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Why are comfy venues like this so dead?

1 2019-12-02 16:26

As far as my taste goes, this board would rank as the top spot for prog chit-chat, over the faux-cypherpunk style imageboards and naturally over the well-known and much more popular and frequented not-so-anon/ephemeral vote-each-others places with account names.

But why is this so niche? A small handful of threads a day would be just nice without overloading our capacities, but it looks more like an even smaller handful of threads a month here.

Programming continues to grow leaps and bounds in terms of "quantity of players" as it has since it first arrived on the planet as an activity, yet proper comfy places like this whither and scramble. Though they're much better suited for focusing on topic with much less or regard to to others' or own identity/ego (votes / account names / avatar pics etc). Not to kick off the good ole obvious quantity/quality discussion (though.. why not, it's quiet enough already here)...

Text-based, pure content & knowledge, identifying truths and falsehoods. Weren't those the "pillars of programmers" once? Why are they all peacocking around elsewhere, debating the relative bells & whistles, glitz & glamour of various semi-related shiny-hypes-of-the-moment..

Sure, then there's the crowd that just lives in code because all chit-chat is ultimately leading nowhere. Fair enough, that's me 99.9% of the time. And other leisurely diversions for the occasional badly-needed brain-recharge abound. Still, I was pondering and since not much talk pervades this place (peaceful, in a way), why not share the pondering, like once in a decade..

2 2019-12-03 09:45

But why is this so niche?

I prefer using an imageboard. As much of what I do here is responsive, I use it less as others use it less.

Programming continues to grow leaps and bounds in terms of "quantity of players" as it has since it first arrived on the planet as an activity, yet proper comfy places like this whither and scramble.

Most of those "players" aren't worth anything and even more are only in it for the money.

Still, I was pondering and since not much talk pervades this place (peaceful, in a way), why not share the pondering, like once in a decade..

IRC is better for chitchat.

3 2019-12-03 16:28 *

Because programmers are autistics.

4 2019-12-03 19:46

Threads here do get replies (as you can see here), but most anons just aren't in the habit of starting new threads themselves.
I usually only post here when I've got something to post about, and that happens not to be the case very often.
I do agree that it's a pretty comfy place though.
>>2
I tend to dislike IRC because I feel obligated to make myself familiar with the names and personas of the frequent posters. The social element just finds a way to detract from the experience for me. It's possible that I simply have not found the right places, and that there are servers out there that I'd enjoy.

5 2019-12-11 08:30

I generally dislike synchronous communication. I prefer composing excellent replies to excellent messages. Unless the message is trivial (which must, still, be carefully formed), I shall publish literature only of high literarity.

6 2019-12-26 05:25 *

>>1
You have to dig a lot to find this BBS. First you have to hear about japanese anonymous textboards, then search for alive western 2ch-clones and so on. An even harder way would be to look for software that has been developed with MIT Scheme. I am still marveling at the fact that this place is even alive.

7 2019-12-29 16:16

most anons just aren't in the habit of starting new threads themselves.

I would think that it's healthier for a forum to have many more replies than initial posts. The whole point being discussion, and all that.

8 2019-12-30 20:45

>>6

I am still marveling at the fact that this place is even alive.

Same here and I wish it stays like this.

9 2020-01-10 00:04

I'll see her one day

10 2020-01-10 01:30 *

Medusa: I hope so.

11 2020-01-29 04:49

The vote-each-other places do eat up a lot of the resources. I don't participate in those, but I feel like most of the links my friends send me come from those places. It then feels silly to go to an anon board and post the same link "everyone" saw already. I believe without vote-each-other places this place would be a lot more lively since people will still want to share programming content, and have discussions about it.

12 2020-02-02 23:37

As far as my taste goes, this board would rank as the top spot for prog chit-chat, over the faux-cypherpunk style imageboards and naturally over the well-known and much more popular and frequented not-so-anon/ephemeral vote-each-others places with account names.

But why is this so niche?

You've answered your own question. It offers nothing that the others don't do better. I suggest you put "Status as a Service" in your favorite search engine. Its conclusions apply even to the most anonymous of sites.

13 2020-02-10 04:50

>>12 Still it would be nice for this place to get more activity.

14 2020-02-10 18:47

In my experience: if you post, people will come. Or at least stay.

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