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The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:53:54 PM »
I don't think this is being discussed here yet, and it MIGHT effect some in this community.  Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong place.  Apparently, the SneezeFetishForum is soon to be without ANY admins whatsover.  And it kind of sounds like the owner is AWOL, too.

https://www.sneezefetishforum.org/topic/75113-what-are-exceptional-circumstances-for-validationwould-it-just-be-easier-to-start-from-scratch/?do=findComment&comment=901414

Just...fair warning.  There might be a uptick in traffic here...or not, maybe this is all blown out of proportion, who knows?

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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 04:21:01 PM »
If this can result in more stuff being added there without fear of bans or warnings for minimal reasons, I honestly think itís a good thing. Gives everyone just that much more freedom. Cause nobodyís gonna take over the site or anything, so there isnít much of an issue

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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 06:12:40 PM »
I can sympathize. I'm not sure my moderators are very active here, either. And I've been the only one actually validating the accounts here. I'm hardly around anymore, don't have time for proper archive updates, etc. I do make sure to let in new people, watch for spam and harassment, and contribute where possible.

There's another interesting aspect to all of this, however. I feel like the way sneezes are portrayed compared to the 90's has greatly changed. We don't get those silly overdone build-ups anymore, leaving most sneezes as incidental things rather than plot points. This long drought compared to the prevalence of the past is shifting the style of incoming members, as well as drying the well, so to speak.

To say nothing of the general change in venue preference from forums to other sources.

Dunno! I'm doing my best to at least keep the lights on here, even if I'm less active. The people who donate are definitely appreciated for their selflessness.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 10:27:53 PM »
I pretty much never visit SFF, so I can't really comment on things there.

@FS: I could do some new-member validating when I see it come up if you like. I just always assumed that I should be leaving that to you.

I agree that there's a lot less build-ups these days, though not a total absence of them.

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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 12:29:46 AM »
True, Chikara, you're definitely still around a lot, and you've been a help for sure. Apologies for it slipping my mind. For account activation: If you see someone needing approved that's been there a few days and want to help, my policy is generally to make sure it's not a suspicious looking account (troll, bot, etc) which is usually confirmed by some evidence they are a human with their field entry, and then outside of that making sure that it's not a duplicate account. Those I tend to address directly and resolve any issues they have with account access, etc. I've relaxed a lot lately due to bugs on ensuring that people actively fill out the full set of stuff. Sometimes that info gets lost when they go through after skipping the date of birth entry, and they don't notice when they resubmit (or it simply gets lost from a coding issue.)

And yes, there's the occasional really good sneeze. I just fondly remember the massive collection of animated sneezes, popular characters like Sneezer (relatively speaking in popularity of course), and other throwbacks to the early days of animation that really solidified the fetish in myself and I assume many others that were my age. Thank goodness for children's programming though, that seems to be one of the easier places for cute sneezes.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 05:23:26 AM »
This site is quite old, and a lot of people here have not been very active. I'm not sure how the site would continue without any admin (or even mods), since I haven't been on this site very long.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 08:03:00 AM »
There hasn't been much of an influx of people in this modern age. Not sure how a site like SFF fares on such things these days, though.

Also, to be fair, this site's primary purpose is an archive, especially for older content. So lurkers are more than expected, and community engagement is a tricky business when most of the content is quite old. If I had the energy and passion I had in the past, as well as if there were less hobbies taking up my time, I imagine there'd be more updates. But as it stands, there's still plenty of old stuff, and our doors are definitely still open. I visit every couple of days, if not every day, and I read every post. :3 Sometimes it's okay for a site to be slow, as long as there's still engagement and such.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 03:10:03 AM »
I'll try to post more stuff here...

...I stopped posting anything on SFF because the admins were dickheads and they don't deserve to get me to post anything. :P
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 10:59:31 PM »
That's interesting news... a website with no acting admins doesn't sound very good, the site is sort of dead without them. No new members can join the site without a acting staff for verifying members. I'm a member but I don't frequent the site to often... I never got a warm and fuzzy vibe there. I only spoke to a handful of people that were cool and most of those people aren't online anymore. So yeah... Not much of a reason for me to post much on there or spend much time there. After being verified I stopped posting for a while... it was a long wait... I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens on the blue forum.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 02:25:39 AM »
I can't lie, It's a VERY good forum & all, but I cringed at all the "Thank You Staff" comments, trust me, Ik Administration work is hard, Hell I own 5 servers, and even though they are small I feel the frustration and pain on the amountof work I try to put into them, just for them to die, crash, & burn. All i'm saying is, to me, I don't thinl it's TOO hard to find some new admins 😅😅
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 06:12:53 AM »
   Just wondering if this situation has changed at all. I've tried to register with the site for months but have had no luck. Does anyone more "in the know" have any idea?

