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Title: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on October 05, 2018, 07:50:47 AM
Lately, it seems content contribution on this site has been in a sharp decline over the past few months. Many who used to post cooks no longer do so. Many familiar voices appear to have moved on.

So, I wanted to start a dialogue to check the pulse of the WKC.

Do you personally feel the WKC participation is declining? If so, why? What measures could be taken to reinvigorate the community?
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jules V. on October 05, 2018, 08:44:37 AM
I've noticed that also. Sharp decline seemed to have started at the middle of spring.  Much fewer new threads and comments. Seemed like they have moved on to FB as quite a few members are very active there.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 on October 05, 2018, 09:10:05 AM
I've noticed that also. Sharp decline seemed to have started at the middle of spring.  Much fewer new threads and comments. Seemed like they have moved on to FB as quite a few members are very active there.
+1

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 05, 2018, 09:11:23 AM
I do believe that a lot of people like the instant feel of Facebook pages, I am not one of them. I prefer this forum because the feeling of speaking with actual people feels more real to me. @Mike in Roseville participation does feel like it has declined. I truly enjoy this forum and the members here. not a lot of drama! great ideas and all the things we do here as a community. How to reinvigorate I don't have any ideas but I am willing to help do that.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: HoosierKettle on October 05, 2018, 09:23:53 AM
I donít do Facebook. This is a great community. Iíll still post away. Hopefully lots more cooks when work slows down.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 05, 2018, 09:26:45 AM
I donít do Facebook. This is a great community. Iíll still post away. Hopefully lots more cooks when work slows down.


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I gain inspiration from your cooks @HoosierKettle keep "em coming!  this community can regroup from a downturn let's do it
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jules V. on October 05, 2018, 09:51:19 AM
Another thing that I've noticed is that a lot of of new members join either to sell, gauge the value of their kettle or ask a specific question. Once they get their amswers, they never come back.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Kneab on October 05, 2018, 10:04:53 AM
I don't do Facebook either.
I too have noticed the lack of participation.
I haven't posted too many cooks myself  lately because they have been the same as a previous cook that I have posted, or I have not taken pictures or good enough pictures to post. I am cooking a five pound bacon wrapped meatloaf tomorrow. I will try to get some good pictures of it to post.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: randy on October 05, 2018, 10:32:27 AM
   


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Title: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jules V. on October 05, 2018, 10:59:55 AM
I don't do Facebook either.
I too have noticed the lack of participation.
I haven't posted too many cooks myself  lately because they have been the same as a previous cook that I have posted, or I have not taken pictures or good enough pictures to post. I am cooking a five pound bacon wrapped meatloaf tomorrow. I will try to get some good pictures of it to post.

I donít do Facebook. This is a great community. Iíll still post away. Hopefully lots more cooks when work slows down.
Starting a new thread is a start.  But if there's no responses/comments from other members, then  the thread is basically cut off. Consequently the person who started the thread will be less likely to  post a similar new thread in the future.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Firemunkee on October 05, 2018, 11:06:10 AM
Nice noticed that too when I realized it takes me less some to go through a day's worth of posts than it used to lol.

I don't have Facebook so I don't know what goes over there. I do love this community though!

I haven't been able to grill much for to the business of life. The times I do it is a quick late weekday grill where I'm just trying to get a simple dinner on the table. I do find value it posting simple cooks; it promotes community, shows that you don't need to be a super chef or have an amazing kettle on order to post something, but I just haven't take the time to do take pictures and share.

I also found myself with over 1000 posts in a matter of months and I didn't even realize it. I missed my 1000th post :( and I felt like most of my presence was just simple replies that didn't add much. There is value in that to, again promoting community and what not. I just for some reason decide to minimize what I post.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Firemunkee on October 05, 2018, 11:08:36 AM
I donít do Facebook. This is a great community. Iíll still post away. Hopefully lots more cooks when work slows down.


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I gain inspiration from your cooks @HoosierKettle keep "em coming!

