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very quiet
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:38:39 »
i come take a look here occaisionally to see what's happening/check on gossip ....

damn, it's gone quiet compared to when i first joined the forum, i struggled to keep up with the new posts 5 or 6 years ago, nowadays it looks like we're lucky to get a new post every couple of months  :sad:

ok i don't check "all" the sub-sections due to me being primarily leafer/Series orientated (although i have just bought myself a sub 70k mile 200tdi '92 Disco as my new daily once it's on the road) unless i'm looking for information to assist me with a different model landrover

so the question is, where has everyone gone ??

i do realise the forum being down for a few months a while back will have lost a few folks but i'd have thought there'd have been a trickle back by now

oh and i do realise i don't post that often myself but i don't really seem to have anything i consider interesting enough to post unless you include broken gearboxes, welding or clutch/timing belt swaps etc' that i seem to be sorting out lately on other folks motors
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 19:30:45 »
I only pop on and have a read then I am off again

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Re: very quiet
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 02:46:56 »
Trouble was the site was down for a while and it coincided with lots of people loosing their trucks, the 4x4 scene is quieter all together, add to that the people getting into it are younger and have different backgrounds perhaps.

I know quite a few people who have given up laning/off roading or owning a LR, quite a few more who now have families like me.
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 23:54:37 »
Down here on Salisbury plain we still have a fairly constant flow of 4x4 traffic  but the bikes seem to grow more and more every weekend,
think we have seen the best years in laning /offroading  not many pay/play sites open although thats the fault of the greedy landowners who got into it for a fast buck also its a fact of life that folks move on in life grow up get wed or not  :evil: but hey i still get out every weekend does help living on the Plain though. :cool:
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 14:44:07 »
I pop in from time to time, ive been rebuilding my disco over the past two years and time and money event been kind to the rebuild !!
Maybe things will pick up in the new year ??

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Re: very quiet
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 07:48:33 »
Having ben here for 10 years I am shocked at how quiet it is.
As above a lot of younger people and less 4x4s I believe many use facebook etc
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 01:05:50 »
Yeah, bookface :shocked:

I avoid it because of work.  Oh and I don't have time either.

Besides, like I tell my students, I'm still running real-mates version 1.2
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 12:15:23 »
I still 'stick my head inside the door' once every few days just to see what is going on here. I don't have a much time as I used to though to. Mainly just a look to see that no one needs any tech help or have posted claiming they are stuck in the middle of no where.
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 01:41:00 »
Farcebook is killing traffic
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 19:44:09 »
Farcebook is killing traffic

J33P drivers eat bagels by the bucket load !!  dont they ? :grin:
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 14:02:26 »
woo well im back after some interweb issues! :D  wheres everyone gone?!
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 16:28:52 »
Some of us are still here keeping things going, there doesn't seem to be so many people with 4x4's now, I personally don't have one now and a few others locally have got rid of them, having said that not all have disappeared, but not many venture out into the lanes now that we have such a short season in Northants due to winter lane closures which I think has put many off.

We used to travel miles to go laning at one time but cost of fuel etc seems to have brought that to an end.

We still have club meets in Northampton twice a month so we are around.

I think those of us who do come on here, even if its infrequently, and just post something even if they feel its drivel, someone might respond to it, you never know.

We could all do our bit to try and promote the club again and try to bring it back to the glory days, that's my hope anyway.
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 17:29:15 »
would be good to see it back as it was. use to be 1000s of people here and such a friendly place.
 well heres my latest. after a break of a couple of years due to funding and illness





years of trouble ahead im sure :D
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 23:07:48 »
you bringing that to Leafers At T'Pit ??  it's a nice looking truck and of the proper size  :azn:

mine, although i am running around in my old bitsa (on the left) again due to having broke the gearbox in the 109
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 07:15:03 »
would love to but still not got driving licence lol hoping to be able sort this one out so i can do it at last. still needing some bits like a proper roof so i can remove the center bulkhead for my freakishly long legs and got to put a little steering wheel on with a few other tweeks but hopefully *fingers crossed* ill be ok with it soon.   shes got the wrong front end on as well so will be looking for the right one at some point also.
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 16:03:44 »
Crikey!!

When Frank & I first joined, it was busy every night on here!!

Both joined same day (day 1??) July 29th 2003
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 21:47:39 »
Not quite the earliest on day 1 .... I think I have the honour of that accolade  :angel:
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Re: very quiet
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2015, 18:29:42 »
I know there was a few here before me.

Datalas & yourself set the site up didn't you, with Tim(?)
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