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Lancer44
08-31-2006, 08:28 AM
Hi Guys and Chicks, (if any),

Forum, as the name indicate, is for discussion.

Anyone saying something want a sort of a response... If no response - the whole frigging thing is a bit ridiculous...

Is OUR FORUM DEAD ALREADY OR IT"S DYING?

Your humble servant,

Lancer44

SS Tiger
08-31-2006, 09:40 AM
This forum seems to have peaks and troughs, one month it can be really busy the next almost totally dead.

Panzerknacker
08-31-2006, 09:56 AM
Hi Guys and Chicks, (if any),

Forum, as the name indicate, is for discussion.

Anyone saying something want a sort of a response... If no response - the whole frigging thing is a bit ridiculous...

Is OUR FORUM DEAD ALREADY OR IT"S DYING?

Your humble servant,

Lancer44


Actually the forum is far from that, its simply some topics atracted less interest than anothers.
Many people enter to read only , that means for informate himself.

And yes like SS Tiger said it had peaks and troughs.

For example The only Mods for this month will be....me because the others are busy in really important task.

Firefly
09-05-2006, 02:32 AM
Forums wax and wane, especially over the Summer months. Posters come and go as their interests change.

Nothing wrong with a bit of discussion on it though.

Lancer44
09-05-2006, 03:33 AM
Forums wax and wane, especially over the Summer months. Posters come and go as their interests change.

Nothing wrong with a bit of discussion on it though.

I expected that from September Forum would become more alive.
Perhaps we don't have enough controversial and innovative topics.
Constant whipping the same topics with our Russians doesn't help too.

Today i will try to post a few good topics about something else.

Cheers,

Lancer44

Panzerknacker
09-05-2006, 10:00 PM
Nothing wrong with a bit of discussion on it though.


I think that is repetitive, boring and harmful, but... wathever you say.

Cuts
09-06-2006, 05:18 PM
I think that is repetitive, boring and harmful, but... wathever you say.

No, I believe discussion on the subject can only have a good effect upon the site.
The only other option is to go ostrich.
Then when the head is extracted, one finds the place is deserted...

Not exactly what we're after.

Panzerknacker
09-06-2006, 06:07 PM
Opinions may vary. The forum is not dead, end of this senseless discution for me.

ww2admin
09-07-2006, 10:00 PM
Sorry for even having this discussion. I know we still need a skin. I had hired someone to do it for me and they took my money and ran. So, I am just going to do it all myself. Right now, I'm still working on the ww2incolor.com photo gallery and should have it done next week. Also, I have been collecting lots of film footage (many never before seen) including stuff that people have sent me that they found in their attic. I also have lots of new ww2 color photos to include in the database.

After that, I'll work on a forum skin. All I can say right now is just take a step back and wait...i'll make the announcement when I'm ready.

Hiddenrug
09-08-2006, 01:37 AM
Sounds interesting. The site is getting better.

Nickdfresh
09-20-2006, 07:37 AM
Well, for what it's worth, the most users ever (80) were online yesterday.

Panzerknacker
09-20-2006, 09:02 AM
That fact maybe will aswer the question of this topic. :roll:

FW-190 Pilot
09-20-2006, 02:04 PM
i hope i can do whatever i can to help.
And yes, we need to think of ways to keep people in here

Firefly
09-20-2006, 04:59 PM
You know Mike I agree with most of what you have said above. Sometimes though, like the man of Iron, posters just go too far.

As Mods we have a remit to carry out the owners wishes and yes, behind closed doors we may discuss actions and attitudes towards other members here.

And I agree, if you have read it, sometimes it is very childish indeed, or appears to be. I may get slated by my fellow Mods for being honest here. Anyway, feel free to PM me with any recommendations for medals for guys you feel warrant them, bearing in mind that some guys have been awarded medals and refuse to use them. Theres nothing wrong with that either.

Nickdfresh
09-20-2006, 10:44 PM
I've read Ironman's posts, and he was a classic interweb troll®. No question --a well executed, but generally unfunny troll to everyone but himself.

Dani
09-21-2006, 06:56 AM
When this forum changed to its new look, I was able to see the Admin and Mod section that is normally blocked to us non worthy. The things I read that the mod's were saying about other long standing members reminded me of elementary school politics. It reminded me of club where you had your cool kids and the un cool kids.

Hi Mike,
I bet that you had time for reading only the old posts (each thread on page 1). And I am sure that you are reffering to Erwin's childish posts.
Note for new users:
Erwin Schatzer aka Strumptruppen (that guy ranked 1st in number of posts) was appointed a mod being CP (combat photographer) at that time.
Lacking of moderation skills conducted to 4 warnings awarded to him. After dimissal from mod status,he announced that he'll cease to post in this forum.
End of story.


