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Engagement on the forum seems to be a downward trend. I'm just curious about causes
#1  avid01 04-08-2019, 05:24 PM
Do I see the trend right? What are the possible causes?
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#2  Deskisamess 04-08-2019, 05:44 PM
When compared with what? This is a large site, with multiple forums. You have less than 300 posts made in 7 years. I don't think you're around here enough to spot a trend.
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#3  BetterRed 04-08-2019, 08:21 PM
I would expect a drop off as the device market matures

Social media has burgeoned over the past several years. I know of a couple of tech support forums where the 'owner' has, or is thinking about closing them down.

@avid01 - maybe you could get some stats from Alexa, not the chatterbox, the web analytics site

BR
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#4  AnemicOak 04-09-2019, 12:30 AM
Quote avid01
Do I see the trend right? What are the possible causes?
I'm busy reading.
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#5  DiapDealer 04-09-2019, 01:06 PM
I was under the impression that forum participation on the internet in general has been in steep decline for quite a number of years now.
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#6  HarryT 04-09-2019, 05:54 PM
I think it depends on the subject matter. I’m a member of two other forums (unconnected to reading) which are extremely active. Far, far more so than MR.
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#7  avid01 04-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Quote Deskisamess
You have less than 300 posts made in 7 years.
Ain't it enough?

Quote BetterRed
@avid01 - maybe you could get some stats from Alexa...the web analytics site
Yes, I'm familiar with Alexa. But I don't use her solely for web analytics purposes.

Quote BetterRed
not the chatterbox
Namely?
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#8  4691mls 04-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Sometimes it seems like most of the activity is in long threads about the same topics that come up repeatedly - variations on "the evils of DRM" or "the evils of copyright". Currently there is a 30-page thread on the recurring topic "ebooks are priced too high".
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#9  FizzyWater 04-12-2019, 07:51 PM
To be fair, there's nothing out these days that matches the initial excitement of the early days of new ebook readers. Each new reader (except for the Sony 700) was a definite improvement over the last.

Now the changes are smaller, like being water resistant or comfort lighting.

So we kvetch about prices and DRM.
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#10  avid01 04-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Quote FizzyWater
So we kvetch about prices and DRM.
I see. What to kvetch (that's bitch for English learners?) so much about DRM? Just use Alf! Simple as that. Isn't it?
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