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Discussion on: Does anyone actually use forums?

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As someone who ran a gaming forum for several years before it finally died, I can tell you that forums are a dying platform. There are very few niches that require a forum these days. And most "new" forums typically die unless it's an informational forum based around some sort of product.

I started to see a dramatic dip on activity on gaming forum around 2018. People simply quit logging in as much, and the only real feedback I got was that they "just didn't feel like logging in".

We live in an era of convenience. And people will sacrifice usefulness and features to have convenience. So think of it from a users' perspective. Is it easier to sign up and register a bunch of information, check my email for confirmation, and login..... Orrrrrrrr..... hit a button and join a server? The choice is obvious for most people.