Where have all the posters gone?

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Where have all the posters gone?

Revisiting, I find a ghost town.  What happened to those compulsive posters?  I'm perplexed.

Vic.

Where?..

I'm somehow perplexed too, VIc, but, for the moment I can wait till the revisiting of "those compulsive posters", since I'm on vacation time.

Glad to see you still being interested in this forum, in any case.

Parla

I've never posted that often

I've never posted that often - but I'm still here watching and learning

VicJayL wrote:

VicJayL wrote:

Revisiting, I find a ghost town.  What happened to those compulsive posters?  I'm perplexed.

Vic.

 

Good to see you are still around, Vic.

 

I can only suppose there aren't quite enough regular potential posters to make a critical mass. First, there was a mass defection to that place named after an underappreciated classical composer. (They are rather smug about the fractious demise of this site, as you may know.) Then there was the extended closure........now it seems as if there are only four or five members floating about. Not enough, it appears.

I'm still here, though. I keep meaning to jump ship (and have said so before), but for various reasons - not all of which are clear to me - I haven't. 

What about you? You thinking of coming back for another go? Or just passing through? (I notice your GM-related thread was locked and emargoed after a rather headmastorial fiat at the other site. Very funny.)

Best wishes, anyway.

 

Gramophone itself is the main

Gramophone itself is the main culprit. Shutting down a forum without the least prior notice, and for an unspecified period, isn't conducive to retaining members. They have previous form in this respect. They did pretty much the same thing with the old forum, four or five years ago. The 'mass defection' to that other place that Jane refers to first occurred then. Does Gramophone really want a forum?

Where have all the posters gone?

11:21 am Sunday.  Good morning Jane, from the distant island of Maui, Hawaii.

Hopefully, you have not yet, "...jumped the ship."

 

The, "... defection to the other place...", initially occured around 2008, following the sudden disappearence of the Gramophone forum, after an extended

period of problems, with the running of the site. Posts would vanish, many posts did not appear in the forum, sometimes the forum was available, and frequently it was not.

 

One of the then forum members, a fellow from the UK living in Brazil, established a replacement forum, in order that the original Gramophone forum members displaced due to the closure of the forum, would be able to continue their postings about classical music and recordings.

 

That original forum started to have operational problems, and the valiant administrator in Brazil, restablished a second version of the other forum.

 

Once again in 2013, the other forum had operational problems due to an influx of spam postings. A third forum was established, around April of last year. Security, using a different forum provider, is excellent.

 

Around the time the third version of the other forum was established, regretably, this forum was attracting many posters, who instead of keeping on topic, introduced atatements which apprently inflamed many forum members.

 

This ongoing, non moderated posting activity, caused many of Gramophone's posters to defect.

 

I do hope you continue to post for I have always enjoyed your lucid contributions. I myself post very infrequently, but I read all the postings to this forum frequently.

 

One thing that surprises me, is that there have never been get-togethers of members of this forum. The,  "..other forum", has had getogethers not only in London, but also in the San Francisco area of the US.

 

In summation, thank you for your past contributions. I hope this, "ghost town", becomes repopulated.

 

Enjoy the approaching new week.        Irvine Shamrock

Irvine Shamrock

Could some person post a link

Could some kind person post a link to the other forum referred to here? I can't see that it's commercially competitive?

Try this, Paul. No, it isn't

Try this, Paul. No, it isn't commercial. Quite a crowd there, now........

The Promised Land

Only the pious can access the Kingdom of Heaven. Sinners need not apply.

"This"!

You don't know this "this", Paul? You seem to be far behind. It has been well advertised, promoted etc. for long in this site.

Apparently, there is a good crowd of angels over there. After all, Music is not for all (let alone debating on its ramifications).

Parla

 

 

We're all out of here. If

We're all out of here. If there's any nostalgia or a hint of regret, one posting from Parlous-Pargliacci banishes it immediately. If ever G gets its brain re-attached to its body and boots P into the ether you might see some action on here. Until then, don't hold your breath.

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