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#3428145 - 09/03/09 08:59 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: Mr. Zipper]
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Only 7000 posts in more than 7 years - that's just lazy.

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 Originally Posted By: Mr. Zipper
 Originally Posted By: r1970d
 Originally Posted By: JohnT
My personal opinion: General has a lot of substanceless threads and posts, and it's gotten tiresome to wade through the fluff...so I have been sticking to some of the other sections of the site.


Exactly.

Lots of negativity at times.


Everything is cyclical and the summer is probably the time when people spend the least amount of time online.

That said, these forums have certainly evolved.

When I first joined it seemed as though they were content driven. Information sharing seemed to be the primary driver and the social aspect was a happy byproduct.

Now, we have a whole new generation of posters whose primary driver appears to be the social aspect.. the boards are much more personality driven. Information sharing is now secondary.

So, if you are an old school information seeker (and not part of the clique), there isn't a whole lot of "stickiness" here anymore. Give it a quick browse and move along. If you are a new gen person seeking social interaction, there are plenty of opportunities to insert yourself.


Genius and common sense in one post.

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#3428150 - 09/03/09 09:01 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: VintageComics]
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I don't think this place is dying at all. I think there is a little burnout, but the amount of actually compelling content on the site is fairly high. The marketplace isn't what I would call "booming", but I've managed to sell some pretty high-end books in only a few months. So there are still "buyers" here. The scandals seem to actually encourage posting not discourage...
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#3428151 - 09/03/09 09:02 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: Comicopolis]
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 Originally Posted By: Comicopolis


Genius and common sense in one post.

This is why zippers are better than buttons.


lol


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#3428167 - 09/03/09 09:08 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: ChasingKingKirby]
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I have no registry points, so the only way to exercise my geek superiority is by being a jerk.

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 Originally Posted By: MLMeade
I don't think this place is dying at all. I think there is a little burnout, but the amount of actually compelling content on the site is fairly high. The marketplace isn't what I would call "booming", but I've managed to sell some pretty high-end books in only a few months. So there are still "buyers" here. The scandals seem to actually encourage posting not discourage...


I'd say the marketplace is booming with prime material - off hand, I can think of foolkiller and iggy's threads - however, there is way too much stuff for the marketplace to absorb at one time. So, some may think the marketplace is depressed, when in reality, it is flooded with awesome material. I could easily commit to tens of thousands of dollars of more books, but I'd be in time payments until 2012.
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#3428169 - 09/03/09 09:08 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: ChasingKingKirby]
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 Originally Posted By: MLMeade
I don't think this place is dying at all. I think there is a little burnout, but the amount of actually compelling content on the site is fairly high. The marketplace isn't what I would call "booming", but I've managed to sell some pretty high-end books in only a few months. So there are still "buyers" here. The scandals seem to actually encourage posting not discourage...


I think the more appropriate word for the Marketplace right now is "bombing". lol
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#3428181 - 09/03/09 09:14 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: VintageComics]
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 Originally Posted By: r1970d
 Originally Posted By: JohnT
My personal opinion: General has a lot of substanceless threads and posts, and it's gotten tiresome to wade through the fluff...so I have been sticking to some of the other sections of the site.


Exactly.

Lots of negativity at times.

\(thumbs u


Define negativity.

Is it 'all comics are turd'?

Or more along the lines of 'I'm not happy with where the hobby is heading'?

Because if it's the former, it has no place here. If the latter, it is the one of the prime reasons that these boards will survive and continue to be a place of great education and debate.
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#3428191 - 09/03/09 09:18 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: Flaming_Telepath]
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I offend someone, on some level, somewhere

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Dying?, no.. sleeping yes. \(thumbs u

This place perks up from time to time but I think for the most part we have all talked ourselves out. That and what Zipper said.

Does not mean we don't read the forums daily.
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#3428207 - 09/03/09 09:25 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: Ze-man]
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Don't let these guys jerk you around. To change your custom title, go to My Stuff, then go to Preferences. You can change your custom title there.

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 Originally Posted By: Ze-man
but I think for the most part we have all talked ourselves out.




Bingo. Most stuff has been talked to death. So it's mostly noobies coming on bringing up topics that have already been hashed out.
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#3428212 - 09/03/09 09:28 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: VintageComics]
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I used to come here for the content and information. I found that I liked a lot of the people, and respected even more of them.

Lately I see too many posts that look like this one:

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#3428216 - 09/03/09 09:30 AM Re: Is This Forum Slowly Dying? [Re: Flaming_Telepath]
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 Originally Posted By: Flaming_Telepath
 Originally Posted By: r1970d
 Originally Posted By: JohnT
My personal opinion: General has a lot of substanceless threads and posts, and it's gotten tiresome to wade through the fluff...so I have been sticking to some of the other sections of the site.


Exactly.

Lots of negativity at times.

\(thumbs u


Define negativity.

Is it 'all comics are turd'?

Or more along the lines of 'I'm not happy with where the hobby is heading'?

Because if it's the former, it has no place here. If the latter, it is the one of the prime reasons that these boards will survive and continue to be a place of great education and debate.


I agree with you 100%.

The negativity I was talking about had nothing to do with debates, strong discussions or the direction of the hobby.

It had to do with the name calling, personal attacks, the "what I collect is cool, what you collect sucks" posts, the "who's the loser who paid that much for that big book" etc etc etc.

As membership increases, the hobby (ie forum membership) grows and as comics get more expensive there has been in increase in drastic emotions, partisanship and personal attacks.

That's what I was talking about.

I love a good, strong discussion.

As long as people can keep cool heads we should be able to discuss anything and at worst walk away calm and agree to disagree.
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