over 90 threads are not the study, why complain

billc

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I did a quick count of the thread, and scrolling and counting aside, there are just over 90 non- Study threads here at Martialtalk.com. Since it takes an act of will to find the study and then to click on the study , and then to look for specific topics on the study, I'm confused about the dismay about the activity here on the study. You have to actively seek out the study, it is near the bottom of the page and just about every single martial art is listed before the study appears.

I have to say that if you don't like political discussion, it is not only easy to avoid but it would take a little effort to run across the study if you are new to the sight. The study seems to be popular and this annoy's or perplexes some people. My experience here on the study tells me that those people most annoyed by the study, tend to be from the political left. You know who you are:) What is the big deal with the study? I have to think that there is a need to direct the activity of others inherent on the left, in my opinion, which is why so many on that side seem bothered by the number of people who specifically come to the study to post, even on a martial arts site.

To each his own. If people want to fire off nerve endings to post on how dismayed they are at how people post, or why the people post so much on the study, they have my support in that activity. The concern seems silly to me, but I am a conservative who believes that people should be polite and let other people live their lives. Happy Easter. Enjoy the candy and chocolate, even you atheistic, socialists.
 

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I've always wondered at all the people that make an effort to post their moaning and whining about your posts bill. It boils down to 2 things IMO. They are more interested in playing in "the mud" than they will admit. Or their supposed "moderate" politics are not really as moderate as they portray and feel its their duty/mission to post their "sides" view in opposition to yours.

I try to be as blatant as politely possible regarding my opinions. As long as Im within the rules, take em or leave em. Comment/spar with me or not. Spare me the crying and complaining. If Bob decides to step in thats his purview and I'll abide by his decision.

The real solution to all this supposed outrage over your posts here is to ignore them and not participate. I wouldn't hold my breath.
 

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:chuckles: It can't only be me that uses the "New Posts" button to see what's going on?
 

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Okay it's about YouTube videos but the concept's the same :D

By the way, the chap biting his keyboard is me after yet another fruitless attempt to explain something about economics ...
 

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Eventually I'll upgrade the software. I was going to do it today, but to be blunt said 'piss on it' and went for a walk and then tossed some Scooby on the dvd and relaxed.

Whenever I do get around to the big upgrade (sooner not later), I'll be adding an extra menu item "New Martial Arts Posts" which will let folks just see the new art stuff and filter out the non-art forums.

As to differences of opinion, etc, it's all good. I don't agree with Bill or really anyone on everything. That's ok. Boards a bit more 'conservative' than I'd like, but unless others get involved to balance it out, not much I can do. If it shifts to more 'liberal', again, that's the way it goes.

But, looking at march's stats, the study & US politics area has been heavy traffic as of late, with TKD the leading art area. Everything else, big gap. Folks wanting the art sections boosted, need to post there. I have a life and the mods do too and we can't seed and seed and seed them when there's no bites on the seeds. I haven't trained regularly in 6 years, and most of my interests are in photography and graphics work right now, so it's hard for me to get into the MA areas like I used to. But, some stuff is in the works that should boost that back up this year. In the mean time, please, go kick up some stuff in your art areas eh?

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My concern is, the martial arts stuff pays the bills. That dwindles, the ad revenues and supporting memberships drop, no more server=no more MT.
Sm's are dropping, we're at 43 right now. Need 110 a year to cover the hosting costs.
Every subscription helps. Anything past 110 helps keep me from asking people if they want fries. It's all good. :D
 

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While I am still reeling form having outspammed billi, what are the forums with all the ***?
 

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There are a number of supporting member areas that you can't see....one where I occasionally post some of my NSFW work. :D
 

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I did a quick count of the thread, and scrolling and counting aside, there are just over 90 non- Study threads here at Martialtalk.com. .
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"Everything is true", he said. "Everything anybody has ever thought".

"I'm a sick man. And the more I see, the sicker I get. I'm so sick I think everybody else is sick and I'm the only healthy person. That's bad off, isn't it? "
Philip K. Dick, The Solar Lottery

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even you atheistic, socialists.

Hey, I'll have you know I'm agnostic socialist :p

as to the study, people can also pm Bob Hubbard and he can make it go away so u dont have to run across it. :)

Oh and happy easter to you too, Bill C. :)

and people don't mind ole Bill, his posts are amusing and harmless.
 

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and people don't mind ole Bill, his posts are amusing and harmless.

Nah, I don't mind him. It's a free country. I don't find most of his posts amusing, though, or harmless-in fact, I'm surprised that he hasn't died from brain poisoning, with the stuff that comes out of it and all....:lfao:

Odd that the brain could function on its own, without acquainting him with its purposes, its reasons. But the brain was an organ, like the spleen, heart, kidneys. And they went about their private activities. So why not the brain? Philip K. Dick, THe Man Who Japed
 

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:chuckles: It can't only be me that uses the "New Posts" button to see what's going on?
lol......That is the first thing I click on. In fact, unless I want to start a new thread or do a search there's really no reason to click on anything else.:)
 

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I had to read this thread.

So ... someone complained?? Cuz ... I don't see it anywhere.

A Study-heavy MartialTalk.com has been the challenge for staff for a while and I have to give kudos to MJS who seeks regularly to start and engage in discussions related to his arts.

I think a lot of people think of the Study on MartialTalk.com as a nice dumping ground for their political opinions ... which it is not. And if the current atmosphere is detrimental to the future of the board, perhaps its owner should take appropriate action therein.

Perhaps making the Study available only to supporting members. Since it's not supposed to be the focus of the board but an added feature, it would make sense. Or perhaps a ratio limitation ... like, you have to start 1 thread in an arts area before you can start a thread in the Study and post again in an arts area before you post another one. That may take some serious script-fu but it would keep the board from turning into what it really kinda is right now - a political chat board that also has some martial arts sections.

(sorry Bob. You know I love ya)\
 

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On a tactical firearms forum I frequent, you cannot post on their "General Discussion" forum until you have made 200 posts in the firearms sections.
 

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I added a new menu option to focus on the martial arts sections. I'm exploring options for refocusing on the art areas more, but am hesitant to do any 'make x posts first' type moves as all I see that doing is generating hundreds of "mee tooo" posts just to build post count. Going SM only I think would just kill the section as most of the regulars have had years to drop a few bucks on the site and haven't. I've had enough of them tell me "nope, not gonna pay for a web board" to annoy me greatly.
 
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