Why are forums dying?

I think many forums die because eventually there is no Financial Structure behind it.
Money is Key and here you got at least 2 ways for the Owners to make money.
 
I went to some forums just to check after years.

Posts are absolute garbage.

Naive sellers trying to sell something to non-existent buyers...

Complete brothels.

Moderators quit and nobody replaces them.

Plenty of reasons forums can die.

If you found BlackHatWorld and decided to stay here, it's a success that you were able to separate it from the rest.
It's like a needle in a haystack.

Many people here can speak proper English which shows there's some intellect involved into it.

You have to set strict rules and execute them consequently. Otherwise some disordered people will create what they create. Example? Reddit...
Quora? So much fake info! Instagram boosted photoshop photos are heaven compared to quora hell where you'll talk to Bill Gates and John Paul the 2nd (lol).
Quora is built in such a crazy way. The faker something is, the more popular it is!

When there were few people on Reddit you could find some value. Today? 1000 pages of scrolling to get one useful sentence.
When anyone can be a mod, who is a mod then? There are no mods on Reddit in conclusion.

There's a difference between a community with pro people that is moderated by pro people and a community created by amateurs for amateurs / kids.

Pro people are pro for a reason. They don't give up easily and they enforce strict standards.

If you let kids become mods without training, all you're doing is you're letting them develop some "ego" or "arrogance" in more concrete terms.
I think it might have been well planned by Reddit / FaceBook designers.
Let's everyone become a mod! Hooray!

Kids shouldn't make adult decisions without adults...

Damn.

I got to study it deeper. Sh1t is interesting.

There are some "gang" like structures in facebook groups. It's that those people think that they control something when they're mods in facebook groups. lol
In fact it's exploited by police and easy catches for them.
 
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some of my favorite forums are also dead now... i think it's a general tendency of average IQ dropping constantly through the last few years... people prefer to spend time on instagram than read a book, i guess that's a "quick answer" on why forums die.
 
some of my favorite forums are also dead now... i think it's a general tendency of average IQ dropping constantly through the last few years... people prefer to spend time on instagram than read a book, i guess that's a "quick answer" on why forums die.
IQ fluctuates. Some days I'm 80. Some days I'm 90. Sometimes I'm 60. Never 100.
 
Are you for real? I mean you are on a forum right now o_O
I guess it depends on the niche. But to me, one of the best answers are coming out of forums.
For example advanced mathematics. Its awful to go on stackoverflow for this.
People there are so entitled.
 
As AI-generated content is taking the internet, there is a trend of people going back to forums. Because forums help us connect on an individual level, so I believe the time has come when forums will again thrive, although there is a need for proper moderation, which is here at BHW, and this will be a defining criterion for other forums as well in the future.
 
Are you for real? I mean you are on a forum right now o_O
I guess it depends on the niche. But to me, one of the best answers are coming out of forums.
For example advanced mathematics. Its awful to go on stackoverflow for this.
People there are so entitled.
Yeah, these people are like 50k answers and nobody can understand what they write except themselves. It's depressing.

Literally people who can't share info but can build a complex system. That's wicked.
 
It's more the concept of Forums, years ago Forums were the only way to really have a large community, now this list is endless and Forums have so much to compete with, not to mention the deep wallets of some of the corps who own these platforms.
 
Or better yet, why are they dead?

I see only BHW has survived, and I don't know how much longer it will last.

In my opinion, nothing compares to a forum. A forum feels like a local bar where you sit, chat, tell stories, and learn from others.

I can't get that feeling or knowledge from Reddit, social apps, or Quora. You don't know the person responding to you. Members in forums feel like real people, while on those apps, they seem like NPCs. You see them once and never again. I can't understand why forums are dying one by one. Nothing can truly replace them, but somehow, it did. What am I missing?
Big social media platforms, Feds and etc
 
Bro, there are plenty of reasons
For example, a huge number of ddos attacks, lack of financial support for the forum, because hosting is not free)and of course legal problems. As you can see, there are plenty of them and we should be happy that bhv still continues to unite us all
 
Forums are not dying. One of the biggest sites in the world is forum...Reddit
It's hard to disagree)
Especially since even in addition to bhw there are still quality forums, which you can simply not go to, while they are not inferior in the amount of useful information and users
 
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