The Future of the Board

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shivo
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:46 am

On Monday, another board I frequent decided that it was shutting down it's forum.

While never been the most active member, I have been posting there since 1999 and over the past 10 years have visited almost every single day. But even at that, I was surprised by the sadness that came over me when I read the news.

This, coupled with recent complaints about how dead this place has been, got me thinking; where does the fate of this place lay?
Do you think it'll ever be shut down while it's still relatively active or will people post less and less until it becomes a ghost town?





Either way, it'll all be eric the beard's fault.

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dwayne
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:20 am

I used to post on IMDB and they're shut down as well.

This place is totally dead now, yeah..... :(

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Phierstarter
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:53 am

To succeed now, communication needs to be an intrinsic part of how a user uses a website, not just a subsection of it.
If Electric Picnic were to go in this direction it would be a total revamp that we probably wouldn't like.
I imagine Gareth, or whoever it is these days, would just move this elsewhere under another name.
Either way, it's bleak.
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i_ate_cats
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:05 am

Board to the Future

The board has been on death's door before, it's still here, though with increasingly fewer regulars and absolutely no fresh blood.

I'd like to think that some Electric Picnic committee decides to keep it alive as some kind of showcase of first gen Picnic goers. Like a home for dotty auld ones.

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maradara
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:13 am

surprised by the lack of new blood

even in and around festival time, there seems very little uplift

Lumbo
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:30 am

The organisers know that by keeping us on here, we stay away from the more important EP Facebook page. Polluting that with our views on music, films and the festival in general might be viewed as detrimental to ticket sales.

Forums are a dying breed anyway, Social Media is the way forward and Commercial Business knows this.

A few of the more argumentative boarders didn’t reappear back here after Christmas as well. That’s always going to make the place seem a lot quieter.

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Zook
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:52 am

Lumbo wrote:A few of the more argumentative boarders didn’t reappear back here after Christmas as well. That’s always going to make the place seem a lot quieter.
oh like who??

where's badturtle
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mooch
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:58 am

where is anyone?!

there are a few reasons why this board is dying, eric the beard is a main one.

plus i really miss the imdb boards. i love talking about tv & film

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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:03 am

Zook wrote:
Lumbo wrote:A few of the more argumentative boarders didn’t reappear back here after Christmas as well. That’s always going to make the place seem a lot quieter.
oh like who??

where's badturtle
He was one. Coco was another. No sign of him for months.

A good argument keeps the place interesting. Yizzer bastards.

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Rusty Shackleford
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:04 am

Im surprised they havent pulled the plug on here. As dead as it is and as little as i post, ill miss the place if it goes!

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fatguy2k1
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:12 am

Rusty Shackleford wrote:Im surprised they havent pulled the plug on here. As dead as it is and as little as i post, ill miss the place if it goes!
all true. I'll be sad to see it go when it does go/i stop coming here. Some cracking good times was had here and met some brilliant people (and some nut cases)

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Zook
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:34 am

Lumbo wrote:
Zook wrote:
Lumbo wrote:A few of the more argumentative boarders didn’t reappear back here after Christmas as well. That’s always going to make the place seem a lot quieter.
oh like who??

where's badturtle
He was one. Coco was another. No sign of him for months.

A good argument keeps the place interesting. Yizzer bastards.
go fuck yourself... and your baldy mate
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LordPercy
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:39 am

If this place shut's down I'm going to end up in some tv dark age, it's the only place I found out about TV shows and the likes of showbox.

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Phierstarter
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:39 am

Lumbo wrote:
Zook wrote:
Lumbo wrote:A few of the more argumentative boarders didn’t reappear back here after Christmas as well. That’s always going to make the place seem a lot quieter.
oh like who??

where's badturtle
He was one. Coco was another. No sign of him for months.

A good argument keeps the place interesting. Yizzer bastards.
Too easy.
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Eucrid
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:33 am

If it keeps going as it is maybe it'll just fade away and we wont even notice.

You'd miss some of the old posters. I still wonder from time to time what Petes up to.

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Rusty Shackleford
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:36 am

He either deleted his FB or deleted and blocked me. Bastard!

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Eucrid
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:53 am

Same

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dwayne
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:06 pm

He's probably into the high seven figures by now, too good for us

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Eucrid
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:16 pm

Disappeared around the time he got married, I reckon that Italian wife has his internet life locked down.

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Zook
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:20 pm

maybe she has him in a fritzl type basement
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