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    So many site visitors but so quiet?

    Anyone know why this might be?

    I'm not that great with tech things so maybe I'm not understanding how this all works but with so many viewing the site how come there isn't more activity?

    This forum is fantastic and I'd love to see it a bit livelier with some more posts and interactions!

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Mermaid Jaffa's Avatar
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    We're here. We just don't like making our presence known.
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    unless you see logged in members, it's quite possible most of the "visitors" are just bots/spammers.

    The forum has gone very quiet, which is not surprising, because mers all over the world were hit hard by the corona bs.
    Most of Europe had its public pools closed for many months now, we've had a total lockdown for almost half a year and it's still ongoing.
    It's also winter, which means unless you live in Australia or the tropics, you can't even go out for a wild swim.

    It's bad enough for recreational mers, but anyone who has made a living via pools, performing or other entertainment had to scramble for something else.
    Same for singers, dancers, actors, you name it. Unless you were lucky enough to find a completely different job or are able to work from home, you're busted.
    Even once the lockdown is lifted, many mers won't be willing to jump right back in because they might be in the risk group.
    so yeah, quiet forums.

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    Totally agreed with everything I just read above. I'd also like to tack on the fact that forums in general have been on the decline for years due to the presence of other social media platforms. Admittedly, I have recently been talking with others on Discord to share information and experiences.

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Mermaid Jaffa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Swim View Post
    Totally agreed with everything I just read above. I'd also like to tack on the fact that forums in general have been on the decline for years due to the presence of other social media platforms. Admittedly, I have recently been talking with others on Discord to share information and experiences.

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    Same! I'm more in contact with my local pod than people from across the realms. But I do swish by occasionally to check out the news.
    Formerly known as ireneho

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    tbh, I'm new and struggling to learn the site (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    unless you see logged in members, it's quite possible most of the "visitors" are just bots/spammers.

    The forum has gone very quiet, which is not surprising, because mers all over the world were hit hard by the corona bs.
    Most of Europe had its public pools closed for many months now, we've had a total lockdown for almost half a year and it's still ongoing.
    It's also winter, which means unless you live in Australia or the tropics, you can't even go out for a wild swim.

    It's bad enough for recreational mers, but anyone who has made a living via pools, performing or other entertainment had to scramble for something else.
    Same for singers, dancers, actors, you name it. Unless you were lucky enough to find a completely different job or are able to work from home, you're busted.
    Even once the lockdown is lifted, many mers won't be willing to jump right back in because they might be in the risk group.
    so yeah, quiet forums.
    Yes of course as a newbie to this I wasn't appreciating the effect Covid might have had on people who do this for a living. Thanks for pointing this out. I was just rushing in all ignorant and enthusiastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    We're here. We just don't like making our presence known.
    Well I appreciate you stopping by my post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixxei View Post
    tbh, I'm new and struggling to learn the site (:
    I'm new too so I understand! Nice to meet you!

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    nice to meet you too Mara ^-^

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    I forgot my login and haven't bothered trying to recover it for a while. Even without corona most individual forum sites have been on the decline in favor of larger social media for years. There's still a lot of good threads here for lurking in though.
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