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    Default Has Rowdy Talk Grown

    I've been on RT for a long time and I see the same old Screen Names, Has this site grown at all, I looked at a few other sites an their members nearly doubled.

    This is a great way to get people involved but is it being used as such?

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    It is still growing but Iíve noticed that many of the newer folks are lurkers and not active posters. Additionally, some of the older members have also reverted to lurking. Some feedback I have gotten is that a lot of the threads become hijacked and also a few folks have become disproportionately over bearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL View Post
    It is still growing but I’ve noticed that many of the newer folks are lurkers and not active posters. Additionally, some of the older members have also reverted to lurking. Some feedback I have gotten is that a lot of the threads become hijacked and also a few folks have become disproportionately over bearing.
    Do we have to guess who? ...

    BIRD CALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL View Post
    It is still growing but I’ve noticed that many of the newer folks are lurkers and not active posters. Additionally, some of the older members have also reverted to lurking. Some feedback I have gotten is that a lot of the threads become hijacked and also a few folks have become disproportionately over bearing.
    Lol.

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    Cal, that feedback is spot on. I would add that many of us don't want to engage with some who are super passionate which is great in supporting our team, but differ in opinions from ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo! View Post
    Cal, that feedback is spot on. I would add that many of us don't want to engage with some who are super passionate which is great in supporting our team, but differ in opinions from ourselves.
    Differing opinions are welcome; groupthink sucks. We will continue to work towards an environment where that feels welcome; Iím always looking for feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL View Post
    Differing opinions are welcome; groupthink sucks. We will continue to work towards an environment where that feels welcome; Iím always looking for feedback.
    I will admit that I am more of a reader than a participant, but it doesn't mean I don't feel engaged with everyone. I can say that I read EVERY single thread, with a few that I just glance over, but I always make it a point to look at every one of them.

    I don't like it when people get trolled or when someone is called an idiot or such just because they don't understand or agree with someone else. That tends to make me tune the topic out. But fortunately it doesn't happen all the time.

    And as the forum grows I am sure the number of people that act out in an immature way will increase. But I am confident the number of well spoken, intelligent and mature posters, willing to make great contributions, will increase even moreso, making this forum even better than it already is.

    I, for one, am glad to be a part of the regulars here, even if most everyone doesn't even know who the hell I am.

    Thanks, Cal, for keeping everyone in line and making this a fun place to talk about our Runners.

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    Why does it matter? This isn't a money making operation for CAL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac290 View Post
    Why does it matter? This isn't a money making operation for CAL.
    I guess you aren't aware of all the pay for play porn being hosted on the backend as a Rowdytalk subdomain.
    Busy playing Cyberball at the Roost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRP View Post
    I guess you aren't aware of all the pay for play porn being hosted on the backend as a Rowdytalk subdomain.
    Ah...that would explain Voldemort's fancy cars and houses then.....

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