LDRunner saidI remember the days of 2001 through like 2009 there were many gay forum sites and they were active and fun. Forum,
Nowadays, what gay forums are still left and are actually active? This is one of few in the US...if not the only one and I've noticed traffic and activity has substantially slown down from the past. What's the future look like for "gay forums?" Do u think this site will eventually go defunct? And if it does, what are the implications for all of us?
a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
Just last week, a relative told me people do not want to spend time together. To the extent that's true, forums are less active.
People are busy managing survival.
If they are working jobs with little or no vacation, they are too busy.
They may be going to school. With some schools costing $50,000+ per year, one must get every minute worth of it, which means not participating in forums.
They may not have enough time to workout, so they're busy trying to stay in shape.
Chores pile up which takes them from forums.
People have more distractions.
People have less control over their society so why even have discussions in forums? "What will talking do about it?"
There aren't enough local people in the forums.
I like the forums.
Forums help people learn more than what the media tells us.
Will this site go defunct?
RealJock does not seem to do PR work. Has it appeared in the Advocate, Instinct, the Village Voice (NYC), GQ, LA Times?
What celebrities have been launched from this community?
It shouldn't go defunct. If there are no bars and no forums, where is culture. I went down to the gay strip in Dallas, in the daytime to walk the one block strip on the other side of the gay nightclub S4--it is not Christopher Street NYC. The one shop I was looking for was taken over by Andrew Christian--the shop lost its local flair to be mostly a front-of-the-store Andrew Christian underwear boutique.
No bars, no forums, no strips, no churches; but, I do think in NYC, people still go to the Center on 13th Street. In Dallas, a big upgrade is being done to the Center here.
Real Jock is more humanizing than Manhunt.net, Adam4Adam, and Craigslist.