What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

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What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby PK1 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 pm

Anybody know why the smt forum has disappeared and now the ktm forum .com isn’t working either.
This super duke forum is almost non existent now as well poss 1 post per week?
I’ve used these forums for years to good effect and learnt and shared loads. Beats me why everyone seems to have stopped using.
Can anybody throw any light on this.

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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby DribbleDuke » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:15 pm

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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 am

Facespace has kicked the forums’ ass. People don’t have time to wait a day or two for an answer. A question MUST be answered NOW!

Here we are also quite sarcastic and thin skinned members (millennials for the most part) get easily offended and don’t come back.

And SD.net is/was mostly for the original 990. That is now and older model and most if not all maladies have been addressed. In this forum and other parts of the inter webs.

New bikes require less hands on deck and more hands on keyboard. Unless the hands are being used to place rim tape and/or other decals.

Having said that, I personally don’t regret having purchased my 1290 and not having to work on the bike. Unless I want to.
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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby SDNerd » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Sarasota_Steve wrote:Facespace has kicked the forums’ ass.

What he said. Sad too. I know that I'm not alone here when I state that I don't do social media. Why? if you can can think of a reason why - any reason - that's at least one of my reasons. Orwell is just spinning in his grave, occasionally punctuated with hysterical fits of laughter about how accepting and even desirous of the all we've been warned about. Soooooo many reasons to not do social media ... I digress.

I disagree however with the instant need for some tidbit of technical information - that's about perception. We perceive we need an "answer" to move forward, and that "soonest" answer wins (video game conditioning?), no matter how flawed the information is.

There are other factors with forums: When well established with useful information - they become reference tools; folks new to the subject a forum was established for, are less inclined to participate, when they can search and find most of what they're looking for. There's the matter of waning interest in the forum's subject - particularly product related forums - the more specialized/focused (e.g. one make/model of a motorcycle), the sooner a forum becomes said reference.

Interest wanes, advertising where applicable disappears, and too often, the whole forum with it.

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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby mrossk » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:03 pm

SMT forum is back up, in case you haven't seen

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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby bic_bicknell » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:15 pm

I feel a bit bad. Because I don’t come on here anywhere like as often as I used to. For me it’s mainly because,as mentioned by others, there’s far fewer interesting posts by owners doing mods or having problems they want to share and needing feedback. It’s also the problems with posting pictures after the photobucket fuck- up. The biggest change was the introduction of the 1290 because it seemed there was a different kind of owner and the bikes are not as modified as much yet. Or they don’t have problems that need sorting out through a forum. But I still love my 990 and do a load of miles and ride all year round on it. I guess I also ride a lot on my Kawasaki H2 and spend more time on Triples forums now because they are still very active. I also have just bought a ‘99 Suzuki TLR1000 which is my new pet project so immersed in that new experience so have less time to be involved with this forum.

But I will always be a fan and keep on posting!
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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby Spike_africa » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:59 am

Forums in general are all slower then they used to be. The SD Facebook page I'm on is constantly active with members from all over. But they rarely have tech questions and when they do it's always linked to a post here on how to fix it lol.
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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby buddieb » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 am

I use this place all the time,but it’s nearly always a search,and I find my problems answer,so less interaction.
But I see the post rate decline, and it’s on all sites really,but the resource remains!
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Re: What’s happening to all the ktm forums?

Postby RichUK » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:16 am

I check in daily just to see if there's anything new.

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