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    Is UF less busy?

    A few years ago I was a lot more active here but due to becoming both self-employed and a college student, I didn't have time to continue constant activity here. Now, coming back, it seems almost dead. What happened?
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubunterooster View Post
    A few years ago I was a lot more active here but due to becoming both self-employed and a college student, I didn't have time to continue constant activity here. Now, coming back, it seems almost dead. What happened?
    Unity

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    While some of the activity has shifted elsewhere, the "almost dead" silliness is a major overstatement.
    I think the main reason is an alternative, http://askubuntu.com/.

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    I assumed that the majority of the missing users had left due to lack of interest in the direction Ubuntu was taking, or the reasonably restrictive set of posting guidelines enforced here.

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    I post on a lot of different forums, with a lot of different subject matters. Forums are becoming less popular as a whole. I put it down to the rise of Facebook, Twitter and Google+. People are still wanting to communicate on the web, but how they are doing it is changing.

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeOfMixture View Post
    Unity
    People are *still* mad about that? Sigh...
    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    While some of the activity has shifted elsewhere, the "almost dead" silliness is a major overstatement.
    I think the main reason is an alternative, http://askubuntu.com/.
    Explains everything! Burn it with fire!

    But in reality, I hope it dies out and people come back here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    I assumed that the majority of the missing users had left due to lack of interest in the direction Ubuntu was taking, or the reasonably restrictive set of posting guidelines enforced here.
    Possibly. I hope not though.
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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

    Makes sense to me the easier a system becomes less assistance on-line will be needed...


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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwell68 View Post
    I post on a lot of different forums, with a lot of different subject matters. Forums are becoming less popular as a whole. I put it down to the rise of Facebook, Twitter and Google+. People are still wanting to communicate on the web, but how they are doing it is changing.
    I kinda think you hit the nail on the head here...

    the Internet used to be all about chat rooms, things moved onto forums.... now they've moved again to social... and it seems facebook has.... capitalized on that resource.

    TBH these are the busiest forums I know of anywhere...

    also don't forget there are manu ubuntu help avenues... askubuntu, launchpad questions, irc.... these forums

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primefalcon View Post
    ... ubuntu help avenues... askubuntu, launchpad questions, irc.... these forums
    mailing lists ...
    And
    https://www.facebook.com/ubuntulinux
    and
    Google +.

    At some point I wonder if it will be a positive.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: Is UF less busy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwell68 View Post
    I post on a lot of different forums, with a lot of different subject matters. Forums are becoming less popular as a whole. I put it down to the rise of Facebook, Twitter and Google+. People are still wanting to communicate on the web, but how they are doing it is changing.
    +10000

    About 20 years ago Usenet was THE thing, but now I have yet to find a single person who still use it.

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