@HoosierKettle as do I! Your cooks were a big reason I got a WSM! Too bad I've had it for months and haven't done a no-water-pan cook yet 😶
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Dc_smoke309 on October 05, 2018, 11:25:25 AM
I donít use Facebook. I have only been on this form for over a year or so. I love it I have gained tons of Info... I used to post a lot of pictures of my cooks and such . But would have maybe a reply or two. I stopped because it seemed like it wasnít very important .  Didnít want to clutter up the page with pictures of chicken legs lol. I truly think this place is awesome with a lot of awesome ppl. Maybe a way to ďspiceĒ it up . Just my thoughts .....


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 05, 2018, 11:31:40 AM
I donít use Facebook. I have only been on this form for over a year or so. I love it I have gained tons of Info... I used to post a lot of pictures of my cooks and such . But would have maybe a reply or two. I stopped because it seemed like it wasnít very important .  Didnít want to clutter up the page with pictures of chicken legs lol. I truly think this place is awesome with a lot of awesome ppl. Maybe a way to ďspiceĒ it up . Just my thoughts .....


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Add some new "spice" to your chicken legs and post away LOL @Dc_smoke309
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Troy on October 05, 2018, 11:34:55 AM
The site always feels slower when summer turns to fall and "bbq season" comes to an end.

This summer still had more topics and post replies than last summer, but not by much.

The organized leadership effort has been absent for most of this year and I take full responsibility for that.
My life is in a different place than it used to be and my priorities have changed.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: YardBurner on October 05, 2018, 11:58:00 AM
I hate FaceBook.

When the weather cools is when I really hit the cookers.
This year we've had so much rain it made it hard to plan. (no roof, YET)

The stick burner will be getting a workout this w/e with 4-6 butts for the freezer.

Though not a true "collector" we have a good variety of our own and really do love
seeing the rare and pristine array of kettles in the possession of members here.
@harris92 is in a special class of his own but @Rub is gaining ground.

I try and post as much as I can but not unless it contributes to the conversation.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Rub on October 05, 2018, 12:20:10 PM
My free time has been cut at least in half since August with my new teaching assignment and my parents needing more help. I do hit FB when I donít have time to do a quality post. I save those for here. This place will always be first for me. I retire next June and then yíall will be putting a limit on the number of posts I can make


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 05, 2018, 12:35:30 PM
My free time has been cut at least in half since August with my new teaching assignment and my parents needing more help. I do hit FB when I donít have time to do a quality post. I save those for here. This place will always be first for me. I retire next June and then yíall will be putting a limit on the number of posts I can make


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We may have to put a limit on how many grills you can collect down there in Weber Haven, FL
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jules V. on October 05, 2018, 12:37:22 PM

This place will always be first for me. I retire next June and then yíall will be putting a limit on the number of posts I can make



WKC need you. You need to retire now!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: mcgolden on October 05, 2018, 01:29:04 PM
While I appreciate the attempt to build on WKC membership through the Facebook group, I do feel it has started to cannibalize this forum. It was nice when there was one place to look for sales, cooking tips, to see peopleís cooks, etc. Iím also not big on Weber posts liberally peppered throughout my other Facebook content. No offense against the Facebook group, but I love this site and hope it remains strong.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: qrczak1 on October 05, 2018, 01:44:04 PM
I donít use Facebook. I have only been on this form for over a year or so. I love it I have gained tons of Info... I used to post a lot of pictures of my cooks and such . But would have maybe a reply or two. I stopped because it seemed like it wasnít very important .  Didnít want to clutter up the page with pictures of chicken legs lol. I truly think this place is awesome with a lot of awesome ppl. Maybe a way to ďspiceĒ it up . Just my thoughts .....


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+1 I also don't use Facebook at all. This forum is really a great place to be, to learn and to share!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: jp217p on October 05, 2018, 01:49:01 PM
I don't use Facebook, I use the WKC App. One of the few things I can use without having a Facebook account or Instagram account. I love this app, it's my go to social media fix. I love Weber and all things BBQ. This is a place I feel is perfect. It's the internet taylored to my liking.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: 56MPG on October 05, 2018, 03:42:56 PM
I don't have a FB account. Over time, I've noticed the Club become fractured geographically; Australia, Chicago, St Louis, SOCAL, etc. in no particular order. Lots of areas of the country and the globe are left out or left to themselves. Founding members rarely post anymore. Meetups happen, but it's tough to pull off and get people to come out. Plenty of members could contribute a lot more than they do, but its simpler to post a pic in the "No Explanation" thread than research an article, document a Restore or list every freakin' logo grill or color Weber ever made. Everyone has different priorities, strengths and bandwidth. Having said all that, I prefer a smaller group in general - always have. Even if we got down to 20 or 30 solid members (OK maybe 50) who keep the flame lit that would be fine with me, but I understand it would be tough to keep the lights on in this format. Members ebb and flow, some get the bug and find it to be a fun escape from the daily grind. Some may be waiting or direction or support - thinking there must be a whole gang of professionals driving all this. Some get turned off by bad behavior or misunderstanding. The reality is its just a bunch of goofy grill people messing around with old kettles. That's OK in my book. Let's see if we can make it to 10! I'll start working on the anniversary logo - four years may be just enough time.

