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Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Collarboy_2011 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 am

Is this forum still used and if not really, then where is everyone hanging out these days?

I have come back here with great login difficulties and not able to contact any admin (DUE TO NOT BEING LOGGED IN!!).
I think that is a major oversight by the forum admin and may have resulted in a loss of members that could no longer log in.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Petrajane » Tue May 19, 2020 8:25 am

No, the forums aren't dead, they are, however, quiet at the moment.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby d3vious.g3nius » Tue May 19, 2020 2:37 pm

While it still has a pulse, it's very very weak!

I can't tell if there was a cultural shift or if it was the forum "software" switch that
deadened this place, but something definitely happened. It would be easy to see from
my own old post history, or lack thereof, when this took place but I'm too lazy for
that, hehe.

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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby tiemeupalso » Tue May 19, 2020 3:57 pm

no,just in a coma
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Dianag » Tue May 19, 2020 7:34 pm

I wonder if it's a side effect of the lockdown due to this virus pandemic. How many people are on this forum and other sites without the knowledge of a partner? With everyone at home, it may well be that a lot of members dare not visit sites like this.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Collarboy_2011 » Wed May 20, 2020 10:57 am

Well, most of what I can see here is from years ago.
I reckon it is done.
I am just not sure if it is done because everyone stopped bondage and stuff or if it is because everyone moved to Facebook groups, Fetlife etc.

I would love to know.
Perhaps the whole BDSM thing is done these days as it is now just mainstream?

Just about all the forums I knew, the story pages and so on are gone and no new ones have started as far as I can tell. It is basically like the dark ages.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Stahlketten » Wed May 20, 2020 10:19 pm

I believe the biggest problem here is that we don't have enough people who share common interests.
I for one tend to have very specific interests and stuff outside that narrow range can't get any response from me because I literally have nothing useful or interesting to add. I suspect that others are the same with their own interests and unless there is a number of people whose ideas overlap, the discussion dies.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby SergioUK » Thu May 21, 2020 10:34 am

It's not dead, it's, it's just resting, ah, probably pining for the fjords.

But seriously, there's another forum for much the same interests and is pretty busy. Unfortunately the two don't distinguish themselves so they end up as a mirror of each other (not helped when some members post exactly the same root post to both), and as people don't want to spend their leisure time reading the same thread twice, one wins and the other loses.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Collarboy_2011 » Thu May 21, 2020 11:06 am

SergioUK wrote:It's not dead, it's, it's just resting, ah, probably pining for the fjords.

But seriously, there's another forum for much the same interests and is pretty busy. Unfortunately the two don't distinguish themselves so they end up as a mirror of each other (not helped when some members post exactly the same root post to both), and as people don't want to spend their leisure time reading the same thread twice, one wins and the other loses.


Well, so what is it?
Or is it a secret?
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Franzia » Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm

I believe it did slow down with the forum software switch sometime back about 2009- 2010. And yes- not being able to contact an administrator or moderator unless you're logged in could be one reason, as there seemed to be an abrupt loss of many of the original members around that time. There are always new members joining though, it's just that most of them are so quiet.

As for that other similar forum, any search can find it. It is somewhat more active but judging from the 'who is online' stats, this one consistently has more online users.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby DarkLizerd » Thu May 21, 2020 8:17 pm

Collarboy_2011 wrote:
SergioUK wrote:It's not dead, it's, it's just resting, ah, probably pining for the fjords.

But seriously, there's another forum for much the same interests and is pretty busy. Unfortunately the two don't distinguish themselves so they end up as a mirror of each other (not helped when some members post exactly the same root post to both), and as people don't want to spend their leisure time reading the same thread twice, one wins and the other loses.


Well, so what is it?
Or is it a secret?

Could it be https://forum.boundanna.net/
That's the other one I frequent.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby celand » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:37 pm

... just about. Several things contributed to it.

1) Other, more interactive, flood of social media sites
2) Forum moderators to strict with many rules banning left and right discouraging participation.
3) Other similar but "friendlier" forums.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby gaby0001 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:36 pm

Maybe it is not a bad idea to think in changes in rules or finding new ways to improve the participaction of members. Everything (well, not everything) to improve the live of the forum should be welcome.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby Petrajane » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:26 pm

celand wrote:2) Forum moderators to strict with many rules banning left and right discouraging participation.


Speaking as one of the forum moderators, the only topics that I am strict about are those posted by the Russian bloc spammers.

Some of the topics are not to my tastes, but so long as they don't try to incite flame wars, they are usually approved.
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Re: Is this forum dead?

Unread postby celand » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:49 pm

Petrajane wrote:
celand wrote:2) Forum moderators to strict with many rules banning left and right discouraging participation.


Speaking as one of the forum moderators, the only topics that I am strict about are those posted by the Russian bloc spammers.

Some of the topics are not to my tastes, but so long as they don't try to incite flame wars, they are usually approved.


That is good news :D
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