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    Default Why this forum is dying...

    I have a lot of affection for this place. Old west history is my passion. Been an active member for years.

    This place is in the crapper for one reason, lack of participation. I've seen many good posts go completely unsupported, just plain ignored, in the last few years. A recent example is;

    http://forums.ghosttowns.com/showthr...a-Then-and-Now

    Just one example. Toysx2 did a lot of work to accomplish the "then & now views". As of my posting this, 106 views, 1 reply.

    I'm surprised the forum is still in existance, there's so little appreciation for what the active members contribute.

    Get off your a s s people! Contribute! Appreciate!

    You won't miss your water till the well goes dry.

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    "Get off your a s s people! Contribute! Appreciate!

    You won't miss your water till the well goes dry."
    Here! Here!
    I agree with every word!

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    I think it will pick up now that summer is here.
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    I've also been an active member for years, since the inception of this forum. And a GT.com contributor since its earliest days online.

    However, though no fault of this forum nor its participants, I am choosy about what threads I watch, follow, participate in. Because I'm just choosy. I have no interest in ghost towns outside of the Great Basin, primarily eastern California and Nevada. So I don't even open the others outside of this realm. I don't knock those who discuss and post ghost towns from other states in the US or other countries, for that matter. I encourage those who do in regions outside of my region of interest to post and participate.

    Another reason I don't follow certain threads is also a fault of my own. In that I stubbornly hold on to dial-up Internet access. I live in a very rural region and my land line is not modern, nor is fiber optic. My speed runs roughly half of normal dial up speed. Thus my only choice for high speed Internet access is a cell phone modem or satellite. Both start in the $90 per month cost. I've been with the same dial-up company for more than a decade and my $10 per month cost has never changed. Paying nine times or more than what I do now is a cost I refuse to pay, as the Internet to me isn't all that important.

    So, that is why you don't see much of me. I do stop by at least once per week, but when I hit the new tab and see nothing but stuff that is likely full of photos (which take minutes or more to view only one image unless it's thumbnailed or very small) or is a topic about which I'm not interested in, I just go somewhere else. Or turn off the computer and go ghost towning or exploring in my own back yard.
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    Relatively new to this forum, but no fault but my own, cannot drive due to lack of common sense, haven't logged in for awhile, that will change in August, I hope, then the wanting to see some place/thing kicks in.

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    Wait a bit.im just sorting any Private out

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Wright View Post
    I've also been an active member for years, since the inception of this forum. And a GT.com contributor since its earliest days online.

    However, though no fault of this forum nor its participants, I am choosy about what threads I watch, follow, participate in. Because I'm just choosy. I have no interest in ghost towns outside of the Great Basin, primarily eastern California and Nevada. So I don't even open the others outside of this realm. I don't knock those who discuss and post ghost towns from other states in the US or other countries, for that matter. I encourage those who do in regions outside of my region of interest to post and participate.

    Another reason I don't follow certain threads is also a fault of my own. In that I stubbornly hold on to dial-up Internet access. I live in a very rural region and my land line is not modern, nor is fiber optic. My speed runs roughly half of normal dial up speed. Thus my only choice for high speed Internet access is a cell phone modem or satellite. Both start in the $90 per month cost. I've been with the same dial-up company for more than a decade and my $10 per month cost has never changed. Paying nine times or more than what I do now is a cost I refuse to pay, as the Internet to me isn't all that important.

    So, that is why you don't see much of me. I do stop by at least once per week, but when I hit the new tab and see nothing but stuff that is likely full of photos (which take minutes or more to view only one image unless it's thumbnailed or very small) or is a topic about which I'm not interested in, I just go somewhere else. Or turn off the computer and go ghost towning or exploring in my own back yard.
    Im looking a bit around,but going towards the 60 im thinking in a small lot of 40 Acre or so with a cabin on it to stay there over Winter,around Nevada and california.South Colorado were a choice too.

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    One issue with this site is personal message spam, for example from one "FrankQAR" in personal messages + at one time this site was down a lot, which seems to have been corrected. But I'd guess major issues relate to a combination of legal and copyright liabilities that the company hosting this site must face + the moderator(s?) participation and the newbie posting policy. I don't know why certain newbies can post and others cannot.
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    Now,there is one Thing i didn't like in California.people buy a Land,put a Mobil Home on it and leave there.It may have to do with what you saying,that Permit to build cost more on Time and Money then the Building itself.
    You see.I like it simple.I'd like a List i have to keep in Mind and build around it without paying much for permission.

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    So . . . this will become a "ghost forum" . . . how appropriate !

    Lack of participation on online fora isn't peculiar to this site . . . seems facebook and twitter have taken a lot of steam out of participation, and with a specialized subject, often it seems folks begin to feel everything's been said . . .

    Too bad for me, I just barely joined. There is a "gold mine" of good information in posts going back even ten years, though.

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