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2 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

We’ve had literally tens of thousands of users over the years, but Internet forums are somewhat of a dying platform. Realistically, we’re not going to appeal to the TikTok generation.

Sad but true.

 

Yet the forum still represents the best format in terms of usability, flexibility and organisation.

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On 12/11/2022 at 1:15 AM, Obitual said:

I joined like a day ago, but adding some metal meme section would be so nice. Maybe it's cause I'm generation Z kid. But it can bring a lot of new people here. Also promote this site on social medias... I really like this forum, so why don't make it more popular?

I have been on here for what feels like forever and in all honesty - from a purely selfish point of view I hope this forum never gets the attention that any of the other platforms mentioned above garner (and as is pretty easy to find out, we have already done our share of promotion on those shitforsaken places).  The community feel here is the draw of the place for me.  As others have alluded to, forums are a dying format (arguably already dead) and this place won't be around forever either.  Not hinting there btw just a reflection of the transient population here as we have all been on other forums that have gone and wound up here instead.

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You do have a good point. I remember years ago arguing against like buttons on forums because they were 'too facebook'. Some forums got ruined by something as simple as a like button.

Sites like FB and Twitter breed with hit and run comments, something said right now that disappears off people's screen quickly and gets seen by less and less people as more people talk. The hit and run nature means less people have to wear the consequences of their words. Forums are more of a slow release and they don't need social media heroes to keep them alive.

 

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