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Post by anjsmiles Angie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:26 pm

DF is no longer the active place it used to be. I have decided to cancel my membership here. There are many of you here that have been wonderful friends but those of you who care to contact me can find me on Facebook. I no longer enjoy being on this site since it changed. I canceled my membership here but it looks like I am paid up til next September so I will be able to log in until then. I hardly ever post here any more and seems many others do not either. Hugs to you all and look me up on Facebook or IM.

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Post by Suzanne » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:31 pm

Hey Angie. I just realized it’s been three weeks since I’ve been on here too. I used to come here several times a day and share lots of things but there is always and end to everything at some point. I’m not really enjoying it much either. I’m not really enjoying sharing any thing as much as I used too. I just post my dolls on my Facebook page. I still love painting them and my dolls as much as ever. But I’m happy keeping it to myself now! Lol. I’ll find you on FB if we are not already friends.

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Post by anjsmiles Angie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:02 am

Thank you for commenting Suzanne. It does make me sad but since the board changed to this wonky format it seems to waning even more. I think many have moved on over to FB and Instagram (which I haven't yet really gotten into).

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My FB nursery page: https://www.facebook.com/AngieJones2004/

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Post by Mikki » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 am

I'll miss you and all your postings...take care.
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Post by Annette » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:25 pm

Such a shame to see you leaving too. :( If we all stop posting, Steve is going to shut it down. :(
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Post by georgeanne » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Sad to see you leaving Angie I have gotten so used to the new format that it is easy for me and not irritating as it is for some. I was a big time user of FB, but I really don't like it at all, too much garbage and drama so I post only occasionally now. I love DF and will never leave. I miss seeing all the beautiful reborns, well actually any dolly of any type is always a pleasure to see for me. Wishing everyone well who has left and is leaving I miss you all so much and appreciated each of you and always will.
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Post by tuckerk » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 pm

Angie, Sorry to see you leave, I love seeing your darling babies...………..I don't do Facebook at all...………….I am trying to get more time to post more on Dollfan…………..I have been very busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hugs, Kathy

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Post by judyismyname » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:06 pm

Hi Angie, I don’t know you well but I do agree with you . Sad to see you leave but this is the trend that seems to be since the BIG format change. I think it has alienated a lot of members and drove people away instead of creating a better site to navigate.
It has really been sad to see long time members and dolly friends disappear.
I find it just one more step in the great technological advances that has driven people further apart.
What was once a tight knit dolly family community has become lost in a tangle of internet confusion.
Very Sad :(

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Post by Barbydoll » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:19 pm

Sorry to see you are leaving, Angie!
I always loved seeing your beautiful babies, too!
I am not that much into Facebook.
Though I know a lot of people have gone there.
I have met so many wonderful people here on Doll-Fan!!!
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Post by Dion » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:43 pm

:( I am sad to see so many people leaving. I think that if you stay on the Forum side of things, it isn't that much different from the old site. It looks pretty much the same to me. If everyone stops posting, this place IS going to die. I think that would be very sad. DF will be what we make it to be. If everyone would post and try really hard to make it a fun, happy and exciting place to be, it could be the old DF that we all knew and loved. It takes EVERYONE helping to bring it to life again, though. To those who never join in, we value you and your opinions, and would love to see your dolls, too. If you want to share your dolls, but can't post pictures, there are a lot of us that will help you. I would encourage everyone to stay and help bring this place back to life again. We could do it if everyone makes the effort. Please stay and help us!

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Post by anjsmiles Angie » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm

As it is right now my membership does not end til next September so I am around for now but I did end the auto renew in PP so it won't renew unless I change my mind. I guess that gives me a year to see how this site is going to go. So far though all I see are sales and high priced silicone babies. Not much actual chatting goes on here for fun any more it seems. I have quit posting much myself too because it just seems like not many respond any more.

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Post by georgeanne » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 pm

anjsmiles Angie wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm
As it is right now my membership does not end til next September so I am around for now but I did end the auto renew in PP so it won't renew unless I change my mind. I guess that gives me a year to see how this site is going to go. So far though all I see are sales and high priced silicone babies. Not much actual chatting goes on here for fun any more it seems. I have quit posting much myself too because it just seems like not many respond any more.
I hope you renew Angie, maybe this is just a cycle for DF and things will pick up. I need to post pictures more, just so many things have happened in the last few years my life has been consumed with sadness but I do not want DF to end so I will try to be better from now on, although I have the flu at the moment and feel like I was run over by a mack truck and then it backed over me gleefully and squished me flat. :lol:
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Post by HushabyeMargie » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:01 pm

DF used to be the first thing I checked in the morning and the last I checked at night. It hasn’t been like that in a very long time. Changing the format did not seem to make DF any easier to operate. I don’t really get the reason for the change because all the old-fashioned qwerks are still there. I have no idea how to post pics on here. FB is a quick upload. Why can’t DF be like that?

