In fact, those that know nothing sometimes contribute the most just by asking the questions that otherwise wouldn't get answered.
Once they get past the stigma that asking what they deem may be a "dumb" question on a public forum it truly is beneficial for many others and they usually enjoy their time on the boards.
As the saying goes there are no dumb questions. Everybody starts somewhere with their own ideas and perceptions of coyote hunting.
On some forums new members are verbally attacked for asking novice questions. That's not the case on this forum. In fact it's not tolerated.
The spring and summer months have always been particularly slow on the boards though. Once the cool weather rolls around again interest picks up for the upcoming season.
I view the forum posts as articles. Some lengthy and detailed, some short and fairly vague, and some have many contributing authors to a single article. All are UGC (user generated content), creating an entire volume of knowledge, tactics, and techniques.
And as you mention Mitch, if a member wants to talk about anything else we have forums for those conversations as well. Most of us are not only geared towards coyote hunting as we enjoy many aspects of the outdoors.
In fact here's a couple of my passions that don't even involve hunting.
I pack 30 to 40 pounds of gear on my bicycle, pedal anywhere from 10 to 60 miles, and do some camping and fishing for a couple days, then power my butt home via leg power. My mini vacations.
Creating rustic furniture for my cabin is another.
I cut the trees from my property, mill the logs with a friend, and build what I need. It's usually my winter activity to break the monotony.
I've been restoring my cabin to what I consider a more authentic cabin for years now. Log furniture, furs on the walls, traps, lanterns, fish mounts, antlers, etc.
One of the perks of being a bachelor
What you do in the dark will someday come to light.