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Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:09 pm

Was looking around:
TDF, First page of darts discussions goes back 2 months
df, First page of darts discussions goes back one month.
OK here is a bit of the exception. Just 6 days.
Is it a seasonal thing or just continuing the general decline?

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby devosteve » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Well according to some on fb (real fanatics) forums are finished.

For me it's hard to say. I basically only read and post on here (re forums) and also fb pages (real & original fanatics and a pdc site).

Site is not as busy as it was but it is still my 1st port of call.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby ssjsa » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:29 pm

ChrisW wrote:Was looking around:
TDF, First page of darts discussions goes back 2 months
df, First page of darts discussions goes back one month.
OK here is a bit of the exception. Just 6 days.
Is it a seasonal thing or just continuing the general decline?


Have to say whilst I can't comment on the other forums as this is the only one I am a member of, think here has been pretty busy over the past months.

Some very good debate over that time, and the vast majority of our posters contribute in an objective and non insulting fashion. All is well at TSOD as far as I can see.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby pranu180 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:48 am

Elsewhere in a parallel universe, ssjsa posts his 'nothing bad has ever happened' comment.

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Dannyboy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:31 am

It would be better without the incessant bickering,

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby BlueSpark » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:54 am

TDF is very quiet, barely look on there really, let alone post.
Don't see too many issues here.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Black Velvet » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:25 am

Some are.

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Skewball » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:01 am

the darts forums need to merge into one to survive I think. Or more specifically df and TSOD. As long as you have 2 areas, one for Darts chat with the TSOD filters/guidelines and an area for other uncensored chat then they could co exist quite nicely with most people posting in both areas or sticking to one if they prefer.
Would work well I think an would even attract more posters as the only place to go for decent darts debate - especially seeing as FB only has a BDO Players Birthday page and an EDO appreciation page.

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Ginge » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am

Skewball wrote:the darts forums need to merge into one to survive I think. Or more specifically df and TSOD. As long as you have 2 areas, one for Darts chat with the TSOD filters/guidelines and an area for other uncensored chat then they could co exist quite nicely with most people posting in both areas or sticking to one if they prefer.
Would work well I think an would even attract more posters as the only place to go for decent darts debate - especially seeing as FB only has a BDO Players Birthday page and an TSoD discussion page.


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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby oche balboa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:32 am

If Bradders quit, forums will boom
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Ginge » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 am

On his mind.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby nikkiboy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:05 am

Skewball wrote:the darts forums need to merge into one to survive I think. Or more specifically df and TSOD. As long as you have 2 areas, one for Darts chat with the TSOD filters/guidelines and an area for other uncensored chat then they could co exist quite nicely with most people posting in both areas or sticking to one if they prefer.
Would work well I think an would even attract more posters as the only place to go for decent darts debate - especially seeing as FB only has a BDO Players Birthday page and an EDO appreciation page.

Won't happen becasuse keeping the shite that some post off the darts threads would be impossible to police.
Forums in general are a lot quieter, a lot of the chat taken over by Twitter and Facebook but when I used to read both Fanatics it was all sycophantic nonsense and anyone who dared criticise was immediately banned. When organisations do wrong they need to be criticised because if you surround yourself with people who solely agree then you get a false sense of achievement and security. Criticism is good as long as it does not become abuse. The irony is that from the screenshot I have seen here and people have sent me it is Fanatics that is using swear words and abuse directed at all the members here and one can only assume that it is because forums allow criticism and they do not.
I think forums still have a place see above but they will never get to where they were ten years ago.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby ssjsa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:10 am

ChrisW wrote:Was looking around:
TDF, First page of darts discussions goes back 2 months
df, First page of darts discussions goes back one month.
OK here is a bit of the exception. Just 6 days.
Is it a seasonal thing or just continuing the general decline?


Just had a quick look at the Darts chat Index pages of the forums you have cited above.

TDF- 8 threads with posts in last 7 days.
DF- 4 threads with posts in the last 7 days.
TSOD- 27 threads with posts in the last 7 days.
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Ginge » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:12 am

Chris normally starts a thread like this when he wants Gaz to bite to him. Any luck yet, mate?
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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby 26scored » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:33 pm

Here is the usual daily turd polishing thread from Chris. Not surprised SSJSA joined in either. Well done, this place is truly superior to all

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Moongoose McQueeen » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:41 pm

Punting sections are the future

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby 26scored » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:56 pm

Moongoose McQueeen wrote:Punting sections are the future


Well said, there's none here though?

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Re: RE: Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Moongoose McQueeen » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:58 pm

26scored wrote:
Moongoose McQueeen wrote:Punting sections are the future


Well said, there's none here though?

Don't think so

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:05 pm

Shouldn't be too difficult to set up if there is a demand.

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Re: Are Forums on their last legs?

Postby Mgt » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:23 pm

These threads pop up every year around this time. Of course Twitter and Facebook will take some traffic away from forums, but they'll have their place for the foreseeable future I'd reckon.


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