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Everything posted by cptlo306

  1. Disclaimer: the following comments are highly subjective but are also based on many years of creating and working on websites. In my opinion, the 'new' paulding.com looks very unprofessional with many of the graphics in use. For example, the image to the left of the new politics forum is way too big and looks unprofessional. Also, the ads are too large especially considering there are three ads on most pages (the ads also look unprofessional, in my opinion). The forum organization is also less than ideal with most current active forums in one section. Again, all of these things are subjective so maybe nobody else agrees, but if I were someone that was visiting paulding.com for the first time, I would likely not even bother registering after seeing it. I'll also add that another thing that hasn't helped in the past is unfair moderation by the mods. Again, I won't list names, but there is/was a perception that some of the mods in recent years favored posters that agreed with them politically. Mods should be able to be fair regardless of their own political ideology.
  2. Well, being banned for a while makes it a little hard to participate. Before that, paulding.com, over the last few years, turned into pretty much a place with 3 types of posts: 1) politics 2) drivel from TP and 3) non-discussion type posts (obits, business ads, etc.). I participated quite heavily in the politics section and, aside from posts from some other specific people (who I won't list here), enjoyed the back and forth about important political topics. Some will argue the politics section is what caused many people to stop posting in other sections. I'd argue that it's more likely that the proliferation of social media sites like Facebook and Nextdoor is the cause for the lower amount of traffic here. This is true of many community-based internet forums and not limited to just paulding.com. I'll also add that I no longer live in the Paulding area (I now live in east Atlanta) so many of the Paulding-specific posts aren't relevant to me any longer.
  3. The lack of political posts is clearly working. The non-political post count by people other than the 'Team of 9' has gone up by at least 1 (maybe 2) over the last month.
  4. It appears that is has basically turned into a place for the Team of 9 to communicate with each other instead of using other methods.
  5. The new paulding.com is a quiet peaceful place to hang out....
  6. Looks political to me. Sounds kinda hateful too.
  7. I thought posts about national politics were no longer allowed?
  8. Mods: feel free to edit this if you don't want it posted. Not sure if against the rules or not.
  9. I guess you missed all the posts saying it was a bad idea to get rid of the political forum here?
  10. The other forum you're talking about has liberal members also. The fact you couldn't survive there more than a day is your own fault.
  11. The majority of Paulding county holds conservative values. Just sayin...
  12. Good luck competing with Nextdoor.com and Facebook.
  13. Who are/what is "Occupy Democrats"?
  14. That redirects back here. I'm lost....what is kickthesand.com for?
  15. I see some things have moved around but I no longer see the cafe forum. Is that by design?
  16. What is the new 'Marching Left' forum that is password protected?
  17. Serious idea for new rule: Lighten up. Laugh. Don't be too quick to interpret sarcasm or a joke as a personal attack. It's usually obvious and easy to tell the difference between the two.
  18. Going to simply paulding.com does give the page not found error. Going to paulding.com/forum works correctly. There is probably a setting in the admin section to set the default home page.
  19. My opinion.....this isn't fully workable. Let's say I post that Obama was the worst President ever. That may be my opinion (it isn't, btw) but there is no link I could include that would definitively prove it as a fact. Pictures speak louder than words. What if posting a meme or just any image is all that is needed to convey a point? I do agree with this for links.
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