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    Sheesh, do you ever find no new posts for days and worry WEVO is no more? Followed by a head smack when you see you have been logged out? The worst part is that it’s happened before, but the aged noodle runs at dial-up speed these days.
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    Forums are dying. Everyone is on FB groups. I've started to get away from the FB groups though, most are just shit talking toxic places.

    Stick and I will always post pictures here, even if in 5 years we are the only ones to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Forums are dying. Everyone is on FB groups. I've started to get away from the FB groups though, most are just shit talking toxic places.

    Stick and I will always post pictures here, even if in 5 years we are the only ones to see them.
    I wish the forums weren't dying because FB just irks me in so many ways. But such is life in the instant gratification world. But the one thing that has this place continuing to post is the lack of internet shaming found on other, more "self-important" forums (yeah, I'm thinking of one in particular, and it does NOT start with an "A"). I like how people can post something that they like and explain that without judgement, even if it doesn't fit with the majority's views.

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    The only FB group I visit is our private family group. I post on my site a few times per year. Just something funny or cute.
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    Stick, John Hwang, and I keep this site going mostly because well... I keep advocating it's worth the time and money to keep it up for you guys. And really, you need a fall back location to keep talking about firearms. We've all seen how Zuck has shut down free speech on Facebook, employed "fact checkers" to discredit anyone who doesn't agree with them, and have shut down groups with thousands of people, only because they were attempting to engage in legal transactions.

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram have all shut down free speech. Tik Tok, it's odd to me, as they are somewhat less restrictive, except in the case of firearms. They are fine with videos of firearms being shot a range, but if it's a video of just a firearm. They will immediately take it down. Alternative social media, like MeWe, Vero, Parler, have so far failed to gain traction.

    At some point I firmly believe firearm enthusiasts will all be kicked off of all social media platforms, but we can still fall back on forums as a last resort.

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    I recently deactivated my facebook all together. Odds are I won't be going back. I'm definitely on board for the forum setting.

    I think one thing forums have that works against them is a lot of the time the same information is beaten to death until some new guy shows up asking questions.

    It's not just guns, but camera forums and many other topics that basically experience 'repetition fatigue' among a lot of would be users.

    I don't know the total solution but opening up a parler account to go along with the forum would be good.

    Doing so would allow people to see gun porn in between their political news but would also keep the forum in the game.

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    I also think having some content that follows the format of The Gun Collective would help. Industry news, new product announcements, etc all done on a weekly basis would be cool. It might even be worth exploring a collaboration with that YouTube channel for timely news content to be explored here a bit more.

    Who knows what the answer is but I don't think there is a lack of interest in firearms just not as much content that some people feel like they can/should engage with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Stick, John Hwang, and I keep this site going mostly because well... I keep advocating it's worth the time and money to keep it up for you guys.
    I, for one, am sincerely glad to be a part of this group. I try to log on every day. Old farts like me tend to sit back and try to contribute when an acorn falls into our patch of (very) limited wisdom. UW, know that your efforts on our behalf are really appreciated.
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    I deactivated my Facebook page. I had enough of their shenanigans. Been a month now and I am much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxer311 View Post
    I deactivated my Facebook page. I had enough of their shenanigans. Been a month now and I am much happier.
    Same. I might go back to log in so I can permanently delete my account but that's about it.

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    Ya , most forums have been declining since Fakebook and such came out

    But discussions get lost and more attitude then usual.. I don’t really frequent any of them much anymore


    Look at wevo and 20k members.. seems like only a couple dozen post anymore..lol

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    we should have a get together of all the people on here that still post. Vegas?

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    I haven’t had a social media account since MySpace. It gets slow here from time to time, but I’m checking in daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry R View Post
    I, for one, am sincerely glad to be a part of this group. I try to log on every day. Old farts like me tend to sit back and try to contribute when an acorn falls into our patch of (very) limited wisdom. UW, know that your efforts on our behalf are really appreciated.
    Ditto. Thanks for keeping this alive. I haven't used social media in many years. I enjoy having a forum that is actively moderated that isn't full of nasty 12-year-olds.

    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangfreek View Post
    Ya , most forums have been declining since Fakebook and such came out

    But discussions get lost and more attitude then usual.. I don’t really frequent any of them much anymore


    Look at wevo and 20k members.. seems like only a couple dozen post anymore..lol
    That's the biggest issue with FB Groups. Discussions get lost, that's if they haven't de-evolved to shit posting, meme's, and GIF's, all of which I am guilty of. If you want to look up something older, the search function there sucks.

    We will keep plugging along, you never know when Forums will get a revival!

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