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Depends lets say you lose the top 50 daily posters + anyone over 1k posts. These people prop the forum up and make it what it is. They have the knowledge and form the majority of contributions.

I would say if that happened it would be pretty severe for EF, side line is a mods life maybe a little easier
I agree (to everything, including the easier life for mods ).

You do need to consider the quality of the top 50 posters, though. One name springs immediately to mind -- that person is a member of both forums and I sincerely hope that the fluff factor on EF will henceforth be on the opposite trend to that of the other forum.
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I don't have any statistical evidence but only my subjective assessment: the EF has been a less attractive place for me in the last 2 months.
Well, the new forum has only existed for a few days, so we can hardly blame it for that, can we?

The problems with EF lie entirely within EF and cannot be laid at the door of other forums, offline squabbles or anything else.

And, as always, they'll blow over like they always do.

I can't see any big changes to the EF happening any time soon, but I've now got somewhere else I can go for restaurant recommendations if I can't be bothered trawling through 15 pages of LOLcats to find them.
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Betwen you and me, I suspect that to the beancounters of any multinational, no matter how small that multinational may be, numbers speak very loudly...
too cryptic. Don't get your message. Can you say it in a clear way?
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Well, the new forum has only existed for a few days, so we can hardly blame it for that, can we?

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I did not blame any other forum so far in my posts. I'm really questioning & challenging the EF policy.
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so whats the other forum then??
Here you go. Don't tell anyone I told you.
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too cryptic. Don't get your message. Can you say it in a clear way?
Um ... I just did (but I whispered it)! Beancounter = accountant, if that helps.
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Here you go. Don't tell anyone I told you.

excellent - pop a key in the post please
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I can't see any big changes to the EF happening any time soon, but I've now got somewhere else I can go for restaurant recommendations if I can't be bothered trawling through 15 pages of LOLcats to find them.
Are LOLcats the new fluffeh? Or are they one and the same, just in a different guise?
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I can't see any big changes to the EF happening any time soon, but I've now got somewhere else I can go for restaurant recommendations if I can't be bothered trawling through 15 pages of LOLcats to find them.
No LoLcats at the new place?




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Are LOLcats the new fluffeh? Or are they one and the same, just in a different guise?

They're just... tiresome...
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They're just... tiresome...


Haters gifs are today's Lolcats.
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They're just... tiresome...
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LOLcats...? are they supposed to be funny?

I know I am getting old but I just don't get them

I view LOLcats the same way as I view txt spk

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They're just... tiresome...

You're right... walls of text are much much more interesting
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You're right... walls of text are much much more interesting
If you're over six, they are.

My kids' books have lots of pictures in them. Mine don't, they have lots of words.
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But hardly anyone has left.

Does the forum seem any quieter this morning than last Thursday morning?
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I don't have any statistical evidence but only my subjective assessment: the EF has been a less attractive place for me in the last 2 months.
Membership numbers did drop by at least 400 following the new T&C email. The total was around 56,100 members. At the same time new members joined (or returned). Currently, the numbers are around 100 down on the pre-T&C figure.

More noticable is the drop in the number of members posting. The figure is down from 1280 to 1186 in the last week. This is a far greater percentage drop than the membership figure. If you excluded those who have mainly posted about the new T&C etc. I am sure that the number is quite significant, and will be causing concern to The Local (or it should be)

http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/stats_by_week.php
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If you're over six, they are.

My kids' books have lots of pictures in them. Mine don't, they have lots of words.
constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating, same goes for text.
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You're right... walls of text are much much more interesting
It's amazing how offended ouchboy gets when people insult his lolcats
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Membership numbers did drop by at least 400 following the new T&C email. The total was around 56,100 members. At the same time new members joined (or returned). Currently, the numbers are around 100 down on the pre-T&C figure.

More noticable is the drop in the number of members posting. The figure is down from 1280 to 1186 in the last week. This is a far greater percentage drop than the membership figure. If you excluded those who have mainly posted about the new T&C etc. I am sure that the number is quite significant, and will be causing concern to The Local (or it should be)

http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/stats_by_week.php
well, a drop should be concerning for the local, but it's too early to judge. you can see at the moment, it is within the normal volatility of the posts, but it will be interesting to note if it is the start of a trend.
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well, a drop should be concerning for the local, but it's too early to judge. you can see at the moment, it is within the normal volatility of the posts, but it will be interesting to note if it is the start of a trend.
I agree. Mark's Law suggests growth will continue, fluffeh will make an occasional appearance and LOLcats will continue to be an Internet phenomenon. As will EF.

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