November 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm #1101
This message board doesn’t have near the traffic it use to and I am wondering why? We seem to have lost touch with alot of the people who use to post here. Anyone want to comment????November 6, 2017 at 8:01 am #1102
Yes, I agree. Ever since switching to this newer forum format, the traffic has evaporated. Partially, because of security reasons. I have to force people to register with the website to post now, where in the past, I allowed anyone to post. With that previous format, there would be more “one-off” posts, that might generate conversation. But there were spammers that would leave all sorts of junk on the message board that I would have to clean up after. Also, I think there are now more internet options for Abbott & Costello than there used to be. For instance multiple Facebook sites, which many people use, versus a standard forum site. At times I think it would be best to shut this forum down as it’s basically a ghost town anymore.November 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm #1103
Dan, did you ever think about going back to your old format. I don’t want to sound negative here but I did like the old format better. I would be interested to know how many other board members feel the same way???? Just a thought. I for one would hate to see this site go and would like to see the postings I use to see years ago.November 11, 2017 at 8:04 am #1104
I built that old message board from scratch and built it the way I liked. This message board uses WordPress, which is an out-of-the-box solution. It’s easier, more secure, and gives me more options. Plus towards the end of the last message board, there was a discussion about making it more traditional, like this format. It seemed more people wanted this format over the old. I’ve been out of coding so long, it would be a massive effort to re-built the old format.February 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm #1153
Mark from PatersonParticipant
Dan, don’t do it too quick. Maybe if you let everyone else know first there might be a general consensus to stay, or if you see no responses then there is your answer right there! As for me, I am nostalgic and hate to see this go. Yet, advancement, progress prevail. Other than that, I want to say this website has created a veritable shining friendship bond by you placing it – there is a group of about 12 guys who are now friends together for life, and have made friends with more and more – through social media – and you have been that jump start. Thank you OUR FRIEND. You have made a difference to so many people.. (-: Mark.February 12, 2018 at 9:33 am #1154
Thanks Mark for your kind words. One of these days I need to get out to one of your gatherings.
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