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Old 06-05-2017, 09:43 PM
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Default Forums dead now?

2 years ago whenever I last regularly posted on this forum site and received my 2000 graft FUE HT, these forums were vibrant, alive and full of discussion and advice.

Now .... you can hear a freaking pin drop in these forums. What gives? I'm seeing MANY post going unanswered or at best 1-3 replies. Also, much fewer post being started overall compared with 2 years ago.

Where did everyone go? This forum site just has such a different 'feel' and tone now than it did a couple of years ago. What the hell happened?

Did most everyone bail and go to another forum site to discuss hair loss issues? If, then what site? Cause I would like to belong on that one.

Just looking to see if anyone has any plausible explanations as to why this forum site seems to drying up?
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:33 PM
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I agree man. I asked a straight forward question and no answers at all.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:45 AM
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I think for most people it makes the most sense to post and be active at a time most relevant to one's current situation. I recently registered on this site for that reason as I'm considering a HT, something which I didn't consider 2 years ago, for e.g.

For what its worth though, I've browsed this community, hairlosstalk and baldtruthtalk and I think this is the most dynamic community for HT related discussion.

Yes it can be a bit disheartening seeing less activity but people are still contributing in addition to the historical data.

I also think with the advent of things like Reddit and to a much lesser extent, social media platforms, traditional bulletin like user forums aren't as significant anymore.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:55 AM
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I thing forums are living things which have their ups and downs and peaks and valleys. This happens at a lot of different forums and yet, years later, they are still there, still answering valid questions, still fielding the occasional inanities.
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:03 PM
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Ha some of the lively posters have been banned or suspended
Or threads get stopped for no valid reason in my opinion , all becomes a bit safe and sterile. Not being completely serious this is the best site for people seeing information, and of course it needs to be moderated ha.just seems the posters I like seem to get banned .
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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I have been following the industry and discussion forums for well over a decade now and here are some of the dynamics.

* patients become interested in online research once they begin experiencing hair loss.

* patients usually become active when they are ready for treatments both medicinally and surgically.

* once they have achieved some resolve, they tend to move on with their lives.

* a breakthrough of new technology usually brings a higher level of interest and traffic.

* there are also seasonal lags especially during the nice summer moths and holidays.

* and yes, social media has established a platform in the discussion.

IMHO, there will always be a need and a place for the exchange of information for something like hair restoration.

And there will always be hair junkies like myself who simply like to help other hair loss sufferers get a solution to the dilemma of hair loss....
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:06 PM
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hair junkies ....
Ha Ha - you said Hair Junkies.

Meh ~ I could shave tomorrow and I'd be the same guy as today. Bald, but the same guy. And kinda unhappy.

I'd cry, actually.




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Old 06-07-2017, 04:11 PM
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:22 PM
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All the regulars had HT's and moved on with their lives.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:38 PM
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There seems to be more doctors than patients on here doing the posting. One gallery after another of someone who barely had any thinning and now looks like Elvis. Boring….

When a forum like this begins to get the feel of an infomercial, which it certainly has to me, people will quickly lose interest in it. I'm only here posting now because I got an email for a thread I didn't even know I was subscribed to. Otherwise I barely stop in anymore. Not interested in seeing a wall of photos from the same doctors over and over again.
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