Marty
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 05, 2018, 04:18:36 PM
Well spoken as always Marty

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: swamprb on October 05, 2018, 06:55:45 PM
Since Iím interested in and cooking on many different cookers, itís just easier to post on my Left Hand Smoke page and share to the various groups that pertain to whatever is going on.
On the other hand there are way too many Weber related Facebook pages that itís hard to keep up with all of them. That goes for WSM pages and modifications groups as well.
Iím pretty much a thread killer here


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: crowderjd on October 05, 2018, 07:12:50 PM
Iím as guilty as anyone...I admit itís easier to post on FB...I still love it here...itís a respite from all the politics and negativity of fb...big cook tomorrow...Iíll try to put together a good post on Sunday.  I want to see WKC live on. 
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: LiquidOcelot on October 05, 2018, 09:29:27 PM
I dont facebook, i instagram. But me personally have just been busy. I check in periodically but dont have much to contribute due to nothing really going on on my end.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Fire Starter on October 05, 2018, 09:48:48 PM
I feel a cook coming on


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: solidgoldstein on October 05, 2018, 11:25:15 PM
Iím newer to the group, but have learned tons in my couple months involved! Iíve also had a chance to interact with several Bay Area/Sacramento people. Mike, Matt, Sidney, and Jim have welcomed me to the local WKC chapter which has been great. I enjoy all that I see and try and learn something new about Weberís everyday. Keep it up everyone!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Kneab on October 06, 2018, 04:47:31 AM
I'm not sure what part of the app makes it difficult for the novice user. The only problem that I ever have with it is when I try to attach a picture to a pm it won't allow me too. I switch over to Tapatalk to do that.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: grant803 on October 06, 2018, 04:55:51 AM
Iíll have to admit that Iíve been doing the Facebook thing too much.  I will strive to participate more here.   I like this group and want it to stay around.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JDD on October 06, 2018, 07:53:42 AM
I haven't  posted at all lately. Why? I really don't know. Not posting on facebook either. Is my weberitis cured? I don't think so because I'm still lurking here and facebook, still searching CL, still using and loving my kettles. So what is it? For me I think it's just I feel I have nothing to contribute. We've all seen a million pics of ribs. How many times can I post pics of my kettles? It seems like every kettle related subject has already been covered pretty thoroughly. I would like to contribute more in the cooking section but my photography skills aren't very good and I'm usually too consumed with the cooking than taking pictures.  With that said, I still love it here and prefer here to facebook. I'm gonna do a prime rib tomorrow and will try to get a few pics.
Title: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Craig on October 06, 2018, 08:07:23 AM
To Mike in Roseville. You bring up a very valid point. That being said, message board members do have a ďlife cycleĒ and people do come and go and maybe come back too. I would love to see the WKC hit 10 years and it will.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: vwengguy on October 06, 2018, 08:26:11 AM
I still cook and post! ;-)
I would not worry so much about it.
Some people are slaves to the social media monster, and some just enjoy life for all it offers and they are satisfied.
That being said... Pulled Pork and French Fries today!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Troy on October 06, 2018, 08:26:25 AM
Thread cleaned up and ban issued.

Regardless of your passion for webers grills, it is NEVER acceptable to make personal attacks towards another member.

We are a community of kettle heads, not an alliance of ideals.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: vwengguy on October 06, 2018, 08:28:04 AM
Thank You @Troy


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Craig on October 06, 2018, 08:30:45 AM
Thank you, Troy!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Craig on October 06, 2018, 08:31:24 AM

I still cook and post! ;-)
I would not worry so much about it.
Some people are slaves to the social media monster, and some just enjoy life for all it offers and they are satisfied.
That being said... Pulled Pork and French Fries today!


