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Title: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Kaesekopf on November 26, 2018, 12:04:16 AM
Hey folks,
So, Forum activity has been down for a while.  Since the domain is up for renewal in a month, I have to ask - is it worth keeping this place going? 

Chime in!
Title: Re: Future of the Forum? Please keep it open! Thank you so much.
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 12:29:39 AM
Hey folks,
So, Forum activity has been down for a while.  Since the domain is up for renewal in a month, I have to ask - is it worth keeping this place going? 

Chime in!

Dear KK,
Please keep the forum open  :pray1:  Yes, it is worth keeping it open!
A lot of people lurk prior to registering. There is a tremendous amount of information, links that are useful to people & their Faith.

We are in very interesting times, and it is a nice place to ask questions regarding different topics. And I think by the time 2019 comes along, it is going to get worse regarding the crisis in the Church, and activity will increase.

I believe that forum participation is a bit down due to the Holidays & several people losing loved ones (may they all RIP  :pray2:)
It has been a tough year for a lot of people, especially those of us losing people we love.

I love the Prayer section, as well as the Catholic liturgical life thread (and of course Mary's Garden)  :thumbsup:

I appreciate everything that you have done with this forum, it is a wonderful asset to a lot of us around the world. And it would be a shame to see it disappear.

Maybe we can all convince the people that have been missing in action to return & it will help increase the activity.

Please keep it open! Thank you so much. God Bless you!


 :pray3:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Non Nobis on November 26, 2018, 01:01:27 AM
It's almost Advent, and Advent is a time of hope.  Don't give up on the forum Kaesekopf! Even when I'm not posting on it I am so glad it is there.  Like the stock market it may be going down for a while but will come up again and heads in the up direction overall through the years.  OK, forget the stockmarket; the forum runs on prayers and God's help which can't be measured numerically.

Everyone's reasons for not being on the forum are by chance mounting up all at the same time.  Those reasons are very unlikely to be permanent. I think that things will get better in time - but not if you pull the plug.  Patience! Think and pray carefully before you take drastic action that may be hurtful to many, even if in smaller numbers than at one time. Where will people who would benefit by SD go if SD isn't there?

 :pray1:

Losing the Suscipe Domine forum at Christmas would be a dreadful thing.
Title: Future of the Forum? Please keep the forum open. It means a lot to us. Thanks!
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 01:59:22 AM
It's almost Advent, and Advent is a time of hope.  Don't give up on the forum Kaesekopf! Even when I'm not posting on it I am so glad it is there.  Like the stock market it may be going down for a while but will come up again and heads in the up direction overall through the years.  OK, forget the stockmarket; the forum runs on prayers and God's help which can't be measured numerically.

Everyone's reasons for not being on the forum are by chance mounting up all at the same time.  Those reasons are very unlikely to be permanent. I think that things will get better in time - but not if you pull the plug.  Patience! Think and pray carefully before you take drastic action that may be hurtful to many, even if in smaller numbers than at one time. Where will people who would benefit by SD go if SD isn't there?


Dear Non Nobis,

Thank you for your post, words, sentiment  :thumbsup: That is what I was trying to say.

Where will we go? I love this place, even if I do not post as much.

I am not great expressing myself online like you are, or Gardener, Carleen Diane, Michael Wilson, MarysLittleGarden,

Xavier, James, Prayerful, Chester., MundaCorMeum, Heinrich, Miles Christi, Noah Moerbeek, Lydia Purpuraria, Vetus Ordo,

AwkwardCustomer, Larry,  Kayla Veronica, Davis Blank, Dymphna, OCLittleFlower, KephaPaulos, MikeMac, Diaduit,

Orate, Maximilian, Elizabeth, Martin, Akavit, Baldrick, Christina, Stu Cool, Verae Fidei, Fleur-de-Lys,

Red Solo Cup, PDR., MONEIL, Saint Justin, Der Polka Konig, Josephine87, etc. etc. etc. etc.  :grouphug:

The list is too long, of all the wonderful posters that contribute here. Thank you all for your contributions & prayers.


God Bless everyone on this forum.  :pray3:


Where will we go??? Please keep the forum open, KK! Thank you so much!


