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davecom Feb 7, 2014 11:05 PM
So What Happened to These Forums?
I was a very active user about a decade ago. Did they just get out competed by other sites? Why is there so little activity... the Mac user base has only grown.
 
reader50 Feb 7, 2014 11:52 PM
Apparently we're less of a club today. "Beleaguered Apple" that would go bankrupt any day turned out to be the most profitable business on the planet. And nearly everyone owns at least one Apple product today. Though we Mac owners are still a minority, it is a very large minority.
 
davecom Feb 7, 2014 11:59 PM
I'm not sure about that explanation. It seems to me the Mac web is more alive than ever. The MacRumors forums are even more active than MacNN's were at their height. New sites have sprung up like CultOfMac...

I didn't mean it as an affront. I really loved these forums. They were really a ton of fun around the time of Mac OS X Public Beta, 10.1, 10.2. I used the marketplace, was active in the lounge, even the programming forum. It's just a bit sad for me because it was a big part of "my" mac community and I don't feel the same way about the big Mac forum sites today.

It would be cool to see them revive. I'm just kind of curious why people have migrated to other sites. But, I guess I might not need to look far. I migrated to MacRumors more than half a decade ago precisely because these forums seemed to be dying. I suppose it's just a snowball effect.

I still think they look better than any other - but perhaps the MacNN front page is just not as appealing as some of the newer sites.
 
subego Feb 8, 2014 03:52 PM
Who's up for a raid?
 
Shaddim Feb 10, 2014 09:12 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4266738)
Who's up for a raid?
I'll bring my Girdle of Nerdly Might.
 
And.reg Mar 6, 2014 02:45 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by davecom (Post 4266711)
I was a very active user about a decade ago. Did they just get out competed by other sites? Why is there so little activity... the Mac user base has only grown.

Because the forums keep giving error messages about being too busy... :hmm:
 
And.reg Mar 7, 2014 01:08 PM
Same thing all day today.

This reminds me of Mac/Crackrumors 2004-2007.
 
PB2K Mar 25, 2014 06:55 PM
Aside from the 20.000+ posters who dominate these forums too much : I counted the threads started on the opening screen of the Lounge :

subego : 12 threads
laminar : 5 threads
besson3c : 3 threads

seriously, why start a thread for every quinch of your brain !
 
reader50 Mar 25, 2014 07:50 PM
Why else would one start a Lounge thread? For something ... er, serious? :p
 
subego Mar 26, 2014 06:59 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by PB2K (Post 4271361)
Aside from the 20.000+ posters who dominate these forums too much : I counted the threads started on the opening screen of the Lounge :

subego : 12 threads
laminar : 5 threads
besson3c : 3 threads

seriously, why start a thread for every quinch of your brain !
IKR? There's just so much content fighting for attention, shit like that ain't cool!
 
Ω Mar 26, 2014 08:12 PM
Dare I say flame war anyone? ;)
 
And.reg Mar 29, 2014 08:58 PM
Your Mac is so fat...
 
aristotles Apr 7, 2014 01:55 AM
Why don't people post here anymore? I suggest asking various people via personal messages. It is a dangerous topic to discuss in public.

I will say this, the nature of the forums are a reflection of those who run them.
 
P Apr 7, 2014 05:47 AM
It's "dangerous" because you had one inflammatory post deleted from a news discussion thread?
 
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