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Looks good!!  Iím starving!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Lowbrass on October 06, 2018, 08:34:00 AM
Thank you Troy!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Kneab on October 06, 2018, 08:35:52 AM
Thanks for the cleanup Troy, but my bacon and sausage is gone too

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Craig on October 06, 2018, 08:35:58 AM

We are a community of kettle heads


I thought Kettle Heads banned a bunch of WKCírs including me.


J/k




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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Troy on October 06, 2018, 08:39:36 AM

We are a community of kettle heads


I thought Kettle Heads banned a bunch of WKCírs including me.


J/k




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Yeah they kicked me out too. Facebook drama is a different kind of drama.
More similar to high school.
WKC is real life where people don't fuck around with nonsense.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Craig on October 06, 2018, 08:40:29 AM


We are a community of kettle heads


I thought Kettle Heads banned a bunch of WKCírs including me.


J/k




GRAILS: 1950s era Black or Custom finish 22.5, 1978-1980 Blue 22 MBH, 1974-78 Lime 18.5 MBH

Yeah they kicked me out too. Facebook drama is a different kind of drama.
More similar to high school.
WKC is real life where people don't fuck around with nonsense.


Whole heartedly agree!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: WNC on October 06, 2018, 08:43:11 AM


I think a lot of good points have already been made about Facebook groups, repetitive cook posts, and just plain busy lives.
I think we need to remember that we are the WKC and that we make this community what it is. It's like Fight Club you decide your own level of involvement, and an ebb and flow is quite alright.
It's funny this came up because I was just thinking this morning, we haven't had a good ecook in awhile. I always liked having those and it seems like a fun way to keep people involved. Just my two cents.
I do appreciate this place and check in everyday, even if I don't comment as much as I used to. Plus it's been like a year that I've had a score! Going through withdrawals
Thanks everyone for being silly grill collectors/cookers


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Troy on October 06, 2018, 08:55:49 AM
Ecooks are great!
If someone wants to take the lead on it, I'm happy to enable and help however I can.

The WKC has always been run and lead by volunteer efforts.
Title: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: GrillGiant on October 06, 2018, 08:56:09 AM
I run the WKC GrillGiants Facebook group so, most of my time is spent there. Iíll do the best I can to post more in here and have been trying to do so lately. Iím not very savvy with technology so the Facebook interface is much easier for me to navigate and interact with. Also, I love the ability to instant message and video chat via messenger. With saying that, both Troy and myself have been absolutely swamped this year between work and running the sites, groups, meet-ups etc. You all couldnít imagine how much time is actually spent. So, Iíd like to thank brother Troy for making this all happen and even if your (his) contributions have been lighter this year, itís still an incredibly heavy load and I hope everyone knows this. Itís extremely difficult to juggle work life, family life, and ďhobbyĒ life while satisfying everyoneís needs and wants. I hope everyone here knows they are welcome to join us on Facebook, I know you all may not use it, but maybe give it a try! Itís a lot of fun, we do giveaways, and we currently have nearly 4400 members since April! Jump in, the waterís warm! Hope everyone is having a blessed Weber day! #GrillOn


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: HoosierKettle on October 06, 2018, 10:26:53 AM
Thanks Troy. I appreciate you brother.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Chuck Brichta on October 06, 2018, 10:27:44 AM
I think everyone is just busy. WKC need to be on fb every day,just to be out front.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Troy on October 06, 2018, 11:30:48 AM
Facebook is an entirely different breed of social platform. It's built around quick and easy engagements that go away within days.

I think FB communities are great for exposure and casual interactions, but the WKC forum is where the most hardcore will live and the most authoritative content will thrive.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: GrillGiant on October 06, 2018, 11:32:40 AM
Facebook is an entirely different breed of social platform. It's built around quick and easy engagements that go away within days.

I think FB communities are great for exposure and casual interactions, but the WKC forum is where the most hardcore will live and the most authoritative content will thrive.
Hey, Iím hard core! Lol love you brother check Polo


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 06, 2018, 11:47:26 AM
Facebook is an entirely different breed of social platform. It's built around quick and easy engagements that go away within days.

