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forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by star77 » 04 May 2015 20:34

The forum is alot quieter now from how it was about 3 years ago or so.
Where did everyone go...........?
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by lunarin79 » 04 May 2015 21:13

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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by TheChef » 04 May 2015 21:56

I'm still around. Lurking most of the time.
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Post by maxwinamp » 04 May 2015 22:10

I run a local plastic modeling forum and its the same trend.Social media have taken over the sharing of information and 'likes'.
Nevertheless members are still around reading the posts. It's the getting pple to post daily on threads and posts that is 'challenging' to keep the forum 'alive'.
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Post by chriscentro » 04 May 2015 22:14

that's why, must support wruw if there's one, ok bros :D
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by lunarin79 » 04 May 2015 22:18

most of the guys surf via tapatalk instead of lappy or desktop, by using tapatalk, the 'switching' btwn some sub-forums may be slightly inconvenient, maybe that's why i guess.

tbh, personally, i also dun post much when on tapatalk,lol

but when i'm home, i'm on lappy so it's more convenient ;)
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Post by telepgm » 04 May 2015 22:34

lunarin79 wrote:most of the guys surf via tapatalk instead of lappy or desktop, by using tapatalk, the 'switching' btwn some sub-forums may be slightly inconvenient, maybe that's why i guess.

tbh, personally, i also dun post much when on tapatalk,lol

but when i'm home, i'm on lappy so it's more convenient ;)
on the contrary, it's way better for me to make comments via tapatalk cos my wife usually hogs the only laptop at home for online shopping! But hey, people grow up, get married, have kids & lose time. But it's the effort that counts, no matter how small. :)
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by balzebub71 » 04 May 2015 23:44

Actually Tapatalk makes it easier to post, especially photos.


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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by ivan » 05 May 2015 01:01

Come in.....
Post some words.
Say hi.
And ....... bye
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Post by TheChef » 05 May 2015 11:14

ivan wrote:Come in.....
Post some words.
Say hi.
And ....... bye
:o :? :lol:
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by Trident » 05 May 2015 13:55

I am always around, I rarely use tapatalk, mostly office PC or home lappy.
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by iamcdy » 06 May 2015 12:20

Tapatalk 90% of the time.
Didn't have any watch model worth mentioning. Poor man over here :(
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by chriscentro » 06 May 2015 13:09

i use handphone but always choose desktop view.
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Post by traineract » 06 May 2015 13:16

Im on tapatalk 99% of the time
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by rojakman » 06 May 2015 13:18

Tapatalk most of the time. Read on the go and easy to post pics from phone.
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by 004 » 06 May 2015 13:56

ivan wrote:Come in.....
Post some words.
Say hi.
And ....... bye

Hi. "How you all been" ? .... Bye ;)
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Post by splee » 06 May 2015 22:03

I notice a similar trend of reduce traffic among all forums of different interest. I reckon this is due to the impact of Facebook, Twitter and whatsapp group. Nowadays most people especially the younger ones prefer a more informal approach to sharing experience and information. And the influx of smartphones, iPads and tablets that works better with a simpler interface like Facebook, Twitter and whatsapp. Forum interface is consider as old school unfortunately. The Tapatalk apps definitely helps to boost the forum traffic. I use tapatalk 100% in all my posting. Just sharing my 2cents.
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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by roo7 » 07 May 2015 15:20

This is a very interesting topic and also my interest for technology.

Well you can see some groups formed in Facebook got hundreds of members within weeks with almost hourly or minutes posts and comments because of the very users friendly mobile platform.

We are on the phones almost all the time, so apps like tapatalk really bridge the gap. I had tapatalk installed like within months of the forum launch because this is the behavior, everybody is going Mobile First. Like banks, telco etc.

Noticed when I load tapatalk, it shows there's like 400 followers for SCS. That's so much more than our active posters.

While posts are declining, it's also because of our location. We are a small country, after a few meet ups or trades, people get into whatsapp groups too. Instant IM chat it's like the good old IRC days.

But the forum is here to stay. There's no other better place to look for historical information and other knowledge.

Try searching for things on FB. It's always a spoon fed culture, where to buy ah ? What's the price ah ? Etc etc. Replies in comments and that useful info get buried.


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Re: forums getting quieter over the years.

Post by Andoy » 19 Aug 2015 11:19

star77 wrote:The forum is alot quieter now from how it was about 3 years ago or so.
Where did everyone go...........?
Still here Bro, and I'll try to post more from hereon, regardless.
Cheers!

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Post by telepgm » 19 Aug 2015 22:58

roo7 wrote:This is a very interesting topic and also my interest for technology.

Well you can see some groups formed in Facebook got hundreds of members within weeks with almost hourly or minutes posts and comments because of the very users friendly mobile platform.

We are on the phones almost all the time, so apps like tapatalk really bridge the gap. I had tapatalk installed like within months of the forum launch because this is the behavior, everybody is going Mobile First. Like banks, telco etc.

Noticed when I load tapatalk, it shows there's like 400 followers for SCS. That's so much more than our active posters.

While posts are declining, it's also because of our location. We are a small country, after a few meet ups or trades, people get into whatsapp groups too. Instant IM chat it's like the good old IRC days.

But the forum is here to stay. There's no other better place to lol for historical information and other knowledge.

Try searching for things on FB. It's always a spoon fed culture, where to buy ah ? What's the price ah ? Etc etc. Replies in comments and that useful info get buried.


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