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Thread: Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

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    Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

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    Hi hobbyists

    Just wondering if there is now less people into aquascaping as compared to 10 or 15 years ago? Back when i started in 2003 or so, this forum used to be super active. I myself have taken a long break from planted tank.


    Just wondering from the low activities in the planted tank threads, has the medium of communication changed? Fb? Any other platform.


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    Re: Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

    the aquarium groups on fb are still very active! maybe its just the concept of forums which is slowly becoming obsolete

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    Re: Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhd Hakim View Post
    the aquarium groups on fb are still very active! maybe its just the concept of forums which is slowly becoming obsolete
    I wouldn't say it is becoming obsolete so much as the information architecture of the internet changing over time. Not a good thing, in my opinion - everything is becoming commercially-oriented.

    Facebook hosts stuff for free, makes it "easy" for people to organize communities, etc. But you lose quite a lot of control over lots of things. Sort of like Marshall McLuhan's "the medium is the message" kind of thing. One example are "repeat questions" - on forums you have people teaching others how to use the search function, you have FAQs, you have people linking to older posts - this doesn't happen on Facebook - what you usually get on FB are low-quality one-liner answers. Is this because of info architecture? People only have so much screen space. The dialogue box to reply is only so tiny. Maybe people are subtly cued to give lower-quality answers? Maybe people refuse to read long-form answers on FB? Maybe our entire information landscape becomes a bit lo-fi if we let FB shape too much of it?

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    Re: Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

    I will venture to add that forums existed before facebook/whatsapps/social media.
    Last time people use the forums as a platform to interact and not just to gather
    information.
    Now with social media, the first need is easily met and information gathering could
    also be obtained from facebook and youtube (which did not exist before).

    I agree with boofeng, information from forums are actually more dense compared to
    facebook. Aquaticquotient forums holds a quite a repo of useful knowlege. Doing
    a search in google on scaping stuff will normally display this forum in the first few
    top links.

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    Re: Are there lesser people doing aquascaping in Singapore?

    Indeed I found information on this forum most useful.

    Getting advice and reading up were what most the beginners hobbyists needed.

    Will be scanning for new posts daily.

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