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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Silver Lining
« Last post by Zoing on Jun 16 19 02:17 »
And the tourettes thread has gone
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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Silver Lining
« Last post by hopeless romantic on Jun 07 19 08:44 »
I have the sads for your missing thread.  Are you sure you left it here.


Happy Thoughts.
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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Silver Lining
« Last post by Zoing on Jun 07 19 03:28 »
Wtf my thread was deleted :'(
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Wild, Wild West Board / Silver Lining
« Last post by hopeless romantic on Jun 06 19 06:30 »
It has come to my attention that my penis envy syndrome has been diagnosed with a superiority complex.


Happy thoughts.




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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by Mel on Jun 04 19 04:19 »
Yup.  Too many forums, and changing tastes too. 


As example, two of my second cousins who are a generation younger than I, are somewhat active on FaceBook.  I'm not 100% sure how they spend their time online, but I'm under the impression they aren't spending time on forums such as these.


While I agree that platforms like FaceBook have their merit, I also don't really care what my FaceBook 'Friends' have for breakfast every morning.  Nor would I necessarily want even half the stuff I post online associated with my real name, especially in this day and age when people get offended if you even look at them wrong.  Won't even get into the issue of what they do with your personal info...  Perhaps the younger generations are less concerned about it.


But ya, forums like this will eventually go the way of the old Bulletin Board Systems...  Essentially extinct now, but a few still up and running for the purpose of 'nostalgia'!



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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by TehBorken on Jun 04 19 12:17 »
Thing is, since you did that, other posters have done exactly the same thing too, at least a half dozen times or more. ... Problem is though, with six different offshoots you don't find six times the number of posters between them.  Everything has become ultra 'diluted' to the point of exactly what you state happens: They essentially become dormant, or if they're lucky maybe have a small handful of posters left.
Yep, I think you nailed it: dilution. 

Forums were a lot of fun to run back in the day, but now they're mostly a boring commodity item. Even for niche interests there are sooooo many to choose from.

Pick any make or model of car, for example, and there are probably 50 forums devoted to each one.

Plus, sites like Pinterest and Instagram have supplanted stuff like photo sharing which used to be a major draw for a lot of forums.

So yeah, I think in large part they're history. There will always be some but the quality dropped as the quantity increased. More isn't always better.




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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by Mel on Jun 03 19 04:50 »
Ya, the forums certainly aren't quite what they once were, that's for sure...  You're right, in that some people have probably moved on to other forms of social media like FaceBook, Twitter, or whatever.


I also think part of it could also be too many forums have appeared over time, without much of an increase in posters.  For example, for some time there was just Snitz DV, and then you opened up this place due to some issues some posters had there.  Thing is, since you did that, other posters have done exactly the same thing too, at least a half dozen times or more.  I guess as time goes on, it gets easier and cheaper for just about anyone to open up their own board.  Problem is though, with six different offshoots you don't find six times the number of posters between them.  Everything has become ultra 'diluted' to the point of exactly what you state happens: They essentially become dormant, or if they're lucky maybe have a small handful of posters left.


Nothing ever really seems to stay the same way as it once was it seems, for better or for worse.  Times change, tastes shift...  It's inevitable it seems!
 
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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by TehBorken on Jun 03 19 02:29 »
Well, as far as my opinion on whether or not to continue the guest sub?  I'm neutral on the matter.  I mean, if it's an extra hassle for you to keep it going, just turf it.  If not?  I guess no harm in leaving it active...

Nah, it's no trouble but SOP is that when something dies, you bury it. :) lol

I'll leave it up unless something changes. I think forums in general have run their course with some exceptions. There are still active forums out there but I see only a fraction of the way things used to be. I'd guess 80~90% of all forums are mostly dormant. I don't know but I'd guess that a lot of people have moved to Facebook or whatever. And, maybe like everything else, they just have a lifespan and then they die off. I don't know.
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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by Melvinator on Jun 03 19 08:31 »
Good to know!


Well, as far as my opinion on whether or not to continue the guest sub?  I'm neutral on the matter.  I mean, if it's an extra hassle for you to keep it going, just turf it.  If not?  I guess no harm in leaving it active...
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Wild, Wild West Board / Re: Eves still in control of memebee
« Last post by TehBorken on Jun 03 19 06:46 »
Still in Kent?  Life is well?

I've been around here from the minute you split from DV, if that gives any indication!    ;D
Not in Kent, but life is good. :)
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