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Ultimate Metal is dying

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Traxan, May 23, 2018.

  1. Traxan

    Traxan Member

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    Is what's left of this group going with it?

    You can't deny the site is going down. Many boards have had no posts this year at all. I'd at least like some warning of a move to a new community
     
  2. Traxan

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    Well that answers my question.

    Fare thee well, everyone.
     
  3. MikeyZ

    MikeyZ Nothing but trouble.

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    Lots of lurkers are still here (you can tell by the view count of each post), but it's rare these days to see either a new post or continuing thread. And when someone does post, they need to be patient for a reply.

    While it might be comforting to think that there's "another board" that people just up-and-joined without telling us, the reality appears to be that the principals have simply abandoned UM, and instead are embracing "mainstream social media" (and all the trappings therein).

    I get why they do it -- it's a much wider audience and a more influential form of outreach (read: semi-free advertising) than a specialized forum could ever hope to accomplish (and I can imagine the allure of one-million-plus "likes" might be intoxicating for some) -- but there really is no substitute for the intimacy that comes with having a "private Idaho," being able to carry on meaningful conversation with the band members and their support. It was fun to chat with Linda here, then introduce myself a year later in a meet-and-greet as "that MikeyZ guy from UM."

    Unfortunately, Facebook and Instagram are unaccommodating in that vein ("I'm that MikeyZ guy from Facebook" isn't going to make as much of an impact). Modern social media at best eschews intimacy, and at worst it fuels narcissism. The conversation is unilateral.

    I must admit to a tiny dose of schadenfreude over the TIMS' recent hacks on their Facebook page. But like the spurned love interest who has the minimal satisfaction of saying, "See? I told you dating him would be a bad idea," the victory is ultimately hollow. Even if Facebook burned up in a well-deserved biblical pyre, short of at least one band member checking in here regularly, I think seeing UM come back from the dead is unlikely.

    I'm not pulling the plug just yet (a bad month on UM is still better than a good day on Facebook). But I'm not waiting around with bated breath either.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Nate Skalman

    Nate Skalman What’s in the basket?

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    This site is a troglodyte cave, I honestly only pop on here to fuck with people at this point...discography’s ranked-BORING!!...Manilla Road?- BORING!!...news thread or liberal whine fest?- can’t tell. It’s better if you look at it as a roach motel for aspiring philanthropists. Truly a hubbub for chronic masturbaters- go look- “favorite porn actress” thread?..”males and females”thread?...lol, pathetic...
     
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  5. Johann von Marck

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    The gear page was going good for a while, but FB killed it all.
     
  6. 97reb

    97reb doom classic

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    I honestly have not posted in years. I have so many other things going on, I forgot about this forum. I still love my metal, but life goes on!
     
  7. Pharaoh's Curse

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    Forums are dead, record companies are dead, music is dead. The top 11% of the artists today get played 99% of the time and that's the crap they shove down your throats on the daily basis. Couple dudes in a recording studio writing all the material for some bubble headed pop star.

    Metal has turned into some kinda rap crap. Synthesized, edited to the grid garbage with some Opera singer, cookie monster impersonator or Emo twink.

    Good riddance, I will stick to the stuff I grew up with in the 80's, still better than anything written today.
     
  8. Red Shirt

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    No doubt UM has gone silent compared to its hay day. I used to look forward to reading/posting on topics, so many good times and stories. I still poke in when I can.
     

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