The question comes up every now and then so maybe it’s time to ask the rest of you. Does anyone have any input about having a TSA Knives forum available?
Back when I started this blog, my original intent was to have a place to post information from GEC, my personal opinions about GEC knives, an occasional review, photo’s etc. I really didn’t anticipate a lot of things that have occurred as a result of the blog! Specifically, I didn’t think as many people would respond to the blog as viewers or respondents. This brings with it some issues.
While I’ll admit to only rarely visiting other forums, there are definite advantages over a simple blog. Nothing new probably to those of you that spend time reading and participating on them.
One of the main issues I come across is that it’s difficult to post pictures on the blog. Threads aren’t always easy to follow. Until you get comfortable or familiar with the advanced search feature, finding an old article can be frustrating. Opening new topics, etc, etc appear to be much more user friendly on the forums. AND, there are other things that I’d like to do that aren’t easily accomplished on the blog format. (In fact I’ve even considered purchasing software to handle auctions…. not gonna happen for security reasons)
IF, I were to open a forum, I’m not sure if I would continue the blog or use an area of the forum for my personal soapbox. The main purpose of a forum would be to allow/encourage more interaction and turn over more control of the discussion to all of you. Or are there enough outlets already?????