Question – are there really so few people here?
It’s been a very long time since I have been here but am so very surprised to see so few people here – these boards use to jump!!! Not being critical, just trying to figure it out. Cannot find any way to make sure my posts are the newest to the oldest but so many are days – and MONTHS old. Have been at the Q boards for a long time but they are driving me insane right now – as they often do.
At any rate am trying to check to see if I remember any posters still here – is there no way to see a listing of those who post OR have all the nicks change? I do remember Raven – boy howdy that was a long time ago but cannot recall any off the top of my head. Was hoping to find a list and by reading the names would surely pick up some familiar names.
Thanks for any info available.
WEll perhaps I am beginning to figure out why the oomph is gone. We all understand rules but forums are also forums – where people just love to chat and not always about the products available associated with a particular site. Just do not feel rules have to be quoted so much by those who post – we interpret differently. Carlos, you probably hit the nail on the head.
Still wish for the energy level and FUN I use to see here. As I have said before, unless you were here,one has no clue of the fun – snd sometimes a tad overboard fun – that was here. Sigh. And sooooooo many posters. Where did they go? Well I disappeared for about 10 years so perhaps they did the same thing.
Hope all have a great day and stay cool – we are suppose to be a few degrees cooler – still will be hot but something is better than nothing. LOL.
This is a retail chat site, not youtube. If posts were deleted, they must have been inappropriate.
That’s OK,why get aggravated over nothing!
I don’t know about anyone else, but half the stuff I post, gets bumped. Tryed to start 2 conversations yesterday, both are gone…..sigh
I still have NO clue why these boards have lost the energy and number of posters there once were. When I came back here after a long absence – a few weeks back – I was floored. I DO know so many of the "regular" posters were gone. Sure, some argued but most did not and it was so lively. I also recall these boards closed but cannot now recall just why. I started here many many years ago and unless you were here 15 to 20 years ago, perhaps one would not realize just how active and how much fun they were. I find it sad. The recent changes in the Q board has lost many members over there. I also do not post as much as I use to over there – again, no fun. Wish I could remember some of the names of the "old" posters here – would recognize them if I saw them but cannot recall many. Ahhhh, to get old. LOL. Hope all have a good day.
It’s quite a blow when Fonzie becomes Potsie.
I do believe that TAY was started for ‘chit chat convos’ which includes non HSN ‘stuff’. TAY is not on the main boards. I agree that expressing ones point of view is good and can be enlightening and fun. I also agree that the only time the board gets hopping is when there is a back and forth negative, throw dirt in your face discussion going on. There are so many posts that are positive that go unanswered.
HSN is responsible for what occurs on its forum and so the mods are often called upon to use their judgement to remove threads when the responses become distasteful, personal and vindictive. There are ways of expressing your opinions without bashing, or being distasteful which isn’t that hard to do. I have seen lots of threads that could be considered controversial that have not been removed because the discussion did not erode into an all out battle.
And to reply to the original post, there are lots of people that come to the boards, take a look at the views on posts. It’s just a lot of folks don’t post.
I thought the whole point of TAY was to engage in conversation about things other than Hsn products. It’s pretty boring to just talk about Hsn items. I wouldn’t even need to come here; I could just watch Hsn 24 hours a day.
Everytime the dialogue becomes ‘controversial’ or ‘political’, posts and/or threads get vaporized. We’re all adults here. We should be able to express different or opposing points of views, political or not, in intelligent nonconfrontational ways. More than a few people go out of their way to incite anger against other members. It’s fairly childish.
I’ve also noticed those who "jump on the bandwagon" against other members suddenly become terribly sensitive when the movement is against them.
I went to the Q to see if their boards had more activity, and it seemed filled with conversation, but then I began to read the many deletions of posts and reasons for them. It was like the PC Gestapo came in and censored almost every other post. It isn’t a pleasure to post when you aren’t free to have a real discussion with differing opinions as others have stated?
I think the reason so few people are here is because of the wild difference in what is okay to talk about, and what isn’t.
It’s impossible to have a conversation when one day it’s okay to have your opinion about a host, and the next day it’s not okay.
This whole section: TALK AMONG YOURSELVES is supposed to be where we can have a little freedom…but it’s just confusing and frustrating.
Some members are so quick to flag a post as inappropriate. This place is a drag.
The good people get forced out by the crazy Puritans running around here.
The boards are pretty quiet lately. The only real action is when people post to win that $25 gift card. With over a million people playing the arcade games, you’d think a lot of them might stop for awhile and post a line or two, but guess not. They mainly post when the games aren’t working right.
Where is everyone? People love to talk, but not much here, it seems. :womanfrustrated:
Tamrick, I may just come back and start a chat. I started three now, one got NO response, the other got 2 or 3, and this one has the most. Unfortunately I do not think anyone from the days gone are still here OR they do not remember me. Nicks have changed I guess and I would not know them. I am still in complete shock as this board was unbelievably busy – and I am not kidding.
I know a maverick board was started due to problems here and I was on that for a while but suspect it is long gone. I just find it so very strange. Either that or I am just way too old!!!!! Am sure it was a good 10 years back but this board truly jumped – lots of fun. back then it had some testy posters but that never bothered me – I just enjoyed myself.
And yes, the Q has changed with their latest re-do and I do not post there as much as I use to – too much work to figure things out – lot of people left. Why do they mess with a good thing – guess I will never be able to figure that out.
Hope one and all had a great day and a better tomorrow!!
Wini, Hi how are you doing? Are you getting use to being back on the forum yet?? Hopefully you have gotten in contact with some nice people again.Start a thread or a topic & I will be glad to chat with you. Have a wonderful day 🙂
Mine show days replies posted are not in any sequence. In other words one may be one day, the next one two days away, and then the next was posted the day before, etc. Just is very strange to make sure you are reading the latest post in sequence.. Wish they would show dates, and not days. Make sense?
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
08.31.15 1:24 PM