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Old 24 Jul 2016, 19:20
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Are forums dying?

Look at this http://www.xda-developers.com/changelog/ In 2013 there were 40000 posts per day and in 2014 it was down to 28000 posts per day. I am not sure what it is now. Are forums dying?
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 19:35
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28,000 posts per day is dying?
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 19:36
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Originally Posted by ProSportsForums View Post
28,000 posts per day is dying?
It used to have 40000 posts per day. Even though 28000 is a huge amount of posts per day, it is a significant drop from 40000 posts per day.
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 19:59
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They are not running anymore?

EDIT: They changed vBulletin a lot :-O
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 20:12
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Originally Posted by mokujin View Post
They are not running anymore?

EDIT: They changed vBulletin a lot :-O
Select the classic style at the bottom
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 22:41
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Wow, "classic" is a bit um .... bright.

If it always loads as slow as when I just visited, I'm amazed anyone posts.
Given its running 3.8.9 (Beta 2 oddly, they really should upgrade) it *should* be much faster.
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Old 24 Jul 2016, 23:40
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It says it is powered by searchlight. What even is searchlight?
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 10:37
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Dying? No. Shrinking? Yes.

The audience who will tolerate using forums has shrunk dramatically in the last 10 years. Social media has captured much of the younger blood who would have replaced the people that left.

There will still be forums as we know then for 4 or 5 years. But in 10 years? I'm less sure. I don't believe the knowledge would be lost but transformed into something we have yet to imagine.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 14:58
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You can't go by post count ... back then people were paying for fake posts, using feeds for posts, paying for "paid content", etc.

Not saying that they did - just saying it's bad to rely on post count to come to conclusions.

Oh, there's also mobile growth. This has changed EVERYTHING. People spend less time on pages.

There's a lot of reasons but it doesn't mean it's "dying".
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 16:23
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I found my old account at xda: You last visited: 7th March 2014 at 05:18 PM :-)
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 16:54
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Post count is actually the worst indicator as to how successful a site is or isn't. Many successful sites have relatively few posts because the volume of information contained in the posts they do have is such that there is little need for extensive discussion. Many others have forums as almost an afterthought rather than as the central focus. Sites which are sales focused often have one post for the sale item and then require buyers ask specific questions via private message or e-mail rather than directly in a thread. There are so many variables which depend greatly upon the reason for a site's existence. Even general off-topic forums have largely gone away from allowing anyone to post anything purely for the sake of posting. Ultimately, it all comes down to the same thing: Quality original content >>> quantity.
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Old 27 Jul 2016, 22:51
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I think that for fourms to survive they have to become mobile freindly. I am confident that forums will be around in 10 years. I think that general off topic forums are getting replaced by social media, but i think that forums, especially hobby forums are thriving. I am a member of a large aquarium forum with over 7 million posts that is more active now than it has ever been.

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Old 28 Jul 2016, 06:03
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Originally Posted by ProSportsForums View Post
28,000 posts per day is dying?
I have same question to the OP

for me, my forum has 50 new posts daily but I don't think it is dying that vice versa, it is growing because forums have more opportunities to get organic traffic than communities on social networks.
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Old 30 Jul 2016, 21:15
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I wouldn't say forums are dying.

Seems like certain niches are becoming less and less popular.

I run a forum that's been around since 2001, my niche happens to be creative writing and play by post forum roleplaying. There are quite a few other sites out like it, although I like to think mine is one of the older ones out there currently.

Most roleplaying sites seem to have had a pretty sharp decline lately, but the younger generation isn't quite what it used to be either.
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Old 24 Dec 2016, 03:25
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I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to give my 2 cents.

I took over sportscardforum.com over a year ago from an absentee owner and the first thing that I had to do was stabilize what was a perceived lack of traffic. The hobby I am in has seen a ton of changes in the last 10 years, with shipping costs making trades and sales domestically and Internationally, the advent of Social Networks and honestly a lack of willing to accept that if you are not adapting, you are going to "die".

The posts are down from what they were 2-3 years ago but I still have plenty of traffic and embracing the changes and adapting to them will help forums long term.
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