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Post by Afro_Vacancy » 1 year ago

This is a great and brave experiment. I also thought about setting up a new site, but ultimately I was too lazy to do so. In the real world, ideas are cheap, and implementation is what actually has value.

HairLossTalk had a lot of value as a somewhat middle-of-the-road site in terms of ideology. We had a balance of blue pill and red pill thinking, a balance of experience and theory, and a balance of pulling-ability level among the posters. That was helpful, as it provided a niche between the extremism of lookism, and the other extremism of reddit. I've personally wasted years of my life, and suffered a lot, due to the standard advice of "just be confident, just be good", etc.

Unfortunately a lot of good things to an end. I don't know if this site can eventually fill that niche again but I'm willing to help out. It's nice to see some familiar faces here, and if each of us posts here semi-regularly that goes a long way. It would be good if we could get many of the posters who have been banned (not just WhitePolarBear, Rudiger, and HB, but many others) though I'm not sure how one would do so.

In the long-term, for this to be viable even for a few years, it will need to attract new users. I'm not sure how to do that though, and it's not a short-term priority. If Admin can attract a respectable audience here, he can consider upgrading the software source, and maybe expanding the site's mission to "Impact of Aesthetics" or something like that.
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Post by Arjen » 1 year ago

You summarized well what drew me to HairLossTalk only a few months back after having only posted in football/soccer forums previously.
I can also relate to you in that while always trying to look after my appearance, I had long enough and all too willingly bought into the lie that women are not as picky when it comes to looks as men. I do disagree that balding is as huge a drawback as many seem to believe, but I’ve clearly developed the view over the last years that your level of looks is defining your league of options. It makes me chuckle bitterly when I hear „As long as he doesn‘t look like an ape and otherwise cool, he‘s fine.“. If anything, it‘s how men work. They are far more generous when it comes to that first hurdle that looks represent.
I myself am a (average looking) man with the pickiness of women, exposed to their standards. Anyone surprised I‘m single at the age of 36? :D

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Post by Afro_Vacancy » 1 year ago

Arjen wrote:
1 year ago
You summarized well what drew me to HairLossTalk only a few months back after having only posted in football/soccer forums previously.
I can also relate to you in that while always trying to look after my appearance, I had long enough and all too willingly bought into the lie that women are not as picky when it comes to looks as men. I do disagree that balding is as huge a drawback as many seem to believe, but I’ve clearly developed the view over the last years that your level of looks is defining your league of options. It makes me chuckle bitterly when I hear „As long as he doesn‘t look like an ape and otherwise cool, he‘s fine.“. If anything, it‘s how men work. They are far more generous when it comes to that first hurdle that looks represent.
I myself am a (average looking) man with the pickiness of women, exposed to their standards. Anyone surprised I‘m single at the age of 36? :D
Did you have a different screen name on HairLossTalk?
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Post by Arjen » 1 year ago

Afro_Vacancy wrote:
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Did you have a different screen name on HairLossTalk?
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Post by kj6723 » 1 year ago

Where are C4L and Bateman? Surprised we haven't seen them on here

@Afro_Vacancy, any attempt/headway on getting in touch with hairblues yet?

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Post by rclark » 1 year ago

Prasille would definitely have something, email, or some address from her.

I hope she shows up.

She would definitely be popular here.

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kj6723 wrote:
1 year ago
Where are C4L and Bateman? Surprised we haven't seen them on here

@Afro_Vacancy , any attempt/headway on getting in touch with hairblues yet?
I contacted Bateman by PM and enthusiastically told him to join us here.

Firstly he told me to calm down, then he said he will join us when he is ready.
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Post by Admin » 1 year ago

I think I reached CopeforLife before but he doesn't seem interested. You guys can try to reach him again if you want.

Good to know that Patrick Bateman will come.

Other than that, macaroni, GoldenMane, bilboswaggins and Abu-Ali Al Forheady (dat username!) should be joining us soon. Other less active members should come too, like JohnT1997 and BalderBaldyBald.

