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Low activity - X_4AD_84 - 08-09-2016

Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.


RE: Low activity - Odin - 08-10-2016

(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Too much partisan sniping and not enough actual theory-based discussion.


RE: Low activity - Mikebert - 08-10-2016

I post theory-related stuff and the thread dies.


RE: Low activity - Dan '82 - 08-10-2016

I've been away from my computer much of the time but once I get the chance I have a few theory related things I plan on posing, I'm still planing on launching a blog as well once I get around to it, hopefully that will increase traffic.


RE: Low activity - TeacherinExile - 08-10-2016

(08-10-2016, 06:57 AM)Odin Wrote:
(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Too much partisan sniping and not enough actual theory-based discussion.
A big "Amen" to that.  Methinks a corollary to Gresham's Law ("Bad money drives out good.") may apply here: Bad commentary drives out good, especially the hyper-partisan back-and-forth on this forum.  Some of our more astute contributors have already dropped out.


RE: Low activity - Odin - 08-10-2016

(08-10-2016, 01:38 PM)TeacherinExile Wrote:
(08-10-2016, 06:57 AM)Odin Wrote:
(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Too much partisan sniping and not enough actual theory-based discussion.
A big "Amen" to that.  Methinks a corollary to Gresham's Law ("Bad money drives out good.") may apply here: Bad commentary drives out good, especially the hyper-partisan back-and-forth on this forum.  Some of our more astute contributors have already dropped out.

I'm going to be doing a substantive post on the double-saeculum rhythm, shortly. Big Grin


RE: Low activity - Ragnarök_62 - 08-10-2016

(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Here, you can add this lovely green pasture .  You'll love it. High activity and high drama, man.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=latest_threads

[ I just sorta lurk and look for juicy tidbits. ]


RE: Low activity - Eric the Green - 08-11-2016

"Partisan sniping" will always happen, because the fortunes of our times hinges on which side wins. There's no way around that; especially in an election year. The only useful thing that the theory can do is illuminate to some extent what is happening, and where things will be going. The Fourth Turning idea, as well as other cyclic perspectives, tell you how things will move, and reassure us that we are not stuck with the way things are now.


RE: Low activity - Eric the Green - 08-11-2016

(08-10-2016, 01:18 PM)Dan 82 Wrote: I've been away from my computer much of the time but once I get the chance I have a few theory related things I plan on posing, I'm still planing on launching a blog as well once I get around to it, hopefully that will increase traffic.

Compared to the previous forum, we still don't have the blessing of a link from the Fourth Turning website.


RE: Low activity - taramarie - 08-11-2016

(08-11-2016, 02:41 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(08-10-2016, 01:18 PM)Dan Wrote: I've been away from my computer much of the time but once I get the chance I have a few theory related things I plan on posing, I'm still planing on launching a  blog as well once I get around to it, hopefully that will increase traffic.

Compared to the previous forum, we still don't have the blessing of a link from the Fourth Turning website.

Add it to your favourites list for now perhaps or to your desktop.


RE: Low activity - Eric the Green - 08-12-2016

It depends on what your views are. If you are usually progressive, then you would think that the progressive party needs to win. In earlier times, compromise was needed to get things done, and some common interests might be found with the other party. There were liberals and conservatives in each party too, so the parties really didn't stand for that much. Today, the two parties (especially the reactionary or regressive party) are ideologically-fixed, and the Republicans are really quite fanatic. Compromise is impossible. It's victory or bust. Time to pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honour to the Cause.

But this kind of polarization is not uncommon during 4Ts. It was so in the civil war era, and if you buy the double rhythm theory, then our 4T is more like the civil war than like the Depression/WWII or the Revolution. If the triple rhythm applies too, then the Revolution scenario comes into play as well.

I'm not sure Hillary gets it yet. Obama found out the hard way. Hillary needs to get more partisan and campaign for Democrats up and down the ballot. It's not just all about Her vs. The Donald. She won't get anything done without a new Democratic congress, except for what she can do by executive order.

