From my experience people only go int technical threads looking for an answer no one gives their time up to go searching to give an answer,
If that was the case, there wouldn't be any answers. We have quite a few members including myself that do browse through the forums looking to see if they can help. I could name quite a few.
Your thread was moved for a very good reason, one of them being that I know that particular section is checked by certain members that may be in a position to help browse that section regularly.
if we had more general specific model forums IE Landyzone and freelancer, defender, disco forums etc them anyone going in there to post or generally looking at their interested forum / specific vehicle forum will be mor inclined to answer all and any questions they can.
From my experience of those forums, they are very cliquish and a free-for all with members flaming and insulting each other. One of the favourite reply in some other forums is 'do a search'. You will not see a lot of that behaviour here. Our members will help if they can and will spend their time to explain themselves in plain English. As I have said to other members, this is not a Land Rover forum.
I've asked several questions in the technical d22 forum with scattered results for what should be easily answered questions for anyone in the know (obv no I or I wouldn't be asking) so either I'm right or the user base for this forum has very very small numbers..
I think you are correct about the amount of active members, and the number of members with D22s will be dwindling so you will find yourself waiting longer for answers than say someone with a D40. As for the way the forum is laid out, it has evolved to the present state since 2006. The layout suits most and works fine, I cannot see any changes to suit one (new) member in anytime soon.
I also don't grasp why someone thought it prudent to move a reply I made to my own moved thread and turn it into its own thread with a changed title? I think that's taking a mods privileges too far.
Not at all, this is a completely separate conversation from the thread it was moved from, in fact these posts are completely 'off topic' and non technical at all.
At the end of the day, the moderators function is to help the forum run efficiently to help the membership as a whole.