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July 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm in reply to: Hey, what would it take to switch from the forum back to Allcom? #3630
Tulsa, as one of the seven people in the Rangers who got any input into the decison or who’s opinion matters going forward that you feel the forum meets your needs pretty much ends any real conversation right there. I mean, the rest of us can talk all we want, but it’s done.
And you are probably correct in your assessment. Operationally, reducing the noise level is a pretty good thing. Unfortunately, that has also significantly reduced the signal as well. And at least some of us (but since we are never going to take a vote, we won’t know how many and there will always be people on each side so things aren’t going to change) feel like we have lost a lot in community and bonding.
So it goes. Things change, and people like yourself who have been contributing enormous amounts to the Rangers since long before I was here and probably will be long after I am frustrated and done have weathered *real* change in the Rangers. And it is also possible that through some self interested distortion the fairly huge body of Rangers that I see not here and annoyed by this aren’t really a significant portion of our total number.July 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm in reply to: Hey, what would it take to switch from the forum back to Allcom? #3609
@pp I had assumed that part of the point was to get us to stop talking over the channel by erecting the log-on, post barrier and that it had succeeded. I realize reading your post that was an uncharitable assumption.
I have been thinking the last couple of weeks that I am feeling a lot more disconnected from the Rangers than I have before. Parts of this is personal stuff that has nothing at all to do with the event or the Rangers. And there is a little bit of it that does have to do with the Rangers. But I have been thinking that another big part of it, particularly this late in the season when I am normally looking a lot more forward to our shared time, is that I am not hearing that cacaphony of voices that normally gets me psyched.
Mickey and Da Mongolian talking about gear, Sas randomly commenting on just about everything, Longshot yelling at everyone to get off his playa (which was just a rock shelf until he and the other Piltdown Rangers decided to put some dust out there to make it better) and the general hub-bub of random annoying posts cluttering up my inbox.
Yeah, allcom was messy and chaotic and could suck sometimes. It was also human and kinda brilliant and had a lot of give and take. Kind of like the Rangers.
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