New Social Media For Rural Folks

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Chris488, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    Hey all.

    I'm thinking about starting up a new social media site for rural interests, very similar to Facebook. The difference would be no pop ups, no data mining, etc.

    It would be geared towards all rural interests: farming, gardening, food storage to name just a few. Family friendly fun and no politics.

    The current plan is to build and launch it as a Winter project. Right now I'm figuring out a good name and gauging public interest across the country.

    Whaddya think?
     
  2. New-goat-mom

    New-goat-mom Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2017
    Texas
    I would be interested! I got banned from the Facebook chicken group I was in, though, for saying a guy was wrong for chopping up a king snake. Will it be killer friendly, anti compassion, or tolerate differing views? I hope this question doesn't sound rude, I am seriously wondering.
     

  3. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    Can't really say since I don't know what "killer friendly, anti-compassion" means. If it means you butcher your livestock, of course that can be discussed. Even animals raised for slaughter can be raised compassionately though.

    On the site I operate now, different views are encouraged. The general rule I tell people is, "Don't be a jerk, we'll get along fine."
     
  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I think the site would be a live and let live sort of opinion. Some may butcher, some may not -- no hate for EITHER decision. Abuse wouldn't be tolerated though, or gruesome purposeful offense to others would have to be moderated too. A farmer friendly atmosphere is what I'm getting from this :):) and if you don't like something somebody is posting, well then don't look at their stuff?

    I love the idea. And I'd love to be a member.

    No idea for a name, sorry. But I'd love to vote if you come up with a few options.
     
  5. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    I would go for it as long as nobody tries to bring up politics or anything that could possibly offend someone. I want a fun place, not a criticizing place to be. I really do hope you do it though! Sounds like it would be really cool!
     
  6. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    Politics strictly forbidden. While I care what's going on around me, I don't need to be beaten with it every minute.

    It'll be fun and informative. :)
     
  7. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    Exactly.

    I've butchered some animals and kept more for pets. Farming and agriculture is a way of life... we can't live without it!

    I want it to adhere to country living and values. Sharing recipes, discussing rural issues ( broadband access for example ), helping people get started with their own farm, whatever.
     
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  8. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    As for names, that's sometimes the hardest part of setting up a website! I've thought of over a dozen domain names and someone's beat me to them.

    What I'm steering towards so far is:

    Just Country
    Rural Life
    The Front Porch ( harkens the social aspect).

    But I'm still thinking on it.
     
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  9. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Well I'd say we could live without butchering animals. But that is my opinion, and I shall keep it to myself.
     
  10. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I like The Front Porch.:hubbahubba: Kinda sounds like a talk show haha.
     
  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I like Just Country, as well.

    Less so for Rural Life. I wouldn't want people who don't feel like the live rurally enough to think they should be excluded.
     
  12. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    Pics of butchering, yeah, we'd likely forgo that. But for many raising their own meat animals is a way of life. For others not so much. It's all good.
     
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  13. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Yep.
     
  14. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Pics of butchering would actually be beneficial, imo, because many who would be interested in humane killing and butchering and identifying problems via post postmortems are currently stymied by having to pay vets and large callous slaughtering places to do this for them. So post postmortems aren't done because of expense or lack of vet access, and animals that could peacefully end their time with you are shipped to frightening, stressful environs to "meat" their ends. No fault to the kill center, it is what it is.

    I'd suggest that pretending that meat is not the end of livestock that death is not the end of irresponsible breeding of dogs, does them harm, not good.

    Also, that a "pet" home is the ultimate utopia is an horrendous lie.

    I'm generally in favour, btw. I've ended my FB association all together.
     
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  15. ScottE

    ScottE Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2019
    Woodinville
    You need the right to "offend" someone, you dont need to attack or insult someone.
     
  16. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would say pictures of butchering are not a problem. Calling out people for not wanting to see them or butchering photos that are disrespectful such as a boastful trophy hunting photo would be shouldn’t be allowed — however I agree some may appreciate the educational aspects of seeing photos of butchering.
     
  17. ScottE

    ScottE Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2019
    Woodinville
    I agree
    I agree I learned to butcher off of YouTube videos, and it was pretty important to see the whole process, butchering can be taught without celebrating death.
     
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  18. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    I'm in complete agreement personally. I'd have to find a way to make sure it was presented tastefully though. I've seen people post stuff that made even me cringe. There's a good way to present suck seen topic, and another which only does more harm than good.

    I'll have a better feel for how this can all be done once I get it set up. Right now I'm just a doing seen one research to see if there's enough interest to make it worthwhile.
     
  19. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    I hate, HATE, trophy photos. I don't hate hunters (I am one), even trophy hunters (I am not one), because they are still doing a service preventing animals from starving because we've needed to wipe out natural predators.

    Posed trophy photos always make me feel like someone is thrusting hormone filled gonads at me though. Perhaps there could be a forum or page reserved for that??? So if we don't like we don't see? I don't know how platforms work and maybe that's not possible...

    Not making demands, just giving my :2c:
     
  20. Chris488

    Chris488 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Upstate NY
    I'd have to see what the software allows. But truth is, a kid posing with their first buck wouldnt be a problem as long as it's done tastefully.

    I realize it's not all going to be everyone's cup of tea. Right now I just want to make sure it's worth spending the money for the program and the hosting.