When you see threads started and no comments for months, sometimes years it does make you question the value or benefit this forum contributes to Bunkered?
Frequently there are spam threads and inapropriate posts ignored by admin for weeks.
I asked about Bunkered prize winners being posted, worth looking at that thread to see if you think thats been taken with the same lethargic attitude endemic throughout the forum.
Time for a change? thats not for me to decide, only to comment on and encourage opinions or debate.
A forum can reap huge benefits to a golf magazine, just look at Golf Monthly’s forum or GolfWrx to see the income stream it can generate directly and indirectly.
Anyway, just my 2c’s worth and might fall on deaf ears as so many have in the past.
I’d say I’m certainly not getting any email updates on threads I’ve started or contributed to.
I was an enthusiastic user at the start and Bunkered did seem to be pushing it to get it up to a much used platform.
I’m guilty for not using it as much as i used to, but my access was limited by the free time I had for the last couple of years.
Also, some of the threads were just not if interest to me.
Would like to see it continue, but we shall see.
So how do you “spice it up”?
It’s very easy to be critical on the sidelines but in reality what can be done to increase participation? You mentioned two other forums. WRX for me is a great forum, maybe a bit too “American” but hey it is an American based forum. I think it’s brilliant for information and used by loads of very knowledgeable people and experts like Tom Wishon. Golf Monthly on the other hand is very repetitive and dominated by a few keyboard warriors.
Can Bunkered improve? Sure. They could offer opportunities through the forum, they could contribute to the content themselves, stimulate debate etc.
As a new member it’s easy to be critical but having had a browse it’s worrying how little traffic the forum generates.
Yes, agreed Daveboy67.
Like you I am a long term user of the forum and was heavily involved in trying to harness the enthusiasm for the boards initially.
It’s disappointing that these factors mentioned have impacted all of our ability to keep the lively debates going.
Even through the peaks of the tour seasons it’s been quiet in the run up to Majors etc.
Bit of a shame but maybe a re-think at PSP is needed to get the appetite back for it again.
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