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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    Do you think that Facebook etc. is hurting the membership of our old reliable forums such as this one.
    If You Watch Your Fishes Closely, They Will Teach You Something Every Day

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    2 Not allowed!
    I don't know, I don't use facebook anymore.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    2 Not allowed!
    I've never used FB, but as far as THIS forum is concerned, I believe as active as it is, FB is little to no influence.
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    0 Not allowed!
    I only use Facebook for business, and don't see a lot of aquarium activity on there. I've looked at pages and groups a few months back, and most were dead or had very little activity.

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    2 Not allowed!
    Most definitely yes. Not only here (I'm new here, can't compare with a previous situation) but nearly in every thematic forum in which I'm involved.

    There are lots of aquarium groups in Facebook, general ones, species-specific, regional/city-specific, for trading, for swapping...

    Facebook provides faster responses and new generations value that. As a con, it's more volatile and oriented to new posts. You can search but it's nowhere as efficient as a forum (no sub-divisions, etc).

    I'm a long time forums user, nearly since vBulletin appeared in the late 90s, but I find myself going to Facebook more and more for quick help and consultations. Forums, however, are unbeatable when searching for specific information: Google has them indexed and you can find excellent information from a number of years. Maybe images and links will be outdated/broken when you go to an old thread from 2009, but the data remains. Facebook can't provide that (not for now at least).

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    5 Not allowed!
    for those who do not have facebook. I also do not. I did when I was a Wilton instructor and that was purely for my students. When I stopped teaching, and new I wasn't going to start again I deleted my account permanently. I found it to be the stupidest thing, and other than my students the only request I got were from people with my same last name wanting to friend me. Ok it is an unusual name-but I have no clue who you are and don't want to be your friend

    So I can't say if it has hurt attendance, or if they have better aquarium groups. I can imagine the responses are faster-but how much faster can it be than in a forum?
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st with my 2 BN plecos with their 2 generations of fry and 12 dwarf corys; 2nd has gouramis, rainbow fish, and female endlers; 3rd has (killer) albino corys, 1 pepper cory and 6 panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-the pea puffer.


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    6 Not allowed!
    I use what my wife calls my "Fishbook"....the Aquatic Community.
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    1 Not allowed!
    I've seen several other forums that I'm a part of (not fish-related) fall to pieces over the years because of Facebook. A lot of those forums are still there, but the content has gone from hobby discussions to pretty much just classified ads.

    Since I'm not "friends" on FB with all of the other members, I never had much of a chance to follow the masses as they moved from the forums to FB. I'm not upset about it, by any means. I didn't care enough to try hunting down other members, and I also did not care enough to search for alternate forums to fill the void.

    I maintain a FB account simply for close friends and family. I used to have tons of contacts on my account years ago when I was still in college, but have weeded out my list over the years. Most of the content I use FB for now is pretty much from things like National Geographic and other informative pages. It's also a convenient place for my family and friends to share things like photos/videos, and complain about life's little injustices.

    I do find it sad that many forums are disappearing. It's so much easier to have discussions with others when you have dedicated sections for certain issues and the ability to have persistent threads that don't get buried so quickly. On FB, you can start a meaningful discussion, but good luck going back to that particular post after several hours, let alone a weekend, of new activity has flooded your news feed. Also, the level of shared knowledge on most forums far surpasses that of FB. I can go into any section of a forum and read ancient posts and catch up on more recent information. You can't really do that on FB due to the sheer amount of random and useless information that flows through it on a daily basis.

    I have noticed, however, that there ARE still good forums out there that maintain a dedicated base of members who keep them alive. Although I've only been a part of the AC for several months, it appears that this is one of those that have been around for years and will continue to last. At least, I HOPE it will last. The members here are very helpful, and the forum does carry with it a strong sense of community in which the members have formed close bonds with each other over the years. I hope that I am fortunate enough to get a similar opportunity with you all.



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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew's_Fish_99 View Post
    I only use Facebook for business, and don't see a lot of aquarium activity on there. I've looked at pages and groups a few months back, and most were dead or had very little activity.
    I've noticed that AC's own FB page also has quite a bit of cobwebs that need to be dusted off. That being said, I don't really feel like it is necessary for AC to maintain much of a presence on FB; the members seem to have no problem sharing information/photos/videos here without needing to rely on FB.



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    3 Not allowed!
    Yeah, it most certainly does hurt forums.
    There are so many aquarium groups on FB, and all they have to do is click join rather than go through a registration, and that's more convenient for them. Unfortunately, many of those groups don't give out good info.

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