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Discussion. Did Facebook make RTTP obsolete? Why or why not? If so when?

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[Mar 13,2019 1:19pm - The times they are a changing  ""]
Ok folks, serious discussion here.

Someone mentioned that most of the people on here are old metal heads who've been around for a long time. It got me self conscious about my increasing grey hairs, the world, and the local scene.

This site was an essential glue of the metal and hardcore scenes for a long time. All shows were found out through here. Bands met members through here. People bought/sold/traded gear through here.

And then at the end of every show everyone would come on here to shit talk each other.

And the random band name generator. What glory.

But now to find shows and discuss them before and after people seem to use Facebook event pages primarily. The pictures are on both Facebook and Instagram. I am not sure where other people meet band mates or trade gear these days.

But Facebook has taken a lot of the market away from here.

So when did this happen? 2010? 2012? I feel like it was sometime around then when I started using Facebook event pages to find out about shows regularly. Possibly earlier.

How has this changed the scene?

What can we do about it?


Am
I
Wrong?
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[Mar 13,2019 1:27pm - the_reverend ""]
facebook is currently down.
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[Mar 13,2019 1:28pm - the_reverend ""]
LOL
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[Mar 13,2019 1:35pm - the_reverend ""]
I would say 2012-2013 was where I noticed that everything just went to fb. It sucks for me since I still use this site for a bunch of things. Now, everyone has cameras in their pockets, a forum in their pockets, and that's how we live.
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[Mar 13,2019 1:37pm - the_reverend ""]
When I'm doing my radio show, I have to check FB, FB Pages, email, messenger, text, wunh text, and RTTP constantly to get requests. I always seem to miss something for too long.
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[Mar 13,2019 2:08pm - bandcamp troll  ""]
The reason I keep posting is cus I keep hoping that it might jump start the good ol' days. Also it's fun to annoy people.
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[Mar 13,2019 2:08pm - bandcamp troll  ""]

bandcamp%20troll said:The reason I keep posting is cus I keep hoping that it might help* jump start musical discussions like the good ol' days. Also it's fun to annoy people.


fixed
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[Mar 13,2019 2:15pm - the_reverend ""]
I have done more on the code of this site in the past month than the past 3-4 years.
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[Mar 13,2019 2:35pm - the_reverend ""]
I need to work the spam filtering into the text site. I also might try to do some adsense again or something. The site also needs a new server since the current server is on a limping hard drive.
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[Mar 13,2019 2:55pm - susurrate ""]
i don't have facebook so this is all i have except for when people tell me about stuff coming up/when i look at venue sites. isn't facebook oversaturated with a bunch of groups of people having back-patting orgies about how amaaaazing every single local band is now?
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[Mar 13,2019 2:55pm - Noobs  ""]
OP Is noob.
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[Mar 13,2019 2:55pm - Noobs  ""]
You guys should listen to metal podcasts instead.
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[Mar 13,2019 3:02pm - the_reverend ""]
https://www.cnet.com/news/cant-update-status-facebook-and-instagram-are-down/
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[Mar 13,2019 3:02pm - the_reverend ""]

Noobs said:You guys should listen to metal podcasts instead.


like return to the pit...
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[Mar 13,2019 3:17pm - boblovesmusic ""]

the_reverend said:
Noobs said:You guys should listen to metal podcasts instead.


like return to the pit...



Like I did with Asher! thanks for the cat metal!
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[Mar 13,2019 3:46pm - Mark_R ""]

The%20times%20they%20are%20a%20changing said:But Facebook has taken a lot of the market away from here.



FB didn't have to try very hard. At the time FB users were getting used to using things that would replace RTTP threads, like Event pages and FB groups, the number of annoying anon trolls on RTTP was exponentially increasing.

Aaron's arbitrarily-principled refusal to require logins made it all too easy for everyone to make the decision to migrate away from here onto FB.
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[Mar 13,2019 4:17pm - hey dingleberry  ""]
What about Grandmaweb? Can we get her in on this?
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[Mar 13,2019 4:21pm - Dan Hammer  ""]
Can Sonic Pulse get on this?
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[Mar 13,2019 4:37pm - Scott did it.  ""]
Thunderstool marked the death of Rttp and eventually himself.
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[Mar 13,2019 4:59pm - Broud of Shereavement sucks  ""]
inb4 DR posts the inevitable misspelled technophobic rant about the Zucc
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[Mar 13,2019 5:00pm - the_reverend ""]
I find is hilarious how many times a week, I see "Returntothepit.com is still a thing?"
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[Mar 13,2019 5:09pm - FORCED ANONYMOUS POSTER  ""]

Mark_R said:
The%20times%20they%20are%20a%20changing said:But Facebook has taken a lot of the market away from here.



FB didn't have to try very hard. At the time FB users were getting used to using things that would replace RTTP threads, like Event pages and FB groups, the number of annoying anon trolls on RTTP was exponentially increasing.

Aaron's arbitrarily-principled refusal to require logins made it all too easy for everyone to make the decision to migrate away from here onto FB.



Not all anonymous trolls were annoying.

New England Metalheads needed their safe spaces so they went to Facebook.

People were afraid to post here because they'd get ripped to shreds.

