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gogreen

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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2016, 06:04:04 AM »
Well-said, Michel. More members would ease most of these concerns.

And when someone comments on your work, click an "applaud" for that person (just below the "karma" listing). I do that routinely.
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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2016, 10:28:59 AM »
I spent an immense amount of time putting together some tutorials on this forum a while back. Time I could have spent on other things, but I devoted it to this forum. I don't regret doing it at all.

But I feel a bit like I did it for nothing.

Guilty as charged. I have read, and benefitted from most, if not all, of the guides and tutorials (some of them multiple times), and have never commented on those threads. I'm not sure why, perhaps because I didn't think of them as active ongoing threads.

So let me now say thank you, Michel, for the time and effort you have put into these very valuable resources at the expense of your own work. I am sure I am not the only member or lurker that feels this way. Hopefully a few others will speak up as well, since I know many will have gained new skills and understanding as a result of your sharing your knowledge and experience, as have I, and would not want you to feel that your work has been in vain. It hasn't!

Thank you Michel!

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PS Like Art, I always hit 'Applaud' when someone comments on my work, and would highly recommend this as standard practice for all members...
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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2016, 11:22:24 AM »
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PS Like Art, I always hit 'Applaud' when someone comments on my work, and would highly recommend this as standard practice for all members...

Not only when someone comments on your work, but whenever someone makes a comment that you find helpful or that contributes in some way.

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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2016, 11:32:47 AM »
Honestly, I didn't know about that applaud feature.  Some other forums have a "like" function and I did look for that.  Anyway, in the future I will visit frequently and will view all new posts/comments.  8)

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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2016, 07:17:40 AM »
Hi guys,

Since I've been almost entirely absent for awhile, this seemed like a good place to jump back in.

The overall trend of declining participation is likely due to Facebook. I think forums of many types all over the internet suffer from this, though some subjects are more vulnerable than others.

I can tell you that my absence has nothing at all to do with whatever trend may be taking place, and has been of a more personal nature. I do regret being away, and I'll slowly be getting more active over the coming weeks.

I do have an opinion regarding the suggestions regarding forced participation and the culling of inactive members. I think anything along these lines is a mistake, and seems entirely counter to the goal of getting more members. Even for cases of protracted inactivity, I don't see the reason for removing a membership. Whatever may have caused them to go away, they might some day decide to come back. If their account has been removed, they will go elsewhere. Even if that describes only one person among dozens who disappear, shouldn't we want that one person back? I believe we should.

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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2016, 07:40:19 AM »
You make excellent points, Jamie. My main concern with inactive accounts is security. We regularly come under attack from spambots--and inactive accounts is a classic way hackers break into systems. But, I am always willing to listen and to be persuaded. :)
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Re: September 2016: Where do we go from here?
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2016, 07:47:40 AM »
Another reason I don't like the idea is that it may feel like too much pressure for potential members. "More flies with honey..."