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The forum is quiet... no?
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:38:37 PM »
Sooo, is it just me or has the traffic on the forum gone down big time? I always just see the regulars posting here and there and mostly youngsters asking for opinions on pickup choices... what happened?  :undecided:

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 09:18:07 AM »
its been discussed a few times here and there.

i tried to get into 'the fretboard' forum briefly, but its hard to get used to, friendly though it is.
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 02:04:38 PM »
I don't know where everyone went, but I still check in most days, just in case.  It's a shame, this was a thriving community for a long time, and some of the members have become genuine friends away from it.  Hopefully it'll pick up again.
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 02:44:40 PM »
^ Yeah. I've said it before but I think that time the forum went down for a couple of weeks really didn't help- I think the forum was already getting quieter, but when that happened a lot of people migrated to the fretboard forum (or elsewhere) and kind of didn't come back. I keep checking in but there's very rarely anything interesting (to be fair, that's a wider problem with forums in general... they tend to be getting less busy, and having been around them for some time now, I tend to get bored of them more easily), and often not even any new posts since the last time I checked in. I'm not going away just yet but I'm not sure how much longer I can be bothered checking in, either...

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 06:08:26 PM »
It's a shame really. I posted stuff at the Marshall forum (registered there recently when I was looking for info on an amplifier) and no matter what kind of thread I open I get responses immediately,  dozens of them. Yeah, you can't compare those two forums but in contrast to how busy it was here back when I joined it feels like a desert. What's the fretboard forum if I may ask?

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 11:06:07 PM »
What's the fretboard forum if I may ask?

Over at http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/

It's not bad - I look there most days, and there's loads more action there... but, for me, it doesn't seem anywhere near as friendly and interesting as I used to find it here a few years back.

It's a shame, but nothing lasts for ever, we all change and move on
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
^ Yeah ditto pretty much.

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 09:52:13 PM »
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 09:56:25 AM »
What's the fretboard forum if I may ask?

Over at http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/

It's not bad - I look there most days, and there's loads more action there... but, for me, it doesn't seem anywhere near as friendly and interesting as I used to find it here a few years back.

It's a shame, but nothing lasts for ever, we all change and move on

thats very true.

something about the music tastes people had here also back in the "glory days" - the space between Rory Gallagher and Judas Priest lets say - meant nearly every response was relevant and useful.
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 09:46:31 AM »
I still check in from time to time but nothing much seems to be going on here! I don't actually have any Bare Knuckles now either..  Like others I'm over on the fretboard now.

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 10:24:47 AM »
I decided to give the fretboard another go. So far it still doesn't feel as cosy. I don't like it that much I must say.
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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 04:12:00 PM »
^ Yeah I think it might have been cosier back at the start, or even when it used to be MusicRadar. It can feel a bit cliquey, maybe. I know they need to expand the membership, but the tradeoff is having something which the older regulars (or some of them, anyway) don't like as much.

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 07:38:35 PM »
I'm so used to the forum here that even a different layout makes me cringe. Registered at the Laney and the Marshall Forum as I needed some info on amps and my verdict is that I still enjoy the chatter with the members here more... if they only signed in more often hahaha

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Re: The forum is quiet... no?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 11:09:02 PM »
I once a while visit the forum to recommend some pickups, to keep a little faithful to what is/was a great forum. It has gone quiet around here. I miss some of the old school members. It's nice some of the dinosaurs are still here.  :azn:
I must confess that time is an issue at the moment and I didn't buy any guitars the last two years, neither new pickups. I invested merely in amps and cabs, but with three stacks I have enough gear now. Besides that, a lot of questions concern pickups for metal styles and that is not my forte at all. So I keep out of the topics most of the time.

But, guys I do appreciate your contributions and still digging the forum, which is certainly one of nicer ones. No bad blood here.
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