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When did this forum become a Barbara Walters interview?

Moderation used to be way aggressive. Now I'm bombarded with all these one sentence context-free open-ended questions. Does anyone else think this forum has become a pure annoyance? Can it be fixed, or Is it time to resign?

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Cody Musser
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Cody Musser Entrepreneur
Product at FounderTherapy & Organize.org
I agree that you're probably seeing lowest common denominator messages posted here. I wouldn't say I haven't seen a few good questions here-and-there, but my guess is that most meaningful discussion has moved to the specialized public Slack groups that have sprung up recently.
Tom Lemmons
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Tom Lemmons Entrepreneur
Founder - Nimbus, Ltd
That is funny as when I got this post, I was in the notification settings turning off a bunch. I also thought allot of the new discussion were sounding a bit grade schoolish. I think it may be getting time to resign. I originally joined FD for meeting and maybe even finding founders and mentors. It seems like the rules here really made that hard to do with the moderation and such. It now seems like just another social environment with very little real information. Just my 2 cents.
Andrea Raimondi
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Andrea Raimondi Entrepreneur
Computer Software Consultant and Contractor
I don't know. What I know for sure is that when I tried to ask a very specific question about what investors I should approach with a business plan in the dev-tools market, my question was deleted.
Angela Leaney
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Angela Leaney Entrepreneur • Advisor
Founder, The Bespoke CMO. Advisory Board Member & Advisor
Feeling the same way. Tons of "click bait" questions that serve no real purpose, and some amazingly naive offerings thrown in EG how do I run a business? etc. Thanks for saying what I thought. Also - happy to help and increase productive and useful collaboration by always stepping in where I see a problem that anyon needs help with! #BeTheSolution. Signed, helpful & uncynical person
Samik Raychaudhuri
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Samik Raychaudhuri Entrepreneur
Machine Learning on Big Data, [24]7 Inc.
Agreed - irked by questions which should go to Quora instead.
Mark Lee Hunter
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Mark Lee Hunter Entrepreneur
Co Founder at Story-Based Inquiry Associates
Thanks, Cody, for saying what a number of us have felt. The level of discussion isn't really professional a lot of the time. The questions are very general and abstract, and betray a lack of experience. This happened very quickly over the past few weeks. At this point it's noticeable and annoying. Personally, I scan the questions and delete nearly all of them.
Duncan MacTavish
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Duncan MacTavish Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur and Promoter
I agree with Mark Lee Hunter. This happened very quickly over the past few weeks and overnight.
Not sure if Founder recently was introduced into a new market but found myself from following many of my alerts to deleting most just from the questions.
Still some excellent reads but few between.

That said, those giving decent feedback/input , please continue. It is appreciated.

Gary Hasey
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Gary Hasey Entrepreneur
Associate Professor Departments of Psychiatry, Biomedical, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
Would love to resign but dont know how to stop these emails Gary
Tom Cunniff
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Tom Cunniff Entrepreneur • Advisor
Founder at Cunniff Consulting, B2B Brand Consultancy
Yes, and let's do more than complain here. Please, everybody email the site owners and ask for stronger moderation.

When I send mine, it will contain examples of "Barbara Walters" questions. If you can do the same, it will help make our point and guide the moderators.
David Austin
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David Austin Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur
Wish there was a way to thumb down questions at the email, which would also have some intelligence to test a sample of users before sending it out to everybody. Also, it's like people don't even search for an answer and post Qs which where just deeply discussed just recently. Each post should prompt a search for related posts for the asker to review before posting.
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