Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

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Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279350 happyhippy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:53 am

Hi all,I come onto this forum fairly regularly and unless its just me,there hardly seems to be any new posts.Where is everyone?I realise alot of folk could be outside this time of year doing whatever,but I noticed this absence in mid winter too! :( Rather than trawl through every post is it possible to have a link for new (as in brand new not old post that have new posts added to it)post?Most forums I use have this option,so its quick and easy to read new posts and reply?
I am myself back to Oz next week on a 3 mth career break.I might not have access to the internet too often but I will drop in when I do.Take care everyone xxx

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279352 RunnerBean
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:52 am

I always click on new posts. It does seem pretty quiet here. I'm fairly new so I don't know how busy it used to be.

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279354 happyhippy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:01 am

Unless I'm imagining it,when I joined in 2010 it seemed alot busier.I realise people move on ect but its been pretty quiet for a while.Thanks for replying RB,thought I was on a "ghost"forum for a while! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279356 diggernotdreamer
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:55 pm

It is very quiet. There was more going on a few years ago, a lot of the old crowd have drifted off, I guess they said all there was to say, I don't come on here much now either, I know lots of people don't like it, but I like a forum on Facebook, it's more interactive. We had a glitch here and now you can't search for anything before the glitch and so much useful information has gone. :shaking:

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279357 Zech
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:24 pm

I'm still here, but I'm not very good at thinking of things to say :scratch:

I think some people are still having technical issues.
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Post: #279361 MKG
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:31 pm

I'm back.
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Post: #279368 bonniethomas06
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:50 am

Me too me too - I think a lot of the 'old crowd' have migrated to that blasted BookFace. But hey, we're here (I have been lurking as not had outside space to talk about!) and lots of new blood...I commit to logging on once a day from now on!

This forum has actually changed my life - back in the days of my smallholding, I was so inspired and encouraged to try new things. Long may it continue!
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279370 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:26 am

I have only been on here two years, but we had the likes of Old Jerry, Old Fella, Odsox, Boboff, John whose handle I forget but had a strange Nun icon and many others whose knowledge is missed, but things go in cycles, and new people are coming in and they must make this forum their own, introduce other people they know, mention it in other places, liven it up a bit. Nice to see the poodle back MKG

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279372 mamos
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:33 pm

It is kind of a catch 22 situation on forums.

People like to see new content every day and if they don't see it they drift away. The more people drift away the less content there is and on it goes.

There is only one answer. Post more content

If you log in and nothing has changed since yesterday post a question and see if you can spark a conversation.

If we all posted at least one topic a day the forum would be jumping.

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279375 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:32 pm

My main peeve is I can't load proper pictures on here any more, I take loads of photo's but it is a pain to get them on here. I can post them easily elsewhere which is a shame. On the Facebook forum (yawn mentions facebook again) people can post photo's easily and get comments straight away, just id'd some plants for someone, minutes after they posted

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Post: #279376 Pumkinpie
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:40 pm

It does seem quiet at the moment.
I thought everyone would be busy growing and nurturing.
The weeds don't need help. Got back to allotment today after a couple of weeks absence due to my back playing up more than normal and it was a jungle. Looks like I am going to be busy too!

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279378 happyhippy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:10 pm

Nice of you all to reply! :wink: I love my semi self sufficient lifestyle,and find this forum very very useful and helpful.Whats the Facebook thingy then?Is Self Sufficientish on FB?If it is it would be helpful but I'd still come on here.

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Post: #279380 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:47 pm

It's Backyard and Garden Farming, it is a secret group, if anyone wants an add and they are on Facebook, pm and and I will invite you on. It's not a replacement for this at all, just something else for people like us with 10k members

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279391 baldybloke
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:10 pm

Been absent for quite a while myself. Lots going on in my life at present and very little disposable time. I'm still growing a bit of veg but a bout of incapacity due to my dodgy back has put me behind this year. I do frequent a few other forums occasionally as well but not as much as I used to do.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279392 happyhippy
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:10 pm

Hi Baldy bloke,I live in Devizes now.Are you still living here?Havent seen you on here for ages,sorry to here about your back?


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