You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of The Slingshot Forum!    


Slingshot Forum - The Slingshot Channel Official Forum > General > Off Topic >

What is going on?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
Brazilviking
Thread Hijacker
TSF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Brazilviking's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Brazil, City of Jundiaí, State of Sâo Paulo
Age: 35
Posts: 3,450
Liked 8998 Times on 2812 Posts
Likes Given: 12774

Send a message via Skype™ to Brazilviking
Default What is going on?

This forum used to be much more active... what is happening here?


__________________
HARD TIMES COME EASY.....
Brazilviking is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2017, 09:48 PM   #2
JoergS
Administrator
TSF_ADMIN.png
 
JoergS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Odenwald/South Hessia, Germany
Age: 50
Posts: 5,701
Liked 10319 Times on 2791 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Send a message via Skype™ to JoergS
Default

Seems to me that forums are a bit out of fashion. Now there are Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups, plus of course Snapchat and more. A pity, the forum has many advantages. But that is the way things go, sometimes.


__________________
http://www.slingshotchannel.com
Inventions, Destruction and Stunts - Since 2009
JoergS is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
VWbeetle
Junior Member
 
VWbeetle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

This forum great!
VWbeetle is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 12:36 AM   #4
Drew_Bilbrey
Drew Bilbrey
 
Drew_Bilbrey's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TN
Age: 29
Posts: 3,576
Liked 3256 Times on 1569 Posts
Likes Given: 5005

Default

I've noticed the decline also. I've not posted a lot recently, because I had to handle other things, but have kept checking in. I wish it was as active as before. I miss the challenges we used to have.
__________________
You can view my Etsy shop at:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BilbreysSlingshots?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Drew_Bilbrey is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 05:27 AM   #5
NamenloserHeld91
Senior Member
 
NamenloserHeld91's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Baden
Posts: 510
Liked 93 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 68

Default

This forum needs a rework pretty bad. To much Threads (cant find a damn thing)! A real time chatt woud be nice.
A map for finding other slingshot enthusiasts! A good beginners guide!
Quote:
I wish it was as active as before. I miss the challenges we used to have
Big problem for long time user! Now challange no fun.
No Focus on shooting (extremly beautful slingshots here with fork hits)

Got more ideas but i am already late for work
NamenloserHeld91 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 09:16 AM   #6
vestlenning
Sling it!
 
vestlenning's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Western Norway
Posts: 526
Liked 488 Times on 253 Posts
Likes Given: 581

Default

I like slingshots. And spring powered airguns. And building or modding things in general. What's in focus varies. In the workshop there's a nice home grown maple fork, but I don't know what to do with it. Some new ideas would be nice, but until then it's just hanging around. "So ist das leben" I guess - nothing wrong, just so.

PS I tried FarceBook when it was fairly new, and I left. "Snap" and "Insta" etc is not for me, I'm a forum man or nothing.
__________________
diying is living!

My slingshots: http://barx.org/slingshots/

Last edited by vestlenning; 05-24-2017 at 09:50 AM.
vestlenning is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 09:33 AM   #7
bigdh2000
Administrator
TSF_ADMIN.png
 
bigdh2000's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,798
Liked 8993 Times on 5160 Posts
Likes Given: 1790

Default

Many have shifted into other mediums as Jorg stated above. Many of these other options are far more accessible to a smart phone. This was one of the few forums that had an app. None of the rest had anything that was good so those folks ended up out on these other options, attracting away from here.
__________________
Dan Hood

“All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.” - Red Skelton
bigdh2000 is offline  
Ibojoe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 10:02 AM   #8
Knallfrosch
Senior Member
 
Knallfrosch's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Germany
Age: 43
Posts: 1,236
Liked 543 Times on 361 Posts
Likes Given: 337

Default

I am not going to facebook, or any other social media to present slingshots or talk about slingshots.
I am a fourm guy too. i am too old for the facebook,snapchat,twitter,instagram s h i t
and if i only get 3 comments on a new slingshot...
so what, i build them because I like them.
If people don´t bother coming here to see whats new, it´s their loss .

Too bad we cannot link all 3 big forums together to create a mega forum.
That would be awesome...because the US forums have the same problem.
Knallfrosch is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
vestlenning
Sling it!
 
vestlenning's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Western Norway
Posts: 526
Liked 488 Times on 253 Posts
Likes Given: 581

Default

To me the small screen "smart phone" is hyped out of proportions. Short texts like SMS, email etc OK, but longer texts and especially images - ugh! I like to see pics on a proper screen, not stamp sized or one portion at the time on a "smart phone". Old fashioned? If not adopting every not so useful hype that comes along is old fashioned, then yes.
__________________
diying is living!

My slingshots: http://barx.org/slingshots/

Last edited by vestlenning; 05-24-2017 at 02:17 PM.
vestlenning is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 01:32 PM   #10
Flipgun
Senior Member
 
Flipgun's Avatar
Slingshots
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,741
Liked 4715 Times on 2233 Posts
Likes Given: 964

Default

"For everything there is a season..."
Nothing flourishes all of the time, but things go in cycles and while the forums are down some (A fact noted on other forums as well.) I have no doubt this type of media is superior to others and will resurge in the proper time.
Meanwhile this place has a rep for being a Troll Bashing, Vashkarian Stomping, Suffer No Fools kind of place and we have run them off.
Keep Faith in this place and others like it.
We'll be back.


__________________
It's just a child's toy. Don't be scared.
Flipgun is offline  
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rare sickness I don't know I'm if going to make it codido187 Off Topic 12 01-03-2014 01:50 PM
What's going on? Instinct vs Aim. KnuckieG General Slingshot Discussions 20 08-14-2013 02:28 AM
Going to a party... JoergS Off Topic 18 02-13-2013 02:48 PM
New design that I'm going to attempt pjturchen General Slingshot Discussions 5 10-10-2012 06:36 AM
Is an email going to be sent to us about winning the slingshots? epichawk General Slingshot Discussions 31 09-22-2011 08:05 AM