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  1. #1
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    Unhappy "The Relationship Forums" are closing down soon...

    I cannot say I'm all that surprised, really. Many forums online these days just aren't surviving because fewer members contribute anything.

    I think he is correct. Nobody has any business running a forum any longer. Social media has just about rendered them obsolete, compared to 15 years ago.

    Not all message boards are dead, of course, but they probably will be by 2025.

    https://www.relationship-forums.com

  2. #2
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    As long as there are two people on any forum still communication with each other - then that forum is still active.

    You could even say, "Even if only one person is journaling in a forum and people are reading, then that forum is still active."

    I think the main issues people have with claiming forums to be dead, is more a personal view where the claimant is not receiving the feedback they are looking for then considers low activity as dead. Hell, even the busiest of forums where individual claimants are not connecting will of course view that busy forum as dead. Or, in my case ... it can sometimes seem I am the only one making regular posts ... yet I care less for the feedback from new blood. It's just nice when old friends that I connected with have the time and energy to either feedback or simply post. I just consider it a blessing when I make new friends ... but am learning not to base my activity on that of others. I used to ... but this place is one of a kind. I'll keep posting while the admin is able to keep this site up and running. I am thankful for the time I have had and for whatever is left.

    It's interesting how this forum is still going as the Admin could easily claim the same reasons as the one you have posted ... however one's view on dead or active forums is very much relative to ones position.

    It's not for us to be telling others what is their business and what is not. Forums are another means of social media. Not everyone is into FB, Twitter and so on. I only use it to keep in touch with family and care less for the shallow opinionated posts. I much prefer long walls of opinionated text. lol Forums rule the roost in my book and once again ... as long as one person is still posting and one person is reading ... then it's not dead.

    In 2025, I bet you fourms and message boards will be still up and running just like before. Hell, I bet I will still be here in another 5 years time.
    Last edited by Ponder; 03-08-2019 at 12:19 AM.

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    Out of all the forums I've contributed to over the years, I think vBulletin has the best layout of any message board.

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    Yea, I find it works for me. However I find this one just as simple and my preferred layout. At the end of the day ... content is just as important; minus the shallow meaning often refereed to in social media.

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    Yeah I agree, vBulletin and IPBoard are the only ones my mind can see quickly (even when my mind is foggy), the other software gives me a headache for some reason.

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    Thumbs up

    MyBB was good too.

 

 

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