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  • March 7, 2013 at 9:52 am #567534 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    Not the same, and really have used my time to work on my business activities, and enjoy other things.

    Hey! You already used your post for the week on another thread! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_shame_on_you}

    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    March 7, 2013 at 11:20 am #567563 Back to Top REPORT
    letem-sling75-2
    Let'em sling75

    Joined: 1/28/2010
    I know I tend to leave fourms when seasons end, Right now all my focus is on my truck sense hunting season is over, Prepping for a silver lake trip working outdoors hasnt’ really hit my mind till just the other day when I watched mathews Solocam on tv thought I would stop by and now there is a new layout which isn’t really bad takes a second but i don’t think that should make people back away.
    March 7, 2013 at 11:45 am #567574 Back to Top REPORT

    Jeremiah

    Age: 37
    Joined: 7/2/2004
    Location: PA
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    I find myself visiting ALL forums far less.
    Facebook/Twitter has killed internet forums, IMO.

    In a world in which virtually everyone views time as being valuable (even those who seemingly have an endless supply), one must ask themselves if they care to post messages to a select few online friends on several different forums they visit or post messages on Facebook; just ONE place where most all of the same people from their favorite forums are also members, PLUS their families, co-workers, tons of old friends from school, numerous related businesses/companies, and countless others, who will ALL see what you have to say in ONE click.
    Frankly, the choice is really so simple that it’s not even much of a choice at all. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    March 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm #567595 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    I find myself visiting ALL forums far less.
    Facebook/Twitter has killed internet forums, IMO. 

    In a world in which virtually everyone views time as being valuable (even those who seemingly have an endless supply), one must ask themselves if they care to post messages to a select few online friends on several different forums they visit or post messages on Facebook; just ONE place where most all of the same people from their favorite forums are also members, PLUS their families, co-workers, tons of old friends from school, numerous related businesses/companies, and countless others, who will ALL see what you have to say in ONE click.
    Frankly, the choice is really so simple that it’s not even much of a choice at all.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    That’s two entirely different social networks for me. I have some overlap to be sure, but with all the family and church friends on fb who have no interest in archery, hunting, shooting, etc., I don’t post much about that stuff on fb. I update fb re: significant family updates (not the “oh, look how cute little suzie looks with catsup on her face for the nineteenth time this month” stuff), missions trip photos and updates, and legitimate news type stuff, as well as simply communicating with individuals. I belong to 4 forums that are all very specifically focused, and with the exception of ‘non-archery’ stuff here, most of my posts don’t venture far off the beaten path of the forum topics on the other forums.

    If I post my new bow info on fb, I’m lucky to have 10 people who really care as a part of that network, and even fewer who actually know what I’m talking about. Here I may have less people who care, but at least ya’ll know what I mean.

    March 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm #567612 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    I find myself visiting ALL forums far less. Facebook/Twitter has killed internet forums, IMO.  In a world in which virtually everyone views time as being valuable (even those who seemingly have an endless supply), one must ask themselves if they care to post messages to a select few online friends on several different forums they visit or post messages on Facebook; just ONE place where most all of the same people from their favorite forums are also members, PLUS their families, co-workers, tons of old friends from school, numerous related businesses/companies, and countless others, who will ALL see what you have to say in ONE click. Frankly, the choice is really so simple that it’s not even much of a choice at all.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

     

    And that is in a very short phase is why I see it as a determent and this place, as it was, to share with some privacy attached to it. Forums have that over FB.

    It’s way slower now than before the change and it has nothing to do with the draining affect of FB and tweeterville. I agree that FB and other social networking does and has about stopped some forum and web site chat areas. This place was steady all the while others slowed down or had nothing going on for days or weeks.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by bow-drawn Bow Drawn.
    March 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm #567620 Back to Top REPORT
    bambam
    BamBam

    Joined: 7/21/2004
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd} Yea, I have to admit, not a big fan of the New layout. I used to be on here when having access to my laptop during the morning hours, but the new format is SOOOOOOOOO SLOOOOOOW on a pc running XP with 1 gb of Ram using WiFi. I just got the new Moto Razr Maxx HD with 4g lte and I could’nt even get on here, and gave up trying. You do have to wear {#emotions_dlg.mathews_cool} with the whiteout look too. OK, done whining, hopefully things will get better with time, and things will pick up around here.
    Now where is that “Old Timers” forum that Gary speaks of {#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}
    March 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm #567638 Back to Top REPORT
    chopperpoe
    chopperpoe

    Joined: 11/26/2006
    I have just been busy for past several months . When i have had time i’ve been hanging out on a fishing forum i belong to. I’ve  decided to use my down time for fishing from now on instead of hunting so much. Not that i’m going to stop hunting, just not as much. I’m kinda burned out. I still like to stop by here to see whats going on but only if i’m in a well lit room otherwise i get retina burn.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    March 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm #567642 Back to Top REPORT

