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HappyGuy
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It's not 2002 Winston

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Winston has many former enemies who hate this forum and there are probably many organizations who don't want this site to exist because HA allows free speech but also stops most spammers and trolls from scaring away all intelligent people. There is just enough moderation that a couple saboteurs can't come and destroy the forum like what happens to boards with total free speech. Although some have successfully alienated regulars in the past with their vile and childish postings. Winston's enemies realize it's difficult to shut down the site forever so they will just continue to attack the forum to make it a hassle to use until both regulars and visitors just stop coming.

But they may not even have to, WInston will run his own forum into the ground because he is cheap and lazy when it comes to computers and living among the poorest Filipinos has made him unconcerned with planning ahead. And he is stubborn and seems immune to good advice and still thinks it's 2002 and what worked on the internet then is the best option now.

I'm happy he left the forum with the same appearance because it's pleasant to use and will scare away entitled people. But everytime someone gives him solid advice about running this place or limiting the damage certain people are causing he just ignores it. He's like a senile old captain who refuses to change course because stds have rotted his brain, more than half of his crew has died off but no matter it's full speed ahead.

Who knows how great this forum could have been if his original loyal members overthrew him in 2010 or thereabouts and ran the forum instead.
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Re: It's not 2002 WInston

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What exactly is a "great forum"? Serious question, because every other forum focused on women and travel is actually worse than HA in my experience, which is why I continue to come here. In particular, the old RooshVForum and similar PUA forums were/are full of guys trying impress one another with notch counts and whatnot. Similar to boys in a circle jerk comparing penis size. HA is remarkably free of that foolishness. The repeated outages, of course, are indeed a PITA.

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Re: It's not 2002 WInston

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Shemp wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 5:55 pm
the old RooshVForum and similar PUA forums
Those are bandwagon forums that started in the 2010s by betas generally of immigrant-extraction and questionable sexual proclivities looking to cash in on an emerging market of frustrated and downtrodden western men.

They copied every word of every topic they ever discussed. Any real website with original thought was started by the early 2000s which is half the reason this forum is still decent. Compared to just a few years earlier when less than half of websites were about making money and there wasn't as much shameless plagarizing as a result, by 2007 when HA arrived as a standalone community 90% of websites including blogs and forums being started were for the purpose of making passive income. Greedy so called online 'entrepreneurs' generally don't have any talent or ideas of their own so around that time you began to see a lot of clone sites and stolen content.

I don't have any respect for Maddox the Armenian who got famous in the late 90s by spamming the internet with obscenities and topics no white American man or any decent person at the time would dare write. But Roosh the "Canadian" was just a repeat of Maddox 15 years later so he deserves even less respect. While Maddox was a pioneer of sorts, Roosh was just the most shameless and desperate attention whore on the net in an era of shameless attention whores. Why anyone would value what he writes or vlogs about women, masculinity or other countries and cultures is beyond me.

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Re: It's not 2002 WInston

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What do you suggest HappyGuy? I'm always open to advice but that doesn't mean I take everyone's advice or agree with it. It has to be sensible and achievable and reasonable. Some guys here spout crazy ideas. All you can do is ignore them. Give valid reasons for your suggestions too. I have made a lot of changes and improvements here, and installed extensions and plug ins to make it better too. I recently updated the forum to the latest version from phpbb.com too. So yes I kept up with the latest version.

However, some say that forums aren't as popular as before, because people are now using Instagram as their platform now. Nothing we can do about that. All forums are affected by changing trends like that, not just us. Again if you have a sensible suggestion for improvement, I'm happy to hear it and consider it.
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