Originally Posted by RKamperRV
iRV2 is still a kickin' website with lots of activity. Hopefully Andy and Janet can provide the attention to this site that CrossRoads has not provided...and hopefully they won't disrupt the close-knit feel we have here...and maybe they'll provide a chat room for us!
Rick, nice to see you here. We plan to give this site the TLC it deserves. I founded my first forum 12 years ago. Janet and I work with forums all day everyday, so we have a solid understanding of how to foster online communities. As for the homey feel and close knit vibe, it's really up to all the members to help keep the ambiance the same. In the case of iRV2, it's a MUCH larger community and experienced a huge amount of growth in the past 5 years so the influx of a lot of new people meant there were more people and their perspectives added to the discussions and thus, to some, it's not the same little site it used to be. That being said, I do have to give the team on iRV2 a lot of credit, we no longer have the bickering between owners of different brands and all the negative posts about the Workhorse issues. Each section of iRV2 is held accountable to the same set of rules, which has helped us provide a more consistent experience for our members (vs different rules for each brand before). I think it's working, iRV2 is on it's way to being the largest RV Forum on the internet but it's still going to take us a few years to surpass RV.net.
Our plan for Crossroads is to build a team of mods from the members. It's imperative that the community is led by it's passionate members. We address each issue individually and always discuss them as a team. This empowers the members to steer the direction of the community and has been a winning formula over the years. We'll start this process shortly after the software conversion process which will happen within the next week or two.