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Question: I prefer option number...

1) Erase old forum and start over    
  2 (15.4%)
2) I will donate enough money    
  1 (7.7%)
3) Leave things as they are    
  10 (76.9%)




Total votes: 13
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Reply #15 - Oct 16th, 2022 at 6:03am
 
9193 members on this forum, 209 views of the voting poll but only 11 votes, interesting..
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Reply #16 - Oct 16th, 2022 at 12:01pm
 
As I pointed out in the thread, A few Questions
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This is what concerns me.
1. Some members are simply not active for a number of reasons.
2. Some members are, for lack of a better term, lurkers. This simply means they visit and read comments but don't want to participate, again for a number of reasons.
3. Then there are the more active members that participate more often, ask questions, etc. but at times still need a push.

There is no good reason why we should go a week with no new posts, period, and it's not because pictures are difficult for some.

Start a thread, ask a question, it's a discussion forum. While you may find the '"views to votes" ratio interesting, it's really not as I tried to explain above, it's more the nature of how online forums operate.
Most people are members of multiple forums, but don't actively participate in all of them daily.

I just looked at Sawmill creek forum, 142k users, less than 800 online.

The only way to solve the issue is for more members to become more active. Which is why I asked for suggestions, I can't do it all myself.

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Re: Unlimited photo size upload
Reply #17 - Oct 16th, 2022 at 1:59pm
 
Steve nix wrote on Oct 16th, 2022 at 6:03am:
9193 members on this forum, 209 views of the voting poll but only 11 votes, interesting..


It obvious you don't know how forums work. If you go to this thread 10 times it adds 10 views to the count

What I find interesting is what you consider a fix is to it to delete the 20 years worth of information that we've gathered. I guess you don't understand the value in all that data.

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Re: Unlimited photo size upload
Reply #18 - Oct 17th, 2022 at 12:11pm
 
I'm happy with the way things are here. I can find what I'm looking for, and if I can't I will ask.
I don't find the photos size an issue for me.
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Re: Unlimited photo size upload
Reply #19 - Dec 4th, 2022 at 9:39am
 
It is a recognition of "The Human Condition" that the older we get - the more we tend to resist change. We are tired of constantly (it seems) having to learn something new forced on us by"new and improved" technology . I get it. I identify. But, I also understand that - I am not permanent, life is not static - and everything must either grow or die.
So, if you want this forum to slowly continue to shrink and die....just keep doing what you have always done. Forgive my being direct - but I have watched the death of "perfectly good" - or even "the biggest and best" forums in various hobby interest groups. What happened? They ALL had one thing in common.
STASIS.
Things got all comfy, and easy - so no one saw the need to continue looking for ways to attract a younger or newer user who - really NEEDS the expertise, advice and sound wisdom that group of very experienced - and often - older woodturners can offer. But it requires a mind-shift on this group's part. One that knows and understands that we can each leave a legacy of helping propel the next and coming generations forward by NOT trying to "do things as we have always done" attitude.
And, lastly - I speak from the experience of being a newer turner that left the AAW Forum BECAUSE 2 times I was call stupid and did not have enough experience. I can see how that would cause many to give up and find a different hobby with fewer curmudgeons Grin....But I did not. I'm not much of a poster here - but will change that if I have not alienated everyone here yet Smiley. But PLEASE...consider what I have posted here. Not for yourself - but the future of woodturning.
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Re: Unlimited photo size upload
Reply #20 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 1:56pm
 
Dang it! This is a forum for woodturners of all capabilities to ask any "dumb" question they want pertaining to woodturning and the tools used. The main reason I stay on is for the education of reading the questions posted and the answers. Wish that when I started  this craft, I had been on here before spending money on the first lathe.
Ron & Ed, Thank you for keeping this forum running. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


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Re: Unlimited photo size upload
Reply #21 - Dec 8th, 2022 at 2:11pm
 
Tim Tucker wrote on Dec 4th, 2022 at 9:39am:
I speak from the experience of being a newer turner that left the AAW Forum BECAUSE 2 times I was call stupid and did not have enough experience.


Even if you are  Grin, I'll still answer your question.  Roll Eyes

We all started out not knowing what experience teaches us. The reason we look to forums to search for answers should be an indication on its own that we're curious and may want to learn more about the craft.
Calling someone names or belittling them is not the way we do things here.
We can disagree and argue, but we don't stoop to the level of name-calling.
Ask anything you want to here, I know someone will have the answer.
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