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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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Anti-social behaviours lack consideration for the well-being of others. Any types of conduct that violates basic rights (human rights is one of them) of another person. It can show as covert or overt hostility.

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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.
Anti-social behaviours lack consideration for the well-being of others. Any types of conduct that violates basic rights (human rights is one of them) of another person. It can show as covert or overt hostility.

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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.....
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"Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
When our Mother Nature laughs around,
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground?"

John Greenleaf Whittier, The Gladness of Nature

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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

"Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
When our Mother Nature laughs around,
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground?"

John Greenleaf Whittier, The Gladness of Nature

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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...

Images are (c) Nimrod unless noted otherwise

Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2019, 05:27:14 PM »
It's always sad to see beautiful leaves fall of the community tree. It happens to all kinds of interest clubs and social gatherings -sooner or later and inevitable. Truly a fact of life. Take solace in the fact that these fallen leaves may fertilize the soil of the next generation. :)

Being back here after having only lurked and semi-lurked as a silent member like 10 years ago on some long forgotten account, I'm amazed to still find and recognize active members rocking the morphs! :)


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Robin_K

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2019, 05:19:21 PM »
I almost want to post this on the "Site Issues" board. I stopped checking here regularly when the last format change occurred. On my computer, it's simply harder to login. I also got a little chewed out by a mod -- deservedly, but in a "you should have known better" way. And, as I think I stated before, how many more photos of Chloe, Petra, Roberta and others do I really need?

I do miss the sense of community. And I miss hearing about new models, and I especially miss discussion in the Off-Topic board. Tits aside, we used to talk about all sorts of things and even made friendships that continued elsewhere.

But checking here again for the first time since February -- holy cow! It seems that I am far from alone. This used to be a busy place. What can all of us do to help restore the BEA Forum as an active community? Any new concepts, any new ideas? Yet another format change? Fresh ideas!