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Weird, I thought this place wouldn't exist anymore...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TossMonkey, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    I did a market study a few years back for a client that indicated that the popularity and subsequent prevalence of independent boards would decline as smart devices and social media became more of a social norm. Obviously just that is happening, the rest of the analysis indicated that boards that facilitated well functioning social media integration with high ease of use on a mobile platform... that is of course rather vague and this is a board for a PC game but the possibilities exist, though the interest, drive, and/or development funding may not.
     
  2. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Makes sense.
     
  3. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I have always thought that the rise of social media was responsible for a lot of boards failing. Good post.
     
  4. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    Hi TM!
    I'm around occasionally... rarely post anything these days though
     
  5. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Its true, wonder if we can link them up for login purposes, etc.
     
  6. OshadowO

    OshadowO Irregular

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    I'm amazed no one deletes old defunct accounts around here. Even more amazed to recognize so many names. Hope you all have been leading a good life.
     
  7. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Well come on y'all lurkers, get out of the woodworks and post a comment on this webzone.
     
  8. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    they'll all come back when the apocalypse hits
     
  9. -Jes-

    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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    What makes you think it hasn't already?
     
  10. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Leo's still alive? :bday:
     
  11. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    yeah i dont really get why social media replaces forums and chats. These things are so much more small scaled and less all encompassing.
     
  12. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Ever hear the phrase 'get them while they're young' ....

    The research I did indicated it had to do with marketing and what was mainstream, along with kids being introduced to social networking on mobile devices (their own or their mothers, as mothers will often let their kids play with their cell phones to placate them) before getting into PC gaming (or anything PC related for that matter). Forums tend to provide a social function as well as a hub of information and/or resources. That social function is what tends to retain users beyond the initial need for info or resources and social networking supplants that in a much easier to interface with format that requires less though. Additionally since many of the things that most people do on a PC can be done on a smart phone by extension the prevalence of home PC's would decline (and it has). The net result is less new PC users and more of those using more casual means of socializing digitally.

    Edit: Among other info I analyzed data from gallop polls (homes with home PC's vs. average age data of cell phone users), publicly released market studies (focusing on user account counts, PC related sales, and hand collected re-inforcing data pertaining to new accounts on many forums like this one, GU's, neo-win, etc.) Normally speaking I don't discuss work I have done for clients publicly, but this guy never paid the second half of his bill even though he utilized the data, still uses the website I made for him as part of the contract, and his business was and is doing great. Sure I could sue, but the legal fees would cost me more than what he owes me and that really isn't my style anyway.
     
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  13. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    ^Go Waco on (t)his ass ;)
     
  14. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Where's Billybadass? I wonder how he's doing in Japan.
     
  15. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Where are the zandbakdraken? Affraid for kittens? Dux?
     
  16. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    well PC gaming is doing quite well, just look at mobas and all those MMO's but these kids will just play with their friends.
     
  17. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Pun noted and approved. However tempting though, I don't possess a need to either be part of or profit from his demise.
     
  18. -Jes-

    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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    Jury's still out on that.
     
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  19. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Yeah, I guess the issue is the news coming from Epic is quite and as a community we feel like we've been burned before
     
  20. leilei

    leilei ANIME ELF'S !!

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