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    Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    When Mil Times brought in a bunch of hired guns to clean up the Wild West atmosphere of Forum City, quite a few good posters up and left because it just wasn't fun anymore. The Blutarski thread had pretty much run its course but we still had one great thread (with an awesome GWOT vet as lead character) simmering on the back burner which would occasionally bubble to the top. But the mods have evicted that renter and closed the basketball court. Wills we ever have the power to have fun in here again?

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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    Quote Originally Posted by ConfusedAirman View Post
    Wills we ever have the power to have fun in here again?
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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    this place has gone rapidly down hill. I use to check this site multiple times a day and loved having nearly a full page of relevant and engaging topics. Now I check it maybe twice a day and there are posts over a month old on the front page....way to kill of a great thing. afforums isnt too much better but at least its more active

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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    Start a good thread and people will come...

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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

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    Start a good thread and people will come...
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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    I'm not sure if it was the purges or what it was, but the amount of activity has dropped quite a bit, I certainly find myself visiting here less frequently. I think a lot of the difficulty is a lack of common interest among those who do stick around in what remains. I certainly have a hard time (as a Navy guy) commenting on the latest AFI or USAF billetting conundrum so for obvious reasons I generally don't. I know the topics of conversation I put forth don't tend to get a lot of bites for more than a page, so I guess the market for politics and philosophical discussion has narrowed considerably. It seems to be a combination of lack of common interests as well as a removal from the more controversially engaging elements in the content. I guess many of us do hold at least a possible notion that the MTF has run its course.
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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    Quote Originally Posted by AJBIGJ View Post
    I'm not sure if it was the purges or what it was, but the amount of activity has dropped quite a bit, I certainly find myself visiting here less frequently. I think a lot of the difficulty is a lack of common interest among those who do stick around in what remains. I certainly have a hard time (as a Navy guy) commenting on the latest AFI or USAF billetting conundrum so for obvious reasons I generally don't. I know the topics of conversation I put forth don't tend to get a lot of bites for more than a page, so I guess the market for politics and philosophical discussion has narrowed considerably. It seems to be a combination of lack of common interests as well as a removal from the more controversially engaging elements in the content. I guess many of us do hold at least a possible notion that the MTF has run its course.
    It seems like more than half to 75 percent of the threads are about AF stuff, so I have no interest. And posting or commenting on anything that actually is interesting/contraversial will get you banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool-aid View Post
    It seems like more than half to 75 percent of the threads are about AF stuff, so I have no interest. And posting or commenting on anything that actually is interesting/contraversial will get you banned.
    It depends how it's stated I suppose, I've still managed to avoid banning/private censure even while being quite critical with the mods themselves, and I don't mind stirring the pot every now and then either, although I will submit never in a fashion to drag a conversation down the racism/anti-religion/homophobia route.
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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    Quote Originally Posted by AJBIGJ View Post
    I'm not sure if it was the purges or what it was, but the amount of activity has dropped quite a bit, I certainly find myself visiting here less frequently. I think a lot of the difficulty is a lack of common interest among those who do stick around in what remains. I certainly have a hard time (as a Navy guy) commenting on the latest AFI or USAF billetting conundrum so for obvious reasons I generally don't. I know the topics of conversation I put forth don't tend to get a lot of bites for more than a page, so I guess the market for politics and philosophical discussion has narrowed considerably. It seems to be a combination of lack of common interests as well as a removal from the more controversially engaging elements in the content. I guess many of us do hold at least a possible notion that the MTF has run its course.
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    Re: Is it time to quit? (the forum that is)

    Quote Originally Posted by kool-aid View Post
    It seems like more than half to 75 percent of the threads are about AF stuff, so I have no interest. And posting or commenting on anything that actually is interesting/contraversial will get you banned.
    I agree. I am Army and this place should be called AF Times forums. All the Army guys are now at armyforums dot com and community dot armystudyguide dot com.

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