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5:21 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Is it me, or is there a lot less people engaged in discussions here at WW ?In the past, I had the impression there was a lot more people.
5:38 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Right now, it's a holiday time for many, which will make it quieter anyway.
7:07 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Thee are ebbs and flows ... and sometimes folks just take a break. :)
8:00 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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someone posts a thread about this almost every May or June.
8:31 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I didn't mean right now, ... Since my return i've been reading lot of topics to stay in touch, and noticed there were less active members than what it used to be in the past.

ps: by the way, how to report a member, who didn't post message, but is sending what looks like spam pm ?
10:19 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Taken care of (the pm stuff, give it time)

As for the number of members, yes, not as intense. HOWEVER, there are just as many who lurk and never post in the first place.

Others have moved on.

Sadly, some of the most respected and prolific members have passed. They are missed!

The web has changed in the last few years, even more so in the last year. Interests have changed ... and sadly so many who call themselves "webmasters" are little more the script kiddies doing cut and paste on a domain in hopes of getting rich from the free ads...

Some of the change comes from how kids are taught in school over the last decade (any country). Expectations are too high and effort is too low.

There is an art and dedication to what we do. This next gen is chasing something else and ... well, we don't do unicorns and blue sky, so they don't stick around or even play the game.
11:32 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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how to report a member, who didn't post message, but is sending what looks like spam pm

send a pm to an admin.
11:33 pm on May 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The web has changed in the last few years

i'm sure facebook groups have affected many legacy forums.
8:18 am on May 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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i'm sure facebook groups have affected many legacy forums.

Until facebook closes them for all kind of reasons :)
11:56 am on May 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi Dimitri, I find it quieter, certainly in European zones compared to when I was here last.
I took a break from WebmasterWorld for a while, because my activity changed - perhaps others are doing the same.
What was your reason for leaving and then returning?
But it was busier before, of that I have no doubt.
12:18 pm on May 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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But I think in part it may be because there are now more alternatives for people wanting to discuss webmastering issues than there were in the past.
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What was your reason for leaving and then returning?

I was preparing for the casting of the new Kojak, like I use to say :) (chemo) But it's okay, I am getting in use now. Gives time to think about life, and you know, what doesn't (yet) kill you, is making you stronger (for a while) :)

more alternatives for people wanting to discuss webmastering issues

My observation is that, today's people, are not going where you can receive the most valuable information, help, but where they find people thinking like them. So they regroup together, and digging their own grave with their own theories, blind and ignoring other possibilities.
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I recently heard from one formerly active member. Turns out he is currently traveling in Italy. It would be nice to think that everyone who isn’t around any more ... has moved on because they’ve got some place better to be :)
11:25 pm on May 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I also see less participation since the recurring topics are so centrally focused on "just one thing" ... and many have moved beyond that "one thing". (sigh)
7:09 pm on May 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@dimitri ... 10 years remission ... so there is life after the long face and the procedures. (still---fingers crossed!)
6:55 pm on June 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to hear Dimitri, things like that can definitely change your perspectives on what is important. Hope you are in remission now, and tangor also good to read, 10 years, great!
8:33 pm on June 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Thank you @tangor and @Mark_A. I am confident the World will end before me :)
9:39 pm on June 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Seem to recall somebody recently said that would be a dozen years from now. I'll take that!