Letting the site die

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aqualung42
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Re: Letting the site die

Post by aqualung42 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:07 pm

Guys it aint dead yet! Got another year here to go. We can bring this back. This is the most activity i've seen here in months. Keep it up! :-)

MindgardenJr
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Re: Letting the site die

Post by MindgardenJr » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:19 am

Hey everyone.
Ancient Edot refugee here

On a passing thought, I googled looking for edot and if anything remained, and found this.

I hope things don't die here, and I can have some people to talk to.

When I log into my old profile, Mindgarden, it doesn't let me see anything.

Let me know how I can help keep this place going.

Wash yer damn hands.
( Just in case you don't remember random internet forum member from 10 years ago - I'm a physician )

aqualung42
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Re: Letting the site die

Post by aqualung42 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:51 am

Hello mind garden! Thats exactly how I find my way here. It ain't dead yet! Glad to see you here. Traffic is up lately. And there are even a few new posts every now and then. Hope to see you around.

Firekeeper
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Re: Letting the site die

Post by Firekeeper » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:54 pm

Hello: I've been reading through my son's journals recently and found that he'd been very active in the design of this site. Nate's sudden death in 2018 may not be known to you but may explain some of the interruption to the site's development. Let's hope that he's found a ++++. Firekeeper

aqualung42
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Re: Letting the site die

Post by aqualung42 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:19 pm

very sorry to hear firekeeper. It certainly was not known to me. He did an excellent job here! Sadly I think the decline of this site has more to do with the usual culprits. Massive corporations have carved out huge niches and have strangled little places like this. In the early days of the Internet, first hand experience, places like this were wonderful little communities that supported much of the research in the field, but places like reddit have popped up and consumed and consolidated these communities into one stop shopping experiences like walmart or amazon. This is a vulnerability because they store tremendous amounts of data all accessible with a single subpoena. My hope is someday (soon) people will begin to return.

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