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Q: So Echinacities is finally Dead

Well it's been a long time coming but it's safe to say the answers forum is in its final breaths of life.
Just a library of topics that have been answered time and time again.
Oh well...it was fun while it lasted.
I've met some great people here over the past 8 or so years and I've come across some really stange beings too .
I would send flowers but the ecc guys would probably send them out as redemption prizes.
RIP ECHINACITIES

41 weeks 6 days ago in  Arts & Entertainment - China

 
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Yep, I reckon you're right Phil.

 

I was reading through one of the reanimated 6 year old threads the other day and thinking how there were differences of opinion, heated debate, squabbling, bickering, wumaos and trolls and people trolling the trolls and wumaos for sport, Vicki's dramas with jobs and guys and the entertaining bitching match that could start....  there was always something interesting here.

 

Now people don't even bother up or down voting comments and the trolls seem to have moved on. I think when the rats (trolls) have abandoned the ship it's a sign of major problems.

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Yep, I reckon you're right Phil.

 

I was reading through one of the reanimated 6 year old threads the other day and thinking how there were differences of opinion, heated debate, squabbling, bickering, wumaos and trolls and people trolling the trolls and wumaos for sport, Vicki's dramas with jobs and guys and the entertaining bitching match that could start....  there was always something interesting here.

 

Now people don't even bother up or down voting comments and the trolls seem to have moved on. I think when the rats (trolls) have abandoned the ship it's a sign of major problems.

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You're right about that.

 

It's been 34 weeks since the Answer of the Day changed, and the list of the Top Users has been frozen in time a very long time (probably 34 weeks too).  The Admin went bye-bye long ago.  Even The Cat accepts it's a lost cause.

 

The one thing that stands out most to me about Ambi's recent posts (which he inexplicably attaches to old posts from 5 and 6 years ago), is how many more active members there were back then compared to now, with many more female and Chinese members participating in the discussions.

 

Video killed the radio star.  And WeChat / QQ / etc. killed website Qs & As.

 

When you sign off for the last time, please remember to turn off the lights.

 

Ciao!

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Willie Nelson Lyrics 

                                       "The Party's Over"
 

Turn out the lights 
The party's over 
They say that 
All good things must end 
Call it tonight 
The party's over 
And tomorrow starts
The same old thing again 

But the crazy crazy party 
Never seen so many people 
Laughing dancing 
Look at you you're having fun 
But look at me 
I'm almost cryin' 
That don't keep her love from dyin' 
Misery cause for me the party's over 
Turn out the lights... 

Once I had a love undyin' 
I didn't keep it but I tried 
Life for me was just one party 
And then another 
I broke her heart so many times 
I had to have my parting wife 
I had to have my party 
Why broke her heart so many times 
But one day she said 
Sweetheart the party's over 
Turn out the lights...

 

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I remember how interesting some of the comments were 8 years ago. Many people have come and gone. Now the questions aren't so interesting. Maybe it's me because I have been a usere of this sight for so long, although not a top user. Too bad. it has been said that all good things come to an end. (I don't really agree with that)

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Have you ever been to India? ... holly cows in the middle of crossing 'regulating' the traffic jam and all that jazz ...?

 

Cheer you up with one c&p:

THIS ...

Panic on Indian flight as first-time flyer mistakes exit door for toilet             

 

 

 

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when i was in China ECC was a great source of entertainment (who can forget 'sex on a 30 day visa') ? and grounding about life and attitudes in China.

 

in a way it is obvious that the writing has been on the wall for some time, as the 'unanswered' section shows with SPAMS, blocked questions, duplicates and questions from years ago.

It is clear the Mod is not that concerned.

 

There have been great posters, some of whom i am in sporadic contact with, and others i would like to keep in contact with - anyone got a contact for Samsara?.

There have been trolls of varying degrees of skill, idiots and the posters who ask a variation of the same question over and over and over and over.........

 

So much is happening in the world that has a Chinese angle.