Even if the only section available were the Prayer section & the Catholic liturgical life it would be more than WORTH IT!! :thumbsup:

Prayers for the forum! :pray2: :pray3: Saint Andrew pray for us & this forum  ;)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: diaduit on November 26, 2018, 02:13:02 AM
I would not like to see it go.   It is the only place I go to , some others are too high brow, too crazy and then some that are too liberal and false. 

Is it costing you money?  Is it draining your resources?  If so then practically speaking it cannot remain this quiet and just be kept going for those of us who really like it.  So I can see why you are asking this question if it does cost you financially.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum? Please keep the forum open, thank you, KK.
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 02:44:53 AM
I would not like to see it go.   It is the only place I go to , some others are too high brow, too crazy and then some that are too liberal and false. 

Is it costing you money?  Is it draining your resources?  If so then practically speaking it cannot remain this quiet and just be kept going for those of us who really like it.  So I can see why you are asking this question if it does cost you financially.



Dear Diaduit,

If you have not already, please vote above. Thank you & God Bless  :pray3:

It is the only place I go to as well.


Saint Andrew pray for us (Feast coming up on November 30, 2018)  :pray2:

Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: red solo cup on November 26, 2018, 06:17:19 AM
Hey folks,
So, Forum activity has been down for a while.  Since the domain is up for renewal in a month, I have to ask - is it worth keeping this place going? 

Chime in!
Is this about money? Time? Both?
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Michael Wilson on November 26, 2018, 10:17:21 AM
I have really enjoyed my time here; I came over here as a 'refugee' from Ignis Ardens, when that late great forum was closed, this is the closest thing to it. I hope K keeps it going.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on November 26, 2018, 12:21:59 PM
I voted for keeping it open.  I think most forums have cycles in activity. I'd miss this place :):):)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: The Curt Jester on November 26, 2018, 12:51:58 PM
I use it as a way to obtain news which I otherwise might not come across.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Daniel on November 26, 2018, 12:56:04 PM
I vote no. This had actually crossed my mind a few months ago, but I didn't want to say anything. It's not that I'm ungrateful, (these forums have been helpful for me,) but there's no denying that activity has been declining. And I know this web stuff costs money, so I wouldn't mind you letting it die.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Stu Cool on November 26, 2018, 02:42:40 PM
I don't log in that much but I normally check a couple times a day.  If you need some funding, let me know and I can see about helping out.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
I don't log in that much but I normally check a couple times a day.  If you need some funding, let me know and I can see about helping out.



Dear Stu Cool,

Thanks for your kind input & offer to help out.  :thumbsup: :toth:


God Bless you & yours! :pray2:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Josephine87 on November 26, 2018, 03:15:55 PM
I voted yes. I come by cyclically because I have children and there are times I can come by a lot (awake at 3 am nursing a newborn) and times I can't. This place is so helpful and a comfort. I would gladly give some money if that's what's needed.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: OCLittleFlower on November 26, 2018, 03:58:28 PM
I think it is very much worth it.  While the last six months of my life have been flat out insane and I haven't had as much time to participate as I would like -- I still very much enjoy the forum and get a lot out of it spiritually.

A smaller more tightknit poster base might not be all bad, to be honest...
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 05:00:15 PM
I voted yes. I come by cyclically because I have children and there are times I can come by a lot (awake at 3 am nursing a newborn) and times I can't. This place is so helpful and a comfort. I would gladly give some money if that's what's needed.


Dear Josephine,

Thanks for your contribution here & throughout the forum! :thumbsup:

Thanks for offering to help financially as well.

May God Bless you & your loved ones!

 :pray3:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: nmoerbeek on November 26, 2018, 05:09:00 PM
It would be disappointing to see the forum go, I know I haven't been posting much, but it is not from spurning the forum.  I have been hit with a number of personal hardships that seem to consume most of my free time as the result of weather, work and health.

Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 05:25:52 PM
It would be disappointing to see the forum go, I know I haven't been posting much, but it is not from spurning the forum.  I have been hit with a number of personal hardships that seem to consume most of my free time as the result of weather, work and health.


