Wisconsin Sportbikes gone
well, you know the story there...
WiRiders.com is a locally owned\ran forum. It isn't 'free' to run a board. It's $200-$300 a year and if no one donates, then its just a labor of love for the sport & the people. Sites that got super-popular got bought out by motorcycle.com and then the ADs started...and the business model of: pay-to-turn-off-the-ads just got ridiculous.
I see the same 'complaints' of site traffic\conversationposts etc...but the very same people that complain, COULD BE CONTRIBUTING to the site! They could be building content and activity - which will encourage more posting by more people...etc
Win - Win !
I had considered buying this site, knowing all of the content & good people in here. But, I'm busing enough doing other stuff.
I applaud biketographer for jumping in and I've tried to help with some posts...