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Are forums on their death bed?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by usasportstraining, Nov 20, 2009.

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Forums Dead?

  1. Yes, especially in the past year

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  2. Yes, but it's been dieing for a while

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  3. No

    66 vote(s)
    71.7%
  4. No opinion

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    4.3%
  1. slimrider94

    slimrider94 Member

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    #61
    You're right blogs and forums will stay, I think this whole social networking trend is just a fad and will end soon enough. Blogs and forums are the basics but it'll be interesting to see what happens in the future.
    SEMrush
     
    slimrider94, Sep 1, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sheldon365

    sheldon365 Greenhorn

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    #62
    It takes a lot of hard work and effort to make and run a forum especially of you are doing it on your own. You have to come up with good content, good money and a lot of time. To put all of this together is going to take a lot of effort.
     
    sheldon365, Nov 29, 2010 IP
  3. canon888

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    #63
    Myspace comes in years 2000 after that was Facebook and soon I'm sure something gonna replace Facebook. However, forums stays on the internet since 90'. Forums is not gonna dies, it just improve to be a better forums. I'm sure some new software gonna replace vbulletin soon or later.
     
    canon888, Dec 1, 2010 IP
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    AnkleSpanker Active Member

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    #64
    traffic is being distributed elsewhere such as blogs twitter facebook etc.
     
    AnkleSpanker, Dec 1, 2010 IP
  5. drewtoby

    drewtoby Well-Known Member

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    #65
    older, more populated forums can "die out" if they do not focus on getting new members. Any forum will die if abandoned or if the leaders go inactive.
     
    drewtoby, Mar 5, 2011 IP
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    sstudios Peon

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    #66
    Take this forum as a prime example of the fact they are not on their death bed. There is millions of communities out there.
     
    sstudios, May 14, 2011 IP
  7. hav0k

    hav0k Active Member

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    Yeah I never really noticed that until now, I bet it's Twitter taking over and answer sites like StackExchange and YA.
     
    hav0k, May 14, 2011 IP
  8. DJboutit2

    DJboutit2 Active Member

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    Every few months all forums loses some posting then about 6 weeks later posting picks up again. Like when students are taking final being of each semester brings lower posting & spring break summer & christmas time bring higher posting
     
    DJboutit2, May 15, 2011 IP
  9. TheMissingLink007

    TheMissingLink007 Peon

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    i dont think the forums are dying i think the owners dont update or long on as much they think its going to be an easy quick money then get into it and think wow this is tough. Or get big and then slack off.
     
    TheMissingLink007, May 15, 2011 IP