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PsycholgclMishap
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004, 09:53 PM
people become busy all of a sudden?

We had a good flow going on for a few days there.

MUST...

HAVE...

INTELLECTUAL...

STIMULATION...

Ewergrin
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004, 11:47 PM
I don't really know what happened.
Should I close this board?
Since its inception, we have only gathered 297 posts. We have thirty members, and only about 5 of them visit on a weekly basis, and only 2 of them post, and those two aren't even posting anymore.
I myself have 152 posts, so since the beginning, it has taken the other 29 members over a month to make 146 posts. Not very good.

Ewergrin
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004, 11:50 PM
people become busy all of a sudden?

We had a good flow going on for a few days there.

MUST...

HAVE...

INTELLECTUAL...

STIMULATION...

The stimulation doesn't even have to be intellectual really. Lowbrow discussion is fine as well.

PsycholgclMishap
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 04:52 PM
Yeah, I thought there would definitely be more posting. I like this board. :smt010

I don't think you should close it...yet.

Nifty signature picture. Quite large and in charge even.

Ewergrin
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 11:15 PM
Yeah, I thought there would definitely be more posting. I like this board. :smt010

I don't think you should close it...yet.

Nifty signature picture. Quite large and in charge even.

Thanks. I made it from scratch in MS Paint.
I made several different version, some with a rather nifty sunwheel instead of the Odal rune.

berserkergrrl
Wednesday, April 28th, 2004, 07:18 PM
MUST...

HAVE...

INTELLECTUAL...

STIMULATION...
Maybe this WAS kinda high to shoot for?! :rofl I DO spend the majority of time w/my 6 y.o. you know! :smt016

Ewergrin
Wednesday, April 28th, 2004, 10:53 PM
We always aim low, so that if we shoot high, it seems like a great achievement. ;)

berserkergrrl
Wednesday, April 28th, 2004, 11:29 PM
We always aim low, so that if we shoot high, it seems like a great achievement. Uh oh you figured out MY strategy! :smt005 So I just read that "my personal friends" Soil do I rate even though I came by way of War Maiden? :smt017 :waving

Ewergrin
Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 12:20 AM
"Personel friends" actually just means people that I know in real life who have absolutely nothing to do with Skadi or The Phora. However, yes you shall be my friend as well. :)

Anne14
Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 12:35 AM
My husband got a new game and has been hogging the computer! :smt011

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 01:38 PM
The stimulation doesn't even have to be intellectual really. Lowbrow discussion is fine as well.More Blood, less Soil! It just had to be said!

Your skins are great, by the way. When are you going design some for Skadi? :smt003

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:07 PM
I don't really know what happened.
Should I close this board?
Since its inception, we have only gathered 297 posts. We have thirty members, and only about 5 of them visit on a weekly basis, and only 2 of them post, and those two aren't even posting anymore.
I myself have 152 posts, so since the beginning, it has taken the other 29 members over a month to make 146 posts. Not very good.It's difficult to create a new forum. It's basically a vicious circle: Few members and posts mean that few people will visit it, sign up, or post themselves. Few vistors, members, and posts mean that ... ad infinitum.

You'd basically need a core of people that keeps on posting a lot ... above all controversial things. The more controversy and regular contributors, the more posts, and eventually people will sign up to comment and to come back to view the replies. Don't give up, you'll break through the threshhold where the forum will maintain activity by itself eventually.

If you permit me to give you an advice:

1. The forum is just not well known enough. You should sign up for Skadi's Banner Exchange and the Topsites.

2. It is very ill-defined, and that's, in my view, the main problem. People really haven't got a clue what it stands for, what its purpose or mission is, and why they should sign up in the first place. Examples of well-defined forums are: Slavic Anthropology (all Slavs interested in race automatically sign up there; SAF doesn't even have any advertizing other than word-of-mouth), Women for Aryan Unity (racialist females), Irish Nationalism (the obvious; it will grow quickly, you will see), Ave Melita (Maltese nationalists; The Hyperborean told me that it is already bigger than the leftist Maltese forums which were founded much earlier), and so forth. But blutundboden.com? Just another bigot's forum without many posts or members of which there are dozens in the meantime. Why should people sign up here and not at another such forum, or, preferrably, only at the larger, busy forums?

Obviously, Stormfront, The Phora, Skadi don't have to be that well-defined, as they were created relatively early. Stormfront in the late 90s (long before they moved to vBulletin), The Phora in 2001 I believe (albeit they seem to have lost their database or pruned all the old threads), Skadi in 2002. They are all already self-sustaining: people go there and post because people go there and post.

But if they didn't exist and someone would create now a forum "Stormfront - White Nationalist Community" or "Skadi - European Preservation", they would be pretty much like "Blut und Boden - For Blut und Boden."

Thus, you should think about something that makes your forum different from the other forums that already exist; it must convey some good reason why people would want to sign up and to contribute. When Skadi started this was basically our anthropology section that made it different from Stormfront and The Phora. And still, most of our posts are contributed there.

Ewergrin
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:34 PM
The stimulation doesn't even have to be intellectual really. Lowbrow discussion is fine as well.More Blood, less Soil! It just had to be said!

