Forum-driven Design: An Era?
It seems that there was a time a few years back when this forum was ripe with new apparatus that was specified through inspiration from these boards. RFDACM02, MG3610, myself and others spent a lot of time on here and finally came back with a built apparatus that was, in part, the product of the refinement of ideas by many minds on FH.com.
As I browse the Apparatus Innovation section here, I am not picking up on a continuation of this trend. Was that an era that is now past, and if so, what's the reason for that? Is it the lack of people seeking out the ideas, the lack of ideas being shared, some combination of both, or something else entirely? I've noticed that some old-time posters here have started Facebook pages and blogs to discuss engine and ladder company operations and the like, which is good stuff. Have we all shifted our attention to other places?