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Have our members simply lost interest, moved on to other things or maybe a combination of both?
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Have our members simply lost interest, moved on to other things or maybe a combination of both?

Either that or loosing the password. (In all seriousness, 2000s era password managers are hot garbage.)

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Earlier this decade, 2010-2012, people were still coming here on a regular basis. Others no longer coming on here has made me not want to come on here, and I guess it's like a domino effect. I have a severe weather thread back from the spring of 2011 and it has multiple pages due to the unusually stormy (and tornadic) period from that year.
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Earlier this decade, 2010-2012, people were still coming here on a regular basis.

Earlier THIS YEAR people were posting here.

My old computer bit the dust back in June.  I couldn't find my password until about September, so I wasn't here for a few months.

Before I left, there were AT LEAST 10 posts per day.  When I got back, there were maybe 1 or 2.

WHERE DID EVERYBODY GO?


« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 08:33:35 PM by TWCC_DJK5555 »
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Re: I haven't been online here in a bit more than a year- what all has changed?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »
Iíve thought about this recently, and I guess itís just that most veteran members have moved on, as things with TWC just arenít the same anymore (for some) or others just donít have the time to look over the forums with life getting in the way. Thereís also been a rise in instant messaging platforms like Skype, Telegram, Instagram, Discord, etc. Iím not trying to say that forms are now totally obsolete, but messaging platforms have really changed the way most fan groups and communities communicate nowadays.

I wish things could change, but with TWC changing to adapt to the modern age of weather information being easily available on the internet and other messaging platforms like Discord, I donít think it would be easy to bring people back here.

Itís also pretty sad that the connection between TWC and this fanbase has been totally lost (mostly because there isnít a fanbase anymore), and I wish there were a way to revive that connection. Again, this is merely wishful thinking and Iím not saying that we could change TWC if that were to happen, but I do think theyíd listen better to us if somehow we could regain their attention.

Iíve thought of this place a lot as I started my experience with TWC here, and itís sad to see it in this state. I miss this place.
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Re: I haven't been online here in a bit more than a year- what all has changed?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2019, 08:19:35 PM »
Iím not trying to say that forms are now totally obsolete

Not yet anyway. 

I've seen several boards die off.  Forums like this one are going the way of the horse and buggy.
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Re: I haven't been online here in a bit more than a year- what all has changed?
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2019, 01:09:26 AM »
Iím not trying to say that forms are now totally obsolete

Not yet anyway. 

I've seen several boards die off.  Forums like this one are going the way of the horse and buggy.

It seems as if forums as a whole are dying off, especially with the advent of things like Reddit.