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I won't be posting anymore...

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Fozzie Bear, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I agree. Its like no one really cares any more.I see the same 5 people posting all the time, and hardly any new threads popping up. I'm not really sure whats happened. I think a lot of the old time members have just moved on to better(?) things. We get a bunch of new members but it seems like none of them post past the introduction thread. If people would stick around, I think it might be better than the current state, but that would need a miracle

    Anyway, if anyone likes pokemon, I suggest joining gpxplus.net. Their forums are pretty active. If anyone cares, I'm here. Its the only other forum I'm active on
  2. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i've only been on MC for two years, but i can even tell that stuff is just weird. everyone gets all defensive when their opinion isn't agreed with and i used to be so excited to come on MC and check new posts, but now it feels like more of a chore...
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So who's complaining now, huh?
  4. beau

    beau New Member

    Sad to say, I see where you guys are coming from... and that's bad for someone like me who's been a member for years, but just recently starting posting here.
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, Beau (And I feel like I'm officially your older brother since I have the full name and you have the beau ;!) ), the place used to have a solid foundation of silliness and humour. There was not a single post that didn't contain something truly funny and smile-bringing as well as the information/argument/topic that was meant to be contained in that post. Now though, that humour doesn't seem to be the fuelling purpose of the place...although I'm not too sure what is in its place.
  6. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

    Wow!

    Hey all you "Debbie Downers" lol
    I've been here for a couple of years and usually keep my honest opinions to myself...but I'll add my two cents today :)

    First of all let's all remember that this is a forum. Sometimes the traffic is good, sometimes bad. I don't want to downgrade the work MC is doing here but it is just a forum and usually the last thing I check before I go to bed. Sometimes I have time to check it out other times I don't. The forum is only good as the community that visits it and contributes. If you all are jumping ship because presently there is no traffic here then I think you are all pretty selfish. I bet you had no problem searching the archived pages of this particular forum to get information (usually not found anywhere else) on puppet building. Or had no problem asking a question to a puppet building problem; only to get a solution from another member that saved you time and money. It's not like MC is asking you to pay a membership fee or asking it's members to put in a couple hours a day. I think that people need to stay on, visit when they can, comment when they can. I think most of you are looking into this whole "why people don't come on here anymore" thing too much. Besides how do you know how much traffic is happening here?

    Secondly, I usually don't comment here when someone posts something they want feedback with. I'll usually PM them as I think constructive criticism should be between two people and not in an open forum. However, sometimes I don't have time to comment but it was nice to see that person's work. Remember that this is the Internet and that there are many eyes looking at the work you post here. Just because nobody replies doesn't mean your work suck and goes unoticed. It may mean that I have a pot of boiling water on the stove, a family needing to be fed and the laundry needing to be sorted and folded, so unfortunately saying good job on a puppet build is low on my priority.

    Thirdly, I've seen some of the "old-timers" still on here, don't kid yourself. I know that most people venture here when they have the chance but many do not contribute because some of the questions asked here have already been answered about a million times. If people would do a search of the question they have before they post, than they would find an answer and wouldn't need to asked. Often I've seen the same question be asked, but the great thing I've witnessed is that the same care has been given to answer that question as it was the first time it was asked.

    All in all I think this forum is a valuable source of information and brings a community that was once shrouded in secretcy together to sharing ideas so that one day we can reach our puppeteering dream- whatever that maybe. I hope that if you do leave it is only for a short while and if decide never to return, then it was nice knowing ya. LOL
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Very true, it's just the nature of the beast. Just because it's one way for awhile (either way) doesn't mean that's always going to be the case. : )
  8. beau

    beau New Member

    I definitely think there's still good conversation to be had here, but it just seems like it's not a lot and so far in between..

    I'm not leaving, though. I mean, I'm just getting started here. I'll do whatever I can to promote this place.
  9. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Active Member


    I don't think it's the traffic everyone is worried about. Yes, this is "just a forum", but it used to feel like a family. It used to be that everyone here cared about promoting the spirit of Jim Henson - his humor, his love and kindness, etc. Most people here don't care so much about that anymore...
  10. Fraggline

    Fraggline Active Member

    You mean, MC used to be different? It's degenerated?:sympathy: (this is for sad, but not teary) Wow. I guess I never knew.
  11. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Active Member

    Most new members don't, which is why us old-timers gotta stick around! We need an MC revival ;)
  12. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I agree Alex. I love this forum and I want to help promote the old family friendliness as best as I can.
  13. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Sadly, it is human nature to idolise something and then loose interest.Especially in Showbiz/Media.There is nothing wrong with MC, just that some of the members have now got the feeling that they have done it all.Most people's tastes continually change and they get bored and seek new things.I, however, am
    a life long Muppet fan and will not tire of them.
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *like*
  15. Pork

    Pork Active Member

    Hey everyone,

    I thought I'd just let you all know that I will be unable to post on hear very often. *sigh* I know, I was really looking forward to being around the forums more this year. But, as things have turned out, I have been given a job (Yay!). So with that and University and other responsibilities I have decided to say pseudo-farewell. I won't be completely gone, I will still pop up now and then I'm sure. Can't get rid of me that easily :D

    That is all.
  16. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Sad face! Well, congrats about the job. Hope to see you around a little ever now and then!
  17. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    At some point late April, I wont have internet access on my computer, due to the fact I have been living on campus and our house computer is fried.

    I will still make occasional posts from my cell phone, but since its a cell phone, they will be short posts, possibly with a lot of typos and odd capitalization/punctuation.

    I'm posting this now because I'm not sure what going on. School officially ends May 1st, but I dont know if I am going home during exam time or what. So I thought I'd give a warning now
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I said about two weeks ago how wonderful Comcast has been to work with (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)... so, it looks like I'll STILL be out of action for a while... maybe even a couple of more weeks or so... :smirk:

    Man, cable companies are a b! + c# aren't they?
  19. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I just read about the MC revival and I am in. Here is my e-mail. Matthew03291980@gmail.com Tell me what I can do to help. Just put MC in the subject line.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Been here 13 years, yet strangely or not its still small...I guess its good a lot of people have the enthusiasm/writing of 15 year olds, which isnt bad. I just remember when MC was a more mature older crowd, but I guess a lot of them jumped ship or don't post anymore. I miss Luke and other vet posters, though Im glad to see DW back regularly and Frogboy Jamie still around. But yeah there was something about MC 98-02 that was pretty intense...trust me guys, its wayyy laid back now:)

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