Originally Posted by Lothlorian
I do think of the forums as my first club. Dah!!...
that's more like it brian!
what sets THIS place apart from most brand/enthusiast/chat sites is that we actually DO have gatherings (my favorite term for rallez)
there have been 100s all over the land,
with no real restrictions beyond the geography at hand.
and these gatherings don't have a kitty fee, insurance issues, or other hoops to jump.
they generally focus on camping, food, campfires, food, relaxin, food, beverages, food, alien probings, food, recreation and...
did i mention food?
it's been interesting to watch the wb' and others try to skim off from this simple'r buffett of gatherings...
without much success.
the folks who have organized the gigs almost always express satisfaction from their efforts.
some have developed a real KNACK for planning these forum events and do several a year now...
IF the need is to feel like one belongs
somewhere or is a part
that can and does happen here.
IF the need is for a LOCAL affiliation with folks CLOSE BY who can physically assemble,
the wb' can and does SERVE that goal...
in SOME regions.
and so do the these forums, where enough folks live life CLOSE 2gether.
the challenge is always building a critical mass within some 'range' of distance that serves the purpose.
so folks that live or spend a lot of time where there are CLUSTERS of LOTs of streamers can get that in the wb' or here...
IF however one is 100s of miles removed from many other streamers...
no new group will solve that issue by issuing new alpha/numerics.
i think that alot of this early activity is from the desire to get a LOW NUMBER.
as if that somehow defines us.
many schemes that are not much more than FLUFF and static, rely on appealing to this very notion....
ever heard the "get IN on the ground floor
" cliche' ?
anyway it's good to read u NOW remember the "1st club"
and hope u can make some of the many FORUM gatherings on the FORUM calendar!
there seems to be a LOT of gatherings and stuff in/around jo-ja' and flo'da to attend.
with lots of friendly southern charm...