I have noticed this site degrading very rapidly in recent weeks. @Admin seems to have now been missing in action for a very long time. Members may wish to start making alternative arrangements, particularly those for whom you have significant connections.
I am enjoying this forum while it lasts.
I enjoy the company, even in the short time I have been on here I have seen a lot of features suddenly break or fall apart. I suppose with a huge number of members, all using the same resources, the pogram is finally spitting the dummy.
I found another atheist forum that had been abandoned., it turned out not to be quite suitable because there was no admin nor moderators. I was unsucessful in finding any past members much less moderators or admin, so I decided to start a fresh with an atheist-agnostic forum of my own.
Presently it is like an empty house, it needs interior design and decorating, I am working on it.
I would really like it if I could get some feedback and ideas and any information of how to run a forum.
[au-atheists-agnostics]. freeforums .net
Maybe it's just me, but I wonder if once someone is dealt a threshold amount of loss in their life they decide never to risk becoming reliant upon any single person or thing again. Once upon a time I worried about this website shutting down or getting kicked off it permanently. I even purchased a domain to start my own atheist website but abandoned it when I encountered the Conservative Atheist hatemongering and their aversion to facts that I would have had to contend with as an administrator. FB kicks me off from time to time for the same types of things it refuses to even take down conservative posts for. 30 day FB ban for saying that Trumpers are the stupidest mother Fuckers I have encountered in my life? They shouldn't be able to ban me for telling the truth but it shows who they are and will not disrupt my life one iota.
But I will take this opportunity to express my appreciation for most of my interactions here. I run into a lot of undesirable people on the internet but here I have met some that I actually respect. In each case of those I interacted with privately, I purposely brought the interaction to a close not because I wanted to but for the very purpose of not getting attached, even if I used another reason at the time.
One day likely without warning we will try to log in but get a web page not available message of some sort. After that happens a few times we will know it is over and we will reminisce in our minds about the fun we had getting to know each other and the fun we had running off the cons and then we will move on to the next thing that catches our attention and be thankful for the time we had to get to know each other here at admin's expense. I wish you all well except for the cons I wish to grow consciences. Let's just enjoy the time we have left. It will all work itself out.
Surprised this didn't get deleted. Lol. I had posted the same concerns a few times and each post disappeared. It is a bummer since I'm not on Facebook or most of the other messy social media platforms. The intimate setting here is what I found so appealing.
i would never want to blame members, or ferpetessake 'the site' for an influx of village idiots....since we do not even have an Admin, HTH would we stop them????? They will no doubt wander off pretty quickly, as they always do....or, hey, you could become Admin and then do something about the perceived problem instead of whining, just a thought......
Anglo, does “site degrading” mean the site isn’t giving you what you want?
Identify your complaints.
I see the site’s occasional misbehavior as evidence that someone is leaving the site operating while they are editing the computer’s code. You can figure out what would happen if, without notice, they shut the site down so they can edit the code.
I have been getting bad gateway errors lately, not allowing access for a while. I keep thinking, ok, the site's gone for good. Then I wonder if there some other site where people might be. It feels a bit ominous to me.
I looked at Mastadon, an open source platform. I haven't joined it yet. I don't do other social media. Perhaps a techie here could set up an agnostic / atheist dot Com type mastadon site. Call it Secular or non religious name, even better.