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Old 09-16-2017, 12:49 AM
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Are there any active forums anymore?

I visit BR, BEE and reddit. It appears that BR and BBE have all but died. Reddit is ok...but not my cup of tea. Any forums still active that aren't overrun with ****ing wannabe staffers posting reviews of the greatest ball they have ever thrown until the next release.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:04 AM
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I visit BR, BEE and reddit. It appears that BR and BBE have all but died. Reddit is ok...but not my cup of tea. Any forums still active that aren't overrun with ****ing wannabe staffers posting reviews of the greatest ball they have ever thrown until the next release.
Bowlingchat.net is a very knowledgeable forum about bowling. It has various categories for bowlers interests and Learning about the latest techniques.

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Basically, what has happened on the internet, "if you've read it once, you've read it a thousand times" syndrome.

We just need USBC to come up with a few more stupid regulations to get things humming again.

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fufu,

As far as I can tell, it seems that lots of people have migrated away from forums like this.

Seems as though they are going to things like facebook and other outlets on social media type settings.

Nearly everyone has heard of facebook, not nearly as many have heard of Bowlingball Exchange.

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Old 09-16-2017, 12:11 PM
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Bowlingchat.net is a very knowledgeable forum about bowling. It has various categories for bowlers interests and Learning about the latest techniques.
Yep, Im a member there too.

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Basically, what has happened on the internet, "if you've read it once, you've read it a thousand times" syndrome.

We just need USBC to come up with a few more stupid regulations to get things humming again.
True.....so what is the biggest hooking ball on the market?
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:12 PM
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fufu,

As far as I can tell, it seems that lots of people have migrated away from forums like this.

Seems as though they are going to things like facebook and other outlets on social media type settings.

Nearly everyone has heard of facebook, not nearly as many have heard of Bowlingball Exchange.
I follow a few facebook pages, there are so many people that whine its not a discussion....idk...miss the old days I guess. But my golf forum shutdown too.
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I follow a few facebook pages, there are so many people that whine its not a discussion....idk...miss the old days I guess. But my golf forum shutdown too.
FGI by chance? There's a small remnant of us carrying on at golfbuzz DOT com...

Of course, it isn't quite the same as before.

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:21 AM
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Yep FGI, now I'm just cruising GolfWRX
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Re: Are there any active forums anymore?

I was having this very discussion with members of an urban development forum I go to. Our posting has remained steady in the Nashville forum, but most other cities have died out. In fact, the owner of the site said if it was not for Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and maybe Chicago, Miami or NYC he would shut the forum down. Too many people migrated to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Reddit may be the one true message board left, but message boards are going away.

There are so many bowling groups on Facebook, there is really no need to come here, but I still do. I have seen the forums blow up on Facebook pages. On one bowling forum, there are over 100 posts an hour. So much commentary, discussion etc.., it takes quite awhile to read a thread.
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