New members being allowed to contribute

Posted by: Harland

New members being allowed to contribute - 08/06/16 08:53 PM

A message for Sherpa.

I know why you stopped new members being allowed to post messages however every time I look on your website there are always a considerable number of people looking at posts but few new messages. Over time I guess that there will be less people posting and the boards will become out of date and of little value.

You will obviously have a good idea whether the message boards do bring you additional customers, however perhaps as a start to allowing more to contribute you could allow customers who have booked with you to post questions or comments.
Posted by: K

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 22/06/16 04:55 AM

I agree wholeheartedly with Harland. I used to visit regularly and post occasionally, but in the last couple of years I've gotten out of the habit since there have been so few threads/posts.

It would be lovely to have this forum revive again!

Ken
Posted by: john57r

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 03/08/16 11:05 PM

It is nice to have a few posting options and this board was my first and has a nice feel about it. Would be good if it was a bit busier
john
Posted by: DodgeyKnee

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 08/08/16 04:44 PM

I agree.

When I was planning my C2C, this was a real source of useful information.

As there's now no new members this will only decline.

Shame.

Mike
Posted by: john57r

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 14/09/16 09:16 PM

Any more thoughts Sherpa?
This is a nice forum.....
Posted by: Harland

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 18/10/18 12:08 PM


Latest from Sherpa on 19/6/2017:-

"Sorry but we cant update permissions for new users at present.
We are getting the following message and cant access the user database.
Hack attempt logged or corrupt member file found with extra fields [15 total for UserName Xoifhoqz ]
Hope to resolve the problem soon."

A shame, this was also my first website that I looked at and it was very helpful when thinking about my first LDP. Without the ability of new people to ask questions it must be of less value nowadays to both these individuals and to Sherpa.
Posted by: Slogger

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 10/11/18 04:09 PM

Yeah, it's a shame but there were several issues with hackers etc, also mischievous posters having their bit of wierd fun.
Some doubtfull claims too - Cotswold Way, 65 hour C2C.
Wasn't it strange how Sgt James dissapeared the same time as Slowcoach, not thast I was surprised.
Posted by: DodgeyKnee

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 11/10/19 03:44 PM

Blimey, your all still here!

Marvellous!

Any news on the Forum?

Mike
Posted by: Harland

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 11/10/19 05:13 PM

I always look in anticipation of someone requiring help, not that I am an expert bit I have walked a lot of LDPs. Not heard anything about the forum, I guess that keeping hackers out just wasn't worth the effort.
Posted by: DodgeyKnee

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 13/10/19 12:33 PM

My Son and I didn't do the Pennine Way in the end last year, but it looks like it may be on the cards this year.

My thoughts then turned to the 'most helpful' web sources, and so naturally I came here.

Last year we did the Pennine Cycleway instead.

Mike
Posted by: Harland

Re: New members being allowed to contribute - 13/10/19 07:06 PM

I have thought about a cycling a long distance trip but as I don't use my bike from one year to the next it would take quite a time to get cycle fit. I did a triathlon 4/5 years ago and the cycling was horrendous, I didn't realise the different muscles that cycling needed! Having looked at the Pennine Cycleway perhaps I will think about getting fit although cycling Land's End to John o'Groats would be my ambition having already walked it. To other people that read this message if you are able to send a private message then I'll try and help with any questions about the LDPs that I have walked.