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has HF become less popular?

post #1 of 321
Thread Starter 
It seems the post counts have reduced greatly over the past 6 months or so. The greatest number of logged in users was over 800 but that was almost a year and a half ago. We're getting less than 200 total visitors a day and are averaging less than 100 users logged in at a time.

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post #2 of 321
where r teh babez
post #3 of 321
everyone who usually posted are banned?
post #4 of 321
Thread Starter 
Yeah but I feel like even when I was modding the place and not allowing things to get to the point where people needed banning we got more posts and had more activity in general
post #5 of 321
It is duller now than a year ago
post #6 of 321
I post less now a days just because I am more busy. Plus there are less threads that peak my attention.
post #7 of 321
so thats what you want this thread to go playa
post #8 of 321
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Originally Posted by luckee26 View Post
everyone who usually posted are banned?
I haven't been here for over a year or whatever, but I have seen plenty of big posters get banned, and after they were gone, I felt (even only for having been here a few months) that I could tell the number of topics/posts decreased.Lets hope the bit of "publicity" HF has been getting will fix this problem.

On the other hand. There is a really close community that HF has now; especially in comparison to other forums. Many people on HF know each other personally and I think that that's a very cool thing to have in a forum. More people would just dilute the "togetherness" (generally speaking) that HF has now.

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post #9 of 321
yea i guess there is an HF "clique"
post #10 of 321
mgoeclipse, are you sure you've only been here for 4 months?
post #11 of 321
after mario was banned the only interesting section was chat and drama. after denimobsessed was banned there was no real need for drama. after virus was banned the only interesting part of of HF was WAYWT. after peteralexia was banned the only nut job left on HF was TEE. after TEE was banned the number of posts on HF decreased by a factor of 10. and when we finally ban ryan duke the forum will come to a complete standstill.
post #12 of 321
It is rather dull here now.
post #13 of 321
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Originally Posted by dee-oso View Post
after mario was banned the only interesting section was chat and drama. after denimobsessed was banned there was no real need for drama. after virus was banned the only interesting part of of HF was WAYWT. after peteralexia was banned the only nut job left on HF was TEE. after TEE was banned the number of posts on HF decreased by a factor of 10. and when we finally ban ryan duke the forum will come to a complete standstill.
i'm spent.
post #14 of 321
I feel that it's safe to blame lauriebell for all of this forum's issues.
post #15 of 321
It's your imagination. When Tee was here it seemed as if there were hundreds of people posting, but it was all him.
post #16 of 321
Considering that members split into 3 forums...

My educated guess is...





















yes
post #17 of 321
^^That was a long time ago.
post #18 of 321
HF needs a new and fresher looking skin.
post #19 of 321
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Originally Posted by dee-oso View Post
after mario was banned the only interesting section was chat and drama. after denimobsessed was banned there was no real need for drama. after virus was banned the only interesting part of of HF was WAYWT. after peteralexia was banned the only nut job left on HF was TEE. after TEE was banned the number of posts on HF decreased by a factor of 10. and when we finally ban ryan duke the forum will come to a complete standstill.
Maybe this and... I stopped visiting so much once the mall changed. The forum changes, though giving HF a nicer cleaner appearance, have caused the forum to become much less interesting to me.
post #20 of 321
Could it not be denim loosing ground? HF is only relevant as long as 'designer/ premium/ whatever you want to call it' jeans are popular. A year ago, there was little dispute between what the popular brands were. Now, we have less of a focus on denim, and we have a whole bunch of new labels joining the scene. HF is still structured the same way, with diesels, rocks, sevens, trs, etc, and most of those sub forums are now pretty much dead.
post #21 of 321
Yeah and before it seemed like there was 3 girls posting for every guy, and now it seems like the ratio is reversed. Which would seem to indicate that the girls are less comfortable posting here now.

I'm not sure which of the following are cause and which are effect, but I have some observations that go along with that. I don't necessarily have a problem with any of these, and I'm quite used to most of them from other internet forums, but they are things I've noticed.

-HF seems like a less "friendly" place, before new members were welcomed, but now if they ask a question that's been asked before the get a dozen replies telling them what an idiot they are.

-There are more cliques as well, which is natural as the forum grows because there are always some people you will get along with better than others, but it seems like it's hard for new members to break into one unless they start making an epic number of posts.

-There are a lot more non-sequitur posts. And I'm not just talking about veering off topic.

-Read the first few pages of WAYWT and it's very encouraging, and compare that to what often happens now. Now this change I am personally ok with as I enjoy the fashion discussion, but it can be intimdating to new people.

I'm sure there's more, but this post is already longer then I intended. What I don't want to see is this place turning into SuFu, but I kind of feel like it's happening.
post #22 of 321
lol danny i'm hardly the life of this forum.

i honestly wouldn't come on here every day if it weren't for WAYWT, the "togetherness" mgoeclipse mentioned, and of course the lovely HF ladies
post #23 of 321
Livechat is definitely more happening lately than I've ever seen it since I've been a member.

Livechat's where it's at!
post #24 of 321
This place won't turn into SuFu. I am sure that it will die before it does that. There is also nothing wrong with telling stupid people they are stupid.
post #25 of 321
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Originally Posted by luckee26 View Post
yea i guess there is an HF "clique" but wat if you're not a part of it? lol but i know what you mean.
No worries, you can always join sevenkid's "click"
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