Dear Noah,

Great to see you here. I really enjoy reading your posts!  :thumbsup:

You always show wisdom & kindness. :toth:

You & your family intentions are in my prayers  :pray3:

Take good care of yourself,
Blessings going your way  :pray2:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum? Praying for the forum!
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 05:59:43 PM
I voted for keeping it open.  I think most forums have cycles in activity. I'd miss this place :):):)


Dear MLG,

Thanks for voting & for your kind words!  :thumbsup: I agree with you!

I would also miss this place!

Saint Andrew please help keep this forum open! :pray1:

God Bless!

 :grouphug:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: james03 on November 26, 2018, 06:29:29 PM
Voted yes.  If you weigh the activity vs. your effort, and conclude that it is not worth it, I'd totally understand and still be grateful for all the work you have done over the years.

I have one request:  If you decide to pull the plug, please give us a week or two notice so people can PM and make other arrangements.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on November 26, 2018, 06:42:26 PM
I'm sure one or 2 would volunteer to take over the running if it came to it.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 06:44:50 PM
I think it is very much worth it.  While the last six months of my life have been flat out insane and I haven't had as much time to participate as I would like -- I still very much enjoy the forum and get a lot out of it spiritually.

A smaller more tightknit poster base might not be all bad, to be honest...


Dear OC,

Thanks for your contribution to this thread & forum  :thumbsup: And I agree with you, it is very much worth keeping!

A lot of people have had loved ones pass away, sick relatives, a lot of people have had major moves either from one
house to another or from one part of the country to another. It has been a crazy year!

I truly believe that things should pick up after the New Year! ;D

And like you mentioned above, sometimes quality is much better than quantity ;)

God Bless!

 :pray2:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Carleendiane on November 26, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
Oh dear! Really? If is stressing you out K,  I understand. If it's because it's been a bit dull, please hold off a bit. See what happens this New Year. Good friends have been made through this forum. Lessons learned. News had. It's a place to retreat to spiritually, and a place for lively conversation many do not get at home. Those of us homebound, or just don't get out much truly enjoy the interaction. I hope to make more effort now that I've moved, if you do choose to keep it going. If not we will survive, but miss it. Especially the prayer thread. As I know all too well.

May God bless your decision, and bless you regardless!
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: OmniaInstaurareInChristo on November 26, 2018, 08:03:44 PM
I voted yes.  It would be a shame to lose another traditional site.  If it is about money, maybe some of us can contribute to paying the cost.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Heinrich on November 26, 2018, 08:34:14 PM
If you continue to let antagonistic atheist turds continue to post carte blanche, then:


NB: dont ever watch this movie
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Optatus on November 26, 2018, 08:38:22 PM
I'm not very active so I'm not sure what value my two cents have, but I've voted to keep it up and running. I would say that this forum plays an important role for many of us who feel that we're floundering in a sea of confusion. Now and then it's good to be reminded that there are others who are just as disturbed by the direction the wind's blowing as I am.

Plus, I've learned a lot. I can hold my own as far as history is concerned but I'm essentially a moron when it comes to theology, or the liturgy. If I have a question about the Church's stance on X, or why we do Y in the Mass, Suscipe Domine is generally the first place I check.

What's this about activity being down, though? "Most Online Ever: 281 (October 25, 2018, 01:11:36 PM)" - that's only last month and a record for the forum it looks like.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Blue Violet on November 26, 2018, 09:13:08 PM
It should be kept open.  I've enjoyed reading and viewing threads about the Holy Faith, asking questions, and gaining a better understanding of the Catholic Faith and what has happened within the past 50+ years.

It's an asset to the internet.

May God keep it open. :pray3:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Smcc on November 26, 2018, 10:15:55 PM
Hey folks,
So, Forum activity has been down for a while.  Since the domain is up for renewal in a month, I have to ask - is it worth keeping this place going? 

Chime in!
Thank you Kasekopf for keeping the forum going. I do utilize the forum if I am in need of answers as I immerse myself in the knowledge of Traditional ways. Many of us do not have the resources for knowledge that this forum provides.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Christe Eleison on November 26, 2018, 11:29:21 PM
I voted yes.  It would be a shame to lose another traditional site.  If it is about money, maybe some of us can contribute to paying the cost.


Yes, it would be a shame to lose another traditional site :( especially because this is the best one I have personally encountered!

