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Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
04-26-2014, 02:39 AM,
#16
RE: Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
(04-21-2014, 10:21 PM)Mike_Smith Wrote:
(04-16-2014, 06:32 PM)CharliePrime Wrote: I don't understand why there is so little discussion on this forum.

* The moderators are fair, impartial, and judicious.

You only think that because I never banned you. LOL

I don't usually like to dig up ancient history about ConCen because a) it makes me look bad, drunk, caprious not judicious, and as if I try to glory in myself for the existence of this place.

BUT, after deleting my original "member #1" account I returned a few years later. I have been here longer than anyone, that's fact. I think this might give me insight as to why ConCen (an acronym I termed and still lives) appears "dead".

CC predates the likes of Youtube and Facebook et. al. Before YT the tracker was THE best and only place to find audio/visual material for freethinkers. FB made the social networking aspect of linking free minds competition also. So on both the networking and filesharing front concen took a big hit.

I also think that because CC predates a lot of ISP record keeping laws people then were more open with their opinions. I myself have been called into the local cop shop at the behest of the US Secret Service over a joke about Obama getting whacked on FB and changing my FB location to the "grassy knoll". It gives a person pause before posting. Wink

My own caprious ego-filled and often drunked style of moderating forums also alienated some of the best posters we had I regret with shame to say.

There's your answer from a CC old-timer.
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You banned me once and I had to come back in as my current nick... at that time you weren't allowed unless you had a non-webmail email. Lucky for me I had several ISP email accounts.

This forum goes in waves. Activity will flourish again.
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04-26-2014, 06:14 AM,
#17
RE: Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
(04-26-2014, 02:39 AM)psilocybin Wrote: at that time you weren't allowed unless you had a non-webmail email.

People weren't disallowed for having webmail, only for having throwaway email accounts, most of which were web based. Yahoo and Google and many other domains with optional webmail interfaces were allowed.

Blocking domains which are throwaway accounts was an early and partially effective method for cutting down on spam and superleech accounts.
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04-26-2014, 09:00 AM,
#18
RE: Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
besides people mergin to more mainstream websites i think some ppl are moving to invitation only-forums, no?Huh
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04-28-2014, 04:56 AM,
#19
RE: Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
(04-26-2014, 06:14 AM)stiffy Wrote:
(04-26-2014, 02:39 AM)psilocybin Wrote: at that time you weren't allowed unless you had a non-webmail email.

People weren't disallowed for having webmail, only for having throwaway email accounts, most of which were web based. Yahoo and Google and many other domains with optional webmail interfaces were allowed.

Blocking domains which are throwaway accounts was an early and partially effective method for cutting down on spam and superleech accounts.

At the time when I signed up initially I specifically remember seeing a no web based email rule. This must have been like 05.
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04-29-2014, 03:00 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-21-2014, 09:56 PM by rockingtheboat.)
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RE: Why is CONCEN so Dead ?
I went through some old posts : So many people (including some old timers like byrds, who once bothered to post a picture of himself and his girlfriend (a sign of trust in my opinion)) have been banned en masse to the point that it looks really very childish.

It seems as if some moderators have obviously some inflated ego issues. A reminder that if one really wants to make the world a better place, one ought to work on making oneself a better person first, from the inside out.
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