- Oct 11, 2013
The sad part is, we've all heard this exact story. "I'm around, I just don't post". Well then, it's not really participation then, is it? Think about it this way. Two of the main threads on this section (among many!) are the "Let's Talk GEC" and "What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?" threads. Simply put, if someone simply jumped in, started asking questions, maybe sharing some of the knives they own, that would grow participation, and people would start seeing you around, and remembering you and you become one of the Porch Regulars. You order a knife, no one bats an eye.Sadly, yes. And furthermore, to circle back and connect some other dots here, I would add that I have read your entire Lambsfoot thread, and I try to keep current with new postings, but I have never posted a single comment there myself. Because I don't have any joyous examples to share and I don't wish to speak up just to gripe about the one example I do have. So I lurk and I learn and I drool over some of the beautiful pieces of cutlery on display. The point being, I think there are probably a lot of folks like myself who read here a lot and speak a little. I completely understand that flipping is a problem and that there must be some type of minimum qualification for the forum knife. But it would be wrong to assume that everyone with a low post count here is a greedy scammer with no actual interest in this community.