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Old 07 May 2020, 03:57
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What happened Vbulletin

I had a forum up and running 7-8 yeas ago and i remember those days.. This forum used to very active and full of stuff. Now i came back after that many years to look for useful things for my newly installed vb forum. I see nothing new.. I am seeing posts that are 5 years ago.

Is there a decline in the people using VB ?

anyway.. I am looking for premium styles
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Old 07 May 2020, 07:53
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Sadly, most of them went to use what recently created and maintained by original vBulletin 3.x devs.

(I refrain from commenting to vBulletin 5 at this moment.)
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Old 07 May 2020, 13:59
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Its depressing.
Cant even find a descent skin for my forum.

Its probably the worst decision i made to start a forum during this period
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Old 07 May 2020, 22:15
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Social media has caused many forums to either close or shrink.

Blame Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Zoom, etc.

Forums are for people whose attention span lasts longer than it took to write this post.

Social media is for people whose attention span is about as short as the time it took to write this post.
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Old 08 May 2020, 00:31
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Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
Social media has caused many forums to either close or shrink.

Blame Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Zoom, etc.

Forums are for people whose attention span lasts longer than it took to write this post.

Social media is for people whose attention span is about as short as the time it took to write this post.
Forum still can make us left something, while social media... (sigh).
This conclusion came after I tried using Facebook to find my group messages (in conmment threads) years ago.

WeChat, Facebook, Weibo, tieba, etc. all go to hell. (Twitter search engine may be good, as a special exception.)
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Old 08 May 2020, 14:08
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Originally Posted by ShikiSuen View Post
Forum still can make us left something, while social media... (sigh).
This conclusion came after I tried using Facebook to find my group messages (in conmment threads) years ago.

WeChat, Facebook, Weibo, tieba, etc. all go to hell. (Twitter search engine may be good, as a special exception.)
I agree. I loathe social media. In fact, I refuse to have it as a feature or function of my forums. I turn off Facebook, Google, Twitter, and anything that shares information with third parties. I'd like to think social media is a phase and that people will eventually come back around to discussing things in some depth and placing a value on empirical evidence over baseless opinion. That's really all social media is good for: Baseless opinion.
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