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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    Default DDs greatest hits from bygone years...

    Okay activity on the forum has slowed abit. Perhaps things will pick up in due course. Hopefully. Anyway, today I spent a coupled of hours reading threads and posts that go back YEARS. I am amazed but not surprized by how much pure gold there is in the wealth of knowledge and information there is to be found from the past 5-10 years on this forum alone. There is also alot of funny and stupid stuff for sure - but there is still ALOT of useful and intelligent thought provoking posts and threads. There were many interesting and heated (sometimes angry) debates that just went on and on. Some days there were dozens of posts and threads - from alot of people. I remember the introduction of Convict Conditioning and all the hub hub about how the word "Convict" was just plain wrong in that it glorifyed gangstas in the big house. That one went on for months. What ever happened to "Z-Health". That seemed to fade away. Even kettlebells and lifting iron get little mention anymore. Reading the many names of the posters who are now long gone who shared the gold with us seems sad now that they have moved on. I guess we have moved into a new phase. I just have not been able to figure it out yet. Seems like body weight training gets most notice here. Not complaining about that - but even "that" is fading along with fewer people knocking on the door. When did all this change? What happened? I wanna see some gold. These are just the ramblings of me wondering where they all went too...hehehe!!...Dennis

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    Dennis, I was thinking the same/similar thoughts within the last year or so. I remember when I joined back in 2010, the forum was buzzing with activity then and for years after (yes, even the nutrition forum!!). It seems to have died down in the last few years or so.

    Like you, I have also lamented that names I came to think kind of as friends in a sense (even though I never really talked to them on the forums), have gone; Steve Friedes, Ifor, Fiazalenu, HenryRoss, Pavel, IdealParadigm, and mcschraefel are just some examples.

    Dennis, you are one of the few who have remained constant over the years. I appreciate that and value your contributions and advice, as I do all the other members, new and old.

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    Thanks for the kind words. This Dragon Door forum has always been my favorite. I just don't understand why the huge extinction of people from the forum...Dennis

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    I have been told that "Forums are dead." I like them. I like good questions and new ideas and materials. It is true about people leaving. I've noticed that a lot, too. I love the old archives, too.

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    I think a lot of it has to do with the rise of other things like Facebook, etc. But Forums are special as they're so specific to a community/topic etc. While they aren't as busy as they used to be years ago, I think there's still a whole lot of value with them.

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    Okay activity on the forum has slowed abit. Perhaps things will pick up in due course. Hopefully. Anyway, today I spent a coupled of hours reading threads and posts that go back YEARS. I am amazed but not surprized by how much pure gold there is in the wealth of knowledge and information there is to be found from the past 5-10 years on this forum alone. There is also alot of funny and stupid stuff for sure - but there is still ALOT of useful and intelligent thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    I think a lot of it has to do with the rise of other things like Facebook, etc. But Forums are special as they're so specific to a community/topic etc. While they aren't as busy as they used to be years ago, I think there's still a whole lot of value with them.
    I am late to this party and sound dated when I agree with Maelstrom and Dan that social media has changed what was a sustained discourse into social media soundbites and people who think accordingly. Traffic at all the various forums I visit has been down for a couple of years, and while that is anecdotal, I expect there is a large enough sample size to confirm this on the other side, but I am too stubborn to verify this with the corresponding social sites.

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    I guess I don't get how Facebook can be an adequate replacement for forums. I realize it's popular, and there's certain things it does well, but there's certain things forums do well too.

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    I guess I am just so last century. Facebook, schmacebook, I don't do doze. Social media I don't get it. I don't even own a cell phone doncha ya' know. Landline is good enough for me. None of dis, dat, and da udder ting schtupid lectronic social media time wasters. God paleeze send me back to 1960s Ma- Wa-Kee, Wa-scon-sin. There I be chillin with Richie Cunningham and DA FONZ. Sippin on a Blatz beer and eatin brats. And btw the computer I am typing on is not even mine. Its my sister's. And I HATE COMPUTERS.Like I say I am so last century...hehehe!!!...Dennis
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    I don't think it has much to do with rise of social media. There's no cross in their particular functions. DD forums were never meant to provide social connection, as it's completely anonymous. So I can't really imagine any one who would participate less in a workout forum, to dedicate time to a social site. Besides, social media has been here since the beginning of the century, while DD's traffic began to decay around 2009. There are also many other training forums that get plenty of traffic, like Reddit, SS, bodybuilding.com, etc. So it doesn't really add up.

    Anyways, also really incredible are past DD articles. If you open up their history of articles all the way back to 2002, you'll find some of the best readings I've ever had. I even go back from time to time as I don't find stuff as informative as them.
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    I used to be really into a computer game called Tekken, the main site tekkenzaibatsu.com has died of death over the last few years, the reason was because of the rise in popularity of the facebook Tekken groups.

    Although it doesn't always quite ad up, since there still is a lot of popular fitness forums online. However there are tonnes and tonnes of people on the CC facebook group posting all the time. People like Al seem to realise this and spend a lot of time there now.

    But having said that, I still rather get post a question here if I have one because the quality of the posters is far superior in my opinion.

    I think it's a little to do with the fact that forums are kind of "old fashioned" but FB is "newer and cooler". But even FB is declining in popularity now, so I wonder what'll be next?

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