Is the EdenFantasys FORUM turning into a Facebook type of Blog?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
With so many Posts and Discussions started by people that are unrelated to SEX or the adult industry, is this forum turning into a Facebook type of website or blog? Some people honestly acknowledge that what they start doesn't have anything to do with sex, but they still go ahead and make the post anyway. I find that some contributors start 5 or 6 Discussions or Polls each and every day! I am beginning to think it is "Overkill", as someone so eloquently put it!! Would this be a form of "farming" for points? What do you think?
05/21/2012
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sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
With so many Posts and Discussions started by people that are unrelated to SEX or the adult industry, is this forum turning into a Facebook type of website or blog? Some people honestly acknowledge that what they start doesn't have anything to do ... More
I don't see a huge issue with it considering there are sub sections of the forum for topics unrelated to sex. For instance "social" section, "gaming" section, etc. I actually enjoy a lot of the non sex related discussions.
05/21/2012
Ansley Ansley
So, are you trying to say that this forum should be strictly sex-related and we should not foster socializing threads that help us get to know one another better and facilitate the feel of a community?
05/21/2012
mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by Ansley
So, are you trying to say that this forum should be strictly sex-related and we should not foster socializing threads that help us get to know one another better and facilitate the feel of a community?
i agree with you. I enjoy getting to know other contributors/mentors/a dmins through other talk other than sex toys and such; of course i enjoy that talk too and polls.
05/21/2012
Vanille Vanille
I think talking strictly sex all the time would get boring after a while IMO.
05/21/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
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Originally posted by Vanille
I think talking strictly sex all the time would get boring after a while IMO.
I agree. i enjoy to talk to people. and meet new people
05/21/2012
lexical lexical
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Originally posted by Vanille
I think talking strictly sex all the time would get boring after a while IMO.
Amen, sistah. I'm a human sexuality student and a sexuality educator and a sex-positivity activist and a sex toy reviewer and a lover of sex in general...But I still have a billion other interests, like photography, dogs, running, children's books, gardening, cooking, etc, etc. I really appreciate the community aspect of EF. It's not just about sex. It's a big, extended family
05/21/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I don't see a huge issue with it considering there are sub sections of the forum for topics unrelated to sex. For instance "social" section, "gaming" section, etc. I actually enjoy a lot of the non sex related discussions.
Yes, true.
05/21/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
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Originally posted by lexical
Amen, sistah. I'm a human sexuality student and a sexuality educator and a sex-positivity activist and a sex toy reviewer and a lover of sex in general...But I still have a billion other interests, like photography, dogs, running, children's ... More
Good point.
05/21/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I like the variety that Eden has to offer. I do not see this in no way close to facebook.
05/21/2012
Michele Michele
If this forum section was strictly to discuss sex, I wouldn't visit the forum very often. It's a nice change of pace to see various topics other than just sex.
05/21/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
There are PARTS of the forum that are just about sex, and there are also parts just about social and the review program and such. If you just want to see something specific don't chill on the main page, but rather in the subforums.

I personally am also bothered by the point farmers, but not at all by non-sex related things. I have a lot of friends on here, and sometimes I want advice on what dildo to add to my cart and sometimes I need advice about how to deal with my roommate. We're a community, and it would be like saying that the band kids at school are ONLY allowed to discuss band related things together.
05/21/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I don't see a huge issue with it considering there are sub sections of the forum for topics unrelated to sex. For instance "social" section, "gaming" section, etc. I actually enjoy a lot of the non sex related discussions.
EXACTLY. There are different sections in the forum for non-related sex topics. I personally like having other topics to talk about.
05/21/2012
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
With so many Posts and Discussions started by people that are unrelated to SEX or the adult industry, is this forum turning into a Facebook type of website or blog? Some people honestly acknowledge that what they start doesn't have anything to do ... More
That's why Eden changed it from a 'sex' forum to a 'community' forum...maybe you weren't here yet when the change happened.
05/21/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by Ryuson
There are PARTS of the forum that are just about sex, and there are also parts just about social and the review program and such. If you just want to see something specific don't chill on the main page, but rather in the subforums.

I ... More
...and this one time, at band camp... LOL

That's a good way of putting it Ryuson!
05/21/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I'm going to agree with everyone else when I say that the reason behind having specific sections of the forum is that all users can browse what they're interested in. While I enjoy the sexually-related parts of the forum, I also love the non-sexual ones!
05/21/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
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Originally posted by mama2007
i agree with you. I enjoy getting to know other contributors/mentors/a dmins through other talk other than sex toys and such; of course i enjoy that talk too and polls.
exactly. it doesn't matter how much of a part sex toys play in our lives, it's not the entirety. If the forum wasn't split into so many forums, I'd agree it's off topic, but in social? no. this always seemed like the catchall forum where almost everything under the sun is applicable.
05/21/2012
CuddleWhore CuddleWhore
I enjoy the variety.
05/21/2012
Peggi Peggi
I actually appreciate the forums more because it isn't just about sex or sex toys. I can express myself freely here, get opinions on other things, pick up on cool ideas, and I LOVE the clubs that Eden hosts like the cooking club! I've gotten some great recipes and even some new favorite shows because of the forums. I love the variety
05/21/2012
Feisty Feisty
i like the variety of topics that are discussed.
05/21/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I also, like that social threads can be started...I mean, they are all in "sections" that appear with each title...so just ignore all the ones in "social" "tv, books" etc if they really bother you.

