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    We're Dying Out

    ?Someone would always answer?: The sad death of the internet message board

    Who'd have thought CricSim would ever be part of any wider trend.
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    Quite a good article that.

    I was actually thinking about this the other day.

    There's definitely something to be said about forums though. I despise the discussions you get on social media pages. They are usually pervaded by mouth-breathers are other cretins. I suppose it's not like we don't get some of those types on here, but generally speaking the quality of the discussions on here are really top quality. We're lucky enough to have a core group of users that are made up of a variety of intelligent people from an array of different backgrounds. If the forum is ever to die off I will be sad, because through using the site over the years, despite my questionable usage of the site over the years, I've learned so much and been exposed to so many interesting things and ideas.
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    I'm still numb from the funeral of MSN Messenger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    I'm still numb from the funeral of MSN Messenger.
    A dark day.

    At least we still have the transcripts for some of the old CW group conversations on there.

    At least I think I still have a few saved at least. Will be sad if I don't have a copy of Rodgiegate anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    A dark day.

    At least we still have the transcripts for some of the old CW group conversations on there.

    At least I think I still have a few saved at least. Will be sad if I don't have a copy of Rodgiegate anymore.
    Concerning regular use of "at least" in this post.
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    It is weird that these are dying out. There is a certain feeling that you are talking to actual human beings* here rather than an amorphous blob you get on sites like reddit.


    *or PEWS
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    I can confirm that sledger certainly has the appearance of a human being

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I can confirm that sledger certainly has the appearance of a human being
    he didn't reveal his lizard identity to you then
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Quite a good article that.

    I was actually thinking about this the other day.

    There's definitely something to be said about forums though. I despise the discussions you get on social media pages. They are usually pervaded by mouth-breathers are other cretins. I suppose it's not like we don't get some of those types on here, but generally speaking the quality of the discussions on here are really top quality. We're lucky enough to have a core group of users that are made up of a variety of intelligent people from an array of different backgrounds. If the forum is ever to die off I will be sad, because through using the site over the years, despite my questionable usage of the site over the years, I've learned so much and been exposed to so many interesting things and ideas.
    Completely agree with you, though from my experience I'd say that CW is very much at the upper end of the scale with regards to the quality of the forum and that pretty much all the others I've ever been on have basically been much worse, in many cases offering discussion of a quality not too distinguishable from some of the worse ones you get on social media sites.

    If all forums were like this one, I think the format would still be much more prevalent on the whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    he didn't reveal his lizard identity to you then
    No, but that would explain the scarf and the interest in EU law
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bijed View Post
    Completely agree with you, though from my experience I'd say that CW is very much at the upper end of the scale with regards to the quality of the forum and that pretty much all the others I've ever been on have basically been much worse, in many cases offering discussion of a quality not too distinguishable from some of the worse ones you get on social media sites.

    If all forums were like this one, I think the format would still be much more prevalent on the whole.
    So how did this happen? Pure chance or was there some design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    No, but that would explain the scarf and the interest in EU law
    Haha, it's weird how much I enjoy EU law despite having severe problems with the EU itself. If I think too much about it I end up wondering if my entire existence is a type of paradox. I don't like thinking too hard though, it's very tiring, and can thus deplete time that I could otherwise spend watching videos of dogs/people playing wrestling video games on YouTube.

    P.S. I still wear that scarf.

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    Is it fair to put a large share of the blame on Reddit? I certainly feel like it is.

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    Reddit won't take people away from message boards. There was Digg before reddit and we are still here. Message boards are a niche and we rarely get new members who stick around.

    I think its about the community. I mean, does anyone even read a poster's username in reddit during discussions? Its an insufferable cesspool of know-it-alls and the only reason to go there continuously is to engage your narcissistic side and keep it healthy., which is fun but not the same thing
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    Everytime I go to reddit, usually to get information on a specific technical thing, I am always put off by the format. Pain in the arse to say the least.
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