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What Happened to this Forum??

Discussion in 'Holland America Line' started by PoopDeckPop, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. PoopDeckPop

    PoopDeckPop New Member

    This used to be a VERY active forum. What's happened to it? Where'd everybody go?
  2. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Since this is your first post (Welcome!!!), on what do you base your question? If you check the Holland America Roll Calls, I think you'll find quite a lot of activity. For that matter, I believe you'll find THIS forum has as much activity as some of the other cruise lines.
  3. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Welcome aboard PoopDeckPop!!!! (nice name).some times there are some good discutions.
    Is there anything you would like to talk about!! have you cruise with HAL before or are you planning
    to in the future.
  4. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Were you a previous member? In the past were you just a lurker? Were you an active poster under a different username? When was the last time you visited the forum?

    What makes forums active is members posting, be it questions or answers really doesn't matter, if there are questions, there will be answers. We try to provide a clean comfortable environment for users to discuss their passion, we feel that we do that, but you can't make a horse drink. In the end, you joined the forum in November of last year, you didn't post for seven months, if you are looking for activity, become active...........

    Not a criticism, just an observation..
  5. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    I used to come here but very rarely do these days.

    There's so little conversation.
    It's mostly listing of press releases. We can read all those on the HAL site and elsewhere. HAL Public Relations Press Releases? When I came here tonight and saw the whole list of thread titles, I remembered why I hardly come here.

    This used to be for questions and answers and comments about our cruising experiences.... friendly cruising chit chat.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  6. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    There is so little conversation because people so rarely come here. I absolutely agree, and I think that being part of the solution not the problem leaves nowhere to go but up.

    As far as the press releases KK is simply helping with keeping up activity while waiting for those rare people to return and become active.
    If there were more questions and answers and comments about cruising experiences I am sure there would probably be less press releases.
  7. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    I am very active at another forum 'over there' but C@ was my first choice yea so many years ago when I first became aware of Cruise Bulletin Boards. C@ was very busy and fun and active but then it wasn't anymore. I don't clearly remember the details of why I (and a few (?) others) left for the most part but there was a time when it changed significantly.

    I never would have started this thread but seeing someone else did and it is here and obviously the HAL section needs some stimulation, a little honesty may be okay?? Yes? No?

    I am sorry if this is over the line as I mean no harm but I always enjoyed C@ and I am sorry to see HAL section limp along like this. I well remember with fondness the fun I had at C@ for years.

    I'll not comment further as that would be 'over the line' but you were here, Bob, and perhaps you remember what I am referencing.

    (I actually still have a few e-mails from way back then that demonstrate what it is I am referencing. I knew when I received them, 'things' were different.)
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  8. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    I agree with you bob. KK has been trying to keep this forum
    alive . we need more people . I am afraid with the Summer starting
    it may stay slow until the fall!!
  9. Keith & Rita

    Keith & Rita Well-Known Member

    When we first joined a few years ago we only posted in this HAL forum, and that was just occasionally. It was a very active place at the time. I think this forum and many others are losing out to the Facebook era. Even Holland America is using Facebook as a cruise social gathering site.
  10. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    All we need to do is post & it will be active. Discussing the reasons "WHY" will not bring it alive
  11. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I too was active years ago and left when it seemed to be going nowhere.

    Then I decided to come back and be active. It is hard to keep this section active when so few members post here.
  12. Keith & Rita

    Keith & Rita Well-Known Member

    Welcome home from your cruise. We trust you had a great time?
    Since we are trying to keep the HAL section active I have wine question I will be posting to you and others.
  13. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Welcome back !!hope you had a great time . I am doing the same cruise next year.We are all waiting to hear about your cruise!!
  14. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I hope to get some notes posted over the weekend.

    Between fighting a cold and doctor's appointments -- rough getting everything done.

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