I think FB communities are great for exposure and casual interactions, but the WKC forum is where the most hardcore will live and the most authoritative content will thrive.
Well put !! and you used a big word too !! I agree 100%
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: GrillGiant on October 06, 2018, 11:48:55 AM
Thread cleaned up and ban issued.

Regardless of your passion for webers grills, it is NEVER acceptable to make personal attacks towards another member.

We are a community of kettle heads, not an alliance of ideals.
Well said brother!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jan M. on October 06, 2018, 12:01:51 PM

I still cook and post! ;-)
I would not worry so much about it.
Some people are slaves to the social media monster, and some just enjoy life for all it offers and they are satisfied.
That being said... Pulled Pork and French Fries today!


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100% agree!
Btw. I donít have a Facebook account!!


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: SteveMBH on October 06, 2018, 01:06:53 PM
Iíve been super busy and post when I can.  I have too many projects (not just grills) and too little time.

I check / read more than I post.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: bladz on October 06, 2018, 04:08:30 PM
This search forum alone is what sets this place apart from FB.  On what seems like slow days Iíll just search a subject which will lead to multiple other searches.  I really enjoy the early posts when the WKC was just starting out.
Thanks Troy. Great work.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Meatpolice on October 06, 2018, 04:36:12 PM
As a new member, this club is amazing. The grills our members have are second to none. FB is all BS look at me! And all of the questions are dumb AF. The FB asshole in me crossed over once and Troy stepped in and said ď stop being a dickĒ! I only have FB for marketplace in the hopes of finding more Weberís. I donít post many pictures of my grills because theyíre mostly new. I feel this club is built on older classic Weber Kettleís.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: jcnaz on October 06, 2018, 04:56:54 PM
I haven't been posting as much as I used to, but I am still here looking around pretty much every day.
 My kettle shed is FULL! I haven't been showing off anything new, and I am very happy with the eclectic collection of cookers that I have.
I keep cooking the same stuff, so it rarely occurs to me that I should take pictures.
I am in a dozen or so FB groups that are about Weber products or related items. I don't participate very often there either.
I do like to post links to WKC resources in answer to FB questions. Especially on Kettlehedz!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: kettlebb on October 06, 2018, 05:24:47 PM
Iím only here for a Chief, fuck the rest of it!


KIDDING!

Iíve learned a lot since joining in 2015 and Iím grateful for all the knowledge gained from all the experience this club has to offer.

Yeah my cooks are boring, Iím not a chef and plating up gorgeous plates like our chefs and thatís ok with me. Love seeing the product, just with a 3 and 1 year old and 40+ hours per week my focus is not the presentation.

It kind of pisses me off to see someone join, ask about the value then see the grill show up on the bay or down south but I get over it quickly.

I try to be respectful, humble, and helpful the best I can. Iíve given grills away, I like seeing people get what they are looking for and that Karma has come full circle.

WKC is where itís at, fuck Facebook. That is just a market place for me.

Viva la WKC


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Charcoal_Guerrilla on October 06, 2018, 06:24:40 PM
Iím still here. Watching, learning, sharing and damn proud of this group. Currently touring in the USA (just got in to Chicago from New Hampshire leaf peeping). Next stop Memphis for the Q. Any and all recommendations greatly appreciated. Then on to Washington DC (even got on a White House tour). Much respect to all.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Meatpolice on October 06, 2018, 06:38:41 PM
FB tonight
 



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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: sunlitcowboy on October 06, 2018, 07:26:51 PM
Could very be. Maybe what used to be fresh and exciting has become old. Maybe other venues should be explored

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Cellar2ful on October 07, 2018, 09:06:59 AM

This is why the WKC Forum will survive.   



Iím still searching for a Coppermist MT, so if anyone has a spare one to get rid of please let me know.

Dennis


@bladz

.........I have the goods to complete this & it's yours....
Down side is it has to wait for a few weeks as I'm so overloaded @ work I can't even hardly breathe!!

It's a brownie / copper mist in semi-rough shape, "D" (Demo) stamp, all pieces except for the therm in the lid......

.....Happy 8th !!!


