Why is Topix Viewership Shrinking?
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#1340 Jan 11, 2014
I think Topix would get more views by forcing people to respond instead of using those god awful icons. They remind me of childish kindergarten stickers. Seriously, they don't really serve any real purpose. Please, force viewers to comment on a post they like or don't like, instead of using an icon. Come on Topix - away with the icons!

“I looked, and behold,”

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Since: Aug 08

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#1341 Jan 11, 2014
60s chic wrote:
I think Topix would get more views by forcing people to respond instead of using those god awful icons. They remind me of childish kindergarten stickers. Seriously, they don't really serve any real purpose. Please, force viewers to comment on a post they like or don't like, instead of using an icon. Come on Topix - away with the icons!
Or at least don't make them anonymous. Kind of like on facebook you can see who likes a post of yours.

FTW Yall

“"Trust no one"”

Level 1

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#1344 Jan 11, 2014
60s chic wrote:
I think Topix would get more views by forcing people to respond instead of using those god awful icons. They remind me of childish kindergarten stickers. Seriously, they don't really serve any real purpose. Please, force viewers to comment on a post they like or don't like, instead of using an icon. Come on Topix - away with the icons!
Or if they showed the full scope of the icons instead of just 3 at a time. At least then it would show the complete picture.

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#1345 Jan 11, 2014
I left topix about 3 1/2 years ago because I got tired of all the bashing back and forth. Decided to come back and couldn't get back with my old handle/nick. Deciding to give it another try, hoping that all the bullshit has disappeared.
Krypteia

Gloucester, UK

#1346 Jan 11, 2014
Yep,I'm off decided about five minutes ago.Cheerio all..
beatlesinthebog

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#1347 Jan 11, 2014
Krypteia wrote:
Yep,I'm off decided about five minutes ago.Cheerio all..
You get right back...we need all the bullshit possible (and your humour !)

“Vintage 1949”

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

lightly salted

#1348 Jan 11, 2014
Krypteia wrote:
Yep,I'm off decided about five minutes ago.Cheerio all..
...GMG's gonna come unglued...
Somebody

Mason, OH

#1349 Jan 11, 2014
anonymous ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>For some weak-minded individuals, the icons are all they have. If one cannot defeat a Ferrerman (for example) in keyboardal kombat, the only alternative is to express one's sorry self via an avalanche of disparaging icons. This is very disconcerting but, Topix foolishly sees it as a form of expression and- oddly- an enticement to post more as some folks do get upset by the icons.
^^^ Has no LIFE...^^^
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#1352 Jan 11, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Or at least don't make them anonymous. Kind of like on facebook you can see who likes a post of yours.
That would be an option. Probably would greatly reduce the number of false icons. The trolls and disgruntled posters wouldn't want their name exposed. I personally think it would be better just to get rid of them. It seems when you have a difference of opinion on some of these threads, someone doesn't like being opposed. What a shame. That shows how narrow minded and immature they are. At least the icons are colorful, lol.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#1353 Jan 13, 2014
Why is Topix Shrinking?
"WE" all are, I use to be 5' 11"
now I'm 5' 10 1/2".

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#1354 Jan 13, 2014
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Why is Topix Shrinking?
"WE" all are, I use to be 5' 11"
now I'm 5' 10 1/2".
People could "shrink"...but that's because the cartilage absorbs less (like a sponge)...

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#1355 Jan 13, 2014
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be an option. Probably would greatly reduce the number of false icons. The trolls and disgruntled posters wouldn't want their name exposed. I personally think it would be better just to get rid of them. It seems when you have a difference of opinion on some of these threads, someone doesn't like being opposed. What a shame. That shows how narrow minded and immature they are. At least the icons are colorful, lol.
or if you garner a jerk's attention..sigh

I'm not sure that viewership is shrinking, perhaps changing, but there seems to be no shortage of postings or posters
A noted pundit

Medinah, IL

#1356 Jan 13, 2014
Topix has never been better!

That's a shame.
A noted pundit

Medinah, IL

#1357 Jan 13, 2014
I like to think that the person in charge of IMMEDIATELY iconning my posts gets paid to do this. That's sad enough but, if it's just a labor of love, that's sadder.
Extruded plastic dingus

Groveland, CA

#1358 Jan 13, 2014
Topix has become that poodle-poop with the white fuzz on it in the corner of the backyard, where nobody goes.

Spotted Girl

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#1359 Jan 13, 2014
Extruded plastic dingus wrote:
Topix has become that poodle-poop with the white fuzz on it in the corner of the backyard, where nobody goes.
Yeah, but other dogs eat it up.

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#1360 Jan 14, 2014
NotaGoth wrote:
<quoted text>
People could "shrink"...but that's because the cartilage absorbs less (like a sponge)...
Just for the record, I'm a doc....I couldn't help but put an offtopic response....
Anonymous

Jackson, MO

#1361 Feb 13, 2014
Chilli J wrote:
Topix appears to have chosen to pursue a purposeful, systemic process of corporate suicide. Chris T, or someone else high in the food chain became bored, got distracted, cranked up the greedy dial, and/or took a long power nap, after directing the staff village idiot to revise their Mission Statement and Procedures.
To finish a site off, you'd start a silly game, push it hard, then decide to shut it down; add invasive, multiple, annoying pop up ads; hire Mods who show blatant favoritism toward some posters and who almost certainly missed that optional training on poster's First Amendment Rights. Mission Accomplished? LOL
Well done, Topix? The next time I'm here, I expect the OB viewer count to be a whopping 14. I also fully expect this post and possibly this account to go away soon.
Could you be a bit more specific, Chilli J?

**chuckles, grins ... now laughing

***wonder what Topix has in mind to turn things around,... around here.

I think the place is alright all in all and contrary to what many think, some of the ads are decent.

“Sing a song of 6 pence”

Level 7

Since: Jun 12

Pocket full of wry

#1362 Mar 24, 2014
Here's an idea. Change the name of off beat forum to weird and make a new forum named off beat.
The new forum will have all the cool stuff the people on what is now named the weird forum have been asking for or suggesting for years.
Now to top that make the new cool offbeat forum require a separate sign in. Add linkage to your personal social sites like face book.
And to make sure the other foot is in the grave, give no links at all to the old forums of topix. The off beat and politix are in a whole other world from the original site.:'/

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#1363 Mar 24, 2014
She said this too!
Spotted Girl wrote:
All the time, nonstop.

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