This forum is dead

Sep 13, 2001
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This forum has been on a steady decline for years now, ever since all of the sub forums neutered ATOT which used to be a great mix of everything. Most long timers would agree that the branching out into all of these subforums was completely unnecessary and hurt the forums.

Since then traffic has slowed down more and more, and now with the forum software switch, I feel like it's gotten even worse. I mean on the first page right now the last post on the page was replied to around 8 hours ago. I remember back when you could refresh the first page every 5 seconds and things would be pushing down.

So wtf happened? What forums did everyone go to? I'm starting to get bored when I have down time at work thanks to you all not keeping me entertained.
 

Bardock

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Boards come and go, rise and fall, such is the natural way of things. I miss a lot of boards I used to be on that are either offline or trolls only now. Sunrise sunset.
 
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Agreed with your reasons. They all contributed to the decline.
I think the biggest reason is just new blood doesn't use forums like we used to 5-10 years ago. They have a million different ways to communicate instead of forums.
 

RossMAN

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TridenT is the only reason I'm still here.

Oh and Kaido as I still have more kitchen gadgets to acquire.
 

LevelSea

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Discussion Club seems to be a big hit lol
 
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This is why I made the Cheers reference a while back. But this place still has a use: it gives a nerd perspective on adulthood.

For example, if I want to know if a certain driver will work with a new GPU I look to Reddit. Meanwhile if I want to know how a nerd handles protesting yearly property taxes or handling their children's expensive hobbies I look here.
 
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Discussion Club seems to be a big hit lol
LOL ... and to think that I believe it had some sort of restriction (at least initially) on who could start threads in there.

Yeah that sure worked out well.
 

Exterous

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I'll see what I can do to help jumpstart the activity by starting a new thread
 
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The lack of posts in Console Gaming blows my mind. I realize there's a million other places to discuss console games, but Jesus. It's not even a new thread per day in there. Let alone sometimes barely a post.
 
Jun 23, 2005
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#12
There are fewer techies building PC's today. A tablet or phone could do things only a desktop could do a decade ago. Throw in Facebook and twitter and there just isn't as much need for forums.
 
Feb 13, 2003
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Yeah it really kinda sucks. I've been spending more time at Quora recently because of the lack of activity here. It's not the same but it's a good time sink.
 

brainhulk

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Sep 14, 2007
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da fuq you talkin bout? we have a great thread going on right now about potatoes.

pfffft
 
Nov 30, 2012
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I don't see it. The computer related tech subforums seem to have new threads all the time as well as P&N. Off topic on the other hand, pretty lame. Especially some of the topics. LOL!
 
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I don't see it. The computer related tech subforums seem to have new threads all the time as well as P&N. Off topic on the other hand, pretty lame. Especially some of the topics. LOL!
You don't see it because you never saw it. Understand? Good.
 
Jul 20, 2003
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Didn't help that they banned everyone interesting and then sold out the forum to a conglomerate.
 
Oct 3, 2003
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eliminate all subforums except P&N... problem solved!
 

Carson Dyle

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Or does it just smell funny?

Yes, it's dying, and it has nothing to do with the forum software or the theme.
 
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The lack of posts in Console Gaming blows my mind. I realize there's a million other places to discuss console games, but Jesus. It's not even a new thread per day in there. Let alone sometimes barely a post.
Yeah there used to be a lot of people posting there. I think a lot of it also has to do with this gen being terrible for the most part.
 

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