Is it me or is this site in its death throes?

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't want to be downer, but SciForums seems to be,well, dying. The level of participation doesn't appear very healthy.
     
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  3. The God Valued Senior Member

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    There is no full time moderation here. James R does weekly or fortnightly chaffing; only few people participate with requisite energy and seriousness.
     
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  5. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I dont know about the quantity of posts but the quality has improved... less woo bein alowed... an improper religious posts are bein more closely monitored.!!!
     
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  7. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Rigor Mortis, possibly...?
    Honestly, Bowser, "Dump on Trump" seems to be the current "soup du jours"!
    Lacking in Science, but chock full of the profuse ad hominems that a few Members (and Moderators) prefer to proffer in lieu of actual Honest, Earnest and Intelligent discussion.
     
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  8. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    The irony is almost palpable...
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    ...bargaining stage of grief?
     
  10. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    I know several prominent members have either left or otherwise gone "lurker" due to the increased woo-woo and other "anti-science" that has proliferated in recent years... it became impossible for many of them to hold a decent conversation when you have certain... people... who will twist themselves into pretzels to avoid answering questions, ignore presented evidence, refuse to support their assertions, and otherwise argue dishonestly and in bad faith...

    It is no small wonder, to be fair - after all, if one constrains him or her self to arguing the facts and reality, in good faith, they are severely handicapped against someone who has no problem outright lying or otherwise being dishonest... so why would they stick around and subject themselves to that?
     
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  11. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I've been hearing this every six months since 2001. It's you.
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Youv'e identified the prollem... why not fix it wit ponts an bans.???
     
  13. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    All I am at liberty to say is... there is a plan (possibly?)
     
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  14. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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  15. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    It's you. I think you just don't like the direction it's going.
     
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  16. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Bowser, is your own site up and running? What's the traffic like there?
    You seem to me to be very chatty, that's a good thing on general discussion forums. So, I don't suppose you would have trouble finding somewhere else if this place dives. I think some here mistake this site with having something to do with science.

    Your not just saying that to make people stick around, right? I like the ''there is a plan'', but not the ''possibly?'' part. There is also a plan to have nuclear fusion power stations one day.
     
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  17. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I wasn't being a dick, I've just noticed a reduction in participation. If SciForums was strictly a science forum, it wouldn't have subforums that delve into ethics, religion, politics, etc. MY alternative forum is YouTube, but I've been coming here for years, possibly before you were born.
     
  18. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I was watching tumbleweeds over the weekend. If there's a new direction, it appears to be a losing proposition. Again, I'm not trying to be a dick.
     
  19. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yet you keep posting here - 9 posts since Friday! That's how forums work; people post, other people respond.
     
  20. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    One word- Facebook.
     
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  21. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    How about this plan... dont get rid of any of the forums here... just get rid of the people who wont foller the rules.!!!

    You know who they are... perma-ban all 7 in one fell swoop then Sciforums will be fixed.!!!
     
  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Sciforums should have a dating subforum which allows x-rated content...

    Problem solved.
     
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  23. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Facebook is the devil, don't you know
     

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