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Biguglygremlin +0 points · about 2 months ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

Ok, I get it, who doesn't suffer from time to time with these things, right?

Well folks, although it may apply to me, for a change I wasn't talking about myself.

In fact I'm not talking about people at all.

I'm talking about the dwindling health of the myapnea.org Forum.

Yet, as with all things in my twisted reality, there is a connection.

Many of the people who visit this forum have dwindling health.

If the symptoms are the same might it not be the case that the solutions could also be the same?

What are the solutions?

Well once the medical and technical issues have been addressed as effectively as possible there is still a lot of scope for improvement in attitude, outlook and lifestyle.

We are constantly being encouraged to focus on the positives and rise above the negatives.

There is a general consensus that humour is good for us.

It would seem that learning new things and expanding our horizons is good for us.

There is a growing awareness that positive elements linked to our past (memories, faces, music etc) can help revitalise the mind.

We all understand the importance of staying active.

I didn't start this thread to discuss how individuals could or should change these things but could they be applied to this forum?

Can't this forum apply the same concepts and be revitalised in the same way?

I understand that there is an entire structure that is Myapnea.org but I, personally, have rarely ventured beyond this forum so are there aspects or options that could be better connected or even inserted in some way into the forum environment?

I'm not sure of the proper designation for the management team for this forum but they have the opportunity and perhaps the obligation to maintain some level of input into this forum, for the purposes of protection and direction, so could they have a more positive influence over time?

When the future is uncertain and it's hard to find enough positives in the moment many old folk go back to fond memories and significant events in the past. Is there a way that this forum could do that?

Perhaps the folk managing the forum could pick discussions from the past that they deem meaningful or significant and remove the locks.

Of course there is also the option of direct intervention on their part by launching topics themselves, specifically to encourage positive and stimulating participation.

Oh, btw, don't forget the pictures ... and music ..... and colourful borders. :)

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 months ago Sleep Patron

I think one of the weaknesses of the forum are the numerous "drive by" posts. New users ask a question and never come back. I think this could be addressed by sending e-mails to the posters when someone responds to their post. It may be a reminder to come back. In many forums this is an automatic feature.

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Ruby +0 points · about 2 months ago Sleep Commentator

I agree--knowing that someone has answered your post is essential.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · about 2 months ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

I don't normally hang out in forums, or at least not since the old days of Hub chat rooms, but that seems like a good idea.

I wonder why they chose not to implement that?

I still reckon a free set of steak knives and a complimentary chin strap for new members is the way to go. :)

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Ruby +0 points · about 2 months ago Sleep Commentator

I am copying and pasting your ideas and comments so I can pass them along to the powers that be. Keep them coming. I really do appreciate this topic!

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SleepDent +0 points · about 2 months ago Sleep Commentator

I agree that putting locks on the older posts is a really BAD idea. By definition, the most recent posts are not going to be the best or the most provocative posts that ever were. It makes the whole experience much less interesting. Dr. Luisi

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 2 days ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

You all know that I'm not a sceptic right and I never ever resort to sarcasm. :)

Well I do love how governments, councils, committees, organisations and forums all give you, me, us the impression that we can have some input.

It's just so gratifying and reassuring to know that you can really make a difference, right? :)

Perhaps it's appropriate for this forum to enjoy the same fate as it's threads. To slowly drift into peaceful oblivion.

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