The ones who keep it real, especially on line, are the ones who survive, nay, find value of survival.
The interesting baccarat forums where continually beat down by all manner of scams. Who has the on-line time or desire to compete with something like that? And the many, many persons stupid enough to completely buy in to those? Persons like Ellis Clifton Davis, with the help of the likes of our resident ADulay, took their baccarat money, and filled them with stuff, before they ever made it to the casinos.
Now, it just seems as if virtually all the remaining inhabitants of the boards are falling into a strange sort of final mental decay. AP's and System Player's alike. The younger generation, understandably, has little interest in gambling as something of this type of an addiction, let alone as something of a study or pastime.
Yes, this has to do with "Why so few posters", 100%!
As far as Adulay, IDK, that is not my concern.
As far as the quality, the age, the content and all that, yes. ALl plays a part. I just detest the likes of members and posters such as Stephen Tabone (IMO) as to how they degenerate and bring a forum down to curtail whatever they can to suit themselves and their sales. That is their only mission, nothing else. I will clump the highest majority of all sellers of all things in to the same.
I made another reference about sellers, sponsors. They are just that, sellers and sponsors. They have to direct all traffic and all thoughts to their product to cure all the ill-will, the wrong doing--etc., or they do not make money, that is their sole reason for existing on a forum. Period. The same as newspaper advertising. The same as commercials on TV/Cale network news. How much influence is allowed to the editorial content of the publication or the program by their sponsors?? But o they allow a sponsor to get up on the main content and challenge everything and everybody and attempt to sell their products, NO!
Same here, what's the difference?
Personally I do not endorse or enjoy the upper 90% of all commercially available baccarat or casino gambling products for sale. I know what the highest amount of most of all of it contains and/or entails. It is all commercial scams, junk, garbage and the real applicable and really proven tips and protocols are in almost any general casino gambling book anyway. All the others are creative or motivated snake oil salespeople of one type or another, IMO. Everyone to a certain aspect. Sure there might be a few extremely talented, knowledgeable, long term casino gamblers that have great info and they will engage in a gentlemen like conversation on a forum, even if they are selling something in another BLOG or 'room' within that same forum. But those are few and far in between, the highest majority are just as I said, snake oil salespeople with complicated or other inventions with a twist that will fail just as much as they might win, and each and every single purveyor of them will have tons of excuses ready, such as--'you played too long', or 'you misunderstood', or 'you are not telling the truth in order to discredit me becuase you side with so and so over at such and such website or forum', etc., etc., etc., and so on.