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Where is everyone?

Post by Oracle » Wed 04.16.2008 1:47 am

Just an observation: Anyone else feel like there's about 10% of the activity here now as opposed to before the move..?

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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by chikara » Wed 04.16.2008 2:12 am

Yes, things have been very quiet since the move to the new server.
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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by Harisenbon » Wed 04.16.2008 3:31 am

I've been so busy with work that I haven't really noticed, but I think you're right.

There seems to be many more introduction threads, but not as many people are asking questions in the forums.
I notice a lot of people are posting in the groups and on their blogs though. Although it is kind of difficult to find new blog posts if you don't know that they've been updated.

I think the same amount of activity might be going on, but it's just so much more spread out now (between the forums, photo groups, groups and blogs) that it's harder to notice.
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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by hyperconjugated » Wed 04.16.2008 4:11 am

I'm not sure if it's just me but the new polished TJP is loading slower than the old one. Because it takes more time to load and read all the new posts, I don't check the forum as often as I used to.
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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by Oyaji » Wed 04.16.2008 4:22 am

There are groups? There are blogs? I guess I need to look around more.

Lately it seems like most of the threads are basic grammar questions which are quickly answered by Chris or someone, and that is that. There don't seem to be as many cultural discussions and such as before. Is that all happening in the groups and blogs now?

Would posts about rice planting and umeboshi pickling and such now all belong in blogs?

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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by OitaFish » Wed 04.16.2008 6:07 am

Oyaji wrote:There are groups? There are blogs? I guess I need to look around more.
That was my reaction too...

The site filter at work just started blocking this site so I guess I will be more productive now. :roll:

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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by two_heads_talking » Wed 04.16.2008 11:42 am

Oyaji wrote:There are groups? There are blogs? I guess I need to look around more.

Lately it seems like most of the threads are basic grammar questions which are quickly answered by Chris or someone, and that is that. There don't seem to be as many cultural discussions and such as before. Is that all happening in the groups and blogs now?

Would posts about rice planting and umeboshi pickling and such now all belong in blogs?
I certainly hope the hell not.. I am not a fan of blogs.. too much personal baggage for my taste..

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Re: Where is everyone?

Post by clay » Wed 04.16.2008 2:05 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
Oyaji wrote:There are groups? There are blogs? I guess I need to look around more.

Lately it seems like most of the threads are basic grammar questions which are quickly answered by Chris or someone, and that is that. There don't seem to be as many cultural discussions and such as before. Is that all happening in the groups and blogs now?

Would posts about rice planting and umeboshi pickling and such now all belong in blogs?
I certainly hope the hell not.. I am not a fan of blogs.. too much personal baggage for my taste..
Well, I would love to read Oyaji's blog on pickling umeboshi!

I am sure the new site is faster just because we were pushing the limits on the old server. However the database is probably not optimized and is slowing things down--especially with the database intensive forums. Rackspace (the host) said they could look at the setup and make recommendations on improving it. I'll probably have them do that.

My hope is once we get the different parts of the site working together better, traffic will pick up. I plan to start advertising the site soon. I haven't done so already because how patched together it was. Things are getting better thanks to Axlen and Phreadom and a few other admins! (Thanks guys) I will also send out a one time email to past members once we get a little more work done.
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