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  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    06 Sep '15 02:55
    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/board/threadlist.php?forumid=1&page=500

    Nobody has started more than three threads on the page.
    Not a single copycat thread.
    Most threads are short and their topics are varied.

    OK, it was 2007, but I looked also at Page 250 (2010) and it wasn't much different.

    Would anyone care to comment?
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Sep '15 03:03
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Nobody has started more than three threads on the page.
    Would anyone care to comment?
    GrampyBobby had not been invented then.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Sep '15 04:271 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/board/threadlist.php?forumid=1&page=500

    Nobody has started more than three threads on the page.
    Not a single copycat thread.
    Most threads are short and their topics are varied.

    OK, it was 2007, but I looked also at Page 250 (2010) and it wasn't much different.

    Would anyone care to comment?
    Page one presently has 11 threads with 100 + posts totaling 46,943 for an average of 4,268 each. More people should begin threads. Thanks.

    Edit Note: There are also 14 threads with 100 + posts on pages two through seven for a total of 25 threads with 100 + posts. Quite a few.
  4. Subscriberdivegeester
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    06 Sep '15 04:59
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/board/threadlist.php?forumid=1&page=500

    Nobody has started more than three threads on the page.
    Not a single copycat thread.
    Most threads are short and their topics are varied.

    OK, it was 2007, but I looked also at Page 250 (2010) and it wasn't much different.

    Would anyone care to comment?
    If you are referring to Grampy Bobby spamming up the forums, it has been going on since 2007 when he joined RHP. There have been more threads started and complaining about Grampy Bobby than virtually any other topic. There was even one about how to deal with him in site ideas as long ago as 2008 Thread 98234
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Sep '15 05:07
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If you are referring to Grampy Bobby spamming up the forums, it has been going on since 2007 when he joined RHP. There have been more threads started and complaining about Grampy Bobby than virtually any other topic. There was even one about how to deal with him in site ideas as long ago as 2008 Thread 98234
    Originally posted by SmookieP 19 Aug '08 10:37
    "No one else sees this? I must be insane.
    Not replying is not the same as not seeing."
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    Originally posted by Pondrable
    "So just think a moment: you create a GB forum, now you elevetaed one person above others, who think they deservea forum on their own, resulting in an avalanche of threads...

    Or: Will you constraint GB to that forum? Like a constant forum ban for all forums except one?

    You had your say and some people may even have smiled but to take this suggestion serious is not easy."
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    Comment: It's interesting to read threads written seven years ago and to realize that the more things change the more they stay the same. Nice post.
  6. Subscriberdivegeester
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    06 Sep '15 05:20
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Originally posted by SmookieP 19 Aug '08 10:37
    "No one else sees this? I must be insane.
    Not replying is not the same as not seeing."
    _____________________

    Originally posted by Pondrable
    "So just think a moment: you create a GB forum, now you elevetaed one person above others, who think they deservea forum on their own, resulting i ...[text shortened]... ven years ago and to realize that the more things change the more they stay the same. Nice post.
    And yet you don't change.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Sep '15 05:241 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    And yet you don't change.
    We all change one day at a time until that morning or noon or evening when we depart this life on earth for eternity. Exceptions: nary a one.............
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    06 Sep '15 05:49
    This thread got dragged off-topic immediately. I was looking for some thoughts on why very few individual posters remain in this forum, compared to a few years ago. Personally, I blame Facebook.
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Sep '15 06:006 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This thread got dragged off-topic immediately. I was looking for some thoughts on why very few individual posters remain in this forum, compared to a few years ago. Personally, I blame Facebook.
    Yes, the advent of social media has had a negative effect on many online public forums. RHP's Debates and Spirituality still attract a diversity of posters.There's a warm reception on Facebook because new members usually have a nucleus of family members and close friend already there. In contrast, to gain social acceptance on this general forum has proven to be quite a challenge in recent years as first time posters have become discouraged (especially those who get criticized for a thread topic which belongs in another public forum as well as those who innocently ask a procedural question). Whatever happened to the volunteers who offered to assist new members? Incivility also plays a role.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    06 Sep '15 06:23
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    This thread got dragged off-topic immediately. I was looking for some thoughts on why very few individual posters remain in this forum, compared to a few years ago. Personally, I blame Facebook.
    It is not off topic.

    We have found the culprit: GB is like vomit inside the brain, i.e.
    it numbs it, confuses it, and then rots.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Sep '15 06:27
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It is not off topic.

    We have found the culprit: GB is like vomit inside the brain, i.e.
    it numbs it, confuses it, and then rots.
    Simple solution: Just ignore rather than fixate your daily attention upon him.
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    06 Sep '15 06:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Incivility also plays a role.
    But haven't some veterans just been telling us that the forums thrived back in the day when "incivility" prevailed?

    So what role do you reckon "incivility" has had?
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Sep '15 07:37
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/board/threadlist.php?forumid=1&page=500

    Nobody has started more than three threads on the page.
    Not a single copycat thread.
    Most threads are short and their topics are varied.

    OK, it was 2007, but I looked also at Page 250 (2010) and it wasn't much different.

    Would anyone care to comment?
    And people have the nerve to say the forums are dying.
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Sep '15 07:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Simple solution: Just ignore rather than fixate your daily attention upon him.
    Bingo.
  15. Standard memberSeitse
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    06 Sep '15 08:01
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Simple solution: Just ignore rather than fixate your daily attention upon him.
    Yeah, I hope you would do the same but instead you decided
    to badger me and the site until I got banned, click thumbs down
    and rile up your troops to persecute my "bad taste", hollering
    about how worried you were about 13 year olds*

    So, care to copy paste your encyclopedia definition of hypocrisy, jerk?

    * This obsession with pre- and pubescent kids remains suspicious, but
    that's another topic. Maybe for the FBI?
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