Pretty happy with it, myself. Growth would be good, until we all start complaining about how much nicer it was when it was small. I know you guys are working on getting the word out. I think as the state threads get more content it'll become a huge resource.
I like how it is. There seems to be just enough new members and plenty of experienced members providing content. Keep up the good work. Growth will happen after any event where people have a good time.
The planning, trip reports, and after action reports are my go to reads. I do a whole lot more lurking than posting as I've spent the last 4 months organizing and coaching ladies lacrosse.
I'm already prepping my trip report for Moose on the Loose and hopefully will have a "small" after action report. I'll also be transferring some content on my trailer from another forum as I hope to spend some time modding that prior to Appalachian Rendezvous, and for a trip I am working on for Nova Scotia in '16.
Thanks for demonstrating what does NOT make American Adventurist a better community.
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I'd like to see the Vendor Marketplace moved to the top of the forum instead of the bottom. The vendors work hard to not only promote and grow the community of adventurers but also AAV itself. Having that section at the bottom of the forum causes it to be overlooked since so many of us are more focused on the items at the top of the board. Just my $.02 worth.
Ha! I never even noticed that option until seeing y'all post it here. I've always just gone straight to the Bonfire and then work my way down the main forum to each category to see if there's a sub-forum with a subject that looks interesting. That said, I'm curious how most people are actually using the forum. Maybe a subject for another thread.
Frank, I always hit "New Posts" and take it from there. I never browse through the topics on the forum main page. If any of the vendors post something new, I see it in new posts and click on it if I am interested.