Has membership dropped?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by arkfarmbear, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. arkfarmbear

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    Even though I've kept my membership I don't spend much time here any longer. I enjoyed visiting the galleries and occasionally posted in the forums.
    I'm not clear on why the changes were made. I've tried to wade through some of the explanations but they don't really clarify things for me.
    What has been the overall impact on the site since the changes? Am I the only member with these feelings?
     
  2. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Exactly what changes are you referring to?
     
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    i totally agree with ARK. I too do not spend as much time here as in the past. since the gallery change and it seems there are not as many new string being posted. its kind of boring. :)
     
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    The elimination of the galleries. The last format was ideal in my opinion. It falls into the category of "if it ain't broke don't fix it". I was unaware that a group of members was unhappy and wanted it changed, therefore, I was caught by surprise one morning when I visited LPSG.
     
  6. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I'm not sure that a group of members WAS unhappy and wanted it changed. Why is the loss of the gallery such a big deal?
     
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    Well, more to the point, it does appear that membership is less. Five members who were in my friends list and who I always enjoyed reading no longer exist. It seems they've been gone so long they've been "final solutionized."
     
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    At the bottom of the main page there is some information provided. When I slogged through it I believe that the moderator indicated the changes were an effort to appease the members.
    Most of the threads become rather tedious very quickly with people using the quote funtion to play "point, counter point". Yes, I'm a hypocrite because I am doing that now. My only defense is that I am trying to answer your question.
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    Holy crap...It has gone. To be honest I didn't even notice.
     
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    Welcome to LPSG in the Age of Twitter.

    It's getting more and more and more boring. Many of the people I once thought worthy of a response have moved on. There are still lots of members, but the standards for what passes for a creditable post have gotten so lax that anything goes, and the really interesting people have backed away from the site. If there is any quality still available here, I have to sort through so much illiterate garbage that it is seldom worth it any more.

    The site used to be managed in such a way that people who weren't capable of making a sensible post got banned. The new standards allow anybody to post any drivel that pops into their heads. These posters are the same people who go running to the mods when somebody calls them on their shit, and they do so because they're not intellectually capable of making a stand and they need some authority figure to validate them and protect their self esteem.
     
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    *back rub*

    Notice I'm not contradicting anything you've written.
     
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    Meanwhile, the other 4999 people who regularly use the site shrug their shoulders and carry on.
     
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