I'd agree with this statement. Indeed, that s why I started this thread http://xenforo.com/community/threads/are-forum-communities-obsolete.18977/page-4#post-248769
I agree. Facebook has changed the popularity of chit chat forums. People just chit chat on Facebook. Currently, Forums (like Xenforo) don't create good content. A post is not a wikipedia entry. The structure of forums is user managment, not content management. I said before that if Facebook makes Communities that are Content Focused .... I think that could mean the end to forums.FB destroying forums ... Same happened with local emails and search engines, when Google came into the market. While not completely erase all it basically killed majority.
Definitely possible. Especially if forums don't make content creation a priority.I don't see forum boards without completely reinvention of the basic post idea to stand longer than couple of years.
This site is very CONTENT oriented. It is almost not a forum.
Agreed.FB only "destroyed" the small crappy sites. For us big dawgs, it has helped us generate more traffic.
I think forum only sites will all but die off.
Most of the moaners have now decided they prefer xenForo, which I guess was only to be expected once they had a chance to get use to the new software - a great move for urban and a great advert for xF.I've been having a good look around and posting on various threads, everything seems to be working as expected, including a handful of posters moaning about the change.