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    Pretty well moribund

    Not much going on in here, very sad to see what looked like a great site and now pretty well dead.

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    I tend to blame "social media" like Farcebook and the like for much of the loss of members over the last 5 or 6 years.
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    Mr. Watt, each to their own type of music, No offence, but I have not the inclination whatsoever of picking up an electric guitar and start strumming it. I have never been in to rock or heavy metal music etc. not because of getting older, even when I was younger It never appealed to me, but having said that I used to marvel at and respect Jimi Hendix's wonderful natural and technical ability, to produce the sounds he did from his guitar. But I never bought one of his cd\s because to me it is a one time listen to kind of music. You either like it or you don't.
    I know I am selective in music and mostly It , classical, baroque or renaissance, romantic, soothing stuff.

    I'm surprised you say this is the only forum you go on and wonder why with your great talent, that you have not set up your own website so you can enthuse or teach/inspire others with similar interested guitar playing . don't you feel you are wasting your time here with no one to discuss your talents with? especially if your favourite topic is talking about yourself, as quoted. You hinted at the problem with the lack of posts may be your fault, why is that? You are very friendly and chatty, but a bit long winded at times.
    My apologies if I cannot get enthused with rock music, or similar videos.





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    I also am finding this site moribund. I check it at least once a day, and without my fellow Canuck John Watt, not much ever happens. How can we revive it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert View Post
    I also am finding this site moribund. I check it at least once a day, and without my fellow Canuck John Watt, not much ever happens. How can we revive it?
    By word of mouth mostly. Tell friends about this site which has a very diverse subject matter for all music genres, albeit rather inactive for the past couple years. I'm still here, now in my 11th year as a member and part of the administrative team to boot.

    I too would like to know where everyone went that was here 4 or 5 years ago ... in fact, I have tried to contact those people without any success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    By word of mouth mostly. Tell friends about this site which has a very diverse subject matter for all music genres, albeit rather inactive for the past couple years. I'm still here, now in my 11th year as a member and part of the administrative team to boot.

    I too would like to know where everyone went that was here 4 or 5 years ago ... in fact, I have tried to contact those people without any success.
    It's a shame. I hope some new people join and the site revives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    I'm not thinking this thread is quite so moribund any more.
    Ella Beck makes me want to wear a cumberbund.
    If you think it would suit you, go ahead - well, that's if you meant 'cummerbund'.
    'Cumberbund' sounds a bit restrictive...

    I must admit in the 24 hours since I joined, it does seem as if the OP had a point.
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    My second day - and things are perking up a little.
    Either the green shoots of recovery, or a last magnificent flowering before the tree dies.
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    We can but hopethat things will pick up

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    All good things come to an end, and everything has its season.

    If MIMF has to fade, let it do so with grace and honour. With friendly posts - reaching out to others, not egocentric - and with posts which are mainly about music, since this is a music forum.

    Nobody will join the forum, and nobody will return to it, if the posts don't interest them.

    And the posts won't be interesting, unless they are saying something in a sensible and civil way.

    That's the way I see it, anyway.

    Live long and prosper - anyone who's reading.
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    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-14-2018 at 20:51.
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    One thing that intrigues me is that there are often said to be 20 people looking at the pipe organ forum and 17 looking at the classical music forum, but as there are so few new posts, what can they be a-doing of?
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-14-2018 at 20:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    We can but hope that things will pick up
    I expect that most of those reading will have an idea as to what the problem is.

    I've enjoyed my time on this forum so far.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-15-2018 at 18:34.
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    I think most forums eventually peter out some. I don't remember how I found this one, probably just doing a Google search for classical music forums. There were quite a few forums I joined when I was going nuts with seeing all sorts of new communities pop up, but there was also Facebook and places like Reddit, and there is a lot of competition for discussions and people's attentions. I eventually grew overwhelmed with all of the places I was going, and adult life with kids eventually took over most of my time. It's nice this one is still around at least a little bit.

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    It's nice that you popped back too!
    As you say, forums have their heyday, and then fade a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    One thing that intrigues me is that there are often said to be 20 people looking at the pipe organ forum and 17 looking at the classical music forum, but as there are so few new posts, what can they be a-doing of?
    Sometimes they just sits and thinks and sometimes they just sits.

    What it doesn't tell you is if they're members or not or even just the friendly neighbourhood search bots that index the site. I read far more than I post about.
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