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Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
by CatBunny
Its very hard finding an asexual site/forum/server/etc. that is even remotely normal or down to earth and gonna miss it a lot. I even got to the point I read asexual cringe threads just to see how far in the gutter in the community is just for a good chuckle (and for internal screaming lol).

I dunno if this helps but maybe move the site to something that's more accessible? Forums are kinda dead for the modern internet. I know now creating subreddits and discord servers seem to be the replacement nowadays and as far as I know don't cost anything. And if you're already moderating it, you can advertise it on established asexual sites as alternatives but not worry about having someone else controlling it and who they allow in or not.

No idea if this helps but i'd love to be a part of something even if its as active as it is now, it has more accessibility at least.

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:24 pm
by KAGU143
I'm not sure what to do with Apos, if anything, although I'm sure we will download all of the data and save it for posterity before we pull the plug.
I'm on Facebook fairly often and I've thought about starting an Apositive page over there (not a public page - they have private options) but I'm not sure if anybody would be interested
The good news is that it would be free and wouldn't require any technical know how. I already started one page ages ago and it's no trouble at all.
The bad news is that it would be Facebook.

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:19 pm
by TypoMaster
As I've talked about in the past, I could possibly make a Discord server. I've had experience making and running them, so yeah. I also tend to be pretty lax in moderation (though I tend to like to hold onto power. Not like I do much with it). Just let me know if you want to pursue this end and I can make the server and link an invite to it.

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:06 am
by CatBunny
Maybe we can make a facebook and discord to have more availability for people who might have one or the other. Problem is we gotta find people who'd be willing to join lol

I have discord so I would definitely join that server :p

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am
by KAGU143
I've done some investigation into Discord and I'm not sure that it's a place where Apositive would fit in. I know it's more than just gamers and that they have a lot of servers dedicated to worthy causes and ideas, but I don't really want to associate Apositive with such a chaotic and potentially hostile environment where trolls and raiders can run amok with total impunity.
If it has changed and settled down somewhat then I'm willing to listen, but from what I've heard it sounds like the wild wild west on steroids.

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:11 pm
by CatBunny
KAGU143 wrote:I've done some investigation into Discord and I'm not sure that it's a place where Apositive would fit in. I know it's more than just gamers and that they have a lot of servers dedicated to worthy causes and ideas, but I don't really want to associate Apositive with such a chaotic and potentially hostile environment where trolls and raiders can run amok with total impunity.
If it has changed and settled down somewhat then I'm willing to listen, but from what I've heard it sounds like the wild wild west on steroids.


I think thats only a problem with massive discord servers. I've been on discord and most problems people had was mostly the admins or mods destroying the site themselves or users just being disruptive and mods not doing anything. Case and point I was on an ace server and they fell apart because the mods kept dating each other and then fighting and then subjecting the server to their fighting and the members were all radicalists the mods never did anything about. And if there are trolls/raiders I imagine they're the usual "aces aren't real" type people, which invade most ace forums anyway. I imagine we would be a tiny server and after being on tiny servers not much happens.

Re: Kinda sad this site is potentially gonna die soon

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 pm
by TypoMaster
Well, I've made a Discord server: https://discord.gg/sa9wvhT . Still haven't really done much with it.