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kelemvor
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« on: July 17, 2017, 10:04:14 am »

Hi everyone,

These forums seems to be dead as no new people are getting approved.  So, someone started a Facebook Group that everyone is welcome to come join.

Head over to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/byt.backyard and join the discussions over there!

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 08:29:32 pm »

Ok, so I understand the condition of this forum is not good.  And what I'm about to say you may not like, but I think it needs to be said.  I understand that no new members have been approved since 2016 and there were only 2 approved that year.  I understand that the person in charge just recently went 9 months without logging into the site.  It sucks.  It really sucks.  I hate the fact that no new members are coming in and that the forum admin won't let someone help him out, but it is what it is I can't fix that. 

However I also hate it when someone on the forums actively tries to drive people away from this forum.  I get that people are not being approved and you may have posted the facebook link for those people, however there is another thread where another member directs people who cannot get approved to this forum, to a BYT facebook group.  It has been around for sometime and he bumped the thread less than 30 minutes after you posted this thread.

Personally if I was an admin on this forum I would delete threads of this nature.  So I'm going to kindly ask can we please maybe just maybe limit the facebook group advertisement on this forum to just one thread?  Preferably the other thread as it specifically is directed at folks who cannot get approved as opposed to current members.  Is that to much to ask? 

Thank you,
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 09:06:54 pm »

Totally understand what you mean.

This website and forums are here to promote the backyard theater experience.  A big part of that is bringing in new people.  Right now, that isn't happening at all.  The people who have been here for a while can keep talking with the other people who have been here for a while, but can't help, guide, or answer questions for any new people since no one new can use this website.

If there was an admin around to delete threads like this, that admin could also approve new members, and then we wouldn't have threads like this in the first place....

I don't mean any disrespect to Randy or anyone else but these forums have gone very stagnant whereas Facebook is an ever growing community.  Old members, new members, and everyone in between are invited to the FB group.  It's not just for people who can't get in here, it's also for people who are already here but want to continue helping new people instead of just posting with the same people again and again.

The FB group isn't there to make this site go away.  There's too much history and great information in the archives for that to happen.  It's meant to complement the website as simply another way to interact with people who share the same hobby.

I hope to see some of you there sharing your years of wisdom with people who are just finding out about this topic and are looking for advice.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 11:23:46 pm »

Just for a frame of reference.

Those of us on the Facebook group point people to posts on this forum that contain good information on setups. 
It is a bit harder now as photobucket put up their pay wall and a lot of the pictures on this forum are not functional now.

I could understand the point if this were an active forum.  It is not.  It goes for large periods of time with no new posts even.  The great thing about the internet is that there are so many outlets to share information.  I don't feel it's a competition rather a collaboration. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 12:43:42 am »

Point taken from both of you.  I don't disagree with any of your points at all and since I am not on facebook I will take your word that folks are pointed to the forums as well.  And I appreciate you mentioning that.  Sometimes it appears as an outsider to the facebook group that threads of this nature have a different purpose than they really do. 

What it comes down to for me, and it appears for you as well, we are just disappointed that the creator and sole admin of this forum is letting it die, do to no longer approving new members.  I wish Randy would just let someone have enough power here to approve new members, but it has been made clear to me that he is not going to do that and since he is present here less and less I guess we are lucky that the forums continue to exist at all, and I am glad that folks can at least use them for a reference. 

And just for the record I do very much miss helping new people, and I miss posting something and getting 1/2 dozen or more new ideas. 

Thank you guys again for clarifying your intentions I will get off your back.   Smiley
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