What happened to the emphasis on fitness topics on Real Jock?

  • MadeinMich

    Posts: 1624

    Jan 07, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    When I first signed up on Real Jock in 2009 the Latest Forum Posts used to be filled with issues concerning health and fitness. I was just beginning to workout and could expect to learn something new on this site everyday. RJ was my go to place for all fitness advice. Now I'm more inclined to go to youtube and bodybuilding.com for fitness advice.

    Now, almost 3 years later the Latest Forum Posts section is filled with relationship and gay cultural topics and I very rarely see a fitness related post anymore. I have noticed my posts have converted to more gay cultural topics.

    -Does anyone else notice this change on Real Jock?
    -If noticable, how do you feel about this change? Is it welcomed or unwelcomed by you?
    -Was fitness too boring to continue discussing excessively?
  • HottJoe

    Posts: 21366

    Jan 07, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    Fitness advice is plentiful online, and I use it, including advice from RJ, but it's nice to have a platform for gay men to discuss anything. I've learned a lot from others and am often very moved. I think the more voices the better. It's all about group participation, and breaking down barriers.
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    Jan 07, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    Go to Google.com and search for realjock.com. . Fitness is not mentioned anywhere in the site description. This is now a generic gay dating and socializing site. And when you look at the newer profiles, it's pretty obvious most of them are not here for discussing fitness.

    If you can tolerate the occasional homophobia and frat bro mentality, I'd say bodybuilding.com is a better place to discuss fitness. But they also have their share of fake profiles, trolls, spammers, and of course bro science. So take it all with a grain of salt.
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    Jan 07, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    I think the change happened before I joined; it seemed like that when I got here, and I did as the romans do.

    I do think it got this way because either users wanted it this way, or the ones who don't like it didn't voice their disapproval. Internet conflict isn't something most people are looking for, so instead of trying to maintain the content of the site, they just stopped coming. My theory at least.
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    Jan 07, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    Er, believe it or not, people used to actually work out in the video chat room.

    Well, some people did. There were dozens of us. Dozens!