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When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

I signed up in 2010 but did not start posting with regularity until several years later.😊 I have seen references from time to time as to how the Forums once were, so I am curious to know your experiences.🥰

 

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

Its been so long I do not recall. Its gotten a bit tougher and rougher over the years 

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

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I joined in 2007, the original forum format.  I used to work many hours a week and only started posting more regularly when I retired in 2021. Whenever you all joined, I am glad that you all are here😀

 



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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

I joined the forum a couple years ago @SandySparkles. Not sure why my profile says I registered in 2014 though. I must have unknowingly.

 

Even though I have only been reading and posting for a couple years or so, I have seen more and more negativity, complaining and aggression towards others. Because I really don't like conflict, I don't read most of the posts anymore. However, your posts @SandySparkles are almost always so positive I enjoy reading what you have to say.

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

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I'm from the old HSN Forums. I'd read over here a bit, but joined when they shut down the HSN ones.

Those were the days!

 

ETA: @cjm61. if you think it's rough now, you should've seen it back then.

Good times.  Smiley Happy

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

I signed up in 2009 I think.  After the first overhaul it was too hard to sign in. I made some very special friends who I still am friends with on Facebook.  At times it would get pretty rough.  Not quite a year ago I started reading again and started posting.  
There are a lot of caring people here.  @SandySparkles I love reading your posts and always smile when I see you here 💕

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊


@I am still oxox wrote:

Its been so long I do not recall. Its gotten a bit tougher and rougher over the years 



@I am still oxox Welcome!🥰 Ahhh.. Ok!😊 I have read that also👍, but have seen references to it being better now by some.😁

 

THANK you SO much for caring to share your perspective this afternoon!🤗

 

~~~All we need is LOVE💖

 

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

I've been a member for quite some time but only read them at first.  I know a lot of people complain about the moderation here but it doesn't bother me.

 

The reason I didn't post at first because it seemed like a group of bullies were controling the forums.  I believe they used to be able to send personal messages and then it was that little group who controled the conversations.  I thought it was very intimatdating.

 

I prefer the way the forums are now.

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊


@PhilaLady1 wrote:

I joined in 2007, the original forum format.  I used to work many hours a week and only started posting more regularly when I retired in 2021. Whenever you joined, I am glad that you all are here😀

 



@PhilaLady1 Welcome!🥰 Awwww! That was such a SWEET thing to say! ❤It tells me that you too, really enjoy the forums, and I SO appreciate posters as kind as you are who post here!!💝

 

 

THANK you SO much for caring to share your perspective this afternoon!🤗

 

~~~All we need is LOVE💖

 

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Re: When Did You JOIN THE FORUMS, How Has It Changed ?😊

Mid 1990's.