Why is this board so dead this year??

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Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by hippieluvn » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:51 pm

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is missing this year? I've only seen a handful of the old regular guard. What's going on? Any ideas?

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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by TheHeadlessHorseman » Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:06 am

This place is a ghost town this year, even the regulars haven't posted in awhile. At least last year there were still people posting here, we even had some new members join in, myself included, but this year nobody is around.

I've noticed this on almost every forum that I'm on, it seems that Facebook killed the forums, so most people use it to stay in touch these days instead of forums.

Anyway, I hope that if anyone actually reads this that you have a Happy Halloween.

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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:47 pm

I'm here but admittedly not as much as in the past.

...and I don't know why that is.
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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by hippieluvn » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:38 pm

This board was always so much fun, a special place where we would all meet in October each year--it's so sad :cry:

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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by Andybev01 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:50 am

It was pretty deserted in 2008 when I joined.

It was me, a kid who went by RDM, Spookymufu, Mac Phantom, Witchy, and a few more, then about 10 years ago it picked up quite a bit.

There was an annual gift exchange that was really well organized and fun.

Perhaps its cyclical; ebbs & flows...and we're in a lean period.

I will hang around and haunt these empty rooms as long as halloween.com keeps the servers connected.

I would like to see the site's 30th anniversary in 2024.
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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:33 pm

I do wish forums like these would make a come-back. I remember when I posted here as Pumpkin_Man, and it was great.
I agree, though. It seems that everyone wants to post on Facebook any more, and for me it's the only way I have in staying in touch with a lot of people I know, including various family members. The problem with Facebook is there's so much political arguing it detracts from all the fun. I did try to start a Halloween conversation on Facebook last year, and all anyone did was argue politics.

At least here, it's all about jack o'lanterns, black cats, costumes, ToT and HALLOWEEN!!!

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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:47 pm

I'm proud to say that i have never created a f***b*** account.

We had a steady parade of TOT'ERS yesterday; it was so nice!!
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Re: Why is this board so dead this year??

Post by ancient whitelighter » Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:41 pm

Same here, Andy...never have had a fb account.

No totters in my neighborhood this year, not a one. :( I heard mention of people going to "trunk or treat" this year (new to me), but it doesn't seem as though that would even come close to creating the same atmosphere, fun, & excitement as a traditional Halloween TOT experience would.

I do miss the activity here on this forum. Not quite sure about the fallout. Simple pleasures to be found here, but no interest? I'll continue to haunt this space, too, until it's nevermore. Speaking of Nevermore...
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