Pretty well moribund

John Watt

Active member
I've been answering questions here about the lack of people logging in and posting,
by saying there are so many viewers.
I never thought about it enough to see if the numbers are the same all the time,
but then, I'm coming at you from Niagara Falls time, many time zones away.

I could wait a thousand years now.
 

Fretless

New member
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.
 

John Watt

Active member
I don't know if moribund is a variation of cumbered, or I just think it rhymes.
Being able to finally do an embedded video has unencumbered my posting approach.
The new thread I just started has been the best for me as far as font and videos can take you.
And now I'm wondering if Cumberbatch is a stage name or Benedict was really born with it.

Will universities and colleges around the world embrace my thread thesis, recognizing a new art-form,
and raise the members ships? Or has my ship already staled?
yeah.... sometimes I'm not even sure what I'm looking at, even if I get a photo.



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Taggart

Member
Staff member
Sr. Regulator
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? :confused:

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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Ella Beck

Member
I suppose that even '20 reading' is small beer when you consider that there are thousands of members and hundreds of members on the bigger internet forums.
There seem only to be between two and ten active members on MIMF - sadly.
 

John Watt

Active member
You seem to be trying to finish off Magle.dk every time you're posting here.
If it's such a sad and lonely experience for you, if it is just nothing...
If active threads aren't as good as previous threads...

They say it would take more than one life-time for a person to copy every Bach score.
You can say it would take more than one life-time to comprehend the grand scale of Magle.dk.
I always like it when there's an intermission.

Maybe you could put up a video of you playing violin and singing to attract more attention.
I know I would have a look and listen, and reply in kind.
 
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Ella Beck

Member
http://www.managingcommunities.com/2009/04/15/activity-breeds-activity-on-your-online-community/

Another interesting article on how to revive internet forums.

As the writer points out, activity is so important, but not just any old activity - people want to sense that there are discussions going on and places where they can join in.

That's why I've tried to start threads on specific topics which interest me and which I hope might interest other people.

Also it's why I try to keep posting - where I can, relevantly & concisely - on threads about music started by other people.

Because other people are the key to the health of this forum.

MIMF is not about me or about any other single poster. :grin:

MIMF is about community, and it's also about music.
 
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John Watt

Active member
In real life, when someone apologizes to me I always say don't start doing that,
because once you start you won't be able to stop. It's true, and usually gets a laugh.
Here, I was saying that if you are thinking that anything negative here is my fault,
you can progress with that because I have posted so much you can find more to dislike.

I'm not into likes and not liking. Is there such a thing as being a liker? There are dislikers.
I'm a lover and a fighter. I'm not on Facebook either.
 
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Ella Beck

Member
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.

I'm not sure I entirely agree, since Talk Classical is still fairly healthy. I use Facebook quite a bit, but it doesn't stop me posting on Music Forums.
 

Ella Beck

Member
Half alive? Or half dead?

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John Watt

Active member
Is that the start of a crop that's growing in January because of global warming,
that is going to die when it freezes again? That's when farmers lose crops around here.

If I could pose as another member, using a user name, like I tried to do last year,
I probably would try to be artistic and say I see the start of an Albrecht Durer nature study here.
yeah... I got away with four or five postings before Krummhorn asked if it was me.
I tried to adapt a tough Prussian military attitude, tense and terse verse, but like all good things...
 

Ella Beck

Member
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.

Interesting, to learn something of the history of the site.
 

John Watt

Active member
There's a new JHC post here, a reply to me about a baroque bass instrument.
He's an older member from New Zealand who hasn't posted here for over six months.

When these forums went down when the whole domain underwent new construction,
maybe four years ago, a lot of members lost a number of replies. I lost over 1,200. But that's okay.
 
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