Until 8 or 10 years ago kilt wearers’ preferred forum was Braveheart’s Kilt Forum, created around 2000 by WDP Bravehearts, a Californian lawyer, being also the man who invented the term “unbifiurcated” garments, meaning kilts and other skirted garments, if designed to be worn by men. It was a rebellion against the free stylers to whom a manly approach in skirted garments had no relevance, rather on the contrary.

Then, in 2004 X-Marks-The-Scot, a pure kilt forum was launched, and members seemed slowly to slope off and activity on the Bravehearts Forum declined.

During the last years my visits became rather rare, too, and every time I could see that it had only got worse since my last visit.

Did it get stuck in the middle of XMTS to the right and Skirt Forum to the left, the latter having years before being started by the late Tom Manuel as Tom’s Café?

Or is the main reason that it by design, compared to the other forums soon looked extremely old-fashioned with a non-optimal functionality? I tend to give the design the main reason.

Today I went there again. Since mid-April 2012 there has been no debating. And the very few contributions after that time have mostly been spam. So sad. I remember it as a really good forum.