Originally Posted by VIce
There's this one 'car' forum I frequent that this reminds me of. Everybody there joined the forum in their teens about a decade ago - it has basically no new membership. Its sort of like a bridge club now; nobody cares about the cards anymore, its just where you go to find your friends. People get made fun of now for talking about cars, even though nominally that's all the site is about.
I can only assume that you are facetiously speaking of beyond - if so, you're kind of way off base - yeah, it's a web site/forum that was started by a group of auto enthusiasts a number of years ago while in their teens, probably 20 years ago going by the ages of the original group but it constantly has new members joining and many of the more active members are certainly not of the original teen-aged gang.
Now I could be off on what you're trying to say but never the less, the original post in this thread appeared to have been made with the hopes of finding projects, development and urban issues beyond what's found here on Calgary SSP and I would say in my experience on the mentioned forums in this thread outside of Calgary SSP, you won't find a more willing audience to engage. Try it out, post up something you might want to see a discussion develop about and see where it goes - some of the members there certainly won't engage you on project, development and urban issues but many will. Certainly transit, cycling and many urban issues are debated quite heavily over there - project stuff less so but one never knows if they don't try, eh.