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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby treeman » May 8th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Matt S wrote:Pearcy - great post, couldn't have said it better.

Squizzy - hope you don't mind but I did a quick virt.

Stick in a pot.JPG


Matt.


Yeah not bad I suppose..... :lost: I think maybe a windswept would be more suitable :reading:
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby melbrackstone » May 8th, 2017, 4:02 pm

, TAKE PHOTOS in LANDSCAPE ONLY


Just to be contrary, my stupid sony only puts up photos taken in portrait mode in the correct orientation. If I take them in landscape it rotates them!

In saying that, I have made a point of only uploading stuff from my desktop now, tapatalk does even crazier things on my stupid sony...

Meanwhile, back to the sticks in pots.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby bodhidharma » May 8th, 2017, 4:18 pm

When i first joined A.B i felt i had more time but 8 odd years later it feels like i am time poor. Has the world, and life, become busier in the last decade :?: It certainly feels like it. So many enthusiasts have come and gone in that time and i sometimes wonder what became of them. Remember Jamie, a prolific contributor who came and went, then came and went again. Life has become fast for most and who has the time for posting.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby squizzy » May 8th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Hi bodhidharma

It's true. There are many that don't post anymore. I have spoke with ken and Steven and said it was a shame. Not sure what it is that gets in the way but I suspect we are mostly time poor.

How can we get them involved again? It would be good to get some of the old names back contributing. Some of the new guys hit the ground running and fizzle out quickly to. For instance. Where's Wal

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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Pearcy001 » May 8th, 2017, 6:02 pm

My problem is I don't have a big enough yard to have enough trees. Updates sometimes just don't occur often enough in Bonsai weather you're posting them here or not.

I think I'm going to have to buy another house or move into Alpines place.

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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Starfox » May 8th, 2017, 6:27 pm

Well I still think it is one of the more active bonsai forums there are, the EU forum just died completely and a lot of the others while they still have lots of older postings to read through they don't have much activity so I think comparatively speaking AB isn't doing too badly.
As for the pics if you use something like flickr then just add the sharing bbcode and there is no mucking about.

I do think it would be useful for non members to see the pics simply because there is a lot of info related to natives here that you don't get on other forums and it would be nice to show a link without the proviso you have to join up to view it.
I do see the point but I think you catch more flies with honey type of thing.

True I could post more as well, might go update a couple of forgotten threads of mine but still being new I don't have a great deal to add.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Bougy Fan » May 8th, 2017, 6:51 pm

Does everyone appreciate the irony of a topic on ausbonsai not being active being SO active ? :whistle: I find myself having less spare time and not as much to say. Not sure how someone being able to look at photos but not make a comment or post their own topic can possibly make the site more active ? Anyway good to see everyone posting here :tu:
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Graeme » May 8th, 2017, 6:53 pm

I haven't been here for ages and the reason is simple. I have a Hot Rod event on in Darwin next month plus a family visit, so I have been flat out in the shed, trying to get my new car done. I actually saw a couple of my trees today, while I was degreasing a diff housing. Did someone say something about being time poor earlier. :whistle:
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Andreas » May 8th, 2017, 7:32 pm

I like this forum, haven't got time likely but will view and update. One of the best forums I know for sure. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby benbonsai » May 12th, 2017, 10:21 am

I have another suggestion that might help increase some activity.

Maybe the "recent topics" page could have say 15 threads rather than 8 on page 1.
Because I tend to jump on and check the most recent activity so if the threads hang around longer they might see more people posting to them.
Just a thought
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby GavinG » May 12th, 2017, 4:06 pm

It's not easy to find something new to say every week, year after year. We're mostly just plugging away doing our usual stuff, and things improve glacially slowly. Many thanks to those who keep contributing.

If I have anything I'd like to see, it's photos of natives in the wild - there's so much more to see and learn. I need to learn a lot more about how branches move on our natives, as opposed to the bonsai habits I've accumulated over the years - the habits are very persistent, and not really useful to reflect the way our natives grow.

Just my 2c.

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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Lane » May 12th, 2017, 5:57 pm

benbonsai wrote:I have another suggestion that might help increase some activity.

Maybe the "recent topics" page could have say 15 threads rather than 8 on page 1.
Because I tend to jump on and check the most recent activity so if the threads hang around longer they might see more people posting to them.
Just a thought


On the top right of the box there are 10 pages of recent topics.

I will endeavour to post a little more, I usually want to post but decide not to and wait for more experienced members to contribute with better, more comprehensive advise.

Better to keep your mouth shut and have people assume you're a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

I don't post up as many threads of my own trees as I should, I will attempt to remedy this soon.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby benbonsai » May 12th, 2017, 6:01 pm

I understand there are 10 pages but having more per page might help.
I know I find myself only looking at the first page, i can't be the only lazy one.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Sammy D » May 12th, 2017, 9:02 pm

Uploading photos is only hard to those that are either new to it or don't do it often enough to remember. I admit the whole resizing thing gave me the shits at the start. But do it on you phone. Download a free resizer app. Take pic, then resize then post and attach. All done in less than a minute. Maybe a tutorial would help some????
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby kcpoole » May 12th, 2017, 11:05 pm

melbrackstone wrote:
, TAKE PHOTOS in LANDSCAPE ONLY


Just to be contrary, my stupid sony only puts up photos taken in portrait mode in the correct orientation. If I take them in landscape it rotates them!

In saying that, I have made a point of only uploading stuff from my desktop now, tapatalk does even crazier things on my stupid sony...

Meanwhile, back to the sticks in pots.

Bwahhh Thanks for that info Mel, that is weird!!!

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