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Originally Posted by YoungFogey View Post
...half of my posts there were wiped out at some point last year...
There was system problem that clobbered the counts and in spite of considerable effort by the technoids I do not believe it was all restored. It did not really effect me as I had not actually posted there yet -- I went almost five months before I made a post...
post #77 of 532
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Maybe no one will tell them.

I imagine the moderators at AAAC are looking at this thread and discussing whether or not the sentiment expressed in this represents something that they should be concerned about or not and if it does, is there anything that can be done about it.

The fact that AAAC is less interesting to a group that used to find it interesting isn't necessarily a problem. A forum that shifts focus and membership can still be perfectly healthy. It doesn't have to stay the same.
post #78 of 532
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Just for interest's sake I have cross posted a new thread here and at AAAC. Part of the reason for doing so was to see what the qualitative difference between the two parallel threads would be. Take a look and decide for yourself: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=81610 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=62637 If anything I gave the AAAC thread a running start. It started a few minutes before I cross posted on SF.
This should be interesting...
post #79 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

The fact that AAAC is less interesting to a group that used to find it interesting isn't necessarily a problem. A forum that shifts focus and membership can still be perfectly healthy. It doesn't have to stay the same.

Fair enough but there is evolution vs devolution.

Take a look now at how my parallel threads are doing:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=81610
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=62637

The SF thread has over twice the number of pages. The only really high post count members to have contributed to the AAAC thread are the moderators (AK, ME), WA, and Concordia. Medwards had to modify the title of the thread to save it from total cruiserification.
post #80 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
I imagine the moderator at AAAC is looking at this thread and discussing whether or not the sentiment expressed in this represents something that he should be concerned about or not and if it does, is there anything that can be done about it.

I doubt it.

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
The fact that AAAC is less interesting to a group that used to find it interesting isn't necessarily a problem. A forum that shifts focus and membership can still be perfectly healthy. It doesn't have to stay the same.

I agree with this.
post #81 of 532
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
Fair enough but there is evolution vs devolution.

Take a look now at how my parallel threads are doing:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=81610
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=62637

The SF thread has over twice the number of pages. The only really high post count members to have contributed to the AAAC thread are the moderators (AK, ME), WA, and Concordia. Medwards had to modify the title of the thread to save it from total cruiserification.

What you call devolution may just mean that forum has moved on to an interest in other topics - say "Do I need to wear a tie if I am pairing a suitjacket with jeans?"

If people find that kind of forum interesting and useful to them, I have no complaint. To the contrary, I am happy to know that I have one less place on which to waste time. I fail to see why it matters if all the conversation a few of us like has shifted to one place instead of being split in two places.
post #82 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
What you call devolution may just mean that forum has moved on to an interest in other topics - say "Do I need to wear a tie if I am pairing a suitjacket with jeans?"

Hence the phrase "Ask Cruiser About Clothes". Evolution or devolution?

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If people find that kind of forum interesting and useful to them, I have no complaint. To the contrary, I am happy to know that I have one less place on which to waste time. I fail to see why it matters if all the conversation a few of us like has shifted to one place instead of being split in two places.

That is a fairly damning admission.
post #83 of 532
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
Hence the phrase "Ask Cruiser About Clothes". Evolution or devolution?
While I am not a big fan of cultural relativism, I am happy to be non-judgmental about this. I couldn't care less what Cruiser thinks and a forum in which his opinion is valued as opposed to just tolerated is of no interest to me. But I do recognize that other people find his perspective useful. As long as I have someplace else to go, they can have him.
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That is a fairly damning admission.
What do you mean?
post #84 of 532
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
...cruiserification.
Buwahaha! You funny guy!
post #85 of 532
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Originally Posted by Orsini View Post
Buwahaha! You funny guy!

Just wait until he uses Cruiserfixion in a sentence.
post #86 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
What do you mean?

You effectively called AAAC a waste of time. Your time, though it may be, and indeed what constitutes a "waste of time" is very much a relative judgement. Still, it is pretty damning coming from someone as knowledgeable as you are.
post #87 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Just wait until he uses Cruiserfixion in a sentence.

I considered that one but thought it too self-consciously witty. In fact, I think it is really sad and no laughing matter at all.
post #88 of 532
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Just wait until he uses Cruiserfixion in a sentence.
That is good, too! Very amusing!
post #89 of 532
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
I considered that one but thought it too self-consciously witty. In fact, I think it is really sad and no laughing matter at all.
It is very sad. I believe the number of new posts over there is consistently down from the not too distant past.
post #90 of 532
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
You effectively called AAAC a waste of time. Your time, though it may be, and indeed what constitutes a "waste of time" is very much a relative judgement. Still, it is pretty damning coming from someone as knowledgeable as you are.

I was puzzled by your use of the term "admission" but I now understand you didn't mean it the way I took it.

And while you misunderstood what I meant by "waste my time" (the sentence was equivocal, I admit), you understood my overall point nonetheless. I have less and less reason to look in on AAAC, as the people who I find interesting and enjoy discussing clothing with are less often there. I think that is a self-reinforcing loop and one that may have moved past the point where it can be changed. If there were no SF, I would care. But since there is, I don't.

And thank you for the compliment. Given the source, it is especially appreciated.
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