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jess
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Joined: 26 Sep 2007
Posts: 1854
Location: Fl.

PostPosted: May 08 2020    Post subject: members / visitors Reply with quote

Strange in its best days this site would average 80 to 120 visitors, and at least that in members. Now we very seldom hear from members but have been averaging over 200 visitors looking but not joining or joining in. Seems people are interested still but not enough to join in. Just sayin... Rolling Eyes Question
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CliffC
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Joined: 01 May 2007
Posts: 736
Location: Old Town Maine

PostPosted: May 12 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noticing an uptic in traffic on other bbq forums that I have visited in the past, maybe covid-19 stay at homes are searching for a new hobby.
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MountainMan
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Joined: 27 Dec 2007
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Location: Mountains of Colorado

PostPosted: May 12 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or just something to do.......

Look at all the new bakers!
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CrazyChef
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Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Posts: 1760
Location: Worcester, MA

PostPosted: May 15 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would LOVE to see this forum come back! Even 1/2 of what it used to be would still be quite busy.
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jess
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PostPosted: May 16 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never understood what happened to the site. In about a 3 month period we lost 80% of the regulars, and the rest just faded away. I realize life gets in the way, and Gary was either AWOL or chest beating for a while but of all the Q sites I visit this one was always the best. Look at the few replies to this topic, every one has been a member for over 12 yrs. To quote a certain plumber "JUST SAYIN"...
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dmike25
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Joined: 27 Dec 2009
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Location: Colorado Springs (sometimes)

PostPosted: May 17 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if some of the visitors join and become the new regulars. Sure miss the good ole days on the Ring!
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Sgt. Stel
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Joined: 27 May 2008
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Location: Cottleville, MO

PostPosted: May 20 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really miss the old days.
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gandrfab
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Joined: 08 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: May 20 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stop in almost every day. Cool
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MountainMan
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PostPosted: May 21 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty regularly here.........

Just looking Smile
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gandrfab
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PostPosted: May 21 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to self motivate and build a smoker or smokers.
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jess
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PostPosted: May 22 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandrfab wrote:
I need to self motivate and build a smoker or smokers.



Nothing to it but do it Smile ...
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gandrfab
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PostPosted: May 22 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shear lazyass is about all that keeps me from doing it.
I have 1 each 4'x8'x1/4" and 4'x8'x3/16" steel plates, 60 to 80 gallon naked compressor tank laying on its side.
All inside my 2500sq' welding shop Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes
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Joined: 27 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: May 22 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m a long time member,visit pretty often Just can’t remember password most of time
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Smokin Mike
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Joined: 02 Dec 2008
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Location: Winston-Salem, NC

PostPosted: May 30 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

jess wrote:
I have never understood what happened to the site. In about a 3 month period we lost 80% of the regulars, and the rest just faded away. I realize life gets in the way, and Gary was either AWOL or chest beating for a while but of all the Q sites I visit this one was always the best. Look at the few replies to this topic, every one has been a member for over 12 yrs. To quote a certain plumber "JUST SAYIN"...


I've been AWOL for quite a while, perhaps a few years. Not sure why but I just quit visiting. It may have had something to do with ownership and internal politics and getting distracted with other things in life. I've tried to pop in occasionally but MalwareBytes kept raising a fuss about the site being suspect so I didn't tempt fate. Just by chance I tried again today with no warnings. Thought I'd check in and see what's cooking.
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jeepdad
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Joined: 21 Sep 2008
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Location: Stafford, Virginia (Transplanted Tarheel)

PostPosted: Mar 31 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

jess wrote:
I have never understood what happened to the site. In about a 3 month period we lost 80% of the regulars, and the rest just faded away. I realize life gets in the way, and Gary was either AWOL or chest beating for a while but of all the Q sites I visit this one was always the best. Look at the few replies to this topic, every one has been a member for over 12 yrs. To quote a certain plumber "JUST SAYIN"...


That is a long and involved story. It was talked about and argued over openly on here between Gary and the members. I too miss the old days it was at one point a s--t ton of fun! I made some solid friends on this site.
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