Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

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mdtrot
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by mdtrot » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Yes, Flickr is still in business, but was bought by Smug Mug and they are limiting free accounts to 1000 photos.



Fancyhen
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by Fancyhen » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 pm

I have a FB account but it’s mainly for keeping in touch with family and friends. I belong to several groups including some Yellowstone groups but this is the best!! You all are helpful and knowledgeable about all things Yellowstone. I’ve learned so much here over the years and always feel enthusiastic when I spend time here.
Posting pictures is a lot more difficult and that’s frustrating. I hope it can be simplified. I appreciate all the hard work of administrators and fellow YNetters. I’m trying to get back in the habit of checking here daily and trying to advertise the site with my FB friends. Hopefully we can regenerate this site by being excited and spreading the love of Yellowstone!
You all are the best!! :D



Fancyhen
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by Fancyhen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:32 pm

I have a FB account but it’s mainly for keeping in touch with family and friends. I belong to several groups including some Yellowstone groups but this is the best!! You all are helpful and knowledgeable about all things Yellowstone. I’ve learned so much here over the years and always feel enthusiastic when I spend time here.
Posting pictures is a lot more difficult and that’s frustrating. I hope it can be simplified. I appreciate all the hard work of administrators and fellow YNetters. I’m trying to get back in the habit of checking here daily and trying to advertise the site with my FB friends. Hopefully we can regenerate this site by being excited and spreading the love of Yellowstone!
You all are the best!! :D



tlveik
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by tlveik » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:19 pm

I really hate to see the migration of people away from forums like this to sites like Facebook. Forums like this one are a much better format in my opinion to Facebook.

I did see some posts in this thread of people having trouble posting pictures. I'm new here so I don't know yet if this forum allows direct image posting. Heck, I could even help out with that to some extent. I have extra space on my web server that I could share with members who don't have any other alternative.

Tom



Kat
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by Kat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:02 am

I truly appreciate the quality and content of these YNet forums. I am one of the many silent lurkers who do not post for several reasons, mailnly because I visit YNP less than once a year, am an amateur photographer, and no longer have a hosting service. I thank Tom for offering to help people like me. My next visit will be this summer, and maybe I will have shots worthy of posting then.
Over the years, I have particularly enjoyed the photographs and the informative trip reports. I am grateful to all of those who continue to post on the forum. Thank you.



Kamper
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Re: Comments Welcome: Why the lack of Interest or Participation on this website?

Post by Kamper » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:47 pm

I use to frequent this site & post back in 2007-2010. Living in SW Wyoming we would visit YNP/GTNP every couple of years. We use to have a Motorhome but in 2011 we sold it to buy a Retirement home in NW Phoenix. Interests have now taken us in a different direction. I am now retired & living in Arizona full-time. I am still active in my photography but subject matter is now different. I don't have anything to post at this time.
I still check this site once in a while & will say along with others that Social Media has taken it's toll.I have never signed up for Facebook or anything else but understand that posting through Facebook would allow communications with multiple sights easy if needed.
So the lack of interest is a sign of the times.. over 2200 views & only 14 posts?? I would say you need to go with the flow & think what it takes to interest folks that still travel this area & are willing to post. Posting to this site has always been challenging but sounds as it has got even more difficult.. All I can say is easier is better, you either adapt or go away. It is like Albums, 8 Tracks or VHS Tapes, now obsolete with newer technology.
With the newer cameras that download photos to your phone & from there you are can upload to the web as long as you have cell service, fast & convenient. Or the fact that so many people now take photos with their cell phones, the step to Social Media is just easy.

Just my $0.02
Ken



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