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I guess easier ways of learning have taken precedence. There are so many Youtube channels and podcasts available that people are more ready to listen for knowledge at their own leisure. There are so many great kathas available online that take months to listen, so that people may not really get the time to come here and write.

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On 4/22/2024 at 8:13 PM, chatanga1 said:

I guess easier ways of learning have taken precedence. There are so many Youtube channels and podcasts available that people are more ready to listen for knowledge at their own leisure. There are so many great kathas available online that take months to listen, so that people may not really get the time to come here and write.

What he said. 

Moreover, For some reason admins around a decade ago allowed their personal beliefs to dictate what could be discussed and what could not. Many topics were blocked. 

Some members with their pack  mentality didn't like to hear members with different views and beliefs. 

 

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19 hours ago, caveman said:

What he said. 

Moreover, For some reason admins around a decade ago allowed their personal beliefs to dictate what could be discussed and what could not. Many topics were blocked. 

Some members with their pack  mentality didn't like to hear members with different views and beliefs. 

 

That’s true but forums like Sikh Awareness who allow open discussions have also seen a hit in the amount of traffic.  

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3 hours ago, v.singh said:

That’s true but forums like Sikh Awareness who allow open discussions have also seen a hit in the amount of traffic.  

Yes very true, however many years ago. Let's say 10, SA didn't have the number of users this forum had. I've used both before 2010

 

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In general, no one really uses forums a lot anymore and growth is stagnant. Usually they're populated by OG users and once they stop posting and cease their activity, others tend to follow suit. There are still some socials that have engaging talks about Sikhi. You can try Twitter (X), Discord, Reddit, Tiktok, gurdwareh group chats, etcetera. Idk man.

Sikhi as a whole is pretty much dying tbf. It makes sense that you'll see less engagement over time. A lot of people contend that the religion is being revived in the west, in particular by Gen Z. The zoomer lot is definitely kind of active, but they're mostly all talk and no action. It's like some kind of flex to feign religiosity. It's not just Sikhi though, it's all of 'em.

Not only that, but at one point you just grow up and have more serious matters to attend to.  I used to be online for hours and hours and mess around and post but now I don't even have time to do anything b/c I'm spending time with my family & getting married soon. Now, I'm just worried about making babies. Everything's a blur. There are probably others that feel the same as well.

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