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There seems to be a lot less traffic now.What did you discern from your pattern analysis?
What does each graph signify? They should have titles.
They are this year or last year, starting with the oldest at the top.I don’t see a year attached to the different charts, probably me as the problem so I’m not sure what I’m looking at.
I think social media is a good thing to bring up. A lot of people moved to Facebook Groups because it allowed for greater and more active access to local communities without sacrificing national/global ones. For instance, I use Facebook to participate with a lot of dog groups, and I have access to a group that focuses on health testing on there. I wouldn't find that here, even though there's a whole forum on companion animals. Same thing with rabbits -- the rabbit FB groups are explosive compared to the rabbit forum here.the internet is consolidating into Facebook and google owning and controlling everything, people are fallowing along with that and happy to be ‘owned’ by them. granted those companies make it easy, even tho they remove a lot of choices and diversity no one notices until thry are gone.
then, this site had some security/ personal data use issues a while back, I think a lot of solid fun dependable folk left over that one. Not trying to throw old dirt up, just how it is.
It’s always been like that Here and on most forums.I think part of it is what GTX mentioned in another thread...look at the postings lately. Most all the "hot" posts are bickering, frustration filled on COVID and the like. I enjoy a good discussion as much as the next guy, but I come to HT to see what's going on in the "homesteading" world.
Lisa I'll agree that there's always been "lively" discussion here. And that's fine. I was just voicing my opinion on the decrease in traffic.👍It’s always been like that Here and on most forums.
people enjoy a good dust up or feel strongly about certain subject.
If you don’t like it...all you have to do is stay off of General Chat and start threads on the topics you are interested in.
It would help if people posted homesteading things in the proper areas and not just lump everything into general chat.
We lost a lot of people after Alice Gate. I’ve heard that Melissa’s forum that she started after that debacle closed down recently so there was a good chance a lot of people might have come back, but with this new format....maybe not.Lisa I'll agree that there's always been "lively" discussion here. And that's fine. I was just voicing my opinion on the decrease in traffic.👍
I just don't see the number of homestead related posts here I used to...in specific forums or general chat. Again, just my opinion.
She opened it back up, but they seem to have lost many of their members and traffic there is about half what it was. (And it was never all that good)I’ve heard that Melissa’s forum that she started after that debacle closed down recently so there was a good chance a lot of people might have come back, but with this new format....maybe not.
The best thing to do is to bring up the "new" site at a different url. Have some cooperative users doa daily call with the developers and implementors, and create a punch list and work it down.She opened it back up, but they seem to have lost many of their members and traffic there is about half what it was. (And it was never all that good)
Forums in general have been declining for years now that phones have become a major means of accessing the internet.
Things here could have been much better had they asked about the features we wanted BEFORE they changed everything rather than dumping an entire new setup on us and then asking for "feedback" to make it better.
The folks working on it don't seem to participate in these forums, and no one seems to really know what's going on, based on the replies we get compared to the "release notes"