Posted by DoctorForesight in ramble
I think that ability was removed. It used to be https://ramble.pw/create_forum
DoctorForesight OP wrote
So... now the site just goes stagnant with no new communities?
It's not like there are enough users to fill new communities anyway..
But I'll enable the feature if someone wants to create a new one. I'd leave it open but I'm not around enough to feel comfortable doing it, because people will create dumb shit and post it on other sites trying to get this place shut down.
Last time I pitched the idea for asking for community help running this place, people acted like I was personally inviting spooks to help moderate stuff.
So it's sort of a lose lose from a management perspective. I'd like to see this place be more active but the reality is I'm just one person and run a business and work a regular part time job and try to do that while balancing a normal life.
Yeah, being the guy that runs something like a "free-speech" platform is a losing battle. Old Voat eventually had the admin missing in action completely. But then, not every platform needs to grow to the size of reddit. Though, it would be nice if Ramble had a few users more, so I'm advertising this place where I can.
Thanks. I'll always support free speech, even speech I disagree with. I've looked at replacing Ramble with a new platform entirely, as Postmill is a nightmare to work with and modify. Downside to that is that it wouldn't be possible to import current users and data to the new platform in any realistic fashion without paying someone to develop an import tool but the upside being a site that is more easily adjustable to our needs.
I wouldn't worry too much about migrating things posted. Stuff is mostly ephemeral anyway. If the two sites run in parallel for a while, everyone can just manually repost what they find worthwhile.
Try now. https://ramble.pw/create_forum