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Thread: This place has sure gone down the tubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warbirdnut View Post
    I've even seen forums where you don't only get a warning from the moderators, but get chastised my other forum users.
    That's why John decided to keep our alert and warning system private -- to avoid what I call ad hoc moderating by members, which almost invariably leads to flame wars. And we prefer to avoid flame wars.
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    I've recently become active again in the 1911 world (as opposed to just carrying one for defense.) I've been away for a while and am recently returned.

    I too noticed the lack of activity.

    One issue that might contribute to this is technology. I'm relying on a mobile platform (a phone). This forum doesn't seem to have as good a mobile interface as some others. I know others have been migrating to mobile devices as well.

    This is not meant to be an attack; just an observation which I thought might be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua M. Smith View Post
    One issue that might contribute to this is technology. I'm relying on a mobile platform (a phone). This forum doesn't seem to have as good a mobile interface as some others. I know others have been migrating to mobile devices as well.
    Out of curiosity, do other forums that seem to have more mobile-friendly interfaces also run on vBulletin? The way the forum appears on a mobile device is (I think) controlled by the software (vBulletin), which John licenses from vBulletin. I thought the new version was supposed to offer a flexible, mobile-friendly user interface. I don't even try to browse from a smart phone, so I have no frame of reference.
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    Yes, Sir, they do. This includes another 1911 board.

    I prefer the computer. However, I'm sitting in the waiting room while my wife has surgery, and I don't feel comfortable breaking out the laptop til we get her to her room.

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    Josh

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    The mobile version of vbulletin is kind of wonky. I usually scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "full site" link and then browse normally, just on a smaller screen.
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)

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    I try to browse the site from a notebook and some times a tablet. Overall not to bad. I'm not fond of browsing anywhere on my phone. Its a combination of a small screen and age I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrettwc View Post
    The mobile version of vbulletin is kind of wonky. I usually scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "full site" link and then browse normally, just on a smaller screen.
    That's what I do too. Not so much because the mobile version is wonky but simply because I'm already familiar with the full site and see no point learning how to navigate around another one.
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    Lots of boards have gone downhill over the years. With the advent of Facebook, it seems everyone is on that instead and "friend" each other and/or open up a group discussion.

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    Just a short one to let you people know that we also have a Facebook page, if you are interested.

    https://www.facebook.com/m1911.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Just a short one to let you people know that we also have a Facebook page, if you are interested.

    https://www.facebook.com/m1911.org/
    "Liked" from both personal and commercial FB accounts.

    Also, you have a PM.

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