Author Topic: Are forums dying a global trend?  (Read 487 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Tinister

  • Cutest
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Cutes: 10
    • View Profile
  • Pronouns: eax/ebx/ecx/edx
Are forums dying a global trend?
« on: April 06, 2017, 06:22:24 AM »
Are they a forlorn relic of the late 90s - mid 2000s?

What were they replaced with?  To be honest I wasn't paying attention.

Also I wonder if technically right now is the "late 2010s".  Yeesh.

SquareWheel

  • Administrator
  • Cutest
  • *****
  • Posts: 380
  • Cutes: 39
    • View Profile
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 09:06:56 AM »
I'm not sure, but Tinister threads projecting the death of forums may be a trend.

Are they a forlorn relic of the late 90s - mid 2000s?

What were they replaced with?  To be honest I wasn't paying attention.
Social media I guess.  Facebook and reddit.  Imgur, even?  People seem to communicate more with images and awful gifs than words today.

Some traditional forums have been replaced with more modern software like Discourse.  Though I think more are transitioning to cloud-based live chat like Discord instead.

Personally I use Slack for more businessy live chat.

Tinister

  • Cutest
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Cutes: 10
    • View Profile
  • Pronouns: eax/ebx/ecx/edx
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 06:40:28 PM »
I don't think I've seen Discourse in the wild

Tinister

  • Cutest
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Cutes: 10
    • View Profile
  • Pronouns: eax/ebx/ecx/edx
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 08:28:29 AM »
I'm not sure, but Tinister threads projecting the death of forums may be a trend.

Wait, when was the last time...?

SquareWheel

  • Administrator
  • Cutest
  • *****
  • Posts: 380
  • Cutes: 39
    • View Profile
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 11:00:31 AM »
At least in the case of the HC, whenever we last had a meta discussion about its future.  Maybe during the move to the cutey zone.


Relevant: Is there a difference between a warning and a forewarning?  It seems like both words pretty much mean the same thing.

hubol

  • Cutester
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Cutes: 69
    • View Profile
    • hubolhubolhubol
  • Pronouns: he/him
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 10:07:40 PM »
hey whered the news go  >:(

SquareWheel

  • Administrator
  • Cutest
  • *****
  • Posts: 380
  • Cutes: 39
    • View Profile
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 11:15:48 PM »
Oh dang, the news.  I minimized it after penisarm gate and forgot all about it.

dcco

  • Cuter
  • ***
  • Posts: 130
  • Cutes: 11
    • View Profile
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 01:40:41 AM »
forams are going the way of old-school flash animations

Tinister

  • Cutest
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Cutes: 10
    • View Profile
  • Pronouns: eax/ebx/ecx/edx
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 08:20:53 AM »
Do communities develop on facebook/reddit/etc?

Does something like HCCon 2013 happen on /r/GameDeals?

SquareWheel

  • Administrator
  • Cutest
  • *****
  • Posts: 380
  • Cutes: 39
    • View Profile
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 03:24:29 PM »
Does something like HCCon 2013 happen on /r/GameDeals?

/r/GameDeals, no.  It's too large at this point.

/r/GameDealsMeta though is the right size for enabling a sense of community.  There's a certain culture that has emerged, and you're able to pretty quickly recognize common poster's names.  There's people I like and dislike.  I'd call it a community.

hubol

  • Cutester
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Cutes: 69
    • View Profile
    • hubolhubolhubol
  • Pronouns: he/him
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 04:06:49 PM »
whats hccon 2013? was that postings month

Tinister

  • Cutest
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Cutes: 10
    • View Profile
  • Pronouns: eax/ebx/ecx/edx
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 04:15:35 PM »
HCCon is when we all had going to meet up IRL to hang out and drank booze and going to play video games and terrorized the locals.  It's tentatively scheduled to have had occurred in 2013, mark your calendars.

hubol

  • Cutester
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Cutes: 69
    • View Profile
    • hubolhubolhubol
  • Pronouns: he/him
Re: Are forums dying a global trend?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 10:24:15 PM »
i'm into it :apple: