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Molosserdogs.com at the Crossroads

As I consider the history of molosserdogs.com and the expense and effort that has gone into developing and maintaining the site, I have to now make a decision of whether to keep it going. We have some loyal members who visit frequently but I am aware the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have taken the majority of members away from community sites like this one.

Over the next few weeks, I will discuss the future of this site with a few friends of MD and then decide if I archive it and shut it down.  When we consider the negligible level of activity and postings it makes it difficult to continue to justify the expense and time to maintain the site.

If you have a comment on whether the site should remain active and online please post it now.

Also, if there is enough activity (forum post, articles, blogs, photos, etc) to justify the presence on the web, that may help in the decision.

Best regards,

Gary

MD Admin

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    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    Dylan Thomas 1914-1953
     
     
    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
     
     
  • As you know....I shut down mine many years ago, as well as most of the other dog forums. I hate social media for content, so difficult to research anything. I love MD, but fully understand...Whatever your choice is, I'm here for you guys!

    • Thanks Jess.  Yep, I know about neo owners site and mastinimayhem.  I am thinking that keeping MD running is probably the way to go.  Soon I will send out a message to members asking for some help with the content and activities.  It seems that we could get some involvement and activities going. 

      One idea I have is for some members to make groups for their kennels or their breeds and encourage some friends to participate in their groups on here.  It will help with some members joining and some activities.

      Difficult to compete with FB, Insatagram, Twitter etc... so that is not the goal.  Just to provide a good place to discuss our dogs.  More to come as this shakes out.

    • Thank you all for your comments.  Decision coming in a couple days. looking good so far.

      • Thank you all for your comments on this important subject.  

        I have decided to keep the site going for the foreseeable future. Will also start a campaign to get more activities going by engaging with the large social media platform.  You can help by sharing this link in any dog related topic or post on Facebook 

        http://molosserdogs.com/modules/?r=facebook_connect/login_form

        This link will directly login anyone who is logged into Facebook on their phone or computer. Thank you for your support and consideration. 

         

         

        Best regards,

        Gary

      • We are good for another year as I just paid for the dedicated server. Yeahhh.. Lets so how things go moving forward.
        Considering the activities of Facebook and how they treat their members' information I thought for sure we would see a few more dog lovers over here.
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