Posted by TexasChic on July 20, 2008, at 1:25:50
In reply to Re: Is Babble Dying? Just me, posted by Bobby on July 20, 2008, at 0:22:47
I've been here since 2002 and there's always talk like this. I HAVE seen a big turnover since I started posting, but maybe that's normal. Maybe people grow out of babble. Maybe there were a select few who gave babble a certain feel and now they are gone. And like someone else said, now there are many more sites like this than at the beginning, so it stands to reason things will thin out. I think its a lot of small factors that contribute to this feeling, but I don't think babble is dying. I think its just evolving.
As for the feeling of not belonging and clicks, I remember that being said many times in the past too. I also remember feeling that way when I first started posting, but that changed for me eventually. Maybe its just the normal dynamics of a chat room like this.
As for people being ridiculed, that's deplorable. It only takes a few bad apples (or sometimes even one) to make a whole lot of people feel bad. I don't like seeing people being picked on or ridiculed, and if that's going on it needs to be addressed by the deputies and/or Bob. So maybe Bob's less prominent presence does have something to do with that.