Now they have their little group of friends who feed their egos with their online posting.

Anonymous posters drove this forum and made it fun. It was not always fun but it was fun.
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[Mar 13,2019 5:39pm - grandmotherweb ""]

hey%20dingleberry said:What about Grandmaweb? Can we get her in on this?


Scott%20did%20it. said:Thunderstool marked the death of Rttp and eventually himself.


I had to stop promoting shows here sometime in 2012, I think, because WilyStool's constant rape and death threats made the board unusable.


grandmotherweb said:
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[Mar 13,2019 5:55pm - the_taste_of_cigarettes ""]
I think Facebook is coming to a natural end. It kinda sucks especially for music stuff. Don't know what will replace it but it'll make some openings for sites like this again maybe.
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[Mar 13,2019 9:27pm - the_reverend ""]
I don't think facebook is really going anywhere without some sort of disruption to it at the same game. They are a young and adaptable company with 1/2 trillion market cap. At this point, they can just buy the next big thing.
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[Mar 14,2019 12:57am - Not OP  ""]

Noobs said:OP Is noob.


Probs some 12 year old middle schooler that just found out about agnostic front for the first time dreaming of the good old days before kids were raised on IPads.
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[Mar 14,2019 1:16am - AIDS AND OTHER GROSS SEX STUFF  ""]
This board is at it's best because I post here.

Also Gmommyweb should post more flattering pics.

You look sorta fat in that picture and I know you're KNOT.
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[Mar 14,2019 9:00am - the_reverend ""]
AIDS?
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[Mar 14,2019 9:41am - Lamp Sucks  ""]
Lamp still sucks
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[Mar 14,2019 10:00am - grandmotherweb ""]
does the disapproving expression on my face make me look fat?
there's plenty of other pictures of me on this forum.
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[Mar 14,2019 10:29am - the_reverend ""]
hm.. did I break the spam stuff?
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[Mar 14,2019 10:31am - the_reverend ""]
huh, no that worked. Weird. Some are slipping through and I'm not getting the emails.
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[Mar 14,2019 12:22pm - Paul Blart Mall Cop  ""]
Is the Metal Scene in general dying?

I feel like we've been saying that forever. People are always saying the scene is dying. Whenever there is a resurgence the new members are called posers for a while till most of them leave and the few that remain get accepted till the next one.

But are young people not into it anymore?

Like the metal scene is mostly cis straight white dudes and from what I can tell in the youth that is the least cool thing you can be these days.
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[Mar 14,2019 1:30pm - Mark_R ""]

FORCED%20ANONYMOUS%20POSTER said:Not all anonymous trolls were annoying.

Anonymous posters drove this forum and made it fun. It was not always fun but it was fun.



You're right. During the time when the majority of postings were by known users, those anons that were present were more likely to be funny than not. There was a window of time where registered posters and anons coexisted with a reasonably fair balance. At some point - around 2014, although you might put it earlier - the see saw tipped hard and there was no way to tilt it back.

I wouldn't say they 'drove' the forum but it was definitely possible for them to legitimately add to the amusement for a while. Now it's the only game in town.
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[Mar 14,2019 5:48pm - the_taste_of_cigarettes ""]
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[Mar 14,2019 10:56pm - EMEM ME! ! ! ! !EM EM !  ""]
Who cares, nobody does but that guy who posts that nobody cares.

I think that persons cock is very small.

I wonder what it is like to have a small cock.
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[Mar 14,2019 11:46pm - grandmotherweb ""]
ask Aidan Kearney
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[Mar 15,2019 7:27am - wow  ""]

grandmotherweb said:ask Aidan Kearney


Nobody here even knows who the fuck that is. Why are you so infatuated with him?
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[Mar 15,2019 7:33am - PC POLICE  ""]

EMEM%20ME!%20!%20!%20!%20!EM%20EM%20! said:Who cares, nobody does but that guy who posts that nobody cares.

I think that persons cock is very small.

I wonder what it is like to have a small cock.




BODY SHAMING!!!
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[Mar 15,2019 10:39am - the_reverend ""]
not enough talking about anal anymore.
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[Mar 15,2019 10:44am - Lamp Sucks  ""]
Anal is good.
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[Mar 15,2019 12:39pm - AUTOPSY_666 ""]
This site is boring
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[Mar 15,2019 2:08pm - the_reverend ""]
yep.
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[Mar 15,2019 2:11pm - the_reverend ""]
totes/
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[Mar 15,2019 5:17pm - A reasonable person  ""]

wow said:
grandmotherweb said:ask Aidan Kearney


Nobody here even knows who the fuck that is. Why are you so infatuated with him?



She just intimated that she knows the size of his penis, so... It's something she is interested in and thinks about.
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[Mar 15,2019 8:31pm - grandmotherweb ""]
hardly. but he talks about it incessantly, and writes blogs about his sexual fantasies involving underage children.
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[Mar 15,2019 9:39pm - ME 2  ""]

A%20reasonable%20person said:
wow said:
grandmotherweb said:ask Aidan Kearney


Nobody here even knows who the fuck that is. Why are you so infatuated with him?



She just intimated that she knows the size of his penis, so... It's something she is interested in and thinks about.




R U INTERESTED IN IT


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