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Old 10-03-2012, 06:58 AM
Status: "Thinking of the future..." (set 10 days ago)
 
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OK, its not always the least popular. As of late, this forum has 3,276 posts which makes it the second least popular, only the Videography forum has it worst and the Aviation forum is slightly above the African forum (3,559).

Among the World forums, they rank like this based on number of posts:

  1. CANADA (54 666)
  2. WORLD (50 688)
  3. UNITED KINGDOM (37 139)
  4. EUROPE (34 629)
  5. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (32 859)
  6. MEXICO (19 786)
  7. ASIA (11 747)
  8. AMERICAS (8 525)
  9. AFRICA (3 276)

And like this based on number of threads:

  1. CANADA (4 731)
  2. UNITED KINGDOM (1 984)
  3. WORLD (1 644)
  4. EUROPE (1 428)
  5. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (1 378)
  6. MEXICO (1 305)
  7. ASIA (750)
  8. AMERICAS (480)
  9. AFRICA (221)

And like this based on the number of posts per thread:

  1. WORLD (30.8)
  2. EUROPE (24.3)
  3. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (23.8)
  4. UNITED KINGDOM (18.7)
  5. AMERICAS (17.8)
  6. ASIA (15.7)
  7. MEXICO (15.2)
  8. AFRICA (14.8)
  9. CANADA (11.6)


Why do you guys think this forum is not as popular as (most of) the other ones?

Do you think it will get better, remain the same, or get worst?


What should be done to improve the ranking of the African forum?


 
Old 10-03-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Macao
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It's a fairly new forum, didn't even exist until relatively recently.

The mass majority of the threads were just brought over from the 'World Forum'.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: NY
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The Nigerian and brother scammers are way too busy plying their trade on the rest of the internet.

But if you want my real take on it, I would assume they are simply trying to survive.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Why are you seeking to bring your prejudices on this forum? That's what I would like to know.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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To be honest, you have to look at who is actually on City Data. The majority of the people here live in the Americas the UK. Most of the people are from the Americas or Europe somewhere.

Most of the people that are actually from Africa probably do not feel the need to discuss it on an anonymous website where the most popular threads are about west African features, or do Ethiopians think they are black, or roving rape gangs in South Africa, or how dangerous Africa is, or something equally stupid.

Or nobody really knows about it and just tends to stick to their current forums whether they be about the places they live in, used to live in, never lived in, politics and racial humor, or relationships and b*tching.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 02:30 PM
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It's a fairly new forum, didn't even exist until relatively recently.

The mass majority of the threads were just brought over from the 'World Forum'.
Yes, but this forum was created at the same time the Americas forum (its really a Latin American forum when you think about it, lol) and a few other forums.

Despite that, the reality is that the African forum is at the bottom of the barrel as far as popularity is concerned and we should try to understand why that is the case and see if a change is possible.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Yes, but this forum was created at the same time the Americas forum (its really a Latin American forum when you think about it, lol) and a few other forums.

Despite that, the reality is that the African forum is at the bottom of the barrel as far as popularity is concerned and we should try to understand why that is the case and see if a change is possible.
It's simple. We're all racists on this forum and we hate Africa and Africans. Is that the reason you were looking for?
 
Old 10-03-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Originally Posted by Antonio84 View Post
OK, its not always the least popular. As of late, this forum has 3,276 posts which makes it the second least popular, only the Videography forum has it worst and the Aviation forum is slightly above the African forum (3,559).

Among the World forums, they rank like this based on number of posts:
  1. CANADA (54 666)
  2. WORLD (50 688)
  3. UNITED KINGDOM (37 139)
  4. EUROPE (34 629)
  5. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (32 859)
  6. MEXICO (19 786)
  7. ASIA (11 747)
  8. AMERICAS (8 525)
  9. AFRICA (3 276)
And like this based on number of threads:
  1. CANADA (4 731)
  2. UNITED KINGDOM (1 984)
  3. WORLD (1 644)
  4. EUROPE (1 428)
  5. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (1 378)
  6. MEXICO (1 305)
  7. ASIA (750)
  8. AMERICAS (480)
  9. AFRICA (221)
And like this based on the number of posts per thread:
  1. WORLD (30.8)
  2. EUROPE (24.3)
  3. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (23.8)
  4. UNITED KINGDOM (18.7)
  5. AMERICAS (17.8)
  6. ASIA (15.7)
  7. MEXICO (15.2)
  8. AFRICA (14.8)
  9. CANADA (11.6)
Why do you guys think this forum is not as popular as (most of) the other ones?

Do you think it will get better, remain the same, or get worst?

What should be done to improve the ranking of the African forum?

Are you really asking or are you just trolling?

Truthfully, Africa is the third world politically, economically, and socially.

Let ask you a few questions.

Other than Africans and missionaries, who cares about or even gives a thought about Africa?

Who goes to Africa on vacation, other than on safari? What would you want to see or do in Africa?

Would you want to get sick or injured and receive treatment or surgery in Africa?

Would you want to be on a continent that has dozens of countries with unstable and corrupt government that have been waging armed conflict with various rebel forces for decades, such as Sudan, Somalia, or Rwanda?

Africa sucks so bad that even a fair amount of the Africans don't want to be there and are doing everything they can to get out. Look at how many millions of African refugees are living in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Africa is a mess and has been ever since it was divided up and colonized by the Europeans, if not before. I don't know what the solution is but I know that the first and probably biggest hurdle is overcoming and reforming the culture of corruption that permeates the whole continent and honestly, I don't see that changing anytime in the foreseeable future.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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Posts 5 and 8 hit on it. As far as reforms, I agree with philak. People tend to concentrate on forums where they live, where they wish they lived, plan to visit, and things of interest to them.

You could always start some threads reference current events or past things that have happened that spark debate or comments. I read several of the online African papers most everyday. Whether more people would come to the threads to comment on a certain story is unknown. Maybe threads with more substance would help, but I think it would be the same ones that frequent the forum now for the most part.

South Africa is certainly a beautiful country and worth a visit. Tanzania also is a stable country with much beauty. Possibly having a sticky thread on the beauty of Africa would help. They have sticky picture threads on the state forums. I enjoy seeing peoples pictures and places they have been.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Originally Posted by Antonio84 View Post
Yes, but this forum was created at the same time the Americas forum (its really a Latin American forum when you think about it, lol) and a few other forums.

Despite that, the reality is that the African forum is at the bottom of the barrel as far as popularity is concerned and we should try to understand why that is the case and see if a change is possible.
The reality is that you simply wanted to bring your prejudices onto this forum. Otherwise, you would have not created this thread.
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