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The forums have been active for two years! And in those two years, we've managed to achieve almost 50,000 posts, 900 members and up to 167 people online in one day! That's more than five times the amount of posts, members, and members online that were achieved in the old forum's two year life! Happy Birthday, FTF! :D
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I discovered the timeline about a year ago (thanks, StumbleUpon.com!), read it through a few times, and eventually joined the forum in november of last year.  Here's hoping that it inspires many more as it did (and continues to do) me.


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It is easy to be on the chariot of the winners. When everything is easy and simple.

When the old forum started we were usually the same 7-8 posting and managing to keep everything alive. We created discussion and internet information at earlier stage. Of course everything is easier now but  having more members has its advantage and disadvantages.  In any case this forum is just a continuation of the previous one.



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Happy Belated Birthday FT.


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It is easy to be on the chariot of the winners. When everything is easy and simple.

When the old forum started we were usually the same 7-8 posting and managing to keep everything alive. We created discussion and internet information at earlier stage. Of course everything is easier now but  having more members has its advantage and disadvantages.  In any case this forum is just a continuation of the previous one.

 

7 or 8? How did you keep it going?


The art of forgetting is inherent in human minds; the art of being forgotten  is the normal fate of knowing. We as futurists don't accept that. In the panels of the Universe, we alone will remain standing; remain unforgotten.


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It was though. At times  the forum was sleeping for days...We had users like Merlin, Miss Tomorrow, who don't use the forum anymore..

they just disappeared..

 

then the other "VIPs" at time were where Exploreatheart at heart, Azevo,  Saradus, ME, and then WJFOX too...  and few others were present as well..Nick was pretty active...

but today except me all these users are not that active

WJFox was the only moderator... and the first thread that was closed was for a discussion over evolution that went on for days and with big arguments...

but we were all friends at the end..

 

it was a solitaire place.. trolls we just had one,  he was obsessed with socialists..and would call , commies and all that...I think it was the first one banned

 

 

I made lost of  friends there...it was relaxing..not stress... I perceive stress on this forum lately..many arguments..many people ...and at times it  is hard to follow the conversations especially in the last few months..but  I expect it..i hope we will know each other better and get along better



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Today is actually two years after the forum opened to new members! :D

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There were new members in the old forum too, here it is just growing faster. I only hope we can keep following everything even when we will have more members.



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How big do you think this forum will be in May 2015? Perhaps we may have a few thousand members by then.

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How big do you think this forum will be in May 2015? Perhaps we may have a few thousand members by then.

 

The double of people will have now. Lots of repeating topics,  but of course there will be new discussions as society and technology always alter.

it will be hard to follow and the family ambience will disappear. it is already disappearing now.

there will be some new changes in the division of threads and maybe personalized layout.

eventually this forum will need to be moved once again in few years.

around 2025-3' it may become obsolete and we will have first virtual rooms. We already spoke about this.



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By the late 2020s forums will be obsolete. The likes of Skype, FaceTime and Google+ will take over.

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mmmm no that wont substitute forums...we have these things now...we have to wait the event of VR to make forum obsolete...conversations will be recorded and wont get lost.



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I could see forums continuing through the ages of VoIPs and VR.  There's a certain attraction to having conversations with relative anonymity.

 

This forum in particular seems ideally placed to continue to thrive in the future... membership and popularity will increase as more people become aware of the immense potentials the near future holds.


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I think forums will definitely continue, but they'll just be looked at in the same way that instant messaging is looked at today. Who uses it any more? Very few people.

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It'd probably evolve into something else. This is a forum generally about embracing future technologies; it would be a hint of irony if the forum itself didn't evolve in a similar fashion.


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The universe has gone from unimaginable, featureless heat to complexity and it will return in time to unimaginable, featureless cold.

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Yeah I couldn't agree no more. We may have a forum but it will be like yahoo messanger or msn...nobody ever uses it by then

  In may opinion we will have virtual rooms where we will speak and record the discussions.  We will still be anonymous If they allow us to be  



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I probably discovered the main site a year or 2 a go, but i'm disappointed i didn't even notice there was a forum until recently.  Still, nice to see that its growing in activity, i hope it doesn't suffer from the vicious circle of inactivity that kills most forums.



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Yes, I know what you mean. I often visit once-active forums that I used to be a member of a few years on and see that the last post was days or even weeks ago. Strange how sites lose popularity. Take Myspace!

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Yeah, it's easy for sites to get stale.  One of the keys is continual change and evolution--Facebook is continually reinventing itself, which is one of the reasons it's done so well over the last eight years.


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Facebook is becoming so boring lately






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