If you know any other valuable posters (even on other forums), don't hesitate to bring them on board.

Too bad that shookwun, JeanLucBB and CaptainForehead have been inactive for a few weeks now. The first two must be out there enjoying their renewed fullhead status. I hope Captain is alright.

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Admin wrote:
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I think I reached CopeforLife before but he doesn't seem interested. You guys can try to reach him again if you want.

Good to know that Patrick Bateman will come.

Other than that, macaroni, GoldenMane, bilboswaggins and Abu-Ali Al Forheady (dat username!) should be joining us soon. Other less active members should come too, like JohnT1997 and BalderBaldyBald.

If you know any other valuable posters (even on other forums), don't hesitate to bring them on board.

Too bad that shookwun, JeanLucBB and CaptainForehead have been inactive for a few weeks now. The first two must be out there enjoying their renewed fullhead status. I hope Captain is alright.
I hope CaptainForehead is alright too, mate. And JeanLucBB of course.
Also.. Are you opposed to me contacting exodus to inform him about your new site?

I wish CopeForLife would come over too.. how could anyone not be interested! This is where the action is now.
The legends on this site, with their volatile personalities is sure to produce some fireworks in the near future.
Not that I encourage this type of thing at all, but seriously, we should all put away our sensitivities to some degree and let freedom of speech play itself out.

God bless the first amendment, WhitePolarBear, and God bless you for continuing with this fine tradition.
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blackg wrote:
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I hope CaptainForehead is alright too, mate. And JeanLucBB of course.
Also.. Are you opposed to me contacting exodus to inform him about your new site?

I wish CopeForLife would come over too.. how could anyone not be interested! This is where the action is now.
The legends on this site, with their volatile personalities is sure to produce fireworks in the near future.
Not that I encourage this type of thing at all but seriously, we should all put away our sensitivities to some degree and let free speech play itself out.

God bless the first amendment, WhitePolarBear, and God bless you for continuing with this fine tradition.
Exodus already knows about this website too, but he hasn't joined yet for some reason.

You can send him a reminder if you want :p.

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kj6723 wrote:
1 year ago
Where are C4L and Bateman? Surprised we haven't seen them on here

@Afro_Vacancy , any attempt/headway on getting in touch with hairblues yet?
It's hilarious that I'm in charge of getting in touch with her.
Anyway, I forwarded the invitation to pas.
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Post by Rudiger » 1 year ago

I saved hb's email somewhere and meant to get it every time I see this thread, it's hopefully on my laptop at home.
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I'm embarrassed to have not realized this on such elegantly succinct terms.

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Post by Admin » 1 year ago

For what it's worth, I created social media pages linking to this website:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Impactofhairlo ... 349357043/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Impacthairloss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactofhairloss.be/

They will be used to promote this website on social media, I don't think they'll be very useful though, I remember how much we all laughed about the 'Log in with Facebook' link on HairLossTalk :p.

But at least it puts this website on the map. If you have alternative Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts on which you don't use your real identity, don't hesitate to like, share and retweet.

And if you're a true warrior, follow them with your real name :twisted: .

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Admin wrote:
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For what it's worth, I created social media pages linking to this website:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Impactofhairlo ... 349357043/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Impacthairloss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactofhairloss.be/

They will be used to promote this website on social media, I don't think they'll be very useful though, I remember how much we all laughed about the 'Log in with Facebook' link on HairLossTalk :p.

But at least it puts this website on the map. If you have alternative Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts on which you don't use your real identity, don't hesitate to like, share and retweet.

And if you're a true warrior, follow them with your real name :twisted: .
You're doing the right thing. Hopefully you get enough traffic to justify an upgrade in a year's time. In the meantime, the best thing that we can do is contribute content. We have a nice nucleus of a community, but it will take a combination of effort and luck.
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Post by Admin » 1 year ago

To help the ranking and visibility of this website, could you guys with a reddit account upvote this post? :)



Thanks!

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