The Society of Cool!
Never really came upon that m8, but sounds like the untouchables website. Ther never seems to be much activity by pretty much anyone. JP
Very tough question to answer Gordon. There are more than two thousand people listed as being members of the Mod Generation but only a few take part in any way. It may be that some sign up for it and its not what they expect it was going to be, but its hard to guess what motivates each person.
Gordon, you now what it could be,
Some people may get overwhelmed by the knowledge of the people who post on here, either veterans or 2nd 3rd gereration Mods, there is a wide range of not only history but right up the minute information on all things Mod, that suits the majority of likeminded members but sometimes it may appear clique or it may be they have nothing to contribute !
It may also be we all dont agree on every item posted but thats surely the idea of a forum, if they dont want to join in and contribute perhaps we are better off without them, and some people just look and dont post, thats ok also because at least the site is getting read.
But anyone can look at the site to have a read, there is nothing stopping them so they know what's on the site. They don't have to join it to find out. I can understand people joining the Facebook page for info' etc' but as far as i know all posts and threads on the site are readable to everyone apart from peoples profiles so everything is there.
Yeh .....Its the Usual Suspects that post on here, which is cool, could do wiv some more contributors. as Derek says some may be put off from posting thru lack of knowledge or perhaps they just hav nothin to contribute.
I personally chip in cos I now live in a Non Mod outpost called Cornwall, I miss All Things Mod and Im havin a MOD LIFE CRISIS!!!!
Mmmmmmm....possibly because there is little interaction on here too????
Fell the need to interact now after that statement! yes, readers are welcome! :-))))
Your right Jason but as i said, anyone is free to read whats on the site. They don't have to join to read it do they?
Anyway...i started this thread cos i was just a bit curious.
Jason - No offence takin what so ever mate, no need to apologise. Chill mate. I think it's me who owes you a pint. I didn't realise i was coming across as stroppy.
Good point - come on all - get involved! I am a recent member but there seem to be about 20 of us (30?!) taking part!
Although that is a good thing, new opinions, provided they are respectful are great.
I joined the Garage Punk Hideout just to read and find out what new gaarge bands are about, listen to the podcasts, hear music I haven't discovered etc... I hardly contribute and never join in the conversation. I interact and contribute on here a little though.
Andy - Thats fine mate nothing wrong with that. I was a bit like that with the Modculture site.
Anyway i don't anyone thinking i was having dig or having a go at anyone after all everybody is free to do what they want. If anything i was trying to be light hearted. I just think it's a bit funny people joining a website and setting up a profile and then disapearing into thin air when they can read anything on the site that they want. lol.