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TomG2

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Posted: 02/01/19 03:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

....snip..... I learned a long time ago you have to have thick skin to post on a forum.


True, and as others learn that, they wander away. A sense of anonymity has a weird effect on people.

2oldman

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Geeze wrote:

One of the turnoffs for me on any forum is when someone replies "search the archives". To me if you don't want to take a minute to help someone out why post at all? [emoticon]
Another turnoff is when the OP asks advice and never returns. You can't take a minute to thank people?

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Posted: 05/05/19 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like this forum but it naturally slows down in the spring and summer. I wish it would stay more active about what we did last winter and what we intend for next winter!


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Parrothead Mike

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Posted: 05/06/19 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to visit RV.net and the Snowbirds forum more often. The reason for my reduced visits is likely due to finding my favorite park and signing up for 4+/- months every winter. I haven't found a reason to search out a new winter home for our RV. I have also tried to share information that might be helpful, but my knowledge of other parks (in Florida for me) is limited.

I also cringe when I see someone reply "do a search" on whatever topic someone is asking about. It's not appropriate for me to correct the poster about his/her comment. That's something a moderator might address when or if necessary. I have used the search feature on occasion, but a newbie really wants honest, helpful replies to their question(s).


I'm still a desk top or lap top user. No smart phone for me thank you. More and more people are using social media to get their information. There are a lot of snowbirds these days, but many of the former forum members are getting older (yeah, I said it) and just aren't snowbirding anymore. Thus, they aren't here.

Also, I know that in Florida snowbird parks are being bought up by large corporations. Not many mom & pop operations anymore. The park where we spend our winters, Rock Crusher in Crystal River, was purchased by Sun Corp. about 3 years ago. They've also purchased other private parks around central Florida. Not sure if this consolidation is good for the snowbird consumer.


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Parrothead Mike wrote:

I also cringe when I see someone reply "do a search" on whatever topic someone is asking about.
When was the last time you saw that?

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2oldman wrote:

Parrothead Mike wrote:

I also cringe when I see someone reply "do a search" on whatever topic someone is asking about.
When was the last time you saw that?

Today. I deleted it. Not uncommon at all.
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2oldman

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Interesting. If you've been doing this for some time then I guess it's awful difficult to see it unless your timing is just right.

I can't recall ever seeing the actual words "do a search."

pawatt

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Heading North in the Morning.There are only 3 others that I know of that have not yet headed north. We are an ownership park so we probably have about 60 that stay year around now. Many of the year arounders are in houses. Our park has RVs, Park Models, Mobile Homes and Houses. 424 lots. 2 miles from Mexico and the Rio Grande. Palmview Texas.

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Posted: 05/25/19 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to come to the "snowbird" section;
Comments like "new members attitude" and "snarky comments by new members" are symptoms of the possible actual problem.
The idea of helping members with RV snowbird problems is where the focus should be.
I know even though I quit coming to the snowbird section, I still visit other areas and help where I can and of course I glean as much of the helpful information as I can.

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