Eves still in control of memebee

Started by Wok u like, Oct 13 18 02:26

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TehBorken

Quote from: Mel on Jun 03 19 05:50
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.




The real trouble with reality is that there's no background music.

Mel

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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