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Offline Johnnie F.

Future of KoratFart.com
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:38:36 AM »
What does this mean the forum is no more? :-(

KoratFart.com is a web board containing information, and more information can be added at times. What needs to be done from time to time is sorting this out, so readers can find their way through this abundance of information. Maybe I'll get to do this a little now. What good is a web board, where the info can only partially be found over the search engines or the search function of the board? Not much, because one already needs to know what to look for. A local web board like this here also gives a lot of new information and recommendations; only they gotta be sorted into categories. Readers tend to look up categories and then choose from what articles and discussions are offered. That sorting was rather neglected over the last years. So what needs to be done now is refining the web board, making information easier to find. As time goes by new information will be added. Changing the structure of a web board from a social medium to a source of information is a step forward. We'll work on that.
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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 03:17:25 PM »
Right, JF, that's what we could use: a web board full of classified information, no meaningless chatting, no fighting!

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Offline Fartie

Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
Glad the board made it so far, a record for Korat! Aren't there any young people to carry on?
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 07:11:52 PM »
Hi Fartie, long time no see! What happened to your impressive avatar? :)

You're right, Forums should be passed on after a while. The problem is: Who wants to carry on without having any benefits? Who wants to be scolded by brainless people, who don't understand the amount of work and thinking it takes to get a forum off the ground and going? Today people rather ask what to get from a community instead of what to give to a community. The balancing between those two is very difficult. One needs ideas and initiatives. As the internet is something still relatively new, there are hardly any to advance already existing projects instead of starting new ones. So many promising projects end up in the dustbin when there should be a generation change only.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 10:25:44 AM »
Quote from: Roger on k-f
I'd be really sad to see KFart close after all the effort.

No, Roger, it won't close. All the relevant and good work put into it by members in the last nine years will remain for those who want to look up information; it won't go the same way as the old koratfarang.com. It is now a fully developed site with an abundance of information and well known on the web.

Luckily koratfart.com did not become as chaotic to the point, where sorting the information is just too much work. But as far as the addition of new and more information is concerned, things might go a little slower than before. By the time some outdated and irrelevant posts will be removed. But sending the whole to the dustbin now, when one member declared himself unable to carry on, would mean betraying all those who contributed valuable information before. This were against forum ethics. If the number of unique visitors would drop significantly like below 100 in 24 hours, this could be thought about, but at the moment we got more than a 1,000 - and without cheating: the figure is real!

I'm sure, if I offered a developed site like this for sale, I could get a good price from somebody who'd want to run ads on. But that is out of the question, too! I will just preserve the work notable members like thaiga, Saf, Lebowski, dirtydog and more put into this forum. That no other or new members add or update info cannot be a reason to forget or even destroy what others have done for us farangs in Korat in the last years. Maybe somebody with energy and ideas will still come along. I myself am getting old as well after almost 30 years in Korat.
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Offline Roger

Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 01:54:00 PM »
OK Johnnie - thanks.

I remember Saf and Lebowski well. To be getting a 1000 looks a day is good !

They say you're as old as you feel - but that's the trouble isn't it ? ATB
 
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