Periodically I tune into this site to see if anyone or anything is of interest but I fid that if I don't want to buy drugs, passports (illegal of course) or I am not interested in Viagra or don't read Russian that there isn't really anything that might even remotely interest me. It seems that this site has gone way off the track of off roading or vehicle repair. What's up with that?
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
It takes more participation of active members to generate content and conversation. I know we all do a lot during the year but if you don’t share that information then you get a dead forum. I try when I can. I never seem to get my trip reports done and my planning is currently on pause due to family matters and work. Plus the holidays.
 

Morris Yarnell

Well-Known Member
That is true. It does seem as if there are a few that actually do post on the site. Even if only the people that came to the meetings posted it would surely keep the site alive or at least more so than it is now.
The winter months seem to be for mostly drinking beer and preparation of the spring and summer.
I really want to get out but most of the places I wish to go are unpleasantly cold in the evening and there is a very short amount of daylight to enjoy them.
I do want to go to the North rim of the grand canyon but there are no services till at least May (closed now) and I have not ever heard from anyone in the group that the rim is on their list of destinations. Perhaps a solo trip in June is going to be on my calendar.
I should be OK as far as the vehicle is concerned. I passed the emissions test today and the state of CO feels confident now and I am permitted to be on the road.
 

Morris Yarnell

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It has been awhile since I have participated in any RMO activities but I am still craving them. I have been sequestered at home because of the pandemic and have been doing much needed things around the house. It has been much too hot to go to Moab and many places are closed or there are few services and that leads to no travel. When the situation improves I am sure I will once again be ready to get out.
Stay safe folks.
 

ExplorerTom

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Morris,

The club has been quite active this summer. This website however, is basically dead. Hopefully this is all over soon and we can all get back together as normal.

check out RMO on Meetup.
You can sign up for email alerts of any new event posted (i believe one every weekend since June).
 

Odomandr

Active Member
I hate that the site has moved towards Meetup. I miss the days where there was discussion and events scheduled here as well. Just a thought to maybe post the same meet up events in our forum about the events. I see emails that things are happening then I come here for more details or discussion and nothing...... I hope yall are well
 

Morris Yarnell

Well-Known Member
I mentioned long ago a reference to your comment. This site was originally intended for the RMO organization and somehow it morphed to Meetup. There is no longer discussion on virtually any topic, but perhaps that is because this site has been hacked so often with the sale of illegal passports that folks just got tired of it. I know I did for awhile and simply ceased to even open the site.
The world has continued to turn and other avenues of places to go and things to do have opened up so I must adapt or simply lose out on adventures.
This pandemic has impacted my life so strongly that I have ceased to involve myself in almost anything outside of my own home where at least I do feel safe. We have ceased our twice yearly trips to Europe that brought us much pleasure and with so much fire danger almost anywhere I want to go in this country without traveling days to get to an area for camping that is remote enough to be actually fun I do feel limited.
Stay safe out there.