It seems overwhelming that the majority of the community likes the social aspect.
05/22/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
The only time it bugs me is when people post a topic that should rightfully be in a different subforum. Otherwise, I'm perfectly fine with talking about things aside from sex.
05/22/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by Peggi
I actually appreciate the forums more because it isn't just about sex or sex toys. I can express myself freely here, get opinions on other things, pick up on cool ideas, and I LOVE the clubs that Eden hosts like the cooking club! I've ... More
The variety really makes the forum welcoming to everyone. I agree.
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by Ansley
So, are you trying to say that this forum should be strictly sex-related and we should not foster socializing threads that help us get to know one another better and facilitate the feel of a community?
I think that you're right Stormy. I agree that there ARE some things that are a bit overkill. But, I think that getting to know the members within the community is awesome. You can see polls and discussions that show what kind of age groups there are, what folks like and dislike, who are we as people in general on a day to day basis. That is what makes this community A COMMUNITY. Somethings that are posted are just nonsense and might be point farming, but some polls and discussions are types that require some sort of feedback and create actual discussions. We help each other solve problems in our day to day lives, things with our kids, parents, friends and family. Some people post about personal things that maybe we can't talk about with family or friends-but we still need answers. Beings that we can remain "anonymous" here, its easy to put our problems out there because no one knows who we REALLY are in R/L and there is very little retaliation or drama caused within our R/L.

So, I think in a way, yes this has become a "facebook" type setting, but that is what the "Social" section is for. To be SOCIAL lol.
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
I think that you're right Stormy. I agree that there ARE some things that are a bit overkill. But, I think that getting to know the members within the community is awesome. You can see polls and discussions that show what kind of age groups there ... More
On another note, when I first came here, I was posting things in social that were all totally sex related. I started to think "Man, I don't have anything really else to talk about in that area" or maybe it was becoming too dull for me to just talk about sex or adult related things. When I started to realize that I can talk about whatever I pleased, it allowed me to open up more and gave me more things to discuss here. Somethings that I posted, I realized that I was getting very helpful tips on, and it was great.
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
The only time it bugs me is when people post a topic that should rightfully be in a different subforum. Otherwise, I'm perfectly fine with talking about things aside from sex.
I'm guilty of this, Sorry Rin. lol. Sometimes though, I am not sure WHERE to post it. Sometimes my discussion topics may fit into several different topics and its hard to know WHERE they would best be suitable to be posted. Sorry about that!
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
I'm guilty of this, Sorry Rin. lol. Sometimes though, I am not sure WHERE to post it. Sometimes my discussion topics may fit into several different topics and its hard to know WHERE they would best be suitable to be posted. Sorry about that!
Problem is, I know that several different topics or sub topics are not visited often. Here in "Social" everyone is here mostly. If I post to something that has very little posted to it, or something that isn't often visited, then my question might not get answered for a week or so, or at all. So its hard to know where to post
05/22/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I don't see a huge issue with it considering there are sub sections of the forum for topics unrelated to sex. For instance "social" section, "gaming" section, etc. I actually enjoy a lot of the non sex related discussions.
Me too. I LOVE that we can talk about anything (well pretty much anything) here. I'm a big people person so I'm happy to see just posts about everyday life. I love the sex stuff, but you can only ask and discuss SO much sex before it becomes the same ol' questions over and over again. If there were only sex-talk, we'd be repeating the exact same things everyday. Most of my talking here is not sex related. That's because all sex talk has been done. I highly doubt there's a thread about ANYTHING sex that has not been created here. Sure I adore those talks so much, but I like everyday talk and advice talk and just daily happenings. It makes it easier to get to know the other contributors and share. I also think it's a really good way to work on our social skills. For instance, I don't have "girl talk" with any of my female friends and most people here are easy going so talking about whatever is on your mind really allows me to see contributors as more than just a screenname. I am usually glad that they want to share some of themselves and put themselves out there.

As for the same darn vague, everyday "what's your fav color" or "what's your fav position?" questions, I am so bored and tired of seeing millions of them everyday. Still, the social section has actually brought me very close to some of the lovely people here. What would I do if we weren't allowed to discuss books, sex and pets here?! I'd go crazy. I like it. I think it gives personality, uniqueness and variety to the community and to me, being able to relate and form relationships (even if it's just a simple messaging relationship) is kind of important.

Point farming is a different story. That is kind of disgusting. If someone has something to say and puts an effort to go into SOME kind of detail about it, that's great. But "what's your fav color?" is point farming when it's been asked a million times.
05/22/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
While I like talking about sex, I could not and would not do it all the time. Just imagine only talking to your friends about the stars every day, there is only so much to say.

I for one would not be around much if it was a sex only forum.
05/22/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I have to admit that even though I've been on Eden a long time I haven't really made any friends. =[ I like to lurk in the forums and read a lot but not always say anything. I've been trying to be a little more social around here. I think as long as the thread is in the right category I don't care how simple it is or if it has nothing to do with sex at all. I think it's fun for people to hang out and enjoy Eden to the fullest. We don't always have to talk about sex or toys. I don't think it's like facebook at all.

I like seeing new threads and polls every night because it keeps things interesting!
05/22/2012
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