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  • What is up? No one talking? POST SOMETHING!!!

    This board has slowed down to a crawl. Very little "molecular activity".

    C'mon - post SOMETHING -- if even "good morning what a nice day today in (wherever)"

  • #2
    Well...

    In Nudony news...back in Feb my GF and I went to St Martin. She hesitantly agreed to a trip to Club O. She went topless with some reservations, but met some friendly nudists and overall liked the ambiance at Club O. At the end of the day she finally was convinced to skinny-dip in the ocean. She had much fun swimming nude and ended up strolling with me back to the beach - a first ever for her being openly nude in a public setting. She was actually clothesfree at Club O. for a few moments, but it was enough to call the day a success.

    WELL, we had a talk about our next trip to St Martin last weekend. And she herself mentioned taking Club O. nudity to the next level. She proposed renting a bungalow at the resort for at least one night, and she stated that she was planning on just staying nude at the beach this time! Her statement came as a bit of a surprise to me...I figured we'd go back to St Martin, but nudism would be limited to skinny-dipping again. I had no idea that she'd been thinking about actually socializing nude!

    That's my nudist "event" of the week. Not much; but a great cause of rejoicing to me!

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    • #3
      Perhaps everyone is too busy soaking up the last rays of the late summer and early fall sun????

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      • #4
        OK, in the lurks' life -

        The season has ended at our landed club, although we will be going back on the 16th for the "closing coffee" session. Still, our landed club has an informal non-landed that will hold a few non-nude events over the winter.

        Two other non-landeds - Maine Coast Solar Bares, now has their swim site back again. The facility had been under a purchase agreement, we're told, so the November '15 swim was cancelled - new owners planned to remove the indoor pool. The sale never completed and so the owners invited us back. We're going to miss next week's swim (Oct 2) because we are going to Fenway Park and David Ortiz' retirement ceremony - but we will be there on November 6.

        Naturist New Hampshire has some events but the October 30 one at the country inn in southwest New Hampshire, we're there.

        Going to a party today - at a nudist friend's house but the weather is not conducive to outdoor nudism. Still should be a fun dinner party.

        Planning our nude year's eve - hot tub has a leak, that's gotta be fixed.

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        • #5
          Unfortunately, many of the old regulars from here have moved on. I see several over at TrueNudists. And while that place has more creeps and swingers than I'd like, there are a lot of legitimate nudists, too.

          Not much going on nudity-wise in my life. Didn't make it to any beaches or resorts this year, and I didn't get the kayak out for any nude paddling. OTOH, we continue to be an "incidentally nude" family, my now almost 13 year old daughter is growing up seeing her parents nude almost every day, and she seems to have no hesitation to be nude around the house. So I think we are teaching her that you don't have to ALWAYS wear clothes, sometimes being naked is OK.
          Last edited by jasenj; 09-25-2016, 03:18 PM.

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          • #6
            I created another forum for people to read and/or write stories about naturism and non-sexual nudity. So far I only have one member.
            Visit our forum at: naturistfiction.freeforums.net

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            • #7
              Well, in Evernude's world...enjoying the not so hot days of early fall now. You can open the windows at night to cool the house down, yet it still gets up to 85/90 during the day for good outdoor nude time. Getting ready for pruning the fruit trees, which can be done nude in the morning before the wasps start getting active. The pool is still warm enough to swim in, but not for long. Someday I'm going to build a solar heater for it so we can use it longer. I'm planning out my winter trips to Pirate's Cove, which is the best time to go there. In the summer, it's usually covered in fog all day, but in fall and winter it's clear. Plus, the beach actually faces southwest, which gives you great direct sun all winter, with 75 to 80 degree temps on the beach. It's my go-to place when the Central Valley is cold and foggy for weeks at a time. Otherwise, same old thing...

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              • #8
                We've been extremely busy with grandchild sports activities. Have 5 of them all involved in sports ... we don't have many, if any, weekends to get away to the club, resorts or the beach. Our time for social nudism is limited to the weekdays. Fortunately and unfortunately, the club and beach are quiet. The resort we visited in Palm Springs was sold and is now textile. We get away when we can and we try and get in a visit to the club or beach at least once a week but we do have our own nudist resort here at home and that works for us. We do have nudist friends come and visit so there is that social aspect.


                ​This site will never regain the popularity it once had. To be honest and I'm sure those of you still here remember that before this site crashed, the political threads far outweighed the nudist related threads by about 8-1 ! We lost many due to the political threads and after they left and heard of the crash, they found other places to go and prefer those sites to this one. I tried in fain to curb that political thread trend but was usually overruled by the then Chief Moderator. This site was great ... now, it's just got it's nose above water and that's where I think it will remain for quite some time.


                ​I had to make several attempts to get site Admin to make changes to the Mod abilities. I've yet to get a response but up until this morning, I couldn't delete the duplicate posts. I apparently can do so, now, so I did. I'm fairly certain that I'm the only Mod left here. I can tell you that I, on one hand, am glad that there is a smaller contingent here on CFI and that my need to Moderate is almost non existent and that's fine with me! :-D
                Last edited by FireProf; 09-25-2016, 11:36 AM.

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                • #9
                  I enjoyed the off-topic threads - which included politics, current evens, lots of science stuff and some really awesome humor threads. But I always thought they should be separate from the nudist section so that people who show up for nudist information and discussion weren't overwhelmed by the off-topic stuff. That probably hurt the nudist side at that time, but I don't think it is responsible for the low turnout since the attacks. The forum was just gone for too long, so people found other places to go. And when it came back it was harder to use and so inactive that most didn't bother with it.

