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Older cubers discussions

zslane

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Forums make ongoing discussions much easier to follow, and they stick around for a long time giving them enduring value. Reddit and Facebook are much more immediate, like real-time conversations, and if you aren't part of them when they happen, then they might as well have not even happened because they just sort of disappear into the digital aether.
 

pglewis

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Facebook is actively harmful to society
Forums make ongoing discussions much easier to follow, and they stick around for a long time giving them enduring value. Reddit and Facebook are much more immediate, like real-time conversations, and if you aren't part of them when they happen, then they might as well have not even happened because they just sort of disappear into the digital aether.
One positive aspect of FB for me in general is it's a single, non-email place to keep in touch with a lot of my old friends (and some new) that are spread across the globe. I keep up with my distant friends from the 90s a lot more today than I did 15 years ago.

One positive of the Older Cubers FB group is it attracted a lot of over 40s that never visited this thread. The daily scrambles are fun, though that could be done anywhere.

I totally agree that forums have clear advantages in some departments though. I still keep my eyes on this thread even though it may lay dormant for months at a time.
 

vidcapper

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May 22, 2020
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I'm 55, and my fingers are just not flexible enough to do much in way of finger tricks, which is why I tend to concentrate on big cubes, although having said that, about 1 in 15 of my 3x3 solves is now below 1m.

Way back in the early 80s I did get a sub 1m on the dreaded Rubiks brand though. :p
 

povlhp

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Feb 19, 2021
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I'm 55, and my fingers are just not flexible enough to do much in way of finger tricks, which is why I tend to concentrate on big cubes, although having said that, about 1 in 15 of my 3x3 solves is now below 1m.

Way back in the early 80s I did get a sub 1m on the dreaded Rubiks brand though. :p
I am 54. But getting faster all the time. Most solves under 50s. And new PB @ 30.xx today. 5s faster than old. Too few solves are fast / timed.
 
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