Sharp Guy wrote: ↑
Wed May 13, 2020 10:50 pm
I haven't been on BF much lately because I've been involved with other interests. The knife hobby is becoming a little stale for me but I do still enjoy the community, so I choose to spend my time here in a more friendly environment. That said, I haven't had any issues over on BF but I've only frequented a few sections. Like most large forums, BF has it's share of knuckleheads. I just ignore them. You think it's bad on BF you ought to check out some of the knife groups on Facebook.
Still can't figure out what issue there is with the update that some of you have mentioned. I've never had a problem navigating the site.
Your experience there sounds similar to mine. Bladeforums was the first online forum I ever joined when I first got onto the internet, back in 1998. But I don’t post as much as most of them do. I don’t go on to every forum there; lately I’ve mostly been on the multi-tool sub-forum. Yes, there are people on BF who are nitwits, but TBH I’ve never had any real problems there. Most of those I’ve interacted with there have seemed OK, and I’m not part of any good ol’ boys club there or anywhere else. I can count the number of threads I started on BF on one hand, but one time I started a new thread asking about more durable types of pants for outdoor use in the outdoor/wilderness forum, and I received a warning (IIRC, from the head guy at BF; I won’t mention his name here) because it should have been posted in the gear forum. Which seemed ridiculous to me. From the tone of the warning, you’d have thought I’d posted something nasty or threatening to someone, but it was just a legitimate question I mistakenly posted in the wrong forum. It felt like an overreaction on his part to me.
I’ve taken years at a time away from even visiting/browsing any online forums, period. I joined here in 2004, made maybe a couple posts, then didn’t really even visit here again until late 2018. Of the three forum sites I still frequent, this Spyderco forum is the one I visit the most. Most people seem pretty cool here. I haven’t noticed anything bad here, but of course, like anywhere, some people you’ll get along with more, or share more in common with than others, the same as anywhere else you’ll go, online or in real life.