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Thread: Is the aquarium hobby dying?

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    Wink Is the aquarium hobby dying?

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    Hi All You Wet Fingers,

    I have been a member here for some time. I was just wondering “how come aquatic quotient has become so quiet ever since it reopened.” Any of the senior members can highlight? Is the hobby dying or everyone moved to a different website? Cause I remember it used to be be buzzing with post and questions and hobbiest sharing their experiences. We even had senior members sharing their reviews on new aquascaping products constantly. My question is, what has happened?

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    Re: Is the aquarium hobby dying?

    I have some friends who also keep fishes too like Bettas or predatory fish. But many of us don't discuss about it when we're around one another so I guess we probably also won't do so online. But I think the hobby is still doing well today.

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    Re: Is the aquarium hobby dying?

    No, I don’t think that it is dying. Many LFS still have many customers like C328.

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    Re: Is the aquarium hobby dying?

    Probably to do with convenience. If we had a telegram chat created it’ll probably be great, with people having questions getting a quick reply


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    Re: Is the aquarium hobby dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by El-nemo View Post
    Hi All You Wet Fingers,

    I have been a member here for some time. I was just wondering “how come aquatic quotient has become so quiet ever since it reopened.” Any of the senior members can highlight? Is the hobby dying or everyone moved to a different website? Cause I remember it used to be be buzzing with post and questions and hobbiest sharing their experiences. We even had senior members sharing their reviews on new aquascaping products constantly. My question is, what has happened?
    The nature of the internet has changed. It is a lot more commercial today than it used to be. People used to pay money to host their own content - personal websites, forums like Aquatic Quotient, etc. Over time, Facebook found out that harvesting our personal information and sending us targeted ads (i.e. manipulating us to buy stuff) was profitable, and that it's a good business model to tempt us over to to host all our content there for free. So everyone has gone to Facebook. But Facebook has a different nature than a community-owned forum.

    In short, we were cheap, and we got an internet that's run by people who think of us as ways to make money.

    There are some good groups on Facebook. But the content can't be picked up by search engines easily anymore. Which probably means lots of good stuff is made and lost and made and lost again and again over the years.

    And also, separate from the above, is that forums were maybe a result of computing being done on large screens, with nice keyboards to type on. Now that people have gone to mobile computing, the size of content seems to have become smaller. Articles became shorter. Even videos too (compare Tik Tok with Youtube, maybe). People don't want to struggle with walls of text (like the one I am producing here). Image searches became a lot more popular than text searches. Video searches are now available. Why look up a written tutorial when a video tutorial is available?

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