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    Unhappy Not much action here. Why for?

    I check in every day to see wassup, and "No new posts."

    Has our community died? Or is everyone too busy?
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    I have an unwritten rule that I won't post when there are no daily latest posts. I no like be hog cheese.

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    I think there was enough energy expended over the years by some posters in being skanky (that is, mean) that it turned off many folks. Regenerating interest is much harder once you lose it in the first place.

    So then, it takes a bit of extra effort in finding ideas for new posts that will inspire a response to bring back on board the old posters, as well as entice new ones (those new drop-ins that are asking more than where to eat on vacation or if we know of a cheap place to rent).

    Meanwhile, my collage age children are into much more anonymous, quick-style-postings and forums, where you don't expect to get to know the personalities and interests of others. Maybe that is the current wave, not this sort of forum where we interact with old friends (and foes)? Are we just the "old folks" with the dinosaur-style-postings?
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    Amati: True. Some very mellow people haven't been around for awhile. I've done more than my share of disagreeing (being disagreeable?). I may be partly the cause for my concern.
    I even noticed Helen is missing; she posted her meals daily. Maybe it's the busy season.
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    While waiting for the tea water to boil, I did some checking for no reason other than killing time.
    In the past year, there have been 10 new "introductions".
    Their interest each seemed short lived.
    2 posts (over 1 day)
    1 post
    3 posts (over 3 days)
    9 posts (4 days)
    5 posts (2 days)
    3 posts (2 days)
    4 posts (13 days)
    2 posts (2 days)
    And the record-maker in the past 12 months for a newbie, 17 posts (12 on first day, 4 that were 2 weeks later, and 1 that was 8 months later).

    Humm, that is only 9 posters .... well, the point remains the same, there is little retention of new posters who have used the intro thread.
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    Default Re: Not much action here. Why for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    I no like be hog cheese.
    Well, who would? (I had to look that up: Can We Bring Back Hog Cheese?.)
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Meanwhile, my collage age children are into much more anonymous, quick-style-postings and forums, where you don't expect to get to know the personalities and interests of others. Maybe that is the current wave, not this sort of forum where we interact with old friends (and foes)? Are we just the "old folks" with the dinosaur-style-postings?
    They like the mean tweets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    They like the mean tweets.
    Thankfully nobody I personally know of enjoys offensive tweets. The forums the "youngsters" participate in are forums that have quick-turn-around-time posts & responses, aimed for those who are online at the moment.
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    I think all the opinions expressed here are somewhat valid. But I have an additional comment. I think that this site has lost the interest of many, including myself, since many of the posts have become nonsensical and illogical. It is getting more and more difficult to find comments and expressions of opinions that are somewhat meaningful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat Kamaaina View Post
    I think all the opinions expressed here are somewhat valid. But I have an additional comment. I think that this site has lost the interest of many, including myself, since many of the posts have become nonsensical and illogical. It is getting more and more difficult to find comments and expressions of opinions that are somewhat meaningful.
    Well, the only way to cure that is to post something that is sensical and logical. Comments and expressions of opinion that are somewhat meaningful are always welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat Kamaaina View Post
    I think all the opinions expressed here are somewhat valid. But I have an additional comment. I think that this site has lost the interest of many, including myself, since many of the posts have become nonsensical and illogical. It is getting more and more difficult to find comments and expressions of opinions that are somewhat meaningful.
    I resemble the nonsensical and illogical remark. I was called a moron the other day because I said "Your welcome" to a guy being rude. Frankie's Market wrote meaningful opinions. But, some posters got mad at him because of that.

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    So, it's like "If I don't like what you say I'm going to take my toys and go home!" ????

    So BS. I weatherd through a few years of 'being targeted.' Frankie telling me "You're punked" (whatever that means), matapule accusing me of being involved in a terrorist organization... WTF, does everyone else have a thin skin?

    Everyone else was polite, informational or nonsensical.... I can handle.
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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/lifes...ays/vi-AA8wrjI

    People are getting too stressed out.

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    Long time no post for me. Even then it was only rarely.

    Perhaps itís like a long term marriage. Youíve heard all the stories over and over. Nothing new to addÖ..Just a guess.
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    I've noticed lately that when I do a search for "Hawaii threads", the website no longer shows up in the list of results. Nor did it show in the first three pages of searching when I did "Hawaiithreads". It used to be one of the top results. It also did not show up in the first three pages of "Hawaii forum".

    Is traffic so slow around here now that it is not even being recognized by the search engines? It would now be mighty hard for a new person to find the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    I've noticed lately that when I do a search for "Hawaii threads", the website no longer shows up in the list of results. Nor did it show in the first three pages of searching when I did "Hawaiithreads". It used to be one of the top results. It also did not show up in the first three pages of "Hawaii forum".

    Is traffic so slow around here now that it is not even being recognized by the search engines? It would now be mighty hard for a new person to find the website.
    Thankfully, I managed to find it during a Google search. On something like page 7 or 8. But still, it's there! I'm always glad to find more places where I can learn about Hawaii. I've wanted to live there for as long as I can remember (my parents were on Oahu while my dad was in the Army in the late '50s, and I came w/in 2 months of being born, there). Nowadays, since my husband and I are no longer encumbered by minor children, and his salary is sufficient to easily support us both, even in expensive Hawaii (or San Francisco, or Los Angeles, if we so desired), I'm seriously researching it and trying to convince him (from cold and wet Scotland) that he'd undoubtedly like several of the climate zones on the Big Island :-). We shall see!
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    Oh, then I just did not look far enough ... page 7. Well, at least it still shows up.
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    I'm logging in today to post in an old topic thread, and came across this one. I did a quick check, and in the past year there there have only been 2 introductions. One person posted just once, and the other person is still around after about 5 months.

    I admit that I have practically abandoned even remembering to visit this site. It was looking for where to post about a particular topic that made me remember HT. Gosh, in days past, I'd sometimes check in multiple times a day.

    Anyway, the OP's question is still valid: "Not much action here. Why for?"
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    Default Re: Not much action here. Why for?

    I can't speak on anyone's behalf as to why people don't post here as much as it was in years past, mainly because I just don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    I can't speak on anyone's behalf as to why people don't post here as much as it was in years past, mainly because I just don't know.

    It would be nice if it were a more active forum. I think this is a wonderful place to hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalHawaiian View Post
    It would be nice if it were a more active forum. I think this is a wonderful place to hang out.
    And there's some great folks here as well.
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    I just checked in after almost three years. I talk to most of us that have migrated over to Facebook...same flaming...at least we know each other by our given names at birth. Keeps things moderately civil...except for this presidential election. LOL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalHawaiian View Post
    It would be nice if it were a more active forum. I think this is a wonderful place to hang out.

    Many of us old timers left because the flaming was getting intolerable. I'm back just to see if it's changed any.
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    Default Re: Not much action here. Why for?

    Now granted I'm no prolific poster, but I do come on here weekly to see what the latest conversations are. For the first time in the 8yrs since I joined, when I clicked on the new or latest link I came up with zero results. No new posts by anyone this week?
    ....yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Many of us old timers left because the flaming was getting intolerable. I'm back just to see if it's changed any.
    Anyway, yes it is calmer around here, but its also sloooooow.
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