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    • Re: Posting and YOU!

      For our newer members.

      Also a timely reminder to stay on-topic in the threads,
      particularly, the movies reviews etc,
      where there is growing tendency to 'chat'
      about health, welfare and other non-related things.

      We would appreciate in order not to clutter informative threads,
      that 'chat' can be carried out by Chat Room or PM

      Thank you for your continued support
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Just want to make sure this stays up long enough for people to see. It was just posted last night. Don't want others to get in trouble as I and Dooley did. So, yall, read what Kevin has posted and be sure not to talk about anything personal unless it is in the Chat Room or a PM. We can't "talk" to each other in posts.....not allowed....just about the Thread. I am sure some will really like that. KEITH
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Hawkswill;124158 wrote:

      Just want to make sure this stays up long enough for people to see. It was just posted last night. Don't want others to get in trouble as I and Dooley did. So, yall, read what Kevin has posted and be sure not to talk about anything personal unless it is in the Chat Room or a PM. We can't "talk" to each other in posts.....not allowed....just about the Thread. I am sure some will really like that. KEITH


      Don't worry about this "staying up" it has been up for 5 years. As I stated to you in direct pm, we always encourage members to stay on topic.

      But you can take it to extremes if you want, and post in public to rally your troops. But a little common sense tells you that off topic banter about something that has nothing to do with the thread subject should be kept to a minimum or to 0.

      Some leeway will be given but from time to time we will nudge the conversation back to the subject at hand before it goes totally off topic, just as Keith did in the Quite Man thread.

      Don't take it as a personal attack. The moderators are just doing what they are instructed to do, moderate. We've had to do this from time to time over the decade we've been online here.

      Again thanks for understanding.

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    • Re: Posting and YOU!

      Oh, not taking it personally. After all, ours was just one very small post off topic. I agree that there have been times when there were many more. And "rally my troops", LOL, just warning all folks to be careful of how they post so that it will meet with your standards and rules. Now perhaps someone will use the Chat Room....I went there a few times and there was never anyone there. In other forums I have been on, when you go to the Chat Room a mod greets you. So, I just figured no one used this one. I am sure a lot of folks will be very glad not to have the threads cluttered up with personal things. KEITH

      Kevin wrote:

      Don't worry about this "staying up" it has been up for 5 years. As I stated to you in direct pm, we always encourage members to stay on topic.

      But you can take it to extremes if you want, and post in public to rally your troops. But a little common sense tells you that off topic banter about something that has nothing to do with the thread subject should be kept to a minimum or to 0.

      Some leeway will be given but from time to time we will nudge the conversation back to the subject at hand before it goes totally off topic, just as Keith did in the Quite Man thread.

      Don't take it as a personal attack. The moderators are just doing what they are instructed to do, moderate. We've had to do this from time to time over the decade we've been online here.

      Again thanks for understanding.

      Sent from my Galaxy S III using Forum Runner
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Well, by the action on the forum, you seem very defensive which makes it appear as if it's all against you. Believe me it's not, just a nudge to stay on topic.

      But glad you brought this thread up again with your post. It's a post that should be read by all members here.

      As for the chat room, it's never been a big hit here. Early on there was attempts to schedule chat events but we never did get a good response, and not many bothered to make the event. So it's there for members to use, if they want to.

      Thanks for understanding.

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    • Btw, there are numerous threads for off topic bantering, where the subject is whatever the poster wants it to be. Of course you can create a thread if an existing thread doesn't exist.

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    • Re: Posting and YOU!

      Only one person against me that I know of, and the whole "daily" forum knows it...I mean it is not hard to tell...it is blatantly obvious. But, I have given up on that and no longer care, although I DID try for a good while to help and to, as I said, "offer the olive branch". Won't happen again.

      As for repeating this thread, that WAS my intention. Although there are a great many people on here who DO enjoy the more relaxed posting and some can't wait to see what has happened while at work, etc., there are others, I am sure that are not happy with it. From the statistics I can see, you had been losing people for quite some time.......now in the last months, you have gained quite a few and posts are way up, (please correct me if I am wrong.....only going by what I can see). BUT, it is YOUR Site, and therefore should be conducted in the manner that YOU wish. I imagine there are diehard fans who don't like to communicate with others except as pertains to Duke, etc. This site is perfect for them if conducted by your mods as in the rules.

      As for the chat room, who knows, maybe it would work, but most folks don't have time to make time to sit down and post things that are already written out on the threads....so, don't imagine it would work very well......too bad....should be some way.

      So, I guess, enough said.....no question now. My and Dooley's one off topic post began this, but I have been guilty of a lot more than that. Just was called on it at the wrong time and got my dander up. I know why it was chosen for that day, but it makes no matter..what is done is done, "spilt milk" as Serepta would say.

