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So I've been gone a long time... What happened to the forum?
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Do you want the Long Version or the Readers Digest Version.
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    • Profile picture of the author jlcm
      I'm a fan of reader's digest, I miss reading those at my grandparents' house.

      Now I'm a fan of tldr
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by TotalWebsiteControl View Post

    So I've been gone a long time... What happened to the forum?
    Just going through a transition. There are still long-term Members (like Kay King) keeping the forum alive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Lack of leadership;

    Ownership implemented policies that drove experienced members away;

    Spam overran the forum, driving other members away;

    Lower member activity, along with various changes by management, caused the WSO section to become unprofitable for advertisers, thus driving them away;

    Junk filled the WSO forum, driving even more members away;

    Overall forum experience level declined making forum discourse lower caliber.

    Prior management sent uninformed threatening messages to some members, many of whom left.

    I think that about sums it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I think that about sums it up.
      Not, quite. There's plenty more to kvetch about, but I'm going to bed. I'm exhausted from pounding a major part of what's wrong with this place, into submission. Not that at does any good. The degradation of the forum perpetrated by certain individuals is becoming a cancer on this place.

      At least we'll know who to blame when the finally shutter this place. They'll live on in infamy.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post


        At least we'll know who to blame when the finally shutter this place. They'll live on in infamy.

        Yeah I told people that Frank guy would be the end of the place but they were too slow with the ban.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Yeah I told people that Frank guy would be the end of the place but they were too slow with the ban.
          You do genuflect when typing that name, right???
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            You do genuflect when typing that name, right???
            no any bending over you might have seen was due to gastrointestinal discomfort at having to type that sequence of letters. On the bright side it skips the need to purge.
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            • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
              Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

              no any bending over you might have seen was due to gastrointestinal discomfort at having to type that sequence of letters.
              Not sure that was the root cause of the bending over. :-) See what I did, there???
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

                Not sure that was the root cause of the bending over. :-) See what I did, there???

                definitely gastrointestinal discomfort. Any other option in his mind was the result of a fantasy that Frank had for years but has been unrequited in desire.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Lack of leadership;

      Ownership implemented policies that drove experienced members away;

      Spam overran the forum, driving other members away;

      Lower member activity, along with various changes by management, caused the WSO section to become unprofitable for advertisers, thus driving them away;

      Junk filled the WSO forum, driving even more members away;

      Overall forum experience level declined making forum discourse lower caliber.

      Prior management sent uninformed threatening messages to some members, many of whom left.

      I think that about sums it up.
      Perhaps, Allen will come back to dig his once proud creation out of the shit
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Mark Bradley View Post

        Perhaps, Allen will come back to dig his once proud creation out of the shit
        Wishful thinking. That fits right in with most of what I see from Internet Marketers.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          Wishful thinking. That fits right in with most of what I see from Internet Marketers.
          Was posted with 'tongue in cheek' and a wee dose of sarcasm
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  • Gotta figure we seen at least one noo member stop by an perky the place up so's evrywan feels like the happiest bunny evah.

    But she got banned twice for her exotic perkiness, an' her effusive bonhomie mutated into post-traumatic tantrum disorder.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Gotta figure we seen at least one noo member stop by an perky the place up so's evrywan feels like the happiest bunny evah.

      But she got banned twice for her exotic perkiness, an' her effusive bonhomie mutated into post-traumatic tantrum disorder.
      Finally a positive post.

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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by TotalWebsiteControl View Post

    So I've been gone a long time... What happened to the forum?
    What do you mean? NOTHUNG happewned to the forum, its here. Just got a little Benjamin Buttoned, that's all, and now wears diapers.

    What?? You don't like babies and their poo-poo????

    Then be one of the adults still left in the house, they still make a difference. Now, please be quiet, it is my nap time and my pablum is nice and warm. A little less WAH, WAH, WAHHHING and a little more quietness here, the silence may speak louder than the whining...or some of us hope so.

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by TotalWebsiteControl View Post

    So I've been gone a long time... What happened to the forum?
    It changed from WF to WTF
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    Where ever you go, there you are.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
    I didn't knew ownership changed, what a surprised story to hear about.

    So where's the very freaking long version of story?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Mr Lim View Post

      I didn't knew ownership changed, what a surprised story to hear about.

      So where's the very freaking long version of story?

      It changed like 5 years ago. You are a bit late.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    The WF is still is going strong, but in a much different way from years past. For example those who contribute worthwhile content still draw traffic, leverage the network, develop joint ventures, etc. It is quite a viable forum for advertising - even to those who come to merely whine and complain.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Forum seems OK to me. People sharing content, engaging.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Forum seems OK to me. People sharing content, engaging.

      Fair enough. Mind warriors is pretty much the same.
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