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In your Opinion, Why Did So Many Members Drop Off This Forum?

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  • In your Opinion, Why Did So Many Members Drop Off This Forum?

    OK so things have changed, but what exactly brought this forum from hundreds of participating members down to about 6?

    What could be done constructively to get the joint a rockin' again?

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • #2

    Mainly hysteria, I think. I don't see the new site as all that incredibly different myself.

    www.shoepedals.com

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    • Urinate Forever
      Urinate Forever commented
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      I think there was a general malcontent among a lot of the regular posters regarding on topic content. the server shift only made things worse.

  • #3

    I haven't checked in here in about 3 months. I lost my profile and post count, tried to get it back, no reply.

    they really **** this place, **** idiots

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    • Reauchambeau III
      Reauchambeau III commented
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      ^ lol, forgot about the censoring   

       


  • #4

    Lack of musical duels

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    • 1001gear
      1001gear commented
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      Somebody hit the lights.


  • #5
    Maybe thay are fraid of being abducted by aliens?

    Maybe if EL came back everyone else would come back to flame and laugh at and report him constantly just loke the olden days we had?

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    • Urinate Forever
      Urinate Forever commented
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      yeah the reportings were the worst

    • Lou Speed's Alt
      Lou Speed's Alt commented
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      alien wrote:

      Maybe if EL came back everyone else would come back to flame and laugh at and report him constantly just loke the olden days we had?

      :emoticon-object-063:


  • #6
    Titties and beer

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    • riff ie
      riff ie commented
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      companyman wrote:
      juicy poon and beer


      fix'd'''...and while were a @ IT turn the **** heat up U ****...


  • #7
    I blame Phil




    And the 3 trolls that do 50% of the non sequitur postings since the site change, which Phil could do something about
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    • Player99
      Player99 commented
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      Phil has immunity.


  • #8
    Wat 3 trolls??

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    • #9

      i am one of the people who pretty much disappeared. for some reason i was inclined to give a look see today. if it matters, i'll say why i left.

       

      1) new forum is not easy for me to use. it's clunky. it's not intuitive. i can't figure out how to really use it well. i realize the old forum was kind of falling apart, but this is not an upgrade at all. it may not be frozen, but it's ugly and is nowhere near as usable as the old one was when it worked.


      2) i don't care much for post count, but my old account was lost and i found that annoying. when i followed the instructions that indicated that i would get an email to help me restore my old account, the email never came and i found that to be pretty irritating as well. don't offer something that you're not able or willing to follow through with.

       

      3)i was getting tired of the growing atmoshere of hostility and people being jerks for no good reason. it was getting hard to have a good discussion. also, the clique-ishness and endless inside jokes derailing everything was annoying.


      4)i became more active at another forum that i really ended up liking and some of my favorite folks from here ended up being there too.

       

      5)the censorship was more than the last straw. i find that deeply deeply offensive and troubling. when that happened i was done. i understand the need for moderation to a degree and i always thought phil did a great job and i think very highly of him. but i am not a child and am not interested in participating in a forum for children or being babysat to that degree. if none of the other problems had occurred and this censorship had been imposed in isolation, i would leave the forum on that basis alone. it's the principle of it. sure, i can talk about pedals without saying ****, but this is a community of sorts and i'm an adult and would like to interact with other adults without tiptoeing around a censor. any twelve year old who wants to can spend all day watching hard core porn on the internet and i'm being told to watch my mouth. no thank you.


      as it is, i was pretty much done by the time the censorship came anyway, with everything else that happened. but i could have been interested in coming back. but not now, not with this.

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      • #10
        Yeah im pretty much sensing its over here. Id just like to say thanks to anderton or whoever created HC back in the day. And thanks for motivating (pissing off) all us musicians , grace slick once said that everyonce in a while the kids just need to get pissed off and up in your face with their music ie punk paraphrasing,

        The old skool forum was all of us it was not this site , so rff them really amirite?

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        • #11
          If you post a pedal thread it either sinks with minimal response, or gets flooded with troll replies from riffe, alien, player99, invisible person, or the guys with the stupid animated gig sigs like the gold Asian crotch explosion pump... Since we are here of free will, most people will just leave as complaining doesnt get a response from the moderator.
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          • Player99
            Player99 commented
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            hangwire wrote:
            If you post a pedal thread it either sinks with minimal response, or gets flooded with troll replies from riffe, alien, player99, invisible person, or the guys with the stupid animated gig sigs like the gold Asian crotch explosion pump... Since we are here of free will, most people will just leave as complaining doesnt get a response from the moderator.

            Of course you have always posted on topic...

             

             


        • #12
          Well since u cant stand other peoples music styles youll prolly be stuck here with the very few people that ypu like? Yall deserve eachother, now kith

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          • sparkfriction
            sparkfriction commented
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            alien wrote:
            Well since u cant stand other peoples music styles youll prolly be stuck here with the very few people that ypu like? Yall deserve eachother, now kith

            what? sorry, but thats just bullsh!t. the music style was never a problem or drawback...


            no matter which thread, some people starts there personal chat in it and never did talk about the topic. like you and riffie - i love you guys. but this is for sure a problem!


            Hang is somtimes way to harsh and grumpy - but the point about the gear talk is just true!


        • #13
          Who is kith and what musical styles did anyone bring up troll?
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          • #14
            Of coarse you have never posted jibberish in efforts to troll daily
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            • Player99
              Player99 commented
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              Your the troll here. Troll.



          • #15
            Think abbot para....graphs! Tl;dr

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