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Old 09-18-2020, 03:33 AM   #1
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So...WTF Killed This Forum...?!

This place was HOPPING when I joined (admittedly 13 years ago, WTF?!); it seems discussion is almost non-existent.

What did I miss?
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: So...WTF Killed This Forum...?!

Forums in general are a less popular format nowadays. That, and the site went down for a good 6 months last year, so people got out of the habit of searching up the url. Only a few of us dweeby forum addicts bothered to keep checking.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:12 PM   #3
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Probably the fact that forums are less popular nowadays in general, however it's interesting to see that the Metal Archives and Revelation of Doom (formerly Nuclear War Now) are very active still. Neither of which scratch the SMN itch though, as MA is mostly people talking about shitty Wacken metal and getting hyped on the new Alestorm album or some shit, while RoD is REALLY casual with the racism and the bands discussed are mostly 80s trad metal or lo-fi bm.
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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Probably the fact that forums are less popular nowadays in general, however it's interesting to see that the Metal Archives and Revelation of Doom (formerly Nuclear War Now) are very active still. Neither of which scratch the SMN itch though, as MA is mostly people talking about shitty Wacken metal and getting hyped on the new Alestorm album or some shit, while RoD is REALLY casual with the racism and the bands discussed are mostly 80s trad metal or lo-fi bm.
The few posts on this board every week now are also just people posting low-fi/experimental bm by bands with names like geglash xibortum that all sound the same and then 4 people replying with "omg I loved their EP, had no idea they recorded a full length!"
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:52 AM   #5
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The few posts on this board every week now are also just people posting low-fi/experimental bm by bands with names like geglash xibortum that all sound the same and then 4 people replying with "omg I loved their EP, had no idea they recorded a full length!"
I checked in on MA the other day and noticed the same. I really wish there was a solid, active extreme metal community forum. Social media sucks.

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Forums in general are a less popular format nowadays. That, and the site went down for a good 6 months last year, so people got out of the habit of searching up the url. Only a few of us dweeby forum addicts bothered to keep checking.
Ah, I didn't realize there was an extended down period. This would make sense.

Thanks for the answers, guys; starting a new project and I wanted somewhere to share it! Looks like a personal website for said project it will be/bandcamp etc. for now.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:33 AM   #6
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The few posts on this board every week now are also just people posting low-fi/experimental bm by bands with names like geglash xibortum that all sound the same and then 4 people replying with "omg I loved their EP, had no idea they recorded a full length!"
nothing could be further from the truth, lol
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:10 PM   #7
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nothing could be further from the truth, lol
Lol I was gonna say...
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:08 AM   #8
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Yeah I was gonna say wtf is phish talking about? He must be getting this place mixed up with another forum.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:16 AM   #9
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however it's interesting to see that the Metal Archives and Revelation of Doom (formerly Nuclear War Now) are very active still.
I noticed you can't even view that forum unless you're a member, and its invite only. Fuck that place by default for doing that.
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:42 AM   #10
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I noticed you can't even view that forum unless you're a member, and its invite only. Fuck that place by default for doing that.
I'm a member, never logged in, and I can view/access the forum from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone fine.

Maybe a setting issue? I've been cruising this classic thread, which reminded me to come check back in here: https://forum.metal-archives.com/vie...15dae91a6ff7a3
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:52 PM   #11
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Re: So...WTF Killed This Forum...?!

in addition to the site going down for an extended amount of time, there was also an ownership exchange. It's a blessing this forum is still up and running. Would've thought the new owner would shut everything down considering the last post on the actual smnnews site was from November of 2017.

Also, I've noticed this happens with other forums/groups (whether on Facebook, discord, whatever). In time, one prominent person leaves after another. Sure, new people come in and make things interesting. But, once enough of the OGs leave, the place just doesn't feel the same anymore, which in turn makes more people leave. Only thing to do is roll with the punches and either remain active or try finding some better place.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:08 AM   #12
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Sure, new people come in and make things interesting. But, once enough of the OGs leave, the place just doesn't feel the same anymore, which in turn makes more people leave.
i'm back, what'd i miss br0m?
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:34 PM   #13
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:37 PM   #14
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:57 PM   #15
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Re: So...WTF Killed This Forum...?!

How bad is the air there right now? We just started seeing blue sky like 4 days ago.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:00 PM   #16
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Also I'm sure multiple browsers will tell you phish's cousins will steal your passwords as soon as you open the forum. I'm sure people don't visit for that reason as well.
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:31 AM   #17
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AAAAAAAAYYY BRUH good to know Mohicans got new shit out that first EP was tight
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:36 AM   #18
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How bad is the air there right now? We just started seeing blue sky like 4 days ago.
Yeah just about the same here. It's gotten much better, I finally feel ok going for a run. It was fucking gnarly for a few days with the red skies. Any of you see this shit?

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AAAAAAAAYYY BRUH good to know Mohicans got new shit out that first EP was tight
Heyyyyyyyyy. So stoked you liked it dude! I was bummed we had to quit when half the band moved to NY.
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Yeah just about the same here. It's gotten much better, I finally feel ok going for a run. It was fucking gnarly for a few days with the red skies. Any of you see this shit?

Yeah it was gnarly waking up that morning to see my windows glowing red, felt like a dream.
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Old 09-25-2020, 04:18 AM   #21
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I wouldn't wish that shit on my worst enemy. Bushfires (wildfires) in Australia are just as nasty.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:15 PM   #22
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Yeah just about the same here. It's gotten much better, I finally feel ok going for a run. It was fucking gnarly for a few days with the red skies. Any of you see this shit?


Dude, that day was INSANE.
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I was living in Oregon for a few months and saw a lot of this stuff^ It was pretty rough, I had to work outside and take frequent breaks to avoid severe smoke inhalation. I just moved back to the east coast this week and as I was passing through Colorado even the Rockies were on fire. It was pretty sad to see. The states are pretty crazy now it seems.
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Made some changes to show all threads by default, dig away friends
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Thats great to hear. I don't get why it was like that to begin with? It definitely wasn't always that way...
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