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Old 21-10-2021, 19:58   #1
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Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

I can see a few spare diehards still linger, there used to be a ton of really great people here but they all left?

Seems like they all jumped ship about two years ago and took all their knowledge and expertise with them. Sad.

What happened to this place?
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Re: Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

I've been here since 2011, just one month longer than you (I see). I can't say I've noticed any significant change in volume of quality posters. There has been the constant churn of people coming and going, but there are still lots of people who bring a wealth of experience and wisdom.

What I have seen is an uptick in what I characterize as more fringe posters. But I don't think this is unique to CF. It seems to be an issue on the rise in most public spaces.
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Re: Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

Kenomac, MarkJ, ColeMJ, Smackdaddy to name a few. I could go on and on with a list of names of people who arenít dead and are still out there cruising. Why did they leave?
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Re: Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

There's a natural ebb and flood of interest in things like this. They come, they're all excited to find this place, they contribute, they start noticing that some topics keep coming up and things aren't as exciting anymore, they stop posting so much, stop logging on as often and eventually, stop logging on at all.

Then there's the elephant in the room: Facebook.

There are no algorithms here trying to maximize your "engagement." No juicy gossip about your neighbor's personal lives. No screaming rants about how evil the "other party" is. No drama about family members' problems.

Some of us like it this way. It would appear we're in the minority.
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Re: Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

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there used to be a ton of really great people here

Nice backhanded comment. So you're inferring that the folks on here now are......what???

Maybe you should find where your friends went.....and stay there.
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Re: Most users ever online was 6,588, 27-12-2019 at 09:52.

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Kenomac, MarkJ, ColeMJ, Smackdaddy to name a few. I could go on and on with a list of names of people who arenít dead and are still out there cruising. Why did they leave?
I know two of those four got banned for persistent bad behaviour -- deservedly so, as I recall. I also know a few people here have migrated over to SailNet. SN generally has a lighter touch when it comes to moderation, and allows discussions that would be shut down here on CF. It lacks the volume and range of users, but there are some excellent people there as well. I'm on both.

As I say, I don't perceive any change in the number of quality posters here. People come and go, this is true. But this is the nature of all online forums. Nothing new or different here. I do think CF now attracts more 'fringe posters' (anti-science, anti-expert, anti-trust), but I think that's true of most online forums.

I can't say I've noticed you around here much. I see from your posts that you had been silent since April 2019, with just a few posts that year. I certainly recall you were quite active in my early days (which was your early days as well). Maybe if you spend more time here again you'll get a better sense of things.
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