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Old 01-05-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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Why is UPN dead?

Is it because no one really comes here that much anymore?
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:35 PM   #2
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UPN will never die! (it might just have a bigger presence on Discord tho)
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:58 PM   #3
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UPN will never die! (it might just have a bigger presence on Discord tho)
Not many people still go here...=/
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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They're on Discord, which is this decade's gimmick chat client. Forums are a bit too slow and rule restricted for the spontaneity people desire (which is why Time Out became the highest-traffic topics..) but Skype was ruined by changes. Along with the shut down of AIM, this lead to platform fragmentation.

Even when UPN had Skype, I didn't use it as often as the forums, and I refuse to migrate to Discord due to its data-mine friendly privacy policy. Yes, I can protect myself, but it takes two (twenty+) to tango, and I can't convince the entirety of UPN to use VPNs, speech modulators and revolving pseudonyms. So, the only people I'd regularly talk to would be Morgoth and damicatz.

LINE is about as good as a AIM replacement as is possible in 2019, so while my buddy list is rather small compared to the old days, I'm properly airgapped and don't really care about privacy intrusion.

UPN isn't exactly secure as an http:// website, but I really don't care at this point. I seriously doubt this website is a target of nefarious identity thieves (even though it's literally been targeted by Al Qaeda in the past).
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:55 PM   #5
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Discord has really done a number on smaller forums. Social media in general has been ebbing away at forums but Discord was pretty big hit, and this isn't just a UPN thing.

That being said, we do have a lot of people on here regularly during the day. It's just that they don't always post.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:15 AM   #6
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Is it because no one really comes here that much anymore?
It's because you touch yourself at night.

Seriously though, Discord is much more appealing to alot of people. Myself included.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:24 PM   #7
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Experts say that millennial are killing the internet forum industry.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:34 PM   #8
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Discord's probably the main reason tbh
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:48 PM   #9
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Fansites/forums will always be important regardless of whatever chat clients currently "in"! Chats are horrible places to try an lookup info months/years down the line. Meanwhile seatching on the web proper is much more doable. Forums are chats with the ability to easily re-read stuff and reply to multiple people at once. Not seeing how one could kill the other all of a sudden when they're totally different things an have co-existed in various forms for a loooong time.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:38 PM   #10
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you can't ping jerichi at 3 am on upn

simple as that
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:42 PM   #11
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you can't ping jerichi at 3 am on upn

simple as that
okay
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