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Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Ouchmychin » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:06 am

I have noticed that the hearty discussions that were so great are getting fewer and fewer lately. I wonder if we have all said our piece and need something or someone new to stir things up. I hope we can find some news to pass on here. I only can say that my son has come to visit and has sprouted a beard since I last saw him. He said he didn't like the scratchiness of it (it is about 3/8 inch long. His co-workers with beards advised him to use clippers or scissors to clip the tips because the tips after shaving are sharper. I told him to wait until it is about an inch long and it won't be scratchy. Never heard the shave thing.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby mrjediconsular » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:35 pm

ive been so busy with my physical therapy that i havent been able to post as much im still shaving with a de razor and brush i thought i might give it up during my blade testing so far but i m loving my shaves a bit better other wise no other changes for me :)
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Gene » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:32 pm

I noticed the change myself Pete.

It's almost like all the great topics were covered ... but that can't be right.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby CMur12 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:28 pm

Hi Pete, Jordan, and Gene -

It has been slowing down here for quite some time. I come here almost every day and I occasionally respond to a thread, but I rarely actually start one. The number of members making an appearance here regularly is way down and that significantly reduces input and conversation. I also think that most of us here have largely settled on the shaving tools and expendables that we like and that there isn't a lot of experimentation going on here anymore. We do, however, still have a lot to offer in terms of experience to share with new members.

Considering how busy this forum once was, this change of circumstances is disheartening.

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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Rufus » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:49 am

I agree and it is not a recent phenomenon. I still check in every day, but rarely do I linger because there are few new posts, other than in SOTD and Cooking. As this is a mature forum, perhaps it is just a phase in its evolution.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Ouchmychin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:56 am

Well, I'm 86 and this is one of the mature sites that I have found. I wonder if members find new mature places to haunt when they stop visiting. I never could get used to the kids at B&B or coggeegeeks where I check coffee making and roasting threads because I am an amateur coffee roaster. Maybe those members or moderators that know of mature sites to haunt could list them for us. Not that I would quit checking here.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby ShadowsDad » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:16 pm

There are subjects that would generate responses and discussion, but they are no-nos for a reason. They could potentially generate heated discussions and bad feelings because some "adults" are actually children despite chronological age and they can't rise above that. The rules are there for a reason. One of those rules was recently broken and I was gratified to see that the post generated no responses as I'd been told directly not to go there anymore and I haven't since I was told that.

Yeah, we need fresh meat. I wonder where the forum shows up in a 'net search? I'd wager it doesn't show up in the first page otherwise we'd have more noobs. But I don't know for sure. I haven't checked it out myself. The forum reminds me of the older gents who sat in Joe's Barber Shop when I was a kid. They'd sit there, each content merely to be in the presence of the others and largely silent, and watching out for the kid (that'd be me) to let me know when it was my turn in the chair.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby BPman » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:04 pm

Ouchmychin wrote:Well, I'm 86...


You've probably got underwear older than me!! :lol: :P :wink:
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:40 am

BPman wrote:
Ouchmychin wrote:Well, I'm 86...


You've probably got underwear older than me!! :lol: :P :wink:


Thank you for demonstrating to us all the value of maturity! :wink: I suppose a truly sensible and mature forum ought to have threads in which members can rant about the quality of underwear these days, when a pair of Savile Row underpants last only for a couple of grouse drives, or a single stag stalk before spontaneously combusting, causing the deaths of two beaters and one ghillie, not to mention a certain feeling of warmth to oneself. Harrumph! Gone to the dogs. Mutter, mutter...
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby brothers » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:58 pm

One would trust that maybe just maybe any of those members who've drifted away for one reason or another might be inclined to post regularly again? :wink:
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby BPman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:33 pm

Most of the wet shaving "action" today is on other forums that cater to younger whippersnappers and every new "whiz bang" razor. Choice is good. However, the archives here are priceless and a resource for all to peruse.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby mrjediconsular » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:14 pm

well this whippersnapper picked this fourm for a good reson instead of 500 replies to question like whats the best de razor for a beginner i got 2 answers and few to confirm what others had said.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby nodaktim » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:16 am

brothers wrote:One would trust that maybe just maybe any of those members who've drifted away for one reason or another might be inclined to post regularly again? :wink:


If real life would only allow more time to post.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Ouchmychin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 am

Maybe they're all over at Facebook sharing with their families. That seems to be the fad now.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby CMur12 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:46 pm

Tim, great to see you!

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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby Antique Hoosier » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:03 pm

nodaktim wrote:
brothers wrote:One would trust that maybe just maybe any of those members who've drifted away for one reason or another might be inclined to post regularly again? :wink:


If real life would only allow more time to post.


We can always count on Tim to pop in every 5 or 6 years. LOL Good to see you Tim!
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby gruffydd3 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:10 am

I've just started stopping in again after a long absence. I'm surprised to see how much it has slowed down. A few of the regulars that used to post several times a day seem to be missing. What happened to Gordon?
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby nodaktim » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:59 pm

CMur12 wrote:Tim, great to see you!

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Hey Murray!! It has been too long. Glad to see a few familiar people are still around.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby nodaktim » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:02 pm

Antique Hoosier wrote:We can always count on Tim to pop in every 5 or 6 years. LOL Good to see you Tim!


Haha Mike. I suppose I deserve that after such a long absence. Good to see you are still around too.
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Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Postby nodaktim » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:05 pm

gruffydd3 wrote:I've just started stopping in again after a long absence. I'm surprised to see how much it has slowed down. A few of the regulars that used to post several times a day seem to be missing. What happened to Gordon?


I used to be one of those regulars that posted a lot each day. I too wonder where some of the others are such as Gordon. Lots of changes since I frequented these forums daily.
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