- 3 Aug 2007
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I agree with @mdchachi. We simply do not reach as many people anymore as we did 10-15 years ago. Also, I think that chat systems syphon off a lot of participation and content from the main site. I remember - and I am sure @Uncle Frank knows better - that we had regular JREF chat meetings off-site (on IRC or some other system), mainly organised by the 日本語 crowd.
I think that forums are considered old and archaic by many younger people. I notice that certain types of groups still use them heavily however most of the participants are passed a certain age threshold. I still am on IRC fairly often as well, but not as much as I used to be.
Personally, I can't really stand Facebook and the like. Too many loud idiots and they gain more attention than they should. It seems like Facebook is a place where people turn their brains off. :/ Also not a fan of Twitter, just another platform for loud idiots to spout stuff.
Sorry, just in a bit of a grumpy mood thinking about it.