Thanks for your input! :thumbsup:


And even though I dislike adds, if it turns out to be a financial issue, I think a couple of adds would not hurt.

For example, a link to Amazon to buy whatever posters need. They are going to use Amazon anyway.

Why not go through a link posted here?

It is my understanding that if people use the link on a website, that website gets a % without it

increasing the price to the buyer.

Another example would be posting a link to Mystic Monk Coffee, they also give a % to the website.

And they have awesome coffee & gift baskets available for the Holidays! They also sell other goodies  ;D

This way we end up helping the Monks & the forum expenses as well. Maybe other links to Catholic books, scapulars, Rosaries, etc.

Whether we all chip in financially, or place adds, links to other companies & of course a DONATE button. We all should try to help
in whatever way we are able to. And of course with prayers! :pray2:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: St.Justin on November 27, 2018, 12:23:01 AM
I have really enjoyed my time here; I came over here as a 'refugee' from Ignis Ardens, when that late great forum was closed, this is the closest thing to it. I hope K keeps it going.

And AngelQueen.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: OmniaInstaurareInChristo on November 27, 2018, 12:26:17 AM
There is now Angelqueen Alumni on Facebook.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Elizabeth on November 27, 2018, 09:24:43 AM
I think the participation is down because we don't get to have any big fights here. 
(having participated in a number of knock-down-drag-outs elsewhere)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Gardener on November 27, 2018, 10:19:06 AM
Pants
Vaccination
Homeschooling
1962 vs 1955

Keep it *clean, nothing below the chastity belt, and make sure all anathemas are referenced

*rationalize your vitriol
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Lynne on November 27, 2018, 10:43:49 AM
I think the participation is down because we don't get to have any big fights here. 
(having participated in a number of knock-down-drag-outs elsewhere)

And Jayne and Greg don't post here anymore...
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: St.Justin on November 27, 2018, 12:46:23 PM
There is now Angelqueen Alumni on Facebook.

Always has been..
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: OmniaInstaurareInChristo on November 27, 2018, 12:57:04 PM
Angelqueen Alumni was created on October 19 of this year.  There could have been an AQ presence on FB previous to that that I am not aware of. 
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: St.Justin on November 27, 2018, 01:17:20 PM
Angelqueen Alumni was created on October 19 of this year.  There could have been an AQ presence on FB previous to that that I am not aware of.

How do you join?
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: OmniaInstaurareInChristo on November 27, 2018, 01:20:41 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AQForum/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AQForum/)

You will just need a FB account.  I am the mod and will approve your request to join the group.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Michael Wilson on November 27, 2018, 03:52:43 PM
The problem with A.Q. (and I enjoyed my time there), was that it was so heavily moderated and all the "odd-balls" kicked off the forum, that finally there was no more discussions.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: TheReturnofLive on November 27, 2018, 05:43:02 PM
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Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Kaesekopf on November 27, 2018, 06:17:29 PM
Hey everyone,
This poll and response looks good.  We'll definitely be keeping this place around and active. 

I'll probably make a few changes in the future, but, for now, we'll stay as-is.

Thanks!

PS - I'd be interested in hearing why the no votes voted no.  :)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Heinrich on November 27, 2018, 07:47:49 PM
Pants
Vaccination
Homeschooling
1962 vs 1955

Keep it *clean, nothing below the chastity belt, and make sure all anathemas are referenced

*rationalize your vitriol

Geocentrism
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Carleendiane on November 27, 2018, 08:21:28 PM
Flat earth.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Maximilian on November 27, 2018, 08:53:47 PM

The problem with A.Q. (and I enjoyed my time there), was that it was so heavily moderated and all the "odd-balls" kicked off the forum, that finally there was no more discussions.

Yes, and at that time, sedevacantists fell into the "oddball" category. There was even an computerized word blocker that didn't allow the word "sedevacantist" to be posted.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Traditionallyruralmom on November 27, 2018, 10:56:33 PM
This is the only online Catholic group I am in.  I left a catholic mom group I had been on for 8 years when somebody verbally machine gunned me for beginning to attend the SSPX and NOBODY took her to task for it.  ::)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Xavier on November 27, 2018, 11:38:47 PM
It's a great forum and a nice place to meet and greet. It'd be a shame for it to go. It's like a virtual parish/chapel should be. Lots of prayer threads, good discussions, great advice, feast reminders, career and vocation guidance etc. I think a married couple also met each other through this forum. So I agree with others. I hope the forum stays up.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: ServusMariae on November 28, 2018, 12:36:36 PM
I am Servus-Mariae, specially back here to petition for this forum to be kept open.

