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Less [Oz] Forum traffic?

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:47 am

Andrew Vanis started a topic on the Oz forum yesterday (July 22, 2021) titled "Less Forum traffic?":

Andrew Vanis wrote:It seems there is less activity in the forum these days.

Seems to have started after the time it was down and changed formats.

Interesting how quickly use can diminish of an on-line resource with a little change in routine.

Remmoore wrote:I still read and enjoy this forum daily, along with the .ORG, but I'm participating much more in a few niche facebook forums. Pilots in my specific region, or flying my specific wing. Yeah, they're (mostly) not world-wide groups, but more focused on topics of interest to me.
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Col.r wrote:Yes, I certainly agree with both posts.Obviously it nearly all happens here now,
https://www.facebook.com/ozreport

With the crazy shite happening all over our world and the shadow of climate change looming over everything , I'm having trouble being my usual positive self. ..
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Re: Less [Oz] Forum traffic?

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:06 am

CloudHopper wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Fri, Jul 23 2021, 04:01:14 pm

As I slowly climb in what might well be the last thermal of my life, I'll gladly accept climate change over communist take-over, if that is the only two options on the horizon.

Meanwhile, we're still digging up old gliders around here and flying them just for fun: Saturns, Pulses, Sensors (Model A and Model F with Flaps), Fly2, Super Sport, Seagull Seahawk, etc.

"Any glider is fun, and landing back on top where the truck is parked is always a bonus."

Col.r wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Fri, Jul 23 2021, 05:30:13 pm

You know I have recently added another video to my Youtube channel. With the permission from the owner of the movie and partly because it's a nonmonetorized channel, ( my thoughts in 2016- " put em on YT,if the house burns down!-I lose everything, at least I have 5-10min edits of my flights since then" ) . So to see my twin and I with mates flying the old gliders from 1978 was a mind blow to say the least . So enjoy some lost footage found( thanks Roger) of our Byron Bay Skysurfers flying from our oldest hill -a time when we literally lived poor for the flying. ps the red scare affected us too-didn't stop us getting social protection programs or financial safeguards though and more..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoFIR0Z ... rtt4AaABAg

Blue_Seleneth wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Fri, Jul 30 2021, 08:54:50 am

Most of my past commenting was in reply to articles in the actual Oz Report.
The articles still contain links to the forum, but those links all seem to be broken.
Just now I wanted to add my blazing ignorance about the photo of Mike Barber launching at Whitwell, but it was not to be.

CloudHopper wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Fri, Jul 30 2021, 07:25:23 pm

That is a nice photo. Calm confidence

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Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Thu, Aug 05 2021, 09:15:30 pm

Blue_Seleneth wrote:Most of my past commenting was in reply to articles in the actual Oz Report. The articles still contain links to the forum, but those links all seem to be broken.

Yeah, sorry about that. I haven't finished re-writing the patch that does the cross-posting from the main site to this forum. Started several times, but keep getting distracted. It's extra-complicated because the Oz Report posts are all written with HTML formatting, and this new forum goes to great lengths to prevent HTML in posts. Soon, though...

Blindrodie wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Mon, Aug 09 2021, 10:00:59 am

Since the Pandemic started I have been in a new world...We covered my employers a** big time as everything was closing down. I was deemed essential and since then have been finishing my career at home. I've been on the OR maybe 5 times in the last year and a half. When I read that everything was changing I was so bummed out. Have not flown in 2+ years. Retiring in 38 daze. I MISS EVERYONE so bad now... Need to get back to it soon. Will have lots of "free time" on my hands. Just hoping the body will continue to follow suit. Hello to all my free flight friends. I wish you all well and good flying. Maybe I'll see you in the air in the next few years.

Jim

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Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Mon, Aug 09 2021, 09:11:41 pm

Just to let you know, the Oz Report has a big presence on Facebook, which I realize doesn't help those you find that service objectionable. It is much easier for me to pick and choose posts from other sources to feature in the Oz Report on Facebook. Kinda lively. Still, of course, I post relevant articles on the Oz Report web site and in the emails emanating from it.
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Andrew Vanis wrote:Re: Less Forum traffic?
Post Tue, Aug 10 2021, 11:34:34 pm

and thank you for that!


The post by Davis reflects one of the differences between his forum and the U.S. Hawks:
Davis wrote:Just to let you know, the Oz Report has a big presence on Facebook, which I realize doesn't help those you find that service objectionable. It is much easier for me ...

Davis is all about Davis. His "big presence on Facebook" is more important than what his members find objectionable. As long as it's "much easier" for Davis, his members don't count.

But beyond that, this new "marriage" further divides the hang gliding community. The banning by Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) is now added on top of the banning by Ozreport (Davis). I guess that saves Davis from having to ban Trump himself since Zuckerberg has done that already.
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Re: Less [Oz] Forum traffic?

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:47 am

At this time, it appears that the last post on the Oz Forum was posted on Aug 10 2021 at 11:34:34 pm. That's over a week now without a post by anyone.

Similarly, there have been only 2 posts to hanggliding.org in nearly 3 days. That site used to get 2 posts in less than 3 minutes ... not 3 days.

It is true that the sport of hang gliding has been declining for a number of other reasons, but the slicing and dicing of our participants by Jack Axaopoulos (sg) and Davis Straub has not helped.
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Re: Less [Oz] Forum traffic?

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:45 pm

I haven’t been to those other two websites for a very long time.
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