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  1. Dave.0

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    It's Dragon week so all the MINI forums sloooooow.

    Sorry we will all be back next week and telling stories and sharing pictures of things that happened. Well maybe we won't tell you everything. :devil::ihih::devil:

    FYI~ Wifi is so slow here it makes AOL in the 90's look fast.:lol::eek:
     
  2. Metalman

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    I'm here.....
    But I'm making metal stuff....:D
     
  3. Nathan

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    I understand fully why you might think there is almost no one posting. Last week was MINIs on the Dragon and a lot of more prolific folks were there. Internet access pretty much sucks out in the woods of NC. That and we are running around driving, attending parties and in general having loads of fun.

    There is also the 90-9-1 principle, also known as the 1% rule.

    In Internet culture, the 1% rule or the 90–9–1 principle (sometimes also presented as 89:10:1 ratio) reflects a hypothesis that more people will lurk in a virtual community than will participate. This term is often used to refer to participation inequality in the context of the Internet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)

    With just about 7600 members that means that 76 will post the most. Now that MOTD 2013 is in the history books over the next few days you will see traffic pick up on the site.

    Activity breeds activity, the more people post the more others will post too.
     
  4. Crashton

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    Won't be long before folks moan about the post whores. :postcount
     
  5. Crashton

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    Hello from Tellico Plains. Thanks for holding down the fort. ;)
     
  6. Zapski

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    I just lurk for the most part.

    Watching.... always..... watching....
     
  7. Gil-galad

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    Me too...

    ...vicariously participating in MOTD from afar, thanks to the occasional bread crumbs in the Adventure thread. :drool
     
  8. Crashton

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    We're back!!! :D Hey buttonbag what have you been doing? Nice to know we were missed by you. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  9. CHKMINI

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    They are out there.....and I'm lovin' every minute of it, Jerry:biggrin5:
     
  10. Zapski

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    The OP also just joined last month. ;) :p I can imagine being surprised when a community suddenly gets eaten by a Dragon. :)
     
  11. buttonbag

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    Ha Ha! Thanks for not making me feel like I'm the only one, I guess lurking is ok too as long as people are still here.
     
  12. Minidave

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    The OP has 22 posts so far, almost everyone who answered has post counts in the thousands.

    If you want participation, start some threads, reply to some threads, put up some pics - IOW, do something beside complain that there's no participation.

    Just my 2c

    A lot of the main participants here are at the Dragon this weekend, too......
     
  13. rum4

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    You are right Crashton, we are back!!
     
  14. Minidave

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    True enough, but I'm always surprised when people complain that there's nothing to respond to......why not start something to talk about instead of complaining?

    I guess the OP did that, in a way......
     
  15. eMINIparts

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    Sorry Minidave we just missed you guys......
     
  16. Minidave

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    awwwwwww........:blush2: :wink:
     
  17. papa-j

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    Hmmmm... 34 posts and OP is back at post #6. Perhaps slow down the posting and see if its just a Chicago thing.

    Scaring the newb off perhaps with the MINI zealotry?

    Friendly yes, but Dragon may not be the be all end all that is in this world.....:idea:
     
  18. CHKMINI

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    Ah yes....the Triple Nickel...The Salamander....those of us living in Ohio know this road and others like it that are great drives!
     
  19. Thx1158

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    I'm sure I'd be noticed in my Jeep Rubicon....LOL. Right now we are looking at a May 12th Delivery but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for maybe later today. Fuel is killing me.....I love the jeep but based on my commute....and my history with imports (MGB, Triumphs, VW and a series of Civic SI's) the Mini just spoke to me...
     
  20. eMINIparts

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    I thought I was the only one who felt that way....It's good to know I am not alone