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Where did everyone go?

Postby Talking point » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:06 pm

This site used to get way more traffic then it currently does. Did people go somewhere else or what?
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Doc E » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:12 am

HUNTING.

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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby AverageGuy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm

I don't know. We have lost a bunch of past excellent contributors. I think FB may have replaced these online forums to some extent. The GunDogForum sponsored by Gundog Supply gets alot more activity, which is also unfortunate because the advice is dominated by FT "experts" who know little about Vdogs and shade all subjects with a bias towards big running FT dogs. The expertise on hunting and use of Vdogs for all things Vdogs do is much deeper on this board but momentum has waned on this board for sure.

Anybody know if Densa 44 is doing ok? Last post from him he was going to run his son's PP in a UT.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby 3drahthaars » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Some clubs like to have control over members' posts...

... probably banned members from all sites but the official club FB page.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby ryanr » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:45 pm

3drahthaars wrote:Some clubs like to have control over members' posts...

... probably banned members from all sites but the official club FB page.


What club?
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Buck Dancer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:52 pm

I think many unfortunately are joining Facebook groups. I am in three Pudelpointer FB groups and lots of good discussion. I like forums better because of privacy and topics that can go on for years. In facebook once a post stops getting comments it drops off the radar.

I guess, running a forum like this really makes no money and not worth the effort to bring more people in.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby slistoe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:57 pm

AverageGuy wrote:
Anybody know if Densa 44 is doing ok? Last post from him he was going to run his son's PP in a UT.

He was quite active on a local forum here but hasn't posted since Feb. this year. Hope he is doing well.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Doc E » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:10 am

I got "das boot" from the gundogforum after I exposed "Sharon" in a big lie that she told.
I posted that she was a liar (with proof) / So, did they ban "Sharon ? ---
Nope they banned me. I always wondered if "Ezzy" had something going on with "Sharon".

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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:27 am

Doc E wrote:I got "das boot" from the gundogforum after I exposed "Sharon" in a big lie that she told.
I posted that she was a liar (with proof) / So, did they ban "Sharon ? ---
Nope they banned me. I always wondered if "Ezzy" had something going on with "Sharon".

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:lol: I got banned for a week by Ezzy. He is old and battling cancer so I try to side step him for the most part, but his admin actions are heavy handed and uneven at best. I post on that board to give a different perspective than will be heard otherwise. For what I do and enjoy (hunt with a Vdog, do a little NAVHDA) this board is far better but we could use more energy and a return of some of the excellent contributors of the past.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby ryanr » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:18 pm

It being October and now November I figure most folks are hunting. I know I've been, just got done with 2 straight days this week (should've been 3 straight but crappy weather today caused me to save a vacation day for a better day.) I'll be out hunting all day tomorrow in the cold and wind, then come home to warm pellet stove and plenty of beer & some college football. Pretty much my ideal Fall Saturday.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Urban_Redneck » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:01 am

I speculate a large part of the reason Facebook is overtaking many forums is the ease in which photos can be posted.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby jlw034 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:04 pm

My posting goes down during hunting season. Just too dang busy.

I like these forums, it allows for more long form discussions.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:44 am

Urban_Redneck wrote:I speculate a large part of the reason Facebook is overtaking many forums is the ease in which photos can be posted.


This Forum lags in that area. The photo size limit is both a pain and likely going to further the decline of participation. I look forward to seeing folks photos. And that is the issue as the FB bird hunting forums have more activity not less during hunting seasons.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby JONOV » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Frankly, I think the quality of the overall advice and conversation has devolved.

People are either overly argumentative or get mean or whatever.

And while I like a good argument, how many times can you rehash the DD/GWP debate, or the relative merits of force fetching.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby jlw034 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:36 pm

JONOV wrote:Frankly, I think the quality of the overall advice and conversation has devolved.

People are either overly argumentative or get mean or whatever.

And while I like a good argument, how many times can you rehash the DD/GWP debate, or the relative merits of force fetching.


I think that is the down side of anonymous users.
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