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Author Topic: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?  (Read 2564 times)

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So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:02:46 PM »
Has anybody else noticed this?

I participate in numerous forums, and read many other sites, which include MANY diverse subjects, and virtually every page I go to now is remarkably less active than last year.

My own site is not suffering too badly, and is fairly active, but I can feel a general slow-down of the whole Internet activity, all over it.

What's going on?

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
I have noticed a slowdown on this site from last year, and others seem to be doing the same. A lot of the old guys seem to be disappearing. Maybe they've decided to go outside instead. There has definitely been a slowdown in motorcycle sales, but I don't really know how Infield is doing this year.
So the real bottom line is, it's happening, but beats the hell outta me as to why.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 06:15:27 PM »
One thing to consider is that sitting at a computer and logging on to a traditional "forum," is not how the the youth are participating on the web.  It's social media destinations through their phones.  Those areas are up while the forums are down.  Facebook, Instagram, and even Youtube are all faster to access in your hand.  More sites are supporting "mobile" accessibility.

If you want to know where the "desktop" interneters are then just head to the comments sections of the "news" sites and you'll see thousands upon thousands of people participating in the act of behaving badly.  Doesn't matter what the topic is - People like to spread negativity.

This is the only internet forum I participate in because, in general, I think folks show a lot of class and restraint here.  Yup, some MIA folks here for sure.  Black Wolf, Scooter Bob, Cyrus... lots of Enfield knowledge in those brains.

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 08:14:43 PM »
Not too long ago topic like this would have 10 post by now.

Several reasons. I think you already know the real answer.

The easy answer ( not really) can be boiled down to one word..." APATHY".  That is a feeling of  having nothing worth talking about, or fighting over.
So maybe the answer is a question. What is causing the "apathy"? Then we might have some real answers to the question. 
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 09:43:07 PM »
apathy,dont know and dont care..........you know someone had to say it....

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 11:48:58 PM »
I have something I would like to talk about but thought it better to keep my mouth shut and see how it plays out.  Don't want to get this thread locked.  Jack & Bare understand.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 12:16:31 AM »
I've been using FB for light subject matter.. I check out a few other websites during the day but always visit this one twice a day..Green Machine is in suspended animation in the garage till the end of March..I think people are busy doing other things and this specific website falls into a specific  niche of the motorcycle world.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 12:40:31 AM »
I noticed the slowdown as well.  More work and less time nowadays for most folks. Also the C5/G5 issues have been pretty much discussed to oblivion.......I think we will get reinvigorated once the Cafe Racer hits the road.......
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 12:45:25 AM »
also not alot to do with the bike when alot of the contributiers have theirs in cold storage for the winter.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 12:46:15 AM »
I have something I would like to talk about but thought it better to keep my mouth shut and see how it plays out.  Don't want to get this thread locked.  Jack & Bare understand.
I do understand. I have been locked out before, even dismissed from the forum. Of course it was just a missunderstanding.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 12:53:42 AM »
I've been keeping the political stuff outta here and just to specific people I know.  Alot of stuff happening over the past 4 months. None of it good no matter what you believe...I'm glad we have this site to enjoy and learn.It's good to have a motorcycle to ride..GM
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 03:51:58 AM »
it's winter.. it rained big time here in Ky.. my garage got flooded.. the RE had water 1/2 way up the tires,,  sprayed rustable parts {which are all of them} with wd40..  ..  tree trunk got washed into the fence because TVA said it was on their right of way.. 4 wheel tractor almost got stuck trying to pull cause of dam away.. chainsaw ran out of fuel , which was probably a good thing due to the angle stuck in the fence..  many bowsaw cuts later..  I repeated the process

any more questions? :o

I wouldn't consider this a negative comment..  I would consider this a  " phooey, aGaIn..  where's my  wet Vac?  and for sure..  2013 is where I break out the back hoe and build a moat around the garage..  what do you suggest piranas , crocodiles . or catfish  for protection from high water ;D
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 05:01:58 AM »
January... paying bills and wrenching (waiting for ice to melt)... this month is always slow imho.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 05:59:05 AM »
I started spending some time on the vespa forums where there are constant flame wars. It's entertaining as hell but I think I'm over it now. Then I got a promotion at work because I'm a chump and it's been work work work.

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 06:25:51 AM »
Interestingly my step-daughter and friends (16-21 year olds) do not use email. Text or Facebook message is the only way to contact them.