Recent content by whitetigergrowl

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    Forums are dead

    Great! Do a prune of members that haven't been active the last 60 days. Then do a prune of members that have no posts. Then look at the top 5 members and what their total post and thread numbers are and how much they account for forum activity. Including you. You say to watch how it's done...
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    Forums are dead

    Those numbers do not equate to quality or value of members or content. Member numbers do not equate to activity. How many are fake profiles from bots? How many are actually posting and being active out of the 900 you showed? I suspect if the top 5 posters stopped posting, forum activity would...
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    Forums are dead

    Those numbers mean nothing. What number of those are actually participating on the forum? I see forums with 50K+ members, but are lucky to have 20-50 even posting. Some are likely bots or fake accounts. Some are by people that may have created multiple accounts. Etc. Long story short those...
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    Starting a New Forum Website

    So that's your comeback because you couldn't debate the facts of what I shared that were more recent and shot yours down? Sad.
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    Starting a New Forum Website

    Again, you really need to get up to date with your facts. You seem selective about what you want to share. You seem to love sharing old news like it's somehow recent or new news to try and push a belief or agenda. Even if tomorrow numbers went down again, it doesn't mean they will stay that...
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    Starting a New Forum Website

    Not sure where you are getting those suggestions that the pendulum is swinging back to forums. Or that FB is losing membership and traffic in droves, but none of that is simply true. Please back up your claims beyond opinion.
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    Looking for feedback: A new look at forum user experience

    Fact: Most forums, regardless of forum software used, generally do not properly utilize member profiles. Even some websites that have tried, generally have little member engagement with them. They are essentially a waste of underutilized space. Fact: It costs quite a bit of money with zero...
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    Looking for feedback: A new look at forum user experience

    The problem is I think, that forums haven't been able to keep up with social media in terms of user experience. Existing forum profiles are practically useless and outdated. Even on forums with better designs, it still feels like an outdated forum experience. In general, you visit one forum and...
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    Looking for feedback: A new look at forum user experience

    The main problem with forums I feel is the actual lack of community. Why have user profiles since most are DOA. Most people don't do anything with them and forums don't offer any incentive or reason to. Threads and posts? People can lose interest in them quick unless its a hot topic. They might...
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    Looking for feedback: A new look at forum user experience

    I'm at a crossroads. I'm not sure where forums even fit into things these days. I don't like the social media aspect of, well, social media. I mean I get it. But it's rather toxic. On the flip side forums just seem so stale and stuck holding onto the past while trying to add some social media...
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    Xenforo 2.2 release

    Then what makes it different when it's done on social media? 🤷‍♂️
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    Xenforo 2.2 release

    Clearly that's not what most people want with the decline of forums and the explosion of other social media outlets. 'Better structured discussions' is also not entirely true as I see many forums that are a hot mess of no structure with their discussions. Heck most people don't even look to see...
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    Xenforo 2.2 release

    Yeah, ummm, about that. You're at the mercy of the people running that site. For all you know they could have opened or created backdoors to access info on your computer or from your browser without you knowing. Many track everything you do on their website and some possibly beyond it through...
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    Xenforo 2.2 release

    FB is here to stay. And they keep making improvements to their groups. It's been easier to get users to join and engage on FB. I see a lot of adults on Twitter too. Twitter is not better than FB in terms of engagement. Its better for those that don't like conversations and prefer to whine and...
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    Where are Kier and Mike?

    In their offices. So just check the local pubs in the UK. And hey, buy them a few pints and who knows what 2.2 beans one can get! :D
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