Your skins are great, by the way. When are you going design some for Skadi? :smt003

Less Soil, indeed. ;)

Ewergrin
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:43 PM
I don't really know what happened.
Should I close this board?
Since its inception, we have only gathered 297 posts. We have thirty members, and only about 5 of them visit on a weekly basis, and only 2 of them post, and those two aren't even posting anymore.
I myself have 152 posts, so since the beginning, it has taken the other 29 members over a month to make 146 posts. Not very good.It's difficult to create a new forum. It's basically a vicious circle: Few members and posts mean that few people will visit it, sign up, or post themselves. Few vistors, members, and posts mean that ... ad infinitum.

You'd basically need a core of people that keeps on posting a lot ... above all controversial things. The more controversy and regular contributors, the more posts, and eventually people will sign up to comment and to come back to view the replies. Don't give up, you'll break through the threshhold where the forum will maintain activity by itself eventually.

If you permit me to give you an advice:

1. The forum is just not well known enough. You should sign up for Skadi's Banner Exchange and the Topsites.

2. It is very ill-defined, and that's, in my view, the main problem. People really haven't got a clue what it stands for, what its purpose or mission is, and why they should sign up in the first place. Examples of well-defined forums are: Slavic Anthropology (all Slavs interested in race automatically sign up there; SAF doesn't even have any advertizing other than word-of-mouth), Women for Aryan Unity (racialist females), Irish Nationalism (the obvious; it will grow quickly, you will see), Ave Melita (Maltese nationalists; The Hyperborean told me that it is already bigger than the leftist Maltese forums which were founded much earlier), and so forth. But blutundboden.com? Just another bigot's forum without many posts or members of which there are dozens in the meantime. Why should people sign up here and not at another such forum, or, preferrably, only at the larger, busy forums?

Obviously, Stormfront, The Phora, Skadi don't have to be that well-defined, as they were created relatively early. Stormfront in the late 90s (long before they moved to vBulletin), The Phora in 2001 I believe (albeit they seem to have lost their database or pruned all the old threads), Skadi in 2002. They are all already self-sustaining: people go there and post because people go there and post.

But if they didn't exist and someone would create now a forum "Stormfront - White Nationalist Community" or "Skadi - European Preservation", they would be pretty much like "Blut und Boden - For Blut und Boden."

Thus, you should think about something that makes your forum different from the other forums that already exist; it must convey some good reason why people would want to sign up and to contribute. When Skadi started this was basically our anthropology section that made it different from Stormfront and The Phora. And still, most of our posts are contributed there.


Aye, what you say is true. This forum is hardly specified, which I suppose it my fault since when I created it, I did not want it to be too specified, in fear that such narrow topics for discussion would prevent members from signing up. However, thankfully it is gravitating more owards a Heathenism based forum, I think, which is what I would definitely like to see happen. Thankfully, due to the few core active members here, as well as my signature banner at Skadi, there are members who are signing up to blut und boden that I have never spoken to nor personally invited, which I am happy to see. I also have WarMaiden to thank for signing up, whom I did not even tell about this place, and really making an outstanding effort to jump right in and be as active as possible.

I know that our topics are somewhat broad, but I think that it is starting to pick up here a slight bit. I know that we are still a brand new forum in its infancy, so I won't expect too much from the beginning.

You are, as always, magnanimous in victory, ad infinitum. :pfft

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:44 PM
Less Soil, indeed. ;)
...;)

Ewergrin
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:45 PM
I think that I need some sort of catch phrase or slogan. Opinions?

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:52 PM
Aye, what you say is true. This forum is hardly specified, which I suppose it my fault since when I created it, I did not want it to be too specified, in fear that such narrow topics for discussion would prevent members from signing up. However, thankfully it is gravitating more owards a Heathenism based forum, I think, which is what I would definitely like to see happen. That's an excellent idea. I don't think there is such a forum for authentic (= ethnic and racialist) Paganism, just some multi-culture pluri-racial New Age "Heathen" forums and The Heathenfront of course, but the latter is closely linked to their organization on the one hand, and pretty much limited to Germanic Northvegr on the other.

You might wish to give some indication thereof on the main page, the forum banner, and redesign the forum structure accordingly. After you are done designing some skins for Skadi that is. :smt003

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:54 PM
I think that I need some sort of catch phrase or slogan. Opinions?Ja. And some cool graphics. Just use the image of Jesus I once posted in the Adult forum, and which made Milesian to remove himself therefrom. :smt005

Ewergrin
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:54 PM
Skins or banners? Banners I could do, somewhat, however, the skins for this forum were already made, which I installed.

Thorburn
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 02:57 PM
Skins or banners? Banners I could do, somewhat, however, the skins for this forum were already made, which I installed. Skins. I want something professional like this:

http://www.horror.com/forum/

Just with an all-Germanic, Heathenry theme that fits to the name "Skadi."

Never mind, I'll have to ask some professional design companies for quotes.

