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    Default Public interest in metal is falling



    http://www.google.com/trends?q="black+metal"



    http://www.google.com/trends?q="death+metal"



    http://www.google.com/trends?q="underground+metal"



    http://www.google.com/trends?q="heavy+metal"

    It could be we're going to finally get a break from the crowd. When there's too many metalheads, quality material gets drowned out by the herd, and most of those "metalheads" are johnny-come-lately kids hiding Nas CDs under the Blasphemy. As they all fade away, the times of qualtiy metal return -- which you can see by the resurgence in the old school death metal and black metal bands now touring and releasing new albums.

    http://metal-blogs.com/death/2009/07...n-metal-falls/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservationist View Post
    Public interest in metal is falling
    Nobody cares, you know. Especially at the classical music forum. Still, if you're so worried about the originality and popularity of metal, then you're way too late, since the downfall of it began at ~mid-90's.

    qualtiy metal return -- which you can see by the resurgence in the old school death metal and black metal bands now touring and releasing new albums.
    Uh-huh... Quality, yeah, absolutely... Who the hell wants yet another old school death or black metal band? I mean really, there were thousands upon thousands of records made and those genres were fully explored. There's absolutely no point in continuing to play it, nobody's interested in yet another band that plays the same stuff that thousands of bands played before.
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgray View Post
    Nobody cares, you know. Especially at the classical music forum.
    Well said. I can't help to think that all of these metal threads are a good reason why we're seeing disappearing members on this forum.

    When I first joined this forum, there were so many interesting people to talk to and it seemed the discussions were more lively, of course we're all guilty of ad homs, but I think it goes much deeper than that.

    I'm beginning to think my own time here has expired. I miss Tapkaara, Airad2, and now Andre. Thankfully World Violist is back. Perhaps Andre was right when he told me things have gone stale around here. I think I'll take my exit now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    Well said. I can't help to think that all of these metal threads are a good reason why we're seeing disappearing members on this forum.
    Nah, that's not that of a good reason, though it might be a minor one. You know, I used to (and still do sometimes) listen to metal and I wouldn't mind talking about it, but with all that serious "anus.com" business going on... it's... I don't know, ridiculous? Idiotic? Arrogant? I'm not sure which word to use here.
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgray View Post
    Nah, that's not that of a good reason, though it might be a minor one. You know, I used to (and still do sometimes) listen to metal and I wouldn't mind talking about it, but with all that serious "anus.com" business going on... it's... I don't know, ridiculous? Idiotic? Arrogant? I'm not sure which word to use here.
    I guess you haven't noticed that there are a lot members here against these metal threads. Myself, bassClef, Handlebar, Tapkaara are strongly against them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    I guess you haven't noticed that there are a lot members here against these metal threads. Myself, bassClef, Handlebar, Tapkaara are strongly against them.
    I did. You can count me in too, since I really dislike that arguing about metal being superior artistic music, or whatever. Nah, if there were to be proper metal thread the discussion I'd like to see is about current tendencies in that genre and the rock music in general, and I certainly would not like to see the same old story goin' by "metalheads" of that forum about, as I said, insane claims about that type of music.
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    Well said. I can't help to think that all of these metal threads are a good reason why we're seeing disappearing members on this forum.
    On the contrary, MI ... new registrations are on the rise - up 13% from June, and up 21% from January this year.


    The overall post count usually wanes this time of the year ... vacations and such you know. Same thing happened last year at this time, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    On the contrary, MI ... new registrations are on the rise - up 13% from June, and up 21% from January this year.


    The overall post count usually wanes this time of the year ... vacations and such you know. Same thing happened last year at this time, too.
    In that case maybe I'll stick around. I guess my initial question why aren't the newer members participating in the discussions? I mean it's great people are registering, but conversations happen when members start participating.

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    To add another statistic:

    The most popular forum here is: Classical Music Discussion with nearly 20,000 posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    I guess you haven't noticed that there are a lot members here against these metal threads. Myself, bassClef, Handlebar, Tapkaara are strongly against them.
    Then why post on them just ignore, [I have unsubscribed from all of them] but was advised to have a look at this one. nothing new it will become just ranting rubbish

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    What is up with all the metal threads on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    Well said. I can't help to think that all of these metal threads are a good reason why we're seeing disappearing members on this forum.
    Here's an alternate theory:

    This place is expanding and it's pushing out the clubhouse mentality of people who quite honestly act like dickheads and then wonder why others don't like them.

    If you don't like the metal threads, ignore. If you can't handle that, it's time to log off for good -- you don't have control of yourself.

    I can't find my "what this forum needs" thread, but that says about all of it
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    I'm new! Man, I thought that the metal numbers were fascinating! Why do you think the numbers have dropped so much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservationist View Post
    Here's an alternate theory:

    This place is expanding and it's pushing out the clubhouse mentality of people who quite honestly act like dickheads and then wonder why others don't like them.

    If you don't like the metal threads, ignore. If you can't handle that, it's time to log off for good -- you don't have control of yourself.

    I can't find my "what this forum needs" thread, but that says about all of it
    I'm sorry, your "what this forum needs" thread?

    Tell you what: take a look at mine and I believe you'll find what you're looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Amys Music View Post
    I'm new! Man, I thought that the metal numbers were fascinating! Why do you think the numbers have dropped so much?
    Because people are starting to wake up to the fact that metal is a juvenile ranting music with no real ambitions of becoming anything more.

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