Feldgrau's Future

German unit histories, lineages, OoBs, ToEs, commanders, fieldpost numbers, organization, etc.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by colhot » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:51 am

Hi

Does Jason look at this board?

Thanks

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Juha Tompuri » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:49 am

John P. Moore wrote: Even though AHF has more registered members than Feldgrau (42,351 to 8,828 on Feldgrau) the visitor counts at Feldgrau always seem to be substantially higher at Feldgrau than AHF when I look. As an example, there are currently 226 visitors at Feldgrau, but only 150 at AHF.
The answer might be how the visitors are counted:
AHF wrote:In total there are... users online...(based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Feldgrau wrote:In total there are... users online... (based on recently active users)
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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by phylo_roadking » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:37 pm

In total there are... users online...(based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
In total there are... users online... (based on recently active users)
But what's the time interval between user counts on AHF?
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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Guillermo » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:57 pm

bump

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Leandros » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:17 am

How is the financial sitution here now?

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by dgc47 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:39 am

What's the latest on this? Is the server paid for, is our help still required?

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by John P. Moore » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:29 am

Effective today, September 18, 2015, I hereby resign my position as a moderator at Feldgrau. I no longer wish to be associated with a site where the site owner, Jason Pipes, no longer takes an active part in the administration of the site.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Jerry » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:06 am

Why? You certainly have the right to resign but what's the difference whether Pipes participates or not?
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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Lorenz » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:03 am

So few use the site anymore, moderators have become redundant. Axis History Forum is rapidly approaching the same fate. The old high traffic days of the 2000 - 2010 decade are long gone and will not return. My contention is that most of the clientele were siphoned off by social media, particularly Facebook, but Marcus Wendel rejects that argument. Anyway, it's sad to see the history websites disintegrate after such a short lifespan.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by jordanr » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:50 am

I think Facebook is a big factor. I am thinking about a conversion to another software to see if that would help us.

I have not heard back from John. Sorry to see him go and much thanks for all the contributions. Jason is still around. I talked to him the other day.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:12 pm

To be frank, if AHF goes under, good riddance as due to Wendel's policy of supreme political correctness as is apparently required by the current suicidal Sweden. Good historical debate is impossible without complete freedom of opinion and freedom from political agendas.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by ljadw » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 am

That's wrong : complete freedom of opinion is impossible and would lead us to a catastrophe.

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 pm

I think part of the problem we face is that these sites have been almost too effective. They have created people very capable of researching on their own, and many have projects of their own which take time. Another key factor is members willing to share and guide other members. Losing John Moore is tough because he is a researcher and is a valuable mentor to others in his area of interest. I would be willing to bet that he gives more than he gets from Feldgrau, but he has stuck it out here for quite awhile. I will miss him.
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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Jan-Hendrik » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:23 am

Facebook is not the problem....thats too undirected, too unstructured there to have any value , at least for myself.

To keep a forum running is hard work, I know that.

Have been off for so long because I simply did not have the time, being online meant that enough people regristrated that (and multiplied my bunch of work). We will see what the future brings.

My respect to people like Marcus, Jason, John P. and so many others !

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Re: Feldgrau's Future

Post by Andy H » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:53 pm

Lorenz wrote:So few use the site anymore, moderators have become redundant. Axis History Forum is rapidly approaching the same fate. The old high traffic days of the 2000 - 2010 decade are long gone and will not return. My contention is that most of the clientele were siphoned off by social media, particularly Facebook, but Marcus Wendel rejects that argument. Anyway, it's sad to see the history websites disintegrate after such a short lifespan.

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Hi Lorenz

I haven't visited Feldgrau since Feb 21 2015 and in that time there have been just 267 new posts.
The AHF despite what you perceive is still very active (it averages over 100 new posts per day) though granted not maybe at the halcyon levels you mention or remember.

Forums still provide a valuable asset for those seeking information and whilst I agree that FB/Twitter etc have had an impact, it shouldn't be overstated.

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