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HAS THIS FORUM BEEN EXHAUSTED?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm
by Phantom
Has this forum been exhausted?
My schedule has not allowed me to come back very often, however when I do, the messages are old and some from the last time I was on here.

Perhaps we should all try to engage more, its a great forum and I can't imagine it not being here..

The Phantom

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:45 pm
by luis
First we have to ask is why forum owner is out Phantom......No promotion and no assistance to us....

I guess people have an age and talked a lot and there is another forum with more active members than this. And there you have facebooks and the like....

I guess we would have to ask japanese knowledge people coming here to participate as they are the source....

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:51 pm
by Phantom
Agreed Luis.

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:02 am
by felixcatus
luis wrote:
I guess people have an age and talked a lot and there is another forum with more active members than this. And there you have facebooks and the like....
Not the case for me, I'm also a member on StratTalk, a forum with more/active members and they also have a more 'lively' Tokai section.
Yet, this forum is my main site, it's my startup/home page and I visit several times a day.

I must admit that after 'the rumble' from a few years back, with some active members being banned (→ just an observation @Ned, not a right or wrong judgment on my behalf) the number of discussions have been reduced.

I still see this forum as my No1! But I agree that some more 'lively' discussions/reviews/chats would be welcome.

I also still see numerous new members* (*→ see 'recent joined' memberlist pages → http://www.tokaiforum.com/memberlist.php) making posts and asking questions, but without many responses it fades.
I think it's up to the handfull 'regular' (us :wink: ) members to kickstart this forum.

Re: HAS THIS FORUM BEEN EXHAUSTED?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 am
by felixcatus
Phantom wrote:

Perhaps we should all try to engage more, its a great forum and I can't imagine it not being here..

The Phantom
All for it, count me in.

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:21 pm
by marcusnieman
I still like it - I've been a member since 2003 it's not like it was back in the day in terms of activity. This was the definitive MIJ forum at the time. I think there's more info out there now (other forums, Facebook and social media as a whole). I think that has had an impact.

I'll admit that I kind of drive by the "hey what's my guitar worth?" posts these on here these days.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:51 pm
by ned
I’m still here and try to check the forum at least once a day.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:52 pm
by Phantom
Lets keep her going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 pm
by brokentoes
I joined here about 10 years ago and the fine folks here helped me with their knowledge, i've learned a thing or two and try to help the people who come around now as a repayment to that old guard. I do find myself wondering if there isn't only 10 or so active members left.

I do like how this thread was your 666th post Phantom.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 pm
by Phantom
Coincidence BT?

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:33 pm
by guitar hiro
there may not be the same amount of interest in MIJs, or Tokai guitars as there was say 10 years ago but that should not be a reflection on the TF, the membership, nor the ownership here

It is what it is & we should all appreciate the TF for all of the positives we have gained from being here all these years

And many thanks to Ned for this great place :)

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:13 am
by Deadman
I can't believe I've been around since 2006. Still pop by, but not to post really.

My tune of the day thread is at page 135, I'm very proud of it :D

Re: HAS THIS FORUM BEEN EXHAUSTED?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:42 am
by ibicus
Phantom wrote:Has this forum been exhausted?
My opinion since the last 3 or 4 years ? The most boring forum I know...Remembering 8 years back this was a great place to be.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 am
by felixcatus
OP should have posted this thread sooner :D :wink:, seems to be a bit more 'schwung' lately. 8)

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:41 pm
by adoring_fan107
How about we all make threads showing some of the guitars we have? Might spark some conversation