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andrat2000

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2018, 10:36:03 AM »
Well the forum update was a major contributing factor to the drop off. The slow slip toward a big boob appreciation site is another. Also, the fact that it is a forum and not some flashier interface like some of the other well known image sites makes it less appealing to the younger set. Tastes change too.

It is obvious from the rate of new posts that actual "Participation", as was defined in an earlier forum review, is down. Some categories have had almost no activity for weeks at a time.

There is really a trickle of BE at the BEA.

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andrat2000

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2018, 10:38:22 AM »
Well the forum update was a major contributing factor to the drop off. The slow slip toward a big boob appreciation site is another. Also, the fact that it is a forum and not some flashier interface like some of the other well known image sites makes it less appealing to the younger set. Tastes change too.

It is obvious from the rate of new posts that actual "Participation", as was defined in an earlier forum review, is down. Some categories have had almost no activity for weeks at a time.

There is really a trickle of BE at the BEA.

The first paragraph summarized it. And the factor that instagram and other social media exists where models and wanna-be models directly post is a big factor, too.

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rtpoe

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2018, 02:06:16 AM »
It's not just models on Instagram; it's also creators of BE artwork and fiction finding they can actually get money for their work on places like Patreon and Gumroad, so they don't need to give the stuff away for free here.

Ricky Java, for example, is still making his incredible renders - but he gives them to his Patreon supporters.....
rtpoe

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Shake out your red tassels, larch!
Grass blades, up from your earth - pillow.
Hear who is calling you. . . March."

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MaxBigfoot

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2018, 12:07:13 AM »
This is my first drop in in years.  Nice to see a lot of the old timers are still around, even if a lot aren't.  I have a lot of good memories about the forum.  I think I mainly dropped out because of the changes in the main site, especially when it wiped out all my work on my manga site and then was such a pain in the ass when they wanted me to re-do the whole thing in the new format.  That was about the time Druul quit and Palomine disappeared too, which was saddening.

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Robin_K

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2019, 05:09:09 PM »
Just checking back in. Hello!

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rtpoe

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2019, 03:05:52 AM »
Just checking back in. Hello!

Same to you!!
rtpoe

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Shake out your red tassels, larch!
Grass blades, up from your earth - pillow.
Hear who is calling you. . . March."

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Nimrod

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2019, 06:24:34 AM »
BE Together...