As you will know if you are a club member I retired from the club committee at todays AGM along with my position as Webmaster and Admin of the clubs forum so this is my last post as Admin, I would just like to say goodbye and to thank the members of this forum for there help and support over the years, no doubt I will come on the forum from time to time. I wish you all the very best for the future and hope you all continue to enjoy your Standard Cars and the help and advice freely given on this forum. Best Wishes Richard Ex-Admin
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2019 18:56:45 GMT 1 by webmaster
1947 Standard Flying Eight 4/8A Saloon Purchased by my father in 1953. 1935 Standard 12 delux
Richard has done a fantastic job in maintaining and moderating the open forum for members and non members alike so that discussions about restorations, problems which need solving, ideas and news can all be aired and shared in a fair and well mannered way.
My, hopefully positively received, observation on this is that I must agree with E Opts comment that the forum does not appear to be very buoyant, and in my >900 post involvement, it seems that some of the once-regular contributors are no longer as active as they were. Is anyone asking why - at a time when some forums appear to be well supported sources of exchanged information.
It is therefore with some interest that I notice that some comparatively new forum members are now praising Richard’s efforts in terms of the forum, despite apparently not having had much, if any previous experience of it. The assumption must be that Richard is known to them and it’s this that they are acknowledging. Good, but let’s hope their contributions on the forum will now continue in a higher degree of activity - their active support and contribution are certainly needed.
I too applaud Richard’s efforts, but in my opinion (and I believe in the opinion of others) the forum can/could have been, improved.For example, I suggested -with support- that the total forum content be made visible to all, yet restricting the response/ comments facility to registered forum members only. Richard was very much against this, yet I could not understand any of the reasoning behind the refusal to consider this as a progressive move, and could only conclude that (understandably?) it was his ball and he was not playing. OK, end of story at that time, but if indeed this forum is at a cross roads, then I think I it would be a progressive move to actively seek constructive comments from contributors - which would hopefully give it the best chance of developing.
I too would like to wish Richard well in his retirement.