Why is this forum so inactive?
Dec 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm #3442472
SUL means taking less stuff…and much more minimal versions of the stuff you do take.
Exactly. ‘Do not pack your fears.’
CheersDec 31, 2016 at 8:42 pm #3442646Jerry ABPL Member
Wow informative..Apr 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm #3462779
Judging from other forums, I’d guess that it has something to do with the pay to post model.
I’ve never paid for posting privileges before, and I’ve never seen a slower forum.Apr 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm #3462783
I’ve never paid for posting privileges before
Ah, but you need to know the history.
Quite some years ago the dark web released an updated spamming bot (you actually bought it), and the new version let the bots create accounts here at BPL. Within one week we were getting >50 spam messages a day, mostly advertising cheap joggers from Asia. Hence the term ‘shoe spammer’.
Really >50? Yes – I was the one trying to delete them and kill their accounts.
The only thing at the time which we could do to stop the spammers was to charge a nominal fee for posting priviledges – and I do mean nominal. It worked wonderfully.
Yes, today one could probably come up with some sort of Captcha system.
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Backpacking LightApr 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm #3462810
I really wasn’t complaining so much as observing that there might be a correlation, and a bottle neck for maintaining a critical mass of posters.
I wanted to be able to comment, but as I’m also working up a stove design that might have something new to offer (a bottom fed smokeless gassifier stove), and i eventually want to be able to interact with reviewers about it here, I didn’t mind paying for access. I just wish that there was more activity.Apr 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm #3462811
Good and informative posts though, I love the forum content of the posters here.Apr 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm #3462813
You start a good thread, with lots of photos and data, and you will get the readers. Use Gear rather than this forum. You could even write an article about it. (I do.)
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