Another thing I see but probably doesn't play a big part in keeping members is your medal giving program, it's no where near fair and equitable. It seems like they are only given to the popular kids. One member ( Ill leave unnamed) has been a member since 2005 and has over 1400 great posts but I have yet to see him named for ANY MEDAL. His posts always have great info and he knows what he's talking about, where is his Longevity medal?? Is it some mod's don't like him so he is not given one? Remember answer truthfully..I read the mod section. LOL
The point here is treat everyone the way you want to be treated even if your views differ from their's and we might keep more people. That's my 2 cents...Ill do what i can to help.

Are you reffering to MoS? (Easy to check who have over 1400 posts)
Take a look http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showpost.php?p=73316&postcount=32
or better, read the whole thread there. Note that most of the British users (MoS included) refused to wear their medals.

Dani
09-21-2006, 07:33 AM
To me it seems like when we get members who have a different view on things or don't see eye to eye with certain people, some mod's included they get attacked for their views. I have seen several members chassed away because views differed from theirs.
Could you PM some names which fit with your description?

HG
09-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Oh boy, I have been gone way to long. I have not read the MOD section since I think it is not for my eyes, but must agree with the stuff Mike M has said.

The thing of people being pushed down because of their views is not right and thus make it not fun or worth posting on the site any more.

I have not been on the site for very ong and have been busy with stuff at work.

I think a atmosphere where you do not feel that if you say something or point out how you feel and not get downgraded or pointed out as not knowing anything would be the type of thing making it worth posting.

The same topics can make it boring to post and will give the atmosphere of the same thing being talked about over and over.

The MODs can be a problem if they use their power to make members feel like they are nothing and that they do not care about the members. Now dont get me wrong I am not saying this is the case here.

Henk

Gen. Sandworm
09-23-2006, 07:39 AM
The MODs can be a problem if they use their power to make members feel like they are nothing and that they do not care about the members. Now dont get me wrong I am not saying this is the case here.



This is a problem that i have always I have been concerned with. I hope this is never the general feeling. Insofar as seeing the admin room........for those who did........its a work in progress. Most of the stuff that you saw was from inexperienced mods and admins. So we are all kind of new to running a site. Things are getting better than grade school theories. At first everything was a crisis but things have settled down now that we have learned alot.

Please feel free to always make suggestions on site issues. As you learn we learn. Thats how the site has improved and will continue to do so. Please dont be offended if we dont act promptly on a issue you bring up. There are alot on the drawing board and we try to do the best we can. Anyhow please make suggestion when you think of something or bring up a topic we might have overlooked. We are here to make the site better but we need your feedback.

SS Tiger
09-23-2006, 09:35 AM
I have never found the mods to be too harsh, they seem to do a good job from my point of view.

@mike M. The medal system is democratic, if you feel this guy or anyone else deserves a medal then post here,

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2085&page=16

Gen. Sandworm
09-23-2006, 01:20 PM
I have never found the mods to be too harsh, they seem to do a good job from my point of view.

@mike M. The medal system is democratic, if you feel this guy or anyone else deserves a medal then post here,

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2085&page=16

Good point..........please remember to recommend members for medals. Can be hard to track everyone so thats a good way of alerting the staff.

HG
09-23-2006, 05:25 PM
I agree with you SS TIger and I did not say the MOD's here are harsh I just said what could cause a problem.

I missed this site and are sure as hell glad to be back.

Panzerknacker
09-23-2006, 06:53 PM
I guess that you have a lot of experience with "harsh mods" speacially if still you are in that "aircraft of WW2 neo nazis racist xenofobic forum"...you know what I am talking about ;)

Cuts
09-23-2006, 08:31 PM
Here's my take on a few things. To me it seems like when we get members who have a different view on things or don't see eye to eye with certain people, some mod's included they get attacked for their views. I have seen several members chassed away because views differed from theirs.
One well know former member was Ironman, he had some good post and some good views, okay maybe some of his views were a little off of what you or I think but who cares, it was fun to read his posts and everyone's rebuttals. He got chassed off instead and there have been others.
When this forum changed to its new look, I was able to see the Admin and Mod section that is normally blocked to us non worthy. The things I read that the mod's were saying about other long standing members reminded me of elementary school politics. It reminded me of club where you had your cool kids and the un cool kids.
Another thing I see but probably doesn't play a big part in keeping members is your medal giving program, it's no where near fair and equitable. It seems like they are only given to the popular kids. One member ( Ill leave unnamed) has been a member since 2005 and has over 1400 great posts but I have yet to see him named for ANY MEDAL. His posts always have great info and he knows what he's talking about, where is his Longevity medal?? Is it some mod's don't like him so he is not given one? Remember answer truthfully..I read the mod section. LOL
The point here is treat everyone the way you want to be treated even if your views differ from their's and we might keep more people. That's my 2 cents...Ill do what i can to help.

I understand what you mean about bitching, but personally I couldn't give a damn about anything said of me on an internet site - it's not as if it's real life. Besides, I wouldn't bother to read those fora even if I could

Similarly with regard to gongs, they are only virtual and some members, especially those who have earnt them in the real world, prefer not to put them up.
It would be akin to taking the rank system seriously - believe it or not some people actually have ! It's just a bit of fun & makes a change from earning stars in McDonalds.