    Jeremiah

    Age: 37
    Joined: 7/2/2004
    Location: PA
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    “Privacy” doesn’t exist anywhere on the internet. But, people still have to be a chosen “friend” on facebook to see what you’re doing/posting if you have the settings correct. If you want to be able to group certain “friends” by a specific interest (e.g. hunting), Google+ (Google’s direct rip-off of Facebook) can do that. (And I would bet dollars to donuts that Facebook will at some point as well. Even now you could sort of do it by starting a “group” and inviting whom you wish to join.)

    As far as the “usefulness” of targeted forums today, I suppose it depends upon what you’re doing. I couldn’t tell you the last time I needed to ask a question about archery and even answering questions can be dicey at times if someone decides that they don’t like your advice. LOL

    Strictly “hanging out” or “keeping in touch” with buds… Something like FB for me{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  Jeremiah.
    March 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm #567650 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
    Location: Call me...867-5309

    “Privacy” doesn’t exist anywhere on the internet. But, people still have to be a chosen “friend” on facebook to see what you’re doing/posting if you have the settings correct. If you want to be able to group certain “friends” by a specific interest (e.g. hunting), Google+ (Google’s direct rip-off of Facebook) can do that. (And I would bet dollars to donuts that Facebook will at some point as well. Even now you could sort of do it by starting a “group” and inviting whom you wish to join.) 

    As far as the “usefulness” of targeted forums today, I suppose it depends upon what you’re doing. I couldn’t tell you the last time I needed to ask a question about archery and even answering questions can be dicey at times if someone decides that they don’t like your advice. LOL

    Strictly “hanging out” or “keeping in touch” with buds… Something like FB forme.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    • This reply was modified 16 minutes ago by Jeremiah.

    I don’t like your advice here….{#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}

    The end is near....
    March 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm #567665 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

    Joined: 10/8/2008
    I spend most of my time on diesel forums. I do not have, and refuse to get, Facebook. It’s one of those weird stands I take every once in awhile on things. So I don’t know how it compares to a forum.
    March 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm #567667 Back to Top REPORT

    Jeremiah

    Age: 37
    Joined: 7/2/2004
    Location: PA
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    “Privacy” doesn’t exist anywhere on the internet. But, people still have to be a chosen “friend” on facebook to see what you’re doing/posting if you have the settings correct. If you want to be able to group certain “friends” by a specific interest (e.g. hunting), Google+ (Google’s direct rip-off of Facebook) can do that. (And I would bet dollars to donuts that Facebook will at some point as well. Even now you could sort of do it by starting a “group” and inviting whom you wish to join.)

    As far as the “usefulness” of targeted forums today, I suppose it depends upon what you’re doing. I couldn’t tell you the last time I needed to ask a question about archery and even answering questions can be dicey at times if someone decides that they don’t like your advice. LOL

    Strictly “hanging out” or “keeping in touch” with buds… Something like FB for me.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    I don’t like your advice here….{#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}

    Well played. lol

    March 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm #567688 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    I spend most of my time on diesel forums. I do not have, and refuse to get, Facebook. It’s one of those weird stands I take every once in awhile on things. So I don’t know how it compares to a forum.

    It doesn’t in my book.  Like Chris said I have quite a few friends on there and some from here but to share something archery related or get advice on gear, problems and such you can’t beat a place like this. No way you would get the info you do here on FB!

    How are you living your Dash?
    March 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm #567701 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

    Joined: 10/8/2008
    I tried replying to this earlier but the forum crashed when I tried to post it. We’ll see if it takes this time.

    Friends of mine were telling me people will “friend request” you on Facebook just based on the pictures you have on there, be it a diesel pickup, a bow, etc. You won’t even know them in real life. I know I don’t know any of y’all in real life but this is sort of like an online archery shop “solve the world’s problems” session… or it was.

    I thought Facebook was to keep up with people from college.

    March 8, 2013 at 7:06 am #567737 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
    99fatboy

    Age: 52
    Joined: 2/15/2010
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    i think it’s so slow because it’s(forum)sooooooo sloooowwwww. we are very busy at the shop selling all of the latest bows and acc’ys. you would surely think that after the initial buzz about the new bows on the old forum was so busy, there must be some bad vibes in peoples minds about the format change. it’s very frustrating to loose good people and info over a bad format.
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    March 8, 2013 at 7:09 am #567738 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

    Joined: 10/23/2009
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    We are in a communication paradigm shift. And, with all such shifts, one either crosses the divide or gets left on the receding plate.
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