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motownmasher

Forums go dead??

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I agree that the forums have gone dead. I've been a member for years but when the format changed I couldn't log back in and it took weeks to get a reply to my inquiry regarding this. Therefore, I rejoined under a new username. I've always participated in the Photo Sharing and Bird Watching forums. Years ago, it was common to get a dozen or more replies to an informative post or a photo that I took. Now, even though there may be 100 or more views, it's shocking to get more than a couple replies. It's not even unusual for mods to seemingly be off the grid for months at a time. Now that I have a place near Park Rapids, I was hoping to find some fishing info on that sub forum but nada. Another dead area. I think a lot has to do with laziness. If a person has the time to read a post, they have time to reply to a post. Anything to encourage a person to continue posting would help. Just a reply such as "that's interesting info, thanks" would be encouraging. Anyway, it is what it is unfortunately. Personally, I find FB is only good for businesses promoting, nosy people and people that like to brag. 

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I agree about the forums, I too was locked out and just gave up.  then all of sudden it works again, no answers.  and the entertainment value near 0.

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Unless you want to talk endlessly about Donald Trump there isn't much going on here on a typical day.  I frequent a several forums and several have really hit a brick wall and are clearly in a decline, the speed of which seems to vary but not the direction they are headed.

 

I have also seen a few that have good content but they tend to be a little more focused on a select topic, for instance bow hunting. 

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