      Yes, I understand, Kevin.....sure do. KEITH

      Any reason you can figure that I have never been able to make Multi Quote work.........it turns red and all, but....never can get the entire post up there?


      Kevin wrote:

      Well, by the action on the forum, you seem very defensive which makes it appear as if it's all against you. Believe me it's not, just a nudge to stay on topic.

      But glad you brought this thread up again with your post. It's a post that should be read by all members here.

      As for the chat room, it's never been a big hit here. Early on there was attempts to schedule chat events but we never did get a good response, and not many bothered to make the event. So it's there for members to use, if they want to.

      Thanks for understanding.

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      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Losing, gaining, members is a way of life here. You haven't been here but for 7 maybe 8 months, and you know the health of the community?

      Wow, I've been here from the beginning and have seen the busy times and the slow times around here. It's certainly a cycle. Believe me when I say that as dead as one year is here, it's bounces back two fold the next year.

      In fact the last 3 years has been the busiest ever. Gains in traffic and engagement. I think your point(s) have been made. I appreciate what you have done to promote this community, and I think you enjoy it here? But this place is bigger than one man or one lady, it's a big community.

      While I appreciate the concerns for the community, the topic is the posting and you, and what we as a mod team here try to maintain. A focused discussion, and to maintain this we have guidelines that members here should follow. The big picture is focus and this makes for an over all better experience for the average user. Having to scroll thru countless chat about everything except what the visitor is interested in is not the experience we drive for. Do we always perform our duties perfectly?, no we fail and are not as constant as I'd like but we try. This isn't a business, it's a hobby, for me and the other moderators here. I enjoy maintaining this community since 1999 when I first hosted a John Wayne website and forum, and Lord willing this place will be here for many years to come.

      I've gone off topic now so I'll end it here. Sorry for going on so long.

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      jwayne.com
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      Went by the statistics you used to have up..don't know if they are still there, and by what long time members have told me, that we brought a breath of fresh air in that was badly needed.....of course, only their opinion, but they had been here many years. Also, I believe if anyone besides myself had made 1500 posts in 6 months, something would have been said about it.

      But you just said, " I appreciate what you have done to promote this community". First thing like that said by any of yall. And that will do. Better by far than nothing.

      Keith

      Kevin wrote:

      Losing, gaining, members is a way of life here. You haven't been here but for 7 maybe 8 months, and you know the health of the community?

      Wow, I've been here from the beginning and have seen the busy times and the slow times around here. It's certainly a cycle. Believe me when I say that as dead as one year is here, it's bounces back two fold the next year.

      In fact the last 3 years has been the busiest ever. Gains in traffic and engagement. I think your point(s) have been made. I appreciate what you have done to promote this community, and I think you enjoy it here? But this place is bigger than one man or one lady, it's a big community.

      While I appreciate the concerns for the community, the topic is the posting and you, and what we as a mod team here try to maintain. A focused discussion, and to maintain this we have guidelines that members here should follow. The big picture is focus and this makes for an over all better experience for the average user. Having to scroll thru countless chat about everything except what the visitor is interested in is not the experience we drive for. Do we always perform our duties perfectly?, no we fail and are not as constant as I'd like but we try. This isn't a business, it's a hobby, for me and the other moderators here. I enjoy maintaining this community since 1999 when I first hosted a John Wayne website and forum, and Lord willing this place will be here for many years to come.

      I've gone off topic now so I'll end it here. Sorry for going on so long.

      Sent from my Galaxy S III using Forum Runner
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
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      Hawkswill wrote:

      Went by the statistics you used to have up..don't know if they are still there, and by what long time members have told me, that we brought a breath of fresh air in that was badly needed.....of course, only their opinion, but they had been here many years. Also, I believe if anyone besides myself had made 1500 posts in 6 months, something would have been said about it.

      But you just said, " I appreciate what you have done to promote this community". First thing like that said by any of yall. And that will do. Better by far than nothing.

      Keith


      Early on we had several members that where on fire, many posts in short order. They like some get busy with life and just don't post as much. Some just lost interest after the newness wore off and just never come back.

      The stats that you "don't know if they are still there" are still available (like I would hide them) on the main page of the forum, they haven't been moved. Those numbers are a snapshot of a rolling 4 weeks worth of activity.

      I'm sure the JWMB at times seem stale to some, while others are engaged and think things are going good. Many different eyes, and perceptions of what is going on.

      Anyways, I've spent my nickle, on this subject. Time for din, din.


      BTW, almost forgot, I did thank you several months ago via email/PM that I appreciated any help you did promoting the forum.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
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