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Thread: Less Postings

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    Less Postings

    Just my own observation, but there seems to be less posting on the new board than there was on the old board. Has anyone else noticed? I'm still having a bit of a problem getting around the new board, but slowly I discover new things. Guess it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Happy Quilting everyone.

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    I think so too
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    well this forum certainly isn't as interesting or fun as it used to be. i have noticed that.

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    I agree. I also agree with native texan. I was thinking this several weeks ago however I know that I have not been as active as I am busy sewing for Christmas.

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    Yes, I have noticed that too.

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    I've noticed this too- its sort of a pain to find recent postings the one before this is from Nov 2010 and the next one is from 2009 and I after I post this reply it goes back to page 1 and I have to start all over again. After it doing this a couple times I give up -and I have not received my daily QB since 12-5 and it doesn't upset me like it use to before the change- I really miss the old format -this one does'nt give you the option of seeing older postings -the heading WHATS NEW is wrong it should read SIFT and SORT or MOSTLY OLD and SOME NEW .

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    Yes I have noticed also; but also wondering if its the season and many people are quilting and doing holiday functions. I'm sure there are some who are frustrated with the new board and are just thinking to wait til they have more time to find their way around the new board and ask questions. Yep thats what I think.

    Happy Quilting !

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    I almost quit. I noticed the same thing. It is not as fun or interesting. It just does not seem as friendly.

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    i have three friends who have dropped out of this board since the changes. i feel, if this is representative of the general population we have lost a lot of good friends from the board. i personally don't like the changes either and find my participation has been reduced. the worst thing has been the order of messages to sift through.

    on the bright side we are still here and will have to build it back up.
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    I've noticed it, too. I notice especially that not a lot of people are posting things for sale. I get totally confused when I find old posts mixed with new posts and when I want to follow a certain post. I spend way too much time trying to find where I was and where I want to be. I keep trying but it's certainly not as cozy as before.

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    I think losing the old button that pulled up the newest posts was a major loss. I see no point in the "What's new" button we have now. I've also marked everything as "read" but they keep showing up.

    I do love the preview that comes up when your arrow hovers over the subject. I think we're losing a lot of interaction because we can read the first few lines and moving on to the next line. Before, I might have clicked on a subject and read some or all of the replies and commented myself. Now, I could be losing a lot of information by skipping the whole thing after reading the little preview.

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    Not only are there fewer postings, but when someone puts up a picture of an ugly quilt (or at least, an average looking quilt) all the posts are variations of 'Oh, how pretty. Of course the people will love it that pink and purple quilt in their red and orange bedroom!' My point being, we don't seem to offer any constructive advice, and get offended if somone suggests that perhaps a quilt might be received with less than open unrestricted, unbridled appreciation - never mind how many threads we have had about relatives and friends who never said 'thank you' and who gave our quilt to the dog to sleep on, or the son to use under his car when he changed oil. Sometimes I think everyone left but the Pollyannas among us. It gets boring at times. Are we so fragile that we can't receive some constructive advice? When a quilt we pictured gets a ho hum reception, can't we be honest enough to report that and ask for advice? NO ONE puts up a picture and says ' This quilt which I thought they would like, has never been out of the closet, and I made it for their sofa. What do you think is wrong? Here's a picture of their living room.' Wouldn't that be interesting and refreshing and honest.

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    I've also noticed, I am home all day do to being disabled, I use to check this several times a day just to keep up, now If I miss a day there are just a few new postings.

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    It seems like the heart of this board has gotten smaller, miss alot of the ease of the old board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianemarie View Post
    Yes I have noticed also; but also wondering if its the season and many people are quilting and doing holiday functions. I'm sure there are some who are frustrated with the new board and are just thinking to wait til they have more time to find their way around the new board and ask questions. Yep thats what I think.

    Happy Quilting !
    Thats what I have been thinking too....all boards are slow this time of year.

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    I liked the old one better,and don't spend as much time on it now.
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    • It's a very busy time of year.
    • Some members are still adjusting mentally and emotionally to the changes.
    • Photos that would normally have been posted as threads/topics are sometimes being added to member albums instead.
    • Members are using their new blogs. Those posts won't show up under "What's New" or in the emailed topic recommendations.

    I feel compelled, also, to point out to those who are complaining about the spirit or atmosphere ... posts like this one certainly don't add to any sense of fun.

    The more you talk it down, the more you complain, the more you resist learning the new way around, the less surprised you should be if things aren't all puppies and balloons.

    There is a lot here to appreciate that we didn't have before. There are things we haven't started taking full advantage of, too.

    You aren't obligated to appreciate it, but I do encourage you to explore. You might be pleasantly surprised.
    I Quilt, I Nap, I Quilt Some More ... Aaaaah, The Good Life!

    I also have an eddres you can use if you need to contact me with questions or suggestions that relate to our community: patricej@quiltingboard.com

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