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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    I always found it strange that this forum lacked on of these. Most forums I've been to have had a stickied randomness thread, which are by far the most popular threads, and when the forum dies, the last place where any signs of life can be seen time to time.
    forums can die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amerellis View Post
    forums can die?
    Of course, just like anything else they run their course. Hell, if you want an example of a forum that's virtually dead, just take a look at INTPc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    Of course, just like anything else they run their course. Hell, just look at INTPc.
    lol, yes but the topic endures. I'm sure they could be rejuvenated with new life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amerellis View Post
    lol, yes but the topic endures. I'm sure they could be rejuvenated with new life?
    Eh, maybe, but I really doubt it. The factors that gained the forum notoriety in the first place don't really seem to exist there anymore, it's just in a state of existing solely on it's own past reputation rather than anything really of the current. It's mostly comprised of forum regulars who have posted there for so long that it's more that they've created a comfortable niche for themselves there, rather than actual engagement with the forum in present state; Well at least I speculate that's it. Sort of staying in familiar territory and being content, as opposed than branching out and and having to 'start over', or filling that time slot with something else.

    However, I do accept that it's potentially all on my end and maybe I'm projecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    Eh, maybe, but I really doubt it. The factors that gained the forum notoriety in the first place don't really seem to exist there anymore, it's just in a state of existing solely on it's own past reputation rather than anything really of the current. It's mostly comprised of forum regulars who have posted there for so long that it's more that they've created a comfortable niche for themselves there, rather than actual engagement with the forum in present state; Well at least I speculate that's it. Sort of staying in familiar territory and being content, as opposed than branching out and and having to 'start over', or filling that time slot with something else.

    However, I do accept that it's potentially all on my end and maybe I'm projecting.
    It probably died when you left.

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    My mom just had a conversation with me about Niagara falls, unknowingly referring to it as "Viagra falls".

    She's really excited to see "Viagra falls".
    Last edited by figsfiggyfigs; 08-29-2011 at 08:39 AM. Reason: Sounds like some exhibitionist porno.

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    Is this really just a sex forum under the guise of MBTI? Or maybe everything is about sex under the guise of [whatever]? Would it be cynical to think so? So many questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    Of course, just like anything else they run their course. Hell, if you want an example of a forum that's virtually dead, just take a look at INTPc.
    I think its about group dynamics, eventually a single group emerges which uses the forum as a locus for their storming, norming and forming, it then becomes their space, they defend it, slowly weed out existing or new members who dont fit their norms, or even just challenge those norms enough, and that itself runs its course on the basis of how open or closed the group itself is.

    The life cycle of an internet forum. Its the same as any group which forms for any purpose, starts casual, becomes structured and then bam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Is this really just a sex forum under the guise of MBTI? Or maybe everything is about sex under the guise of [whatever]? Would it be cynical to think so? So many questions.
    Sometimes I wonder.

    We threatened to shut the Sexuality forum down two years ago due to the same question, but membership kinda freaked out at the thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by amerellis View Post
    lol, yes but the topic endures. I'm sure they could be rejuvenated with new life?
    That would be likely only if the current DNA strands were gutted from the cell and it was seeded with entirely new strands of DNA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    However, I do accept that it's potentially all on my end and maybe I'm projecting.
    I doubt it. I was a member starting in Sept 2006 and the huge majority of my postcount occured in that first 8-9 months, when there was real activity to respond to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Is this really just a sex forum under the guise of MBTI? Or maybe everything is about sex under the guise of [whatever]? Would it be cynical to think so? So many questions.
    Been my view for a while.

    The MBTI and psychology has gradually ebbed away, it'll reappear now and again but usually in relation to sex, hell even a lot of the non-sex topics, politics, philosophy, spirituality, are one way or another traceable back to the sex topic.

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