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What if TI calcs were still as popular today as they were in 2004

Started by DJ Omnimaga, October 23, 2018, 12:28:39 AM

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DJ Omnimaga

Yeah true. People are not fans of forums nowadays and they were mostly replaced by either social networks or real-time mediums.


I still remember when email lists used to be popular, and then it transitioned to web forums. Personally, I always kind of liked discussion lists and still think they had several advantages over web forums and newer mediums, but maybe that's partly because I'm a relative oldtimer. :P


I try to use chat for brainstorming and... chatting, but forums for stuff that should be easily referenced in the future, and that definitely limits my forums activity.

DJ Omnimaga

Oh wow... email lists. I had totally forgot about the days before forums or back when forums were threaded, text-only messageboards, like Void Productions or ticalc comments. Even HP Museum used such system until like 2013 or so. Mailing lists were great because you were notified by new replies, while with forums you often have to manually enable notifications, if they even exist on the forum software the website runs with.

Right now the main danger about CodeWalrus is money shortage, which is why it's possible that the website moves to a different hosting provider (probably on Walriicraft) and I believe this is why Calc News shut down recently.

As for myself, I don't like forums as I used to, but I don't like Facebook groups that much either, so I am more active on chat mediums overall.

Caleb Hansberry

The practical side of me says that calculator hacking and coding has plummeted in popularity and so we have too many sites in existence now, but I also like the history of it all and don't like history to vanish. So I think we should keep this site online in a low-maintenance mode for as long as possible. Like MaxCoderz, UnitedTI, or Omnimaga.

DJ Omnimaga

Yeah this is why CW is here to stay, including the forums.

Lionel Debroux

BTW, is the domain name paid for another year / couple years ?
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Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on October 30, 2019, 05:33:01 PMYeah true. People are not fans of forums nowadays and they were mostly replaced by either social networks or real-time mediums.
I prefer forums a lot over social networks. Apart from Twitter and LinkedIn (and perhaps Instagram once a week), I am not using any social networks regularly. Forums are just much nicer to keep track of updates and the post contents tend to stay relevant for much longer.

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