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Hi Guys,

 

Thought i would have a snoop around google to try and find a pretty active forum,

 

I was on MixPan forum for about 6 years, but that has now dried up. (not sure if any of you have heard of it)

 

I play and produce house/deep house.

 

From Birmingham, 23 years old.

 

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sound kerser,

 

Yeah that Soundcloud link, theres Tracks signed to Phoenix Music ones been released and the others are awaiting schedules.

 

Where you guys all from?

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What did you search for btw when you found this?

"uk house music forum"

 

Has this site dried up also? cant be as dead as the last forum i was on, used to be popping on there. completely dead now.

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the forum platform in general has dried up over the years, people would rather make aimless statements on social networks than contribute to focused discussion

 

this place isn't too bad, it definitely used to be better though

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Dub you're in tech right?

You prob heard/know angular right?

I was thinking an angular based forum that kinda behaves like a social network. Real time etc. I think that could bring the format back you know.

What you reckon? (No hijack)

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AngularJS yeah. I don't think the feeling of realtime-ness is what drives people to social networks (obviously it helps), I think its that the new/relevant content is always there, you don't have to navigate to it, other than scroll down.

 

Reddit has a correct format, I'm sure something similar could work for our more focused community here. Imagine you went to vip2.co.uk and all the threads were listed right there, in order of how 'hot' a topic was (I think their algorithm bases how 'hot' a topic is on how active, how recent, how many up-votes), and you could of course filter out the forums you didn't like.

 

Maybe throw in a bit of Amazon magic and have a 'you looked at topic A and other people that looked at topic A looked at topic B so we recommend topic B', or a bit of Facebook magic that shows you more of the type of posts you've previously looked at on your homepage.

 

 

The reason why the forum format is dying is because its not really changed since its introduction, just a few more bells and whistles. Reddit is an example of how taking a different approach to it can make it more successful.

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I understand the no navigation approach. That's what I'm talking about.

an Angular app is obviously a SPA. I think with the right implementation it could kill php based forums. That's kind of the point i was trying to make.

just waiting to be made tbh

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nice one lads, this forum seems popping to be fair just off the replies on this,

 

New contacts, friendly users, lack of Americans..... i think i've found a new home hahaha

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Wow this must be the first introduction topic that went smoothly..... That forum must be dying

haha how come?

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