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KYMonarchist

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It used to be that the forum largely went inactive on the weekends, presumably because everybody was out having fun or something. But now I'm seeing increasingly long stretches of time, sometimes lasting for days, where nobody posts at all here. Along with that, several of our bigwigs haven't been posting for months. DavidV, Ponocrates, Peter, and even royalcello and Ethiomonarchist all haven't posted since March/April or, in the case of the latter two, show up and post a flurry only briefly. Heck, even I've done that!

Also, I'm literally the only person to have posted here since May 28th I think. That's...not good.

What's going on, and, what can we do to get this place active again?
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I'm pretty sure Theodore is on holiday in the Isles at the moment, and for everyone else maybe the bickering got to them, or more likely they have other things to do. For me all the interesting topics have been done already and I have a Monarchist organization to run.
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I have been busy of late myself. These things go in cycles. This is a specifically monarchist forum, largely for monarchist themed discussion. Whilst it is a topic I find fascinating, it is not perhaps of the sort that will get dozens or even hundreds of people commentating and making threads each day, as more broadly themed political forums will. That is how you increase participation: broaden the topics being discussed, and especially discuss topical current affairs. But I doubt that is what Theodore or many of the users of the forum (including myself) is especially looking for, as much as some of us sometimes comment on such issues here. Activity is probably better than no activity, but not all activity is equal.
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I sure hope not. I was going to post a reply to a thread about a week or so ago(I forgot which one) but I decided not to for some forgotten reason.

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maybe the bickering got to them


I didn't get into all that much on here, and I tried to avoid that for the most part, but it had disillusioned me a little from monarchism as an ideology, though I am am still a stauch supporter of monarchy as an institution. When things get ideological that it becomes rather difficult to separate our movement from those who oppose it, then we have a big problem. Then, it is just another ideology.

Not saying that about you by the way, but just in general, I think that the movement is doomed if it becomes entrenched in petty ideological disputes about this or that element of the institution. It will be scarcely any different from Trotsky and Lenin.

Anyway, maybe if I finally got around to posting those promised pictures of Armorial du Pays de Luxembourg, morepeople would get back onto the forums. Just kidding, but seriously, I need to do that! It's a great book!

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It's winter time for me and I am fighting a pretty strong urge to totally hibernate, that and my computer has picked this time of the year to play up 'merry hell' and has cut down my on-line time drastically.
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I forget to go to the offtopic sections, sorry.

I check the site every day otherwise but there was barely any news so I didn't have much to coment on.
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I've had exams. Those have kind of taken priority over everything else in my life recently. I'm still here and will probably comment more often now that I'm on my summer break.
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Also I make my best to post but there's not much enthusiasm for some of the topics I cover so I'm less motivated : P
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I don't think that this forum is dying, as some of the monarchists (including me) have been visiting it occasionally. I still have a lot of questions for other monarchists to answer, regarding various topics that concerns Monarchy and Royalty, as well as some of my ideas and strategies on eradicating the very Republican ideology for good and strengthening the Monarchist ideology for the better to achieve all the successful restorations of worldwide Monarchies. [wink]
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I've been busy, but hope all is well with everyone.
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Welcome back Ponocrates![biggrin]
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Thanks KYM and it's good to hear from you too.
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I know that I became less interested in posting on this forum due to its fixation on constitutional monarchies and the strong tone of political correctness and Anglophilia.  I am a monarchist because I believe in the natural order as explained by natural philosophy and supernatural revelation, whereas, by contrast, it seems that a lot of people are "monarchists" because of an attachment to bygone norms of aesthetics and etiquette (mostly XIXth and early XXth century) or else due to being ardent Anglicans.  I have been busy as well, of course.  But who wants to post on a forum where every conversation goes back to how much we should love the House of Windsor and apologise for the Catholic Church ?  Usually Anglophiles… and that's about it.  I still drop in from time to time to see the news or else check some genealogical question I have, but with the strong consensus that sets the tone here, I have less incentive to post much.  I saw that some "neo-reactionaries" started posting, though, so that is refreshing in a way.
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Bets will now be taken on how long it will be before Contra is no longer with us due to that execrable insult against the forum owner and, for that matter, most of the forum members.
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Bets will now be taken on how long it will be before Contra is no longer with us due to that execrable insult against the forum owner and, for that matter, most of the forum members.


What insult ?  Theodore would probably agree with me that his primary attraction to monarchism is based on historical norms of aesthetics and etiquette, as well as some political philosophy and common sense, of course.  But he is outspoken about how the arts appeal to him.  I mean, after all, he's a professional concert musician.  And that's just not why I am a monarchist.  For me, religion, natural philosophy, and ethics are primary -- everything else follows from that.  So, I am not much of a fan of current constitutional monarchies, which do not align with what I love about monarchy.  Others think that they are fine.  You can interpret that as an insult if you want, but that's your own affair.

As for how every conversation seems to go to loving the House of Windsor and apologising for the Catholic Church -- that might be a bit of an exaggeration.  But some of the forum rules do constrict the conversation a bit too much for monarchists of my background.  And, based on my own beliefs about various thrones (beliefs which are well-known here and which it is against the rules to argue for in earnest), it became increasingly difficult to have a discussion about the facets of monarchy that interest me without being waylaid into a heated digression.

Anyway, like I said, I am still a member and intend to continue being a member.  I have posted less because I saw the forum as a less welcome environment for my understanding of monarchy than it once was.  It's too bad, but it is what it is.

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