Any reason why ILM is so quiet these days?

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It's mostly dead until the American posters wake up and even then hardly any action on threads.
I know most people use SNA and have a lot of ilxors just turned off ILM on there? If that is the case a mod should move this to ILE so people can answer.

Hardly any movement on ILM since last night yet ILE is as busy as ever.

Is there anyway to show unique users to ILM rather than all of ilx? 62 active users just now but I doubt they are all reading ILM.

Also why is ILM so quiet?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

quiet compared to when? a few months ago? this time last year? i imagine a lot less people are sitting in front of a computer refreshing ILX whenever they're bored in July than in February.

some dude, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

culture (politics) beyond music is much more interesting than music at the moment maybe?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe ILM needs Chris Ott to save it?
http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/where-have-all-the-music-messageboards-gone

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Sorry to come over all Tuomas, but what is SNA?

holger sharkey (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Site New Answers

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I realized that a millisecond after posting.

holger sharkey (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

be the change

j., Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't use it either Tom I keep ile and ilm tabs open but I do think some may have set it to not show ILM.

Theres hardly any polls too so that cant be blamed by poll haters. There's far far less than there used to be.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

the world has changed and we have all become metal men

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess facebook could be one reason but then why is ILE as busy as ever? Do posters still think ILM is unfriendly or has music/music discussion become boring as ilxors got older?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

balkanisation.

cod latin (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Cosmic Slop, why don't you listen to current ILM buzz-band Years & Years and post your thoughts in their dedicated thread? They're getting a lot of love!

rahrah avis (imago), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

we're giving ILM the silent treatment

and if you can't figure out WHY, then i'm certainly not going to explain it to you!

1992 ball boy (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

i think it's time for me to repost the unicorn song no one cared about last night

maybe music piracy's downgraded the prestige of music in general thus dampening meta-discussion about music? maybe "music" is a greek word and greece itself is feeling unloved these days? maybe it's time to start collecting cars?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Cosmic Slop, according to your screencap, you've only clicked on ONE of those threads. So like, why aren't you participating in ILM?

how's life, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't have much to say about anything released in the last five years or so, but if there's a thread for 'floating below the 40' Billboard singles from 1985, bump that shit.

Turn That Pout Inside Out! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

or I have read them and they havent been updated, you choose

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Whoops! I never look at the dots. Sorry.

how's life, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

music sucks, no more conversation needed

too young for seapunk (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 16:36 (one year ago) Permalink

we're giving ILM the silent treatment

and if you can't figure out WHY, then i'm certainly not going to explain it to you!

IT KNOWS WHAT IT DID

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

did someone say something

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

tumbleweeds blow....

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Sorry to come over all Tuomas, but what is SNA?

― holger sharkey (Tom D.), Wednesday, July 8, 2015 3:01 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That is super easy to mis-read...

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

c on T

j., Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I never knew what SNA was! I was thinking it was another one of those shadow boards.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

sooooo
ne1 notice how all of today's top singles are dance, urban, and/or teen bop?

is this because america is shit?

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

also I remember when everything sounded more white. even the hip-hop

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

after the last round of john v. paul, ilm's credit rating was downgraded and austerity is in force :(

e-bouquet (mattresslessness), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

also something about mexicans not having diverse music taste

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I think my continued attempts to keep the Classical Music You Buy From Boomkat thread going are scaring people away. Sorry.

djh, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

^Went looking in vain for the Like button on that post

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

You couldnt hear our metallica party? :( - pplains cranked the volume way up hoping for noise complaints

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 20:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm on a facebook music group during the day. i like it better than here now. a lot of my real world friends are on it and a lot of my ilx friends too. i mostly look at ilx out of habit.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 21:48 (one year ago) Permalink

now playing or another one?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 21:50 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, now playing. that's my spot. i need my daily dose of andy zax. who doesn't?

