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    Default Beesource going political

    I have been noticing the contents of beesource declining and am spending less and less time on it as many posts are just irritating, now when I log onto this website I am being bombarded with adverts to support the American communist party. This is it for me these limp wristed tech girly men can find someone else to help them raise advertising money as this will be my final posting on this site.
    Johno

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    And just when I thought I had heard every way to say goodbye........
    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    "there must be 50 ways to leave a ..."

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    I moved this thread to the Forum Feedback sub-forum.

    If you just want to rant about some ad you saw, well ..... please yourself I guess.

    If you want to actually stop seeing ads that displease you, the ads I see all have an "Ad Choices" option box in the corner of the ad. Click that!

    beesource.com-Ads-2018.08.11-13-05-01.jpg

    Look for the blue triangle in each of the two ads in the screenshot above. The big banner ad has the blue triangle in the right upper corner, and the smaller ad has the blue triangle in the left upper corner.
    Graham
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    I'd like to see that commie ad..

    Comrade Johno, you need a pi-hole.. https://pi-hole.net/

    I see the paying advertisers on the right side of BS and that's it.
    pi-hole will block all those tracking google, amazon, etc ads.. and malware if you include those sites. for the whole house.
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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    I moved this thread to the Forum Feedback sub-forum.

    If you just want to rant about some ad you saw, well ..... please yourself I guess.

    If you want to actually stop seeing ads that displease you, the ads I see all have an "Ad Choices" option box in the corner of the ad. Click that!

    beesource.com-Ads-2018.08.11-13-05-01.jpg

    Look for the blue triangle in each of the two ads in the screenshot above. The big banner ad has the blue triangle in the right upper corner, and the smaller ad has the blue triangle in the left upper corner.
    Perhaps you missed the two sources of johno's irritation:
    I have been noticing the contents of beesource declining and am spending less and less time on it as many posts are just irritating, now when I log onto this website I am being bombarded with adverts to support the American communist party.

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    I noticed a uptick in the faux amazon malware for a bit, so I’ve been dumping cookies after that happens. Haven’t gotten anything from the commies yet tho.
    Rod

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    Not seeing the weird ads, all the same I spend less time here. I looked at a couple of the facebook groups but found them dominated by posters who expressed more political views and less about beekeeping. I think I am getting less digitally social in general.
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    I must apologize to the management of Beesource, The offending adds that kept coming up originate from Google and I guess must be paid for by Mueller and his Russians. However I still feel that this forum is declining as most of the commercial and experienced keepers no longer seem to be posting here any longer.
    Johno

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    However I still feel that this forum is declining as most of the commercial and experienced keepers no longer seem to be posting here any longer.
    Johno
    Not sure about declining, but it is true that many of the commercial beeks that did post, now seldom post. I'm thinking they get tired of answering the same questions over and over.......
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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    your last post says a lot about you as a person johno.

    i think we all get frustrated at times with some of the banter here including myself but i've come to accept that's part of it.

    i have noticed less posting in previous years during the busy time of the season and then it seems to pick back up over the winter months.

    from what i can gather the commercials have found other venues for online discussion that meet their needs better than this one.

    the other thing i see is that the number of people viewing the site at any given time is trending up, although that the ratio of members/guests is trending less. a moment ago there were 1233 guests online but only 27 members logged in.

    so those who are contributing and being generous with their knowledge and information are reaching a pretty wide audience; and they can feel good about the fact that they are likely helping other beekeepers by doing so.

    this is especially true with respect to when there is disagreement on a topic, i.e. getting conflicting points of view can helpful when trying to come to a conclusion about this or that.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    Johno I hope you can see your way clear to stay on beesource and contribute to the forum , your provap info was great among other topics that you have weighed in on .

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    Hmm, bee colonies are Communism at its finest, works pretty well for them.
    5 Production colonies, 1 side by side 5 frame nuc for support- 7 working queens is all I want.

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    The cyclic nature of seasonal changes in beekeeping and the questions surrounding them dont bother me. The self proclaimed gurus, no commercials, and the "my way or no way" people that outsqueek the other squeeky wheels have burned me out. And that happens on forums.
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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    Grins I would disagree with you on your statement, colonies are more of an extended family taking care of the families interests and so you find many colonies living in close proximity and they will rob their neighbors at any opportunity so for the colony life is all about themselves. Now the socialist and commies would have all the colonies stuck together in one hive and the proceeds of their labor would be shared out among the leaders of the bureaucracy and in the end only the bureaucracy prospers.
    Johno

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    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    Not sure about declining, but it is true that many of the commercial beeks that did post, now seldom post. I'm thinking they get tired of answering the same questions over and over.......
    It is true that there is not much said that hasn't been discussed at length here previously and I'm sure it gets old constantly linking threads to older discussions but as new users arrive they all seem to encounter the same situations. Yes maybe they should do more research for themselves but the questions seem to be same. Just worded differently. Good knowledgeable and personal, if you will, mentors need to be at the beginning of every new beekeepers journey. I consider myself richly blessed to have contact with a few people who make their living in bees and many more who just love what they do and have done it for many years.

    I should have kept on reading... Squarepeg pretty much finished what was on my mind with some additional numbers which I suspected to be the case.

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    Hey, everyone,

    I'm a pretty new beekeeper and very new to this forum as well. I'm super grateful that this forum exists and that people contribute so much of their experience and wisdom.

    I agree its best to keep the politics out of it. Fedor Lazutin (Russian beekeeper) points out the short-sightedness of when the state gets too involved with beekeeping ("Keeping Bees with a Smile").

    Which is why these online communities are so important. We support each other through what we have learned through our individual choices.

    Heart,
    Thomas
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    My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    Quote Originally Posted by westtnbeekeeper View Post
    It is true that there is not much said that hasn't been discussed at length here previously and I'm sure it gets old constantly linking threads to older discussions ... )
    This site is a tremendous source of info for newbees like me and I too am grateful for the resource. But.... it isn't very search friendly, especially when I'm not familiar with the proper terminology or acronyms. After being around for a while, it's much easier to search and find a thread on a particular topic or problem if I saw it even a year or more ago, simply because I can usually recall something particular to that discussion.

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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    use the google
    go to google.com
    in the search window type site:beesource.com andwhatyou'reserchingfor
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    Default Re: Beesource going political

    The Beesource search process uses the vBulletin [forum software] search, and vBulletin does not index or search for words of 3 characters or less. Soooo .... one cannot search for things like DCA, OAV, DNA, hot, bee ....

    But Google does not have that limitation, so using the keyword "site:" as suggested in the post above is a good alternative. If you want to do that, you must use "site:beesource.com" syntax just like that. Don't forget the colon. The search terms you want to look for can be either behind or ahead of the "site:beesource.com" keyword. So:

    whatyou'researchingfor site:beesource.com

    also works. The results that Google returns will be limited to just Beesource.com links.
    Graham
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