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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, more clicks =more money. Perhaps it should be changed to "general dog forum" then.

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Thanks for your feedback on the issue. I'll talk to our editorial team from Petguide.com. The "HOME" page is meant to be used as a content portal for such articles related to dogs in general.

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Yep, more clicks =more money. Perhaps it should be changed to "general dog forum" then.
Barb, like this?

General Dog Forum

@admin 's - here's the thing. People coming to this forum are going to be looking for golden retriever specific stuff. So it's weird that the front page for said forum is general dog stuff.

That would be as weird as the header for the conformation fb groups I belong to having barn hunt stuff in there. It's totally different. Weird. Confusing.

The lab mix on the golden retriever header is borderline.... I think a lot of us did not want to be really rude in continuing to express problems with that. You did have a lot of people submitting head shots of their golden retrievers and their dogs got beat by a lab mix? (And this isn't sour grapes from me because both my dogs are up there). Anyway, that's borderline.

But having the whole front page dominated by labs and yorkies is crossing that line. Your advertisers don't know their audience here.

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I appreciate your feedback also Yung. Truth is no that no higher ups listen to old members. Things might change short term to calm us down but let's face the truth.

I don't know you and you don't know me but there used to be lots of stories here. I see a few old members hanging on but most do not impart knowledge or share things anymore to boost the revenue of VS anymore.

You want a fluffy TMZ site well you got it. I suppose it fits the times


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Back when I joined the forum, I'd go away for a weekend to a dog show and come back 3 days later and have over 500 new posts to look through. Obviously things have changed. I guess it's like all of life, nothing lasts forever.



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I have been on the forum since 2006. The changes have not been beneficial to our forum of the past. So many people are gone and it is sad. The fun and sharing of information is not like it use to be. Sad but true. I rarely log on now and only do to catch up with the few people who really try to keep the GOLDEN RETRIEVER forum going. It is NOT a general dog forum it is suppose to be a GOLDEN RETRIEVER forum. What happened??
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I really hope the forum can be brought back to the wonderful Goldens. So many of us don't come here to find out what our dog choices say about our wine choices or how other dogs excel at certain activities. I have no doubt that Golden Retriever specific advertisement and articles would generate more income on this site than the current stuff geared for dogs far away from our beloved Goldens.

It can't be too difficult to find articles that would benefit our dogs, and us. Enabling stickys that are useful to certain forums would certainly be helpful. Perhaps having a "suggestion box" would indicate what the members consider valuable information.

A member centric forum would, undoubtedly, be very vibrant. We all love our dogs and want to share information about them.
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Forums in general are dying. This is still one of the most active forums that I'm in. I don't think it's the banners. Forums have died because old members became friends on FB or Instagram or other social media and follow each other there. FB has also become a great source of information, and people don't use the forums anymore even to post questions. I've noticed that some people hang around a forum while they have puppies, and then disappear when their dog grows up.

It's a shame, because for me personally, as I've been a member of a few different forums in the last 11 years that I have my dog, it's about following other members' dogs' life, their adventures, seeing their pictures, and even pulling for them when they get sick. Sometimes I wonder what happened to some dogs, what they look like now as seniors if they are still alive.
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How special. Yet another huge picture of a non-Golden whatever dog when I first open the site. Guess I'll go browse FB where at least the Golden Retriever groups feature Goldens.



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I've only been on the forum for maybe 2.5 years now, and even members who were active when I first came are no longer active anymore. I think that says a lot about the direction the forum is heading.
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Well Thank You! How nice to open the forum today and see a nice picture of a Golden right at the top!



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