the death of internet message boards

QChawks

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As internet forums die off, finding community can be harder than ever​


Before social networks took over the internet, message boards were perhaps the most essential way for people to come together online and talk about whatever was on their minds. Our discussion spaces have evolved dramatically, though -- message boards aren't as important as they used to be, thanks to the decade-long onslaught of Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and more. Many formerly prominent destinations are closing up shop, including the message board I called my online home for well over a decade.
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fredjr82

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I probably miss ShaggyBevo the most. I don't even think it's online anymore.

The Philadelphia Eagles Off Topic board was great but now gone.

Bodybuilding.com Off Topic board was also good 15 years ago. Not sure if they’re still around or not. "Misc" was a great board for awhile.

That said I certainly spend enough time on here and Reddit.
 

InsaneHawkJJP

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The message boards on HR are the only ones I’ve ever visited and I don’t do the bookface or anything else. I’d miss some of the degenerates on here, but I’d be okay if message boards went away.