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Old 07-12-2010, 08:14 PM   #31
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I miss the folks who are gone also, and a lot of them seem to have left once the OT forum was deleted. It was a place to go and chat with friends.

Ravlery is too big for me, but there are a couple of OT areas that I like.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:52 AM   #32
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I have to say that I miss the OT thread. It's a bit tough to slog through the General Knitting area sometimes. I understand the reason for the switch, but I still miss OT.
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You aren't alone in feeling this way. The subject is under discussion by the Mods and Admins right now.
I'm glad to hear this. My time here has dropped off a bit partly because I'm trying to cut down on my online time in general to pay more attention to my household responsibilities, but partly because I have another forum I go to for "general conversation," and now it's harder to find the knitting topics among the OT conversations. I don't know how dividing those boards affects price/bandwidth usaage and all that--we should all be very sensitive to those issues! But I spent more time here when they were separated!

I LOVE KH, and spend much more time here than on Ravelry for the reasons others have given...it's just a cozier place, and even though I've never been very active here, I'm always welcomed, and I appreciate that!
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:27 AM   #33
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I'm here, too. Just doing more lurking than posting!
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
BTW, what has happened to Ingrid? I hope she is OK. She use to post quite often, but I rarely she her post anymore.
When I was able to visit KH regularly, Ingrid was a mainstay.
I too have noticed her absence and wondered what happened.

When I joined, there were many people from the area where I live who posted regularly.
I'm not seeing those names here either now.

I know I don't participate much in my other hobby message boards I've been on for 10+ years,
and people have dropped out of sight over the years from all the boards.

I guess sometimes, life just marches on.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:35 AM   #35
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I too would prefer that OT have its' own place and not joined with the General Knitting board. I was wondering if maybe How To and Pattern Questions could be joined since they are very similar. Then that would free up a section for the OT again.

I understand too that this time of year may have a lot to do with the lack of traffic and comments posted.

The fact that post to Sells and Trades, etc. have fallen off a lot may be because of the bad economy.

When on this site, I feel more like a part of a family of knitters. Ravelry is a great site, but I get lost in the forum and it is very hard for me to go back to a post I read or posted to in the fast.

I hope the decline here will not in anyway harm the life expectancy of this website. I have looked through many sites looking for a second one to have as a kind of back up, but so far none compare or have the appeal that this site does.

The ones that maintain and keep this site up and going do a great job. THANKS GUYS/GALS!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #36
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I must admit I too visit less since the OT thread was removed...This summer has definitely been a busy one and I haven't knit a thing since the kids have been on summer vacation, but when I do check the forum I just get too overwhelmed trying to find OT topics among the gen knitting topics. Maybe start a poll to find out which forums members visit most and which ones they wouldn't miss and re-arrange from there??
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