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Old 09-15-2014, 03:47 AM
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What is your motivation for being active on forum board? Some people like to talk with people; some others like to get help from real people and expect instant interaction.

And you, why are you taking part in forums?
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:22 PM
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What is your motivation for being active on forum board? Some people like to talk with people; some others like to get help from real people and expect instant interaction.

And you, why are you taking part in forums?
I suppose online forums are slowly fading in popularity in the face of 'social media' like Facebook and Twatter, but I still actively participate in a few traditional online forums. I also own and manage this one... with the help of a few of my good long time trusted friends like evildre, Sorce, and a few others. Not like it's a hard job, we only have a few daily visitors.

I still have hopes of someday re-vamping this community and making it more popular again, but Real Life always seems to get in the way of me devoting any real time to it.


Why do I still participate in forums? Well, it's largely as you said. I like to communicate with real people, and I like those people to be literate, well spoken, and fairly intelligent. Most members of forums like ours fit that description naturally, and those that don't get weeded out pretty fast.

I'm also really old (ok well.... I just turned 39) so I've been using computers for close to 30 years now. I remember what it was like before the internet when we used dial up modems to communicate ONE ON ONE. I was around for the 'birth' of communities like ours, I have seen the software for our forum develop for well over a decade and a half now, and I'm just a creature of habit. I like how forums work and I know the ins and outs pretty well.

Don't get me wrong, I'm also a Facebook junkie and have been since early 2009. But if I had to make a choice I'd easily choose forums over so-called 'social media' any day.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:04 AM
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It's still alive?
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Ahh, Social Media will be he untimely death of the old fashion BB.

I hope it is not true, but everyone wants a quick fix and be done with it.
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I'm always willing to change with the times, but Facebook is sometimes nothing more than some whiny teenagers or how much everyone loves weed.

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And how much they hate *current government official, and/or party*
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And how many likes someone needs to cure their cancer.
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