Really, did he? Or it's been hijacked and we did not even notice it?
I know it is a crazy question to ask but I remember the time on AR when we were upset with someone posting more than once in a row, as the first page was all we were watching, and taking valuable space was upsetting to others.
I was surfing the posts, and the idea was to see what I can find to comment on. Long story short, I quickly got to page 10 and it was either Anita Sullivan taking the whole page, or dominating the page, sometimes sharing it with Peggy Yee
16 posts on page 10;
19 on page 9;
“only” 10 on page 8;
18 on page 7;
15 on page 6;
17 on page 5;
20 (the whole page) on page 4;
17 on page 3;
19 on page 2;
4 on page one.
145 blog posts within the first 10 pages, which means, at 20 postings per page, the rest of Active Rainer was represented only by 55 posts. It is 2/3 of all posts today are by one person. I did not count Peggy Yee’s posts, but would not be surprised that today in the morning between the two of them, practically all Active Rain was theirs.
It is a moving target, of course. When I noticed it, Anita was dominating the first page, but since I started writing, new blogs started coming, and there are now more Peggy Yee’s posts on the first page.
And very few in between…
There is nothing to comment on. Are you really commenting on listings?
Is there an exceptional value to anyone? To Active Rain?
Why are we allowing to turn AR into a listing dumpster? I understand that this is normal for Active Rain to post listings, which was not the case at the beginning when listings were a mauve ton to post. So, there was a lot of stuff to read, to learn, and to comment. We did not even have to ever leave the first page, as there was so much great stuff.
Now, to leave a comment, you might need to go dozen of pages to find someone worthy of comments. Not because I am so picky, but because I do not comment on listings. No interest in anybody’s listings. Since when listings are searched and found on AR? There are so many sites doing it.
I am watching good people leaving AR. It was a place where people would come and fall in love with. Now they come and go.
Why are we doing it?
If there is value in AR, what is the reason to dilute it so disastrously?
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