Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

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Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby allesandro » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:47 pm

I don't mean to be negative, but it seems like new posts are few and far between on this site. It also seems like it takes about a 1,000 views in order to get a handful of responses, which means that quite often by the time one does get a response, it's no longer timely. I'm not criticizing anyone, we all come to this site with different needs and expectations,but I'm just at a loss for why this is and if there is any way to make the site more current with fresh posts and more timely responses. I've posted previous posts regarding this issue without response( except for Tom, God bless him). It would be nice if this site could be more current, and more supportive for all, at least that's my view anyway. Maybe others feel differently. If people could just be more communicative at least about this, I think it might be quite helpful, to me anyway. I'm hoping this post doesn't get read and ignored like the others.

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:50 pm

The Dyspraxic Teens forum was pretty active back in the day, but that place started becoming pretty vacant as well. This place is more energetic, but I usually have to wait a week to view the posts. I feel bad for Tom, as there's no easy solution.

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby firemonkey » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Tom is trying to promote the forum on facebook . As for the many views to responses,that's common for forums generally.

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:08 pm

firemonkey wrote:Tom is trying to promote the forum on facebook . As for the many views to responses,that's common for forums generally.


Sure. I didn't mean to offend, or anything. I'm sure there are more than a fair share of forums that don't have many members. I once hosted some servers for a game, along with a forum and site on a dedicated server at college, so it's not lost on me. Our forum was probably about as active, but it felt special because me and my friend were running it, although I did most of the work.

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Tom fod » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:42 am

I’ve posted links to the Forum on a couple of Faceache-based support group communities for Dyspraxia/Neuro Diversity. If anyone wants to put a tweet out there that would be good.

Aside from my efforts to react to spammers and doing my utmost to ensure new people feel listened to, it is fortunate I can fit looking after the forum around the other aspects of my life. Everyone is polite and there is very little drama so I don’t have to do very much policing at all.
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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:57 am

Tom fod wrote:I’ve posted links to the Forum on a couple of Faceache-based support group communities for Dyspraxia/Neuro Diversity. If anyone wants to put a tweet out there that would be good.

Aside from my efforts to react to spammers and doing my utmost to ensure new people feel listened to, it is fortunate I can fit looking after the forum around the other aspects of my life. Everyone is polite and there is very little drama so I don’t have to do very much policing at all.


Slightly off topic, but what is Faceache?

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Tom fod » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:52 am

Faceache is me being rude about Facebook. Dictionary definition is an ugly or miserable person.
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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby firemonkey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:07 am

Have tweeted forum link.

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Re: Why Are there So Few New Posts and Why Does It Take 1,000 Views To Get Just A Few Responses?

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:59 pm

I posted quite a few replies yesterday. I remember it went from 69, because I thought about how that was rude. That should be something to be getting along with. I'm interested in lots of pretty niche stuff though. :)


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