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Dun



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Somehow I think so. After all, I haven't been here in months (and neither have some other people apparently)...LOL
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I don't know about Facebook, but something apparently has. I too haven't been around and am part of the problem. However, I have noticed the lack of activity here.
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I lurk about every few weeks and see what's going on mostly in "Bootleg Wendy", 'cause that's where a lot of the funny stuff is and "Da Corner" seems to be "Shadow 777"'s turf now and I don' give a shit what he says.
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I come on AO everyday. Maybe not the corner but other places.
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Da Corner is dead.
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[color=darkred]Facebook did not kill AO -- attrition and the lack of membership growth did:

[b]1.) Many of the people from AO came over in the late 1990s from the old Black Voices boards.[/b] People's attitudes, priorities and interests change over a 15-year span. The people who started posting together in their 20s and early 30s are in their mid-40s to 50s now. Not to mention the online landscape has changed dramatically from the days of the AO messageboard.

[b]2.) AO's membership never seemed to expand beyond the old Black Voices alumni.[/b] With no members in the pipeline, AO basically became stagnant in both content and interests where it seemed the same topics were being regurgitated. Moreover, the format of AO never changed in all these years, which is suicide for a technology-driven social media pattern.

[b]3.) Several members negatively dominated topics to the point where it became a pain to comment on AO.[/b] Instead of the administrators banning them from the site or implementing some sort of "Ignore" button where a person can have the option of not seeing that person's posts, these members were given carte blanche to run roughshod over topics and members. Having that kind of climate will chase off people, particularly when there are other options available.[/color]
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[quote="Najee"][color=darkred]Facebook did not kill AO -- attrition and the lack of membership growth did:

[b]1.) Many of the people from AO came over in the late 1990s from the old Black Voices boards.[/b] People's attitudes, priorities and interests change over a 15-year span. The people who started posting together in their 20s and early 30s are in their mid-40s to 50s now. Not to mention the online landscape has changed dramatically from the days of the AO messageboard.

[b]2.) AO's membership never seemed to expand beyond the old Black Voices alumni.[/b] With no members in the pipeline, AO basically became stagnant in both content and interests where it seemed the same topics were being regurgitated. Moreover, the format of AO never changed in all these years, which is suicide for a technology-driven social media pattern.

[b]3.) Several members negatively dominated topics to the point where it became a pain to comment on AO.[/b] Instead of the administrators banning them from the site or implementing some sort of "Ignore" button where a person can have the option of not seeing that person's posts, these [i][b]members were given carte blanche to run roughshod over topics and members[/b][/i]. [i][b]Having that kind of climate will chase off people, particularly when there are other options available[/b][/i].[/color][/quote]

All of the above.

Alot of new accounts but no participation. High school like cliquish.

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[color=olive]In my case, it was different.

Years ago, I was looking for an AA type chat room and found this message board through a search engine I was using at that time - Yahoo I think. AO is my first message board experience.

I use to be a member of BlackPlanet "back in da day" when it first started. Their chat rooms were running wild at that time.

I am still into chat rooms, but now I spend most of my chatting time on IRC chat rooms. Shocked [/color]
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I come on here, every now and then, to see what is the topic people are chatting about. Most of the time, now, I am on the Celebrity boards. I kind of agree with someone that the Corner, is kind of dead right now.
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Yall should let me have AO. I'd make it the number one site for AA. Cool
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Rolling Eyes Laughing
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[quote="Jellow Bee"]I lurk about every few weeks and see what's going on mostly in "Bootleg Wendy", 'cause that's where a lot of the funny stuff is and "Da Corner" seems to be "Shadow 777"'s turf now and I don' give a shit what he says.[/quote]

Stop'sounding like a spoiled desticate witch. And post some damm! articles, so we all can take part in a discussion, and it won't seem like my turf?

Oh' kiss my brown, conservative, bougie ass.


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I was invited to AO back in September 2000 by Califields (remember her?) from the now defunct Aalize.com message boards. I was just a 22-year old punk...LOL

Those were the frontier days, I swear. Smile

It was fun back then, now not so much.
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[quote="shadow777"]
Oh' kiss my brown, conservative, bougie ass.[/quote]

This is the first time you got me to genuinely smile. Happy Thanksgiving, you!
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I honestly forgot about this place.

If you think Facebook didnt have a part then you have no clue. Facebook has everything a message board has and more without the anonymity. Everything has their stages and cycles.

BP, black voices, paltalk(lol), instant messaging, message boards are still prevalent but only for information generally speaking
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For me, Facebook has taken my attention from this site. I haven't signed on in months, until today.
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Yes but just for old times sake, I will share a friend horror story a lil later lol
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Oh please the cliquishness killed this site. So when social media came along it put the nail in the coffin of this stall place. This board been around for nearly 15 years and it has no new life. The young lions have become old alleycats set in their antiquated and barricaded ways of thinking.
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[color=darkblue][b]Interesting.[/b][/color]
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there is life over here... wow...
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