I have already terminated my subscription (it ends towards the end of this month). This forum is running out of steam when it comes to interesting topics. I enjoyed it while it lasted.
Perhaps it is also time to reflect why some folks have stuck it out for so long on this forum? I certainly asked myself the question just before hitting the cancelled button.
Topics that are posted are not very broad in scope, and some have been flogged to death - I just don’t read anything anymore on Trans - a few regulars lock onto it and tie themselves up in the same old knots - I just don’t find it stimulating or interesting anymore.
There are only a few of us that comment on this forum, most folks just seem to visit the discussion without contributing themselves - why? The comments are generally not that insightful - one can get much better insights generally if one searches elsewhere.
What is unique to me is that one can get feedback on one’s own thoughts, which is difficult to find elsewhere. Some of this can be pathetic point scoring which can be dismissed by just ignoring certain contributors. On several occasions when the responses have been on topic, they can be very insightful and has influenced my perspective.
The critical aspect here is willingness to engage on fresh topics - and this is the area that I fear is lacking. Without that, the site very soon does not warrant the time it takes to review the material.
Any thoughts on how this can be improved, or any suggestions on other forums which might be more interesting?
Is it possible that Claire is bored with QC and unsubscribed herself some time ago?
Perhaps she is trying to get more engagement and therefore deciding to go along the less intellectual and more partisan route?