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    Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 17:17
Why do you think it is that many members, particularly new members, post one article, and then are never heard of again?

Many of those topics are interesting and could lead to a good discussion if only the member would add further information, argue or discuss their point.

Come on guys, let's hear from you.   Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 00:46
Not sure why.

Someone (all of us) here, will make an effort to welcome new threads and comments. 

People may not want to get into verbal sparring, but that's always been part of the forum's appeal IMHO.

Everyone who isn't us ..are now super productive, multi tasking future people and we have been left on an endless loop like a 33 vinyl record.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 13:20
Sad, I frequently make myself  target for people to have a go at, to debate, or to argue with, but zilch.

I try my hardest to stimulate conversation but that's not working either,oh well, press on regardless.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 09:28
How can one possibly compete with Trump and twitter? 

I think of the way Donald uses twitter as being a kind verbal ejaculation, whereas a forum is more like a subtle flirtation.

and I don't know what Facebook is....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 11:42
Do you think that Twitter, Facebook and the like are ruining the art of discussion and debate, particularly on-line?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 13:11
I really don't know about Facebook, never been on it, but I get the impression that you sign up, and the rules change, and you have to "opt out" of new rules if you don't want them, the rules changes are automatic otherwise.  I am not sure what the value of staying in touch with people you "knew" in elementary school, and I find it hilarious that some people have "unfriend" their "mother" because "she" is 'too' close for comfort.

I think people live too much these days, vicariously through others.  They are always wanting to be somewhere else, if they are in Denver, then they want to be in San Francisco.  Problem is, if they went there, they would still be with themselves and they would think somewhere else would be the answer.

The advantages of conspiracy theories, is that they make people feel persecuted, and thus important.  I think that twitter makes people think they are important too, in perhaps a different way than conspiracy theories do, although there may be some overlap.  But I don't really know directly about twitter either.  

A problem for our society is too much information, gigo.  Cream floats to the top, but so does pond scum.  You got to figure out which model to use.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 19:49
Originally posted by toyomotor toyomotor wrote:

Why do you think it is that many members, particularly new members, post one article, and then are never heard of again?


I'm brand-new here, so I will let you know my impressions after I've been here a while. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 20:03
Quote I'm brand-new here, so I will let you know my impressions after I've been here a while. Big smile

By all means do so. We welcome new contributors.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2017 at 22:28
I'm not sure but perception of the site's value seems to be part of it. The reliance and familiarity of social media is one thing but that would affect those who have grown into it, and let's be honest, users of that sort of environment are not usually blessed with any historical interest or insight. Perhaps a few videos of people falling over might help? :D
 
One has to conclude that a relative minority of interested parties would find a history forum any value. It's great for me, I love the subject now I'm older and more appreciative of it. Some sites have a much better known reputation of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Aug 2017 at 14:19
Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

How can one possibly compete with Trump and twitter? 

I think of the way Donald uses twitter as being a kind verbal ejaculation, whereas a forum is more like a subtle flirtation.

and I don't know what Facebook is....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Aug 2017 at 14:54
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Quote And are you frequently visited by these fantasies?

I'm often driven to wonder where our friend Frank comes from, which planet I mean.

Even I know what Facebook and Twitter are.Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Aug 2017 at 14:56
Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

How can one possibly compete with Trump and twitter? 

I think of the way Donald uses twitter as being a kind verbal ejaculation, whereas a forum is more like a subtle flirtation.

and I don't know what Facebook is....

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Are you saying that Donald Trump is the reason that some members hit and run, never to be heard from again?

Why not keep it simple and address the question which is the OP?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 08:42
Originally posted by toyomotor toyomotor wrote:

Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

How can one possibly compete with Trump and twitter? 

I think of the way Donald uses twitter as being a kind verbal ejaculation, whereas a forum is more like a subtle flirtation.

and I don't know what Facebook is....

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Are you saying that Donald Trump is the reason that some members hit and run, never to be heard from again?

Why not keep it simple and address the question which is the OP?

Now do you see this? It's Trump derangement syndrome. This allows you to ignore violent fascists in your own country while trying to label the other side as such. Nanny P. I mean. fransicosan is the epitome of exactitude. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 11:48
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Quote This allows you to ignore violent fascists in your own country while trying to label the other side as such. Nanny P. 

Was this intended for me? If so, I don't get what you mean. I was opposing Frankys comment, it doesn't make sense.

Yes, we have violent fascists in our country, in the very small minority, and mostly not seen or heard from.

If you were intending this for me, I don't know who you mean by the other side or  Nanny P.

The far right wing organisations in our country are small and ineffective, but they're not ignored.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 13:03
I responded to Frank. The other side- left v right


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 16:32
Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

I responded to Frank. The other side- left v right



That being the case,
Quote Now do you see this? It's Trump derangement syndrome.
is there any need for the word "Trump" at all?

I think derangemet syndrome says it all. LOL
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