                  I just stopped in for the first time in over a week. My internet has been barely working. Found out it was because Microsoft has been downloading the Windows 10 Anniversary update and has been hogging 99% (or more) of my bandwidth (on a 3G connection). Solution: Start/Settings/Network & Internet/Advanced Options/Metered connection set to ON

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                  • #10
                    I read the threads (whenever they pop up) on a semi-regular visit. True, before the "crash", there was much more participation. Before that, as FireProf stated, most of the topics were political in nature. It took away the true nature of this site. There were more political threads than nudist threads, and yes, I did participate in some of those, but once the name calling started, I backed off. But trust me, waaaaaaay before that, there was a lot of mud slinging going on with constant fighting. Once the moderators took over, those fightings vanished, but then came the political topics. This site will never be what it once was, but at least there are some of us "older nudies" that pop in every now and again. It's still an interesting site but I agree, seems like the administration has somewhat backed off. One good thing, there is no more fighting, lol

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Naturist Mark View Post
                      I enjoyed the off-topic threads - which included politics, current evens, lots of science stuff and some really awesome humor threads. But I always thought they should be separate from the nudist section so that people who show up for nudist information and discussion weren't overwhelmed by the off-topic stuff. That probably hurt the nudist side at that time, but I don't think it is responsible for the low turnout since the attacks. The forum was just gone for too long, so people found other places to go. And when it came back it was harder to use and so inactive that most didn't bother with it.

                      ​The separate section for political topics was suggested ... Admin didn't want to do that.

                      ​I received PM's daily to the tune of close to 8-10 ... daily, members asking me to do something about the political threads or they were going to leave. True, many like you, Naturist Mark, partook in those discussions. But what was happening was that a political thread spun off onto another, then another ... soon we had numerous political threads ALL arguing the same topic.

                      ​Trying to merge, delete duplicate threads and curtail the flaming was becoming an every day chore. Frankly, me and Boreas were the only Mods willing to engage. Trying to stay within the perimeters of the TOS and having my Inbox loaded with messages to ban or reprimand members for their views and flaming of other members for their views, was frankly ... a P I T A!

                      ​Very little assistance from Admin and the Chief Mod.

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                      • #12
                        I think on here I was always more of a reader than a contributor. It takes quite a bit to hit a nerve that draws me into a conversation. My original contributions are relatively small in comparison to many others which is ok since I only start a discussion I feel strongly about. I do appreciate the work of just about everyone on here though and welcome the opportunity to converse on things I choose not to discuss elsewhere.

                        As for politics....during the previous election I noticed I was on the acute minority side for so many things discussed and chose not to discuss things I didn't feel strongly enough about to spend my entire day trying to justify. I don't hold politics against anybody, but several seemed to take it exceptionally personal and challenged every divergent opinion or position. It got overwhelming for sure.

                        As for something to talk about, I submit this. My wife and I were at our favorite local club about 2-weeks ago and she noted something rather significant. Since we are not regulars, we have no automatic friends there and usually start out in our own space. Conversations eventually start up, usually with non-regulars, and they always seem to be the same..."we've only done this a few times and man we love this new found sense of freedom." The people at this club are always friendly and welcoming to us and all non-regulars, but they have established friendships and circles can not get so big in my experience. While we love the times we get to spend there, we know we aren't able to be there more often so we don't get involved in too much. So, while we love the place, we are getting tired of the same conversation every time we are there. Just a thought...feel free to discuss.

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                        • #13
                          I can relate ... My wife is somewhat the same way. We get to our club and to the beach as often as we can. We have many interests and when we have free time, we don't always chose the nudist choice. We are also extremely involved with our grandkids. We enjoy going to their sporting events and supporting them in many other ways. We are quite confident in our commitment to nudism and living a nudist lifestyle but it is a lifestyle that comes with boundaries and limitations.

                          ​With that, we might go some time before we visit the club or beach and it takes some people longer to remember that they've seen us there before. Some regulars and residents that we've had conversations with on the pool deck or in the pool will act as if they've met us for the first time and then after several minutes begin to remember things about us and will acknowledge the fact that we've been there before and we've met before.

                          ​It doesn't matter to us if these people acknowledge us or not. We're there to enjoy ourselves and enjoy our time together. If friendships blossom out of the visit, good. If not, no big deal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by usuallylurk View Post
                            This board has slowed down to a crawl. Very little "molecular activity".

                            C'mon - post SOMETHING -- if even "good morning what a nice day today in (wherever)"
                            I kind of know what you mean. When I first joined this forum back in 2005, there were conversations daily and you almost couldn't keep up with the posts. Me, I personally post holiday greetings as you can see. I do admit that I do not post as much as I used to. But I have heard that many former members have possibly gone to other sites or boards for some reason. But what I really notice,if I may say so, is there are substantially fewer female posters here on the forum. I am wondering if they were chased away by either conversations or individuals that made them uncomfortable. If either is true, that is a shame. I certainly do hope that interactions will pick back up because I enjoyed participating back then.

                            Ken Palmer
                            Last edited by Ken Palmer; 10-31-2016, 02:35 PM.

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                            • #15
                              This is cool, usually lurk asks us to post something, and voila.. people start posting!

                              I have an interesting anecdote. We know that nudists can be literally anyone, Based on the 25+ years visiting Cypress Cove and chatting with dozens of people over the years, I assumed the majority of people were pretty much average joes. Not necessarily true.

                              During one visit I was just hanging out in the pool and overheard an interesting conversation that seemed very scientific. I waded over and asked if I could join them and listen. They agreed. As it turned out, the four men were with NASA on the Space Coast. One was a nuclear physicist, another was a PhD in astro physics, one was a medical doctor and the other was one of the assistant space program directors. Who knew? They indicated that each had enjoyed nude recreation for many years. When they asked what I do, I said that I was an artist. The response was.. thats nice too! All in fun. It was just nice to see how our culture incorporates a wide range of people from many walks of life.

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