Thank you, glad my expensive recovery is appreciated! It will take a short while for all the search bots to find us again for listing.
Best posts made by JointCracker
Latest posts made by JointCracker
Domain reclaimed from domain scalper
Unfortunately, in 2006 I had picked a very unreliable domain registrar who I once extended for 5 and once for 9 years. The registrar reminded me after 5 years to renew but "forgot" to mention to me my 9 year contract was about to expire on 11/23/2020. After this long time, I forgot about it myself and before I could react, a domain scalper snapped up the domain name.
It took a while to track down the new owner and re-acquire the domain name for an inflated price.
Even though the ad revenue is not even paying for the server costs, I was willing to pay for my mistakes, I did not want to keep you guys and gals standing in the rain without any goodbyes.
Obviously, I will make sure this does not happen ever again.
I am truly sorry.
Google Ads now active
Important: If you notice loading issues or the site appears broken, please disable adblockers which I have noticed can cause issues with the new code. Also please do support this site by not running such services.
Over the last 15 years since launching this community, I have spend many thousands of dollars in resources to keep us up to date and online.
As announced in September 2019, now is the time to try to recoup at least fixed cost of running this site.
After a lot of preparation, we have finally been approved for Google AdSense, thank you Google!
Instead of manually placing ad spots myself, I have decided to let Google do the optimizations and placement automatically, which I find to be much less obtrusive than if done manually and fixed.
If you are a fellow joint cracker, I hope you do find this new sustainable setup agreeable moving forward. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are a medical professional and do have a product you would like to advertise at this site, now you have a proper channel to do so.
Spam control fine tuning
I have just dropped a number of users who abused the "about me" and "signature" fields in their profile for spam. Pretty much all of these users logged in only once after registering and did have zero posts.
Should I have deleted your account in error and you were a misunderstood legitmate joinctracker who just loves casinos and stuff, please do re-register and start posting. We would love to hear your story!
At the same time I have disabled "signatures" and "about me" descriptions. If you want to introduce yourself, please post in introductions.
Migration and upgrades complete
I just moved us to a new server with same virtual hardware spec and hoster but reduced cost whilst upgrading all major software components for better stability.
The upgrades were long overdue, I am sorry for not doing this earlier. An upgrade a year or so ago failed partly and left this forum in a weird state which led to some unneccessary instability. Stability should now be much better.
Moving forward, due to budget and time constraints, unfortunately I need to look into ways to recoup cost of maintaining and running this site. One approach is to enable Google AdSense. For this I will need to clean up some curse words, we should do this anyway. Another approach would be to ask you for regular donations via e.g. Patreon. Feel free to post in the feedback category to discuss this if you have any concerns or ideas.
RE: What supplements can you take to restore the synovial fluid?
I promised to update this thread when I have done more experimenting with supplements. Better late than never.
For now almost 3 years, I have daily taken 2 x 1000mg pure MSM and 3 x 500mg green-lipped mussel capsules. I took care to choose a brand on the green-lipped capsules which has very little iodine so the regular iodine intake would be irrelevant.
Well, what can I say. MSM clearly had a positive effect on my skin, so I kept taking MSM. I believe the green-lipped mussels do help my joints in a way that I can quicker recoup from a bad joint cracking day.
Both supplements are very affordable and do more good than harm so I kept taking them till this day.
RE: Why would a Joint Stop Cracking
Rebuild the joints ligaments? Unnatural Hypermobility?
Your saying: be less mobile w the joint so the ligament becomes LESS flexible and more stiff.
That would seem counter productive and a recipe for injury:
when a stiff or tight ligament is pushed past its normal ROM it will sprain and inflame and Hurt.
Increased ROM/mobility is a good thing.
Hyperflexability is a good thing
Joints can be hyperflexible and strong
Not mobilizing joints will make them weak and tight and injury prone.
The video is indeed interesting. However, I do not agree this level of hypermobility is healthy.
I did not mean that you should aim for stiff joints, which is clearly unhealthy, too. "Hypermobility" by its very name implies the mobility is "above" normal. I would thus personally aim for "normal" mobility.
Last time I checked hypermobile joints are not healthy, also see What Are Hypermobile Joints?
RE: Unable to crack
I'm the same. I can barely get my knuckles to crack nowadays. Shame.
Interesting, I wonder how this can be explained. Does the desire to crack the joint also pass with the ability to crack it? Or do you still feel the discomfort and are now unable to release it? I assume the ability to crack your knuckles has decreased slowly over time because you also reduced the amount of cracking you did? I can't imagine losing the ability to click a joint as long as you keep up doing it?
This comes back down to question, can you unlearn cracking a joint or learn a new joint to crack? Or are you either a joint popper or you are not due to genetical dispostion / hypermobility in your joints?
So either congratulations on successful unlearning are on order, or if you really want to crack your knuckles again, you should be able to relearn it.
RE: Relaunch celebrating our 10th anniversary
Finally, the relaunch is here!
Here is what you need to know as a returning fellow joint cracker:
- Please do request a new password by entering your email in Forgot Password?
- All accounts with zero posts have been dropped. If you have been dropped, please register again!
- We are finally mobile friendly
- All topics, posts and signatures are migrated
- All private messages are migrated into the chat system
- All old polls are turned into images, new polls do not work just yet
- Posts are now written in Markdown syntax instead of BBCode
- Avatars were not migrated. If you like, please do upload a new 128x128 profile image in your profile settings
- SPAM protection is much more modern
- We are now using SSL encryption for better privacy and security
- Much better SEO properties. The old phpbb software created tons of duplicate links which will take a while for the search engine crawlers to unlearn
- In any case let me know what you think! What is great, what is bad, what do you miss?