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Has Digital Point always been a marketing forum

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by PalePeach, Nov 18, 2019.

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    I couldn't help but notice the vast majority of the forum is business, technology and marketing oriented with only a small, less active, gen chat category.
    Was DP intended to focus on those areas with the general chat added as a bonus, or was that a result of the forum changing over time?
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    According to the main man:
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    There was a forum called SEO chat that was very popular. It was sold and the new owners munted it. Those of us on dial-up could barely access the site. This one was started and the most active members jumped ship and came here.

    Edit: the funny thing about dialup - my 22yo remembers the dial-up sound, my 20yo doesn't. I can't believe it's been that long since we got ADSL and now fibre.
     
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    General chat has always been the most active room. In good old days forums like Google was extremely popular.
     
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    davilama2682 Greenhorn

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    Hi.
    I am under the impression that yes. It is a marketing forum. General chats/forum areas are usually implemented in an attempt to salvage a forum from declining member posts. Or general chat is used as a simple catch-all category.

    I did not notice much technology talk or discussion on here but I am new and have yet to delve in deeply into the forum. I like topic-themed forums though. It keeps things orderly and contained. You build character upon the theme of the topics. This forum must be very popular for a reason. If out of anything - this internet web forum does have web presence for sure. I am interested in several aspects of internet marketing though. Perhaps maybe not you. This forum seems a bit disorganized to me however, but it does go with the theme of web development. No matter where or how - people try to turn everything into a marketplace. I stick to the discussion forums and keep it light; and hopefully we will all grow on here. :0) The discussion content is what should drive a forum - not sales. But once implemented in a website sales pages are seldom removed - so they remain. And some use them. But not all.
     
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    Yep a webmaster forum. No way it would have gotten as popular as it has if it was a place just for "general chat". This sub-forum is always added to niche forums as a way for members to discuss stuff not relevant to other sub-forums.
     
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    Sadly, it seems the gen chat social forums of the 2000s don't exist anymore. Stomped out by facebook twitter and instagram.
     
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