To be brutally honest, my only criticism & it's just aimed to the membership as a whole ... there doesn't seem to be a lot of camaraderie amongst the members. Just one example, the best shot thread - everybody posts their best shot of the week, and its a rare thing for someone to respond - everyone just posts their shots for others to read, and that's it ... rarely see a "Heckuva shot Jim", "I know that hole Fred, fantastic shot", ""the way you cut that dogleg Rick, not sure I would have tried that", etc.
That's one of about three threads where we have always requested there not be any replies. Why? Because they get off-topic. "Great shot! How'd you play it?" turns into a technique discussion, for example.
What'd you Shoot Today?
What are you working on?
Best Shot of the Week?
Those threads are more just a way to post a significant thing.
Members with "My Swing" threads will often re-post particularly memorable rounds in their My Swing threads.
I realize that it's not your entire reason, but… three threads are kind of "no replies" threads on purpose.
That is not a "no reply" thread. :)
So… respond. Post something. You have the power to change this type of thing. I can't, as an administrator, "make" people be friendly and reply to things. :D
I'm not bashing the site by any means, as I spend more time here than any others - I like the layout of the site, and have learned a lot from the members ... and this is just an observation compared to other golf discussion boards, which seem to be a lot "friendlier", maybe "chummier" would be a better word, as there are plenty of friendly people here ... not sure how we as a group move in this direction, I would just like to see people take the time to respond to threads .
I think people could bookmark some of the links to pre-set searches in my signature and visit them from time to time.
Like a snowball rolling down a hill, it'll get larger and gain momentum. Just start the snowball rolling, @inthehole! :)
That's pretty much it, isn't it? A place to talk about golf, like you would with your buddies after a round.
Yeah, well, we're instructors by and large. Even before, when I wasn't an instructor, I realized that the equipment had far less to do with your ability to play and enjoy golf than your ability, the people you play with, the courses you play, etc.