Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: Aug. 05, 2011, 8:41 am
Just a periodic bump up, to welcome back our members who peek in via log-on and post or augment or enjoy the site by active posting and participation.
Howdy! Nice to see you!
A special thanks to our Moderators who return back and augment or add newsy things to their Forums that they Moderate. We appreciate it! Our members are still logging on, and anything you add helps all of us know more about Disney. Many thanks, a tip of the ol' chapeau, mercy beaucoup, and gracias all around to you!
Thanks to the members who are adding new information (such as a recent post in the Fort Wilderness Campground Forum about the list of August 2011 movies they show at the campfire there). Thanks! "Each one help one" is a part of the member community culture here, it's always set our site apart from others. Your help and thoughtfulness towards your site mates is appreciated! Thank you so much!
Due to the work involved in admitting new members and kicking out and blocking incasing numbers of overseas spammers, Rich has elected months ago to no longer admit New Members to Disney Echo. So the member base we have right now is "it".
There are some Forums locked to non-logged on lurkers, for the protection and privacy of our registered members. But many Forums are still viewable by anyone wanting to click around. I hope the postings here entertain and inform our Guests and help them plan great Disney vacations or enhance generally being a fan of Disney.
However, in an increasingly Facebook-Twitter kind of a world, where you can join those sites and tailor your experiences there, and also subscribe to many Disney-originated news feeds and Disney fan site and Disney news site news in-flows, even set your E-mail inbox to receive Disney-keyword daily feeds from Google News, it's easy to get Disney info delivered to you from a variety of means. Joining fan sites such as Disney's own D23 can sent a wealth of info enough to keep any Disney fan twitterpated (Thumper's word in "Bambi") ! The Daily Disney Blog at Orlando Sentinel.com and the Around Disney Blog at Orange County Register can keep you abreast of news about American Disney theme parks goings on, including if there are accidents, deaths, injuries, announcements, revealing news, etc.
With the outflow of activity by our member community towards alternative ways of getting Disney fan online social interaction plus Disney news and information, it's just a reality of life something I've observed since my first days of being on the Internet at all and as a Disney fan on the Internet starting back in the early 1990's: The Internet is a migratory, changing place, always moving towards the next big thing, and as technology improves Disney fans naturally migrate to technologically current or tech forward means of socializing and learning info they need to plan vacations, be bigger ever more ardent fans, get bang for their Disney bucks, meet like-minded others, etc. Rich is fine with it, so am I. Since the 1990's when we first started being online Disney fans the constant thing about the Disney fan community online is that it's always changing and moving. It is what it is, it's just a routine part of life online.
Where my heart goes out are the sometimes logging on site members who don't realize the migratory trends of the Internet and who'll ask by posting here "Does anyone know if... about.... whether..... I don't know...." type Disney questions, generally about traveling to WDW but could be about other things. Or current members who log on only a couple of times a year posting niche subject matters they've always liked, and who might wonder where the fellow friends they used to interact with have gone. Activity here goes up and down, sometimes perking up, sometimes real slow. I just want to reach out, hug and offer....
If you log on and notice less activity I attribute it to general migration towards Facebook, Twitter, sometimes people just plain move on in online life, or they find other Disney fan sites or fan sites of various subject matters that float their boats more. It's normal. It's OK.
How to deal with it and make it work for you:
In "each one help one" Disney Echo positive can-do spirit, I earlier this year came up with the various sites, sources and techniques that I would use to answer those "Does anyone know...."-type questions. It worked for me in many years of answering Disney questions on Disney Echo, it can work for you.
At this link scroll to the final posting of the page. This Topic at the link is locked, so the posting is easy to find. In the Quote Box are my suggestions for places or guide books to either do keyword searches or buy the books or otherwise bookmark and remember them for future trip planning or Disney fanship enhancement or ongoing Disney news. It works.
Sorry it can't be personal service as in the past.
Thanks for stopping by! It is appreciated! The present state is what it is. We appreciate when our Moderators and member log in, post, or post info or help out and from the heart, truly, very much, say "Thanks!" But the Quote Box at the link is your "key to the Magic Kingdom" for anything Disney you may wonder.
And remember: If you are doing business with Disney by buying park tickets, staying at their hotels, dining at their eateries, buying merchandise and services, booking travel..... Ask Disney some of your questions! Directly! Pick up the phone and just ask them even the minor questions. If it means you'll know what you need to know to have a great trip.... If you're spending money with Disney, ask them!
Take good care, enjoy visiting Disney Echo today, and I hope this helps.