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  • Why would anyone want to run a forum?

    I've set up two - the first, NTD, was set up purely to try to experience what DD went through in the year following the creation of TD.
    The second was set up purely to hold a gun to the head of this place and provide a place of retreat should it decide to become influenced by a sociopath.

    Running a forum is a pain in the arse, and must be even more so on facebook, so what's in it for anyone that sets one up and spends years cultivating it?

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    The tumbleweeds speak volumes

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    • #3
      There seems to be a slow demise of forums maybe somewhat due to the rise of FB and other forms of social media. Thai centric forums have, in the end a small base other than attracting people with no interest or history with said country. A brief look at the top current posts about Thailand are thin on the ground on most forums. It appears to me the likes of TD which appears to get most traffic outside of thai visa has moved away from mainly Thai interests and centres more around unrelated topics. The preoccupation with Trump may reflect a predominance of Americans on that forum.There seems little room for anyone in the centre or right of political thought there, where there is mostly flaming and abuse of any alternative opinion. In fact with some posters it is hard to find a post that does not contain abuse of another poster. The recent demise of some good posters there and the return of a few of the more abusive types have sent it further downhill. The lack of good moderation is a point in question. Maybe polite social and political discourse where different ideas can be challenged is just another casualty of the social media age.

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      • #4
        US politics have always been overrepresented on Thai-themed fora.
        With it being such a powerful worldwide influencer, US affairs concern everybody to some extent, but I could never understand why Americans find it appropriate to start threads about minor homebase politicians & events and take it for granted everybody else gives a toss about it.
        “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

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        • #5
          Had forums related to auto which were a waste of time. Facebook surprisingly has been better, requires less time management and so on. Depends on the subject I guess but I avoid anything related to politics on FB.

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          • #6
            Yeah Facebook has cleaned up but there's no money to be made running groups on there. Any monetary value that traditional Thai forums had in the past is now history, and running one is like volunteering to run a social club for isolated weirdos who need a virtual social life.

            I presume the pimp that runs TD sees it merely as a billboard for his whore business.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arthur Daley View Post
              I've set up two - the first, NTD, was set up purely to try to experience what DD went through in the year following the creation of TD.
              The second was set up purely to hold a gun to the head of this place and provide a place of retreat should it decide to become influenced by a sociopath.

              Running a forum is a pain in the arse, and must be even more so on facebook, so what's in it for anyone that sets one up and spends years cultivating it?
              indeed; why would anyone

              TD seems to have been sold to a new owner with a new team of overzealous mods

              PS: Ant needs the action, he is bored, and he misses you very much

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Butterfly View Post


                TD seems to have been sold to a new owner with a new team of overzealous mods
                I notice that dodgy character English Noodles has resurfaced after a long absence. Any connection to the new management?

                I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Butterfly View Post

                  PS: Ant needs the action, he is bored, and he misses you very much
                  The Ant is coming over on a daily basis to stalk & berate members.
                  I guess the stricter modding on TD is driving it to seek other playgrounds.



                  “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

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                  • #10
                    He had an epic 40 post pissing contest with Bowie over there yesterday, unsurprisingly now shitcanned along with countless similar 'gotta win on the internet' meltdowns the manchild has broadcast to his laughing audience for a decade and a half......

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lamphun View Post

                      I notice that dodgy character English Noodles has resurfaced after a long absence. Any connection to the new management?
                      Did you notice when your little buddy Smeg was posting as him?

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                      • #12
                        I noticed when your buddy Smeg was posting as him on his now defunct forum. Don't recall seeing you there. Perhaps you were curtain twitching.

                        Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Noodles connected to Bangkok Andrew? New owner of TD?
                        I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lamphun View Post
                          I noticed when your buddy Smeg was posting as him on his now defunct forum. Don't recall seeing you there. Perhaps you were curtain twitching.
                          I notice that your butthurt is to such an extent and / or you're so cowered by him that you ally yourself to such an obvious nutter and use his lies when it's convenient to you.

                          I also hear the unmistakable and frequent "swish" of curtains over on TD...



                          Originally posted by lamphun View Post
                          Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Noodles connected to Bangkok Andrew? New owner of TD?
                          No idea.

                          Sounds like more of the usual girly forum gossip to me. Whatever the truth of the matter is I'm confident you'll find something to suit whatever narrative it is you want.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lamphun View Post
                            Don't recall seeing you there. Perhaps you were curtain twitching.
                            Oh it was much more than that - monitoring by the hour and studying the forum T&C's while repeatedly seeking to manipulate the host into closing it much like he does here, and all normal stuff for a sociopathic control freak

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ergenburgensmurgen View Post
                              an obvious nutter and use his lies
                              That's rich coming from a pumped up piece of shit that chose a career as a manipulative liar and cheat and ended up doing it in the third world shithole he belongs in

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