30 December, 2014

Time to move onwards with this community?

Hi all.

Seeing how stagnant this blog has become (from what it once was) is a letdown after the amount of activity that occurred here previously.
Several attempts have been made at rejuvenating the website and increasing posting/traffic but nothing seems to have worked.

I have a proposal that I'd appreciate feedback on.

Moving the site to a subreddit.

  • Automated bot scans blogroll RSS feeds from a curated list and automatically posts them on the subreddit allowing users to vet quality posts from the crap
  • Problematic users need not be censored when they can just be down voted into oblivion
  • Users can manually post links or create text posts
  • Users wishing to comment can sign up for a throwaway account requiring no email address
Does anyone have any thoughts on doing this or moving to another alternative space?

4 comments:

Stained said...

We did something similar to a forum I used to frequent that died out over the years. We moved it to Google+ where only 12 turned up. After 6 months it's pretty much dead as well. Like Forums, blogging has pretty much died out among the people I know apart from food (ugh) bloggers who I doubt would be interesting in starting conversations here. I think we can just leave this how it is because moving it anywhere isn't going to work either IMHO. And since I'm the only one commenting I guess my opinion is the absolute majority... ;)

Seabee said...

I agree with that, just leave it as it is.

Here in Oz the only 'blogs' with any following feature food or fashion and they're commercially motivated.

The original idea of a weblog seems to have died. Twitter and Facebook seem to be where people are, and that's a long way from blogging.

samuraisam said...

Thanks for the input guys and good to speak to you both after so long.

I had considered that, but I still feel that the UAE doesn't have a place for more interesting discussion. A lot of the previous popular blogs have obviously died off too.

Emirati said...

I think we should get with the times and move our blog to a subreddit.

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