   EDIT: Just had my registration approved the day after posting this  :P
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 09:01:02 PM »
Just...a fair warning.  I don't think anyone's been validated after reaching 50 posts since...at least December 2018.  Possibly earlier.

I can't be 100% certain since I don't keep track of EVERY unvalidated member.  But, I've been keeping an eye on some other Pending level members that reached 50 posts around the time I did, and I don't think anyone ever got validated.  I know one guys said he's been waiting for 3 years, and there are still Pending-level members that have 4000 posts.

I've been waiting since October 2018 to get validated and it just doesn't seem to be a priority at all for the staff, so...if you're hoping to get access to the full site, you may be waiting a while.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 09:29:52 PM »
Just...a fair warning.  I don't think anyone's been validated after reaching 50 posts since...at least December 2018.  Possibly earlier.

I can't be 100% certain since I don't keep track of EVERY unvalidated member.  But, I've been keeping an eye on some other Pending level members that reached 50 posts around the time I did, and I don't think anyone ever got validated.  I know one guys said he's been waiting for 3 years, and there are still Pending-level members that have 4000 posts.

I've been waiting since October 2018 to get validated and it just doesn't seem to be a priority at all for the staff, so...if you're hoping to get access to the full site, you may be waiting a while.

Okay, thank you for the warning. For now, I think I'll be happy enough to be able to post at all. Maybe later down the road it'll become a problem, but I'm content for now. I do hope they get on that though. No members means no forum.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2019, 03:39:14 PM »
Not a good sign.  A site I recently frequented (not a fetish site) died because it was abandoned by the admin.  Although it managed to hang on in that state for well over a year.  Eventually some hosting issue comes up and nobody is there to handle it so the site is just gone.  In that case, most of the sites members managed to regroup one a new site but it will take years to replace all of the content that was lost...

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2019, 05:05:50 PM »
All the more reason people need to be willing to step forward and be responsible. Running a website isn't a simple task, and it's better to have a baton pass than struggle to rebuild after a disaster. But when so few people are WILLING to step forward or WILLING to tackle those responsibilities, the worst outcomes will come about. So remember to support your favorite sites and to try to actually provide them with support when they ask, if you have the capability to. And be thankful to those who DO have that capability. It's not for everyone, after all.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2019, 09:53:12 PM »
Hi,guys. I'm sorry for coming here even before introducing myself in the "I'm new here" area, but I'm kind of panicking...I can't acess the sneeze fetish forum at all, keep getting this message and don't know what to do!

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Can anyone please help me?Is the forum down or something? Can someone help me to fix this?I already tried a bunch of tutorials but none worked!Please,help me,guys, I need to regain acess to the site,have role plays going there,been a member since 2011...

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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 07:43:51 AM »
It seem that more than just no admins, it apparently is now an entirely deceased website.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2019, 03:58:26 PM »
This has happened many times before.  It will probably be back soon.  Probably...

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2019, 10:01:52 PM »
Yeah, I seem to remember this happening for a few days back in...I want to say July, too.  I think they need to take the forum offline to do any software updates?

If it's not up again by Tuesday, then we can start worrying.

That being said, it probably would be a good idea to back up any of your favorite stories or roleplays if/when the site comes back.  The Admin situation hasn't changed in a year, and the site could disappear for good without warning basically at any time.
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Re: The SneezeFetishForum has no admins...
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2019, 04:01:40 PM »
I just wrote the URL for the site on this page (https://website.informer.com/sneezefetishforum.org) and it seems the site expired on October 24th...

I think the forum might be gone for good... :'(

On another site I found the owner's e-mail and even the phone number,sent an e-mail asking about the forum but still got no answer... :(

Damn,my role plays there...I'm depressed... :'(

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