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    Default The future of forums?

    Given that we haven't had a post for nearly two days I think perhaps this forum's days are numbered.
    It doesn't seem to have much to do with this forum specifically or the community of people as every other australian horse forum has taken a dive too.

    Any ideas on what (if any) new features might resurrect forums? Or does facebook better meet peoples' needs?

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    I think unfortunately FB has Killed forums.

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    I think FBs days are now numbered too, in light of recent data breaches and censorious overreach. Same with Yoootooob and Twatter.

    What's next? Who knows.

    Maybe people will actually start talking to each other again.

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    Twatter. Ha ha.

    I confess I have been secretly reading over on Horse and Hound forum and sometimes the temptation to post one of their threads here, for a talking point, has been hard to resist. Actually, I'll just go grab a little link to some frightening Shetlands...

    [ETA] http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forum...or-another-Ted!

    (It's the first post on that thread. There's a short youtube and a photograph.)
    Last edited by ... Taff; 13-06-18 at 05:03 PM.

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    FB is too commercial and big to die in the foreseeable future. It concerns me how FBs algorithms, crap community standards and fake shit are destroying democracy. It is also killing the media which is also bad for democracy (stops informed debates).

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    Yeah facebook seems to be too big and too integrated into peoples' lives for it to ever disappear, at least not for a long time.
    People don't seem to care that facebook was commercialised to harvest your data and your life and sell it to others for massive profits. It was developed in a way to affect your brain chemistry so there are going to be a lot of people as addicted to it as drug and alcohol addicts.

    Ahh well. Here's a video I saw online today and thought it was adorable so I'll share it here.

    https://i.imgur.com/dAJQRHh.mp4

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    It is pretty sad all round. Some excellent horse forums have disappeared and taken a wealth of years of experience with them. The writing on the wall is being talked of on poultry and dog forums, with no solutions.

    Forum discussions always had/have more depth and quality and reliable information from reliable people that fb could ever achieve. I don't see any of that with fb - just topics that are gone in a day, bad advice being passed on as gospel, one word answers, etc.

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    agree, I think cyberhorse leaves fb for dead frankly
    im missing in action for so much because im looking after a 91 little dragon, with independance issures.

    so although its my job to keep her safe from falling, i cant follow her to catch her of she will have a fit. soooo sweep the floor busily the second she starts moving. its all mind games to keep her from stressing out

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    It’s hard to say, for sure I think FB has played a role in replacing some of the everyday stuff, like posting pics and updates. On FB I am happy to post pics and updates because anyone who doesn’t want to see a dozen horse pics can unfriend or unfollow. I don’t tend to get involved in discussions on FB though, most groups are too big and too fast moving to follow a conversation, if I feel compelled to comment I say my piece and turn off notifications. The rest is too painful to read just so much of the blind leading the blind, especially horse stuff. The appeal for FB for me is that it can be personalised, essentially mine is just a bigger version of horse deals, lots of horse pics and updates on comps and breeding.

    I think with CH most of us have been here for ages and are either on the same page or accepted we won’t agree on some things and so most stuff has already been discussed ad nauseum, everything pretty much comes full circle.

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    I used to come here everyday. Now it is possibly once a month. I hate to agree, but Facebook has taken over. Having said that I have recently strongly dialed back on the group/pages I am following on Facebook. If I see one more person asking veterinary advice from strangers on line my head might explode. Seeing an innocent photo of someone riding, only to have it torn apart. There may be a trend away from Facebook soon. My teenage sons say that Facebook is for middle aged women

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