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Do any of you ever try to talk reef on other platforms and social media?
Not anymore. No. i left that other one.. you know... that "central" one back in 2005. Threads that would go off-topic almost immediately, bickering and trolls trolls trolls! i heard that they've gotten better and have pretty strict rules about that now, but i wouldn't know for sure. i haven't been back there in 15 years. i occasionally look at my local reef club's forum, but most of the people on that forum don't post there. They come here instead :) unless they're planning a frag swap or some other kind of get together.
 

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In 2015 when I was getting back in the reefing game, I was looking for information on setting up my current system. I went to different sites, R2R seem to fit. The thing that stood out most was friendliness and Member willing to help without make one feel bad for asking the simplest of questions. I have made some pretty good friend here over the past couple of years, here on R2R that I have never met in person. We talk almost every day in threads or via PM.

When I was asked to become part of the staff, I was and am very honored to extend the help and friendliness that I received when I first became a member. :)
 

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Mainly here and my local club forum as I'm President and webmaster. Also, FB groups only for insight as to which people should be steered clear of. We host frag swaps and such so it's a direct insight to check out vendors and frag farmers.
 
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I joined a few facebook groups but people can be vicious there. Like yes they shouldn't have that hippo tang in the 10 gallon tank but they also don't need a couple dozen people calling them an idiot for it.

Otherwise I think there's a few subreddits I follow but those are mainly just a source of cool photos as opposed to knowledge and such.
 
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No longer on any social media other than this. Sadly I think I’m on at least 4 hours a day. With 3 kids all in multiple sports it’s kind of impressive. Funny thing just noticed is that everyone who has commented in this thread is mostly everyone I always see on.
 

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Well since it’s not private to you then I will proudly show it off! I literally got chills when I opened it and read the letter. It’s priceless to me now!!

Tell the story bro!

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This is what it looked like when I found it then when I cleaned it

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I joined a few facebook groups but people can be vicious there. Like yes they shouldn't have that hippo tang in the 10 gallon tank but they also don't need a couple dozen people calling them an idiot for it.

Otherwise I think there's a few subreddits I follow but those are mainly just a source of cool photos as opposed to knowledge and such.
What I like about R2R is people will help you, not scare you away. Even the best of us have made countless mistakes. My goal is to help people learn from my past mistakes (I’ve made them all!).
 

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I dislike FB groups because they are useless for finding historical information - need to find an answer to a question you know has been asked 100 times? Good luck in a FB group. I know you can search etc - but you are only going to be presented with results that FB wants you to see - or that are replicated to the particular batch of servers or DC you are connected to at that time.

I've previously been involved with a local club - but holy cow, the popularity contests that go on are stupid - and I'm not good at those as I tend to let my minds thoughts fly right out of my mouth or keyboard. I still participate there almost daily and I offer help when I can, or request help when I need it. Ignoring the ignorant and avoiding the narcissists can be tiring at times.

I'm here a fair bit - usually either trying to learn something, trying to buy/sell something, researching something or trying to offer my experiences to someone about something if they ask.

In all reality - I've backed off from R2R lately due to the commercialization (ummm, how many times do I need to be told some random good picture taker is having a live sale this weekend?) and some of the knowledge I've been absorbing as of late has been better on another site.

There is turmoil and nonsense everywhere (including here) and I've let it get the better of me in past days (not here) - one reason I do stick around here is the nonsense is generally shut down pretty quick.
 
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So how did this thread start;)
I was on social media, not a forum. People were really being mean to one another and it got me thinking about how blessed we are to have a place to talk reefs and be safe!

Is that what you are asking?
 
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I dislike FB groups because they are useless for finding historical information - need to find an answer to a question you know has been asked 100 times? Good luck in a FB group. I know you can search etc - but you are only going to be presented with results that FB wants you to see - or that are replicated to the particular batch of servers or DC you are connected to at that time.

I've previously been involved with a local club - but holy cow, the popularity contests that go on are stupid - and I'm not good at those as I tend to let my minds thoughts fly right out of my mouth or keyboard. I still participate there almost daily and I offer help when I can, or request help when I need it. Ignoring the ignorant and avoiding the narcissists can be tiring at times.

I'm here a fair bit - usually either trying to learn something, trying to buy/sell something, researching something or trying to offer my experiences to someone about something if they ask.

In all reality - I've backed off from R2R lately due to the commercialization (ummm, how many times do I need to be told some random good picture taker is having a live sale this weekend?) and some of the knowledge I've been absorbing as of late has been better on another site.

There is turmoil and nonsense everywhere (including here) and I've let it get the better of me in past days (not here) - one reason I do stick around here is the nonsense is generally shut down pretty quick.
Well I for one appreciate you “looking over” the parts of R2R you don’t like and sticking around with us. Past the trees to see the forest type of thing! Thank you!
 
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He can't prove that! His leak and my being at his house just HAPPEN to coincide.
Hahahahahaha no matter what it’s better than any work I would have done on my own... just ask @HotRocks
 
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How often do you have some type of algae issue?

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  • Every Month

    Votes: 37 5.9%
  • Every Few Months

    Votes: 82 13.0%
  • A Few Times A Year

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  • Once A Year Or So

    Votes: 63 10.0%
  • Every Few years

    Votes: 30 4.8%
  • Never.....(are you lying?)

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