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Published on March 6, 2008 By dharmagrl In Blog Communities

Blogging here just isn't fun for me anymore.  The new format seems to have turned a lot of good bloggers right off, and the only people left are computer geeks and hypochristians. 

I've met some great people here, and I'll be in touch with them via email and IM.  I am not, however, going to be posting regularly - if at all - here at JU.  It's just not the same, and I don't care for it.

 

Goodbye.


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on Mar 06, 2008
The funny thing is, all the non-christians are all lurking and leaving. We didn't start posting more - you guys posted less. And it was happening before the format change. Maybe that's because we read your threads, maybe it's just a lull. Either way, with all you guys leaving, JU will just be more Christiany. So none of you will ever come back, either. Well, good luck out there!
on Mar 06, 2008
Bye Dharma. I'll e-mail you as soon as I can. Sorry it's been so long - been busy over here . . .

Man, they're falling like flies. You, whip, BlueDev . . .

shit.
on Mar 06, 2008
Well, hopefully Ock will keep playing chess with me, even if JU goes by the wayside.

I try not to uber-christian on people. But I'm sure I still do it sometimes. I like the more subtle approach.
on Mar 06, 2008
I feel bad about leaving Zoo hanging to battle it out on his own.


It's okay, I'm young, I've got way too much free time. I fight the good fight.


Although I may be taking a breather from all that...it's hard to win when your opponents don't recongize that they've been beaten. To quote a quip from Kung Pow: Enter the Fist-"I'm sure on some planet your style is impressive, but your weak link is: this is Earth."

Frankly, it's like arguing with children...you can't win because they don't listen to reason. *sigh*


I just hope they never have to take a science exam...   


Well, Dharma...if things pick up, I hope ya come back. Everyone seems to be fading away these days...at least the ol' regulars. I was never a frequent poster to begin with...so I'm not sure how to inject anything into the ol' JU vein to get it kickin' again.

~Zoo
on Mar 06, 2008
I'm not sure how to inject anything into the ol' JU vein to get it kickin' again.


You're in college, you'll think of something to inject...
on Mar 06, 2008
Don't EVER burn out! We need you!


Heh, doing what I can.

You're in college, you'll think of something to inject...


Well...not into the web.

Or can I?...hmmm...

It'll be an expensive experiment...

~Zoo
on Mar 06, 2008

Makes sense.

I haven't noticed a difference, but this is the first JU article (besides one of my own) that I have read in a year!

Good luck!  Personally, I have been enjoying myself with FaceBook.

on Mar 06, 2008
Brad once said that all cyber communities go through cycles. I think this is just another one.

I hope you stick around Dharma. I do enjoy your articles.
on Mar 06, 2008

Brad once said that all cyber communities go through cycles. I think this is just another one.

I'm not ignoring the rest of you, I just needed to comment on this real quick:

JU is cyclical in nature, that much is true.  However, that was before this drastic format change.  That, plus this latest cycle, is the nail in the coffin for me. 

on Mar 06, 2008
Brad is right. Cyber cycles happen in pretty much every net community I've been witness to.

I think an additional factor is all the election stuff. Religious discussions are a year round thing, but a fair chunk of the remaining folks who aren't necessarily interested in that are now attentive to the politics because of the election year. (I'm not forgetting we have non American JUs, folks, but they do seem to be in the minority of posters.)

Anywho, my theory is that for people that don't give a wit for which political puppet is ahead in the race to be the Grand Poohbah Puppet and who don't care whether or not Jesus is or Kermit the Frog is lord, there's not much else to read these days.

One further complication is that back when I joined JU, "blogging" was pretty new to the net scene. Now you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a new blog site, so our influx of new JUs will diminish statistically.

Ok, that was all a very boring explanation - quite unneeded, I'm sure

Have a good break, Dharma. I've been known to take them nearly a year at a time.
on Mar 06, 2008
Well, hopefully Ock will keep playing chess with me, even if JU goes by the wayside.


Of course, J. Now what a hypocrite I'd be if I didn't enjoy chess with someone just because our values were different. I very much enjoy our games.
on Mar 06, 2008
Of course, J. Now what a hypocrite I'd be if I didn't enjoy chess with someone just because our values were different. I very much enjoy our games.


Especially now that you're winning!

Just teasing.

I enjoy them too, and I will have to revisit our first game so I can see what I did right.
on Mar 06, 2008

As the guy who digs through the lists looking for posts to feature on the front page, it's actually no worse now than it was a month before the new site went up.

on Mar 06, 2008
who digs


'Dig' being the operative word.

But then, what do I know. I just blog here. Used to, anyway.
on Mar 06, 2008
I think the soul is gone. Does anybody remember that Everybody loves Raymond episode where Raymond wanted to buy his dad, who was a big jazz fan, all his favorite records in the "new and improved" CD format instead of in the old scratchy LP records that was in his dad's collection? And remember his dad HATED it? Well...I can understand what his dad felt.

The "new and improved" CD sound just killed the soul of the way his old jazz was "meant" (for lack of a better word) to be listened too. Kinda like when Lyle Lovett said country music should be listened to on AM radio in an old pickup with the windows rolled down while going down a lonesome highway. It's about the soul ya know? The art of it all.

Anyway, you're right:

Blogging here just isn't fun for me anymore. The new format seems to have turned a lot of good bloggers right off, and the only people left are computer geeks and hypochristians.


Maybe it will come back. I'm trying to stay open minded anyway.
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