Oh my!  Just looked at my phone and canít believe what Iím reading!  Thanks so much @1buckie, Ken!  I just read your pm and Iím still in shock!  This group is the best!

Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 07, 2018, 09:31:31 AM

This is why the WKC Forum will survive.   



Iím still searching for a Coppermist MT, so if anyone has a spare one to get rid of please let me know.

Dennis


@bladz

.........I have the goods to complete this & it's yours....
Down side is it has to wait for a few weeks as I'm so overloaded @ work I can't even hardly breathe!!

It's a brownie / copper mist in semi-rough shape, "D" (Demo) stamp, all pieces except for the therm in the lid......

.....Happy 8th !!!


Oh my!  Just looked at my phone and canít believe what Iím reading!  Thanks so much @1buckie, Ken!  I just read your pm and Iím still in shock!  This group is the best!

I agree 110%
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 on October 07, 2018, 02:33:00 PM

This is why the WKC Forum will survive.   



Iím still searching for a Coppermist MT, so if anyone has a spare one to get rid of please let me know.

Dennis


@bladz

.........I have the goods to complete this & it's yours....
Down side is it has to wait for a few weeks as I'm so overloaded @ work I can't even hardly breathe!!

It's a brownie / copper mist in semi-rough shape, "D" (Demo) stamp, all pieces except for the therm in the lid......

.....Happy 8th !!!


Oh my!  Just looked at my phone and canít believe what Iím reading!  Thanks so much @1buckie, Ken!  I just read your pm and Iím still in shock!  This group is the best!

I agree 110%
+1 ... lemme check but I believe I have a thermometer and shroud for you as well!

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Title: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Schaefd2 on October 07, 2018, 03:54:06 PM
I didnít get to read through all 7 pages, but Iíll say my participation here has declined due to football season. I coach middle School football so 6 days a week, Iím doing that and when Iím not, Iím with my family.

Also, ALL of my grilling posts are out here. I donít post anything grill related there as those people donít understand my Weberitis like you guys and gals do.

That being said, I have a good post to put out there. Iíll go do that now.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: RumBar on October 08, 2018, 04:15:44 PM
Iím still here visiting multiple times a day but I rarely post pics of my cooks anymore because they are usually the same old cooks Iíve done for a while now and when I do grill up something new and exciting I forget to take the dang pictures. I donít Facebook or any other media, just watching what happens here.  I think even though I have all seen the same pork ribs hundreds of times I still feel inspired to fire up the grill and hone the skills I have due to those same old pork ribs. My nemesis this summer has been beef short ribs (Dino Bones) trying to perfect them, sometimes doing them multiple weekends in a row but only because of the inspiration found here.
I donít collect as much as I used to as I ran out of room but I did find a nice red head yesterday. So I guess I just need to pull out my camera, post some pics and hope I inspire someone else to light a fire.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: XRichard23 on October 09, 2018, 07:39:20 PM
Iím fairly new and didnít really post much before, but Iíve really kinda disappeared from this place lately. As someone said earlier, I also have a 3 and 1 year old so time has been scarce.  But I did just score a brand new in box 18Ē WSM and a brand new in box 26Ē kettle in consecutive weekends for half price each! Iíve really wanted both of those for a while now, so Iím pretty stoked for that.  Iíll check in more for sure.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Lightning on October 10, 2018, 08:45:12 AM
Time being scarce has been a problem for me too.  I've been swamped with work and a bunch of other stuff plus we've had several bouts of rainy weather here so I've been eating out more from being away from home, not cooking anything of note, or been rained out and not firing anything up outdoors.  My participation level unfortunately reflects that.  Hopefully things will settle down and change for the better once I'm off the midnight shift rotation that's coming up.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: captjoe06 on October 12, 2018, 08:36:09 AM
Facebook serves it's purpose but will never replace the archive of information and ease of access through searches available here.

The searchable archive of posts here is incredible. 

Thanks to the mods for putting in the work to keep it going.

Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: XRichard23 on October 12, 2018, 11:06:38 PM

Facebook serves it's purpose but will never replace the archive of information and ease of access through searches available here.

The searchable archive of posts here is incredible. 

Thanks to the mods for putting in the work to keep it going.