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 23:06 (one year ago) Permalink

ile is absolutely not as busy as ever, its nothing like as busy as ever

ilm was a bad idea and I'm.surprised it lasted this long

"see this music? it's shit"
"no its good"
"sound"

irl lol (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I started reading ILM when it was only ILM around here. You would have hated it.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

d otm, there's no accounting for taste

the late great, Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, polling usually does the opposite of accounting for taste

The Once-ler, Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe we need a new scapegoat, a la 1977 and prog rock?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

only thing that might save ilm now is if ppl agree to stop talking about music

also, the music critic thing? not a job. ignore them.

irl lol (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:50 (one year ago) Permalink

There is definitely a lack of posting in the UK morning which suggests not many brits/euros are on ilm now.

I think the lex mentioned once he doesnt even bother with ilx til the americans are awake as its so dead

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

music critics used to make lots of big posts here.. Now it feels they save that for the dayjob. Which is a loss to ilm

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:52 (one year ago) Permalink

dyou know what would be good

irl lol (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:53 (one year ago) Permalink

ile is absolutely not as busy as ever, its nothing like as busy as ever

I had thought this too (and the ad money is no longer anything like covering the hosting bill) so tonight I went over all the data I have. Compared to 2013-2014, in the past year we are down average 18% on page views, 27% on active users. People are spending exactly the same amount of time on the site when they do visit, though.

I think a couple of big Google changes have affected us:
- The change that downranked forums. This is the one that nearly killed Metafilter.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3030848/what-google-search-algorithm-changes-do-to-the-internet

- A more recent change to penalise sites that aren't mobile-friendly.

Can't do anything about the first one, don't really want to do anything about the second but may have to. I also don't think that's the whole story either.

stet, Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

interesting info, thks

feels a lot quieter than even that drop tho

irl lol (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:55 (one year ago) Permalink

stet is there any way to differentiate how many active users are on ile & ilm instead of the sitewide one?

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:55 (one year ago) Permalink

> Too young for this place, too (24).

nicely done senpai

r|t|c, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

rather archly

j., Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:37 (one month ago) Permalink

that's a good quote

briscall stool chart (wins), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I used to periodically post here over a decade ago, before I got into classical music, which is an itch ILM doesn't properly scratch. Now that I've reverted to a more omnivorous diet, this place has its charms. The metal threads in particular are incredibly helpful.

― pomenitul

i definitely am trying to work my way through "the canon" but it's difficult to talk about without sounding like a wanker. but i'm not "classical or nothing" like some folks get...

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:53 (one month ago) Permalink

ile is absolutely not as busy as ever, its nothing like as busy as ever

ilm was a bad idea and I'm.surprised it lasted this long

"see this music? it's shit"
"no its good"
"sound"

― irl lol (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 July 2015 00:25 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

virginity simple (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:31 (one month ago) Permalink

ILM is an important safe space from people who don't like it.

nashwan, Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been visiting since 2001 and quite frankly don't notice a difference but maybe I've been more sporadic in attention compared to some other veterans.

Don't get concerned with volume, just contribute to quality. It's especially important now in the modern era where there are attacks on institutions and sensibilities that provide the fuel for this art that we all love.

yesca, Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I get more of a kick out of talking about music on the ILXOR Now Playing Facebook page these days

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink

ILM is an important safe space from people who don't like it.

Like darraghmac, you mean?

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Though he insists on showing up periodically to tell ILM how terrible it Is, like a drunk at the side of the road shaking his fist at passing cars.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

"It's especially important now in the modern era where there are attacks on institutions and sensibilities that provide the fuel for this art that we all love."

see various led zeppelin threads for the very worrying diminishment of music's greatest institution and the finely-tuned sensibilities of its four members who helped shaped the course of rock N roll, and indeed culture, for generations to come.

budo jeru, Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:54 (one month ago) Permalink

when ilm went pop it started resenting rockists' need to rationalize music tastes and as the new reigning queens make sure rock discourse is kept to a minimum

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

the 21 new answers on the Pink Floyd thread today are just gifs of wagging fingers

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:42 (one month ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/kVjDllE2OcE

etc

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

dont call it a comeback iirc

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

remember when rap and rock went hand in hand and were fighting the hegemony of pop

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

the judgment night era

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

the 21 new answers on the Pink Floyd thread today are just gifs of wagging fingers

― duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes)

bad puns, if you're wondering. the ultimate outcome of all music discussion when critical discourse becomes meaningless. i'm a little disappointed that y'all are bringing the floyd puns harder than my old school floyd homies, though.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

ILM could use more folks who write about Train.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:41 (one month ago) Permalink

well, it's better than long discussions about hm, well, let's see, at what point did roger waters take over and pink floyd cease to become a "real band" i mean, yawn x1000

xpost

budo jeru, Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink

i think critical discourse becomes meaningless as soon as syd barrett left the band because that's the real pink floyd, dude

budo jeru, Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:53 (one month ago) Permalink

pink floyd rules

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:02 (one month ago) Permalink

are these the faces of nu ilm

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i agree, if you're talking about pink floyd at all in 2017 it better be bad puns and discussions of shag-carpeted vans.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 13 April 2017 23:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Caring about Pink Floyd quite the provocative stance so maybe ILM is doing just fine

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Friday, 14 April 2017 01:05 (one month ago) Permalink

jethro tull rules

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 14 April 2017 01:32 (one month ago) Permalink

"yeah i mean i liked RYM, but i just couldn't help but wonder if there was some hallowed land that'd let me talk about pink floyd AND def leppard"

austinb, Friday, 14 April 2017 01:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I Love Jeffro Lloyd

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Friday, 14 April 2017 02:13 (one month ago) Permalink

i love bernard sumner

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 14 April 2017 02:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Fat Barnie

yesca, Friday, 14 April 2017 08:41 (one month ago) Permalink

the best antidote for old ilx nostalgia is actual old ilx

Margaret Atwood should fucking die

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I like how nü-ILX immediately locked it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:25 (one month ago) Permalink

bravo to the locker of that thread, tho i date "nü-ILX" much earlier - circa the sandbox exile and addition of radio button polls maybe?

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Nothing ever got locked or removed by request nor did anyone ever get banned on old ilx.

its funny to think that in 2001 we were referring to nu-ilx already though.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

but maybe i should revise my timeline around precisely this shift. 2003 thread starts, title/premise is disparaged but conversation goes on. 2009 revive cast significant side-eye on title/premise, conversation goes on. 2010 semi-revive is a false start, 2012 revive goes nowhere, 2017 revive leads immediately to thread lock. so maybe somewhere in there was a real shift in board values/priorities, which i applaud, and perhaps this marks the arrival of 2nü-ILX.

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I personally think of moving from Greenspun as the beginning of nu-ilx but others think of stet taking over and polls.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

If you dont blame hstencil you are nu-ilx

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:02 (one month ago) Permalink

all of you are like a little baby

mark s, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

we've come a long way (for a little) baby

nashwan, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, 2017 ILX needs to contritely distance itself from its 4chan-esque past because that thread title is perfectly representative of the types of discussions people were having back in the day. Decline successfully averted!

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

By the way, which one's Pink?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, 2017 ILX needs to contritely distance itself from its 4chan-esque past because that thread title is perfectly representative of the types of discussions people were having back in the day. Decline successfully averted!

― pomenitul, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:10 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's an extreme example but like honestly go to any really long thread and get super basic opinions about tom petty and shit if you go all the way to the beginning

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

best nostalgia for old ilx can be your own old ilx posts tbh

nomar, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

otoh a tiny bit after the beginning you do get mark s opinions

mark s, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:27 (one month ago) Permalink

/Yeah, 2017 ILX needs to contritely distance itself from its 4chan-esque past because that thread title is perfectly representative of the types of discussions people were having back in the day. Decline successfully averted!

― pomenitul, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:10 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink/

it's an extreme example but like honestly go to any really long thread and get super basic opinions about tom petty and shit if you go all the way to the beginning

or read posts on the Kendrick Lamar thread, from yesterday

flopson, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

i stand by my steve vai posts

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp but just after that you get infuriating anonymous posts via a long time anonymous poster that annoys mark s :D

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:58 (one month ago) Permalink

stop trying to make fetch happen

mark s, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I was thinking of that annoying dude who you had to clean up categories when archiving

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink


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