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Old 19th February 2013
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Default Why are these forums relatively dead?

Provocative title, I know...

They're not dead by any means, I just wanted to get your attention. I remember BSDforums back in the day, and if my memory serves me it was much more active than these forums are now. I want to speculate as to why.

Has the user-base of BSD decreased? Are there less new users of BSD now? Does everyone just use reddit these days?

I like small-ish communities like this because it's easier to get to know individual users and develop non-forum relationships. I still regularly chat with people I met as a result of BSDforums (BSDnexus forums too!). It seems easier to get lost in the crowd on sites like reddit. So what's the deal, DaemonForums?
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One answer: http://forums.freebsd.org/
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J65nko is right. But I have to say that although the volume is lower here the content and quality is usually better.
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J65nko may be right - the FreeBSD forums may be a big factor... FreeBSD has the largest user base out of {Free|Open|Net}BSD, so it'd be natural that more traffic is directed at their forums.

I, too, recall the BSDForums days, and the number of new posts/replies dwarfed those here. If I'm not mistaken, the early days of this forum were a lot busier, too. But roddierod hit it on the head, too - we do have low traffic, but the signal-to-noise ratio is astronomical, ESPECIALLY compared to other forums.
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Do something about it! Come here more often

Besides, we're still more active than BSDNexus and ttf combined
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I'd forgotten about FreeBSD Forums. And no Open or Net sections over there! Which is understandable, but kinda stinks. Official forums seem a bit silly when there is great documentation and mailing lists.

And if you haven't noticed, Carpetsmoker, I have been coming here! For a couple of days, at least...
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I've changed my user title.

Lol, I think your new user title reflects your new user title, but not your posts.
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Do something about it! Come here more often

Besides, we're still more active than BSDNexus and ttf combined
I haven't check BSDNexus since before xmas...maybe I better check for updates
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Rise, necroforums, rise.
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I was a necro poster. Now I am a zombie poster.
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And you have added to the knowledge base of the BSDs.

No longer are you a zombie.

You are now a squirrel.
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Rise, necroforums, rise.
LOL. Nice one. But there was actually a new post that wasn't spam!
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And what really ticked me off about forums.freebsd.org is that got I super busy at work and missed the launch of it by a couple of months. SO whilst all of ya all were getting sweet UID's I popped in after 4k ...

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I like quiet , simple , clean forums .. daemonforums is on top of the list .. I wouldn't be exaggerating when I say most often I find solutions and benefits here more than elsewhere (including marc&gmane)

Thanks for offering such a space.
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J65nko is right. But I have to say that although the volume is lower here the content and quality is usually better.
I really appreciate the fact that this forum caters to a variety of BSD flavours. I regularly check in here for information. First rate!
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Maybe this forum is quite empty because *BSD users experience less problems with their machines and are too busy windsurfing, climbing or mountain biking than debugging their problems online
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Maybe this forum is quite empty because *BSD users experience less problems with their machines
Well, that's just what happened to me.
I choosed that Sun Workstation I bought in the OpenBSD certified compatible machines list.

No surprise, no mess, except those from my mistakes
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I really appreciate the fact that this forum caters to a variety of BSD flavours. I regularly check in here for information. First rate!
Yes, though I find the OpenBSD FAQ and MAN pages to be the very best documentation for any OS that I have used, there are times when it is very helpful to learn how another user has applied a configuration or a process. As in the observation above by hitest, this place has offered me some solid solutions and clarification on a number of occasions when I needed some guidance. Many thanks to those who have contributed!

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