'CONNEXION' closing down on September 14th :(

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    Aug 24, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    Hope RJ stays for eternity
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Sad day....meh. I don't know about other states but I think CO was the only one that really got attention from connexion. They did terrible advertising to get people to join.

    Or it could be the fact it's about the only gay site that DOESN'T allow nudes...
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    Defenseon said
    Or it could be the fact it's about the only gay site that DOESN'T allow nudes...


    This. Harder to attract certain advertisers that RJ etc. can get.

    My parents saw I had a profile on there during their usual e-stalking routine (btw hi Mom! I know you're reading this! RJers, totally not kidding btw) and my Mom thought it was a horrible site.
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Mom stalks you? That's creepy. I would gross her out to the maximum so she would stop....do anything to get her to stop looking lol!
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidMom stalks you? That's creepy. I would gross her out to the maximum so she would stop....do anything to get her to stop looking lol!


    Both my parents do... more so Mom. It's creepy but there's no way to stop it really except not being on any sites... but I'm 22 and I don't even live with her anymore, so I refuse to let her control what I do.
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    you should look up ridiculous things you don't even like, like that video where the guy puts his head up a sheeps ass and it tries to run away XD

    also, i never had any luck with connexion, it wasn't very active.
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    rosco87 saidyou should look up ridiculous things you don't even like, like that video where the guy puts his head up a sheeps ass and it tries to run away XD

    also, i never had any luck with connexion, it wasn't very active.


    Not very popular in other states. I think craigslist is even more popular of connecting with people in some states haha!
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    well, maybe someone who is still on it can invite only the sexy ones to come over here to RJ
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    Defenseon said
    Or it could be the fact it's about the only gay site that DOESN'T allow nudes...


    This. Harder to attract certain advertisers that RJ etc. can get.

    My parents saw I had a profile on there during their usual e-stalking routine (btw hi Mom! I know you're reading this! RJers, totally not kidding btw) and my Mom thought it was a horrible site.
    My birthmom (I'm adopted) joined my soft porn site because she thinks the guys are hot. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    FrostedFlakes said
    Defenseon said
    Or it could be the fact it's about the only gay site that DOESN'T allow nudes...


    This. Harder to attract certain advertisers that RJ etc. can get.

    My parents saw I had a profile on there during their usual e-stalking routine (btw hi Mom! I know you're reading this! RJers, totally not kidding btw) and my Mom thought it was a horrible site.
    My birthmom (I'm adopted) joined my soft porn site because she thinks the guys are hot. icon_cool.gif


    I think there are women on here who join because they love hot guys....creepy.
  • exoticfruit

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    Aug 25, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    That's too bad! I think it was the only gay site around whose focus was on issues and activism rather than sex. Well then, I suppose its shutting down goes to show what really draws us together! It seemed to be even more popular with lesbians than gay guys, at least in my area. But I guess they have sites of their own.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Aug 25, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    My best friend from childhood recommended Connexion when I came out -- it worked great for him in Boulder. Here in Lansing, I'd find about a dozen guys on the same search criteria that found hundreds in Boulder, so not much ever came from it. The guys there were higher quality than on sites like MH or A4A, but there were so few of them that people didn't log in very often, and it never really took off.
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Defenseon said it could be the fact it's about the only gay site that DOESN'T allow nudes...


    Will there be a mad inrush of new members to DudesNude?
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Can't say that I'll miss it. Seemed like a good idea in concept. A place for gay guys to meet for LTRs and friendships outside of a hook-up site. However, I never got any response from anybody on that site. I was wondering if there was anybody really there. However, I get lots of response from adam4adam and manhunt. I guess gay guys really are just interested in hook-ups.
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    okcupid does a good job of filling their shoes, if the shoes where not already filled.
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    Suecer4 saidokcupid does a good job of filling their shoes, if the shoes where not already filled.


    OkCupid is a dating site. I didn't really think of Connexion as a dating site.
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 25, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    Next gay.com will fall
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    I thought it was a great site, I enjoyed the conversations Ihad with people there. I also enjoyed the chat on that site alot better then the chat here on RJ. Here on RJ no one really talks in the chat to you unless ur naked and jerking. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    Connexions was more.. "intelligent" than most sites. Thus is why not many people liked it,
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    What?! No!!!! I have a profile there!
  • calibro

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    Aug 25, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidNext gay.com will fall


    it already did. it was called planetout.com
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    I love Connexion is wasn't about sex and stuff and I didn't hardly ever get the vibe that everyone was looking for a boyfriend and not friends!! Ugh, now I'm going to have to find another site where I am content with.

    I don't want to just settle for some site I get 5-10ish nasty messages a day from weirdos that think I'm gonna take tons of nude pictures of myself.


    *mumblemumble* icon_mad.gif
  • a303guy

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    Aug 25, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    My repost from a similar thread....Connexion was a pretty darn good site concept. Like realjock, nude pics were not allowed (even though RJ allows them behind a private 'veil' ) which, unlike any of the other sites out there, forced you to actually meet people instead of cocks and asses, which so many of us seem to reduce our online presence, and there for, image of self, to. I met a lot of people on connexion, and the vast majority were good people - some of whom will be friends for life, i have no doubts. I joined connexion in its infancy in 2003, purely on a lark - i didnt think it would work either - but it did.

    I also had a simple rule for adding friends on connexion - i had to meet you in person. It was a rule that worked really well, and forced me to get away from my desk, and outside. Of the roughly 100 friends i have there, about 90 of them are 'real' to me. The others are chat friends of significance from around the globe.

    Basically, and i'm pretty sure this is the reason connexion is going away, if you joined connexion to use it as a hookup site, like A4A or MH, you were doomed. If you joined to site to actually meet people and exchange ideas, it was a win. The probable sad fact is that most of us dont know how to turn off the sex gene, and couldnt ever wrap our heads around what connexion was really all about.
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    CONNEXION SUCKS GLAD IT IS GONE
  • irishkcguy

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    Aug 25, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    a303guy saidMy repost from a similar thread....Connexion was a pretty darn good site concept. Like realjock, nude pics were not allowed (even though RJ allows them behind a private 'veil' ) which, unlike any of the other sites out there, forced you to actually meet people instead of cocks and asses, which so many of us seem to reduce our online presence, and there for, image of self, to. I met a lot of people on connexion, and the vast majority were good people - some of whom will be friends for life, i have no doubts. I joined connexion in its infancy in 2003, purely on a lark - i didnt think it would work either - but it did.

    I also had a simple rule for adding friends on connexion - i had to meet you in person. It was a rule that worked really well, and forced me to get away from my desk, and outside. Of the roughly 100 friends i have there, about 90 of them are 'real' to me. The others are chat friends of significance from around the globe.

    Basically, and i'm pretty sure this is the reason connexion is going away, if you joined connexion to use it as a hookup site, like A4A or MH, you were doomed. If you joined to site to actually meet people and exchange ideas, it was a win. The probable sad fact is that most of us dont know how to turn off the sex gene, and couldnt ever wrap our heads around what connexion was really all about.


    Well said.