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Old 10-27-2010, 03:23 AM
 
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over the past few weeks it seems to me that there is significantly fewer postings on this forum. Is it because everyone went to the State Fair? or just because the weather has been so good and people have better things to do? Anyone else notice this? Any reasons why you think this is so? Or am I just wrong?
Iíve noticed this too and I believe itís because of a multitude of reasons. Sure the coming elections are partially to blame but so is the fact that the housing market continues to disappoint as foreclosures are on the rise and house prices are still dropping.

It may be slow around here now but I suspect that Raleigh will again attract relocators once people adjust to the new reality of the diminished standard of living in the United States after The Great Recession. Sadly I have no idea how long itís going to take people to come to grips with that reality as many are still pointing fingers for the collapse of the house of cards.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I believe forums are dying in general. Everyone is moving on to real-time, social media which is a shame because forum posts are archived and easily searchable.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I believe forums are dying in general. Everyone is moving on to real-time, social media which is a shame because forum posts are archived and easily searchable.
Interesting point, but I am not in total agreement, partially because of your very good point on the archive and search capabilities.
I am pressing our office to initiate an intranet forum system for exactly those reasons.

I think CD is relocation-driven as their home page says, and since that has slowed there is a reduced number of new posters.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Knightdale
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I take it as the calm before the storm...

There aren't a ton of events going on around town right now, most people have their lawns figured out, and people try to avoid moving around/close to the holidays.

It does make for a quieter day at work =0)
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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I haven't been posting because I've been insanely busy. Full time student, full time Mom with busy kids. No time for fun stuff.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Efland
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I've noticed it this past year. Just think less people are relocating here. I've also noticed some of the regulars don't post much on here anymore.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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I've noticed it this past year. Just think less people are relocating here. I've also noticed some of the regulars don't post much on here anymore.
Right - And a few of the regular trolls have gotten bored and moved to live under a different bridge.

I agree that the relative slowdown in relocation has had an effect too. I qualify that statement with the observation that there are still thousands of people moving to this area each year and that the population on the city data forum probably only captures about .001% of the people who have recently moved or are thinking of relocating here.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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It's a combination of all the factors mentioned above. Message frequency is down on other boards too.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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I read/post on another cd forum in another state. It is much slower now, too.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Perhaps CD postings are a measure of economic activity?
Somebody should tell the Fed. Probably more accurate than some of the current metrics they use ...

As noted by others, forums in general seem to be a great tool as they offer search capabilities missing in some other resources. I sorta appreciate the breadth of responses here too as opposed to having your thoughts validated by your 53 best friends.

Frank
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