Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Suffolk
My Motorhome: Rapido 9048 A class
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Wel here is post from an ex subscriber.
I stopped subscribing I think around two years ago because of what I saw as infighting between members at that time. There were many examples of people asking a simple question which resulted in a reply from one member which then had argumentative replies from others and turned into a slanging match.
There were also some who would not countenance any opinion other than their own and there was, I felt, an "inner circle" of members who treated the forum as if it were their own personal forum and messaging service. They appeared to imagine they has some special kudos or deserved some special attention because they had been subscribers for a minute longer than someone else as opposed to being simply members the same as everyone else. They often turned sensible debate into extended personal banter which resulted in anyone interested in the original question going to look for some paint to dry.
That is not to say that I did not gain some useful information through MHF for which I am grateful. However, what I describe above led me to feel that quite honestly the forums weren't worth reading. I could do without backbiting and pointless argument in the guise of debate.
I have continued to look in as a non contributor since I stopped subscribing and I must say, I do think what were issues for me have improved. I like the new format and I think I might just subscribe again if things stay astray are now.
I know, of course, that probably none one gives a monkeys what I think. But I just thought that someone might be interested in the view of an outsider looking back, and perhaps forward.
It will be interesting to see what replies I get to this, as they will colour my view on whether I subscribe again or not. It might also be interesting for others who are also deciding whether to subscribe or to renew old subscriptions like me.
Last edited by iandsm; 27-02-2015 at 11:18.