Ironman, he had some good post and some good views

I honestly cannot remember a 'good' post from Tinwalt, although there may well have been one.
He lied like a cheap NAAFI wristwatch and was an ignorant buffoon and bigot who would argue black was white if the voices told him to.

SS Tiger
09-24-2006, 01:50 AM
I guess that you have a lot of experience with "harsh mods" speacially if still you are in that "aircraft of WW2 neo nazis racist xenofobic forum"...you know what I am talking about ;)

:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: I will change my bookmark name to "aircraft of WW2 neo nazis racist xenofobic forum"! That's why I have not posted there in a while too.

Digger
09-25-2006, 09:59 AM
Hi, I'm a new member and I'm just scouting through the site. I can tell you I would not have joined if there was nothing of interest here. So what if some topics have been rehashed time and again, the mere fact it happens is due to continued interest, and perhaps there are people out there willing to learn.

I will give you credit, the mere fact a subject like this is open for discussion proves the sight is not dead, because you guys want to move forward.

Regards to all
Digger.

Gen. Sandworm
09-25-2006, 11:51 AM
Hi, I'm a new member and I'm just scouting through the site. I can tell you I would not have joined if there was nothing of interest here. So what if some topics have been rehashed time and again, the mere fact it happens is due to continued interest, and perhaps there are people out there willing to learn.

I will give you credit, the mere fact a subject like this is open for discussion proves the sight is not dead, because you guys want to move forward.

Regards to all
Digger.

Welcome to the site Digger.

HG
09-25-2006, 06:25 PM
I guess that you have a lot of experience with "harsh mods" speacially if still you are in that "aircraft of WW2 neo nazis racist xenofobic forum"...you know what I am talking about ;)

He he he...... I know what you mean.

I am still there, but have not been so active the last few weeks and have started now again to get back to my forums and catch up and try to be more active.

Welcome Digger.

Digger
09-25-2006, 09:27 PM
Thankyou for the welcome. I hope I can contribute something worthwhile.

Regards to all
Digger.

SS Tiger
09-26-2006, 11:25 AM
Welcome aboard, I'm sure you will mate!

Panzerknacker
09-26-2006, 07:50 PM
He he he...... I know what you mean.

I am still there, but have not been so active the last few weeks and have started now again to get back to my forums and catch up and try to be more active.

Welcome to the right Henk. :rolleyes:



I will change my bookmark name to "aircraft of WW2 neo nazis racist xenofobic forum"! That's why I have not posted there in a while too.



No kidding SS..:neutral: ...maybe if you clik in there it can redirect you to www.wehategirls.com. (http://www.wehategirls.com.hate). ....:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gen. Sandworm
09-27-2006, 10:57 AM
Changing the name of the topic from Is this Great Forum dead? to State of the Forum! Sorry but just sounds a bit better and more accurate of the recent discussions.

Panzerknacker
09-27-2006, 07:02 PM
Standing ovation for you General S.

http://www1.laverdad.es/interactivo/imagenes_galerias/casapintada/imagenes/aplausos.jpg

Lancer44
09-28-2006, 09:12 AM
Changing the name of the topic from Is this Great Forum dead? to State of the Forum! Sorry but just sounds a bit better and more accurate of the recent discussions.

General Sandworm!

I'm clicking my heels in front of you and this sounds just like a single shot from .050 MG. THANKS!

Regards,

Lancer44

SS Tiger
09-28-2006, 05:26 PM
No kidding SS..:neutral: ...maybe if you clik in there it can redirect you to www.wehategirls.com. (http://www.wehategirls.com.hate). ....:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Yeah, no thread for the Luverly Ladies! :( A lot of the stuff posted by Les is far more offensive to kids than some lady in a bikini!

Panzerknacker
09-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Amen :)

Gen. Sandworm
09-29-2006, 11:17 AM
General Sandworm!

I'm clicking my heels in front of you and this sounds just like a single shot from .050 MG. THANKS!

Regards,

Lancer44

Thanks guys I feel like I won an award or something! :D

Panzerknacker
09-29-2006, 06:47 PM
I guess that the 0.050 Machinegun is not too noisy. :mrgreen:

A inch= 25,4 mm

0.050 inches = 1,27 mm




Kidding off couse. :cool:

VonWeyer
01-08-2007, 03:46 AM
Most users ever online was 123, Yesterday at 03:15 PM.

Great to see that the forum is growing and moving forward!

Well done to everyone.

ww2admin
01-08-2007, 08:57 AM
Perhaps it's cuz of Sandworm's link to the Pacific site?

VonWeyer
01-08-2007, 12:32 PM
Yeah, maybe.
Still impressive though.

Gen. Sandworm
06-05-2007, 02:12 PM
New record today! Most users ever online was 151, Today at 04:42 AM.

Panzerknacker
06-05-2007, 09:24 PM
Most users ever online was 151,

Mostly cheking the girls topic :mrgreen:.

Just kidding our entire forum is great.:cool: