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    Where did everybody go?

    There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore. Even asking a basic question on replacing a Mazda battery gets zero replies.

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    Hello there...Plenty of people here, it just depends what Mazda you have and where you post...I moved your battery thread to the Mazda3 Lounge and it does have a reply btw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondee_yvr View Post
    There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore. Even asking a basic question on replacing a Mazda battery gets zero replies.
    It doesn't work for me in tapatalk anymore..... so yea I'm sure we lost a lot of folks when that changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondee_yvr View Post
    There doesn't seem much life left in these Mazda forums anymore.
    I'm registered on a few other forums as well as this one, and it seems it's not just this forum that's slowing down.
    The Nissan forum that I was very active in has pretty much died. Very little activity there too.
    Part of the problem may be that most manufacturers are now producing boring "they're-all-pretty-much-the-same" suv's and cars.
    I understand they all do it to try and stay competitive and get their piece of the pie, but there's very little out there to get excited about these days.
    I can walk into a Toyota or Honda or Chevy dealer, and not see a single vehicle that gets my heart rate up.
    Consequently, there's little reason for most people get on a forum and discuss the performance merits of a Ford Escape or a Nissan Rogue.

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    Facebook groups are killing internet forums. MOCC turned into one, and I'm sure plenty more have and will.

    Not to mention *puts on flame proof jacket* there's nothing but posts about CUVs in here. No more track days or autocross events or car meets or...anything like that. Just people complaining about their laser guided parking systems and GPS activated steering wheel warmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey View Post
    There's nothing but posts about CUVs in here. No more track days or autocross events or car meets or...anything like that. Just people complaining about their laser guided parking systems and GPS activated steering wheel warmers.
    No flaming from this guy.
    I totally agree with what you are saying.

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    That's really sad. Facebook is the worst for privacy and they're even cracking down on users not using their real names. Then of course, let's not get me started on that cesspool called, Reddit. No doubt trolling is largely allowed and/or condoned on both FB and Reddit.

    Btw, what does MOCC mean?

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    Forums are dying seems to be a popular assumption but actually I think they are making a come back! It is true that some forums are dying and those tend to be forums that are run by some massive corporation and not the founder. Another reason is some forums are dedicated to a single model where interest has been lost (and or it is out of production).

    Seems to me a growing number of people are getting tired of social media / massive all-consuming networks and are rediscovering Forums that are run by founders and or owners who actually care like this one! Mazdas247 has been going strong in various forms for 18 years now because we care!

    As I have mentioned, we are working on a complete overhaul for Mazdas247 and I have got a side project / test bed site that is helping me with the overhaul and might take off itself some day...PM me if you are interested in checking it out!
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    MOCC was Mazda Owners Club of California.

    I for one am not on any facebook groups just because I don't want to be logged into that leviathan of a website for too long. Too easy to get false info or ripped off if you try to buy a used part too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoine View Post
    Forums are dying seems to be a popular assumption but actually I think they are making a come back! It is true that some forums are dying and those tend to be forums that are run by some massive corporation and not the founder. Another reason is some forums are dedicated to a single model where interest has been lost (and or it is out of production).

    Seems to me a growing number of people are getting tired of social media / massive all-consuming networks and are rediscovering Forums that are run by founders and or owners who actually care like this one! Mazdas247 has been going strong in various forms for 18 years now because we care!

    As I have mentioned, we are working on a complete overhaul for Mazdas247 and I have got a side project / test bed site that is helping me with the overhaul and might take off itself some day...PM me if you are interested in checking it out!
    Pass down that info, lets see what the future will look like

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