Mistress Klaus
Wednesday, May 5th, 2004, 11:34 AM
:smt001 When I look at "Blutundboden.com/forum" with the Othala Rune (The Rune for using to bring out wisdom and power from all sources of your heritage, including past-life knowledge and talents)...I personally see a forum that is focused Teutonic kinships, customs, earthy spiritual belief's.

Ahnenerbe e.V.
Friday, June 11th, 2004, 04:39 AM
It is very ill-defined, and that's, in my view, the main problem. People really haven't got a clue what it stands for, what its purpose or mission is, and why they should sign up in the first place. Examples of well-defined forums are: Slavic Anthropology (all Slavs interested in race automatically sign up there; SAF doesn't even have any advertizing other than word-of-mouth), Women for Aryan Unity (racialist females), Irish Nationalism (the obvious; it will grow quickly, you will see), Ave Melita (Maltese nationalists; The Hyperborean told me that it is already bigger than the leftist Maltese forums which were founded much earlier), and so forth. But blutundboden.com? Just another bigot's forum without many posts or members of which there are dozens in the meantime. Why should people sign up here and not at another such forum, or, preferrably, only at the larger, busy forums?

But if they didn't exist and someone would create now a forum "Stormfront - White Nationalist Community" or "Skadi - European Preservation", they would be pretty much like "Blut und Boden - For Blut und Boden."

Yes, the forum needs to define a bit more its purpose and goals. But Blut und Boden is a very nice concept.

The purpose of this forum could be mainly heathenism, but in link with current politics, technology and science. This makes the difference with other boards and is more interesting. Not only speaking about traditions or ancient gods. I'm not a specialist in heathenism, I'm quite new to all this. But I think our goal should be to research, keep alive and even develop heathenism as an Idea deeply related to nature and, by the way, to science. We have to adapt it to the modern world and make it a way-of-life option for more people, at least for all true nationalists. We have recover and put in evidence the real and deep pre-christian mentality of Europeans; this concerns blood, soil, nature, physical and mental health, environmental, cultural and racial heritage, science and high-tech.

Paganism is futuristic in its essence. In the mind of an old pagan, it would be a natural thing to go through the space if it was technically possible; but for a judeo-christian, it's goes somewhere against his vision of the world. Judeo-christians are limited by principles like universalism etc.; they always need to justify thelmselves. But a someone who has a pagan mentality (no need to especially believe in Odin or Thor) has nothing to apologize about, nothing to justify himself or his folk for. He is always happily optimist and progressive. He has no limits excepted the limits of Nature.

I think the puropose of such a foruml should be not nostalgia or speaking about traditions-only attitudes, but to extract the "substantifique moelle", the essential and deep roots of pre-christian european races to go forward, full of hope and mental strengh, towards the future and great destiny of our folk.

Ewergrin
Saturday, June 12th, 2004, 03:03 AM
[quote="Njörd Eriksson 2. It is very ill-defined, and that's, in my view, the main problem. People really haven't got a clue what it stands for, what its purpose or mission is, and why they should sign up in the first place. Examples of well-defined forums are: Slavic Anthropology (all Slavs interested in race automatically sign up there; SAF doesn't even have any advertizing other than word-of-mouth), Women for Aryan Unity (racialist females), Irish Nationalism (the obvious; it will grow quickly, you will see), Ave Melita (Maltese nationalists; The Hyperborean told me that it is already bigger than the leftist Maltese forums which were founded much earlier), and so forth. But blutundboden.com? Just another bigot's forum without many posts or members of which there are dozens in the meantime. Why should people sign up here and not at another such forum, or, preferrably, only at the larger, busy forums?

But if they didn't exist and someone would create now a forum "Stormfront - White Nationalist Community" or "Skadi - European Preservation", they would be pretty much like "Blut und Boden - For Blut und Boden."


Yes, the forum needs to define a bit more its purpose and goals. But Blut und Boden is a very nice concept.

The purpose of this forum could be mainly heathenism, but in link with current politics, technology and science. This makes the difference with other boards and is more interesting. Not only speaking about traditions or ancient gods. I'm not a specialist in heathenism, I'm quite new to all this. But I think our goal should be to research, keep alive and even develop heathenism as an Idea deeply related to nature and, by the way, to science. We have to adapt it to the modern world and make it a way-of-life option for more people, at least for all true nationalists. We have recover and put in evidence the real and deep pre-christian mentality of Europeans; this concerns blood, soil, nature, physical and mental health, environmental, cultural and racial heritage, science and high-tech.

Paganism is futuristic in its essence. In the mind of an old pagan, it would be a natural thing to go through the space if it was technically possible; but for a judeo-christian, it's goes somewhere against his vision of the world. Judeo-christians are limited by principles like universalism etc.; they always need to justify thelmselves. But a someone who has a pagan mentality (no need to especially believe in Odin or Thor) has nothing to apologize about, nothing to justify himself or his folk for. He is always happily optimist and progressive. He has no limits excepted the limits of Nature.

I think the puropose of such a foruml should be not nostalgia or speaking about traditions-only attitudes, but to extract the "substantifique moelle", the essential and deep roots of pre-christian european races to go forward, full of hope and mental strengh, towards the future and great destiny of our folk.[/quote]


Great, valid points. You don't post often, but when you do...bam! :)