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Digital Spy axes General Discussion forum

Also, Politics and Showbiz

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
JA
JAS84
Digital Spy have decided to get rid of the Showbiz, Politics and General Discussion forum sections.
https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2405661/upcoming-changes-to-digital-spy-forum/
JA
james-2001
One of the final nails in the coffin in the forum's decline.
LL
London Lite Founding member
That's a shock considering that they generate a lot of traffic over there.
SL
Shaun Linden
For a site that only became what it is because of the forum, I hope DS goes bust.
ST
Strange
Looks like another forum on its way out. A lot of the posters seem to be joining AV Forums. I imagine the politics forum was getting increasingly difficult for the moderator’s.
IS
Inspector Sands
Sounds fair enough, it was originally a site about digital media and entertainment and it's going back to that. Why they'd want to have all the hassle of moderating politics and the like i don't know, and there's plenty of other places to discuss general topics.
VM
VMPhil
One of the final nails in the coffin in the forum's decline.

How do you figure - they also say they're adding more forums to the TV section, it's just the general discussion forums that are going. General discussion forums are a nightmare to moderate even on the smallest of sites, and given how toxic the broadcasting forums on DS got by the time I stopped posting regularly, well I don't even want to imagine what the DS general forums were like.
PF
PFML84
Yeah, Rob better be on the lookout for registrations for TV Live, I can imagine a fair few DS members may make their way over to it, especially some of the more savoury characters.
JA
JAS84
Why? TV Live Forum, like TV Forum, won't have a General Discussion section either, because of Metropol.
AS
Asa Admin
Administrators banning political discussion. Just who do they think they are?

Wink

Some of the replies in that linked thread are headache-inducing. Pushing away some members is probably a blessed relief for the team. I feel for the guys at AVForums, they may be wondering why their registration count has suddenly jumped today.

Black Mamba78 on DS posted:
Well I'm not going back to TVF

In fairness, that would be a rather pointless move.
JO
Josh
What are you on about Asa? I'd definitely like to go to a read-only forum! Spouting my political nonsense into a void where nobody can hear me, bliss!
RO
rob Founding member
Josh posted:
What are you on about Asa? I'd definitely like to go to a read-only forum! Spouting my political nonsense into a void where nobody can hear me, bliss!


There's already a place like that... it's called Twitter. Wink Wink
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