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    ytmnd built its own coffin when it switched from strictly HTML to javascript. It's not exploitable anymore, it takes forever to load, and it lost all the charm of being the last holdout of web 1.0
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    I think there is a certain fear of the internet in the culture of today, in the news you hear wack stories of employers finding your old sites and firing people.

    If you Google my name you don't get much but if you Google my "extended" name you get a bunch of dirt on me that for the life of me I can't get rid of because I'm not authorised. Sucks. I just have to drop that gag I guess

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    I remember a time when you could find a message board on anything. Now you can't. I'm sure Usenet is still cool though

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    Message boards are pretty great, I can't imagine myself using the Internet that much without them

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    A lot of memes aren't even real memes any more, something like "falling bear" dies in a week, and true memes like courage wolf a nearly dead now.

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    I still see courage wolf from time to time.

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    Check out the league of legends forum, or the maplestory forums, or the Grand Chase forums, they are all quite active in general discusion. Most of the time its centered around the game, but that is how forums are being kept alive, through an active interest in discusion going on ABOUT the game that the people are playing. For example leagues forums have so much activity in general discusion that within 30 seconds at high activity your post will be off the front page, and at low activity it'll take a minute or 2 tops.

    The reason these kinds of forums are in decline is there is no method of attracting new users, outside of friends asking other friends to come, and there is no incentive to be here, outside of enjoying the discusion and being a part of it. Like in league, threads actually would change the game because the game creaters visited the page all the time, and took feedback from threads that got hugely popular. Also they had an upvote/downvote system that made people feel recognition and support for their ideas and posts.
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    PD has a similar problem of getting new members...

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    No, those types of forums DON'T have the problem, when i said THESE i ment, the ones i'm currently on. They have a steady stream of new players, and recurring players always wanting to be kept in the loop about the games goings ons
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    I think PD is an outlier among small pokemon boards. If you look around you can find plenty of small pokemon boards, almost all of them dead. I even found one on proboards about the same age as PD, and even a similar size at it's peak, but by 2009, it died. It even had a dedicated history, a written narrative of all the mod wars and user feuds. So what happened? I don't know. My opinion is PD is able to hold on because of dedicated members created by the very free and open environment with little to no modding, so ironically, a reason why a lot of people left back in the day, is probably the only reason PD is still alive.

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    Forums that take your thread off the front page in a matter of minutes is too big. Not worth making a thread in the first place.

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    Well, it puts it at the front page agian if people comment, and you can bump it back into the front page, plus you can just refresh your own thread in like 2~3 minutes and it will usually have atleast 6 comments, and if its interesting it'll be into 2~3 pages
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    CE bumps it off the front page in a matter of seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeenageAngst View Post
    CE bumps it off the front page in a matter of seconds.
    Unless you're Proudclad, Assaulted_Muffins, Doom_Art, Parappa, or a CEgal
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