Too many forums?

Robert-Jan Broer
September 11, 2006
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Too many forums?

Last month, I posted about the available Rolex Forums (and there are probably even more) and it got me thinking. Even though I see some people post on just about every forum of a certain brand, it is almost impossible to get a good overview on interesting subjects on all those forums. I wish there is someone who can write a good application that scans all forums of your interest on subjects of your interest. Like all those on line auction site scanners. My programming skills are stuck at simple C++ and Pascal lines of code and the principles of developing software, but perhaps there is a smart programmer who is also into watches who can much such a tool. It should be like a RSS-reader.

Anyway, I am a bit lost¬?with all those forums. I moderate the Rolex Forum over at WatchUseek and I regulary check R-L-X, RolexForum.nl, The Purists, Paneristi and TimeZone. I am not very active on each of them anymore, because that would be too time consuming. And as you can see, I am not even talking about all those sub-forums at the large watch portals like WatchUseek and TZ. I remember that I invited Chuck Maddox¬?to come over at the Omega Forum at WatchUseek to get involved in some discussions. I was moderator of that forum at the time, before I jumped over to the Rolex Forum.¬?Chuck wrote me that it would be impossible for him to write decent replies and postings on yet another Omega forum. He was/is right. Maybe it is best to just focus on the forum you feel connected with most and just stick to posting in that particular forum. At least it would probably the best thing to do regarding the quality of the posting or reply.

We need that application.

Update: Thanks Karel 🙂

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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