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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #41

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    I have to admit I'm not around much anymore and haven't commented or posted anything in ages. I found Dimensions Magazine around that time, and it was certainly a revelation to know my attraction to BBW's wasn't some weird thing only I had. I guess I left when Conrad sold the website and most of it was no longer updated. I suppose I just had a sense it was on it's last legs. I really miss the old chatroom that I took an active part in back in the day. It was unfortunate Conrad was never able to get it going properly again.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2019 #42

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    I hardly ever pop in anymore, I first started coming here in 1997. I remember all the heated anti-feeder debates that used to happen on the HTML weight board. I remember chilling with people in the chat room. At some point it seemed to me that everything was starting to get politicized. Hyde Park was supposed to combat that wasn't it? I mean wasn't it supposed to separate the political stuff into it's own forum to leave the rest of the site to stay true to the founding principle which I thought was just a place for fat people and people who liked fat people regardless of whatever other views they held? I guess it didn't work. I'll still go to the old website now and again using the internet wayback machine, all the stories are there if anybody is so inclined to look, actually it's fun to click through different years versions of linkmania to look at other archived fat-positive sites of years gone by, it can be quite the rabbit hole.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 #43

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    Two thumbs up on this one! I think there is a lot to learn from the group that predates “body positivity” and was around for Fat Actuvism.
     
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    I was around when the chat room died. It was a bear to keep running and had its own team of moderators that always had to be on call.
     
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    I love catching glimpses of the old news shows that highlighted the fat community. 60 minutes and all the talk shows. I always am in awe of the bold beautiful women talking about their rights.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 #46

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    I remember the statistics at the bottom of the main page before the update. I showed the most members online ever and it was in 2013 when the last chat room was running.
     
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    Too bad the chat room isn't still around. I think I would have love it.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 #48

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    So here is a question for the class? What do you all consider the right direction for this place to go? Considering the acknowledged “competition” from other sites/venues.

    Is it simply a more active version of what it is today?

    Something more interactive? (Heard a lot of chatter about the chat rooms.)

    Should it evolve to something more risqué?

    What say you?
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 #49

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    As more of a newbie, I wanted to reserve my answer in favor of more seasoned members. But I figure my 2-cents is worth about that much anyway. So, with that, I have two pennies worth coming at you.

    1. Personally, I like what you have here. Although the pay site stuff sort of put me off in a weird way (no I am NOT gay) at first, I realize that it's a necessary part of what Dimensions is and has become. In fact, over time a few of the postings have helped me to broaden my horizons in terms of what I can find beautiful.
    2. Since I don't do FB or any other social media platform, this is where I get my FA fix for the most part. I'm not sure how those other things work in terms of interactive content.
    3. It would be nice to have a real-time or near real-time form of communication with other members of Dims. I do like the ability to send PMs but it would sometimes be nice to have an ongoing discussion with more than one person in real-time.
    4. As far as anything more risque (which I am all for), what did you have in mind? I figure the model stuff is about as bad as things should get in an open forum like this. I would think that Dims wouldn't want to be known solely for porn or anything like that. However, if getting nekkid is what I have to do to further the cause, then I'll do it!
    Did I just say that? I better put down the bowl of gummy bears!!!o_O
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 #50

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    I would like to see the chat come back. I think it has everything else for plenty of good discussion, we just need something that will attract more members and maybe draw some of the current members back.
     
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    @AmyJo1976 and @BigElectricKat I agree. I’d love to see the chat brought back. I like the ability to have a more “real time” conversation. I can appreciate the reasons given for discontinuing it.

    Also, BEK, I don’t have anything risqué in mind. I only threw that out there as a thought. But with that said there is a part of me that is exhibitionist just waiting below the surface. I’ve refrained for professional reasons but I’d be lying if I said the desire isn’t there. I’d love it if my wife would join me in this. I’d love to show off our bodies together. Her friend once joked about watching us having sex because if she wasn’t getting any of her own that night some “live porn” was the next best thing. Wife just said she’d have to have a few more drinks before she dipped her toe into that pond. I was ready then and there to give the people what they want!
     
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    I would love it too!!!!! You are a fun chat Big Kay!
     
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    Pass those gummy bears this way, can’t believe you have been holding out on me!
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2019 #54

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    Okay, everybody, get prepared to repeat yourselves because I'm going to open a thread asking pretty much these exact questions in the Board Business Board in a little while! Just so that the mod team can have one place to look at for suggestions and stuff, coz I'm really interested in hearing what you all have to say and I don't want this thread to get lost anywhere!
     
  15. Jan 13, 2019 #55

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    A chat room would be helpful for sure. In regards to getting new members and former members like myself back is more complicated. Younger people have gravitated to the new kid on the block, feabie and have formed a bond with that site. They have little interest in having older folks like myself over there, so trying to get former members back who are a little older will not attract the younger people. I think it's natural to want the best of both worlds, but I don't know if it's possible.
     
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    I hope it can happen. To have some of the old members back would be great and any new members would be even better! :)
     
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    The best chances of increasing chatter is for the people who are already posting. But when you are trying to meet new people , there is that Catch 22.

    The veteran posters who no longer post here are probably not coming back anytime soon. Hell, even the Facebook groups of people from Dimensions are quiet. For those folks, they have moved beyond what Dimensions offered them initially. Most of us have very full lives beyond fat acceptance and are busy with those lives.
     
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    I can't really speak for anyone else out there But for me, I have not been around Dims much in the past few years, due to life and work keeping me too busy. I would on occasion drop by, to see who is here. But unless there was something compelling that I just had to comment on, I really didn't leave much in the way of a post. One might also think that some of those that dropped by have moved on and found someone to fill their need for support in a more physical nature, and not so much looking for support through their keyboard. Just some random thoughts ....
     
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    Hi guys, for those of you wanting to give feedback about the site, I've started a thread in the Board Business Board. You're welcome to keep chatting about it here too if you like, but I'd be grateful for people to give feedback on the new thread too so I have an easy place to find it all. Thanks. =)
     
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  20. Jan 14, 2019 #60

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    You are the second person to make me blush here! And as I've said before, that's hard to do (obviously).
     
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