There is the amusing incidenct with the family of PengCi (碰瓷) in Sweden who, with the aid of Global Times, has put Sweden on the 'naughty list' in China's eyes (hurt feelings anyone). Seriously give that man an Oscar for overacting !!

 

There was yet another vaccine scandal, and the on-going 'trade-war', and NO discussion here on ECC - not surprising it is deserted by most, only the die-hard remaining.

 

Ciao all, 

hope your lives are coming together as well as mine has since i left China

 

 

 

 

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I’ve got to agree with Phil, Sorrel, Jean P, Diver, Dinnie, even Icnif. 

 

 

I’d been coming here less & less over recent months, even when still in China. The bickering & right-wing shite drive me away. Now I’m back in Blighty I’ve got less reason. On my last few visits it was basically Ambi resurrecting 5-6 years old topics. 

 

I’ve enjoyed my time here. Made some friends off-site (BHGAL, Curiousdude, Royce, NZTeach80, Shining...) 

 

Adios one & all. You were great while you lasted. 

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I was also wondering why the latest answers are from like 6/7 years ago... 

 

I will put some interesting questions that I have no f**king clue about pronto.

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it's a numbers game. With a bigger pool of posters, posts will be more interesting and varied. it's less interesting because less people come here to post. i suspect the reason is, that there are now less people living long term in china. the increasingly troublesome visa process and the decreasingly reliability of v p n s, is really starting to get to me. 

 

i don t think the forum will die just go through cycles. echinacities must still be the number 1 recruitment website. it has more varied jobs than elsewhere. that will bring people to this site.

 

i dont see anything wrong with newcomers asking questions that have been asked before. they want current answers and it doesn t take long to answer them. 

 

i hate seeing answers dredged up from 6 to 7 years ago. i respect ambivalent's logic but i wont even bother to read it if it's an old answer. i imagine most others switch off too

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This site was much better 5 years ago. 

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Yeah it's been very quiet for a long time. I guess eventually, as time passes, I'll forget to pop by as well.

What did strike me, was how many well-known names are lurking, and chose to comment here on the 'goodbye thread'. People I hadn't seen in recent comments for months. If activity does pick up, there are some excellent people able to give feedback.

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She also didn't want to say 'good-bee' ...

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-lived-mother-apos-decomposing-173500718...

 

 

Woman lived with mother's decomposing body for months 'to see the stages of death'

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I still lurk. I check ECC maybe 3 times a week.

I scrambled my password, wrote it down, and put it in my desk at work. The idea being to prevent me drunk posting.

It worked. I dont drunk post anymore.

I tried migrating to Reddit before they banned it, but they were just too clever for me there.

I think the only active foreigner forum left in China now is GoKunnming. Some good stuff there.

Like Hotwater (we joined on the same day), I massively appreciate ECC because it helped keep me sane, and I meet some great people.

BHGAL, Curiousdude, RoyceH, NZteach. Loads more who are on my wechat with meeting 'to be arranged'. Some of them single post questions who connected with me via pm to have easier discussions via wechat. Or put people in touch even.

But browsers were updated, it became cumbersome. Awkward. Control plus c before posting in case your artfull prose vanished into the ether.

Wechat is easier. But it does not get the same sort of online fight as one can get here. Doing this post here is taking me ten times longer than wechat, and I dont even know if the submit button will work.

Anyway. If you guys are happy for me to drunk post now and then, I will start posting again.

There is enough activity on this thread to show that this forum is not yet ready for its last rites.

Of course, Admin need to stop the stupid made up posts. And Admin need to stop trolling their own forum.

In any case. We owe it to Ambi. The anti smartphone, anti social media dude has been lonely.

We need help him to keep drawing his CIA stripend Smile

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Ha ha. Vicky posted on this thread. Complained that all her posts had been deleted.I commented. Her post was deleted.

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EDIT disregard I just decided I don't give a shit.

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Definitely dead when they’re still allowing that troll Tomas to post drivel. Bye bye again. 

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I logged in for a laugh, I miss tormenting 99Silva and other trolls. This forum never was very informative, I used it because I was bored mostly.

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