It would be nice if some things could get done all the time, and not just in 1964-65 and 1933-35, followed by decades of regression and stalemate. But that's what we have. Since 1980 virtually nothing has been done about the needs of the country. The dam needs to break. The Fourth Turning illuminates this, and shows us where we are. The time of decision can't be avoided, no matter how much we talk about the need to go beyond "partisanship." It's really about the country and what needs to get done.


RE: Low activity - taramarie - 08-12-2016

It is victory or bust for both parties not just republicans. I have heard one person in particular saying they must be crushed. Let us see the whole picture here.


RE: Low activity - Classic-Xer - 08-20-2016

(08-12-2016, 02:38 PM)taramarie Wrote: It is victory or bust for both parties not just republicans. I have heard one person in particular saying they must be crushed. Let us see the whole picture here.
Not really. The Republicans don't really feel that they need to win this election. Its complete victory or bust for the Democrats. BTW, the Democrats don't really have a chance of achieving a complete victory.


RE: Low activity - taramarie - 08-20-2016

(08-20-2016, 06:36 PM)Classic-Xer Wrote:
(08-12-2016, 02:38 PM)taramarie Wrote: It is victory or bust for both parties not just republicans. I have heard one person in particular saying they must be crushed. Let us see the whole picture here.
Not really. The Republicans don't really feel that they need to win this election. Its complete victory or bust for the Democrats. BTW, the Democrats don't really have a chance of achieving a complete victory.

Why is there that difference? I can think of a certain boomer in mind who resides here who is all about "crushing and defeating the republicans." My way or the highway talk. Then he turns around and says we must come together blahdeblahdeblah. What bullshit. He really means republicans must see the world HIS way or they will be crushed and defeated. He is the same with every bloody thing. We must see it his way because naturally he knows what is best for us. Fuck i am so glad we are in an appolonian saeculum and our boomers actually did compromise for the sake of including all. Not this tribal my way or the highway bullshit.


RE: Low activity - taramarie - 08-20-2016

(08-20-2016, 06:36 PM)Classic-Xer Wrote:
(08-12-2016, 02:38 PM)taramarie Wrote: It is victory or bust for both parties not just republicans. I have heard one person in particular saying they must be crushed. Let us see the whole picture here.
Not really. The Republicans don't really feel that they need to win this election. Its complete victory or bust for the Democrats. BTW, the Democrats don't really have a chance of achieving a complete victory.

I have to add i find it contradictory that that particular boomer is all about "Apparently" peace and love and getting "high" off peaceful soothing and enlightening music....yet he does not realize he is anything but with the way he talks! He is not about peace and love. He is about my way or the highway and if not i will crush and defeat you. Yeah.....real peaceful. Rolleyes


RE: Low activity - The Wonkette - 04-16-2017

The number of postings has really dropped. More notably, I haven't seen any female posters in quite a few days. Even the obituary thread failed to note the passing of the last survivor of the 19th Century. Is it time to bury the forum?


RE: Low activity - Warren Dew - 04-16-2017

(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Spring vacation last week and a few very busy weeks at work before that for me.  Not sure what it is for others.


RE: Low activity - Odin - 04-16-2017

I just needed a break from the forum.


RE: Low activity - TeacherinExile - 04-17-2017

(08-10-2016, 06:57 AM)Odin Wrote:
(08-09-2016, 06:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Maybe it's summer vacations and other distractions like the Olympics.

In any case, the level of activity on these forums is really low.

I suppose the harsh reality is, it's difficult for these sorts of "old fashioned" internet forums to compete with social networking apps.

I hope this does not fizzle out.

Too much partisan sniping and not enough actual theory-based discussion.
True that.  I'm not interested in what devolves all too often into a political blog.  (There are much better outlets for that, in my opinion.)


RE: Low activity - David Horn - 04-18-2017

(04-16-2017, 12:07 PM)The Wonkette Wrote: The number of postings has really dropped.  More notably, I haven't seen any female posters in quite a few days.  Even the obituary thread failed to note the passing of the last survivor of the 19th Century. Is it time to bury the forum?

I'm not a Facebook fan, but the group there seems to post a lot more than this forum does.  I'm a tangential member.  I get notices, but I don't post or read it either.  As far as this forum, I'm only an occasional poster here.  I'm not the best one to comment on longevity, but your point is well taken.