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    Unhappy This Forum Has Changed A Lot

    I used to be all over this forum in 2010, 2011, and 2012.... then I fell off a bit for a while. Apparently I'm not the only one. A ton of people that used to be big wigs on this forum haven't been seen since 2012 (rapture? ha!).

    Back then you could post a thread and it'd have 20+ replies within an hour. This place was BUMPING! Now if you get two replies in a day you're lucky.

    I'm in no way abandoning this place but I can't help but point this out. Jesus, they don't even have a proper moderator on staff deleting the MASSIVE spam of threads about movie tickets or marriage counseling that are clearly done by a bot.

    Not to sound like a hipster but... this place has changed and isn't quite as populous as it once was. Is the paleo/primal thing just sorta... dying?
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    I have found a pretty similar thing on a lot of the other paleo websites....but a quick google search will show that the overall acceptance of paleo has gone through the roof. With the addition of Crossfit pumping it up, seeing it commonly in papers, it has hit a place of widespread understanding of what it is, relative to a few years ago.

    This all said, this particular site does not have the number of posters it used to. At times that can be frustrating, but for me I didn't always like it back then. What you ACTUALLY had were about 5-6 people that posted about a dozen times a day, at least. What this meant was that any and all discussion was taken over by them, an OP was usually ignored, and they would spend the next 17 pages of threads trashing each other.

    Most of these posters are no longer on here. When I look at the number viewing though, it is almost always in the same area I always remember it as.

    And even if MDA went down totally tomorrow, it does not speak to the broader trend of paleo growing exponentially. My local bookstore has an entire bookstand (there are maybe 3 in the whole store. Another has ALL of the "Divergent" books) that is nothing but paleo/ancestral books. 2 years ago, that wasn't going to happen.

    I just wish a lot more people that view would post. It would really help the discussion.....all the while though, it is just a truism that the kind of person MOST likely to do paleo (younger,educated, active, outdoorsy people according to many newspaper articles) is ALSO the least likely to want to post on an internet forum of any kind. It's just the reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeLazarus View Post
    I just wish a lot more people that view would post. It would really help the discussion.....all the while though, it is just a truism that the kind of person MOST likely to do paleo (younger,educated, active, outdoorsy people according to many newspaper articles) is ALSO the least likely to want to post on an internet forum of any kind. It's just the reality.
    So true. Whenever I'm in the middle of research or nearing a publishing deadline, I'm completely absent. Not exactly the model noted, but most of my peers aren't interested in this form of social interaction. I make time to keep myself motivated and on track when I find myself trending toward convenience.

    Having kids and "growing up" tends to put a damper on free time as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by accidentalpancake View Post
    Having kids and "growing up" tends to put a damper on free time as well.
    Well the simple answer is to never do this. Then all the time for PBP and this forum you could ever want.

    DUH!
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    I don't spend nearly as much as time as I did for one big reason. There are a number of very strong personalities that think they know it all, shout their point of views frequently and loudly, then mock anyone that dares to question them. They say they have science on their side but honestly, even the experts admit they do not know much and most of what is posted here and on the internet is theory. Nothing seems to be true 100% of the time for 100% of the people. Because we all know men and women are 99% the same and age doesn't matter.

    There are times this place feels like junior high school. That being said, thare some amazing people here and they are the reason I stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vh67 View Post
    I don't spend nearly as much as time as I did for one big reason. There are a number of very strong personalities that think they know it all, shout their point of views frequently and loudly, then mock anyone that dares to question them. They say they have science on their side but honestly, even the experts admit they do not know much and most of what is posted here and on the internet is theory. Nothing seems to be true 100% of the time for 100% of the people. Because we all know men and women are 99% the same and age doesn't matter.

    There are times this place feels like junior high school. That being said, thare some amazing people here and they are the reason I stay.
    This reply pretty much expresses my reasons in general for staying away from forums.

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    ^^^ I remember an ACTUAL thread, where the OP simply asked whether frozen fruit was acceptable, mostly for cost reasons....

    About 3 pages in, we had 4 of our usual combatants from back then (about 2 years ago) engaged in all out war. We had the Peat people, a Kruse person, a PB 100% person, and a guy that had a big propensity of pointing out biochem cycles, all of them name calling.

    After about 10 pages, there was the "C word" in play, as well as several references to Hitler. One person had brought in racial slurs, and was having a side conversation about American progressive liberal racial policy, accusing the other person of being their shill.

    This thread went on for about 20 pages before it died. On my old computer I had it bookmarked until it got too old to archive.

    So no, I don't really miss that.
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    I don't post much or share my experience b/c I've been told innumerable times that I must be mistaken, stupid or a liar to say that I had to cut carbs significantly to lose the weight I struggled to lose for years. Of course, those who implied this were much younger than I and usually male. Clearly they know more about post-menpausal female bodies than those that live in them. There are those who think their way is the best and only way, and that their experience counts for more. They are also louder than me. So I read a bit, take what is useful and rarely post anymore.
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    ^^^. Yep, I've noticed that same aspect is still alive and well here. It is tiresome.
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    Good to know. I'm not really saying it's a bad thing. But do find it interesting.
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