Sorry to hear you are leaving, Angie, but, to be honest, I would be already gone if I could remember to cancel my subscription.

And that’s the longest post I have made in a couple of years.
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Post by anjsmiles Angie » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm

HushabyeMargie wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:01 pm
DF used to be the first thing I checked in the morning and the last I checked at night. It hasn’t been like that in a very long time. Changing the format did not seem to make DF any easier to operate. I don’t really get the reason for the change because all the old-fashioned qwerks are still there. I have no idea how to post pics on here. FB is a quick upload. Why can’t DF be like that?

Sorry to hear you are leaving, Angie, but, to be honest, I would be already gone if I could remember to cancel my subscription.

And that’s the longest post I have made in a couple of years.
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Post by MonicaW » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:00 pm

I hear what you are saying. I have been on dollfan since it was one page and not many people. I often think of those as the good old days. At one point it was so busy on here I couldn’t keep up. I didn’t know who was who. I lost track of all the different artists. Back then I knew everyone and every artist. 20 years later and here I am still. I made such wonderful friends here!!! Friends that I have been able to share my love of dolls with but also turn to in times of trouble. Last year I had to sell off most of my doll collection because I needed to get away from my now exhusband. And thanks to the wonderful ladies on here. I was able to move me and my daughter into a safe place. It is confidential. I have permanent order of protection. And sole custody of our daughter. I have many of the people here on Facebook. But I don’t post dolls on Facebook. I haven’t been on here because of my situation but I plan to return with the dolls I did keep and start posting again. Honestly if dollfan ended I would cry. I will be here until the end. I don’t care how many people will be with me. If it is me and just the old timers and Steve keeps it up and running I will be her forever! I love dollfan!!!
So many great memories here. It is not about quantity it is about quality. I see old timers still posting and I love you all!!! And I love everyone that remains on dollfan! Let’s keep it going. I will start posting myself soon!!! Now give me the name of a good place to upload photos because photobucket puts their name across my photo. Big hugs to all the dollfan ladies out there. This place is epic!!

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Post by renee613 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:04 pm

Sorry you are leaving. I also don't get on Dollfan as much. Aside from being busy with life, the new format has been a major turn-off. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. I tend to stay on FB more these days. Hopefully things turn around here.
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Post by Sandis Doll House » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:54 pm

Oh Angie, I hate to see you leave. I reckon I'll be here till Steve shuts doll-fan down.
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Post by Jenny » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:43 pm

I have been pretty absent lately because of my dad having Stage 4 liver and lung cancer, my husband and his health issues ( non cancer related) and grand babies. Life has been busy, but I miss this forum terribly, especially all my friends that I have made on here.

It is really sad that this forum has slowed so, the new forum change has confused me a bit, but once I click on forums I am ok! 😂 I miss everyone posting pictures, stories, prayers and praises! So many have gone to Facebook to sell and with the exception of selling locally on Facebook. I just do not feel comfortable selling on Facebook between of all the horrible stories I have read about. Scammers, charge backs, PayPal claims, fake kits and more! I have enough stress without dealing with that. I know issues have happened on here as well, but this little community of doll lovers is a great family with lots of support.

As someone just posted above saying they remember when dollfan was only one page and it grew from there to become what it once was. It can become that again,but it will take all of us! Share your pictures, your work in progress babies, your prayers, your praises, your babies new and old! Let’s have contest, a random giveaway! But it will take effort on all of our parts, not just one or two of us!

I can not begin to express how much I miss Dollfan! I love dolls and painting them just as much now as I did then.
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Post by LindaBforbabies » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 am

I too was sad at how much this forum slowed down, but, I have had a change of heart..
I would miss being able to come here so much... it is my safe haven to share my love of dolls with
my dear doll family..

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Post by Jenny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:15 pm

LindaBforbabies wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 am
I too was sad at how much this forum slowed down, but, I have had a change of heart..
I would miss being able to come here so much... it is my safe haven to share my love of dolls with
my dear doll family..
Linda, you are so right! 😊
I would also miss this forum, it is like a home away from home in a sense! This forum has been like another branch of family to me. I love the friends I have made from being on here.
We can’t just sit back and expect this forum to be fun to visit, informative, have new posts filled with items for sale, babies, kits, clothing, work in progress babies and more, ladies sharing their babies, nurseries and even their own family pictures,fun games to play, contest to participate in and more. We all have to participate to make it great again!
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