Nouvelle formulation RealJock is not gonna work

  • Nouvelle formulation RealJock is not gonna work

    Posted by joeclark on March 8, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    Let’s set aside the endless porno and any and all misuse of RealJock as some kind of dating-site manqué. (At least we aren’t beset by trannies.)

    Two things have doomed nouvelle formulation RealJock. Almost no old-timers have returned – nor should they have, because a network effect is at work here, and living as a kind of eldergay tumbleweed in a landscape dotted by lavender OnlyFans cacti is no kind of existence.

    Sydney Rugby Jock (among the more trenchant observers of gay life in the 21st century) is particularly missed, as are a few of the spikier and more disagreeable old-timers. (Those terms just mean “reliably interesting.”)

    The second fatal flaw flows from the first. With barely anybody here who can string a sentence together and/or who uses this place to do something other than publishing sexy photos of himself, the classic RealJock effortpoast (sic) can never get written. There’s nobody to write it.

    I’ve been online a breezy 31 years (a net negative), and I ran actual Listservs for a decade, and I remember Usenet, and I’ve been on various fora since time immemorial. (Up to and including the now-shitcanned Salo Forum. You have no idea!) Hence I am aware that discussion fora lend themselves to Marxist economic analysis. You the free member are providing “content” for the enrichment of the owners of the forum. There aren’t enough cultured eldergays on this nouvelle formulation to write such content. (And the owners aren’t even breaking even, I expect.)

    Nobody needs another site with sexy photos of wayward young fellas, all of whom could use – just off the top of my head – Sydney Rugby Jock’s advice. Good thing I saved the best of it:

    https://blog.fawny.org/tag/realjock/

    joeclark replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 8 Members · 12 Replies
  • 12 Replies
  • mike_long

    Member
    March 8, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    I agree with you. I was on the old site before the crash and came back in Oct 21. Only found a few of those that I chatted with when I came back. Too many are using this site as a dating site or a way to find that LTR that has eluded them thus far. Then there are those that work their way into asking for money or other “gifts”. Some are using it now to promote their “pay for view” photo business.

  • apparition

    Member
    March 10, 2023 at 2:24 am

    i just blocked like 4 conservatives and the forums disappeared.

    there is nobody here anymore

    • joeclark

      Member
      March 12, 2023 at 12:24 pm

      Proposition: What you are calling conservatives are the only dudes here with anything remotely of interest about them.

      • apparition

        Member
        March 13, 2023 at 10:54 pm

        no, i mean the forums literally just stopped.

        If you block the 4 conservatives, AND metta, there are no updates for days on any of the groups other than pictures.

  • Fixie

    Member
    March 19, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    I haven’t been on this site for 6 years because I was in a relationship for a while so I delete all my social/dating app.. I am sad also with what’s going on. If I remember it correctly, back then it was more than just sexy photos. There were lively discussions that doesn’t revolve around sex. It was the only social media for gay people that wasn’t sex driven. These days it seems like nobody is around and even if they are. They are only posting naked or half naked picture of themselves. Quite sad.

  • KawaiiTentacles

    Member
    June 12, 2023 at 11:17 am

    I found the site just when I was figuring out my sexuality, around 2011. It was a good time, from the variety of forums, subjects, and people. I even met two people from there in person, chatted with a porn star and his husband, and found some online friends which I am still friends with after all this years. It was a good fun time, I’m getting nostalgic now.

  • Venue39

    Member
    July 27, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I left because the new layout is lame<div>

    And I found it confusing so I left..

    I’m just checking out who’s still here.

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