Welcome to the new (and now only) Fora!
Started by Myword, March 16, 2023, 06:52:08 AM
Quote from: AJ_Katz on March 19, 2023, 05:34:48 AMNot having Mamselle posting makes the fora look less active in the past two months. It would be interesting to know the stats on how much she posted on here. I post questions as frequently as possible here to try to keep it going.
Quote from: downer on March 19, 2023, 08:38:59 AMIt might be relevant to remember Eigen's post from last year:http://thefora.org/index.php?topic=3191.msg116628#msg116628He asked for someone to take over running the website at some point. Nobody with the relevant skills stepped up.
Quote from: Wahoo Redux on March 16, 2023, 08:54:20 AMI remember a similar question in the old CHE forum after, I believe, 2008 when things turned sour for the first time.At first, we (or at least I) felt part of a community and I was enthusiastic about academia. The CHE fora was a good place to take part in the big conversations going on. I liked getting in debates and pulling pranks (I was not the only CHE member to troll for fun occasionally) and I gravitated toward and learned a lot from the job boards. It was also fun as a grad student and then young academic staff member to listen to the old war stories from the DSMs. Even if the tribe could be pretty touchy sometimes, it was still worthwhile.And now COVID and the demographic cliff a lot of the fun has gone out of academia. It is kind of a depressing place to be. Happy foras may be a thing of the past.Reddit is not bad but it is so huge that one never learns the personalities and the discussions tend to meander + it is a much more difficult ap to read.
Quote from: Myword on March 20, 2023, 07:22:51 AMWell, if each member could post a note on their department web page, or the old-fashioned paper bulletin board if you still have one. Or newsletter, that helps. Just a brief mention of its existence and subforums. Often, those with the most experience, professionally, have less reason to seek or give advice, and the younger ones are uninformed or uninterested to contribute advice or information.
Quote from: Ruralguy on March 19, 2023, 06:48:28 PMHonestly, I feel that our younger faculty, although extremely talented, can take or leave the job, in the psychological sense at least, more readily than me and especially my senior colleagues who have been retiring over the last few years. They seem less agitated by real problems, but I think they are more trained to not let it get to them any more than any other job. Better therapy maybe.