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This forum seems to be waning. It's not what it used to be.
We tanked back in April/May. Posting and reactions were cut in half, and active members dropped by 25%. Guess what happened back then! We got new owners, a set of seriously more restrictive rules, new software, and fucked over by the new owners.

We're catching 5-10 new registrations every day, show between 50 and 80 active members every day, and anywhere from 10 - 50 new posts plus the same in new reactions every day.

The observation that big brother in the hunt has driven down participation is a very feasible explanation, followed closely by a couple of mouthy people disappearing of their own volition.

I'll even call it like it is. Without SWAGZ getting shredded on the daily and cicpup trying to run off newbz between flopping his pork sword in Kirk's cornflakes every chance he got....we're a little bit slower.

Moonz is busy getting banned on FB while running not one but two alter egos in addition to his main, and the mole is back underground for whatever reason.

Any 2 of those 4 people could directly cause our daily post count to increase by 50% but it wasn't really substantive as much as it was argumentative and confrontational. So if you miss that aspect of it all, I'll step my game up. It'll give you a really good reason to blame me for the downfall...

Otherwise, take the time to make an extra post per day.
 

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Why would you try to run off new people ? There doesn't seem to be much activity on this forum already and it seems like participation from new people would be welcomed.
Actually it seems to me that there fewer posts now since the crack down. I don't like walking on eggshells. Especially in the darkrooms.
 

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I got a vacation for pointing out to a mod on a Glock forum when he told us that we couldn't talk politics. Yet they had a politics forum. That shitbag claimed I was trolling. Fuck'm and feed'm fish heads and rice.
 
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what was the crwckdonwn on

I didn't know we were supposed to walk on eggshells...and what are the dark rooms
Crackdown - In the not so distant past the site was ... realigned (?) by the overlords. A new set of filters, much more restrictive than the old ones, was put in place. Many things we used to ... discuss... are no longer permitted. That's what Twisty was referring to there. As for the Dark Rooms - check the forum list. It is, or was, a place for paying members to talk politics, religion, and call each other names. Discussions got heated at times and the gloves were mostly off. Again, new filters apply. It is what it is.
 

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Crackdown - In the not so distant past the site was ... realigned (?) by the overlords. A new set of filters, much more restrictive than the old ones, was put in place. Many things we used to ... discuss... are no longer permitted. That's what Twisty was referring to there. As for the Dark Rooms - check the forum list. It is, or was, a place for paying members to talk politics, religion, and call each other names. Discussions got heated at times and the gloves were mostly off. Again, new filters apply. It is what it is.
The enforcement of rules here does not apply equally to all. Read the Terms of Use you all agree to when you join.

"Use the Web Site to post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, flaming, hateful, offensive (whether in relation to sex, race, religion or otherwise), defamatory, obscene, vulgar, harassing, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law."

Now, go back and read some of what was said here in this thread alone. Just like the F bombs here where minors can read it.
But, certain ones can use what ever language they want to here. But not on the other sites owned by the same company as here that I belong to.
 

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@OldOutlaw it also says your participation here is 100% voluntary and you as the user aren't permitted to prevent or restrict the ability of other users to enjoy the site. If someone brought up the Bible passage in your signature line and pointed out how it's outside of the pay wall in direct violation of our local rules? I would be obligated to do one of many things from removing it to banning you.

Instead, the complainant would be told to suck it up.

Prayer requests, the 2A forum, the OC/CC area, any post with any profanity or hint of impropriety, all of it can disappear right now if you want.

Just keep in mind that you're the jagoff that complained about Kirk and I so much to the admins on another forum that it got one of those morons sent here who completely screwed up the entire back end of the forum to the point that I had to call the then EOL rep and talk her through restoring things.

If you're so thin skinned that you can't handle a little profanity, feel free to stick to the other forum...
 

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I come here less and less already. Same as others.
 

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Thank you all for those explanations.

Ive read the rules but if you belong to several forums it's almost impossible to keep the rules straight from one forum to the next
 

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Which is why ours are posted and pinned right at the top of the Community Help section, in the Announcements and Help board.
 

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what was the crackdonwn on

I didn't know we were supposed to walk on eggshells...and what are the dark rooms
Histed got it right.

Also the Darkrooms use to be at the top of the forum list. Now it's at the bottom. It makes more sense that way but less convenient for me. :)
 

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Histed got it right.

Also the Darkrooms use to be at the top of the forum list. Now it's at the bottom. It makes more sense that way but less convenient for me. :)
Yeah, the new owners started rearranging and restacking everything until I told them to stop f-ing with things. Lost my shit good and proper as a matter of fact. Kirk even threw in a couple of highbrow jabs...

So I did some reorganization and the new pay section went to the bottom of the list, but above the hidden staff section.
 

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Crackdown - In the not so distant past the site was ... realigned (?) by the overlords. A new set of filters, much more restrictive than the old ones, was put in place. Many things we used to ... discuss... are no longer permitted. That's what Twisty was referring to there. As for the Dark Rooms - check the forum list. It is, or was, a place for paying members to talk politics, religion, and call each other names. Discussions got heated at times and the gloves were mostly off. Again, new filters apply. It is what it is.
That's just scratching the surface. The new Evil Overlords ("EOL") can't seem to keep a rep. They've cycled 3 or 4 through us already. Each rep promises us special attention, goodies, all the love, and I'll still respect you in the morning, then they disappear. sometimes they screw things up then disappear.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
 

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Just keep in mind that you're the jagoff that complained about Kirk and I so much to the admins on another forum that it got one of those morons sent here who completely screwed up the entire back end of the forum to the point that I had to call the then EOL rep and talk her through restoring things.
You're being too nice. OO pissing and moaning about the staff here is also the reason that some douche got sent over as a fully empowered mod. He showed up, white-knighted himself, blabbed on about how many other forums he was a mod for, ignored our policies and procedures of conduct and ethics for staff, then effed of in a sulk after being told that 1) we didn't want him or need him, and 2) he still has to follow the rules here just like the rest of us.
 

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You're being too nice. OO pissing and moaning about the staff here is also the reason that some douche got sent over as a fully empowered mod. He showed up, white-knighted himself, blabbed on about how many other forums he was a mod for, ignored our policies and procedures of conduct and ethics for staff, then effed of in a sulk after being told that 1) we didn't want him or need him, and 2) he still has to follow the rules here just like the rest of us.
Wow, I hate that I missed all of this drama !
 
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