Much appreciated.
Agreed. The searchable content found here is amazing


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Speedster on October 13, 2018, 10:26:31 AM
I agree decline for sure, funny how I have said to myself the same thing.
I would post cooks or comments and no action from anyone. It kinda seems like a popularity contest or high school like if your clicked up with the cool crowd. Just seems like a hand full of peeps remain active and comment on each otherís post. I would always see my boy Darko when I initially joined and now is MIA hope heís alright. 
I STILL LOGG IN and check but it seems like the same old boring posts or same old questions. Sometimes Iíll get lucky and see something cool or some people like to just post and show off their unique kettles and kinda brag about it. But anyway maybe Iím just hating!



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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Jules V. on October 13, 2018, 10:55:31 AM
I agree decline for sure, funny how I have said to myself the same thing.
I would post cooks or comments and no action from anyone. It kinda seems like a popularity contest or high school like if your clicked up with the cool crowd. Just seems like a hand full of peeps remain active and comment on each otherís post. I would always see my boy Darko when I initially joined and now is MIA hope heís alright. 
I STILL LOGG IN and check but it seems like the same old boring posts or same old questions. Sometimes Iíll get lucky and see something cool or some people like to just post and show off their unique kettles and kinda brag about it. But anyway maybe Iím just hating!

Not going into specifics but you definitely have a valid point.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: HoosierKettle on October 14, 2018, 08:54:11 AM
Sometimes the forum is busy enough that some posts and comments go unnoticed. Thatís ok and do not get discouraged. Iíve had several posts with no replies and several with. I donít think it has anything to do with a popularity contest. Just the natural ebb and flow of the forum from time to time.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: HoosierKettle on October 14, 2018, 08:59:08 AM
Also just because a post or comment gets no reply does not mean it was not read or impactful to someone.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on October 14, 2018, 09:42:09 AM
I agree with you @hoosierkettle, take this thread for example over 2000 views and now 75 replies

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Scott Zee on November 01, 2018, 05:28:54 AM
So I missed this thread and have to say I'm guilty of not so many posts recently. Lots of personal stuff going on as well as the FB group. I'm certainly going to try and be more active here in the forums. This is where the "REAL" Weber heads are. I've made some great friends here and would hate to see this forum turn into a ghost town. I realize people like the instant responses that FB and other social pages offer but people on those groups come and go. IMO this is the "Must go" for all things to be Weber kettle related. Thanks to all the awesome members here near and far.

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: fat-boy on November 01, 2018, 10:20:53 AM

We are a community of kettle heads


I thought Kettle Heads banned a bunch of WKCírs including me.


J/k




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Yeah they kicked me out too. Facebook drama is a different kind of drama.
More similar to high school.
WKC is real life where people don't fuck around with nonsense.
I banned myself from Kettleheads!🤣

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Brain_STL on November 04, 2018, 08:30:07 PM

So I missed this thread and have to say I'm guilty of not so many posts recently. Lots of personal stuff going on as well as the FB group. I'm certainly going to try and be more active here in the forums. This is where the "REAL" Weber heads are. I've made some great friends here and would hate to see this forum turn into a ghost town. I realize people like the instant responses that FB and other social pages offer but people on those groups come and go. IMO this is the "Must go" for all things to be Weber kettle related. Thanks to all the awesome members here near and far.

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I must concur.  Itís been a busy fall in that my recently emptied nest has just welcomed my mom into the household. Then, we are now in the middle of buying a new house (that has in-law quarters) that wasnít expected, but is a one in a million find for the price on 3 acres. My heart is here on the forum, no Facebook for me, but life has seriously got in the way of my postings.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Transit98 on November 05, 2018, 05:34:15 PM
Whatís an e cook? Sounds cool / asking for a friend


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on November 06, 2018, 03:51:32 AM
Whatís an e cook? Sounds cool / asking for a friend


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check this thread out @Transit98 it was fun

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/meetups-events/may-burger-e-cook-entries/msg292936/#msg292936
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: MacEggs on November 06, 2018, 08:19:48 AM
 
This particular e-cook can only be described as... Epic!

