Originally Posted by edinatlanta
I don't want to sound fatalistic but I kinda think SF is on the cusp of failure. There's little reason to go to MC now. With that's decline means you won't have the same level of quality of posters contributing to CEPM, SFLD, Business etc, because let's face it. Style is the engine for the site.
THere's a pretty uniform outlook in MC, a near universal mindset from the newbs that's pretty boring and in no way new or different (SWD is just intrinsically horrible) which means SF is in danger of becoming just another website.
Basically, I don't know what can be done to prevent that, other than more heavy-handed moderation and work from the good posters (which isn't me, I'll admit) to shepherd the bad posters in the right direction. Maybe a newb forum where you can only post for say the first 20 posts or whatever, and only on style. That way many questions can be corralled, and they can learn what the rest of the site is about, without what will surely be their shitting the rest of it up.
IDK. I guess basically the outlook is grim for the site. Bhowie put it in much starker terms than I did a while back but he may be on to something.
Well sorry to say you do sound fatalistic.
Guess what Ed meister? This is the internet and google is here to stay. Most seaches about clothes will lead people here eventually. That is just the reality. Most of these self serving style searching noobs are one and done almost. And these one and dones will be like a revolving door, not much to do about it other than see them come and go. The ones with some more common sense and some thicker skin that stay around seem to do just fine, and contribute nicely to the forum in general. Some new dude AJZ?? just posted in WAYWRN for the first time the other day and knocked it out of the park.
I know everybody loves you (I love you too <3) and Bhowie, but seriously I have seen this complaint from the time I joined over and over again. Firstly it doesn't help. Bitching and whining doesnt ad shit to the fora. Try starting an interesting thought provoking MC thread, or post in WAYWRN and show these noobs how its done. Secondly its not as bad as you guys make it out to be, as one dude said (see below) this is old news.
I dont think SF is in danger of anything. There is a large core of great guys and great posters here. As long the good ones stick around it will continue attracting more quality people. So you have to deal with some "noice" sometimes. Big freakin deal. Why people leave becuase it gets a little noob crowded sometimes is beyond me. If you dont like something just skip over it. No need to get all pissy and leave.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
People have been making these exact same posts monthly for as long as I've been on the site... and guess what, the site still lives.