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    Quote Originally Posted by spantini View Post
    I was over at Tascam's forums. Noticed quite a few threads with years... years between question and response.
    Thats like bringing your amp in for repair.
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    Reddit has lots of subs dedicated to music and music production. The demographic is younger and very positive, with lots of constructive feedback offered. HR is an older demographic, and focuses on classic rock, which simply isnít popular anymore.

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    I see Reddit and Quora popping up with a lot of subs - definitely more activity. Guitar and bass forums are full of activity. There's a lot of similar topics though, same problems and solutions. I like geezin' in this area
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogooder View Post
    Now that I have arrived I should drag the IQ level down a few percentage points.
    I don't think you realize what you've gotten yourself into here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm67 View Post
    HR is an older demographic, and focuses on classic rock, which simply isn’t popular anymore
    That's an interesting observation. I don't even think about the music focused on here, just the people. It's their views and thoughts I find interesting.
    When you say the music focused on is classic rock, what do you mean ? Is not recording and mixing recording & mixing ?

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    Yes, recording and mixing is what its all about, but there are some distinct differences between the way we "old geezers" go about making music and the way the youngsters do it, especially if you are comparing acoustic instruments and mics to making beats with synth and drum vsts.

    Personally, I don't understand "making beats". To me they are just snippets of sound, not fully constructed songs. But that is what hiphop/rap/trap seems to be built on. I'm sure there's an art to assembling them, but for me that's not really recording. The recording would be when you set up a mic and the vocalist starts doing his/her thing. I know that some artists actually use real instruments but, from my view, they seem to be more of a rarity, unless you are talking about the big names.

    I can listen to most any kind of music, but hophop and rap just turns me off. The monotonic vocalizations are no more interesting to me than Gregorian chants in Latin, and for the most part, I understand them about the same amount, so there's nothing for me to relate. My preferences are harmony and melody. For that reason, when someone posts a thread about his latest beats or a heavy rap song, I'll just pass that by. There's no reason for me to comment on it since there's no appeal in the music, and my perspective is probably the antitheses of the person posting.

    As for Reddit and Quora, I never visit those sites. I've got a Facebook account, but have seriously thought of deactivating it or going private. I rarely post there, mostly just a private message or two to friends. The jumble of these social media sites doesn't lead to organized or prolonged discussion of a focused topic. They have become a shotgun blast of snide comments and poor manners.

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    Reddit and Facebook aren't really comparable in that way.
    Reddit does lend itself to prolonged, organised, moderated, discussion.
    Facebook lends itself trolls freely trolling and idiots shouting from the rooftops, on the social side, and announcements/advertisements on the more businessy side.

    I'd guess the vast majority of traffic and new members on forums comes from google hits for whatever it is you're trying to find out.
    I've seen the majority of google results for my interests switch from forums to reddit, blogs, and youtube channels pretty rapidly over the last few years.

    Of course you still get plenty of active specialist forums but they're never going to have the traffic and popularity that they once had.

    One of the major differences between then and now is the public expectation of immediately available answers.
    The idea of posting a question and waiting for a personal response is probably a last resort to many people now.

    Your BBS in the day was a combination of people who wanted to hang out and chat and socialise, and a place where people could, and would, answer questions from experience.

    If the answers to all those questions are already there, or somewhere else, why join? For the social aspect? Well sure, but younger people are much more likely to jump on reddit,
    or a community slack or discord, or one of the endless other options.

    I'd guess to keep a BBS really active and healthy it would take quite a lot of work. Social media linking, advertising, sponsored promotions / giveaways, competitions..Maybe a youtube channel with reviews, tutorials, news.
    You'd need to run it like a business, with consistency, I think.
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    Both reddit an FB suck in comparison to BBS's especially refined ones like V bulletin...But as Steen has pointed out today when searching a particular topic of interest Reddit and Facebook and youtube are going to come up first and for many topics they work better...for a nice fluid conversation...they are clumsy...

    Hopefully something will evolve that improves how they work cause they aren't going away anytime soon...

    I still visit a few but not near as often and they all are much less active than 10 years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAE View Post
    Both reddit an FB suck in comparison to BBS's especially refined ones like V bulletin...But as Steen has pointed out today when searching a particular topic of interest Reddit and Facebook and youtube are going to come up first and for many topics they work better...for a nice fluid conversation...they are clumsy...
    That's interesting that you see that, because I rarely get Reddit links for any of my searches under Google or DuckDuckGo. I always get Youtube links, Wikipedia, and some Google links. Sound on Sound, ProSoundNetwork and HR come up as well. Occasionally GearSlutz, and GearPage. For equipment info, first on the list is usually Sweetwater, followed by Musicians Friend.

    I think Google watches where you go so much that it points you to those familiar sources first.

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    Reddit's fine for fluid conversation. In some ways the layout is better with side-conversations grouped. It's much easier to bypass chunks that don't interest you.
    It's still a totally different thing, though, and not a direct replacement for BBS.

    BBS is hard to get right, particularly with moderation. Mod too hard, everyone gets pissed off and leaves.
    Don't mod hard enough and everyone gets pissed off at the trolls and leaves.
    Which ones are the trolls? Good luck. :P

    BBS may not be dead buts its primary source of traffic probably is.
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