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#41
You have to remember that forums are very much an outdated platform - everyone's on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc. etc. I can't stand all the ads/marketing that goes with those setups. Constantly getting referred from one useless page to another. At least here I don't have to see endless ads for Viagra/Insurance(the biggest con in the world)/Casinos/Ponzi schemes & all the other rubbish I don't need to see. I like my brain and my life as uncluttered as possible. I'm either a simple man or a simpleton but either way I would not change it for all the tea in China.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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#42
(01-10-2017, 11:21)Jerome Wrote: You have to remember that forums are very much an outdated platform - everyone's on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc. etc. I can't stand all the ads/marketing that goes with those setups. Constantly getting referred from one useless page to another. At least here I don't have to see endless ads for Viagra/Insurance(the biggest con in the world)/Casinos/Ponzi schemes & all the other rubbish I don't need to see. I like my brain and my life as uncluttered as possible. I'm either a simple man or a simpleton but either way I would not change it for all the tea in China.

I know that forums sadly are an outdated platform nowadays. And I agree with you 100%
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#43
(01-10-2017, 11:21)Jerome Wrote: You have to remember that forums are very much an outdated platform - everyone's on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc. etc. I can't stand all the ads/marketing that goes with those setups. Constantly getting referred from one useless page to another. At least here I don't have to see endless ads for Viagra/Insurance(the biggest con in the world)/Casinos/Ponzi schemes & all the other rubbish I don't need to see. I like my brain and my life as uncluttered as possible.

Right. It's definitely become rather quiet around here though. I would like to see some more discussions happening.

I can deal with some ads if necessary, but it's the obnoxious and unsafe looking ones that I really don't like.
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#44
This site is about having a common interest in music – peripheral stuff pops up, of course, which is errr, entertaining, and offers some additional interest (or not), but ultimately, it’s not a social networking site, it’s a discussion board aimed toward a specific subject.
 
Personally, I find that I can’t discuss, or talk about music in any depth or at any length on any of those other sites - it’s not even remotely satisfying which is why I do that here, and besides, I’ve learned an awful lot from the members on MD which I thoroughly enjoy.
 
So I say, post simply because you want to, and you like to, with no attachment to responses or a lack thereof. If you’re really interested in music – talk about it. Amen. Chances are, someone will respond at some point, and so what if they don’t? We have become conditioned to instant gratification and being babied along but that is not the way it has to be; no-one here owes anyone anything, and I, for one, am truly grateful to those who so consistently contribute.
 
Thank you. Dankie tog. Gracias. Merci. Domo Arigato. Spasiba. Etc., …  Big Grin
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson




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#45
^^Could be one of the problems. We should not be afraid to share and have a friendly site.
How are we to get more members if this is not a more friendly site.
Proud to say, I got one friend (only reason I'm still here). He knows who he is Wink
Nothing wrong with having a friendly site as well as music and other subjects discussed.

(01-10-2017, 10:52)Frands Wrote:
Quote:What a boring place at night. Not much better in the daytime. 77 guests and no one here.

I give up. I'm looking around. May just have to give up on forums.

I really don't understand what has happened to this forum! Because when I lurked into the forum 1 1/2 year ago there was lots more activity than today. Everytime I'm logging in there is noone here and if so they are gone within few seconds. I really do like to come here but it's no fun just posting something and nothing happens. In my little world a forum is a place where we can be friends, discuss things, share ideaes and so on. I see the same happens in other forums as well. It's very sad indeed Sad

I agree with you 100% Frands!!

Can't force anyone to be friends on a forum and I would not want to do so but it would be nice
to have friends here we can talk to.
We do have a buddy list. IMO a buddy is a friend.
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#46
At the end of the day it’s what each person makes of it, and in my experience, a little positivity goes an awfully long way.

There is no further site news at present; if anyone has any suggestions for improvements, please feel free to pm me.

Thanks!
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#47
(03-10-2017, 02:30)Lovely Linda Wrote: ^^Could be one of the problems. We should not be afraid to share and have a friendly site.
How are we to get more members if this is not a more friendly site.
Proud to say, I got one friend (only reason I'm still here). He knows who he is Wink
Nothing wrong with having a friendly site as well as music and other subjects discussed.

(01-10-2017, 10:52)Frands Wrote:
Quote:What a boring place at night. Not much better in the daytime. 77 guests and no one here.

I give up. I'm looking around. May just have to give up on forums.

I really don't understand what has happened to this forum! Because when I lurked into the forum 1 1/2 year ago there was lots more activity than today. Everytime I'm logging in there is noone here and if so they are gone within few seconds. I really do like to come here but it's no fun just posting something and nothing happens. In my little world a forum is a place where we can be friends, discuss things, share ideaes and so on. I see the same happens in other forums as well. It's very sad indeed Sad

I agree with you 100% Frands!!

Can't force anyone to be friends on a forum and I would not want to do so but it would be nice
to have friends here we can talk to.
We do have a buddy list. IMO a buddy is a friend.

It was just wut I meant. Language, you know. The word comrade is used a bit more instead of the word friend here.
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#48
IMO a forum is for discussing whatever the forum is based on...
in the case of music, its about sharing likes with likeminded people...
if friends come along the way, hey great, if not, who cares....its about the music, period.

(01-10-2017, 02:51)Lovely Linda Wrote: What a boring place at night. Not much better in the daytime. 77 guests and no one here.
I give up. I'm looking around. May just have to give up on forums.

boring at night???
the world has 24 hour time zones....

when its night where i am, its morning where you are and afternoon where Jerome is

thus, when its nighttime where you are Linda, im getting up for work, Jerome is probably in deep sleep
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#49
(04-10-2017, 04:59)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: IMO a forum is for discussing whatever the forum is based on...
in the case of music, its about sharing likes with likeminded people...
if friends come along the way, hey great, if not, who cares....its about the music, period.

(01-10-2017, 02:51)Lovely Linda Wrote: What a boring place at night. Not much better in the daytime. 77 guests and no one here.
I give up. I'm looking around. May just have to give up on forums.

boring at night???
the world has 24 hour time zones....

when its night where i am, its morning where you are and afternoon where Jerome is

thus, when its nighttime where you are Linda, im getting up for work, Jerome is probably in deep sleep
That is just a excuse. It's like Frands said, it's not just at night. Face it, this forum is dying.
I just happen to be on here more at night because I am a caregiver and my days are full.
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#50
No, it's not an excuse. It's reality. People have other things to do with their lives apart from sit on forums all day. And no-one is forcing you to be here. You are free to come and go as you please. Personally, I like to log on from time to time, check out the postings, make a comment or two, listen to some tracks, find out what is going on in the music world etc. If there is no-one here at the time, so what. I can still catch up with what they have posted during the day. In any case, if you look at the amount of 'lurkers' on the forum at any one given time there are at least 30 or 40 people reading the threads. If they don't want to contribute, that's their choice. I would like to see many more of them actually contribute something but it is what it is. Live and let live. And I have bought a number of CD's, which I enjoy on a regular basis and which have enriched my life, based on what members have suggested or recommended. Life is what you make it.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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