This forum was the 1 haven where I took solace in when I badly shipwrecked in the Faith a year back (you guys know what happened; I won't repeat history) It would be saddening to see this forum get shut down. Have met a lovely bunch of people beyond the shores of Singapore (The time has yet to come for me to leave my homeland anywhere yet, but these are the very people I hold dear) Loved the opportunity to send spiritual support for one another beyond geographical boundaries & it was thanks to this very forum that I was able to keep in touch with several SD members IRL. I will not be here today if not for this forum & the community that thrives in here, so if you can - Sir Kaes, pls consider to keep this place open. If it was spiritually edifying for me, I am sure there will be many others who will  find benefit from this forum's existence, & I thank God for that.

That said, sending prayers  :pray1: :pray2: :pray3:
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Michael Wilson on November 28, 2018, 04:23:14 PM
Did somebody mention "Evolution"?
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Josephine87 on November 28, 2018, 08:26:14 PM
Hey everyone,
This poll and response looks good.  We'll definitely be keeping this place around and active. 

I'll probably make a few changes in the future, but, for now, we'll stay as-is.

Thanks!

PS - I'd be interested in hearing why the no votes voted no.  :)

Thank you! And thank you God for answered prayers.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Flick on November 28, 2018, 10:35:35 PM
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.


Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: orate on November 29, 2018, 11:17:26 AM
I don't always sign in but I lurk here several times a day.  For those of us that don't get out much, the spiritual community here means a lot.  I know a handful of the regulars IRL but we are separated geographically.  This is how I keep in touch.  And yes, the prayer thread and informational threads are invaluable!
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Prayerful on November 29, 2018, 05:22:52 PM
Flat earth.

Vaccinated women in trousers on a flat earth hearing the '55 Holy Week, or something that ties it all together.  :P

Keep this place going. It has a reasoning tone, which some places lack. There is so much to be angry about, but a certain Argentine pantheist is probably happy to make those he despises angry over things they cannot control. Even though I don't live up to my screen name, a person can only pray and assist at Mass, prayers that storm Heaven for a Crisis that will pass.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Elizabeth on November 30, 2018, 11:46:20 AM
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: MeanGene on December 01, 2018, 04:44:11 PM
I'd keep the site going if it's at all possible. Being a practicing Traditional Catholic in this world isn't easy at the moment. This site serves a purpose in simply reminding people day to day that they aren't completely alone out there on the trail. It may not seem like a big deal, but little things often have a larger effect then people initially think.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Carleendiane on December 01, 2018, 06:30:31 PM
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

What does AI stand for?
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Gardener on December 01, 2018, 06:39:40 PM
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

What does AI stand for?

Ignis Ardens, a defunct Trad forum.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Vetus Ordo on December 03, 2018, 09:55:47 AM
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

What does AI stand for?

Ignis Ardens, a defunct Trad forum.

The internet is an ocean filled with defunct fora. Trad or otherwise.

It's the natural cycle of things.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Patriarch on December 10, 2018, 07:02:24 PM
Please keep the forum open, Kase! I don't really see any of y'all on Fisheaters anymore. So I am here more often than not. :)
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Mr. Mysterious on December 11, 2018, 10:10:44 AM
Even though my posts the last few years or so have been few and far between I say keep this place up and running. Maybe even "jazz" it up a bit now and then to keep interest piqued and invite Trads who are currently not members who you might know from other forums or websites to liven things up a bit.

For example, I said a few years ago this place needs more emoticons. That would be a start. ;)   
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Elizabeth on December 11, 2018, 06:46:26 PM
emoticons fill me with a sense of power and might
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Kaesekopf on December 23, 2018, 10:49:20 PM
For the record, we're around for another year.
Title: Re: Future of the Forum?
Post by: Miriam_M on December 24, 2018, 03:33:36 PM
Thanks for letting us know.
 :)