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Old 06-19-2018, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is MB getting less active or am I just becoming familiar with everyone here?

I've been feeling like I've been seeing fewer and fewer new threads, which makes me feel like the site is losing steam, but that could just be because I haven't been as focused on the site for a while or perhaps I am just seeing more familiar faces and the "world" of the site is getting smaller. Let me know which you think it is.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Forums have been slowly dying for like a decade. I'd still rather post here than a truly active forum tbh. Posting in those places is like peeing in the ocean.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^that. Also it's actually a miracle that this forum manages to stay afloat. It's tough to get them going from the get go and to keep them going takes a lot of time and effort. On the contrary, this forum also has been around a very long time so the continuous longevity isn't too surprising considering. But yeah, forums as a medium are getting tougher and tougher to keep alive. MB is just a huge exception. Even AllMetalForums lasted a long time and if you think this place is bad, you should've seen that place in its prime.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This has been a complaint for as long as I've been here. We've definitely been seeing less new (active) posters in the past year or so though. Probably Trump's fault. We have accumulated some regulars in that time at least. Due to the general irrelevance of non-Reddit forums to the internet at large these days, I think that it will go in the same direction unless we create another element of MB to attract new users. A most mentioned albums by year or something like that. For what it is I think we're doing well though.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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how dare you besmirch the divine legend of AMF
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm doing my best to keep things going, with the Bowie Classics and now Cure Classics threads, and the Metal Classics one, as well as the Album Club, which is still going despite your deserting it, Mr. TLP!

It's all about people taking the time and interest to participate in threads as well as opening them. Sometimes I feel even my efforts are a waste of time, when people don't get involved in the threads I make, but by and large, I think most people are making an effort. Comes and goes, of course. People get interested, lose interest. Sometimes it's hard even for me to keep the interest. That's a lot of instances of the word interest, isn't it? Interesting.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I appreciate the fact that this community is very tight-knit, that is definitely certain. That said, one of the things I love about the Internet is that feeling of being a part of "legion". Being one amongst thousands of users all doing the same things. It's the feeling I get from Reddit and Youtube and Twitch. However, this forum is great because I actually really know and interact with people here on a regular basis. I know their likes and dislikes, and I know where they like to hang out. So whether or not this forum is dying is not a judgement to me but more of an acknowledgement (wow I spelt that correctly first try). The quick response here is actually quite a lot of reassurance though.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If worse comes to worse then we can always infiltrate the Metal Archives forum and start countless threads about nu metal and metalcore.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What actually is AMF
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