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Title: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Dallan on September 04, 2012, 02:28:26 PM
I was talking about this forum over the weekend with a couple people. Has Facebook seriously wounded the RF?
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 05, 2012, 06:41:11 AM
It seems to have had some effect. I still come here daily to see what's happening. R/F is more focused to the faire, but I may not be posting quite as often as I once was.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: arbcoind on September 05, 2012, 08:54:58 AM
Dallan, yes!  And it's not just this forum.

Gina
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: SethB on September 05, 2012, 10:22:25 AM
It seems like Texans are still here in force, but not much anywhere else.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Dallan on September 05, 2012, 02:30:15 PM
Dallan, yes!  And it's not just this forum.

Gina

I logged onto another forum that I used to participate in that isn't as old as this one and noticed that too.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Serenity on September 05, 2012, 04:02:20 PM
Yes, I must admit that I don't frequent the forums as I used to, and that's mainly due to all of my rennie friends being on FB.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 01, 2012, 09:57:18 PM
My work schedule, as well as my computer problems, have limited my participation of late. Computer problems are solved, so I hope to improve.
FB has become a cold and somewhat isolating experience of late, so I don't go there too much anymore.
Cheers, and let us be merry here again!
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 02, 2012, 05:56:16 AM
Admittedly, I am spending a bit of time on Facebook, and have enjoyed it for the most part, but the restrictions here on political statements make this a more friendly place to be. I just have to be a lot more careful what I say here so that I don't bruise someone's tender eyes.

Amras, will we see you again at RenDezvous?
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: SethB on October 04, 2012, 04:25:25 PM
I have my Facebook friends all neatly organized so that I can ignore most of the political stuff. Usually I am just looking at my faire friends posts.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Pinn on October 05, 2012, 09:22:17 AM
 ;D ;) Nope not at all  ::)
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Dallan on October 22, 2012, 02:00:03 PM
Admittedly I spend time on Facebook almost daily. It serves it purpose for me well but I miss the RF in its days of glory. I agree that its nice not to have to filter through the political comments as on Facebook. But more importantly I like having something that is totally Rennie focused. This forum helped me start several friendships. I am trying to remember to visit and post more frequently.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Steev on February 23, 2013, 10:02:13 PM
OOO. When I replied here It gave me a message that no replies had been here for 90+ days.  Guess I need to go to facebook.  I had noticed that posts were falling off about a year ago.  Shame, I liked having our own space.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: DonaCatalina on February 25, 2013, 05:01:10 AM
I like Facebook less than I used to because of the political ****. I like to come here to discuss faire related things.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 25, 2013, 05:28:33 AM
I've tried to keep that political spew off of my feed on Facebook. 90% of the people I have as friends on FB are fellow Rennies. Those who do a lot of the ranting there get curtailed. Right now, I have a rather comfortable feed with just an occasional arsehat posting.

I like the better focus here, too, DC.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Steev on February 25, 2013, 10:23:42 AM
I prefer this site to FB (when there are people actually posting...) because not only can I get info specific to my home faire but can easily tag other people, faires, or get topical feedback from the whole ren community.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: BLAKDUKE on March 11, 2013, 10:42:31 AM
I much prefer R/F to FB.  FB to me is mindless drivel.  Each to his own I guess.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: dbaldock on March 11, 2013, 11:41:44 AM
But, does the Maryland Renaissance Festival have Cat Pictures?   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 19, 2013, 03:58:06 PM
Careful what you ask for, dbaldock...the potential for cat pics out of Maryland is staggering... :)

All in all, FB has slowed many of these old message posting boards. I myself have been as guilty as anyone. I am taking steps, effective immediately, to remedy that.

As far as political content goes, I try to be apolitical in all things. You will rarely hear me offer political opinion on any e-site. No one ever changed anyone's mind on one. I don't see the need, nor do I have the desire, to try. Political opinions are like certain anatomical parts...everybody's got one. That being said, I'll state as a moderator that as long as a person follows the board posting guidlines, their posts are safe with me.

Looking forward to getting more active here again...let me hear from you...oh, yeah, 97 days! Slainte!!
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 20, 2013, 06:42:33 AM
My possible future daughter-in-law currently lives not far from you, Amras. I'm hoping, at some point, to come up and see your faire!  At this time, our son is not sure if he will move there, or she will move to NY. It totally depends on who gets a job in the other location first...how's that for confusing?

Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 21, 2013, 01:01:53 PM
Elder Mage, in these times, it makes perfect sense...In either of those locations, the potential for faire fun abounds...it would be good to show you about Revel Grove if the opportunity presented itself.
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Serenity on May 22, 2013, 12:53:03 PM
Oh yes Merlin, it would be wonderful to have you visit Revel Grove!!
Title: Re: Does anyone ever post here anymore?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 23, 2013, 04:26:13 PM
Your serenity may be at risk, Serenity, should I appear at your gates. I am an old and cantankerous wizard.