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    Hey everyone,
    A few of you commented recently on the 'Current Active Users' count at the bottom of the homepage (I closed that thread and opened here). Please know that, while that is certainly one indicator of forum activity, it is not the only factor. Drum Chat remains one of the most popular, visited drum forums on the net. At this very moment there are 189 users online. That said, there is definitely a new dynamic now regarding online chat sites with most participation activity happening through Facebook groups instead of forums. It's just the new normal. Facebook, Google and Amazon domination has changed the landscape of many platforms throughout the country affecting businesses and communities everywhere (not all positively). One might then say, "but DrumsRule.com forum has 87 'Current Active Users' while DrumChat might only have 2 at that given time". Yes, but that same forum had 700 active users this time 5 years ago while DrumChat's was significantly higher as well. They might be a more popular forum overall but don't think they haven't lost participation as well. This dynamic shift is being felt everywhere, in many industries.

    Most importantly and on behalf of Drum Bum, I want to personally express my appreciation to those who 'give back' to this long-standing forum by posting comments and helping other drummers. Many come through here and they take information they need but they do not contribute or give back in any way. YOU, however, are the reason we're still here and why we still have activity. I just want to thank each and every one of you that have stuck around and continue to make this forum feel like a family to us. We truly appreciate you!
    - Tom

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    I know I posted one of those but it wasn't to be offensive. I don't recall but I'm usually on when most people are sleeping. I keep odd hours, yah but!

    Drummer is right, all sites are "quieter" than they used to be. I believe overall forum use is down but I don't think FB or other social media will take over completely. Too much attitude, politics, keyboard warriors and much other disrespect goes on with little moderation.

    As long as there are drummers, there's a place for forums.

    Plus, I have no life. Drumming on weekends, working on weekdays, foruming in between. Life's a Beech Custom Absolute until you Recording Custom out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Plus, I have no life. Drumming on weekends, working on weekdays, foruming in between. Life's a Beech Custom Absolute until you Recording Custom out.
    Ha! Too funny!
    - Tom

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    Buy Gifts for Drummers. And don't miss the free Drum Lessons!

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    I enjoy this forum...and I really Appreciate the fact that the most controversial subjects that get discussed are how to tune drums and if Ringo is a good drummer, LOL.
    Iím a pretty opinionated person when it comes to politics, religion and social issues. Itís nice to have a place where such topics are typically not discussed. Itís a break from the stress of a complicated world.
    -Brian

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    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    I enjoy spending the time here.
    I think my favorite is how personal things have gotten and how we've all really gotten to know each other.
    13pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 4pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 50 Snare drums and growing!

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    - Tom

    See the new Drum Bum Store!





    When you shop at Drum Bum or BuyGifts.com, you help with the costs of operating DrumChat.com. Please consider patronizing their fine stores. Whether you need unique music gifts for friends or just want a little something for yourself, Drum Bum is the place!

    For coupons and specials, join the Drum Bum mailing list.

    Buy Gifts for Drummers. And don't miss the free Drum Lessons!

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