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    What's wrong with viewing and not commenting? I'm quiet in real life too, but I do like to see what other people are saying.

    More than once, I've started to type a reply and then realized I had nothing useful to say. Or I didn't really care to set someone straight on their misconception, etc.--all that gets me is some potential for satisfaction, but it often doesn't seem worth it. Just a second ago I almost threw this post in the bin too, but just for the OP I'll unleash it on the world. Bwahahaha....

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    I like to comment on stuff. It's fun! herp derp

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    Red confirmed for being a time traveller.

    Lack of activity isn't so much an individual thing, more a shift in social trends. When people can go and make comments in large social environments like twitter, reddit, 4chan, etc and get instant replies and gratification, they're less likely to invest the time and patience required to take part in a forum and its community. That's not to say we don't like coming here, but there are fewer and fewer of us, we're not getting any new blood coming along, so there is a constantly diminishing return on investment.

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    I hate to say it but I think forums were a fad... Its just not the norm anymore :/
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    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Yeah, I gotta agree with that.
    The other forums that I'm on are mainly gaming ones. I used to be all over the off-topic threads chatting about all sorts of random crap. Now I just can't be bothered. The only threads that I check are the ones relating to tournaments. It's the same with most of my friends.
    The guys who are posting all over the place are usually the new joiners. After a while they also just drift off.

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    That's kind of the thing with forums, they tend to be very niche and thus have a small audience and tight knit community. With 4chan or reddit you can take part in anything without the need to build any relationship with other users. The social dynamics of the internet have changed and when it is so easy to have instant social interaction with no repercussions, no-one will make the effort to do otherwise.

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    The only place I really still see active forums (at least in my interest circles) are about Android phones and repair/maintenance/rooting topics. Forums are good for that because of crowdsourcing I guess.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Recently I felt that Facebook isn't that "social" for me anymore.
    I don't want to be 1 of the 1000 friends of some pretty girl
    or force read to what you like or shit

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    I use Facebook to keep in contact with people while I'm out of the country. Sadly that's more often than I'd like. Also I doubt I'd remember anyone's birthday without it. It's a glorified version of Outlook for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3dKnight View Post
    Recently I felt that Facebook isn't that "social" for me anymore.
    I don't want to be 1 of the 1000 friends of some pretty girl
    or force read to what you like or shit
    So dont. No one's forcing you. Hide the people you don't care about, highlight the people you do. #rocketscience


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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