Not for me, Joe, not for me!!!! I still want you to snipe at me...and get all mopey when you don't...here, on Facebook, anywhere. I don't care the platform!
People find this site, Nova...as Joe said, we are still the number one search for a local forum in Google. It is just once they do, they often decide this site has no traffic other than sales and will sit there unnoticed. When people post a question, (anywhere) they want an answer NOW...not 24 hours later, or even 4 hours later. A sales post with a 20 dollar bubble tip will get a hit within minutes...so people are here...but it has become a site of lurkers....
Yeah, truth be told, the current owners of the forum don't even WANT business sponsors anymore...besides the ones they sell the ads to that have nothing to do with aquarium keeping. Years ago I asked for information on why my sponsorship for the farm had been deleted, and for an admin to please contact...that post is still up there, years old now. I pmed an admin several times to no avail. Finally I begged the mods to figure it out...and they were ignored, too. A deal was struck...keep helping people on the forum, as I always have...and though I wouldn't have a section to post in, I would be able to post. It didn't matter anyway...because the business sponsor sections were being ignored by then in favor of the buy/sell section. There was once a day where local business owners were active on here...you know, someone other than me.
The money USED to come from LFS and online stores...but that became "too hard" to manage...so after having our accounts deleted 3 times, we were then completely ignored. Do the current sponsors (the ads you see) contribute to the forum, as the old sponsors (LFS) did? I saw the biggest difference happen here when that changed...
I will always post on CFT...the main ad. Gone are the days when I could put the real exciting stuff on here and count on anyone to notice. I would still do it if there was a reason...but again, when I called everyone to please go like and comment...I got two people who cared enough to do it. It isn't because ReefSMART didn't have traffic...because we had over 500 people at the show this year. So many people were posting on FB about the goodies they got, and pics of the show, my Facebook crashes when I try to scroll to notifications from that day. So much traffic, it broke my FB!
Joe is right, blame what you like...but it is the fault of the members. There could be (and probably are) hundreds of people who went to RS that are registered on here...but we don't give them a reason to come here and talk about it. :(
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