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Ernie15
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Many of us are aware that the forum has hit one of the low points that people have traditionally complained about, but this one seems different from the other low points. In the past, the slowness has traditionally come from there not being enough active participants in the community to keep the flow of posting at an active pace, even when there were people who did their best to make up for the inactivity.

This low point now, however, puzzles me so, as the circumstances are quite different from earlier drought periods. You're all here, and we have enough people here to keep the place going almost constantly, but the amount of new posts that come in on a daily basis seems lower than it's ever been. I'm seeing threads now in the Tavern that receive 1 or 2 posts per day, and these are threads that even 6 months ago could have received 5-10 times that much attention.

Now, I'm not criticizing anyone, as we haven't even yet established the root of the problem yet; we're only seeing the effect of a problem we have not yet discovered. This is not an attack on Tavern participants or anyone in the community. This is purely for statistical purposes.

All I would like to know is, why might you be less active now than you were in the past, and what could be done to make your community experience more worthwhile? This question is aimed not at the community as a whole, but rather towards you as an individual. If you truly feel you're as active as you could be and as you want to be, there is no obligation to answer.

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MattEmAngel
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Beats me. I'm on here every day. I don't post sometimes because no one has responded to a thread I'm interested in.

MrDayCee
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Intriguing question... I wonder what the responses will come up with! =)

Riptizoid101
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Because of finals. Oh, the accursed social construct known colloquially by the name of 'school' has yet again pulled me away from my Armor Games sanctuary. But fear not, I shall soon return, for I am the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...

R2D21999
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That's... actually a good question. I think I haven't been posting more often because... I guess I've been waiting for an interesting thread to come up so I can post in it. Why are you not posting an interesting thread? You may ask me. However that's just the thing, I can't think of anything interesting.

If there were more threads that I'd be interested in, my activity might rise.

69_69_69
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I think that everyone is just...lazy. Or people are swarming to the MMO games to talk to their friends. Or something stupid like that, even though it's most likely the lazy one.

Ferret
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@R2D21999 Who posts the most interesting threads? Outside @Gantic, obviously.

Terry_Logic
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When forum games stopped awarding posts, I stopped logging in regularly not long afterwards. I don't know why. Forum games are still there, but it's just never been the same since.

I was also discouraged to participate once the forum was reformatted and long usernames got cut off. Only 65% of my name shows up next to my posts now, so since then, I've been on a quest to earn 200 quests to get my username changed to something shorter. Perhaps then I will be slightly more active here, once I move on from my Gemcraft phase.

69_69_69
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You get to change your name at 200 quests? I've never heard of this, but that makes me want to get there. I've obviously been regretting my username.

Riptizoid101
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I've obviously been regretting my username.


Wow not even 10 days and you regret it? Did a bunch of coworkers get you drunk and make an AG account, too? *shivers*
R2D21999
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Who posts the most interesting threads?


I find the ones that basically create random discussions to be interesting. Like the peeing in the shower thread. Sure it was extremely weird, but it got the job done. Random threads like that are usually the more interesting ones... to me at least.
69_69_69
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Random posts are a nice thing to find in the forums. People are starting to like very ,very stupid things. Stupid things are interesting, I admit, I like them too.

blk2860
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I dunno... life, I guess. Really just because no one else is really on, and besides that, there just aren't that many interesting threads recently. That's pretty much it. Pretty much a bunch of factors. Just a ton of other things to do, and I'm usually online most of the time, I just don't do much of anything.

When forum games stopped awarding posts, I stopped logging in regularly not long afterwards. I don't know why. Forum games are still there, but it's just never been the same since.


*twitches* AP doesn't even exist anymore.
R2D21999
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AP doesn't even exist anymore.


Notice how he joined after AP was removed.
69_69_69
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There's no goal for people to come to the forums anymore. Why come to the forum when you can play games and finish a lot of quests? Maybe people aren't seeing any benefit to coming to forums anymore.

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As I said in the thread about why you hate the forums, there arent enough topics being created every day. my short term memory sucks and even i can recognize the same threads on the same first page each time i come here. today had more new topics in the tavern than i have ever seen, but i also hadnt been here for 5 days so who knows..

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