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Richard Booth wrote:
Like most here, I have noticed this as well and have a few thoughts. In this forum particularly, we seem to get more than our share of trolls or those looking to pick a fight or share their political beliefs. We all have our political opinions, but keep them to yourself.
Next, I'm a bit turned off with the popup ads. I understand that this is a business and was disappointed to see them appear at first but they were limited mostly to photo gear. Now, I wade through ads for poolbuilders, and appliance stores.
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Richard, I think we all experience this forum differently. I'm not a big fan of politics/bureaucracy, so I really don't pay much attention to it. I have friends on Facebook, however, that I've turned off simply because they keep posting political statements ad nauseum, and the views are always extreme. So I've just never noticed it, same with the popup ads. I've never had a popup ad appear as a new window from being here on FM. He's got some ads up on top, and that's fine, doesn't interfere.
As for ppl who are trying to build a customer base. We have had ppl who were doing that, only one comes to mind, a guy who ended up being based out of L.A. But haven't heard much from him in at least six months, and not that much before either, except really to promote his workshops. We do have ppl who clearly are trying to draw ppl to their blogs, or to "like" them on FB. I ignore those things.
I can see where you think we've lost our rudder, but I think we've just temporarily lost our steam. Ebb and flow. Even today, I've seen a whole bunch of new posts, which makes this forum a whole lot more fun.