• 1 year 6 months ago
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    What happend to the old busy Retro Junk ? It seems dead it used to be so active.
    kid still stuck in the 90s
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      • 1 year 6 months ago
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      People got sick of it after the new design. To me, Retrojunk is ALREADY DEAD.
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        • 1 year 6 months ago
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        This is about the 5th "What happened to RJ?" thread I've seen.

        To answer your question, the new design scared people away. Amongst other things.
        There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

        One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

        http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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          • 1 year 6 months ago
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          I was seriously concerned we weren't gonna have one of these threads this week.

          But yeah, the redesign. A lot of the old boarders are gone/post very little and quite a few of the new members are awful.
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            • 1 year 6 months ago
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            Plus, what does this have to with the Memory Lane Forum?

            This is more suitable for Chit Chat.
            There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

            One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

            http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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              • 1 year 6 months ago
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              thecrow174 wrote:
              Plus, what does this have to with the Memory Lane Forum?
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              REMEMBER how RJ used to be?
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              Mrs. stake you say some nasty on my threads. Dirty bitch
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                • 1 year 6 months ago
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                Oh.

                Derk, you're right about something. Some of the new members are awful.
                There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                  • 1 year 6 months ago
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                  How can we get new members or at least fresh conversations?
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                    • 1 year 6 months ago
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                    The bad members have pretty much plagued the site.
                    There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                    One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                    http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                      • 1 year 6 months ago
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                      yellow_submarine wrote:
                      How can we get new members or at least fresh conversations?


                      This is the key to reviving this place, in my opinion. Either get at least SOME of the older boarders back or try to pick out the quality new boarders and ban the ones who are awful.

                      Fresh/new/interesting conversations would go a long way in giving a boost. It seems like every time there's a decent thread, you have a sharkbate or Retroman coming in to completely ruin it.
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                        • 1 year 6 months ago
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                        Maybe we should be grateful we still have Retrojunk.
                        There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                        One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                        http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                          • 1 year 6 months ago
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                          I like keeping this threads open sort of as a form of protest. The people running this site have to hear what the users think.
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                            • 1 year 6 months ago
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                            The new look offened many people, but the biggest problem has been sheer brokenness. The site is finally close to normal functionality again, but it has taken almost exactly a year to get to this point.
                            How many people do you know that would stick with a broken, barely functional site for a full year? how many people do you know that would bother to check back with a broken, barely functional site after a year to see if it's working yet?
                            We had a perfectly functional site, had it ripped out from under us & replaced with a nonfunctional garbage pile, and were left up shit creek for a full year. Is it any wonder everyone left?

                            At this point, even though the site is mostly functional again (I think a few things are still broken/missing, but I'm not sure), RJ's reputation has been utterly destroyed. It will take a very long time to rebuild that reputaion & either get old users to come back or get new users to arrive.

                            On top of that, the lack of interesting forum topics is a vicous circle. People stop coming to the forum because there's nothing good to read. There's nothing good to read because people quit coming to the forums.
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                            Gee Caspah, you're a twicky one!
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                              • 1 year 6 months ago
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                              There needs to be a serious effort made on the part of the administration to make it worth a visitor's effort to sign up and try to fit in/contribute. This site has to get GREAT traffic, but visitors come, check out whatever it was they were searching for in Google, then hit the road. To get people out of their shells, you need to offer them a reason to sign up that they almost can't refuse.

                              As it is, I fear that visitors see RJ more as a depository of nostalgic stuff, meant to shuffle through a bit and then be done. This has been exacerbated by the new look. It feels more like a library than a place to hang out. Just my two cents.
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                                • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                Where are all the mods? Aren't they supposed to be running the show?
                                There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                                One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                                http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                                  • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                  Pray tell Crow, what would you do if you were a mod?
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                                    • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                    Go on a banning spree? There's a lotta bad seeds around here who need to be banned.
                                    There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                                    One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                                    http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                                      • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                      JP went on a banning spree.
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                                        • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                        I know, and it made members lose respect for him. He hasn't shown his face ever since. I think I'll stick to being a regular member.
                                        There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                                        One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                                        http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                                          • 1 year 6 months ago
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                                          I can't complain too much. It appears retroman is gone, so that's a plus.
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