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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:So, as has been pointed out in the "Is it quieter around here lately?" the boards are kinda dead.

Things really started to turn quiet around April/May of this year and I figured it was just part of the normal cycles that we see here of flurries of activity and then periods of less activity.

It's November and the trend continues. In Social Chat, only six posts were made over a period of four days. I haven't been posting much lately because there haven't been posts to respond to. In seven years as a HoP member, I have never seen anything like it.

Even worse, Josh and Kate were going to have a mini-Doof tomorrow night at their place in my honor and it appears that very few people will be coming. This disappoints me. It means that our community is collapsing and I can't figure out why this is happening.

But more important than the discussion of why is how to fix it. This community was an amazing, active, warm, loving family consisting of tens of thousands of spinners all over the world. I don't think the blame can be placed in the hands of any individual.

Did the community move to Facebook? If so, can we use that to our advantage? Is there something that we can do to make this forum more conducive to gatherings and socialization?

What are your ideas?

And please, if you know someone who has gone silent, encourage them to come back.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:I just bumped into a ton of hoppers at PLAY - and we all agreed we need to get on here and post some more!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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nupo
Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 20th Apr 2012
Total posts: 9576
Posted:But you know it is not going to happen..

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:Oh yes it will tongue2 wink

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Man_in_the_mask
specializes in the potentially insane
Location: California
Member Since: 21st Aug 2012
Total posts: 130
Posted:would definitely like to see these forums more active. would be nice, always thinking that the reason people aren't on much anymore is because everyone's out spinning and otherwise enjoying themselves.

"We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin..."

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:is hop still in need of saving? grin i do miss you lot! but my computer is a bit sluggish, so i tend to do all things online on my phone these days...& the hop facebook page just ain't the same!! frown

random thought: remember when facebook first started getting popular & there was a thread on here somewhere asking what everyone's facebook name was so we could all add each other? *teehee* smile


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Man_in_the_mask
specializes in the potentially insane
Location: California
Member Since: 21st Aug 2012
Total posts: 130
Posted:i would do that though im incapable of accessing my facebook account

"We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin..."

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nupo
Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 20th Apr 2012
Total posts: 9576
Posted:I very hope for what Malcolm is coming with as a new beginning for everybody.

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 992
Posted:Sadly things have been slow in the development of the new site. Will have this discussion board on Facebook as a Facebook app.

"May your balls always burn"

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