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http://gtmos-bluenotes.blogspot.com.co/2015_09_01_archive.htmland in general by pervasive fanbase attitudes. Such things are countered by an active fanbase with diverse POVs and posts. Boards need diversity and more than a 5-10% participation rate to remain healthy.
If small boards such as our BJU/BJB/BJR can achieve/maintain active participation at high levels, their Admins/Mods can do a better job. The staffs will have more latitude in policing, enforcement, an excising severely problematic members (negative nancys, Stever20’s (pot stirrers), novelists (hemingways)and CU Final Fours/gtmo’s/WB77s (sunshine pumpers). As an additional benefit, a high participatory membership will routinely check and counter wildcard members and trolls, and help to keep the board climate healthy from the doom-n-gloomers.
But the greatest single threat to any board/website is fanbase apathy. When a board plummets into apathy…any wushock, stever20, dawgiestyle, our numerous anxious negative nancy’s, or other vermin rise to run roughshod, reek havoc, and have a fieldday. Such boards implode and die. Our fanbase is knowledgable, diverse, and opinionated – and ALL are needed to maintain and to improve our boards. There is no indication that 10th St or another defunct board can/will make a comeback.
Individually opting out only adds to the problem, not the solution. Participation is the solution. We currently have 3 good boards – high level participation can make them great boards. High member participation rates are both critical and vital for our low membership Bluejay boards. Someone can find the numbers/stats on websites health, but a lack of hits and lack of participation have been the death knell of numerous sites.
Recent posts on the BJU and BJB lament the loss of many faithful Jays posters. Whatever the reasons for past and present departees from our boards… I say to those who have left: “come back home”. Technology is such that if a fan segment/individual is counter to your views – put them on ignore, but you must come back and participate. Only you can help restore and/or better our sites by your participation. Our sites are small and not nearly as bad as say the HLH site with numerous multisite “trolls” and rabble-rousers. Our Admins and Moderators have to balance the needs of the site vs fan expectations and desires. Your return home aids board needs in increased member participation as well as increases in overall numbers to be (remain) healthy. You are required for the health and survival of Creighton Fanboards.
The Bluejays need you. Come back home now.