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State of the Forum

Hi everyone,

Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
Is morale down? Any insight?
Medium BGE
Somewhere in NC
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,297
    A1_on_A5 said:
    Hi everyone,

    Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
    Is morale down? Any insight?

    posting is mostly done in a couple discussions on this forum now, the what are you doing threads, the what are you buying threads, the what are you chefing threads account for most of the posts
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,993
    A1_on_A5 said:
    Hi everyone,

    Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
    Is morale down? Any insight?

    posting is mostly done in a couple discussions on this forum now, the what are you doing threads, the what are you buying threads, the what are you chefing threads account for most of the posts
    Yeah.  This.

    I've posted several cooks on the "What are you cheffing tonight doctor" thread - because I didn't think they were worthy of their own thread (not a new recipe or a new cook, not great pics, etc).  However, I have wondered if that is a better way to go - or if we're better off with more threads about individual cooks.  To be clear, I haven't thought this about my own cooks but I have seen dozens of cooks on that thread that I thought would have been great sources for their own thread.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,934
    I'm mostly trying to avoid @JohnInCarolina and @foghorn

    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,993
    That's a good strategy @blind99.  Your execution of the strategy leaves something to be desired.

    One day we'll meet in person - maybe October '22 at ACS in San Diego...

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,934
    @foghorn san diego sounds great! svs meeting was there this year but i didn't make it. 
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • I was thinking the same. Nary a shaving post to be seen. As noted by that guy without fish, I think it’s due to the fact that a few ego-driven (😉) members have created giant funnel threads that catch most of the content on this forum - cooks, consumerism and the stream of consciousness. 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,676
    They will be back when we get a republican back in the White House… if we still have one.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Well!!!! If the tolerant left weren't so intolerant. =)
  • PeteSliverPeteSliver Posts: 153
    Well!!!! If the tolerant left weren't so intolerant. =)
    No dog in this fight, but who left ?
  • Morale was at an all-time high when I was Prezzo
    I have a MiniMax on my golf cart
    Florida

  • Well!!!! If the tolerant left weren't so intolerant. =)
    No dog in this fight, but who left ?
    I don’t know. Just make a sarcastic comment to follow the one about repubs coming back a few posts up. 
  • They will be back when we get a republican back in the White House… if we still have one.

    It would be helpful if you were less vague about what you write.  Republicans or the White House, which are you thinking might go bye-bye?
    News flash, conservative repubs left town years ago.
  • Morale was at an all-time high when I was Prezzo

    Morals too.
  • So everyone knows, I'm back!!!  Buffalo took me off forum probation yesterday.  Thanks to all that sent kind words and well wishes.
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,154
    Morale was at an all-time high when I was Prezzo

    Morals too.
    And morels. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Large BGE.

    "If I wanted my balls washed, I'd go to the golf course!"
    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,021
    Theophan said:
    posting is mostly done in a couple discussions on this forum now, the what are you doing threads, the what are you buying threads, the what are you chefing threads account for most of the posts
    For me, those discussions "hide" things I would have been interested in, but can't see without slogging through a bunch of unrelated stuff. I'm not good at being social, so what I used to love here was tons of separate posts about things people had cooked, recipes, etc., and I could tell by the title what they were.

    Some people must like the way it is now, so they might as well do what they like, I guess. But for me, it's one of the reasons I don't come here as often as I used to. I'm glad I happened to check this evening and saw this. My 2¢. Probably worth less. ;) 
    I like to be able to identify threads that might interest me, and it is different now.  The usage here has changed, and it has caused a big change in who hangs out here (just an observation, not a negative or positive).  I am in the facebook groups, and there are way more discussions about egg cooking there than there is here.  I still check in here a few times a week, but if you want highly interactive egg stuff, this place is more facebook from a social point of view than facebook is if that makes sense.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,257
    A1_on_A5 said:
    Hi everyone,

    Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
    Is morale down? Any insight?
    Don't panic,  the football is back and the forum springs back in to life...
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2605069#Comment_2605069
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,003
    CPFC1905 said:
    A1_on_A5 said:
    Hi everyone,

    Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
    Is morale down? Any insight?
    Don't panic,  the football is back and the forum springs back in to life...
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2605069#Comment_2605069
    Football has started and test match cricket is still going. What a time to be alive.
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,257
    Eoin said:
    CPFC1905 said:
    A1_on_A5 said:
    Hi everyone,

    Long time lurker and recently joined. What's up with the forum these days? It seems like a lot of the regulars aren't around as much and certainly not posting. Is this place dying a slow death?
    Is morale down? Any insight?
    Don't panic,  the football is back and the forum springs back in to life...
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2605069#Comment_2605069
    Football has started and test match cricket is still going. What a time to be alive.
    Ignore the haters.  Probably one of those people who only likes rugby if the ball goes forward, they're all dressed as spacemen and whisper secrets to each other before the scrum type thing. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,542
    They will be back when we get a republican back in the White House… if we still have one.
    I’m just curious - who are the regulars who aren’t here that you think will be back if and when this happens?  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,676
    edited August 20
    Just fvking around man, I am glad that we can agree on a republican for prez next term.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,542
    Just fvking around man, I am glad that we can agree on a republican for prez next term.
    You’re confused.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,476
    I plan on being around more soon. I've had other commitments this summer but as school cranks up I hope to be back to posting again. All is well; just been busy with other things...
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,733
    The OT category has been moved to the 2nd or 3rd page on the mobile site so all the good entertaining stuff had been moved out of sight 🤷‍♂️

    Someone had to explicitly call me out in an OT thread for me to realize that…

    ____________________
    Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. •Niccolo Machiavelli
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,543
    The dynamic has changed. Like mentioned earlier, moderators have moved the OT threads where a lot of the shenanigans took place. Now people usually post in a couple generic threads. 
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • edited August 21

    PigBeanUs said:
    Nola and John scared away stike, who scared away rubmyrock, who scared away Tweeve ®, who scared away justincaseyfelldown, who scared away wess, who scared away drBBQ, who scared away zippy, who scared away littleSteven, who started the forum originally, in an AOL chat room

    everyone that’s left from the old days are basically bottom feeders, or selling something

    problem is also that John and Nola run about twenty accounts, so the trolling is basically done by two people, and the food photos are one guy logging in under different names (fishlessman, i think, based on the forks in his photos and that they don’t appear on the weekends while he is away “fishing”)



    WessB was never on this forum.  He was only on the original forum.  The incident there where he threatened gun violence resulted in a plea deal that included staying off the internet.  Once released and end of probation he never came back.  Rumor is he became photog for Raichlen.
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