What happened to the forum??

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lamuna
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What happened to the forum??

Post by lamuna » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:30 am

I love this forum and all, but the rate of new post has come down so much..I hardly see a new post in a week..and had to ask. What happened?? Is it just that the interests for vinyl toys have faded away or something happened?? :(


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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by Kidrobot Guru » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am

lamuna wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:30 am
I love this forum and all, but the rate of new post has come down so much..I hardly see a new post in a week..and had to ask. What happened?? Is it just that the interests for vinyl toys have faded away or something happened?? :(
Social media is what happened.. Most web forums don't get nearly the traffic that they used to now that everyone and their grandmother is on Facebook/Instagram.

Things ain't what they used to be.. :?

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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by drummerboy2 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:00 pm

I know I'm not on much anymore but I don't like the Facebook version. It just doesn't have the feel of the community.
stay hard and stick it to da man. Great dealins with way to many to name.Just for you Merlin

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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by rema » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:11 am

Everyone got old(er) and the new kids on the block aren't into forums.

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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by lamuna » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:19 pm

Kidrobot Guru wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am
lamuna wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:30 am
I love this forum and all, but the rate of new post has come down so much..I hardly see a new post in a week..and had to ask. What happened?? Is it just that the interests for vinyl toys have faded away or something happened?? :(
Social media is what happened.. Most web forums don't get nearly the traffic that they used to now that everyone and their grandmother is on Facebook/Instagram.

Things ain't what they used to be.. :?
Hope Kidrobot rebounds back! Still my favorites are from Kidrobot.
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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by QTPie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 am

I wish the discussions and case layouts were more active. I can never find decent conversations on Facebook or Instagram, so I miss those genuine dialogs. It also seems like there isn't an investment from the company here, but I can understand that if you're not seeing "results".
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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by Yardarm51 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm

As a member who still checks in almost daily I do miss the buzz. Conversation just doesn't happen in an Instagram post. I follow a lot of toy makers, customizers and collectors on there and I love seeing all the pics but there is very little conversation. Lots of "Looks awesome!" and "Man, I wish I had the cash for that." but not much else. That's why I keep coming back here.
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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by Philpenn » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:21 am

The thought of having meaningful discourse on Facebook makes my head hurt.

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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by Lovenike1 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:02 pm

As those kids grew up, they don’t play toy anymore

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Re: What happened to the forum??

Post by fakeXsound » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 pm

QTPie wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 am
I wish the discussions and case layouts were more active. I can never find decent conversations on Facebook or Instagram, so I miss those genuine dialogs. It also seems like there isn't an investment from the company here, but I can understand that if you're not seeing "results".
Yerp. Word on the street was that the forums were about to be closed down a few years ago. So I'm glad we're all still able to connect here.
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