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Low quality content

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So, lately I've been browsing a few forums, and have been a bit annoyed by the amount of low quality content that is posted. I understand that of course every forum has members who post low quality content, but when every discussion turns into a "list X" topic full of three word responses and nobody bothers to even read the OP before replying, it defeats the point of having a discussion forum to begin with. I'm also equally annoyed participating on forums where the administrators care about nothing other than their own statistics or the software that they run. Some niches tend to be worse than others, but no real niche is immune these days.

Anyway, I just find it sad that so new forums around are trying so hard to survive that they focus on nothing other than the stats. Forums are a great thing when the discussions stay unique and interesting.

What are your thoughts? Have you found yourself participating on good forums in the past that have had growing issues with low quality content?
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#2
On Simtropolis, I've gotten involved in a few low quality discussions. It seems that the administrators don't even care about the members anymore there.

And I hope you weren't referring to my site Tongue.
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(July 17th, 2014 at 6:47 PM)CapTon Wrote: On Simtropolis, I've gotten involved in a few low quality discussions. It seems that the administrators don't even care about the members anymore there.

And I hope you weren't referring to my site Tongue.

Haha no, definitely not referring to your site. Tongue
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I have been lucky to participate in one low quality forum, and that is none other than minecraftforums.net - (No pix no clix!!!!! is their motto)
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(July 17th, 2014 at 9:35 PM)AcoG000 Wrote: I have been lucky to participate in one low quality forum, and that is none other than minecraftforums.net - (No pix no clix!!!!! is their motto)

You consider yourself lucky to participate in one? How come?
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(July 18th, 2014 at 4:55 AM)CapTon Wrote:
(July 17th, 2014 at 9:35 PM)AcoG000 Wrote: I have been lucky to participate in one low quality forum, and that is none other than minecraftforums.net - (No pix no clix!!!!! is their motto)

You consider your lucky to participate in one? How come?

I second that. Tongue
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Er, I mean I consider myself lucky to participate in only one. And the rest have been fair or good quality Tongue (like MS).
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#8
Ah Smile

And sucking up to Blake, I see Tongue
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#9
I'd rather have a quiet site than boring posts... I've run across some of the same sites and I'm usually really turned off by them.
More interesting topics to me, where there are quality posts are the way to go. A lot harder to achieve as a new site, but not everything is about stats.
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(July 18th, 2014 at 5:18 PM)CapTon Wrote: Ah Smile

And sucking up to Blake, I see Tongue

I suck up to nobody! Aco has no master, Aco needs no master!
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#11
I agree with simlink Smile.

And if you say so, Aco Tongue.
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#12
Could it be mine? Tongue

I am guilty of this, but I feel getting decent activity can also increase quality content in the long run if you don't have enough quality posters. Then again, you could also drive some off. It's a double edged sword that you have to balance.
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