Recently, I was considering ending the “True or False Game” and also the “Word Association Game” because I thought they were too distracting from the true premise of this site. I remember creating them a while back thinking they would help keep people coming back to this site, and they would also be an easy way for people to participate in discussions without having to say too much. Needless to say, they both became quite popular as the responses kept rolling in for each post.
And then…I remember wincing one day when I opened the home page a few weeks ago and saw that ALL TEN of the recent posts were for similar type games…I mean song games, movie games, “Yes or No Games” (wow…really?). And then there they were…my two little games sitting in the mix as well. I was a little more than embarrassed. I was actually considering creating a post called “Name Your Favorite Pointless tuDiabetes.com Game Game” just to make a point.
So I like the new format. It was obvious that home page forum section had been somewhat compromised for the sake of non-diabetes related “viral” posts . It was kind of fun while it lasted, but I’m glad it’s over…at least on the home page.
I know that new format will provide more exposure for real posts and topics that can actually improve our lives as diabetics, and perhaps make this site more meaningful to people as it was intended.