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The Condition Of Http://www.astahost.com

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A discussion about the current condition of this forum.

 

It seems there is a sort of lack of posters.

 

It is possible, that this sort of lack of new posts being created is caused by a combination of different causes.

 

 

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Reasons to post

 

The goal of this topic is to discuss the possible reasons that might have caused the very small amount of new posts in Xisto lately. This post contains the suggestion to think about several reasons, that might have caused the lack of inspiration and willingness to post in this forum.

 

This post contains the following way of reasoning. First several reasons to post are summed up. The idea behind posting this list is that the lack of posts does probably depend on the lack of these reasons to post in here.

It is possible to think of several reasons to post. Here is a list of several reasons a person would like to post here.

 

1. An economic reason

 

Posting provides a digital number. This number increases by more posts. If the number is high enough a webhost provides the option to obtain hosting and a domain name. If the number stays high enough the digital number makes it possible to keep a website up and running and to keep the domain name in use.

 

2.  Fun

 

Maybe the economic reason on itself is not attractive enough. There are more options to gain the means to get hosting and to buy a domain name. An important reason to post in here is the pleasure the posting, to see the post in the forum and to read the reactions, if they appear.

 

3. Social reasons

 

A forum is a website to communicate and to interact with other persons. This forum gives the opportunity to communicate with other individuals.

 

4. Information

 

The content of the topics and posts give the opportunity to obtain information.

 

5. Help

 

It is possible to start  topic and to post about an issue somebody might have. And it is possible to ask for help to solve the issue and to ask for possible solutions, that might solve the problem. In this way the forum acts in a way like a digital help desk.

 

6. Tutorial

 

This forum provides a small amount of tutorials. A tutorial can be seen as a sort of information about how to handle a situation.

 

7. Knowledge base

 

It is possible to post a tutorial about a way to use a program and a device. The content of the topic can act like a reminder and a tutorial for the original poster about the way to use the program and the device.

 

8. Link

 

Topics and posts can provice links to other websites with usefull content, like information, pictures and computer programs.

 

9. Online reminder

 

Topics and posts can be started and posted with links so the poster knows where to find the link to a website.

 

10. Free

 

The options http://forums.xisto.com/ offers are free. This can be seen like an important advantage of http://forums.xisto.com/ .

 

11. Free Hosting

 

Xisto offers hosting for free when enough posts are made.

 

12. Free Domain name

 

Xisto offers the option to obtain a domain name and no other payment is required when enough digital money is gained by posting enough comments.

 

Discussion

 

This post contains a list of some reasons why an individual might consider to post in the forum. This list is published in order to make it possible to discuss the current state of the forum and to get some insight in the reasons, that might occur and that might cause people to avoid posting in here. The goal of the list is to discuss some of the advantages and to talk about an amount of the disadvantages to post in http://forums.xisto.com/.

 

 


 


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Summary

 

The information in the posts above this post can be summarised by the statement, that a person posts in the forum of Xisto because of the attraction of the posting. In other words the benefits of posting cause the willingness to post in here.

 

Because the amount of new posts has decreased in a huge way lately it seems acceptable to state, that the attraction to post in here has diminished. It is possible to discuss some of the advantages to post in here. It is as well possible to discuss the possible lack of attractiviy to post in here and the eventual reasons why the attractivy to post in here got smaller.

 

One of the goals to start this discussion and one of the reasons to list this information is an attempt to try to obtain some insight in some of the reasons that might have caused the current state of this forum.

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Maybe an additional reason, is the fact that we want to keep a high technical level in the topics posted here.

For instance, in standard working conditions, your topic would not be accepted here, because it's in the "computer talk" forum and you are not talking about computers, so you are off-topic.

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Lovely Moderator Yordan informs the forum visitors, that this topic has been placed in the wrong part of the forum. Probably the description of this part of the forum is the cause of a misunderstanding. The description of this part of the forum says:

 

 

 

 

Computer Talk
Just put it your computer related discussion here. It may be regarding software, hardware or anything!

 

A picture of a screen capture of this part of the forum shows this description:

 

 

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A more close look at this description shows this sentence more clearly.

The description of this subforum states:

 

 

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It seems some confusion rose because the idea behind the choice of this subforum to start the topic about the traffic and the amount of visitors and posts is that the forum is reached by a computer.

 

Nevertheless there might be a better subforum to continue with the thoughts about the current state of the forum, the reasons of the small amount of posts in recent times and the options to deal with the current situation.

 

Maybe a wish to change this topic to another more suited subforum exists. And maybe this line of posts will be continued in the future. This means, that a suggestion about a better subforum to continue this row of posts will probably be appreciated.

 

 

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Ipads and smart phones

 

 



Maybe an additional reason, is the fact that we want to keep a high technical level in the topics posted here.

For instance, in standard working conditions, your topic would not be accepted here, because it's in the "computer talk" forum and you are not talking about computers, so you are off-topic.



 

 

The lovely Moderator Mr. Yordan adds the wish to maintain a high technical level in the forum as a reason of the smaller amount of posts and posters, if this post is correctly understood. This contribution is a valuable addition to the discussion. The subject of the post of dear Moderator Mr. Yordan is valuable, because the post adds an insight to the discussion, that the other posts lack. The over all  topic of the forum consists of the technical discussion about computers and the internet, if the goal of the forum is understood correctly. This means, that the discussion about the technical aspects of computers and the internet is the main topic of this forum. And this means, that the subject of the forum can be seen as one of the main attraction for posters and visitors.

