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#301600 - 05/07/23 02:32 PM This Place Is a Ghost Town
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2950
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I'm curious as to why forums like this one have been less active as of late. I recall when this forum was bustling with lively conversations, and I'm interested in finding solutions to restore that level of engagement.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301601 - 05/07/23 03:42 PM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Eugene Offline
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Most forums have gone down in activity with the rise of social media.

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#301602 - 05/07/23 04:11 PM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Eugene]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Do you believe that the Equipped To Survive forum is still valuable, despite the prevalence of social media?

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#301603 - 05/07/23 06:10 PM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 238
Loc: Iowa
Yes! This is a place where a lot of the social media "stuff" does not happen and is filled with respectful people who truly contribute to conversations.

I come by at least daily to see what's new or even sometimes to explore "old" topics for more information. This site serves a specific population unlike the more generic aspect of the usual social media sites.

There can be an ebb and flow for participation and I expect with nice weather now upon us we will hear from folks a lot more as they venture out and learn/discover new things.

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#301606 - 05/08/23 07:25 PM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3152
Loc: Big Sky Country
While the traffic volume of forums is lower across the board it still seems cyclical. I still visit at least once per day!
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#301610 - 05/10/23 12:50 AM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
"This Place Is a Ghost Town"

Ah, but there be friendly ghosts here. smile

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#301611 - 05/10/23 01:06 AM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: dougwalkabout]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Ah, but there be friendly ghosts here. smile

It is possible. However, the phrase "This place is a ghost town" is used to imply that the place in question is lifeless.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#301613 - 05/10/23 01:31 AM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Think of it as a garden in winter. Very quiet, and yet filled with possibilities.

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#301614 - 05/11/23 03:29 AM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: dougwalkabout]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 500
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
"This Place Is a Ghost Town"

Ah, but there be friendly ghosts here. smile

Here there be monsters.

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#301617 - 05/12/23 12:49 AM Re: This Place Is a Ghost Town [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3821
Loc: USA
The policy for new accounts I received from Blast and have been continuing as Sheriff is straightforward. All are welcome who are not fairly blatant spammers. Unfortunately, most attempts to sign up these days are from those who fail the spam test.

It’s not clear to me what we can or should do to increase membership.


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