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#435794 - 05/30/13 08:08 AM Where Are They Now?
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Just Wondering where have all the old school guys gone.

I've not seen posts like I used to from the likes of Brad (Butterfly) & Razorfoot and other well versed Martial Artists

I know we still have some of the old school here, but I'm becoming one of them by default. I know due to work load unable to add as much as I want but still logg on to see whats going

Wondering if the guys from old can just say hi on this thread and give an update as to whats new with them


Edited by Dobbersky (05/30/13 08:09 AM)
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#435797 - 06/01/13 11:09 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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I agree.
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#435800 - 06/01/13 09:06 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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For better or worse--and presuming I count as "old school" for the site.

Hi. smile

What I have noticed is that over the years the number of people with questions seen to have gone way down. And that seems to be the case for most MA sites these days.

Things go in cycles---even websites.

I miss reading the POV of the old school folks as well--Oldman, etc....... (TO MANY TO NAME frown )
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#435801 - 06/03/13 07:48 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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With respect, I've heard the whole "goes in cycles" thing before and I'm not sure that's what this is. These forums have been in decline for well over 2 years now with no real sign of picking up. Heck, there are sub forums on here that haven't been posted in for 2-3 years (like the Pressure point forum).

Other MA site forums at the moment are positively thriving.

I can't tell you why that is happening, but I think there is more to it than being cyclical. I think one reason is that there are lot more specialist forums now online than before. Really good forums dealing with specific arts. So say a person is only interested in Aikido, Chinese Internal Arts or BJJ, there are really good forums for these subjects.

So I guess part of the reason for the decline on FA forums is increased competition from other MA forums.
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#435802 - 06/03/13 10:02 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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It's a derelict site due to an absentee landlord and moderator neglect.


Edited by harlan (06/03/13 10:03 AM)

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#435803 - 06/03/13 11:12 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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People register for the site every day, but they aren't posting.
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#435804 - 06/03/13 12:10 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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When I first came onboard, instructions encouraged me to observe for a while and if what I wanted to know was something specific that had previously been chewed to death, I could look it up in . . . . .

I just now tried to find where I could look and couldn't find it.

Does that give you a hint?


Edited by iaibear (06/03/13 12:12 PM)

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#435805 - 06/03/13 01:23 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
cxt Offline
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Prize

You may be right at that.

And other sites might well be doing a lot of traffic--right now. That might change over time.
My guess is that in 5 years time the sites currently jumping will look very much like FA.

Maybe we got too nice. wink

Sites that offer a strong exchange of views seem to do well in terms of hits/views. Might be we got a little to civilized.

Also possible that over a 10 year span people that used to practice have stopped. 10 years is a long time.

You might have really hit the nail on the head with the "style specific" point. Back when the site opened few if any styles were heavily represented on-line. Now days EVERYBODY seems to have a school-specific site. So maybe there is less perceived need for FA.

What can we do to help bring the site back?





Edited by cxt (06/03/13 02:08 PM)
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#435807 - 06/05/13 10:50 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Trolls or nothing. What a choice.

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#435808 - 06/05/13 04:19 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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iaibear

I certainly hope that is not the only choices.
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