Yes I took the time to make this graph, will update in the future
I’m naming names out of necessity but those named are not the sole problems in their corresponding “specialties”. I’m jaded. This may be the last post I make for a long time.
Both of @Bruger's post are absolutely on point.
The blog subforum has users like @FurryJackman and @techlife95 that the community attempted to help and advise on several occasions to absolutely ZERO avail. I’d rather not know if they ever posted again and sometimes they “leak” to other threads.
@Aremis needlessly antagonizes several users on a semi regular basis and attempts to mitigate it with a /s or saying “its a joke”. No action has ever been taken against him that I know of even after he intentionally necroed a nine year old thread.
@Eagle_88 is shitting up the forum with non-sense on a regular basis and when replied to makes more nonsense. He is formerly Arn_Knudston and he was shitting up some thread in the past and I called him out in the lounge and he has been a tumor to the thread ever since. Biggest regret I have at the moment.
As we learned with this Office thread, there is a crowd of so called “FOSS enthusiasts” …
…here that have nothing constructive to add to anything related to topics related to Microsoft products. Seeing as who made the thread my expectations for the outcome became reality.
I’m aware that immediately after that thread was locked this was added to the about windows section
Do not turn the threads posted here into windows versus linux threads.
Its not that I care about that particular section or topic, its how users conduct themselves in the threads that makes me care about the broader forum less.
I’ve tried being positive and making threads that encourage constructive dialogue, which Poll Syndicate and Small Debates/ Opinion Discussion have been most wonderful at.
Several prominent and constructive users have left the forum or at least significantly decreased activity (some even made there own forum with another lounge) simply to avoid the smorgasbord of garbage posts that have become meta on Level1Techs. It’s not because of “just life happening and people change”
Forum activity has dwindled to a series of mega threads, some unintelligible help desk query with a vague title even after @wolfleben made an excellent guide on thread making which unfortunately seems to have been ignored in whole.
I’m aware that you (“the staff”) are searching for where this missing activity has gone whether it be “PM threads” or “underground lounges” hmmm now you’re guessing who told me. They are a thing but even then they are dying, I’ve stopped using the three I was involved with. I myself am partially responsible for this reduction in activity with creation of a discord not giving anymore info about it other than it existing.
I am also aware that you “the staff” are actively fighting what can only be described as a war on spam bots. Which I must commend you all for. What you are doing beyond that I am oblivious to, I will add that on at least a dozen occasions I’ve linked spam threads or necroes for @Novasty and @wolfleben to shut using the Wire messaging app that also saw some activity but even that group of users has stopped using the platform for previously mentioned discord.
I am surprised that no one asked why I didnt do a 2017 Christmas giveaway like I did for both 2015 and 2016. This forum doesnt have the same charm it used to pre-tekxit and I have no idea how to get it back without a time machine and a whole bunch of people magically disappearing into a black hole.
This probably would have been better served as a PM to either Eden or a group of mods but then that takes this out of the public eye which is where I want it.
extra info this post has over 700 hundred words, over 2000 characters and I spent over 1-1/4 hours making it.