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/meetups-events/ecook-(day-of)-discussion-thread-sunday-september-7th-2014-(photo-heavy)/
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Heyjude on November 12, 2018, 08:28:22 PM
I miss the old days..
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Darko on November 16, 2018, 06:20:40 PM
I agree decline for sure, funny how I have said to myself the same thing.
I would post cooks or comments and no action from anyone. It kinda seems like a popularity contest or high school like if your clicked up with the cool crowd. Just seems like a hand full of peeps remain active and comment on each otherís post. I would always see my boy Darko when I initially joined and now is MIA hope heís alright. 
I STILL LOGG IN and check but it seems like the same old boring posts or same old questions. Sometimes Iíll get lucky and see something cool or some people like to just post and show off their unique kettles and kinda brag about it. But anyway maybe Iím just hating!



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I'm still here. I still check in every few days. 

I haven't posted as much as I used to just because I buggered up my right hand back in May. Recovery has been too damn slow, so I haven't been very active, but I'm still here.

If it makes you feel any better, I got a "boner" just because you missed me!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) :o :o :o

Darko is BAAAACK!!!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Cellar2ful on November 16, 2018, 06:42:55 PM

If it makes you feel any better, I got a "boner" just because you missed me!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) :o :o :o

Darko is BAAAACK!!!


That's the Darko we all love and missed.  Welcome back you old codger.
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Darko on November 16, 2018, 06:54:02 PM
Thank you so much! I hope all you folks love me as much as I love myself!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: JEBIV on November 17, 2018, 04:45:14 AM
Ah the wit and wisdom from Darko we all love

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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: SmokenJoe on December 02, 2018, 04:40:17 PM
Sometimes, just sometimes, life gets in the way of passion-for-kettle-cooking.  I too have been overcome by my non-kettle activities lately.  Of course, I never use all the kettles I collected found so nothing to really share.

Hmmmm, did you hear the one about   ...   Oh well, I do love this site and I'd never not join in from time to time.  Just NEVER on FB.

SJ
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: 1buckie on January 24, 2019, 10:15:04 AM

This is why the WKC Forum will survive.   



Iím still searching for a Coppermist MT, so if anyone has a spare one to get rid of please let me know.

Dennis


@bladz

.........I have the goods to complete this & it's yours....
Down side is it has to wait for a few weeks as I'm so overloaded @ work I can't even hardly breathe!!

It's a brownie / copper mist in semi-rough shape, "D" (Demo) stamp, all pieces except for the therm in the lid......

.....Happy 8th !!!


Oh my!  Just looked at my phone and canít believe what Iím reading!  Thanks so much @1buckie, Ken!  I just read your pm and Iím still in shock!  This group is the best!

I agree 110%

....and....all of that was accomplished without a computer....just the wife's iPad.......

Main reason I haven't been here is my rig blew up awhile back & other items have had to take precedence........

....coming soon, to a WKC forum post..... 1buckie..... 8)
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: bladz on January 24, 2019, 06:19:45 PM
Great news Ken. Welcome back.


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Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: EricD on January 30, 2019, 08:19:40 AM
I think I'm one of the guilty ones that haven't been around.   Not that was a daily poster or anything but just haven't been around.   I actually had some spare time today and thought I'd pop in and lurk when I found this thread.
No particular reason for not coming around.   I hate FB, I do have an account but use it only to see my grandkids.  I have been checking in on the BBQ Brethren site more, but again no particular reason.
I do enjoy this forum too.   
I think now that I don't really consider myself a newbie anymore, I have less questions so no need to post.....  Then when someone asks for advise, I feel there are still more experienced cooks here that can answer better than I can so I don't reply to them.  It's also winter and I don't cook much outside when it gets cold.   I used to, but as I age I've realized the cold sucks!
Title: Re: Decline in WKC Participation: Thought's and Suggestions?
Post by: Red_5_Wrangler on February 05, 2019, 01:39:47 PM
I am new here so take that with a cup of salt... i find it alot to navigate to the different pages then topics then threads . Its great for deep research but a what's new today page would be great.

I pass on facebook but am a big fan of Instagram. It takes basically any image. I have to either lower my phone resolution or screen shot my own pics. This is fine for big projects and restores but if I just want to post my cook or a quick pic I am going to do it on Instagram for now.

In short this is like submitting a paper for peer review...insta or FB are more like a bulletin board. I will get settled in and maybe it will change.

That concludes my Ted Talk
Red5