 

The general topic of the technical aspects of computer technology and other internet related subjects in it self can be considered to be interesting for a lot of people. The reason of this statement is the popularity of technical websites and websites with a forum about technical aspects of computers and about computer technology and internet related topics. The popularity of other websites with the same subject shows, that people are interested in technical discussion and information. Looking at the popularity of other computer and internet related websites makes one consider that it seems that people like to read information about new products, reviews, user reviews and technical explanations and to interact with other users about these aspects.

 

Big differences with other websites and the forum of Xisto are the modern aspects. Other websites give attention to the latest developments of computer technology and communication too. Some examples are tablets, mobile phones, smart phones and mobile internet. These aspects seem to lack a bit in the forum of Xisto at the moment.

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Big differences with other websites and the forum of Xisto are the modern aspects. Other websites give attention to the latest developments of computer technology and communication too. Some examples are tablets, mobile phones, smart phones and mobile internet. These aspects seem to lack a bit in the forum of Xisto at the moment

OK, why not.

Please go on, post a couple of topics concerning the latest develepments in computer science. Please tell us about the current and the next devices.

Please explain us why a 4-cpu tablets, when used for gaming, is more comfortable than the 2-cpu gaming tablets.

Please tell us if the intensive use of the cloud facilities will blow out the available bandwidth on the antennas and the network infastructures.

Please explain us how to to create a steam machine the interesting way, starting with a cheap PC and adding only the necessary devices.

And of course, all of us know that the tablets will disapear very soon, each of us will have virtual reality glasses giving a standardly giant display instead of the small 10-inch or 14-inch tablets. And no need of huring my fingers while pressing too intensively my tablet, simply thinking will interact with my computer, which will not be a silicon one, of course, all organic in order to have it flexible and naturally waterproof.

Please tell us a little bit about the future of the databases, what should we do when all the reliable free relational database engines start being available, having to be purchased from the single ones on the market?

And what about the big data system being able to learn your behaviour and see what you are thinking?

Please post about all these kind of topics, give us technical facts, give us reproducible step-by-step tutorials, and let's confirm that a lot of people will rush reading and commenting your topis.

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I can shed enlightenment on what has hit Xisto pretty hard, or maybe I can not?

 

So I may metaphorically speak it, The search giant Goliath versus David in which the giant changed tactics to avoid sending villagers to David. This hit David pretty hard and now lots of the villagers David use to get have migrated elsewhere. Somehow they are now reaching different parts of the Earth and not directed towards David no more. Thank you mighty search giant.

 

I also believe a lack of attention comes this way too, this place could do with same vast changes, including the main Xisto home page which little has changed when I first registered here in 2004 and was one of the first 30 members and I am still the longest surviving member that visits here.

 

Back then, times were good, little information existed and it was a gold mine for posting topics. A lot of my topics I remember writing here however vanished and with mishaps like that, a lot of the work I did was pretty much off the top of my head and straight to forum posting, so no backup of what I wrote exists. I could write it again and improve on it with more knowledge that I have gained, but that motivation isn't there anymore.

 

Cheers,

 

MC

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Ok my 2 cents worth, on the part about the post being off topic, I have seen many many posts off topic in these forums over the years, wither this one is or isn't is not the real problem we have here. So that isn't even worth worrying about. As slow as it's been here I'm glad to see any posts anywhere. Which brings us right back to the original topic of slow traffic.

 

Fila has done an excellent job of listing why people should post here. She touches on all the reasons I hang out here for sure. Of course to me the big ones are the free web hosting, and second is probably when I do have a computer type problem, back when the forums were really active I could count on an answer to what ever was driving me crazy at that time to be post in short order. I have no computer experts around me to help, everything I have done on the computer has had to be figured out the hard way, usually pushing keys and clicking until something worked. So I have been very great full for this site. I do hate to see it so slow these days.

 

Now, for myself, I have been gone from here for a couple months. My reason are simply that life has just been too hectic for me. Spring is always my busy season anyway, and this year it just ran longer than normal. Have undergone a change in hired hands, training new ones is always time consuming, and we got behind on a lot of our projects when one of our last helpers started being more absent then here working, we tried to cut him some slack hoping he would get his head out of his *bottom* but that didn't happen. I could go way off topic at this point and start a rant about how in the hell can people let drugs and alcohol take control of their lives and let them ruin their lives but I won't do that right now, will save it for another post.

 

I can only speak for myself. I don't know about the effects of search engines and all that. I'd just like to see this forum get back to the way it used to be.

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rant about how in the hell can people let drugs and alcohol take control of their lives and let them ruin their lives

This il your opinion, I have full respect of it.

However,, I have a comment, it's really very far away from the topic "the condition of Xisto.com", and I really don't see how this can fit the purpose of the "computer talk" section. :(

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it's really very far away from the topic

Sorry, but I don't care about this!

If I want to give my opinion, I say what I want to say.

If the mod's feel it off-topic, that's their problem!

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