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Question Weatherzone forums, are they dead?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Richard, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Usually I see a bit of referral traffic from Weatherzone forums this time of year, but no. So I went and had a browse around and the activity seemed like it had dropped off a cliff.

    Are they almost dead?

    Any weatherzone forum regulars know what's happening over there?
     
  2. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty much.

    I was there for a little bit. Activity seems to have slowly declined.
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    what is the alternative these days??
     
  4. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same applies for me.
    Am WZ subscriber etc but rarely venture into the forums.
    More so because my internet social time is spent on these pages and can cover all my interests i.e wx, surf, ski, NRL, djotd.
     
  5. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here.
    Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    To be fair, they still have a stable base of users.
     
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  6. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The WZ forum people hated weather.
    Pessimistic bunch.
     
  8. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Demographic seemed super old.
    Tall poppies everywhere in there when I used to poke my head in years ago... Bad culture.
    + forum platform seem old & tired. Seemed to match the demo, IMO.
     
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  9. soda

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    Are forums in general dying? At times they can be pretty tough spaces these days. Without moderation regulars can burn out others.
     
  10. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes.
    Forums tend to attract tall poppies in general.
    But I think this forum has got the balance right with good moderation.
    It's why I stick around, along with the quality discussion and the strong sense of community.

    And also it has spaces for people to be tall poppies, i.e the Bear Pit, CV, etc.
    So the rubbish goes in there, rather than the more serious weather and snow threads.

    Re: WZ
    There are some interesting guys there who work for the BOM. Some of them make their own charts, etc. The rest are just on about arguing about ENSO, or where a reading has been taken. It's pretty negative on the whole.
    I've been in quite a few forums and that one is not great.
     
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  11. Trail Blazer

    Trail Blazer Part of the Furniture

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    If Blair Trewin posted in here we would have the best of both worlds. Honestly even in a storm outbreak or heatwave there’s more going on in here (and a greater number of informed posters - I’m not one of them)
     
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  12. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dude.
    Is this a humblebrag, or a Dorothy Dixer?
     
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