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Poll : Are forums superseded by Facebook in 2018?
Yes and thanks for all the fish......
Possibly but I'll still use them especially AmigaWorld.net ;-)
Possibly and there will come a day when I'll stop posting!
No, the day I waste time on Facebook is the day I give up on life!
No, Facebook does not compare to AmigaWorld.net.
No, forums are a place of community whereas Facebook is vapid in comparison!!
I don't care! Pancakes!!!!
 
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Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 21:45:31
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After looking at Mac-Forums for the first time in a while it became clear that the website is on life support and could close down any day! An official notice of 31st December 2017 was given as the end but it's still limping on! Is it a sign that forums have been superseded by Facebook and that their days are numbered?

Are Mac-Forum's days numbered?

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 22:17:49
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Fear not, BigD, AW will be very busy again soon ...

http://uk.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-users-50-million-fewer-hours-facebook-2018-1?r=US&IR=T

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 22:24:34
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I have a fb account for administering the work page, but no friends/pic/info etc. I can't stand social media!

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 22:34:31
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The forums are dying because of a lack of interest in the Amiga. People have been hanging around the forums for years waiting for hardware and 15 years of waiting for OS4 improvements. It's easy to get distracted or just to move on in that amount of time.

So FaceBook or not, it doesn't really matter. Until there's something of interest or some forward progress there won't be much activity on either. Just because someone joins an Amiga FB group doesn't mean they're even looking at the content, let alone contributing or posting.

The Vampire forums are quite active though.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 23:04:31
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@ferrels

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The forums are dying because of a lack of interest in the Amiga.


My point was that the forums medium is dying generally and then I used a Mac forum as an example. Keep your pessimistic bias against the progress of A-EON, AmigaKit, Hyperion etc off this thread. The X5000 is available now, the A.L.I.C.E. laptop can be imported from America taking the pain out of setting up emulation on a PC laptop and Tabor is coming. That is all good and a far cry from the Troika, ACK Software Controls or even Eyetech days. There is no reason to bring the Amiga platform down all the time on every thread!

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 23:06:50
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@ferrels

Come on guy, give it a rest please.
You've made it abundantly lear for at least a year now that all you want to do is bitch and moan.
EVERY SINGLE post you've made for as long as I can recall is just whinge, whinge, whinge, moan, moan, moan.
Come on guy, you're not a child.

I dont particularly want to argue, but you're so very tiring lately. Just not interested in watching people bitch and moan as an agenda, which no matter how aggressively you respond (a forte of youre since this behaviour started) you're just not gonna be easy to take seriously. Your rants ave no effect when theyre so transparent and typical. In fact pretty much every rant you make lately just makes you a laughing stock (one you've encouraged).

Bit of a shame that someone in this community who is actually capable of thinking for themselves chooses not to think at all and instead just gives cliches as responses.

p.s. did you notice how BigD was actually talking about a mac forums rather than this one? Perhaps read the things you auto respond to? Might make you a smidgeon less hilarious.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 7-Feb-2018 23:22:02
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@BigD

What's Facebook again?! 😜

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
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a place i sometimes go to see photos of tower 57 builds. i'm not sure what other purpose it would have.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
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@BigD

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The X5000 is available now, the A.L.I.C.E. laptop can be imported from America taking the pain out of setting up emulation on a PC laptop and Tabor is coming


You'll have a nice collection then, an X5000, A.L.I.C.E. and soon a Tabor

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 8-Feb-2018 0:01:26
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@BigD

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Keep your pessimistic bias against the progress of A-EON, AmigaKit, Hyperion etc off this thread. T


Sorry, but an opinion was asked, so I offered mine. And I WILL keep my pessimism as long as Hyperion continues in its failure to deliver on promises made years ago and as A-Eon continues to talk or just keep silent about the Tabor. Hyperion was promising SMP 8 years ago. It now over 2 years since A-Eon promised the Tabor.

I'm not bringing down the platform in any way thank you. Hyperion and A-Eon have been doing a wonderful job of that all by themselves.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
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@fishy_fis

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Come on guy, give it a rest please.


I could say the same about you....nothing but constant posts about how great a job Hyperion and A-Eon are doing. They must have offered you a sizable discount on a new system in exchange for your constant cheerleading.

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@ferrels

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I could say the same about you....nothing but constant posts about how great a job Hyperion and A-Eon are doing. They must have offered you a sizable discount on a new system in exchange for your constant cheerleading.


Perhaps you are trying to demonstrate how communicating on the internet whatever the medium; forum or social media, is pointless and just becomes drowned out by oafish bores with an axe to grind. Good point well made

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
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@ferrels

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The Vampire forums are quite active though.


LOL, there's more going on in the CD32 threads on EAB than on Vampire forums.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 8-Feb-2018 0:59:58
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maybe for pre-teens but I doubt that will happen for us amigans any time soon...I only dare to use that nonsense to check up on my teenager

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 8-Feb-2018 7:15:35
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Social Media makes great demands on peoples time. More casual Amiga users are likely to get their fix when checking in with FB. I don't buy the people are losing interest in the Amiga argument, interest seems higher in recent years than it was for many, just not on the traditional forums. I'm not a fan of facebook but that's where the content is these days unfortunately.

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Posted on 8-Feb-2018 7:34:57
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I agree with A1200. I only joined Facebook because my family uses it, but I haven't logged on there in months. If I want to spend time in a false reality, I would rather just play a video game.

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 8-Feb-2018 10:27:45
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I have facebook account since Im an admin on a couple of workrelated facebook pages.

Other than that Im increasingly avoiding it.

And if it hadnt been for work, I would have deleted it by now.

Topic related; I reject all requests Ive had from Amiga related FB pages. I will never join any groups on FB, full stop.

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Posted on 8-Feb-2018 12:48:47
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@ferrels

The Commodore Amiga Facebook group page has more members that any other Amiga forum and is very active. I see news and rumors on Facebook before it even is discussed on any forum (except maybe in eab.abime.net)

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Re: Are Forums dying out because of Facebook?
Posted on 8-Feb-2018 22:37:29
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@BigD

Mac-Forum's days may be numbered, but I don't think it's because of Facebook. There are a lot of places to get good help with Macs. As far as I can tell Fedora Forum is going very strong and I'm not sure Fedora users are any less likely to use Facebook than Mac users.

I had to use Facebook for work for a while but I managed to get someone else to take it on. I tired of all the stupidity, at how people shared news stories aiming for a sharp sting, including a lot of people who know better. Didn't matter if I agreed or disagreed with the story's point; everyone calling everyone else stupid is a bad, bad trend.

That said, I think people should quit Twitter even more, and so, apparently, does one of its founders.

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Posted on 8-Feb-2018 22:57:53
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@simplex

If you'd read the link to Mac-Forums you'd have seen the moderators pointing to Facebook as the obvious extension of their forum once it's dead! That is an acceptance that Facebook is the future as far as they are concerned. Fransexy obviously feels the same way about AmigaWorld

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