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Is It Just Me, Or.............
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:45:13 AM »
I was wondering if it was just me, or does anyone else see a decline in participation on forums?

I don't deny, nor make apologies for the fact that I'm a post whore, and have been for over twenty something years since I first discovered forums. I think the first forum I ever joined was a MOPAR enthusiasts forum, and couple of now defunct gun forums, and even a boating forum as well. Some years ago, I even belonged to a few forums that I used to gain technical knowledge of various types of equipment that I had to work on and maintained, that were staffed by people that were factory trained technicians.

But over the last year, maybe more, it seems like various forums I belong to are declining in participation. I wonder if people are gravitating to a different medium instead of forums or something?

Just wondering........
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 08:17:18 AM »
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personally I only respond to other posts that interest me - not for the sake of making "conversation"

likewise when I start a thread
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 10:10:18 AM »
In the beginning. I was a longtime lurker at various forums but never registered. In 2006 I had a problem with the passenger side window in my corvette not working and signed on to a national corvette forum and threw the question out there for a fix. Within the hour I had several answers all the same. Take a rubber mallet and give the door a good rap just above the inside door handle. Although kind of dubious I tried it and It worked. It was some bug with the power window switch that was inherent with that year model.

I belong to a few forums now but only check three on a daily basis this being one.
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 12:59:21 PM »
I think it is all due to the social media.

Facebook groups are stealing some people away. And, some are just getting tired of social media in general, due to Facebook, Instagram and others like that

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 01:43:28 PM »
just me-
if something happened to all the computer networks worldwide
right now, and we couldn't use them for a year for any purpose,
it wouldn't bother me in the least.
i personally think too many have become way too dependent on
computers in general for day to day minute by minute reassurance.
i guess i'm too old because i just can't see how someone could
take their own life because of something they saw online, or how
someone online could be blamed for causing trouble of any kind.
what's wrong with someone that has to post every little thing they
do every waking second of every day including blowing their nose
or wiping their butt or details of their sex life ?
i don't see it.  :th_nuts:
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 01:50:17 PM »
Trust me Ranger99, I'm not sharing the details of my sex life online, as boring as it is!  :wave1:

Ship, that was what a buddy of mine was telling me a about a month ago, that Facebook had many of their own forums in way now. I do have a Facebook page, but I mainly use Facebook as way to stay in touch with close friends and family that live out of town and such. I might get on there about once every two weeks maybe. I sure don't share anything real personal, and I refuse to discuss politics on Facebook!
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 03:43:42 PM »
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my opinion :  computers, with their email capability, on-line (mostly tax free) shopping and info sites (like Wiki, if ya wanna believe a lot of it) are a wonderful tool

I'm glad they're "around".....
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 05:47:56 PM »
You will see that change if Trump loses 2020. If he loses, they will come.
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 06:50:41 PM »
Trust me Ranger99, I'm not sharing the details of my sex life online, as boring as it is!  :wave1:

Ship, that was what a buddy of mine was telling me a about a month ago, that Facebook had many of their own forums in way now. I do have a Facebook page, but I mainly use Facebook as way to stay in touch with close friends and family that live out of town and such. I might get on there about once every two weeks maybe. I sure don't share anything real personal, and I refuse to discuss politics on Facebook!

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 06:54:23 PM »
Trust me Ranger99, I'm not sharing the details of my sex life online, as boring as it is!  :wave1:

Ship, that was what a buddy of mine was telling me a about a month ago, that Facebook had many of their own forums in way now. I do have a Facebook page, but I mainly use Facebook as way to stay in touch with close friends and family that live out of town and such. I might get on there about once every two weeks maybe. I sure don't share anything real personal, and I refuse to discuss politics on Facebook!

You mean you're not the same AXXXE as is on HotTexasPornStars.com?


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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 07:19:34 PM »
My understanding is that a very large number of traditional forums have been supplanted by Facebook.
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 07:54:37 PM »
Well I don't do facebook or any other forum like them as to me they want to much of your personal info.
I'am on a couple of other gun talk sites and a bunch of favorites that I check out sometimes.
But I also noticed a few of the guys that were here a lot have not been around lately.
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 09:54:19 PM »
Well I don't do facebook or any other forum like them as to me they want to much of your personal info.
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I'm on Facebook but very, very seldom publish anything, as I know what even small tidbits of info are worth, and that's not for my benefit.  My stated location (96598) pretty well kills local adds. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 10:07:41 PM »
Some of the pictures and jokes I post come from a one of my best friends that posts them on Facebook!  :rocknroll2:
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 04:00:34 PM »
Facebook groups have stolen a lot of traffic, and likely make some folks spend less time on forums due to time spent doing other "social media".
I'm on tons of forums, but I don't really look them over unless I am after information, with exception for this forum (which I consider my home) and battleredblog.com which I read often for Houston Texans related information, unless I am actually bored and not already busy with something either work or family related.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2019, 04:53:48 PM »
Facebook groups have stolen a lot of traffic, and likely make some folks spend less time on forums due to time spent doing other "social media".
I'm on tons of forums, but I don't really look them over unless I am after information, with exception for this forum (which I consider my home) and battleredblog.com which I read often for Houston Texans related information, unless I am actually bored and not already busy with something either work or family related.

Dom, I may end up being the last of a dying breed, and even though I do have Facebook page, I'm just not going to do any gun forum type of posting on Facebook.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 11:11:48 PM »
I have been on several gun forums this week that I had not posted on in quite some time.

Yes - they ALL are slow. MUCH slower than in years past. Interesting, and sad, to see...

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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 09:22:10 AM »
I have been on several gun forums this week that I had not posted on in quite some time.

Yes - they ALL are slow. MUCH slower than in years past. Interesting, and sad, to see...

Ship, I think between you and I we can turn things around! Or at the very least give it a good try!  :rocknroll2:
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or.............
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 09:50:09 AM »
Reddit isn't blocked at work, this place is. *shrug*

Also I closed my Facebook account and I'm a happier person now. Social media is terrible.
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 09:56:58 AM »
Reddit isn't blocked at work, this place is. *shrug*

Also I closed my Facebook account and I'm a happier person now. Social media is terrible.

Social media can be terrible. I simply limit the people I associate with on FaceBook. I also won't discuss certain things on FB anymore. I quit doing that some years ago. Plus, I only go ther maybe once a week to catch up on things.
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