- Jun 28, 2020
He wasn't, he just didn't know who I was as I'm using a few different names across different sites.
That was a very good forum. You could have maintained it. Because it is general. It can host gamers from any game. Yes, forum activity has really reduced. But with a change of strategy, you can survive.You're not wrong there, I was the community administrator for GameWinners.com (180,000 members, over 8million posts [we purged the DB at times, so it never exceeded 2 mil at a time]), and pre-social media that site was an absolute beast, posts flowing in 24/7 and members galore; however, once social media took hold and cheat codes fell away from gaming, the site did a nosedive and eventually shut down.
I agree that it could have, and we had a very strong community core left still actively posting when the owner decided to shut things down. I offered to take over from him, I offered multiple different compromises to keep things going, but he wanted to shut down, so that was that. It absolutely had every chance to keeping going and I'm still devastated that it was shut down. All that's left now is a splash page and links to reddit, facebook and a discord server. Shame.That was a very good forum. You could have maintained it. Because it is general. It can host gamers from any game. Yes, forum activity has really reduced. But with a change of strategy, you can survive.
Forums will never die. The social media craze will just die off. Slowly people will be bored and will want to engage in a community that indulges in a specific subject matter. Currently, the tough job for forum admins is to get the like-minded individuals onboard and active.
Forums will still remain content-rich, compared to the mainstream social media.
I have been through a similar situation sometime back. But i regret i didn't hold on longer.I used to own a general chat forum myself a while back but unfortunately had to close it back in 2017 when prices of hosting went up and I was no longer able to afford it. By the time I closed it, it would have been 8 years old.
Sorry about that. I noticed it went off for a while there. Glad you've fixed. You've got to be careful now! We're getting used to this village of ours. We don't want it to disappear like Flight MH370!Almost had a moment on CB, upgraded to xenforo 2.2 and enabled the wrong addon and corrupted the database lol, got a genius working on it at the moment.
You are very right. But like me, i think you did one mistake....one big mistake us forum admins do.I've messed around with a lot of forums - phpBB, myBB, Discourse, Flarum, Forumotion, and the free demos of Invision and xenForo. A lot of my forums ended up dead or stagnant.
(At one point - last year or so? I tried to make my own forum, and after two days, realized how much ungodly amount of work it would take to do so...)
I don't think forums are dead, but I do think that ever since the rise of social media and Discord, interest in them has declined somewhat.