Lately I've noticed a change in the community feel of this website.
The site overall doesn't feel as "open" socially as it once was.
It seems like users rarely "friend"/"follow" each other,
more users lock their profiles to not allow other users to send them private messages,
and whenever 'small talk ' such as a casual joke or lighthearted humor, is ignored or given a generic "haha" or generic emoticon such as ":-P".
I remember back when I first joined back in 2010 the community feel of GaG is what drew me in.
Users would be so comfortable with each other that they would exchange phone numbers, instant messaging contact info, etc.
Now this site doesn't have that feel anymore.
It feels more...impersonal and transient currently.
...or maybe my experience recently on this site is an outlier to the average experienced GaG user.
To everyone (new users, experienced users, admins)...do u feel that this site has a strong "community " feel currently?
To the admins...is a more transient and less personal/community feel what you were going for in this new GaG version or is this just coincidence?
Feel free to vote on the poll and reply as much as you like.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, definitely. I joined with my first account back in 2010 also. The site had a mucg different "feel" back then. A lot of the familiar faces have left and it seems as if less people actually care about giving good, though-out responses as before.
Less users are willing to interact and get to know other users also. I still think of this site as a community but it's definitely different than it used to be. When the new version launched is when it lost a lot of that in my opinion. I miss the older users who have left and the more personalization and community "vibe" that the old version gave.3
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